- Prof. de Breeze wonders if "maybe I'll make it into Scott Nokes's Morning Medieval Miscellany" for a post on Ælfric's De Temporibus Anni and how it seduced at least one young innocent into the world of medievalism. How could I deny someone like that?
- Steve Muhlberger has an account of Old World and New World medievalisms meeting in a crusader pageant.
- Larry Swain is putting together a list of the required great books of medieval lit.
- Stephen Till has three new posts, including one on the diffusion of the stirrup through Europe, one on Bernard Cornwell, author of a great deal of historical fiction (whom I like very much), and the medieval term of the week, castle-guard.
- Random Dafydd has a post on the Bobbio Orosius, which is a medieval manuscript, not a little-known Rat Packer.
- Moyen Age celebrates Midsummer's Eve with a poem from John Lydgate.
- Modern Medieval has the second installment in its blog forum, on witchcraft in the Middle Ages and today.
- Karl Steel gets in on the weird medieval animal action with the zybo.
- Speaking of weird medieval animals, my brother-in-law sent me Joseph Wu's Origami page, which includes a fantasy gaming gallery.
- Also on the weird medieval animal front, several people sent me links about a "unicorn deer" in Italy. I kept forgetting to include it until today.
- Stephanie Trigg gives us a post on long garter ties, and also offers the text of "The Originall and Continuance of the Most Noble Order of the Garter, as it was Spoken before the King’s Majestie on Saint George’s Day Last, anno domn. 1616. By W.Fennor."
- The Heroic Age has several new CfPs and the like.
- Jennifer Lynn Jordan has a post on the Stone of Destiny as a medieval forgery.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
I'm back from my Cub Scout trip, covered bug bites and sun burn. A good time was had by all. Here are a few other things guaranteed to give a good time. Today's Miscellany seems to have a bunch of strange medieval animals.