- Contrary to what my students seem to believe, I did not watch the Battle of Stamford Bridge on the news.
- I need to buy this, so I can smell sexy and medieval for the ladies ... er, wenches?
- Behold what now festoons my door! Japes for Owre Tymes, h/t Per Omnia Saecula.
- Psalm 23, in Old English and Latin.
- Would you like to see images of castle walls? Of course you would!
- Here's a post mentioning the Lacnunga and honoring fennel. It probably says something about me that my heart began to beat faster as I read it.
- Lingwe begins a series on Tolkien's "Errantry."
- JJ Cohen discusses a connection between Old Norse and children's lit ... well, tween lit, I guess.
- Julie K. Rose tells us of the uses of dragon's blood, which unfortunately is an herb and not what I'd hoped.
- Heroic Dreams has a post on medieval and renaissance costumes, a Guide to Medieval Weapons for Writers (I'm still waiting for a guide to medieval writers for weaponsmiths), and more mini trebuchets.
- As always, new CfPs at The Heroic Age. Grad students and junior faculty: If you've got a paper, there's a session out there that's a perfect fit.
- According to Henchminion, "There are now officially four extant manuscripts of Fiore dei Liberi's Flower of Battle." Openlice, this is a big deal.
- Jonathan Jarrett has "Feudal Transformations IX," which he suggested in an earlier comment will be the last one. if it really is the last, perhaps a post consisting of links to the whole shebang together? He also discusses the debate over Greenland, Vikings, the medieval warm period, and Christianity.
- Jarrett's post reminded me of NOAA's old dishonest position regarding the Medieval Warm Period (which said there was no medieval warm period, and then offered as the only evidence a study that argued no such thing), followed by their quiet revision of that five months ago. That revision still stands. It's still mealy-mouthed, but better than publishing ridiculous.
Friday, September 26, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
You can't be too thin, too rich, or too medieval.