- There's more Juliana over at the Anglo-Saxon Narrative Poetry Project.
- Archaeology in Europe has had lots of new posts since the last Miscellany.
- The Heroic Age has had a bunch of new posts too.
- News for Medievalists too!
- I've posted about this before, but if regular Wordhoarder Will McLean missed it, it's worth repeating: UCLA has a nice catalogue of thousands of digitized medieval manuscripts.
- Got Medieval welcomes us to June, and has a post on how Reynard the Fox is like the early Bugs Bunny, not the later, wimpier one (you know, when the hippies took over and Tom & Jerry had to be friends -- the Dark Age of cartoons).
- Hammered Out Bits has all sorts of raw data I can't even pretend to understand, but if you're interested in Viking Age smelting, you might understand it.
- Stephanie Trigg posts some of her work on stained glass windows.
- JJ Cohen muses on how Untimely Matter in the time of Shakespeare might be used to study medieval Jewish-Christian relations. Gearwor responds.
- The Medieval Garden Enclosed discusses the scythe, and its use in not-so-grim reaping. It also contains this sentence: "I took a scything course a few years ago [...]" I'm amazed both because I didn't know scythe could be used as a verb, and because I was not aware one could take a course in performing this verb.
- Medieval Material Culture has a links page of women in armor. Why do I suspect that will result in some weird porn hits?
- Speaking of which, Medieval Silkwork has some pictures of pretty girls embroidering.
- A Stitch in Time discusses St. Elisabeth's Cloak and has a beautiful image of the fabric.
- Muhlberger has a quote about Joan of Arc and military prudence.
- The Naked Philologist points us to a medieval manuscript joke in a comic strip.
- Papa's Secret Voodoo Boot has an apology and a retraction for something said in a comment thread about Chaucer -- which, when you think about it, is perhaps ironic since Chaucer himself is famously known for retracting.
- Steven Till asks for readers' top five fantasy recommendations to new readers of the genre, and the Medieval History Term of the Week is basinet.
- Michael Drout tells us, among other things, that there will be a new edition of Beowulf and the Critics.
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Morning Medieval Miscellany
Google Reader seems to be working right for me again, so here are a few posts clogging the pipes: