- Medieval Research with Joyce has been diligent about the new Medieval Word of the Day feature. The most recent is lawn, which doesn't mean what you think.
- Medieval Cookery has a post on GenCon and Pennsic.
- Gearwor has Beowulf, fits 26 & 27.
- Michael Drout talks about the experience of being a History Channel talking head for the Clash of the Gods series. The one on Lord of the Rings airs Sept. 21st, and the one on Beowulf airs Oct. 5th.
- Steven Till reviews Betsy Tobin's Ice Land.
- Jeff Sypeck's neighborhood has been invaded by gargoyles.
- More casting news for Game of Thrones, h/t PoliScifi.
- News for Medievalists has three new articles: One on a late medieval expedition to Canada, a review of The Bayeux Tapestry: New Interpretations, and one on the search for Leonardo da Vinci's lost "Battle of Anghiari." The later has videos, the first of which calls Leonardo "the greatest mind of the Renaissance." Jerks, always stealing the good late-medieval stuff for the modern era, and dumping all the bad early-modern stuff on the Middle Ages.
- Papa's Secret Voodoo Boot needs help picking a Latin dictionary.
- Linda McCabe has some artist's renderings of what the Ozark medieval fortress will look like. If there's one story of modern medievalism I haven't properly kept up on, it's this one.
- Mony Wylsum Way translates the Earl of Kent's confession.
- Medieval Material Culture Blog has three new links pages: Quintains, sweet bags (which are technically modern), and caparisons, for the well-dressed equine in your life.
- Magistra et Mater has a really excellent post on medieval attitudes in historical novels. If you're writing any medieval (or medieval fantasy) fiction, you really need to read this. I found myself talking aloud back to the post while reading it.
- Speaking of which, Medieval Bookworm reviews Nicole Galland's Crossed.
- Heroic Dreams talks about Renaissance Faire news, and directs us to Renaissance Magazine.
- The Heroic Age has a dozen new CfPs and other announcments.
- The Cranky Professor continues Dante blogging.
- A Commonplace Book has an example of modern manuscript production.
- The Herald has an article on Robert Henryson's The Testament of Cresseid.
Friday, August 28, 2009
Morning Medieval Miscellany
For this Friday: