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The Bayeux Tapestry: Author, Art and Allegory - 0 views

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    "Abstract: The Bayeux Tapestry is a complex visual history of the Norman Conquest of England. Its creation and the story it weaves were defined by its dichotomous authorship, its physical form as textile art and its analogous narrative imagery. An examination of each these aspects of the Tapestry allows us to move closer to identifying the purpose of the unknown author in creating a textile narrative of the Norman Conquest of England. It is argued that the Tapestry was created on the commission of Odo of Bayeux, however authorship resided with his designer and artisans, who wove a story that befitted their patron. In form and narrative, the Tapestry served the purpose of advancing the position Odo of Bayeux, and the Norman claims to England. Though the narrative is not without ambiguity, the message of the moral and political victory of the Norman elite over a perjurious usurper is a constant refrain throughout the Tapestry."
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Ten Beautiful Medieval Maps - 0 views

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    "Our list of the best medieval maps - ten maps created between the sixth and sixteenth centuries, which offer unique views into how medieval people saw their world. These maps are arranged chronologically, which helps to reveal some of the changes that took place during the Middle Ages in how people created maps."
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Misconceptions about the Middle Ages, Debunked through Art History | The Getty Iris - 0 views

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    "We got a kick out of this recent io9 post fact-checking 10 misconceptions about the Middle Ages. Drawing on a particularly awesome r/AskHistorians thread, the post untangles popular myths about the "Dark Ages," including that peasants were all the same (NOT), and that women never pursued a trade (FAKE).

    As manuscripts curators who spend our days studying the visual evidence of the Middle Ages (and our nights watching fantasy shows), we'd like to offer yet more visual ammo to debunk four of our favorite myths."
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Surviving the Winter: Medieval-Style - Medieval manuscripts blog - 0 views

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    "There is a Middle English aphorism that says, 'Winter all eats / That summer begets'. Living alongside 24-hour supermarkets, it is easy to forget the once vital preoccupation with preserving the autumn harvest and stocking our larders to the brim. As we approach the sign of Aquarius, long nights and short days will persist until mid-March when the sun enters Aries, and we spare a thought for our medieval forebears in the most barren and cold of seasons. Depictions of wintry concerns and activities from the medieval era are frequently featured in the calendars which preface many Books of Hours and Psalters"
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Medieval Apps | medievalbooks - 0 views

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    " tools were sometimes attached to manuscripts, such as a disk, dial or knob, or even a complete scientific instrument. Such 'add-ons' were usually mounted onto the page, extending the book's primary function as an object that one reads, turning it into a piece of hardware."
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New Images on the Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts - Medieval manuscripts blog - 0 views

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    "Exciting news for those of our readers who might want to search for an image of a 13th-century devil with horns, an English drawing of a horse from the 10th century, rain over the Italian countryside, severed limbs or even Job afflicted with boils."
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Let's pay a visit to the Department of Awesome... | Archie McPhee's Endless Geyser of A... - 0 views

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    what you see depends on where you're standing (your point of view) Good analogies for history, etc.
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The Harley Psalter: Devils in the Details - Medieval manuscripts blog - 0 views

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    "The Harley Psalter is one of three manuscripts copied from the very well-travelled Utrecht Psalter, a Carolingian masterpiece made around 825 at the Benedictine monastery of Hautvilliers near Rheims in Northern France. Now MS 32 at the Universiteitsbibliotheek in Utrecht, the Utrecht Psalter spent at least two hundred years in Canterbury from about 1000 AD, where it was the inspiration for our very own Harley Psalter, Harley MS 603."
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Medieval Chess Pieces Unearthed in England - Archaeology Magazine - 0 views

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    "Two medieval chess pieces carved from antler have been unearthed at a construction site in England's East Midlands. The larger of the two twelfth-century game pieces was probably a bishop. The other artifact is thought to be the top part of a king."
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The Year 1200: A Centennial Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art | The Metropol... - 0 views

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    "The Year 1200: A Centennial Exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art" catalogue to read online or download the pdf
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Erik Kwakkel - 1 views

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    medieval books
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Could Duke Phillip the Good of Burgundy have owned the Bayeux tapestry in 1430? - 0 views

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    "An entry in the Inventory of the Bayeux cathedral treasury records that in 1476 the church owned the following: Item une tente tres longue et estroicte de telle a broderie d'ymages et escripteaulx, faisans representation du Conquest d'Angleterre,"
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Medieval Fashion Trends - 0 views

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    " How did fashion change during the Middle Ages? Using images from medieval manuscripts, we can track some of the changes in fashion over the centuries. The styles of dress and clothing would see new trends emerge, ranging from long-toed shoes to plunging necklines."
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Making Manuscripts - YouTube - 0 views

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    From the Getty Museum. Making parchment and illuminating manuscripts.
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Medieval Images of the Human Body - 0 views

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    " By the later Middle Ages there was great interest in anatomy and how the body worked. Medieval people made illustrations to explain medical and anatomical issues of human body. Here is a list of medieval images of the whole or parts of the body, which offer a fascinating, unique and strange views from the Middle Ages."
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Medieval London Pottery - YouTube - 0 views

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    "Published on Jun 3, 2014
    Jacqui Pearce, Senior Ceramic Specialist at MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), discusses the development of MOLA's medieval London pottery type series. The excavation of a number of waterfront sites in London led to the discovery of pottery-rich medieval dumps located behind wooden river revetments. The revetment timbers were accurately dated through dendrochronology which enabled MOLA to create an incredibly detailed typology of pottery through the medieval period. Pottery is the most common material found on archaeological sites and this precise dating information has been hugely important, enabling us to date the layers of archaeology found on our sites."
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Palaces from the Hundred Years' War to the Wars of the Roses - Professor Simon Thurley ... - 0 views

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    "Published on Jun 2, 2014
    http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and...
    What was the difference between the fortress of a great magnate and the palace of a king? A lack of differentiation dogged the medieval monarchy. Yet royal buildings were deliberately distinct from their aristocratic imitators.

    The transcript and downloadable versions of the lecture are available from the Gresham College Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and...

    Gresham College has been giving free public lectures since 1597. This tradition continues today with all of our five or so public lectures a week being made available for free download from our website. There are currently over 1,500 lectures free to access or download from the website.
    Website: http://www.gresham.ac.uk
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Videos on Medieval Stained Glass - 0 views

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    " These seven short videos explore topics around stained glass and its use in medieval churches."
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Medieval Sculpture and Nuclear Science - 0 views

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    "This 1996 video demonstrates the use of neutron activation analysis to help determine the provenance (origin) of a fragment of medieval sculpture at The Cloisters, part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. For more information about this process and a database of samples, visit The Limestone Sculpture Provenance Project

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The Quest to Create the Perfect Map - Uri Friedman - The Atlantic Cities - 0 views

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    "There are, in other words, no perfect maps-just maps that (more-or-less) perfectly capture our understanding of the world at discrete moments in time. In his new book, A History of the World in 12 Maps, Brotton masterfully catalogs the maps that tell us most about pivotal periods in human history. I asked him to walk me through the 12 maps he selected (you can click on each map below to enlarge it)."
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