medieval (Page 2)

One of the reasons this blog has only a loose theme is because of the diversity of my interests.  I once tried a more focused blog.  However, I quickly found other things I wanted to share, but I felt I’m spamming readers who came to the blog looking for aContinue Reading

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Where the Wind Things Are

This little gem comes from Grumpy Eleanor of Aquitaine on Facebook.  My apologies for not knowing the original source.  Grumpy Eleanor doesn’t list them.  Often I can Google them, but finding appropriate keywords for this one is difficult.  I am guessing it’s a 15th century something. Rarely is there soContinue Reading

Map of Europe

I so wish I had this when I was teaching modern western civ this semester.  That course covers roughly the 16th through 20th centuries.  It’s only half the time frame of the map, but my other class starts at the beginning of time and runs up to the 16th century. Continue Reading

Marginalia is any content existing within the margins of a book. In more modern books, marginalia is generally the notes an owner has scribbled to himself. Books with the marginalia of famous thinkers can become quite valuable. In the Middle Ages, however, marginalia was an art form. It was plannedContinue Reading