Archive - Nov 15, 2011

Bodleian Library digitizes Mishneh Torah

One of the most important manuscripts in the Bodleian Library's Hebrew collection is the 12th century Mishneh Torah, a guide to Jewish law handwritten and signed by Hebrew scholar Maimonides. The manuscript has now been digitized and is available online.

Renaissance Magazine's newest column: The Renaissance Herbalist

Beginning with issue 81, Renaissance Magazine will offer a new column: The Renaissance Herbalist. The column is authored by SCA member Melandra of the Woods.

Photos from Northshield Fall 2011 Crown Tournament

Northshield Kingdom Chronicler, Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, reports that she has created an album of photos from the Fall 2011 Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Northshield. The photos are available on the Northshield Gallery.

Spirits banned at Nevern Castle

Archaeologists excavating at Nevern Castle in Pembrokeshire, Wales have uncovered several slates dating to the 12th century scratched with images of stars and other symbols designed to ward off evil spirits. The slates were found in the castle's entranceway.