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Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-26 10:44
Robert and Jean Hollander have produced a new translation of Dante's masterpiece Paradiso, the third book of the Divine Comedy. Jean Hollander, a poet, was in charge of writing the verse, while Robert Hollander, a Dante scholar, preserved the accuracy of the original. Joan Acocella of The New Yorker has a review.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-09-14 20:12
Bulgarian archaeologists have discovered 15 tombs dating to the 14th century near a medieval fortress in Kardzhali, Bulgaria. Experts believe the graces may have been from defenders of the rock sanctuary of Perperikon which fell under siege by the Turkish emir Orhan in 1362.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-05 15:26
WAG Screen is creating a film based on the Luttrell Psalter, an illuminated manuscript from 14th century Lincolnshire. The film will combine images from the manuscript with live actors to produce a work which will be shown at The Collection, Lincoln’s new museum.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-03 10:18
A metal detector hobbyist has discovered a 700-year-old pendant bearing a woman's face and the inscription AGLA in Osmington, England. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-01 18:36
Archaeologists working at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland have found what they believe to be remnants of the Constable's Tower, destroyed during the reign of Elizabeth I. The tower was thought to have been lost forever.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-08-31 19:08
14th century monarch Frederick II of Swabia was instrumental in spreading the popularity of Italian cuisine throughout Europe. Now his recipe books are available through the writing of University of Bari professor Anna Martellotti.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-28 10:14
According to an article in NewScientist, the Black Death still casts a shadow over the British population by lowering the genetic diversity in the country.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-25 19:10
A unique wood-reinforced, medieval ditch has been discovered near Prague, Czech Republic. Experts believe the ditch dates to the 13th or 14th century.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-08-22 19:31
From Tavern Yard to Tourney Field, to a feast fit for kings; Stroll through time in the Courtyard Faire, where children's laughter rings; Where merchants fine display proud wares, the Craftsmen build and the Jongleur sings; 'Round the campfire, or in the Hall, we'll listen to stories told Of Ages past and distant lands, of Heroes strong and bold.
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Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-07-28 10:10
In the Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies, researcher Steven Muhlberger discusses life in late 14th century England in an essay entitled "Economic Change and Social Tension in the Late Fourteenth Century."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-07-05 18:04
Archaeologists are excited over the revelations discovered during the excavation of graves on Lazzaretto, an island in the lagoon of Venice where the city's sick were isolated. The intensive study has led to incredible discoveries involving disease, diet and genetics.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-06-26 13:40
Scientists working at the 14th-century Pir Ghaib Observatory in Delhi, India were astonished to find instruments used to tell time and study the celestial skies including a "zenith tube" through which the moon could be observed.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Fri, 2007-06-15 10:15
As Clerk of Works for London Tower, Geoffrey Chaucer oversaw the construction of a 14th-century wharf which was recently re-discovered along with 15th-century stone cellars and 16th-century majolica.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-06-04 18:10
Imagine standing beneath a magnificent 14th century church mural and letting your eyes wander along its length. This is what you can experience at the panoramas.dk website which offers fullscreen panoramas of various medieval Danish church ceilings.
Submitted by Racaire on Fri, 2007-05-25 11:55
Upper Belvedere in Vienna redisplays the Medieval Collection Masterpieces of Medieval Art.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-20 18:09
Ivonne Janssens and Daniel Grandjean are modern people who live parttime in a medieval world. The Belgian husband and wife have convinced the city fathers of Aarschot to allow them to inhabit the 700-year-old Sint-Rochus tower as a 14th century duchess and her mercenary husband.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-04-18 14:29
Keith Lilley, Chris Lloyd and Steve Trick of Queen's University Belfast have provided a digital resource for maps of villages and townships in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-14 12:21
A 12th century Cistercian missal was offered recently for auction on eBay. The final price: US$49,900.00.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2007-04-04 06:35
Researchers in York have discovered a small copper-alloy disc dating back to around 1300 that was part of an early mechanical clock.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-03-30 06:57
A rare 14th century astrolade quadrant has been auctioned off to an anonymous bidder for UK£138,000. The instrument was crafted of brass in 1388 and was used "for telling time, mapping the stars and taking measurements."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-02-23 15:51
A 14th century astrolabe quadrant, discovered beneath the clay floors of a 17th century building in Kent, England, has been listed for auction March 21, 2007 with hopes to bring between UK£60,000 and UK£100,000.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-02-12 10:16
An article in Pravda chronicles the history of the brassiere from ancient Cretan underbodice to the Wonderbra.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-01-31 17:40
14th century English knight Sir John Sully was buried in the Church of the Holy Cross in Exeter, England after dying at the advanced age of 106. His great age is documented in part by a deposition in which he discusses his long military career and some of the battles in which he participated. The website includes a transcript of the deposition.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-18 15:24
Bran Castle, near Brasov, Romania, was the inspiration for Bram Stoker's classic Dracula. Now the 14th century castle is up for sale for a "paltry" UK£40 million.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2007-01-18 07:50
The caretakers of the church where William Shakespeare was baptized and buried want help to fix its leaky roof. Holy Trinity Church in Stratford upon Avon is seeking sponsors to "adopt a gargoyle" and help the church provide the extensive maintenance needed.
Submitted by Racaire on Wed, 2007-01-17 13:56
The book of Tanja Kohwagner-Nikolai "per manus sororum" - a great book about mediaeval Klosterstich tapestries from the Low German language area is now available at the publishing house Martin Meidenbauer Verlagsbuchhandlung.
Submitted by lilli on Tue, 2007-01-16 18:41
Dante Allegheri, the Italian poet whose work, The Divine Comedy, is almost required reading for SCAdians, has been depicted in the past with a classical profile, his nose straight. A team of forensic archeologists is challenging that picture with a reconstructed face of the poet, featuring a flattened nose.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2007-01-02 07:24
Martin Scorsese has signed to direct a screen version of Eric Jager's book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-12-30 13:57
Hip hop artist Baba Brinkman has found inspiration for his music in an unusual place: the works of 14th century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-11-29 14:40
Construction workers in Hanoi, Vietnam have discovered what is believed to be an ancient altar from the Tran Dynasty (1225-1400) as well as glassware dating to the same period.