Cultures of Europe
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-08-04 07:49
For several days when Finland took over Presidency of the European Union, publishers of the EU website had decided to post the latest news — in Latin. At least one of the days' posts is still available.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-07-19 19:42
Scolastica la souriete has created a new discussion list for those interested in 13th century European garb.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-06-10 08:37
The popular Romanian tourist attraction Bran Castle, associated with Vlad the Impaler and known as "Dracula's Castle," has been returned to the heir of the Habsburg family. The state had seized the castle when Communist rule began in Romania after World War II.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-27 10:26
On May 27, 1218, the first ships of the Fifth Crusade reached Egypt.
Submitted by Khalidah bint Yahyaa on Thu, 2006-05-18 13:00
Summer brings the call to Glory!
Following in the footsteps of those who first brought goods to Rome, our caravan will find Adventure along the Silk Road. Merchants will gather from far and wide, and Guards will heed the call to protect their goods against the Brigands who await them. Experience the wonders of the Middle East, brave the dangers of the Taklimakan Desert, and join friends Old and New for food and fellowship in Chang’An, the Imperial City.
Up-to-date information is located at: http//www.glorywar.org/Location:
LCCC Campground Buford, WY
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-15 13:47
Latin is growing ever more popular among German secondary students, outstripping both Italian and Spanish.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-05-13 08:25
Monasteries were a stronghold of medieval gardening in Europe. The manual labor of gardening taught humility and thus benefited the monks' souls, while the herbs and vegetables they grew aided their health.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-05-05 15:24
R. I. Moore reviews Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean, 400-800, by Chris Wickham, and Europe After Rome: A New Cultural History, 500-1000, by Julia M. H. Smith.
Submitted by Justin on Sat, 2006-04-29 07:53
Bored with solving The DaVinci Code from Dan Brown's bestselling book? Try solving The Smithy Code, created by the judge in a copyright case involving the book.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-24 14:10
BBC Europe editor Mark Mardell muses over the similarities between the power structures of the European Union and those of an emerging feudal state.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-04-17 12:57
If you're visiting Jersey in the Channel Islands this summer, you can see a demonstration of period falconry.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-04-09 16:48
On April 9, 1241, Polish knights fought the invading Mongol army at Liegnitz (aka Legnica) in Silesia.
Submitted by nicolaa on Fri, 2006-03-31 11:01
Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton, who has researched the nursery rhyme's controversial origins for Tournaments Illuminated, offers a rebuttal of a web article linked from SCAtoday.net recently.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-19 04:35
A new study suggests that the devastating Black Death may have done more than wipe out 1/3 of the population. It may have triggered Europe's "Little Ice Age" in the 14th century.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sat, 2006-02-25 11:09
Two scholars discuss a historic flashpoint and its relevance today. Antonia Ryan conducted an e-mail exchange with two scholars of the Crusades -- one who writes about Christian perspectives and one who studies the Muslim experience of these medieval wars.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-02-19 23:01
The discovery of cheese and yogurt in 8,000-year-old pots proves to researchers that neolithic Europeans practiced dairy farming. The pots were found during separate studies in Romania, Hungary and Switzerland.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-01-30 12:42
Laura Gottesman, Reference Specialist for the Digital Reference Team of the Library of Congress, has announced a new addition to the library's Music Division: The Rosaleen Moldenhauer Memorial: Music History from Primary Sources: A Guide to the Moldenhauer Archive.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-28 18:38
An article for NPR's Morning Edition looks at the history of the Swiss Guard, who have guarded the Pope for over 500 years.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-01-21 22:51
Maltacom's National Cultural Foundation has sponsored a Lm6,000 project to digitize maps from a collection owned by Albert Ganado.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-05 18:59
Vincent Fernandes of the Daiji World looks at the origins of Boxing Day from its roots at the feast of St. Stephen to a day celebrating donating to charity.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2005-12-22 11:47
Dr. Godfrey Wettinger, Professor Emeritus at the University of Malta, recently spoke on place-names and surnames in Malta’s medieval history.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-12-20 13:39
The Yale University Press looks at Shopping in the Renaissance: Consumer Cultures in Italy, 1400-1600, a new book by Evelyn Welch, which looks at the social anxieties of the Renaissance marketplace.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-12-17 09:48
Archaeologists are marveling at what appears to be a Bronze Age pyramid found recently near Visoko, Bosnia-Herzegovina. If this is a true pyramid, it will be the first ever found in Europe.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-12-12 20:27
The News Journal describes several examples of "agritourism" in the state of Delaware, including Baronage Farm in Townsend.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-11-26 09:18
Veterans of the famous Swiss Guard, who serve as guards for the Pope, are set to celebrate 500 years of service this summer with a public ceremony to swear in the latest group of recruits.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-11-14 18:58
A Swiss reenactment group, the Companie of Saynte George, is dedicated to bringing to life a 15th century military castle garrison complete with craftsmen and their families.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-11-14 13:05
"The Companie of Saynte George tries to bring to life a small late medieval 15th century military company of castle garrison with its attendant craftsmen and their families."
This group is exceptionally careful about authenticity, including requirement of authenticity for items not visible to the public. Their web site has extensive descriptions, drawings, and photographs of period clothing
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-10-28 12:05
Would you have been voted off the Iron Age island? The BBC's History Trail lets players try their skills at a number of Iron Age survival skills.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-10-26 13:48
A "scholarly resource for the study of women's religious communities from 400 to 1600 C.E."
Submitted by Justin on Tue, 2005-09-27 09:27
The New York Academy of Medicine hosts a four-part lecture series, beginning September 27, on the subject of medicine in ancient and medieval times.