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A Medieval Recipe For Healing the Stomach

Originally posted on La Bella Donna:
Daily life in the middle ages was like the fine line between Carnivale and Lent, as immoralized by Pieter Bruegel in 1559. It’s a battle between feast and famine, a lifestyle of fasting and abstinence or a lifestye of drunkeness and revelry (Il Corpo nel Medioevo, J. LeGoff). When…

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Found Upon the Web 4/20/14

This week’s searching of the depths of the Internet cast ashore forks, a new start date for Rome, a new set of digitized manuscripts at the British Library, and more – including really creepy stuff on an island in the Venetian lagoon.

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Period or Not… Names

Originally posted on East Kingdom Gazette:
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found…

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Period or Not… Names

Originally posted on East Kingdom Gazette:
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found…

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Period or Not…Names

Originally posted on East Kingdom Gazette:
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found…

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Period or Not… Names

Originally posted on East Kingdom Gazette:
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found…

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Period or Not…Names

Originally posted on East Kingdom Gazette:
This is a recurring series by Mistress Alys Mackyntoich on whether certain names currently can be documented to period based on existing evidence..  There are a lot of names that people think are medieval, but actually aren’t, and others which people think are modern, but in fact are found…

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Found Upon the Web 4/13/14

This week in medieval things on the Interwebs: Embroidering nuns, painting monks, “the gospel of Jesus’ wife”, and a comparison between Greco-Roman and Slavic gods.  

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***Update – 2***

Originally posted on Gazzetta di Simone da Venezia:
Today I added a couple of pdf versions of fencing manuals found on the web to the Manuscripts page. One is and English translation of “Great Representation of the Art and Use of Fencing” by Ridolfo Capoferro. The other is a pdf of “Academie de l’Espée” by…

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Found Upon the Web 4/6/14

This week’s news includes the disturbing new theory that the bacteria responsible for the Black Death is airborne, not carried by fleas. Ick.  For info on that and some (occasionally icky) news from the medievalverse, read on!  

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