Neatorama Posts Tagged "Medieval"
How to Keep Your Cat, c. 1470...

One of the adages I grew up with is that when you...  ...I ever thought possible, having been published in medieval times."If you have a good cat and you don't want...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/14/How-to-Keep-Your-Cat-c-1470/
What Medieval Europe Did with Its Teenagers

Parents of teenagers know the agony of dealing wit...  ...nagers still needed guidance and job training. In medieval times, there was a system in place for parents to...  ...mes.” The BBC News Magazine has more on the medieval system of dealing with teenagers, and some specif...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/23/What-Medieval-Europe-Did-with-Its-Teenagers/
Margery Kempe ~Author of a Medieval Autobiography

Margery Kempe, born in 1393, was neither royalty nor a noblewoman. But we know about her because she dictated her autobiography to a scribe and one copy still exists. It is the oldest known autobiography in English. And...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/11/Margery-Kempe-Author-of-a-Medieval-Autobiography/
The Great Medieval Water Myth

How many times have we heard that people in medieval Europe drank so much beer and wine because water...  ...on. Jim Chevallier offers plenty of evidence that medieval folks drank water alright, as long as it didn&rsq...  ...n a sober horse to take them home. Read all about medieval...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/28/The-Great-Medieval-Water-Myth/
Medieval Manuscript Shows a Cat Riding a Horse

(Photo: The National Library of France)The blog of...  ...Photo: The National Library of France)The blog of medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel is one of the hidden...  ...t shows Reynard the Fox, a trickster character in medieval literature, racing Tybalt, the Prince of Cats (wh...  ...d in mockery.P.S. This i...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/23/Medieval-Manuscript-Shows-a-Cat-Riding-a-Horse/
Medieval Manuscript Appears to Show a Man Playing Air Guitar

Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel jokes: Medieval fact you didn't know: carefully monitored competi...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/21/Medieval-Manuscript-Appears-to-Show-a-Man-Playing-Air-Guitar/
Dragon-Mounted Writing Desk...

The Gospel of Mark is the shortest of the four can...  ...was written under demanding conditions. Here's a medieval manuscript illumination showing Mark in a portabl...  ...ng the First Century.This image comes courtesy of medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel. I interviewed him a...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/17/Dragon-Mounted-Writing-Desk/
Portents of Doom from 16th-century Germany...

If you cannot picture the End of Days in your mind, here's a place to start. Joshua P. Waterman recently compiled a collection of gouache and watercolor paintings produced around the year 1552 that illustrate the apocaly...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/25/Portents-of-Doom-from-16th-century-Germany/
Conjoined Twins in 10th Century Byzantium...

There are few accounts of conjoined twins from ant...  ...one twin when the other died. Read their story at Medievalists .net. -via TYWKIWDBI

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/01/14/Conjoined-Twins-in-10th-Century-Byzantium/




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