Neatorama Posts Tagged "manuscripts"
Medieval Manuscript Shows a Cat Riding a Horse...

(Photo: The National Library of France)The blog of...  ...I interviewed him 3 weeks ago. He's an expert on manuscripts , which is how he was able to dig up this funny im...

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 competitions of playing air-guitar were held annuallyThese competitions were instituted by Bill & Ted during their excelle...

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 canonical gospels, perhaps because it was written under demanding conditions. Here's a medieval manuscript illumination showing Mark in a portable writing desk. It is conven...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/02/17/Dragon-Mounted-Writing-Desk/
How to Make a Cooked Bird Sing, c. 1450...

(Photo: Luttrell Psalter, British Library)The Viviender is a Fifteenth Century book written in Middle French. It contains 60 recipies as well as household tips and medical advice. One of the recipies is ideal for Thanksg...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/29/How-to-Make-a-Cooked-Bird-Sing-c-1450/
Diving Equipment Designs, c. 1459...

According to Retronaut, these images show diving suit designs from Hans Talhoffer’s 1459 book Alte Armatur und Ringkunst. I can’t confirm that, but I can confirm that Talhoffer’s classic text on the Eur...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/11/02/Diving-Equipment-Designs-c-1459/
Medieval Yoda...

Long ago, in a kingdom far, far away, a young Jedi knight forsook his lightsaber and speeder bike for a lance and a sturgeon. Erik Krawkkel, a medieval book historian, spotted this image in a Fourteenth Century English d...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/02/Medieval-Yoda/
Medieval Manuscript Mended with Silk Thread...

There's a hole in your Fifteenth Century manuscript. How are you going to fix it? At some point during the history of this manuscript housed at Uppsala University in Sweden, the solution was to embroider the holes.Link -...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/22/Medieval-Manuscript-Mended-with-Silk-Thread/
Discarded Images...

This certainly looks like an ad for the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, but it was published about 1305. Discarded Images is a collection of medieval illustrations and manuscript illuminations that cover the entire...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/14/Discarded-Images/
Medieval Manuscript Peed on by a Cat...

Cursed cats! They are so fond of disrupting human work, especially medieval manuscript composition. In 1420, a scribe in what is now the Netherlands discovered that a cat had urinated on a page that he had written. He ad...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/22/Medieval-Manuscript-Peed-on-by-a-Cat/
People of Timbuktu save Manuscripts from Invaders

The Ahmed Baba Institute of Higher Learning and Is...  ...on of 30,000 of the world's most precious ancient manuscripts . Or it did until recently. On January 23rd, al-Qa...  ...t 40 of his 72 years on earth taking care of rare manuscripts . The illiterate old man, who walks with a cane an...  ...ucated elite wo...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/02/05/People-of-Timbuktu-save-Manuscripts-from-Invaders/




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