Neatorama Posts Tagged "medieval"
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/
Top 10 Monsters of the Middle Ages...

(Image: Paul K) Medievalists has a roundup of your favorite beasts from the Eu...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/10/16/Top-10-Monsters-of-the-Middle-Ages/
The Vegetable Lamb of Tartary...

In the Middle Ages, certain texts described a plan...  ...n uncivilized sections of Europe and Central Asia. Medieval texts described two varieties of the Vegetable La...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/15/The-Vegetable-Lamb-of-Tartary/
Now That's A Costume For A Dark Knight...

Can't decide between dressing in your favorite superhero costume or like a knight? Then do both with this brilliant suit of armor by Etsy seller CreationsChristopher. Of course, you might need to be Bruce Wayne to actual...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/09/13/Now-Thats-A-Costume-For-A-Dark-Knight/
How to Treat College Freshmen in 1495...

(Image: University of Wisconsin-Platte)Ask the Pas...  ...te)Ask the Past is a delightful blog that conveys medieval advice to modern readers. For example, would you...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/28/How-to-Treat-College-Freshmen-in-1495/
Medieval Yoda

Long ago, in a kingdom far, far away, a young Jedi...  ...bike for a lance and a sturgeon. Erik Krawkkel, a medieval book historian, spotted this image in a Fourteent...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/08/02/Medieval-Yoda/
Clever Medieval Bookmark Could Be Useful Today

This flexible bookmark design could be useful for...  ...d be useful for large tomes even in modern times. Medieval book historian Erik Krakkel explains how it was u...  ...line where he had stopped reading. Since an open medieval book often presented four text columns, the reade...  ...left off. In this case we...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/30/Clever-Medieval-Bookmark-Could-Be-Useful-Today/
Medieval Pet Names

The next time you have the occasion to think up a...  ...me for a new pet, you could go back, way back, to medieval times and use one of the names people used back t...  ...there's lots more, and names for cats as well, at Medievalists .net. Link -via Metafilter

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/06/30/Medieval-Pet-Names/
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/
A History of "Trial By Ordeal"...

Once upon a time, "trial by fire" was a literal trial, with literal fire. The idea was that if an accused criminal were subjected to mortal danger, such as a fire, divine intervention would save the truly innocent. These...

http://www.neatorama.com/2013/04/20/A-History-of-Trial-By-Ordeal/
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