Neatorama Posts Tagged "medieval"
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/
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/
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