Neatorama Posts Tagged "medieval"
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/
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/
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