I thought I saw a pussy cat Biblia porta, France 13th century Lausanne, Bibliothèque cantonale et universitaire de Lausanne, U 964, fol. 357v
Of the tribe of Tiger
In this run-up to Christmas-time, I have already posted twice on the subject of the Annunciation to the Virgin, setting the scene, as it were, for the nativity, adoration and annunciation-to-the-shepherds scenes to come. Having said that, I will now, for no particular reason, blog about cats. (Cats in illuminated manuscripts, that is, lest you…
Penn Libraries Manuscripts
The dog is me, the dog is you. Manuscript description and digital images can be found here at OPenn. Fol. 191r, Ms. Codex 724 Title: Bible. Latin. Vulgate. [Biblia] [manuscript]. Origin: [Arras,...
The Life of Medieval Knights
In the Middle Ages, knights were at the top of the social ladder. With the best training, the best clothes, the best weapons and, supposedly, the best manners, they were what everyone else aspired to...
What You Need to Know About the Crusades
What constituted a "Crusade"? How and when did the Crusades begin? Why did people go on Crusade? What impact did the Crusades have on Europe?