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Medieval Map. Medium Aevum. Category Archives: Articles. Sex, Society, and Medieval Women. Seven Medieval Christmas Traditions. Christmas was an important time throughout medieval Europe, and many traditions developed during this period, some of which are still popular.

Seven Medieval Christmas Traditions

Here are seven things you might see during Christmas in the Middle Ages, which range from cribs in Italy to trolls in Iceland. 1) The Christmas Feast – It is not surprising that food was a major part of a medieval Christmas. The holiday came during a period after the crops had been harvested and there would be little to do on a farm.

If animals were not to be kept over the winter, now would also be a good time for them to be slaughtered for their food. This could leave a bounty of food that would make Christmas the perfect time to hold a feast. England’s King John held a Christmas feast in 1213, and royal administrative records show that he was ordering large amounts of food. Getting Medieval : Life Reeked With Joy. From time to time, we come across the many attempts by college students to define the Middle Ages, possibly without ever having read about them.

Getting Medieval : Life Reeked With Joy

And professors love to make compilations of some of the detritus that end up on their desks. Here is a sample: "During the Middle Ages, everybody was middle aged. Church and state were co-operatic. Middle Evil society was made up of monks, lords, and surfs. And it just gets worse from there. Medieval Fightbook. Medieval Wall - Art, history and culture of the Middle Ages. Heraldry. Heraldica. Books and Films - Terry Jones' Medieval Lives.

A Medieval Atlas. By Melissa Snell Nothing helps bring the past into focus quite like a well-executed map.

A Medieval Atlas

Here at the Medieval History site, I've provided some maps depicting parts of the world as it was during the Middle Ages. There are also many more maps available on the web. Our atlas is designed to help you find the map you need in the manner you find most convenient, and to offer you some intriguing documents of the past to explore. Maps. The section of the Sourcebook is devoted to copy-permitted maps and images. These images can be used in teaching, and in web page creation. The source of images is indicated for each image. © This text is copyright. British History. Welcome to Discovering Shropshire's History. Middle Ages. Medieval Theatre Index. Medieval Clothing- Revival Clothing. Mostly Medieval. Medieval Castle History, Design of Medieval Castles, Haunted Castles: EyeWitness To The Middle Ages and Renaissance.

Medieval and Renaissance Instruments. Germanic History. ROLL Reunion Ancient Customs of the Germans - Victory feast after a battle.

Germanic History

Germanic Tribes. Up to the last century, it was a widely held belief that German history began in the year A.D. 9. That was when Arminius, a prince of a Germanic tribe called the Cherusci, vanquished three Roman legions in the Teutoburg Forest (southeast of modern-day Bielefeld). Arminius, about whom not much else is known, was regarded as the first German national hero, and a huge memorial to him was built near Detmold in the years 1838-75.

Nowadays a less simplistic view is taken. Much of what is known about the Germanic people comes from historical accounts written by two Roman authors: Commentaries (51 BC) by Julius Caesar and Germania (98 AD) by Cornelius Tacitus. Das Drachen-Bestiarium - Select. Dragons of the British Isles. Medieval Wall - Art, history and culture of the Middle Ages. Medieval Pilgrimage Project - European Virtual School History Department. Relics are holy objects associated with holy people such as Jesus or the saints.

Medieval Pilgrimage Project - European Virtual School History Department

The use of relics was by no means a new phenomenon, it existed previously in Judaism, Buddhism and several other religions. In a world where people believed that evil and the Devil existed all around in the natural world, it was comforting to believe that good was also something that could be seen and touched. The motivation for most pilgrimages was to see and touch something holy and consequently benefit from being in contact with good. Two types of relic 'He who wishes to pray before the tomb opens the barrier that surrounds it and puts his head through a small opening in the shrine...Should he wish to bring back a relic from the tomb, he carefully weighs a piece of cloth which he then hangs inside the tomb.

These early relics were often carried in small, purpose built containers called reliquaries which were hung around the neck, almost like good luck charms. Reliquaries: Saints Preserve(d for) Us! Reliquary of St.

Reliquaries: Saints Preserve(d for) Us!

Anania, Rome. St. Anania is said to have been the disciple who baptised St. Paul the Apostle. I first discovered reliquaries on visiting Italy, years ago. Since then, I've seen a lot of reliquaries, in France and other countries, but it was that first time, in the Cathedral Museum in Florence, that I saw the best reliquaries of all. Medieval Macabre. These illustrations of medieval Devils, Demons, Witches, & Monsters are from authentic period sources.

Medieval Macabre

There are no 20th century-inspired fantasy images in this collection, nor any modern art with a medieval theme - these are the true visions our medieval ancestors had of the preternatural, the supernatural, and the unwordly. Gallery One | Gallery Two | Gallery Three | Gallery Four | Gallery Five The Hans Holbein Alphabet of Death | The Hans Holbein Dance of Death Each gallery contains 30 images. Anglorum - A Brief History of Anglo-Saxon England. The Anglo-Saxon settlement of England was no overnight affair.

Anglorum - A Brief History of Anglo-Saxon England

The late-Roman army had many Germanic elements and from the fourth century they and their families had settled in Britain. It is, therefore, not surprising that after the withdrawal of the legions at the beginning of the fifth century individual towns looked to Germanic mercenaries to maintain their security. Funny Historical Facts on Life from the Brobdingnagian Bards. Medieval Historicals. Table of Contents. Medieval Architecture, Knightly Life, and Medieval Society. Medieval Weapons. Crossbows A crossbow is a range weapon that shoots projectiles (called bolts or quarrels) consisting of a bow mounted on a stock.

Medieval Weapons

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  1. smckee2 Apr 24 2012
    I'm looking forward to your making some interesting additions to the tree.