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Update Information 2006: In 2006 the Internet Medieval Sourcebooks and associated sourcebooks are undergoing a major overhaul to remove bad links and add more documents. 2. This project is both very large and fairly old in Internet terms. At the time it was instigated (1996), it was not clear that web sites [and the documents made available there] would often turn out to be transient. As a result there is a process called "link rot" - which means that a "broken link" is a result of someone having taken down a web page. 2. 3. Note: This site aims to present medieval sources. Sourcebook Contents The Internet Medieval Sourcebook is organized as three main index pages, with a number of supplementary documents. Selected Sources This is the main entry to the resources here. Full Text Sources Full texts of medieval sources arranged according to type. Saints' Lives Devoted to Ancient, Medieval and Byzantine hagiographical sources. Supplementary Documents Help! Internet Sourcebook: Multimedia

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The British Library Digital Catalogue of Illuminated Manuscripts You can • perform a quick search (this searches for a word or number in all sections of each catalogue entry, including images); • perform a simple search using keywords and dates; • look for information about a particular manuscript if you know its collection name and manuscript number; • perform an advanced search using different types or combinations of information; • explore the virtual exhibitions of various aspects of the British Library's western illuminated manuscript holdings; and • check the illustrated glossaries of terms. • download digital images for further reuse such as in educational contexts, placing on your blog or sharing with others. Please see guidance notes on Access and Reuse. Updated 15 January 2016. Please note that cataloguing of manuscripts in the Additional collection is in progress, and that manuscripts in the Cotton collection are not yet included in the Catalogue.

Lady Godiva Godiva (/ɡəˈdaɪvə/; Old English: Godgifu[1]), known as Lady Godiva, was an 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman who, according to a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants. The name "Peeping Tom" for a voyeur originates from later versions of this legend in which a man named Tom had watched her ride and was struck blind or dead.[citation needed] Historical figure[edit] Lady Godiva statue by Sir William Reid Dick unveiled at midday on 22 October 1949 in Broadgate, Coventry, a £20,000 gift from Mr W. H.

Medieval Children - Daily Life for Children in the Middle Ages Recent scholarship has shed some much-needed light on the lives of medieval children and dispelled many misconceptions about how they were regarded and treated by their elders. These sites offer some details of daily life for children in the Middle Ages. The Medieval Child, Part 1: IntroductionThe first in a series of articles exploring the status and daily life of children in the Middle Ages, Part I examines the concept of childhood, the importance of children, and the question of affection in the medieval family.

Guide Rouen Hours c.1460-75 |New Files| |Dismembered Manuscripts| |CHD Guides| |Tutorial| |Books of Hours| |Incunabula| |Calendars| |CHD Miscellanea| Credit must here be given to David Carlson and the D&D Galleries in Somerville, who, on the request of students and scholars, has left a 9Mb directory on his webserver without prospect of any commercial profit. Salute and respect to this high class of sales promotion.

Countess Godiva Countess Godiva Lady Godiva by John Collier A legend is a valuable asset to any location, over the years attracting many pilgrims, visitors and tourists to the area associated with it; one has only to think of legendary figures like Robin Hood or King Arthur. Indeed so valuable is the legend of King Arthur that he is associated with many parts of the British Isles. The value and strength of a good legend lies in its relevance to and interpretation by the audience of the time and not allowing historical facts get in the way of the creation of an heroic figure, but the dangers are of an idealised or nostalgic view of our past.

Medieval Society and Culture Medieval Society and Culture Medieval society was different, but not so different as to be totally alien to what we experience in the 20th century. In the 14th century, people were born, grew up, fell in love, married, had children, and died. People ate, got sick, took baths, dressed up for special occasions, went to church, attended wedding receptions, gossiped, got drunk, went to work with hangovers, committed adultery, beat their spouses, looked after their elderly parents, grieved for their dead, went off to war, engaged in unprotected sex as adolescents., celebrated Christmas, went skinnydipping, kept dogs as pets, and consulted horoscopes. Yes, there was a lot about the 14th century that we would find familiar. The language spoken by the common people of England would be barely comprehensible to the 20th century American ear, as can be seen by this bit from Chaucer .

Project Avalon - Klaus Dona: The Hidden History of the Human Race Click here for the PDF version of this interview (20 pages) Click here for the video presentation March 2010 **Ed note: Some transcripts contain words or phrases that are inaudible or difficult to hear and are, therefore, designated in square brackets. untitled An intensely illustrated florilegium of meditations and prayers drawing from Song of Songs and Augustine’s De Trinitate, among other texts, the Rothschild Canticles is remarkable for its full-page miniatures, historiated initials, and drawings, which show the work of multiple artists. See: Hamburger, Jeffrey. 1990. The Rothschild canticles: Art and mysticism in Flanders and the Rhineland circa 1300. New Haven: Yale University Press.

Robin Hood Robin Hood (spelled Robyn Hode in older manuscripts) is a heroic outlaw in English folklore, and, according to legend, was also a highly skilled archer and swordsman. Although such behaviour was not part of his original character, since the beginning of the 19th century[1] he has become known for "robbing from the rich and giving to the poor",[2] assisted by a group of fellow outlaws known as his "Merry Men".[3] Traditionally, Robin Hood and his men are depicted wearing Lincoln green clothes.[4] The origin of the legend is asserted by some to have been actual outlaws, or ballads or tales of outlaws.[5] History[edit] In popular culture, Robin Hood and his band of "merry men" are usually portrayed as living in Sherwood Forest, in Nottinghamshire, where much of the action in the early ballads takes place.[7] So does the very first recorded Robin Hood song, four lines from the early 15th century, beginning: "Robyn hode in scherewode stod. Early references[edit]

Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: Art history basics First things first (you are here) The materials and techniques artists use Art 1010 Prehistoric art in Europe and West Asia

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