Medieval houses on Rue François-Miron While wandering around the Marais, make sure to take a detour over to Rue François-Miron (map) to get a glimpse of these two gorgeous medieval houses. They really stand out when you see them in the context of all the plain gray/white 19th-century buildings that run up and down that street. Here, I translated the Histoire de Paris sign for ya: (If you're into this kind of thing, there are a couple other medieval houses up on Rue Volta, near the Musée des Arts et Métiers.) Enjoy! Ashurbanipal Ashurbanipal proved himself worthy of protecting his people through displays of strength, such as hunting lions. Like many rulers of the ancient world, he liked to boast about his victories in battle and brutally crushed his enemies. However, this vast and diverse empire was controlled through more than just brute force.
French Emblems at Glasgow: Home Welcome to French Emblems at Glasgow. This website gives you access to all the French Emblem Books of the 16th century, along with their Latin versions when appropriate. While the seed of the emblem as a genre was sown in Germany in 1531, it flowered and developed in France during the 16th century, and it was from there that it spread throughout Europe. The site has been developed, with generous funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the Resource Enhancement Scheme, by a team led by Post-Doctoral Research Assistant Jonathan Spangler, and Project Director Alison Adams. All but two of the emblem books digitised are from the Stirling Maxwell Collection in Glasgow University Library.
Le Marais, visit Paris historical district Known since medieval times as “The Swamp,” Le Marais is a museum of architectural styles. Focusing on lesser-known buildings, Patrick de Belioux guides us through the chronology and helps us decipher these stunning facades. By Patrick de Belioux for The Paris Times. During the late Middle Ages, Paris was divided into many small parcels, with narrow houses tightly erected against one another. Le Marais, or literally The Swamp, which has retained its name to this day and now comprises the 3rd and 4th arrondissements, was once covered with tiny irrigated fields that produced vegetables for the city.
Order of Emblems Alciato's Book of EmblemsThe Order of the Emblems This page gives you the subject divisions and titles used in the 16th and 17th centuries. We've added short descriptions of the images. Use your browser's search device to find a word or phrase. Lost Paris: Documenting the disappearance of a Medieval City If you can’t make it to Paris (or time travel), the next best thing is to head to a very interesting show of pictures currently being held at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris is a collection of photographs of a Paris lost, moments before its disappearance. Before it became the city of light, before the Eiffel Tower became its unmistakable symbol, photographer Charles Marville was commissioned to document the transition from medieval Paris, a city that would be all but destroyed to make way for a modern, symmetric and more efficient Paris. Under the order of Napoleon III, General Haussmann was in charge of tearing up streets and razing entire neighbourhoods. In the mid 1800s, Paris was essentially one big construction site. Whereas before, when the river Seine was the centre of commerce, Haussmann’s large boulevards would become the new highways of Paris.
Stand in the spot where Henri IV was assassinated Henri IV was the king of France from 1589 to 1610, right up until he went and got himself assassinated in broad daylight in the middle of Paris, in the bustling neighborhood known as Les Halles. A guy named François Ravaillac ran up to Henri's coach while it was stuck in traffic and stabbed him to death. There are two different sights to check out that mark the place where Henri IV was killed. Medieval Paris Art Home | ARTH Courses | ARTH 214 Assignments Maps of Medieval Paris The plan of medieval Paris about 1380 created at the Laboratoire de Cartographie Thématique, by Jacqueline Leuridan and Jacques-Albert Mallet. Published in Paris 1400 , fig. 2. Detail of an engraved map by Dheulland dated 1756, a copy of an earlier engraving of a tapestry then in the Hotel de Ville in Paris, that depicted the city as it was under the reigns of Charles V and Charles VI. Map of Paris by Matthäus Merian in 1615.
Lectures in Medieval History As students at a university, you are part of a great tradition. Consider the words you use: campus, tuition, classes, courses, lectures, faculty, students, administration, chancellor, dean, professor, sophomore, junior, senior, fees, assignments, laboratory, dormitory, requirements, prerequisites, examinations, texts, grades, convocation, graduation, commencement, procession, diploma, alumni association, donations, and so forth. These are the language of the university, and they are all derived from Latin, almost unchanged from their medieval origins. The organization of this university, its activities and its traditions, are continuations of a barroom brawl that took place in Paris almost 800 years ago.