Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Staffordshire Hoard: FAQ

(click images for more info) Since the summer of 2009, the Anglo-Saxonist community has been abuzz over what its keepers are calling “the largest Anglo-Saxon treasure hoard ever found,” the so-called Staffordshire hoard. Comprised of over 3,500 items of gold, … Continue reading

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Physician Faceoff: Medieval England vs. Canada

Here’s what Edward Kealey has to say about the availability of doctors in 12th century England: ┬ámore valid [in comparison to dividing total population by total number of physicians] ratio of physicians to people can be obtained by measuring selected … Continue reading

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On Display: Lindisfarne Gospels Carpet Page

Probably one of the most appealing aspects of the Middle Ages is its aesthetic. We all love castles, horses, armour, celtic knots, the list goes on. So, in this series we’ll be posting images of artwork and material culture. I’ll … Continue reading

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Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

Medievalists.net just posted about Stephen Harris and Byron L. Grigsby’s book Misconceptions About The Middle Ages. This is the first I’ve heard of it, but it looks interesting. The table of contents, from Medievalists.net, is: Contents Introduction (by Stephen J. … Continue reading

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