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Reading the Hours

This post takes a closer look at what’s in a Book of Hours, which is arguably the most important text of the late Middle Ages. This is why...

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"Modern Love"

Heartbroken lovers today don’t need to deal with their grief alone. There are plenty of advice columns and podcasts to go to for help after a breakup ends a relationship...

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History Unrolled

It wasn’t easy being king in the Middle Ages. This was a common conclusion drawn in the literature and historical writing of the period...

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Meet me at the Fair

The telephone, the Ferris Wheel, the first public toilet, the television, the Eiffel Tower, the incubator, the X-ray machine, even the dishwasher – these are just a few of the “firsts” exhibited at world’s fairs...

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Badges of Devotion

One of the questions we are asked most frequently about medieval prayer books, especially Books of Hours, is how they were actually used...

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Happy Spring!

News flash! Eighteen “new” manuscripts were added to our text manuscripts site last Thursday...

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Hidden in Plain Sight:

Monsters and mythical creatures, birds and beasts, warriors and angels are far from unexpected in the margins of medieval manuscripts, where they supply endlessly variable subjects for marginalia...

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