The people at the Mirror continue to do cutting edge medieval scholarship and continue to release findings that the stodgy academics don't want you to know! In this article, they consider the possibility that medieval snails were as big as humans because margin doodles in medieval manuscripts sometimes show humans battling giant snails. Check the… Continue reading The Giant Snail Conspiracy ‘Unveiled’
Huzzah! Today is a great day. Richard III, despised tyrant of Shakespeare's play, is being reburied with full honours and much fanfare. A troop of 200 children followed Richard III and his funeral bier to Leicester Cathedral, and this time around, not one of the children in Richard's company simply vanished. This shows that Richard… Continue reading Justice to the “Hunchbacked Toad”
The Middle Ages wouldn't be what they are without the Mongol Empire! But did you know that the Mongols didn't always just kill people? They were also interested in patronizing scientists and artists, particularly in Iran. About a month ago, it was Nasir al-Din Tusi Day in Iran. Nasir al-Din Tusi was a scientist who… Continue reading Next Year Don’t Forget to Celebrate Nasir al-Din Tusi Day!
Have you ever wondered about the story of Lady Godiva, the medieval Anglo-Saxon noble, who rode her horse through a town - sans garments! - to get her husband, the vicious duke, to lower taxes for the citizenry? The vicious duke dared her to do this shameless act in exchange for the lowering of taxes,… Continue reading Undressing for Tax Cuts: The Story of Lady Godiva
CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents the next episode of 'Past Perfect!' (March 15-19) featuring Brett Whalen from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Whalen works on Christian intellectual and cultural history in the High Middle Ages. Among other topics, he teaches courses on the crusades, apocalyptic thought, and the medieval Roman Church. In this episode… Continue reading Brett Whalen on This Week’s ‘Past Perfect!’
CEU Medieval Radio proudly presents our next show on 'Past Perfect!' (March 1-5), featuring Daniel Ziemann, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University Budapest, who will talk about rulership in the Bulgarian Empire, foreign policy under the Ottonians, as well as Canon law under Charlemagne. 'Past Perfect!' is… Continue reading ‘Past Perfect!’ Features Daniel Ziemann