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Straying into Early Modern History; a blog of European (often Anglo centric) medieval history, presented in a magpie fashion by an amatuer. Feel free to correct my errors.


someoneanyoneyou:

Jan Van Bonedale, Croniques de Brabant, ca. 1351

someoneanyoneyou:

Jan Van Bonedale, Croniques de Brabant, ca. 1351

(Source: deathandmysticism)

historysquee:

King John silver penny, 1205

thegetty:

Imaginative creatures from foreign lands, from the mind of a 13th-century scientist.
#NowOnView in Connecting Seas at the Getty Center.
Watercolors in a 16th-century edition of Kitab al-‘aja’ib wa al-ghara’ib, 1553, Yahya Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini. The Getty Research Institute

thegetty:

Imaginative creatures from foreign lands, from the mind of a 13th-century scientist.

#NowOnView in Connecting Seas at the Getty Center.

Watercolors in a 16th-century edition of Kitab al-‘aja’ib wa al-ghara’ib, 1553, Yahya Zakariya ibn Muhammad al-Qazwini. The Getty Research Institute

cinoh:

Round pendant with zoomorphic figure. XI - XII century. Size 38x33 mm.

Kievan Rus, the Vikings.

cinoh:

Round pendant with zoomorphic figure. XI - XII century. Size 38x33 mm.

Kievan Rus, the Vikings.

(Source: tumuseum)

maertyrer:

Bernat Martorell - Das Martyrium der Hl. Lucia

maertyrer:

Bernat Martorell - Das Martyrium der Hl. Lucia

Illustration from the Ormesby Psalter showing the only way to catch a unicorn; a virgin bears her breast to a unicorn (in some versions she breastfeeds it), which falls asleep in her lap. The unicorn can then be caught, and killed. The horn of the unicorn was meant to be an aphrodisiac, and you don’t have to be a Freudian to work about why. 

Illustration from the Ormesby Psalter showing the only way to catch a unicorn; a virgin bears her breast to a unicorn (in some versions she breastfeeds it), which falls asleep in her lap. The unicorn can then be caught, and killed. The horn of the unicorn was meant to be an aphrodisiac, and you don’t have to be a Freudian to work about why. 

(Source: bestiary.ca)

medievalpoc:

kerrypolka submitted to medievalpoc:

Hello! This is a painted wood statue of Balthasar I saw in the Hunt Museum in Limerick a few weeks ago. The museum doesn’t have very extensive glosses on most of its pieces (it was a family collection that became an underfunded public organisation) - all it says about this this is “probably German, 14th century”. I know very little about 14th-century fashion but the shoes look about right to me. I love his eyes.

[mod note]

Wow, this is a really cool piece! Thanks so much for getting a picture.

slovakcastles:

Bojnice Castle, Slovakia - rated as one of the 25 most beautiful castles in Europe
It is one of the most visited medieval Romantic castles in Slovakia with original Gothic and Renaissance elements built in the 12 th century and also being a popular filming stage for fantasy and fairy-tale movies.
Location on MAP : GPS: N48°46’48.15”   E18°34’40.31”
Architecture : Gothic, Renaissance
Bojnice Castle was first mentioned in written records in 1113, in a document held at the Zobor Abbey, Nitra, Slovakia. Originally built as a wooden fort, gradually rebuilt by Poznan family to stone. Its next owners included Matúš Čák of Trenčín ”Lord of the river Váh and the Tatra Mountains“, who received it in 1302 from the King Ladislaus V;  15th century - owned by King Matthias Corvinus, who gave it to his illegitimate son John Corvinus in 1489. Later owned by famous noble families (Zapolya, Thurzos). From 1646 on, the castle’s owners were the Palffys, who created today’s beautiful imitation of the French castles of the Loire valley. Today there is a museum (part of Slovak National Museum) and the castle is surrounded by the castle park, which contains the Bojnice Zoo (the oldest and one of the most visited zoos). The castle park continues in the form of a forest park in the Strážov Mountains.
The castle is renowned for its attractions, including the popular Castle Fairytale, the International Festival of Ghosts and Spirits, Summer Music Festival, Day and Night Tours and Special Christmas, Easter and Valentine`s Programmes. The romantic castle is also a popular location for filming fairy tale movies, such as Fantaghirò. It hosts the single most popular museum in Slovakia.

slovakcastles:

Bojnice Castle, Slovakia - rated as one of the 25 most beautiful castles in Europe

It is one of the most visited medieval Romantic castles in Slovakia with original Gothic and Renaissance elements built in the 12 th century and also being a popular filming stage for fantasy and fairy-tale movies.

Location on MAP : GPS: N48°46’48.15”   E18°34’40.31”

Architecture : Gothic, Renaissance

Bojnice Castle was first mentioned in written records in 1113, in a document held at the Zobor Abbey, Nitra, Slovakia. Originally built as a wooden fort, gradually rebuilt by Poznan family to stone. Its next owners included Matúš Čák of Trenčín ”Lord of the river Váh and the Tatra Mountains“, who received it in 1302 from the King Ladislaus V;  15th century - owned by King Matthias Corvinus, who gave it to his illegitimate son John Corvinus in 1489. Later owned by famous noble families (Zapolya, Thurzos). From 1646 on, the castle’s owners were the Palffys, who created today’s beautiful imitation of the French castles of the Loire valley. Today there is a museum (part of Slovak National Museum) and the castle is surrounded by the castle park, which contains the Bojnice Zoo (the oldest and one of the most visited zoos). The castle park continues in the form of a forest park in the Strážov Mountains.

The castle is renowned for its attractions, including the popular Castle Fairytale, the International Festival of Ghosts and SpiritsSummer Music Festival, Day and Night Tours and Special Christmas, Easter and Valentine`s Programmes. The romantic castle is also a popular location for filming fairy tale movies, such as Fantaghirò. It hosts the single most popular museum in Slovakia.

inacom:

Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. lat. 291, detail of f. 75v. Rabanus Maurus, De rerum naturis. 1425

inacom:

Vatican, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Pal. lat. 291, detail of f. 75v. Rabanus Maurus, De rerum naturis. 1425