domenica 14 gennaio 2007

Medieval Literature on line

Medieval Literarure Resources

This page below contains a hotlist of exercises and educational materials on my webpages. They are geared for students of medieval literature. Items are listed in alphabetical order, so if you have an assignment in your syllabus, you can look for it by title.

venerdì 12 gennaio 2007

Il Medioevo in Norvegia

Il Medioevo in Norvegia

L’anno 1130 rappresenta uno spartiacque nella storia norvegese. Un lungo periodo di pace venne interrotto da conflitti e guerre civili che durarono fino al 1227.
Ma l’anno 1130 fu importante anche per altri fattori. Viene considerato come l’inizio dell’Alto Medioevo, un periodo in cui si ebbe la crescita della popolazione, il consolidamento interno della Chiesa e la comparsa e lo sviluppo dei comuni. Dal momento che la Corona e la Chiesa assoggettavano alle loro leggi distretto dopo distretto, aumentò il grado della pubblica amministrazione e dell’autorità. Secondo gli storici moderni, è soltanto grazie a questo processo che la Norvegia poteva essere considerata un regno.
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giovedì 11 gennaio 2007

All about Turkey (first step)

The medieval madrasa

In the Middle Ages the madrasa (lit., "place to study", in Arabic darasa "to study"; for discussion of darasa as a technical term meaning "to study jurisprudence" and darrasa meaning "to teach jurisprudence") was a college for the professional study of the islamic sciences, particularly jurisprudence (feqh) but also the Koran Hadith (Hadis), and such ancillary fields as Arabic grammar and philology, knowledge of which helped in understanding sacred and legal texts. The so-called "foreign sciences," like philosophy and medicine, which also formed part of a learned education, were most often studied in the teachers' homes, as was literature when conceived as a field apart from the islamic sciences. Go to the site

martedì 9 gennaio 2007

Scottish Medieval Bibliography

Scottish Medieval Bibliography

Scottish Medieval Bibliography In the informations below there are some of the standard general works on medieval Scottish history, although some works covering early modern and modern Scotland are also included. Their bibliographies and footnotes should give you a start on finding sources for further research and more specialized works. For the complete bibliography

lunedì 8 gennaio 2007

Across Medieval Russia

Across Medieval Russia

Maps of the Baltic Lands
These maps depict the lands bordering the Baltic Sea, including Russia, Scandinavia and Northern Europe. They are from the Atlas to Freeman's Historical Geography, edited by J.B. Bury, Longmans Green and Co. Third Edition, 1903, and are online here at the Medieval History site.
The Medieval Atlas is a directory of maps, charts, geographic drawings and illustrations, illuminations, and other cartographic representations of the world in general, and the geography of Europe in particular, during the Middle Ages. Both historical maps and period or "antique" maps are included. The maps display the changing face of northern Europe throughout the Middle Ages. Go to the site;

domenica 7 gennaio 2007

Fêtes médiévales

Medievo in calendario

Fêtes médiévales, marchés médiévaux et animations médiévales. Les informations recueillies sont issues soit d'une information communiquée directement par les organisateurs, soit de nos recherches sur internet (certains sites indiqués sont les sites officiels ; d'autres les pages où l'information a été recueillie). Elles peuvent donc contenir des erreurs ou nécessiter des compléments à obtenir directement auprès des organisateurs (et à défaut d'informations, le plus souvent auprès des mairies ou offices de tourisme). Pour le site:

Medieval Food

Mangiare medievale a Londra

The Medieval Banquet is just to the east of the City of London and Tower Bridge, next to the World Trade Centre in St. Katharine's Dock. It is easy to get to by public transport (bus or tube) or taxi. Major road routes such as the A11 and A13 are close by which lead to the M25 and London's main airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, and Stansted).
In addition parking is permitted on surrounding roads with single yellow lines after 6.30pm. Go to the site:

Medieval fashion

Il Medioevo di moda

This slide contains 54 images of men, women and children in various forms of medieval dress, ranging from the 12th through 16th centuries. Each image downloads separately, which means there will be a pause between viewing each image - roughly 1-3 seconds on a 56K modem. You can watch the status of each download in the lower-left corner of your browser's window (Netscape and IExplorer). Once all images are downloaded, the pause is eliminated and you can cycle through the slide at your leisure. Go to the site:

Medieval moments

Quando la storia diventa atmosfera: il fascino del medioevo nella nostra era.

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