Herbs and Drugs in Monastic Gardens - Medievalists.net
In those small backyards the monks planted various medical herbs from which drugs were gained and gathered to provide the monastery and the sick of the neighbourhood with medicine. Every monk, in this way, was a doctor and pharmacist as well.
15 Myths about the Middle Ages - Medievalists.net
People have some very wrong ideas about the Middle Ages. Here is a list of fifteen of the strangest misconceptions about the medieval period
A Point of View: Here comes the flood
A new film version of the Biblical story of Noah reminds us that concerns about climate change are nothing new, says Sarah Dunant - and neither is our response.
Trabajo y obras de arte de Maxim Sukharev
Maxim Sukharev es un historiador y artista ruso nacido en 1978 en Siberia cerca del Lago Baikal, cuyo trabajo y obras son representación en torno al tema de la mitología Eslava por medio de pintur…
Does thunder scare cucumbers? Henry VIII's gardening manual thinks so
Ruralia Commoda, a manual written more than 700 years ago, shares a host of tips with its readers - including why they should plant squash in human bone ash, and the correct size of a king's garden.
BEAUTIFUL MEDIEVAL WOODCUTS
Once in a while, to balance out all the contemporary, topical, post-modern posts, I like to post something really old and extraordinary. This qualifies beautifully. Medieval woodcuts! Being an artist who works heavily in line drawing, and pen and ink, I can't get enough of this look. Sea serpents, monsters, leaping stags, religious illustrations, old German blackletter, map marginalia -- there's plenty to be learned from the old stuff, even in this glossy, slick, Age of Photoshop. It seems…
Feudalism Ate My Sandbox
You are not a beautiful and unique snowflake. You are the same decaying organic matter as everyone else, and we are all part of the same compost pile. --Fight Club Desperate rogues and cutthroats swigging ale in a smoky tavern, pouring over old maps, and swapping tales of plundering ancient ruins is the meat and drink of the D&D experience. This vision of freebooters is quite removed from the feudal manorial system, where the majority of people are tied to the land as servants or defenders…