Worshipping the Dead: Viking Age Cemeteries as Cult Sites?By Leszek GardełaGermanische Kultorte: Vergleichende, historische und rezeptitonsgeschichtliche, ed. M. Egeler (Munchen, 2016)Introduction: Aspects of ritual behaviour and cult in Norse societies have been the subject of academic scrutiny for many years.
Five new books that take you around the medieval world.Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange: A Medieval Arab Fantasy CollectionTranslated by Malcolm C. Lyons with Robert IrwinPenguin BooksISBN: 9780241299951On the shrouded corpse hung a tablet of green topaz with the inscription: ‘I am Shaddad the Great.
The Image of the Cumans in Medieval Chronicles: Old Russian and Georgian sources in the twelfth and thirteenth centuriesBy Karolina GurevichMaster’s Thesis, Central European University, 2017Abstract: Being the most numerous and military active people of the Eurasian steppe, the Cumans closely interacted with various medieval societies.
Airship and Submarine in the Medieval ImaginationBy Aby WarburgOriginally published as “Luftschiff und Tauchboot in der mittelalterlichen Vorstellungswelt,” Illustrierte Rundschau, No.52 (1913)Translated in The Renewal of Pagan Antiquity Contributions to the Cultural History of the European Renaissance, by Aby Warburg (Translated by David Britt) (Getty Research Institute, 1999)Excerpt: These two Burgundian tapestries depict the life of Alexander the Great.
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By Danièle CybulskieAlthough it’s only half over, 2020 has been a challenging year for us all, with COVID-19 looming over us and taking some of our loved ones from us; with the necessary precautions we must take keeping us isolated and apart; with the difficult work we face together dismantling systemic racism; and with the consistent concerns of the everyday (global and personal) in the background.