The Archaeology of the Streets of North Berwick and Implications for the Development of the BurghBy Kirsty DingwallScottish Archaeological Internet Report No.37 (2009)Abstract: Replacement and upgrading of the mains water system in North Berwick provided an opportunity to identify and record deposits and structures across the core of the medieval burgh.
Man is Not the Only Speaking Animal: Thresholds and Idiom in al-JāḥiẓBy Jeannie MillerArabic Humanities, Islamic Thought: Essays in Honor of Everett K. Rowson, edited by Joseph E. Lowry Shawkat M. Toorawa (Brill, 2017)Introduction: “Furthermore, according to the language of the Arabs, every animal is either eloquent (faṣīḥ) or a foreign-speaker (aʿjam) … Man is the eloquent one even if he expresses himself in Persian, Hindi, or Greek.
Mothering in the Casa DatiniJoseph P. Byrne (Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Kennesaw, Georgia), Eleanor A. Congdon (Berkshire Community College)Journal of Medieval History, Vol. 25, No. 1, pp. 35–56, (1999) AbstractThe Datini archive in Prato, Italy, provides much detailed information about mothers and children in a merchant-class household of late fourteenth- and early fifteenth-century Tuscany.
Just after the year 1000, the monastic island of Reichenau produced impressive wall paintings and illuminated manuscripts, but only one illustrated cycle of the Book of Revelation: the Bamberg Apocalypse. To comply with the Ottonian dynasty’s requests, the best monk-artists filled this luxury volume with almost 60 miniatures on gilded ground and over 100 golden initials.
Crucifix, calvary, and cross: materiality and spirituality in Great War landscapesBy Nicholas J. SaundersWorld Archaeology, Vol. 35:1 (2003)Abstract: First World War landscapes are a complex layering of commemorative materialities and spirituality, in which the past is recycled and memory perpetuated in the present.