New Medieval Books: From Dracula to Isabella

Via New Medieval Books: From Dracula to Isabella Once again, sharing my love of all things medieval. But the first listed book: it’s on Wallachia and Vlad Tepes! So, really something so absolutely impressive that I’m in love. Like, book love. Only problem, finding a copy in English will be expensive. Buying a copy will […]

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Beekeeping Through the Middle Ages

Source: Beekeeping from Antiquity Through the Middle Ages Continuing my interest in all things medieval & historical. I’ve recently been kind of interested in beekeeping. It’s kind of a smaller part of my more major interest in all things medieval. Well, actually, I remember being marginally interested in beekeeping and honey back in elementary school, […]

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Update on the Haul

Updating on my last post! Since some family stuff has come up, I haven’t had the time to go through all my books yet. Slow going since this is “holiday season” and there’s just a lot of family obligations plus stuff going on, so it’s a slow time anyway. As one of you so kindly […]

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Kindle Book Haul

I’ve recently picked up a bunch of Kindle books to read. I’m slowly going through a few of them to get some little reviews up and to do some readings. But like, a bunch of them are…there’s no other word for it: hogwash. I mean, I kind of always knew that anyone could get their […]

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Cunningham’s Magical Herbs

Remember how ages ago I posted about my first impression of Cunningham’s Encyclopedia of Magical Herbs (here’s a link!)? Well, I finally got around to writing about my final impressions of it. No, it didn’t actually take me 2 years to read it. I just got, well distracted, and never got around to writing my […]

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Making Modern Migraine Medieval: Hildegard of Bingen

Source: Making Modern Migraine Medieval This is an interesting historical article about history, historical analysis, and modern historiography. Super interesting look into how sometimes theories take on lives of their own, and how they end up blowing up and bunkering down–even if the underlying science has changed in the meantime. It’s fascinating really, and a […]

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A Summary of Sleeping Beauty

Originally posted on Interesting Literature:
The meaning of a curious fairy story ‘Sleeping Beauty’ is, depending on which version of the story you read, called Sleeping Beauty, Talia, Little Briar Rose, Rosamond, or Aurora. This is because, like many other classic fairy tales, the tale of Sleeping Beauty exists in numerous versions, each of which…

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Global Medieval Sourcebook

Source: Global Medieval Sourcebook This is something I just found; courtesy of a friend of mine who knows how much I obsess over and love medieval literature & texts! It’s a sourcebook (kind of duh) of all sorts of medieval items. So, songs, texts, prose–it’s a set of different resources that are curated by Stanford […]

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