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Medieval Manuscripts

No One Knows How Medieval Nuns Used This Mysterious Prayer Wheel

Religion News Service | David Van Biema | Posted 05.04.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK (RNS) The directions, if a little stilted, look familiar: “The Order Of The Diagram Written Here Teaches The Return Home.” Think Parch...

Art Historians Explain All The Bizarre, NSFW Medieval Art Going Viral On The Internet

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 04.07.2015 | Arts

Some weird things went on in one of the few spaces where medieval artists had creative freedom.

On Breaking Books

Elaine Treharne | Posted 02.10.2014 | Books
Elaine Treharne

I now own the 'book.' Or at least, I might be said to own the 'book', since I possess the nineteenth-century binding. But I do not possess the book and will never be able to put it back together. Why?

Sainthood, Torture And Medieval Mischief

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.24.2013 | Arts

"Miracles and Martyrs," an upcoming exhibition at The Getty Center, travels back to the fifteenth century when saintly hallucinations and holy self-sa...