Wednesday, February 27, 2013

58. The Dance of Death

Le Danse Macabre....

 The Dance of Death
Hans Holbein the Younger

57. Middle English Texts


The Oxford Book of Medieval Verse
 A Middle English Reader
O. Emerson, ed.

 Fourteenth Century Verse & Prose 
Kenneth Sisam, ed.

 Early Middle English Verse and Prose
Bennet & Smithers, eds.

 Medieval English
Rolf Kaiser, ed.

Ywain and Gawain
Maldwin Mills, ed.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

56. Medieval Warfare Magazine

Vol. II - Issue 2

55. Some Books About Castles and Arms

The Medieval Castle
Life in a fortress in peace and war
Philip Warner

Their Construction and History
Sidney Toy

Arms and Armour
Vesey Norman

Arms and Armor
Frederick Wilkinson

Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight
An Illustrated History of Weaponry in the Middle Ages
David Edge & John Miles Paddock

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

54. Yet More Medieval Books

Jan Mertens en de laatgotiek
(Jan Mertens and the Late Gothic)
Cor Engelen

 The Women Troubadours
Meg Bogin

 Die Schwiezer Bilderchroniken
des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts
(The  Swiss Illustrated Chronicles of the 15th and 16th Centuries)

 Floris V
Een politieke moord in 1296
(A Political Murder in 1296)
E.H.P. Cordfunke

Medieval Costume and How to Recreate It
Dorothy Hartley
 Middle English Literature
Dunn & Byrnes, eds.

Songs of the Women Trouvières
Quinby, Grimbert, Pfeffer & Aubrey, eds.

Waanzin in de middeleeuwen
(Madness in the Middle Ages)
H.H. Beek
This is an excellent book. 
Unfortunately, I do not think there is an English translation
published, so unless you can read Dutch...

53. Books About Medieval Sexuality

 Sexuality in Medieval Europe
Doing Unto Others
Ruth Mazo Karras

Constructing Medieval Sexuality
Lochrie, McKracken, Schultz, eds.

Handbook of Medieval Sexuality
Bullough & Brundage, eds.

52. More Medieval Books

Mirror in Parchment
The Luttrell Psalter and the Making of Medieval England
Michael Camille
This is a GREAT book!

 Richard III's Books
Anne E. Sutton & Livia Visser-Fuchs

The Medieval Sketchbook of Villard de Honnecourt
(Dover Books)

 Medieval Schools
Nicholas Orme

Richard II
Nigel Saul

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

51. More Medieval Bestiary

Based on the stats for this website, what you people want to see is: MEDIEVAL ANIMALS and more medieval animals. 
So here are some more pictures from the Medieval Bestiary

Monday, February 11, 2013

50. Mediaeval Baebes - Devotion

Mediaeval Baebes - Devotion

What an odd little CD! On the face of it, it would seem to be a compilation CD. There is only one "new" track (Orientus), but some of the songs are actually not the standard, album versions. Adam Lay Ibounden, for example, is not the version from Salva Nos (nor is Salva Nos, for that matter). The liner notes are no help here either.

The correct track list is:
9. Salva Nos (NOT Star of the Sea)
10. Love Me Broughte (NOT Salva Nos)
11. Maiden in the Mor Lay (correct in track list)
12. Star of the Sea (NOT Love Me Broughte)

On another note, I ordered the Devotion CD, along with a Live at Gloucester Cathedral DVD, direct from the Baebes' website. 
The postal service then lost my package. TWICE.

So what did the Baebes do about it? 
They sent me all this extra stuff for free!


Monday, February 4, 2013

49. Mediaeval Baebes: Miracle

Mediaeval Baebes - "Miracle"(2008)

Miracle (remix)
The Shepherd's Song

This is the extra CD that came with the Special Limited Edition of the Illumination album. 

Good songs. 
Slightly annoying, the intrusion of co-author Nick Marsh's voice on The Shepherd's Song.

Friday, February 1, 2013

48. Mediaeval Baebes: Backlounge Butterfly


Well apparently I did. 
For 7 or 8 years there's been a Baebes song floating around out there 
that I knew nothing about. 

"Backlounge Butterfly
from the Acid Jazz compilation 
The New Testament of Folk (2005)

It's a great song too! 
A bouncy little number, without lyrics to speak of. 
Find this!