World Without EndEpisode 2: King“You forget one salient point – I alone am King, you are not co-Regent, you are merely my mother” ~Edward IIIOn this week’s World Without End, we see Caris marry abusive Elfric and Ralph’s fateful meeting with Annet that lands him in the stocks. Merthin defends Caris against her abusive husband but pays a steep price.
While we were at the Medieval Academy of America meetings at the University of Notre Dame, we had the chance to browse through what the booksellers who were on hand were offering. Here are six new medieval books we saw and wanted to share with you:You can find these books on Amazon.com:Learning to Die in London, 1380-1540Becoming a Poet in Anglo-Saxon EnglandDanish Medieval CastlesHealthcare in Early Medieval Northern Italy: More to Life than LeechesSeeing Sodomy in the Middle AgesThe Medieval Peutinger Map: Imperial Roman Revival in a German Empire
Norse Influences in the Organisation of the Medieval Church in the Western IslesRonald G. CantNorthern Studies: Volume 21 (1984)Introduction: In its definitive form of a system of local churches serving identifiable districts, usually known as parishes, grouped together under a diocesan bishop, the medieval church cannot be said to have existed in the general area of Scotland until the twelfth century.
The meaning of the nursing in ByzantiumBy L. Kourkouta, P. Plati and P. OuzounakisProgress in Health Sciences, Vol.2:1 (2012)Abstract: History reminds us that the care in Byzantium constitutes a unique example for all of human history and civilization. The Byzantine period is specifically of interest for its approach to social welfare and organized care for the sick, the elderly, mothers, and children.
The Sandby Borg Massacre: Interpersonal Violence and the Demography of the DeadBy Clara Alfsdotter and Anna KjellströmEuropean Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 22:2 (2019)Abstract: During excavations of the Iron Age ringfort of Sandby borg (AD 400–550), the remains of twenty-six unburied bodies were encountered inside and outside the buildings.
Leprosy and tuberculosis in medieval Portugal: an overview of evidencePaper by Vitor MatosPaper given at the 23rd Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists on August 31, 2017Leprosy and tuberculosis (TB) are mycobacterial diseases with remarkable social and epidemiological impact both in past and present human populations.