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Dante and the Second Circle of Hell: Paolo and Francesca

Back to the Future – Back to Nature (Part 1): Understanding Nature and the Image of the individual in the Middle Ages

Gold… Fruit of the Supernova: Middle Ages and Origin

Brilliant games from the Middle Ages – football, children’s games and strategic board games

Love Story Without Words: My Favourite Miniature, Part 1

Recycling and Parchment: Sustainability Part 3

The Apocalypse and what causes it

Book Illumination: The Secrets of the Middle Ages in Pictures (Part 3)

Book illumination: The secrets of the Middle Ages in pictures (Part 2)

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Dante and the Second Circle of Hell: Paolo and Francesca

      Exactly 700 years ago today, on 14 September 1321, the poet Dante Alighieri died. As we are currently addressing the topic of “Lovers in the Middle...

Back to the Future – Back to Nature (Part 1): Understanding Nature and the Image of the individual in the Middle Ages

Macrocosm and microcosm, human, nature and the universe. How did people in the Middle Ages understand themselves and the environment? What was natural, what knowledge of...

Gold… Fruit of the Supernova: Middle Ages and Origin

Gold has been the object of power and fascination since the dawn of our history. But where does gold come from? Why is it so important...

Brilliant games from the Middle Ages – football, children’s games and strategic board games

      Football, tennis, golf, handball… where do these games actually come from? Did they already exist in the Middle Ages? And which games were reserved for the...

Love Story Without Words: My Favourite Miniature, Part 1

Sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. So why use them at all? This love story by an unknown author from medieval France consists only...

Recycling and Parchment: Sustainability Part 3

    The handling of paper today is no longer the same as it was a few years ago. It was often recycled or reused for other purposes...

The Apocalypse and what causes it

The lamb has two symbolisms in the history of the Middle Ages: that of sacrifice and that of victory. But how does it relate to the...

Book Illumination: The Secrets of the Middle Ages in Pictures (Part 3)

Now that we have explained the context of the miniatures, what to ask them, and which stylistic periods they cover, it is time to go into...

Book illumination: The secrets of the Middle Ages in pictures (Part 2)

After a short introduction to understanding the miniatures and how to read them, the different periods of book illumination are explained. This ranges from insular book...