Medieval Art Stories

Dante and the Second Circle of Hell: Paolo and Francesca

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)

Book illumination: The secrets of the Middle Ages in pictures (Part 1)

How did the Romans conquer the world sustainably? Sustainability Part 2

The Myth of the Unicorn

The Routine of Everyday Life: Clothing and Fashion in the Middle Ages

What is “Medieval Art Stories”

Greetings in the Middle Ages

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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...

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...

Book illumination: The secrets of the Middle Ages in pictures (Part 1)

How do we understand a miniature? Quite simply: by asking it! But why are the perspectives completely unrealistic? And what are all the flowers doing in...

How did the Romans conquer the world sustainably? Sustainability Part 2

Why am I holding a 2000-year-old nail in my hand? And how did it get to me? The Romans were masters of strategy, so it is...

The Myth of the Unicorn

In a world where there are creatures like the penguin, narwhal or even the platypus, the existence of the unicorn would not be surprising. But what is...

The Routine of Everyday Life: Clothing and Fashion in the Middle Ages

What is “Medieval Art Stories”

Greetings in the Middle Ages

Is Covid throwing us back to the Middle Ages? Greeting in the Middle Ages was much more personal than it is in our current situation. How,...