DON’T MENTION IT

The Unspeakable, Gender and Sexuality in Medieval Literature, 1000-1400

THE UNSPEAKABLE, GENDER AND SEXUALITY IN MEDIEVAL LITERATURE 1000-1400

What was unspeakable in the middle ages, and who decided? Aspiring to heavenly glories or unmentionable sin, the concept became attached to the very good and the very bad in medieval literature and culture. And what is left unsaid speaks volumes. Victoria Blud explains the many meanings of the unspeakable, and the roles it reflected or assigned in the medieval world. Read more

A DIFFICULT START


ST SAMSON OF DOL AND THE EARLIEST HISTORY OF BRITTANY, CORNWALL AND WALES

Lynette Olson explains how recent new research on the The First Life of St Samson of Dol (Vita Prima Samsonis) has helped re-established its significance as a historical source for the study of early Welsh, Cornish, Breton and west Frankish history. Read on to learn how it all began with ‘the world’s worst Latin passage’... Read more

A RED LETTER DAY?


THE MANUSCRIPT AND MEANING OF MALORY'S MORTE DARTHUR: RUBRICATION, COMMEMORATION, MEMORIALIZATION

Kevin Whetter explains his theories on the red ink names that decorate the Winchester manuscript of Malory's Morte Darthur. Previously unstudied, why does this rubrication exist and what does the manuscript’s physical layout suggest about narrative theme or the author’s own design input? Read more

 

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York Colloquium 7 July 2017

Though she's so modest she'll probably deny it if you ask her, our intrepid editor Caroline Palmer is being honored by a colloquium at the University of York on Friday 7th July. Click here for details. If we may humbly quote the website, Caroline is "a tireless, energetic and visionary commissioning editor and editorial director who has encouraged and supported high- quality work in medieval studies in all areas and on both sides of the Atlantic."

SIGNIFICANT PLACES

Beds and Chambers in Late Medieval England: Readings, Representations and Realities

 BEDS AND CHAMBERS IN LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLAND: READINGS, REPRESENTATIONS AND REALITIES

Hollie L.S. Morgan considers what beds and chambers, both real and imagined, meant for the culture of late medieval England, and what they represented. Symbols of authority, spaces of intimacy, sanctuaries both for the powerless and the powerful, these everyday surroundings had a powerful impact on literature, culture and the collective consciousness of the late middle ages. Read more

2017 MEDIEVAL STUDIES CATALOGUE

Our new Medieval Studies catalogue is now available, filled with a year’s worth of publications, new, recent and forthcoming.

Inside you’ll find details of our latest selection of paperback editions, all affordably priced for course use or your personal library. Each entry includes details of electronic editions too, both the eBooks for your own devices (and all available to download directly from our website) and those for libraries and institutions.

Let us know at medievalherald@boydell.co.uk if you would like a printed copy of the catalogue and we’ll be happy to mail you one! Read more