Medieval Mass Media and MinoritiesLecture by Jonathan AdamsGiven at the University of Western Australia on April 5, 2016Dr Jonathan Adams surveys the extant vernacular sermon material from medieval Denmark and Sweden that mentions Muslims and Jews and attempts to categorise the different types and uses of the representations.
A Pictish burial and Late Norse/Medieval settlement at Sangobeg, Durness, SutherlandBy Keven Brady, Olivia Lelong and Colleen BateyScottish Archaeological Journal, Vol.29:1 (2007)Abstract: Salvage excavation was carried out on an archaeological site, discovered during the North Sutherland Coastal Zone Assessment Survey in 1998, in dunes at Sangobeg, near Durness in northern Sutherland.
A pioneering initiative to make texts from the Middle Ages available to scholars and students around the world receives continued support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The Middle English Texts Series “puts the literature out there for everybody.”Teachers and students of medieval literature long faced a problem that people studying other literary periods did not: the scant availability of texts.
How Many Tower-houses were there in the Scottish Borders?Maxwell-Irving, AlastairTHE CASTLE STUDIES GROUP JOURNAL, NO 25: 2011-12 AbstractThe question of how many tower-houses there were in the Scottish Borders crops up from time to time, but nobody has yet been able to give a definitive answer. This paper deals with a number of aspects of the subject, and attempts to show why there can be no simple answer.
Ancient DNA analysis indicates the first English lions originated from North AfricaRoss Barnett, Nobuyuki Yamaguchi, Beth Shapiro, Richard SabinContributions to Zoology, 77 (1) 7-16 (2008) AbstractThe Royal Menagerie of England was established at the Tower of London in the 13th Century and served as a home of exotic animals until it was closed on behalf of the Duke of Wellington in 1835.
The Lewis Hoard of Gaming Pieces: A Re-examination of their Context, Meanings, Discovery and ManufactureBy David H. Caldwell, Mark A. Hall, and Caroline M. WilkinsonMedieval Archaeology, Vol. 53 (2009)Abstract: Almost 180 years of scholarship on the Lewis chessmen have given us a solid foundation of understanding, primarily based upon their art-historical analysis.