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Manuscript Road Trip: The Gulf Coast

I apologize for my prolonged absence! I’ve been in the UK (saw some of you at Leeds), but I’m back home now, ready to pick up where I left off. 801 more words

Medieval Manuscripts

Byrhtferth’s Diagram; Computus Diagrams

Byrhtferth’s Diagram; Computus Diagrams
From the Thorney Computus
Cambridgeshire, England; ca. 1102–10
Saint John’s College, Oxford, MS 17

This volume is an album of texts and graphic material organized around… 92 more words


Diagram with Zodiac Symbols

Opicinus de Canistris (1296–ca. 1354)
Diagram with Zodiac Symbols, folio 24r
Avignon, France, 1335–50
Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana, Vatican City, Pal. Lat. 1993

This highly colorful and complicated folio coordinates a vast amount of information, far more than any of Opicinus’s other drawings. 109 more words


Calendar for Calculating Easter

In Latin, manuscript on paper

This interesting manuscript contains the tables and computational data for the calculation of Easter and other major movable and immovable feast days throughout the calendar year. 245 more words


Gemini Constellation

Illustration from a medieval Spanish language astrology textbook attributed to Alfonso X the Wise. The image is meant to depict the effect various other stars or constellations have in concert with Gemini. 38 more words

Zodiac Signs

Behold This Heart

St. John the Baptist

June is drawing to a close, and you may realize with a pang that you didn’t do all you intended to in order to honor the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  115 more words

Month Of The Blessed Sacrament