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Medieval beliefs of Magic in the Lord of Light

The Song of Ice and Fire created by George R.R. Martin, produced a greater interest in medievalism by enacting historical memory of events and people within the… 2,463 more words

Medieval History

Onuist: a turbulent timeline

728 Mearns man Onuist son of Vurguist defeats Elphin, king of the southern Picts, at the hill of Moncrieffe (Monid Chroib) near Perth. Elphin regroups at… 951 more words

Dark Ages

Feminism and Misogyny in George R.R. Martin's 'The Princess and the Queen, or, The Blacks and the Greens'

Written By: Robin Daprato


Through exploring George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, and more specifically his novella, The Princess and the Queen: The Blacks and the Greens… 4,209 more words

Medieval Culture

The Iron Islands and the Viking Age: Gods, Wives, and Reavers

With their longships and pillaging, the inhabitants of the Iron Islands are clearly intended to evoke the Scandinavian peoples of the Viking Age (c.800-c.1100).1… 4,624 more words

Medieval History

Ancient History, Modern Medievalism: "Game of Thrones" and Germanic Culture

Game of Thrones and Germanic Culture

                                                              By Ryan Orr

he medievalism of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and its HBO spinoff… 3,790 more words

Medieval Culture

More on mapping pottery

Further to my previous post on mapping broad-brush pottery distributions, I was reasonably content with the maps for prehistory and the Roman period (albeit that they had significant shortcomings in terms of temporal currency), but I was not really satisfied with the amount of data I could find for the early medieval period. 706 more words


Bringing up the (Anglo-Saxon) bodies

A few months ago a paper of mine came out in print called  ‘(Ad)Dressing the Anglo-Saxon body: corporeal meanings and artefacts in early England’.  It was published among a collection of papers edited by Paul Blinkhorn and Chris Cumberpatch called  664 more words