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The Knight's Tale

Every single day this week Geoffrey Chaucer came up in discussion, and only once in class! So it seemed like no coincidence when an old textbook I was consulting for something else entirely reported that on this very day in 1397 he first read the… 345 more words


Virtual Skeptics #126 - 4/8/2015

This Week on The Virtual Skeptics:

  • Bob lays down the law;
  • Eve finds a ghost;
  • Barb is not Googling;
  • And Tim is hosting and doing a rare “news blur” segment…
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The Medieval Manuscripts of Trinity Hall

Forthcoming Supporters of the Old Library Event

Professor Nigel Morgan will give a talk to Supporters of the Old Library on “The Medieval Manuscripts of Trinity Hall” in the Graham Storey Room, Trinity Hall,  at 2:30pm on Saturday 18 April 2015. 155 more words

Interesting Things

MS 291 and the Computation of Easter

While today we simply have to struggle to adapt to the one-hour difference when the clocks change before enjoying a convenient bank holiday weekend, our medieval predecessors struggled to reach a consensus as to when Easter fell in the year, and how to pinpoint it. 348 more words

Medieval Manuscripts

Biblioclasts: Breaking Books (and Bibliophiles' Hearts)

There’s a lot about MS1/17 that interests me, as I have already discussed. Yet what stands out the most about this Book of Hours is what isn’t there. 814 more words

The Very Rich Hours of the Duke de Berry

 Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry (“The Very Rich Hours of the Duke of Berry”) is a livre d’heures — a “Book of Hours”, commissioned by Duke of Berry in the Year of Our Lord 1410. 318 more words