Medieval Europe in Pics

THEME: A page related to medieval history and culture. Mainly illuminations, mosaics, frescoes and other works of art from era 500-1500. Occasionally also paintings portraying important figures / events of Medieval Europe. In addition I collect links to translated medieval manuscripts.

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A 14th-century miniature portraying the murder of Ludmila , Patron Saint of Bohemia (d. Sept 15th 921) . Ludmila  was a wife of first Christian duke of the country, Borivoj. Their grandson, Wenceslaus The Good, is also portrayed in the pic :).

By Anonymous (Dalimilova kronika parizsky fragment) [Public], via Wikimedia Commons.

September 15, 1254 - Marco Polo was born
An illumination depicting Marco Polo and his brothers bidding farewell to their family at Venice.

September 15, 1254 - Marco Polo was born

An illumination depicting Marco Polo and his brothers bidding farewell to their family at Venice.

pagewoman:

Robert The Bruce and The Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland.

pagewoman:

Robert The Bruce and The Wallace Monument, Stirling, Scotland.

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heraldrouge:

The fighting Archbishop of Reims, from the fifteenth century Armorial équestre de la Toison d’Or. Notice his archbishop’s mitre.

http://www.internationalheraldry.com/

l’Archevêque de Reims - folio N° 48 - d’azur semé de fleurs de lys d’or , chargé d’une croix d’argent

Heaume incrusté de perles et d’émeraudes , sans cimier - mître rouge , ornée de perles et d’émeraudes, portée par un chérubin de couleur lilas.

Inscription du haut en gothique : “larchevesque-de-reims~duc”

Inscription à droite du cavalier : “les pers de france”

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A golden vase from Treasure of Nagyszentmiklós. Relief depicts either an Avar, a Bulgar or a Khazar warrior with an captive.

7th-9th century AD

Kunsthistorisches Museum, Wien

Source: By CristianChirita (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0) or GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html)], via Wikimedia Commons

An early 8th century drawing depicting Eusebius and Jerome

Chronicle of Fredegar

Bibliothèque Nationale de France, via Wikimedia Commons

A scientific article on Chronicle of Fredegar, a manuscript composed in 7th century by an unknown  Burgundian author.

medievalistsnet:

A look at the warfare in the late Middle Ages in Poland and Bohemia. ~S

Characteristics of Medieval Artillery in the Light of Written Sources from Bohemia and Poland

Piotr Strzyż

Fasciculi Archaeologiae Historicae: vol. 25, (2012)

Abstract

Artillery appears in Central Europe at the end of the 14th c. and it starts playing a more significant role only in the next century. In the Kingdom of Bohemia it became more widespread as early as during the Hussite Wars of 1419-1436, while in the territory of the Kingdom of Poland and its northern neighbour, i.e., the Teutonic Order, an increase in popularity of firearms can be rather dated to the Thirteen Years War of 1454-1466. On the other hand, earlier conflicts, from the Great War of 1409-1411 onwards, witness a steady growth in significance of the new weapon. In this context, it is comprehensible that the use of both gunpowder artillery and hand-held firearms in the mentioned states found its place in numerously originating chronicles which described current or past events. Among a great deal of data concerning the new weapon, in this paper we decided to concentrate on the characteristics of effectiveness and accuracy of fire, as well as the range and infallibility of artillery of that time. An attempt at such an assessment is possible based on the analysis of available written sources…

Fourth Crusade - Frankish knights at the gates of Constantinople. A 13th century miniature from Villehardouin’s Chronicle
source: By Anonymous [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Fourth Crusade - Frankish knights at the gates of Constantinople. A 13th century miniature from Villehardouin’s Chronicle

source: By Anonymous [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons