Medieval beasts you want to avoid

:: in March 13, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Some time ago I have written about animals from medieval bestiaries (post available HERE) and back then I have mentioned that this topic is a subject for more than one post. That post focused on “real” animals described in medieval books, so now it is time to take a look…

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Spring lectures for Seniors

:: in February 28, 2019 :: in News :: 0 comments

This Spring I am having following lectures for Seniors at various Third Age Universities: On March 18th: a lecture at the City Library in Wieliczka. On March 20th lecture at the University of Agriculture in Krakow. On April 3rd: lecture in Wieliczka. See you there!

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Our lady of the Plague

:: in February 24, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Almost obligatory decoration for market squares in the former Habsburg monarchy is so called Plague Column, in most cases late-baroque. They were erected after plagues, and we may find a many examples of such monuments in Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, or Silesia (in Poland) and most of them date…

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Mysterious Prince of Scribes

:: in February 13, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Since many years now I have a pleasure to run lectures during calligraphy & illumination workshops provided by Barbara Bodziony. Obviously, those lectures focus on medieval manuscripts. Medieval books’ lovers usually are familiar with particular 12th century miniature, depicting monk working in scriptorium, inscribed as a portrait of scribe called…

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