Our Lady of the Sinners

:: in March 14, 2021 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

One of my favourite manuscripts is so called Taymouth Hours, dating back to the second quarter of the 14th century (British Library,Yates Thompson MS 13). Its name comes from Taymouth Castle in Scotland, where the manuscript was kept in the Early-Modern times (and also, it contains notes in Scots dialect…

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Hot party – medieval style

:: in June 17, 2020 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

In some late medieval manuscripts of French Chronicles we can find an interesting image: ladies and knights gathered in a chamber, observing dancing Wild Men, who are actually on fire. It is an illustration of an event that is known as “the Ball of the Burning Men” (Bal des Ardents)…

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Bastard the Conqueror

:: in December 13, 2019 :: in Blog :: 2 comments

It is a known fact that the most popular movies and TV series significantly increase tourism in filming locations; a recent and spectacular example is “Game of Thrones”, filmed (and produced) largely in Belfast, but also – among others – in Croatia, in Spain, Island or Malta. Touristic traffic in…

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Career of little people in past centuries

:: in November 25, 2019 :: in Blog :: 0 comments

Recently I’ve had a pleasure to attend a conference in Ostrava, entitled: “Visualizing the Other in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art (1300–1550)”, so today I decided to write about otherness… in size. Not only in the Middle Ages. But, of course, I will start with something medieval, as I…

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