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Hidden hoard of Byzantine gold coins discovered in Golan Heights

A hoard of 44 gold coins dating to the seventh century has been discovered in the ruins of Banias in…

ArcheoBotany and the Secrets of Plants

Have you ever heard of archeobotany? It’s the study of ancient plants! Alice Wolff tells Lucie Laumonier about her research,…

New issue of Medieval World focuses on Women in Charge

Issue 3 of Medieval World: Culture & Conflict looks at the roles of women in the Middle Ages! From artists…

Adventures in Iceland’s Saga Country

By Yoav Tirosh I’ve been living in Iceland for the last 10 years, and have researched the sagas for around…

The Mongol Khans and Alcohol

By Jack Wilson “When a man gets drunk on wine and [rice wine], he is just like a blind man…

Prince Oleg and his Fateful Steed: A Story from Medieval Rus’

By Anastasija Ropa Horses were means of transport, source of agricultural labor, and the status symbol of the military elites.…

Book of the Month: The Battle at the Halfway Oak and The Spanish Count

Our Book of the Month for October is The Battle at the Halfway Oak and The Spanish Count: Two Scripts…

Criminal Cases in Late Medieval Scotland, with Chelsea Larsson

Kate Buchanan is joined by Chelsea Larsson as they talk about crime and criminal cases in late medieval Scotland.  Medievalists.net…

Medieval Movie Review: The Court Jester

By James Turner When The Court Jester was first released in 1955, whimsy was not necessarily a characteristic that the…

What Did Medieval Slavery Look Like? New research reveals how art was not imitating reality

Medieval historians have been increasingly looking at issues of race and slavery. These topics come together in a new article…