Ye Elements of Medieval Enchanted Castles

The Elements of Medieval Enchanted Castles:

An indispensible feature of the castle of a great lord was the chapel where the lord and his family heard morning mass. In rectangular hall-keeps this was often in the forebuilding, sometimes at basement level, sometimes on the second floor. By the 13th century, the chapel was usually close to the hall, convenient to the high table and bed chamber, forming an L with the main building or sometimes projecting opposite the chamber. A popular arrangement was to build the chapel two stories high, with the nave divided horizontally; the family sat in the upper part, reached from their chamber, while the servants occupied the lower part.

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Talks ponder science, faith and Renaissance architecture in University Libraries’ medieval texts

NEWS: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Verónica Reyes-Escudero Librarian, Special Collections (520) 307-2774 Tucson, Ariz. (April 2, 2012) – The University Libraries Special Collections hosts Early Books Lecture Series IX, an annual lecture series where University of Arizona (UA) scholars explore … Continue reading

Medieval work reveals Jesus’ great grandmother

The great grandmother of Jesus was a woman named Ismeria, according to Florentine medieval manuscripts analyzed by a historian. The legend of St. Ismeria, presented in the current Journal of Medieval History, sheds light on both the Biblical Virgin Mary’s … Continue reading