Questions related to Early Medieval Studies
Most scholars involved in travel writing are from literature. As a historian working on travel writing, I feel that some theorisation of travel writing as a historical medium is long overdue. The only essay that tackles this question head on is Mary Baine Campbell's essay in Youngs and Hulme's Cambridge Companion to Travel Writing. If anyone knows, I would be grateful for any leads. I am a bit far from action and discussions. Thank you
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I'm trying to make some research on the domestication of the ferret, especially during the middle age.
I know it has been domesticated way longer before the cat in Europe, first to chase rats, and later for rabbit hunts. Fact is, I cant find any informations or real sources on the subjet.
Do you have real archaeological, visual or historical sources for the ferret domestication ?
Some say people lived from "animal husbandry" of ferrets, is it true ?
What can you teach me about this animal ?
I am looking mainly at the Mediterranean, between the 10th to the 13th century. So pre-Mamluk and Mongols. I am also happy to get any ideas referring for main period of expansion
These sources can be St. Bernard himself and/or any individuals that have ties/ relationships with the Knights Templars. The time period must be 1100-1200.
In both the Queen Mary Psalter (f.162) and the Luttrell Psalter (f.152v) there are bas de page images of men (one Seated and one standing) with one foot pressed against the opponents foot in what looks like a form of foot or toe wrestling.Is that what is happening in these images? Has anybody heard or seen anymore about about this kind of thing in Medieval life?
There's a lot of archaeological evidence of eating oysters in abbeys in Flanders and the surrounding, but most of it should date from post-medieval period. Are there archaeological or historical data upon oysters for the medieval times?
I am interested in riddles and curious creatures that may have metaphorical explanations; for example "flying snakes" (Herodotus) were probably locusts - both fly and shed their skins as they develop.
Part of the Ricardo family was expelled from Spain in 1492. It is not a Jewish name, but they were Jews. I need suggestions about the origin of the surname.
Does anyone here deals with the Byzantine army and the barbarian tribes of the Early Middle Ages?
Looking for people who have similar research topic as mine, to share opinions and research material