News: a new resource for scholars of Bede

Originally posted on FMRSI: was set up to publicise activities relating to the academic study of the Anglo-Saxon monk and scholar, the Venerable Bede (c. 673–735). At you will find a record of Bede sessions that have taken place at the  International Medieval Congress (University of Leeds) and International Congress on Medieval Studies (University of Western Michigan, Kalamazoo, MI)…

The medieval charitable revolution: Healing as “the Jesus thing to do”

Originally posted on Grateful to the dead:
Works of Mercy (Photo credit: jimforest) More from the “hospitals chapter” of my Getting Medieval with C S Lewis: During this time, a new theology of sickness sprang up: “like monks, martyrs, saints, and finally apostles, the sick could function as mediators between God and His people. Their…

Epic World History: Medieval Europe Educational System

See on – Medieval Manuscripts | Medieval Palaeography One of the most important intellectual developments in western Europe during the High Middle Ages was the growth of urban schools and universities in which fee paying students were able to acquire a basic education in the liberal arts. See on