mikeleh72:

medievalengravings:

Death music. Der Doten danz. Mainz ca.
1492 BSB

Da kummt Leb’n in de Tot’n…

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pixography:

Hieronymus Bosch ~ “Concert in the Egg”, 1560

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theraccolta:

Visitation, Initial D in the Gradual: originally from Wonnental Abbey, a Cistercian abbey that was founded in1248 and dissolved in 180 z7

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medieval-women:

Marie de France

Poet, 12th Century CE

Claim to fame: Author of immensely popular works that challenged societal norms.

Marie de France was a 12th century medieval poet. Details of her life are scanty but she was probably born in France and lived in England, possibly writing in the court of King Henry II.

Marie was proficient in Anglo-Norman French, Latin and English. Her most notable work is the Lais of Marie de France, a series of twelve narrative octosyllabic poems that influenced the development of the romance genre.

The Lais are captivating stories that glorify the romance and suffering of courtly love. The poems are notable for defying the traditional religious ideals of virginal love and marriage. Marie wrote about adulterous affairs with the heroines seducing men, extricating themselves from loveless or abusive marriages, exhibiting self determination and sexual freedom.

Marie’s remarkable willingness to romanticise adultery in the 12th century “reminds us that people in the Middle Ages were aware of social injustices and did not just accept oppressive conditions as inevitable by the will of God”.

English Translations of Selected Lais

Wiki

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discardingimages:

fishy musicians

Évrart de Conty, Les Échecs amoureux, France 1496-1498.

BnF, Français 143, fol. 130v

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namespudding:

Alan Lee Illustrations to the Mabinogion

XI. From Branwen, Daughter of Llyr: Bran’s severed head entertains the seven English survivors for seven years.

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My Medieval Music a 3 ans aujourd’hui !

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bachyou:

latraviatarossa:

The evolution of musical notation. (x)

Fascinating!

bachyou:

latraviatarossa:

The evolution of musical notation. (x)

Fascinating!

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