The monumental calvaries of Brittany are extraordinary granite sculptures, whose carved figures depict scenes from Christ’s life. They are traditional elements of the Brittany landscape. Clustered in the west of Brittany, most represent the crucifixion. During a period of peace and prosperity for Brittany, small rural towns built their elaborate calvaries in their churchyards. The […]
The medieval romance between Abelard and Heloise stands out as one of the most famous of all time. A gifted student, she persuaded her guardian to permit her to pursue her studies. He was the famous priest who came to teach her. As they spent time together in intellectual pursuits, they fell passionately in love.
Another medieval manuscript collection is online – the Bibliotheca Palatina. This is a collection of over 3000 manuscripts, so its numbers alone make it an amazing resource. For people like me – who live far from anywhere with a medieval or Renaissance collection – this is excellent new. I applaud every university, library and project
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