Volkssprachliche mittelalterliche Eschatologie: Ein Werkstattbericht

Unlängst hatte ich die Ehre und vor allem das große Vergnügen im Rahmen der Werkstattgespräche der Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin eine Lesung mit dem Titel „Antichrist, Endkaiser und Jüngstes Gericht: Apokalyptische Prophezeiungen und Eschatologie im 14. Jahrhundert” zu halten. Ich möchte es nicht versäumen, bei dieser Gelegenheit der Staatsbibliothek, insbesondere Herrn Eef Overgauw, Frau Jopp, Frau … Continue reading

The mysterious scroll in the portrait of Vincent of Beauvais

British Library, Royal 14 E I f. 3: Vincent of Beauvais at his writing desk

While preparing next weeks lecture at the Berlin State Library I remembered a miniature which was drawn to my attention by a tweet of @melibeus1 which shows Vincent of Beauvais at work (online source is the Catalogue of Digitized Manuscripts of the British Library: http://www.bl.uk/catalogues/illuminatedmanuscripts/ILLUMIN.ASP?Size=mid&IllID=43440). The miniature stems from BL Royal 14 E I, a … Continue reading

Upcoming: 25.03.2014, Lecture at Wissenswerkstatt Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

I am very happy to announce that at the end of my up to now fantastic weeks at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (Berlin State Library) I will be giving a lecture about the ‘Spiegel Historiael’, Lodewijk van Velthem, his vanished Middle Dutch continuation of the Vierde Partie, its High German translation, and how a digital … Continue reading

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