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Medieval Seals and Manuscripts from the Great St. Bernard Monastery

Medieval Seals and Manuscripts from the Great St. Bernard Monastery

Hospice Monastery du Grand St-Bernard in winter (Photo courtesy of Order of Grand St-Bernard, 2012) By LiHe Han and Derek DeRoche –  The following article...

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Medieval Guild Signs and Emblem Traditions: Zunftzeichen

Medieval Guild Signs and Emblem Traditions: Zunftzeichen

Guild Sign (Zunftzeich) for Mittenwald Tailors – Schneiderei (Photo Wofgang Morscher, 2007) By Patrick Hunt – Hanging over narrow cobblestone streets,...

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Medieval Heraldry as Visual Literacy

Medieval Heraldry as Visual Literacy

  Queen Penthesilea in ‘L’Épître Othéa’,  c. 1410, British Library Ms. Harley 4431 folio 103v (Photo Courtesy of British Library) By Patrick...

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Plague and the Medieval Triumph of Death, Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo

Plague and the Medieval Triumph of Death, Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo

  Triumph of Death Wall Painting, ca. 1448, Palazzo Abatellis, Palermo (Photo Rob Cook, 2012) By Patrick Hunt –  Plague in the Middle Ages was a constant...

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