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  • 30 May 2022
    Daniel Wakelin

    Immaterial Texts in Late Medieval England

    Philadelphia, Rosenbach Museum and Library, MS 439/16, f. 74r (detail): John Lydgate, The Fall of Princes. Image courtesy of The Rosenbach, Philadelphia.

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  • 9 Nov 2020
    Richard Matthew Pollard

    Imagining the Medieval Afterlife

    The afterlife as envisioned by medieval Europeans was both a strange and familiar place. For us, hell conjures images of fiery rivers and demons, while heaven calls to mind shining white figures in repose. The same things appear in medieval descriptions. Yet these same texts, which were frequently based on the supposed reports of the […]

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