Medieval World 12

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Festivals in the Middle Ages brought people together around food, fun, and mockery, offering a much-needed break from daily routines. 

Theme: Medieval festivals and celebrations

  • Nicola Bergamo, "Medieval Festivals: Entertaining the Masses:," 20-27.
  • James G. Clark, "Midwinter Madness: Festivals of Boys, Fools, and Misrule," 28-33.
  • Peter Konieczny, "Wild days in Cairo: Nowruz in Medieval Egypt," 34-37.
  • Murray Dahm, "Feast or Famine: Food at Medieval Festivals," 38-41.


  • Krisztina Ilko, "The Game of Kings: The Origins, Forms, and Functions of Chess," 8-13.
  • Robert Jones, "Armour & Fashion: High-end Designs and Decorations," 14-15.
  • Joep Hermans, "The Albigensian Crusade, 1209-1215: Politics, Papal Power, and the Cathars," 16-19.
  • M.G. Haynes, "Songs of Flying Dragons: The Creation of Hangul," 42-45.
  • Tim Miller, "The Original Wizard: Merlin in Legend and Literature," 46-49.
  • Chassica Kirchhoff, "The Afterlives of Armour: Image, Imagination, and Memory," 50-55.
  • Steffen Hope, "Book review: Dragon Lords: The History and Legends of Viking England," 56. 
  • Tim Miller, "Book review: Desert Ascetics of Egypt," 57.

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