Medieval News 2016 no 1 add


Winter is coming…

A few years ago a remarkable 1300-year old pair of skies made the archaeologists leap with joy. it appeared the bindings were still intact. Last year witnessed a meticulous reconstruction and we bring you the stories about how to ski in the Middle Ages, and how the new knowledge was used in the filming of a major Norwegian epic, which will screen in winter 2016

Cover of Medieval News 2016-January 1The first issue of Medieval News in January brings you 26 pages packed with stories about

  • Birkebeinerne: the All-Norwegian medieval heroes from the civil war in 1206 and a major new film
  • Skiing in the Viking Age
  • Ecce homo Skerium: At “Land of Legends” in Lejre the quest for the origins of the ski have begun
  • Gloves and Mittens from the Past
  • Knitted Mittens from the 13th century
  • BOOK REVIEW: Seasons in the Literatures of the Medieval North
  • BOOK REVIEW: Joan de Valence. The Life and In uence of a Thirteenth Century Noblewoman.
  • WHEN HISTORY MATTERS: Taharrush Jama’i – and Medieval Charivari

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