An interdisciplinary group devoted to anything and everything related to medieval southern Italy.
Clare Vernon deposited Pseudo-Arabic and the Material Culture of the First Crusade in Norman Italy: The Sanctuary Mosaic at San Nicola in Bari in the group Medieval Southern Italy on Humanities Commons 4 months ago
Pseudo-Arabic is a form of ornament, derived from Arabic script, which appears in both Islamic and Christian contexts from the 10th century onwards. The city of Bari in south-east Italy, and its hinterland, boasts a number of examples of this motif. This article explores how pseudo-Arabic was employed in Bari and how the circulation of luxury…[Read more]
Hi Claire, thanks for the invitation to join this group. For folks who don’t know me, I’m a historian of medicine. I have several projects underway, but one of them is a comprehensive study of all Latin medical literature in circulation from ca. 1075 to ca. 1225. This includes the period of extraordinary activity in southern Italy centered at the…[Read more]
So nice to have you here Monica. I can’t wait for your book on Constantius Africanus!
Actually, no need to wait. A colleague and I are starting a Constantine-themed blog in December. Will send news when it’s up and running. (And sorry about misspelling your name in initial post. Always have to double-check if it’s “Clare” or “Claire.”)
Oh great, do post the link to the blog here! (no problem, I’m used to ‘Claire’, I hardly notice)