Vein Man, Harley 5311 f. A

The Medieval Physician’s Almanac

During the Middle Ages, the belief that spiritual and cosmological forces affected the body and mind was commonly accepted (BBC, 2010). Understanding celestial events such as the lunar phases and solar eclipses was an...

Medieval Bestiaries

Bestiaries were manuscripts cataloging all of the natural and supernatural animals believed to interact with the earthly world.

Book of Hours, use of Paris. ca. 1475-1499,

A Brief Look at the Book of Hours

The Book of Hours was a popular medieval manuscript from the late 13th century to the mid 16th century. Private worship aids, these manuscripts contained prayers and devotional texts. The Book of Hours was a simplified...


Medieval Menagerie

Find examples from medieval manuscripts for a variety of animals.

Crow Versus Raven Quiz

Can you tell a crow from a raven?  Take this quiz to test your ability to distinguish the difference between the common raven (Corvus corax) and the American crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos).  Need some training first?...