Yet another find of women's bones in a Norse gravesite, and the media blows up that she was a a fierce, Viking warrior before the archaeologists get her in the lab. It seems like modern men and women, dazzled by the success of Vikings, really want to grasp at anything that comes across questionable websites … Continue reading Women in the Middle Ages were badass, and don’t let anybody tell you otherwise.
Sorry this took a bit, I was hoping to get a few more, but this is a good start. I think I did myself, and everybody, a great disservice by saying I would help with general medieval information. I sat here and derped pretty hard, so, for future questions, please keep them limited to Roman/Byzantine … Continue reading The First Round of “Ask Me Anything” Answers!
So, while I'm taking a short break from heavy SCA sewing and research, I want everybody to help me keep my brain ticking. Every week, or however often I get questions, I'm going to have a question/answer column here on my blog. Feel free to ask me anything about Roman and Byzantine history, textiles, clothing, … Continue reading Ask me anything!
This is a very short disorganized blurb, and I apologize, but I wanted to get some notes down from what I'm exploring as far as my thesis goes. As I've mentioned previously, my master's thesis is exploring the last will and testament of Kale Pakouriane from 1098. I'm going into her inventory and trying to … Continue reading The Importance of Mantles in Middle Byzantine Fashion
My paper has been published on the East Kingdom Gazette page. For some reason the reblogging feature isn't working right, but that's okay. Here's the link! Source: Arts & Sciences Research Paper #6: The Perception of Greek Women through Archaic and Classical Literature
Yesterday, their Majesties of the East sought to award me the title of Baroness of the Court. Not only am I greatly humbled by this, but it really couldn't come at a better time research-wise. Myself, as well as Ioannes Dalassenos from Ansteorra, and Konstantia Kaloethina, currently Gold Falcon Herald of Calontir, are in the … Continue reading How to Upgrade: Byzantine Style.
Really, that's it. A cloak. I mean, I have one, it's a basic generic black wool with a lined hood and shoulder seams. I made it about 10 years ago and it's still going strong. There's nothing wrong with it, but it's also not any particular period. Since I've been digging into Byzantine outerwear, I'm … Continue reading “All I wanted was a cloak!” Part I: The research.