Continuing on my "I have all these ridiculous topics I've written about" side quest, additional digging into the bowels of my external hard drive has produced this gem. Note that this one delves into the more complex nature of religion during the Byzantine period, but does little to define them for folks that are unsure … Continue reading Byzantium and conspiracy theories: because Prokopios – another short essay.
I have a treasure trove of weird, short papers I've done throughout my academic and professional career. Every now and then, I revisit my folders to find a source, and run into an occasional gem of an essay that was either an assignment, or a way for me to start additional research that I never … Continue reading Insult “Culture” and Violence in Early Merovingian Gaul – short essay
In November, I was asked (or rather, crashed a Facebook convo) regarding the new Eastern heirs coronation wishes. Byzantine! Having worked with the couple before for their first coronation (wherein I was a spooky Vestal Virgin reading a scary prophecy) I knew that their love of display and theater is something that I had missed … Continue reading How I became a liturgist: The Coronation Ordo of Brennan III and Caoilfhionn III
So, you want to have a Byzantine persona? Welcome to the ranks of the mysterious medieval orient. This, and more, are going to become a page here on my site shortly *points up to links*, I just need to find time to sit down and do it. Until then, I feel the information I am … Continue reading Smashing the idea of the “Byzantine Period.”
Coming soon to a mailbox near you! If you don't have a subscription, I will post an update as soon as the stock clerk has them available on the SCA website. I plan to also purchase additional copies aside from my author copies, and have them available at Birka. I know I haven't been posting … Continue reading My Compleat Anachronist is out!
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!