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New Edited Collection: “Trajectories of Empire”

Trajectories of Empire: Transhispanic Reflections on the African Diaspora, Jerome C. Branche, ed. (Vanderbilt, 2022). Introduction | Jerome C. Branche Part I: The Iberian Scenario Chapter 1: Tracing the “Fragmentary Facts” of a Foundational...
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 27 Jul 2022

Voornaamste gebouwen vande stadt Romen t’Amsterdam

Views of Rome (including the Vatican City), London, Amsterdam, and Tangier. Printmaker: Ram, Johannes de, 1648-1693, printmaker. Title: Voornaamste gebouwen vande stadt Romen t’Amsterdam / by Iohannes de Ram. Publication: [Amsterdam] : [publisher...
From: Recent Antiquarian Acquisitions on 19 Jul 2022

Major André’s Captors Revisited: Separating Myth from Historical Reality

For more than 200 years, people have debated the character and motives of the three men who captured Major John André on September 23,... The post Major André’s Captors Revisited: Separating Myth from Historical Reality appeared first on Journal of...

& Juliet @ Shaftesbury Theatre

As jukebox musicals go, & Juliet should have had an easy audience in me. Not only does Max Martin’s over-punctuated back catalogue speak pretty precisely to my teenage years (albeit I’ll be whooping for ‘. . . Baby One More Time’ and ‘Oops!...
From: The Bardathon on 22 May 2022

Dante’s exile from Florence

Late-medieval Florence was riven by factional disputes based on support for or opposition to papal power. Dante Alighieri, for a brief time one of the city’s six governing officials, was part of the latter party. But after Charles of Valois entered...
From: Mathew Lyons on 24 Mar 2022

Camillo Agrippa and the Renaissance art of fencing

When change came, it was swift. Until the turn of the 1570s, Edmund Howes writes in his continuation of John Stow’s Annales, “the auncient English fight of sword and buckler was onely had in use”. Bucklers – small shields – were to be bought...
From: Mathew Lyons on 17 Mar 2022

Romeo and Juliet (American Shakespeare Center) @ The Blackfriars Playhouse

This review is of a preview production, and may not reflect the production as of press night. In January 2022, Brandon Carter became the third artistic director of the American Shakespeare Center, and the first to be a core part of the acting company....
From: The Bardathon on 27 Feb 2022

Treating winter ailments – recreating three recipes from al-Andalus in the Iberian Peninsula

Katarzyna Gromek Winter in medieval al-Andalus varied from the rainy, foggy, and cool season in Córdoba to snowy freezing weather in regions at higher elevations. The winter dampness seemingly aggravated stomach ailments in the general population and...
From: The Recipes Project on 23 Dec 2021


I’ve been brooding on effervescence – which the Oxford English Dictionary surprised me by defining thus: ‘The action of bubbling up as if boiling; the tumultuous rise of bubbles of gas from a fluid; esp. as the result of chemical action’ –...
From: The Romantic Ridiculous on 26 Nov 2021

Romeo and Juliet (The Handlebards) @ Derby Theatre

It’s unusual to see a production of Romeo and Juliet in which Friar John emerges as the MVP. But for The Handlebards, this failed postman has rich potential. At the cell of Friar Laurence (Tom Dixon), Friar John (initially Lucy Green, later Paul Moss)...
From: The Bardathon on 25 Sep 2021

Romeo & Juliet @ Shakespeare’s Globe (livestream)

If there’s a play that can benefit from some shaking up, it’s Romeo and Juliet. During the pre-performance materials, members of the cast and crew of the Globe’s current production spoke of challenging the idea that the play is a love story. But...
From: The Bardathon on 8 Aug 2021

Romero-Díaz, “Las cartas entre la reina Mariana de Austria y sor María de Ágreda”

Nieves Romero-Díaz, “‘Lo que más nos importa’: religión y política en las cartas entre la reina Mariana de Austria y sor María de Ágreda,” Bulletin of Spanish Studies 98/3 (2021).
From: EM Spanish History Notes on 23 Jun 2021

Mary Shelley’s “The Last Man” (1826): An Abridged Version

The visionary writer Mary Shelley has a justifiable claim to have invented the genre of science fiction, notably with the publication of her novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). Frankenstein was not her only novel, however, and Shelley...

Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre) @ Sky Arts

A group of actors gather in a rehearsal room, chatting and laughing; we cut to them sat in chairs, making up three sides of a large square. It looks like meet-and-greet day, only there’s no director, no box set to show. Instead, it’s one of...
From: The Bardathon on 5 Apr 2021

The Muslim historian who taught Renaissance Europe about Africa

For the first English translation of his most influential work, The Description of Africa, he is John Leo. His baptismal name was Joannes Leone de Medici, although he preferred its Arabic form, Yuhannah al-Asad. His birth name was al-Hasan Ibn Muhammad...
From: Mathew Lyons on 23 Feb 2021

Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre) @ The Dorfman, London (via Drama Online)

The National Theatre’s schools’ productions have developed in enormous sophistication over the last couple of decades, and it’s testament to their success as creative works in their own right that, not only are they getting runs at the...
From: The Bardathon on 19 Feb 2021

Romeo & Juliet (Metcalfe Gordon Productions)

For almost a year, now, there have been few opportunities to see new productions of Shakespeare inside a theatre; fewer still where actors are able to touch, to interact. Metcalfe Gordon Productions’ new theatre-film hybrid production of Romeo...
From: The Bardathon on 14 Feb 2021

Alchemist Cardinal

 Portrait of Francesco Maria del MonteOttavio Leoni (1578–1630)In the early seventeenth century, Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte served as the unofficial Florentine cultural ambassador in Rome. He regularly entertained visiting dignitaries...
From: Conciatore on 3 Feb 2021

Eyes of a Lyn

 The seal of the Accademia dei Lincei.In the spring of 1612, Florentine priest Antonio Neri published his book on glassmaking. L'Arte Vetraria was the first printed book devoted to the formulation of glass from raw materials, but unfortunately...
From: Conciatore on 20 Jan 2021

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