The ABO deserved its standing ovation for Karakorum; a sublime experience of early music from the medieval Christian, Islamic and Eurasian worlds par excellence
The Culture Concept Circle videos survey the progress of architecture, gardens, interiors, paintings, sculpture & objet d’art FREE – Antiquity to Renaissance
During the greater part of the sixteenth century many Châteaux were built in the Loire valley in France’s countryside, famed for its fertility and mild climate
Courtly love involved declarations of service, devotion, and passion and was meant to be ennobling, whether the lady knew about her knights love for her or not
The courtly love song sung by a languishing lover to his lovely lady proclaimed that although their love was a secret, because convention required it to be, he was content to let her know she was the sole mistress of his heart.
The Romance of the Middle Ages an exhibition at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford in 2012 showcased manuscripts early printed books and romanz, romantic literature
Eleanor of Aquitaine was in her time the most famous woman in the world. She grew up at the court of her troubadour father William X Duke of Aquitaine, renowned as being at the cutting edge of early 12th century culture. At 15 she married the Dauphin of France and…
The European medieval mind concerned itself with matters of the soul harmony & music as major aspects of the kósmos, a system centred on the earth & human race