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A Medievalist’s Guide To Decoding The Witcher’s Monsters

A Medievalist’s Guide To Decoding The Witcher’s Monsters

Andrzej Sapkowski’s The Witcher is getting a lot of attention these days and come December 20, you can expect even more. Let’s explore the medieval folklore that inspired The Witcher saga”the monsters, the heroics and the trouble with being a freelance monster hunter.

A Medievalist’s Guide To Magic And Alchemy In A Discovery Of Witches 

For a medievalist like myself, it doesn’t get much better than Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches. Both the internationally bestselling trilogy and the newly adapted TV show have many of the conventions of a kickass fantasy story. There’s a 1,500-year-old vampire, a powerful witch who can literally make it…

Meet The People Building A Medieval Castle Without Using Any New Technology

Meet The People Building A Medieval Castle Without Using Any New Technology

Two hours outside of Paris stands Guédelon, a castle that looks like it’s from the medieval period, but is actually being constructed right now. What’s more, the castle isn’t being built with new technology but instead with medieval techniques and materials. That means every stone, every tile, every single part…