Renaissance magazine articles




Renaissance Magazine Articles

If you enjoy the Renaissance period and its lifestyle, then you will enjoy Renaissance Magazine. This marvelous magazine is no longer published, but all 27 of its digital issues are now available free of charge online. Here you find very readable articles, colorful pictures and intriguing insights into people's lives during those days. 

Renaissance Magazine

The magazine's coverage included, but was not limited to, historical articles, martial arts, travel, interviews with artisans, articles on the SCA and related re-enactment groups, and the Renaissance Faire experience.

Some of the articles in Renaissance Magazine included:


This prized and expensive spice was believed to address a number of ailments including smallpox, measles, yellow jaundice fainting-fits, heart palpitations, digestive disorders, hysteria, respiratory problems, and one's general mood. And woe unto the merchant who was caught selling adulterated saffron!

Develop Your Character!

Everyone wants to have a good time at the faire, and many people take that extra step to construct or acquire an outfit of period garb to enhance the experience. With that being said, many people stop there. Developing a persona for your representation is not that hard, and will help increase the fun of the moment as you share your "story" with those who engage you.

The Ancient Rite of Circumcision

In 1582, Sultan Murad III threw a party for the circumcision of his son, crown prine Mehmet II. The festivities were a year in the making and lasted an epic fifty-two days and nights. Enjoy this trip to Turkey, where that ancient rite is still performed with great public pomp and circumstance.

Druid Symbolic Animals

In the Druid tradition, it was believed that there were two worlds of existence: the world we live in and the world behind or beyond, known as the Otherworld. Certain sacred animals possessed a particular power, and the blackbird, salmon, owl, stag, and eagle were considered to be living links to the Otherworld.

Viking Exorcism Rituals

To the Vikings, the bounds of law were enforceable even after death. Hauntings were the province of lawyers rather than clerics. If ghosts appeared, Vikings could hold a "doorcourt" to rid the house of unwanted spirits. Could it work for you?

To read the 27 digital issues, see their site at Renaissance Magazine.


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Medieval  Crusades and Knights Templar

Some of the most fascinating people and events of the Middle Ages were involved with the Knights Templar. The book Sworn in Secret now tells their intriguing story in richer detail than you have ever seen before. 

See Sworn in Secret here.

Society for Creative Anachronism

This society is active all year around with costumed Medieval events that include feasts, revelry and tournements. These "kingdoms" cover the whole world, so wherever you live there are events near you. And you don't need to be a member to go to events.

See more about the society here.

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