Renaissance magazine articles
Renaissance Magazine Articles
If you enjoy the Renaissance period and its lifestyle, then you will enjoy Renaissance Magazine. Every two months it produces very readable articles, colorful pictures and intriguing insights into people's lives during those days.
The magazine's coverage includes, but is 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 during 2012 include:
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
Develop Your Character!
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
The Ancient Rite of Circumcision
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
Druid Symbolic Animals
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
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?
For more information, a subscription, contact information or anything else, see their site at Renaissance Magazine.
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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.
Medieval History, Crusades and Knights Templar
We have picked out some of the more fascinating people and events of the Middle Ages and include them here. The actual beginning of the Crusades dates back to 325 AD and a woman named St. Helena. Later the Templars became wealthy by introducing bank checks to Europe, but could not have done it without the literate brothers among them who wore green robes with the red cross. Strange but true.
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