Blog, and you open yourself to charges of unseriousness; blog frequently, and your prejudice shines before all. Because we Americans tend to cite each other’s work and link to each other’s blogs, I worry that casual readers and newcomers to the field will wrongly assume that writing about the Middle Ages is a purely American phenomenon.
In the interest of combating such base parochialism, here are some notable accomplishments in medievalism by non-Americans, all of whom deserve credit for insights that no American could approximate.
The French uncover new evidence for Carolingian education of women.
Canadian scholars reconstruct a medieval village.
A Latin teacher from England explores a connection between Glastonbury and Canute.
Some lads from the West Midlands explore the history of Eastnor Castle.
A Swiss scholar expands our understanding of vampire legends.
The descendant of a Roman historian dramatizes pagan backsliding in the Middle Ages.
A Swede elucidates questions 50 through 64 of the first part of the Summa Theologica.