Tag: Medieval

The Medieval City Plan Generator

Design your own medieval city using the “Medieval City Plan Generator!”  “It’s the free online tool you’ve always wanted. It doesn’t create maps of actual medieval cities–only nice looking maps of imaginary cities, with the ability to add plazas, castles, rivers, city walls, and even shanty towns.”

John Mandeville and the Knights of Ren

At the Public Medievalist, Asa Mittman writes about race, racism and the medieval narrative that inform The Last Jedi. “In the final act of the film, the Resistance (our heroes) have fled the First Order’s mighty army. They hole up in a cave, behind a massive wall, with […]

“That Serbian Book in Santa Clarita Diet”

Brandon Hawks considers the fictional Sixteenth Century Serbian book that puts the Santa Clarita Diet‘s zombie disease in historical context. (And he teaches everyone more about mixed media manuscript-print books). “While the book is a plot device, pointing to the mysteries of the disease’s origins centuries before, its […]