Study finds 90 percent of medieval chivalric and heroic manuscripts have been lost

An ecological model has been applied to estimate the number of lost medieval manuscripts in Europe. Those who study human culture must grapple with what amounts to an incomplete data set, since researchers are limited to poring over the books, manuscripts, paintings, sculptures, and other artifacts that have survived to learn about a given period. […]

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Review: The Green Knight weaves a compelling coming-of-age fantasy quest

Enlarge / Dev Patel stars as Gawain—nephew to King Arthur and an aspiring knight—in The Green Knight , filmmaker David Lowery’s mesmerizing adaptation of the 14th-century anonymous poem, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight . (credit: A24 ) The tale of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, immortalized in a 14th-century anonymous poem, is among […]