56 min

Middle Ages, Fact and Fiction, With Dr. Grace Hamman Bright Wings: Children’s Books to Make the Heart Soar

    • Parenting

Dr. Grace Hamman from Old Books With Grace joins Charity to take a closer look at the Middle Ages.  Charity asks Grace what made her fall in love with this era. Charity also asks, "Did women write/illustrate books? What were some of the achievements of the Medieval period? How hard did peasants work? How are hospitals an especially Medieval achievement? Were manners invented in the Middle Ages?" They talk about how to see the era with "texture," to see the good and bad of this time, without imposing our own viewpoint. Do our children's books on the Middle Ages simply insert a modern person into a archaic situation--and it feels like a slap!? Or does our fiction help us enter the Medieval world and the medieval mind and body?

Links:
Our Fabulous Middle Ages Book ListIsenheim Altarpiece, from a thoughtful art touristIsenheim Altarpiece, from Liturgical Arts JournalHow to Inhabit Time: Understanding the Past, Facing the Future, Living Faithfully Now

Dr. Grace Hamman from Old Books With Grace joins Charity to take a closer look at the Middle Ages.  Charity asks Grace what made her fall in love with this era. Charity also asks, "Did women write/illustrate books? What were some of the achievements of the Medieval period? How hard did peasants work? How are hospitals an especially Medieval achievement? Were manners invented in the Middle Ages?" They talk about how to see the era with "texture," to see the good and bad of this time, without imposing our own viewpoint. Do our children's books on the Middle Ages simply insert a modern person into a archaic situation--and it feels like a slap!? Or does our fiction help us enter the Medieval world and the medieval mind and body?

Links:
Our Fabulous Middle Ages Book ListIsenheim Altarpiece, from a thoughtful art touristIsenheim Altarpiece, from Liturgical Arts JournalHow to Inhabit Time: Understanding the Past, Facing the Future, Living Faithfully Now

56 min