Author: Sarah C. Luginbill
Wrestling with the Violent Pasts of Objects
I originally trained to write my dissertation using sources and objects in French and Belgian archives. Then I started tracing medieval portable altars and the trail of evidence pulled me eastward. Now my dissertation focuses on portable altars and devotional objects in north-central Germany, specifically the area of Saxony known as the Harz region. Overall,…
The Portable Altar in Netflix’s “The King”
About an hour and 20 minutes into Netflix’s The King, the young Henry V kneels in prayer inside his tent. It’s a short visual scene, meant to showcase the King’s piety and his continued devotion while on military campaign. But for such a brief moment of film, the set is incredibly accurate. Henry prays before a…
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