Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Middle Ages/Archive 12
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Peer review: Bolokhoveni
Depictions of the Black Death
I'm looking for some help making sure that this image is used correctly across various Wikipedias. An academic article in The Medieval Globe has pointed out that the image has often been used to illustrate the Bubonic Plague (the Black Death), but that in fact it represents leprosy.
As things currently stand, User:Rmhermen has very helpfully removed the image from the English Wikipedia, and a few other languages. However, even excluding use in user boxes (en.wp) and as decoration in categories (fr.wp), the file has pretty wide usage in other languages. Is there anyone who would be able to help with one of the languages where the image is still used? Replacing the image is simple enough, but explaining why if someone objects (or leaving a short explanation on the relevant talk pages) would make the changes more likely to stick.
Because it helps to have an alternative image to make sure the Omne Bonum illustration isn't reintroducing by a well-meaning editor, here is one. I've been in touch with one of the authors of the paper and depictions of the Black Death online aren't easy to come by.
The article explaining the misinterpretations is available as an open access PDF here. Page 312 is particularly worth a read. The great thing about the article being open access is that we can see it and act on it quickly. Because Wikipedia is the first port of call for many people, it's important we do our best for our readers. Any help replacing this image would be very much appreciated. Nev1 (talk) 00:19, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Peer review: Hungarian prehistory
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750th anniversary of De Montfort's Parliament
20th January 2015 is the 750th anniversary of the first English Parliament.. However the article De Montfort's Parliament is not eligible for Wikipedia:Selected anniversaries/January 20 because it's tagged with refimprove. Does anyone have the references at hand and knowledge to clean this up?
The BBC  are planning a "Democracy Day" of live events, discussions and debate, produced in partnership with the Speaker’s Office of the House of Commons, including broadcasts from inside Westminster. Whizz40 (talk) 23:43, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Peer review: Glad (duke)
Peer review: Foundation of Moldavia
Ladislaus I of Hungary: peer review
Expertise needed: A. R. Bridbury historical economist
A new article has been created about a scholar of the period. Its current form is a glorified obituary and it appears the subject was an "unorthodox" but the assessment is based on such intricacies "geld" for "hidage" and so some topic area experts who can parse these details are invited to bring the article to more encyclopedic form. Thanks!-- TRPoD aka The Red Pen of Doom 11:58, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
Hello! There is a move discussion on Harun ar-Rashid, which potentially impacts the transliteration of a host of other Arab names. Interested project members are invited to participate. Constantine ✍ 16:07, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Harun ar-Rashid listed at Requested moves
A requested move discussion has been initiated for Harun ar-Rashid to be moved to Harun al-Rashid. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 22:29, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Abu Talib ibn Abdul-Muttalib listed at Requested moves
A requested move discussion has been initiated for Abu Talib ibn Abdul-Muttalib to be moved to Abu Talib ibn Abd al-Muttalib. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 22:32, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Æthelwulf of Wessex listed at Requested moves
A requested move discussion has been initiated for Æthelwulf of Wessex to be moved to Æthelwulf. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 22:34, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Hamlet (legend) listed at Requested moves
A requested move discussion has been initiated for Hamlet (legend) to be moved to Amleth. This page is of interest to this WikiProject and interested members may want to participate in the discussion here. —RMCD bot 22:45, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Smells fishy. (Get it?) The only sources cited are very old. The only sources I could find are very old. I have never heard of it before. Does anybody know anything about this? Srnec (talk) 00:39, 5 June 2015 (UTC)