It's that time of year when websites, magazines, and TV shows like to look back at the hottest and most popular features from the past twelve months. It can be a lot of fun to see what floats other people's boats. Check out, for example, Google Zeitgeist, or, for us medieval enthusiasts, Medievalist.net's Top 10 Medieval News Stories of 2011.
So I thought you might be interested in what pages visitors to the Medieval History Site have frequented most often. I've put together two "top ten" lists: One detailing the most popular topics at the site and the other listing the most popular individuals in our Who's Who resource:
I've also collected the five most talked-about blogs I posted this year. Actually, the first one is two blogs on the same subject:
Visitor Brenda maintained that Abelard was a sexual predator; we continued this conversation in Heloise and Abelard revisited.
- Back in Time
If you could go back in time for a month, just what would you do?
- Your Favorite?
Why are you hanging around this site, anyway? People told us about their favorite medieval topics.
- Eleanor of Aquitaine
I thought (and still think) Eleanor rocks. Some of you had different ideas.
- Demonstrators call on the Getty Museum to return pages from sacred Armenian text
Should the pages be returned to Armenia?
Well, that's all the self-referential stuff I've got. Next year we'll be back to more medieval happenings. Thanks for visiting, and have a great New Year!
Note: This post has been edited to include Eleanor of Aquitaine, who I missed the first time around. Apologies to fans -- and critics -- of Eleanor!