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Studies in Medieval History and Culture


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Women and Violence in the Late Medieval Mediterranean, ca. 1100-1500

Women and Violence in the Late Medieval Mediterranean, ca. 1100-1500

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Edited By Lidia L. Zanetti Domingues, Lorenzo Caravaggi, Giulia Maria Paoletti
January 01, 2022

This pioneering work explores the theme of women and violence in the late medieval Mediterranean, bringing together medievalists of different specialties and methodologies to offer readers an updated outline of how different disciplines can contribute to the study of gender-based violence in ...

The ‘Other’, Identity, and Memory in Early Medieval Italy

The ‘Other’, Identity, and Memory in Early Medieval Italy

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By Luigi Andrea Berto
December 31, 2021

The political fragmentation of Italy—created by Charlemagne’s conquest of a part of the Lombard kingdom in 774 and the weakening of the Byzantine Empire in the eighth and ninth centuries—, the conquest of Sicily by the Muslims in the ninth century, and the Norman ‘conquest’ of southern Italy in the...

The Myths and Realities of the Viking Berserkr

The Myths and Realities of the Viking Berserkr

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By Roderick Dale
December 24, 2021

The Viking berserkr is an iconic warrior normally associated with violent fits of temper and the notorious berserksgangr or berserker frenzy. This book challenges the orthodox view that these men went ‘berserk’ in the modern English sense of the word. It examines all the evidence for medieval ...

The Experience of Neighbourhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

The Experience of Neighbourhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

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Edited By Bronach C. Kane, Simon Sandall
September 24, 2021

The Experience of Neighbourhood in Medieval and Early Modern Europe contributes to nascent debates on concepts of neighbourliness and belonging, exploring the operation of the pre-modern neighbourhood in social practice. Formal administrative units, such as the manor and the parish, have been the ...

The Fluctuating Sea Architecture and Movement in the Medieval Mediterranean

The Fluctuating Sea: Architecture and Movement in the Medieval Mediterranean

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By Saygin Salgirli
August 13, 2021

This volume fluctuates between conceptualizations of movement; either movements that buildings in the medieval Mediterranean facilitated, or the movements of the users and audiences of architecture. From medieval Anatolia to Southern France and the Genoese colony of Pera across Constantinople, The...

People, Power and Identity in the Late Middle Ages Essays in Memory of W. Mark Ormrod

People, Power and Identity in the Late Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of W. Mark Ormrod

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Edited By Gwilym Dodd, Helen Lacey, Anthony Musson
July 13, 2021

This collection of ground-breaking essays celebrates Mark Ormrod’s wide-ranging influence over several generations of scholars. The seventeen chapters in this collection focus primarily on the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries and are grouped thematically on governance and political ...

The Charisma of Distant Places Travel and Religion in the Early Middle Ages

The Charisma of Distant Places: Travel and Religion in the Early Middle Ages

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By Courtney Luckhardt
June 30, 2021

This cultural history of early medieval travel and religion reveals how movement affected society, demonstrating the connectedness of people and regions between 500 and 850 CE. In The Charisma of Distant Places, Courtney Luckhardt enriches our understanding of migration through her examination of ...

Monetisation and Commercialisation in the Baltic Sea, 1050-1450

Monetisation and Commercialisation in the Baltic Sea, 1050-1450

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Edited By Dariusz Adamczyk, Beata Możejko
May 04, 2021

Monetisation and Commercialisation in the Baltic Sea, 1050–1450 explores the varied uses of silver and gold in the Baltic Sea zone during the medieval period. Ten original contributions examine coins and currencies, trade, economy, and power, taking care to avoid an out-of-date approach to ...

Mobile Saints Relic Circulation, Devotion, and Conflict in the Central Middle Ages

Mobile Saints: Relic Circulation, Devotion, and Conflict in the Central Middle Ages

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By Kate M. Craig
April 22, 2021

Mobile Saints examines the central medieval (ca. 950–1150 CE) practice of removing saints’ relics from rural monasteries in order to take them on out-and-back journeys, particularly within northern France and the Low Countries. Though the permanent displacements of relics—translations— have long ...

Jews and Converts in Late Medieval Castile Breaking with the Past

Jews and Converts in Late Medieval Castile: Breaking with the Past

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By Cecil Reid
April 06, 2021

Jews and Converts in Late Medieval Castile examines the ways in which Jewish-Christian relations evolved in Castile, taking account of social, cultural, and religious factors that affected the two communities throughout the fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries. The territorial expansion of the ...

Women in the Medieval Common Law c.1200–1500

Women in the Medieval Common Law c.1200–1500

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By Gwen Seabourne
April 06, 2021

This book examines the view of women held by medieval common lawyers and legislators, and considers medieval women’s treatment by and participation in the processes of the common law. Surveying a wide range of points of contact between women and the common law, from their appearance (or not) in ...

The Bible and Jews in Medieval Spain

The Bible and Jews in Medieval Spain

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By Norman Roth
March 30, 2021

The Bible and Jews in Medieval Spain examines the grammatical, exegetical, philosophical and mystical interpretations of the Bible that took place in Spain during the medieval period. The Bible was the foundation of Jewish culture in medieval Spain. Following the scientific analysis of Hebrew ...

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