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The Cursed Carolers in Context

The Cursed Carolers in Context

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Lynneth Miller Renberg, Bradley Phillis
March 23, 2021

The Cursed Carolers in Context explores the interplay between the forms and contexts in which the tale of the cursed carolers circulated and the meanings it had for medieval and early modern authors and audiences. The story of the cursed carolers has circulated in Europe since the eleventh century....

The Bible and Jews in Medieval Spain

The Bible and Jews in Medieval Spain

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Norman Roth
March 05, 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 ...

Franks and Lombards in Italian Carolingian Texts Memories of the Vanquished

Franks and Lombards in Italian Carolingian Texts: Memories of the Vanquished

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Luigi Andrea Berto
February 23, 2021

Franks and Lombards in Italian Carolingian Texts examines how historians of Carolingian Italy portrayed the history of the Lombards, Charlemagne’s conquest of the Lombard kingdom, and the presence of the Franks in the Italian peninsula. The different contexts and periods in which these writers ...

The Triumph of an Accursed Lineage Kingship in Castile from Alfonso X to Alfonso XI (1252-1350)

The Triumph of an Accursed Lineage: Kingship in Castile from Alfonso X to Alfonso XI (1252-1350)

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Fernando Arias Guillén
December 30, 2020

The Triumph of an Accursed Lineage analyses kingship in Castile between 1252 and 1350, with a particular focus on the pivotal reign of Alfonso XI (r. 1312–1350). This century witnessed significant changes in the ways in which the Castilian monarchy constructed and represented its power in this ...

From Justinian to Branimir The Making of the Middle Ages in Dalmatia

From Justinian to Branimir: The Making of the Middle Ages in Dalmatia

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Danijel Džino
October 26, 2020

From Justinian to Branimir explores the social and political transformation of Dalmatia between c.500 and c.900 AD. The collapse of Dalmatia in the early seventh century is traditionally ascribed to the Slav migrations. However, more recent scholarship has started to challenge this theory, looking...

Heresy and Citizenship Persecution of Heresy in Late Medieval German Cities

Heresy and Citizenship: Persecution of Heresy in Late Medieval German Cities

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Eugene Smelyansky
September 28, 2020

Heresy and Citizenship examines the anti-heretical campaigns in late-medieval Augsburg, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Strasbourg, and other cities. By focusing on the unprecedented period of persecution between 1390 and 1404, this study demonstrates how heretical presence in cities was exploited in ...

Early Medieval Venice Cultural Memory and History

Early Medieval Venice: Cultural Memory and History

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Luigi Andrea Berto
August 03, 2020

Early Medieval Venice examines the significant changes that Venice underwent between the late-sixth and the early-eleventh centuries. From the periphery of the Byzantine Empire, Venice acquired complete independence and emerged as the major power in the Adriatic area. It also avoided absorption by ...

English Readers of Catholic Saints The Printing History of William Caxton’s Golden Legend

English Readers of Catholic Saints: The Printing History of William Caxton’s Golden Legend

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Judy Ann Ford
May 20, 2020

In 1484, William Caxton, the first publisher of English-language books, issued The Golden Legend, a translation of the most well-known collection of saints’ lives in Europe. This study analyzes the molding of the Legenda aurea into a book that powerfully attracted the English market. Modifications ...

Fair and Varied Forms Visual Textuality in Medieval Illustrated Manuscripts

Fair and Varied Forms: Visual Textuality in Medieval Illustrated Manuscripts

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Mary C. Olson
July 01, 2009

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Rethinking Medieval Margins and Marginality

Rethinking Medieval Margins and Marginality

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Ann E. Zimo, Tiffany D. Vann Sprecher, Kathryn Reyerson, Debra Blumenthal
March 17, 2020

Marginality assumes a variety of forms in current discussions of the Middle Ages. Modern scholars have considered a seemingly innumerable list of people to have been marginalized in the European Middle Ages: the poor, criminals, unorthodox religious, the disabled, the mentally ill, women, so-called...

Warfare and the Making of Early Medieval Italy (568–652)

Warfare and the Making of Early Medieval Italy (568–652)

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Eduardo Fabbro
March 03, 2020

Devastated by two decades of war and ravaged by the spread of the plague, large parts of Italy fell quickly into the hands of a group known to history as the Lombards. By the early 570s the Lombards were firmly established in Italy, which they ruled without ever fully unifying it. The events of the...

Ancestor Worship and the Elite in Late Iron Age Scandinavia A Grave Matter

Ancestor Worship and the Elite in Late Iron Age Scandinavia: A Grave Matter

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Triin Laidoner
February 05, 2020

Ancestor worship is often assumed by contemporary European audiences to be an outdated and primitive tradition with little relevance to our societies, past and present. This book questions that assumption and seeks to determine whether ancestor ideology was an integral part of religion in Viking ...

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