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Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
African Economic History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
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American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
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High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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  • Exile and Imprisonment in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
    • Abstract: My Singular Lady and Queen, the only comfort and remedy to my weary and difficult life […] all my hope and good health to live, on You only depends […] in only You my every thought is transmuted; and for which reason, my troubled spirit is no longer my own: but Yours to restore […] in You I hope, of You I think, in You consists all that is good for me […] and the soul, life: all are Yours, and only You are able to save me or allow me to perish […] that my fate has made a prisoner of me to You and tied me with indissoluble chains […].1In this anonymous fifteenth-century letter from a box of miscellaneous papers belonging to the Strozzi family and now deposited in the State Archive of Ferrara, the letter's writer is ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Prisoner's Voice in Conflicting Narratives of Loyalty and Political
           Legitimacy in Late Medieval England
    • Abstract: British Library MS Harley 4380 is a copy of the fourth volume of Jean Froissart's Chroniques, dating to c. 1470 and covering Anglo-French politics from 1389 until Richard II's deposition and death in 1399–1400. Folio 134 is dominated by a striking image: to the left, the king's uncle Thomas of Woodstock, the duke of Gloucester, is being led by a group of grim-faced soldiers, one of them grasping his arm and another taking his horse's bridle (Figure 1). Gloucester, looking devastated, is turning back to hold a hand out in supplication to King Richard, whose face appears coldly averted from his pleading uncle. In the right background is Pleshey Castle, Gloucester's home and the place where he was arrested in July ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • 'Iclosid art with stoon': Charles of Orleans' Imprisonment Poetics
    • Abstract: Critical investigations of prison poetry have often dealt with the long cultural tradition of imprisonment as a symbol of the human condition; for medievalists, Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy is understood to be one of the most compelling textual models of the prisoner's experience. Literary critics of the medieval period, however, have less commonly addressed what Victor Brombert called 'the prison dream' in his study of eighteenth-century French Romanticism: the notion that, precisely because prison might be understood as a space of spiritual consolation, of physical protection, and even of cultural prestige as well as a site of suffering, an individual might yearn for enclosure.1 The most prolific body of ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester: Chronicles and Ideas of Exile and
           Imprisonment in Fifteenth-Century England
    • Abstract: Eleanor, Duchess of Gloucester was born Eleanor Cobham (c. 1400). As one of the four children of Eleanor and Sir Reginald Cobham, her early years were spent in a gentry household.1 In 1422, Eleanor became a lady-in-waiting to Jacqueline of Hainault, wife of Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester.2 The marriage between Jacqueline and Humphrey did not last, with Humphrey securing a divorce from Jacqueline in 1428 and marrying Eleanor shortly afterwards.3 By 1435, Humphrey, as uncle to Henry VI, had become the heir apparent to the Lancastrian throne. In the following year, Eleanor was publicly recognized as Duchess of Gloucester.4 The spoils of Eleanor's exceptional status included a magnificent residence at Greenwich and ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • 'Leaving hell and arriving in paradise': Between Victimhood and Agency in
           the Exilic Experience of Luisa Donati Strozzi (1434–1510)
    • Abstract: During March and June of 1495, the Florentine widow Luisa Donati Strozzi wrote a series of long and animated letters from Ferrara to her adult son Alessandro Strozzi (1452–1531') in Venice. Encouraged that the Medici's political ban of exile imposed on her father-in-law Palla Strozzi in 1434, and repeatedly renewed and extended to encompass his male descendants, had finally been lifted from her sons, Luisa urged Alessandro to return to Florence. 'I am not sure if you have been thinking of returning to Florence at Easter,' she wrote on 28 March, 'which I would support, because with your name having been put into the electoral bags, you can hold offices that will bring you far more profit and honour than remaining ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Lexical Prison: Impairment and Confinement in Medieval and Early
           Modern England
    • Abstract: In Crime and Insanity in England, volume I: The Historical Perspective, the criminologist Nigel Walker states that 'in the history which extends from the tenth to the twentieth century, a minor problem is the choice of terms in which to refer to the various categories and types of mental disorders'.1 Differing from Walker, I argue as a literary scholar that these often Latin clerical terms have a claim to be regarded as a major problem because they influenced the future treatment of the impaired, particularly, but not always, when they committed serious crimes. Some of these consequences were carceral — imprisonment, home detention, physical restraint — or social exile.There is now a growing body of scholarship in ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Experience of Exile in Early Modern English Convents
    • Abstract: In April 1611, Abbess Joanna Berkeley of the English Benedictine convent in Brussels sent a report to the male superiors of the order about the state of her cloister. The document, which was intended to detail the monastery's size, financial situation and spiritual orientation, emphasized the persecution suffered by the nuns and their kin:[A]lmost all the parents of these religious have suffered for their constancy in the Catholic faith, either martyrdom or tortures, a long imprisonment, or heavy and continued exactions, loss of their estates or fortunes; some of them have died from the infection of prisons, or have been obliged to fly their country and live in banishment. Nay, even some of these very religious ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Grand Ducal Medici and Their Archive (1537–1543) eds. by Alessio
           Assonitis and Brian Sandberg, and: Women Artists in Early Modern Italy:
           Careers, Fame and Collectors ed. by Sheila Barker (review)
    • Abstract: These two volumes inaugurate the Medici Archive Project series utilizing the documentary sources, mainly, but not exclusively, of the Grand Ducal Medici Archive, housed in the Florentine State Archive. The series also exploits the material available in the BIA (Building Interactive Archives) database, which is progressively making volumes of Medici correspondence and other Medici documents digitally available at . The first volume advertises the breadth of riches of the archive by examining a range of topics and individuals, while the second volume demonstrates the depth of the archive by focusing on a single topic, that of women artists. Both volumes are plentifully illustrated, but sadly my copy ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Stjórn: tekst etter håndskriftene ed. by Reidar Astås
           (review)
    • Abstract: During the later Middle Ages a number of Old Testament texts were completely or partially translated from Latin into Old Norse. However, it is unlikely that a complete Norse Bible translation ever existed during the medieval period. The Old Norse texts from the Old Testament have become collectively known as Stjórn and are edited in two synoptic volumes by Reidar Astås (d. 2013). Astås devoted his academic career to the study of Church History with a focus on the Old Norse Bible. His main publications include Et Bibelverk fra middelalderen: studier i Stjórn (Novus, 1987) and a partial English translation: An Old Norse Biblical Compilation: Studies in Stjórn (P. Lang, 1991).Volume 1 provides a general orientation of ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
      Issue No: Vol. 1 (2018)
       
  • The Sea in History: The Medieval World ed. by Michel Balard (review)
    • Abstract: This is the second of four massive volumes produced by a French programme — Océanides, modestly claiming to be the most significant programme in Social Sciences since the eighteenth century French Encylopédie — that seeks under the general direction of Christian Buchet, director of the Centre d'études stratégiques de la Marine, to answer the question of how and in what ways the sea has had an impact on the general evolution of peoples. The general conclusion, presumably for all four volumes and written by Buchet himself, in French and English, goes further, claiming that maritime activities anywhere in any age are 'the single most powerful impetus to create a positive impact on historical trajectories' (p. 102).Not ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Medici: Citizens and Masters eds. by Robert Black, and John E. Law
           (review)
    • Abstract: For historians of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Florence, the Medici are a persistent conundrum. Their ascent from bankers to grand dukes has fascinated scholars and this interest shows no sign of abating in the future. Above all else, their ability to manipulate and control the city's political system has remained a point of contention for as long as historians have considered the subject.The primary flashpoint in this debate has been how Cosimo and his successors, chief amongst them Lorenzo 'il Magnifico', came to dominate a city so protective of both its liberty and its republican mores. The collection that is the subject of this review emerged from a late-2011 conference jointly-held at Monash University's ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Sea in History: The Early Modern World eds. by Christian Buchet, and
           Gérard Le Bouëdec (review)
    • Abstract: Editors Christian Buchet and Gérard Le Bouëdec introduce an encyclopedic anthology researching the role of the sea in the early modern period. The seventy-five essays collected in both French and English cover every aspect of maritime activity. With the reviewer not being French-literate, only the thirty-three most notable English contributions will be selected from.David Hancock examines how Atlantic trading encouraged technological innovation. From the fifteenth to eighteenth centuries, maritime traders established a global network that unified an oceanic marketplace. Leos Müller attributes rapid early modern trading expansion to the invention of the sailing ship. By studying Scandinavian fleets, Müller argues ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In the Prayse of Writing: Early Modern Manuscript Studies eds. by S. P.
           Cerasano, and Steven W. May (review)
    • Abstract: This volume contains fourteen essays on subjects relating to early modern manuscripts, composed in honour of Dr Peter Beal, a driving force behind the English Manuscript Studies 1100–1700 journal, the online Catalogue of English Literary Manuscripts 1450–1700, and A Dictionary of English Manuscript Terminology: 1450 to 2000 (Oxford University Press, 2009). For the most part, the manuscripts discussed in the volume are early modern, in English, and found in either British or American collections. However, the collection reflects the wide-ranging nature of Beal's interests. The manuscripts discussed are connected to a range of traditional literary figures such as Sir Philip Sidney, Lord Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Joinings: Compound Words in Old English Literature by Jonathan
           Davis-Secord (review)
    • Abstract: Old English compound words have long been the focus of both linguistic and literary-stylistic study, but in this book Davis-Secord brings to bear new and promising modes of analysis in a wide-ranging and provocative discussion. Key to the approach is the view that compounds are central to understanding the intersection of grammar, style, and culture in Anglo-Saxon literary tradition.'As the joining of two words, each compound involves fundamental processes of grammar and semantics, while simultaneously forming an essential stylistic feature of Old English literature that produces meanings in culturally specific ways. No other Old English linguistic feature bridges the supposed divides between basic word formation ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Quest for the Christ Child in the Later Middle Ages by Mary Dzon
           (review)
    • Abstract: The object of this study is 'the medieval reception of the apocryphal Christ Child and the relationship of the apocryphal legends to other roughly contemporary sources' (p. 21). Its objective, on the other hand, is 'to provide a broad conceptual and categorical map' which can serve as 'a wide-ranging yet focused picture that will help frame future studies' (p. 21). With 251 pages of discussion, and a good 137 pages devoted to endnotes and sources, it is literally a rather weighty guidebook into the territory Mary Dzon traverses. Fortunately, through a lengthy introduction, and three substantive chapters, Dzon covers a lot of relatively under-trodden ground, making this a useful exposition that will be of great ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Witchcraft, Witch-Hunting, and Politics in Early Modern England by Peter
           Elmer (review)
    • Abstract: New evidence, continuing the formidable research of Stuart Clark, Ian Bostridge, and Jonathan Berry, places Peter Elmer deservedly in this seminal company. Elmer's 'product of over twenty years' labour' bears its significance through conclusions as a result of investigation into 'local and national' archives to redefine witchcraft, and its political persecutions — before, during, and post-Reformation — in England. Elmer sees witchcraft in 'two seemingly contradictory ways' in its 'integrative or consensual' role, while simultaneously acting as a 'subversive force encouraging criticism of those holding the reins of power' (p. 7). This volume, highlighting monarchs, politicians, and clergy, often includes half-page ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Holy Deadlock and Further Ribaldries: Another Dozen Medieval French Plays
           in Modern English ed. and trans., by Jody Enders (review)
    • Abstract: Six years ago, Jody Enders published 'The Farce of the Fart' and Other Ribaldries: Twelve Medieval French Plays in Modern English (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2011). This was the first of three projected editions of fifteenth- and sixteenth-century French farces, each anthology containing plays revolving around a similar subject-matter. Holy Deadlock (Volume 2 as it were), as the pun in the title implies, focuses on marriage, for this topic is, Enders declares, a 'cultural obsession' (p. 3). More pointedly than this, however, 'farce was preoccupied with rendering unsacrosanct the sanctity of marriage and the family' (p. 3). The author's contention is vividly illustrated by the twelve plays found in this ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
      Issue No: Vol. 2 (2018)
       
  • The Old English Gloss to the Lindisfarne Gospels: Language, Author and
           Context eds. by Julia Fernández Cuesta and Sara Pons-Sanz (review)
    • Abstract: This volume contains papers from a 2012 workshop on the Lindisfarne gloss held at the University of Westminster, with the addition of others. The aim is to gather different perspectives (palaeography, glossography, history, linguistics, and philology) to understand better 'the socio-historical context and the cultural and intellectual milieu in which [the gloss] was produced' (p. 1). The Old English (OE) continuous interlinear gloss inserted into the Lindisfarne Gospels by Aldred in the later tenth century, as an act of reverence and devotion, has long attracted the attention of historical linguists and those studying the book's cultural history. It provides key evidence for the Northumbrian dialect of OE, in an ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Jan Hus Between Time and Eternity: Reconsidering a Medieval Heretic by
           Thomas A. Fudge (review)
    • Abstract: Thomas A. Fudge's collection of essays on Jan Hus is neither a biographical nor a conventional historical study. Rather, Fudge seeks to address issues in Hus's life and martyrdom, and in the reception of Hus that are generally not considered. Part I, 'Priest and Reformer in Prague', contains chapters on possible influence on women's spirituality in Bohemia, Hus's sex life (he had no active sex life but did write on sex, for example, accusing Czech priests of living immoral lives, and in a commentary on the Ten Commandments), and apocalyptic dimensions of his thought. Fudge cleverly mines textual evidence (Hus's own writings, those of his predecessors, like John Wycliffe, and contemporaries) to illuminate his ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Graphic Signs of Identity, Faith, and Power in Late Antiquity and the
           Early Middle Ages eds. by Ildar Garipzanov Caroline Goodson, and Henry
           Maguire (review)
    • Abstract: This illuminating collection of essays surveys 'visual media in Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages' (p. 5), from a variety of methodological angles and scholarly disciplines.Larry Hurtado's opening chapter reconsiders second- and third-century Christians' fondness for allegory and symbol. Birthed within the pagan Roman cultural system, early Christian symbols, such as the chi-ro and iota-chi, were adopted and adapted from earlier pre-Christian usage. The author concludes that, by utilizing signs and emblems familiar to believers and non-believers, Christians could construct a community based on a unique, yet recognizable symbolic universe.The fourth-century poems by Optatian — composed during the reign of the ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Conversion and Identity in the Viking Age eds. by Ildar Garipzanov with
           Rosalind Bonté (review)
    • Abstract: This volume brings together ten essays that consider Scandinavia's adoption of Christianity, with a particular focus on its effect on identity. Ildar Garipzanov's introduction interrogates what is meant by 'conversion', discussing 'top-down' and 'bottom-up' models (Cusack, The Rise of Christianity in Northern Europe, 300–1000, Cassell, 1999) and the distinction between 'conversion period' and 'conversion moment' made by Foote (in Faulkes and Perkins, Viking Revaluations, Viking Society, 1993). Garipzanov points out these models are not necessarily mutually exclusive, but suggests that 'official' conversion moments have been overemphasized in previous scholarship. Taken together, the essays in this book are ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Challenging Communion: The Eucharist and Middle English Literature by
           Jennifer Garrison (review)
    • Abstract: Focusing on 'a broad range of nondramatic literature — penitential manuals, dream visions, religious allegories, mystical literature, devotional treatises, and lyrics' (p. 5) — Jennifer Garrison's Challenging Communion argues towards 'identifying a pervasive Middle English literary tradition that rejects simplistic notions of eucharistic promise' (p. 2). At the heart of Garrison's discussion is what she terms 'eucharistic poetics'. Complementing and following on from Sarah Beckwith's work on the relationship between community and Christ's body in medieval drama, Garrison analyses how medieval literary texts 'emphasize both communion with and alienation from Christ in order to contemplate and question not only their ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Journeying along Medieval Routes in Europe and the Middle East by Alison
           L. Gascoigne Leonie V. Hicks, and Marianne O'Doherty (review)
    • Abstract: This volume has its genesis in a set of 'Journeying along Medieval Routes' sessions at the 2010 International Medieval Congress in Leeds. These examined aspects of medieval travel and exploration, starting with the premises that the journey is important for understanding the way social, cultural and political meaning is produced in the medieval world, and that different societies and cultures have different relationships with both built and natural environments.The theoretical positioning of this volume is figured around a scholarly baseline that models people and societies as dynamic rather than constrained to specific locations and time periods. Such social dynamism is nowadays familiar to the scholar, even ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Conflicts of Devotion: Liturgical Poetics in Sixteenth-and
           Seventeenth-Century England by Daniel R. Gibbons (review)
    • Abstract: In Daniel R. Gibbons's wide-ranging study on early modern liturgy and poetics, the question of what it means to participate in a unified spiritual community emerges as a central preoccupation for both English Protestants and Catholics. Gibbons's analysis of the 1559 Book of Common Prayer liturgies for the Communion and burial rites provides the historical and cultural foundation for his readings of the poems, which he discusses in individual chapters on Spenser's elegies, Southwell's lyric verse, Donne's divine poems, Herbert's The Temple, and Crashaw's English lyrics. Gibbon's central thesis is that the Prayerbook provided a rhetoric that enabled English worshippers to demarcate the boundaries of a unified ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church by
           Richard Firth Green (review)
    • Abstract: This engrossing and eminently readable book makes a significant, and original, contribution to scholarship on the medieval Church through its rehabilitation of the lived reality of medieval people with regard to belief in fairy lore. Green thus is able to bring together fields that are usually separated: medieval romance, and attitudes expressed by clerics in the Middle Ages. Elf Queens and Holy Friars joins a myriad recent studies that have enriched knowledge of vernacular beliefs and of 'religion' that existed outside of texts, creeds, and official Church doctrines. The brief 'Introduction' suggests that fairy beliefs were fluid and controversial even in the medieval era, and disavows sundry ideas that have been ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World by
           Michael Guasco (review)
    • Abstract: Although slavery was not legal in the English-speaking world until 1661 when Barbados and Virginia introduced the necessary legislation, English men, and indeed English women, had long been entangled in the practice. In Slaves and Englishmen: Human Bondage in the Early Modern Atlantic World, Michael Guasco sets out to investigate the nature of that entanglement and explore how the English thought, wrote about, and practised slavery from the mid-sixteenth to mid-seventeenth century.Guasco suggests that 'we have rarely devoted as much attention to the meaning of human bondage as we have to the origins of racial slavery in the early Anglo-Atlantic world' and that his book seeks to 'redress that oversight' (p. 5). He ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Alchemy, Medicine, and Commercial Book Production: A Codicological and
           Linguistic Study of the Voigts-Sloane Manuscript Group by Alpo Honkapohja
           (review)
    • Abstract: The Voigts-Sloane manuscripts are a group of Middle English texts about medicine and alchemy with a remarkable degree of uniformity. The manuscripts, first described by Linda Voigts in 1990, have attracted much scholarly interest and curiosity for two reasons. First, 'the manuscripts are thought to be evidence of co-ordination in the production of medical manuscripts before printing' (p. 2), and second, the texts are all written in English and Latin in a side-by-side fashion during a period when a substantial amount of medical books were made available in vernacular translation. Because of this, the manuscripts have been referred to as 'instances of commercially co-ordinated book production' (p. 3), although ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Continuity of the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism
           by Wendy Marie Hoofnagle (review)
    • Abstract: Did Norman perceptions of kingship and empire deliberately follow the model set forth by Charlemagne, in both his historical and his literary or legendary forms' Wendy Marie Hoofnagle certainly thinks so and sets out to examine the hypothesis here. Norman attachment to the Charlemagne of the Chanson de Roland, as expressed in William of Malmesbury's famous description of the Conqueror's troops bursting forth in song before the Battle of Hastings, is the most obvious example of a cultural link between the two eras. Other links, however, are harder to find and the impression is of an intellectually appealing conceptual framework not quite able to be rendered complete by the evidence available. Hoofnagle claims that ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Studies on Florence and the Italian Renaissance in Honour of F. W. Kent
           eds. by , Peter Howard, and Cecilia Hewlett (review)
    • Abstract: The breadth and richness of this festschrift is a fitting testament to the impact and influence of F. W. (Bill) Kent. As one would expect, the majority of the twenty-six essays presented in the volume focus on fifteenth-century Florence — the centre of Kent's own scholarly concerns — but Carolyn James, Clare Monagle, and Constant Mews take us back to the 1300s, and Natalie Tomas and David Rosenthal extend the chronological scope to the sixteenth century, while the contributions of Amanda Lillie, Ersie Burke, and Cynthia Troup range to Naples, Venice, and Rome, respectively. Fittingly, the majority of the contributors to the volume are Australian, several of them past students of Kent, but it also includes essays ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Privacy in the Age of Shakespeare by Ronald Huebert (review)
    • Abstract: Ronald Huebert begins the introduction with Sir John Harington's The Prayse of Private Life. He argues Harington's prose treatise reveals that privacy has renewed importance in 'the age of Shakespeare', which he defines as the period 1516–1667 (p. 4). This range refers to Sir Thomas More's challenge to privacy in Utopia, and John Milton's spiritual privacy in Paradise Lost.In Chapter 1, Huebert investigates what privacy means to Shakespeare. In Hamlet, Huebert finds a dichotomy between private and public spaces. He examines the invasion of private thoughts through overhearing Hamlet's soliloquies, and of space such as Ophelia's closet. In Twelfth Night, Huebert analyses the anxiety of misinterpreting the inner ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Quinto Orazio Flacco. Annali delle edizioni a stampa (secoli XV–XVIII)
           by Antonio Iurilli (review)
    • Abstract: More than ten years ago I reviewed Antonio Iurilli's fascinating Orazio nella letteratura italiana. Commentatori, traduttori, editori italiani di Quinto Orazio Flacco dal XV al XVIII secolo (Vecchiarelli Editore, 2004) in this journal (Parergon, 22.2, 2005). This new work, in which the subject has been expanded to a global scale, follows a similar pattern. Volume 1 contains a rich interpretative 'Introduction' and the bibliographical 'Annali', that is, a registry of 2372 items (see the 'Criteri di registrazione bibliografica', p. 307). This is divided into the four centuries covered, each further subdivided by year, the last being 1800, with a final list of uncertain or not securely dated editions.Volume 2 contains ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
      Issue No: Vol. 1 (2018)
       
  • Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment ed. by
           Danijela Kambasković (review)
    • Abstract: Conjunctions of Mind, Soul and Body from Plato to the Enlightenment offers eighteen essays by both seasoned scholars and younger members of academe. They take historical perspectives on the relationship between the body and our more ethereal qualities. The foreword is written by Andrew Lynch, then Deputy Director of the Australian Research Council Centre for the History of Emotions, drawing attention to the importance of emotions as a framework for the contributors. The book is published within the Springer series on the history of the philosophy of the mind, which hopes to encompass a variety of disciplines in its intellectual peregrinations of the mind, being both historically accurate and accessible to the ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • New Directions in Medieval Manuscript Studies and Reading Practices:
           Essays in Honor of Derek Pearsall eds. Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, John J.
           Thompson, and Sarah Baechle (review)
    • Abstract: In 2012, at the International Medieval Studies Congress in Kalamazoo, I accepted a lift to the annual Chaucer Review dinner with illustrious and highly appropriate company: Martha Driver was in the driver's seat; Derek Pearsall was giving directions. This was not my first meeting with Derek, but it was the perfect showcase of the intelligence, warmth, humour, and passion that often comes across in his writing and is still more striking on encountering him in person: my fellow passenger was preparing a translation of Beowulf into Turkish, which Derek quizzed him on so enthusiastically that his dedication to reaching our destination lapsed. The route we finally took to our destination may not have been the most ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Archaeology of Prague and the Medieval Czech Lands, 1100–1600 by Jan
           Klápště (review)
    • Abstract: This groundbreaking study will attract those interested in the history, material culture, religion and archaeology of the Czech lands. The book avoids technical discourse with a specialist audience. For example, the author does not describe archaeological method. Instead, Klápště seeks to introduce the subject to a broad audience, and it should be noted that a synoptic survey does not exist for the subject or the period even in Czech. This makes this study particularly valuable. For the neophyte, the book defines the historic Czech lands as Bohemia, Moravia, and the southern part of historical Silesia. Today this is mainly in the Czech Republic.Especially important for the general reader is an introductory essay ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Synody a statuta olomoucké diecéze období středověku/Medieval Synods
           and Statutes of the Diocese of Olomouc by Pavel Krafl (review)
    • Abstract: When, in 1349, the efforts of Emperor Charles IV were finally rewarded and Prague, his capital, was at last raised to the status of archbishopric, the neighbouring Moravian diocese of Olomouc, hitherto part of the Mainz province, came within the embrace of the newly established Prague Province. The Bishop of Olomouc became suffragan to the Metropolitan. Papal bestowal of archiepiscopal status set in train a process of administrative consolidation and ecclesiastical control emanating from Prague throughout the new province. The most obvious evidence of this were the bi-annual synodial deliberations. They proved to be short-lived, though, put paid to by the upheavals associated with the Hussite revolution. ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Motions of Late Antiquity: Essays on Religion, Politics, and Society in
           Honour of Peter Brown eds. by Jamie Kreiner, and Helmut Reimitz (review)
    • Abstract: It has been nearly fifty years since the publication of Peter Brown's trailblazing The World of Late Antiquity (1971). It is fair to say that this work — which emphasized cultural germination in a period (200–800) long remembered for decay — played an essential part in establishing late antiquity as its own unique historical epoch. Yet, late antiquity has experienced some recent growing pains. Detractors have countered Brown's more optimistic vision of the break-up of the Western Roman Empire. Establishing clear spatial and temporal boundaries for the field also continues to spark debate. Into this contested arena arrives a second festschrift for Brown. Based on a conference held at Princeton to honour Brown in ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Memory and Community in Sixteenth-Century France eds. by David P.
           LaGuardia, and Cathy Yandell (review)
    • Abstract: This substantial volume brings together both new and leading literary specialists of sixteenth-century France to consider questions of memory and community. They skilfully apply innovative reading strategies to poems, essays, prose works, trial records, letters, and memoirs. There are now strong historiographies attached both to early modern communities, their formation and practices, and to early modern memory cultures and their consequences. Disappointingly, however, the introduction says little about the intellectual impetus for the collection in the context of that wider literature or about this volume's contribution to forging new lines of enquiry. Yet the collection as a whole does contribute. The ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Bad Queen Bess' Libels, Secret Histories, and the Politics of
           Publicity in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth I by Peter Lake (review)
    • Abstract: Peter Lake argues that Bad Queen Bess' fills a neglected historical gap by focusing on Catholic propaganda in the Elizabethan period. Key historical moments are given renewed significance through the dialogue between Catholic dissenters and the Elizabethan government.Chapters 1 to 3 analyse the defence and condemnation of Mary Queen of Scots. Lake reveals in a narrative by John Leslie a predicted marriage between the Duke of Norfolk and Mary. When the marriage negotiations failed, the Northern Earls revolted. Lake analyses the response to the rebellion in Thomas Norton's pamphlets. Initially defending Queen Elizabeth from evil Catholics, Norton calls for the queen to act against the Duke of Norfolk and Mary. With ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Nowhere in the Middle Ages by Karma Lochrie (review)
    • Abstract: Nowhere in the Middle Ages begins with the premise that modern scholars believe that Thomas More's Utopia emerged from nowhere and that utopianism was the pure invention of More. In other words it had no past and the conception of utopianism, except for the medieval idea of New Jerusalem, did not exist before the early sixteenth century. Lochrie states that the boundaries of utopian studies in modern scholarship have been limited by this lack of a past for Utopia, and sets out to demonstrate that utopianism was 'somewhere' in the Middle Ages.Instead of looking backwards from More to the Middle Ages Lochrie reads forward from the medieval utopian texts to More's Utopia. To establish the existence of utopian thought ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Imagining Spectatorship: From the Mysteries to the Shakespearean Stage
           eds. by John J. McGavin and Greg Walker (review)
    • Abstract: John McGavin's and Greg Walker's Imagining Spectatorship, from the Oxford Textual Perspectives series, presents a novel approach to the subject of medieval and early modern theatrics. Building on the recent scholarship surrounding the 'cognitive turn' in theatrical reception, and the work of academics such as Gary Taylor, Bruce McConachie, and Guy McAuley in addressing notions of spectatorship, this text seeks to further explore the physical and cultural conditions under which dramatic and theatrical performances were witnessed. McGavin and Walker identify a gap in the scholarship concerning the experiences of the spectator and the relationship that the 'two aspects of affect and space' (p. 4) played in shaping ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Magic and Kingship in Medieval Iceland: The Construction of a Discourse of
           Political Resistance by Nicolas Meylan (review)
    • Abstract: Nicolas Meylan's first monograph is intriguingly titled: settled in the late ninth and early tenth centuries, medieval Iceland was famously king-less, administered instead by a chieftaincy and legal system that allows its current parliament, the Alþingi, to claim status as the oldest in the world. Almost as famously, however, Iceland was of interest to a series of Norwegian monarchs, leading to its acceptance of Hákon Hákonarson of Norway as king across the water in 1262–64. This thirteenth- and early fourteenth-century political situation provides the context for Meylan's study, which argues that magic, 'mobilized narratively', gave Icelanders 'the power to rival a king' (p. 4).Meylan is quick and clear to point ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Clare of Assisi and the Thirteenth-Century Church: Religious Women, Rules,
           and Resistance by Catherine M. Mooney (review)
    • Abstract: Many have been the attempts to penetrate the mists of misunderstanding and confusion surrounding the origins of the Franciscan women's order since Herbert Grundmann's pioneering work in the mid-1930s. Over the past decade, research into the Clarist order has never been livelier, but whatever the new interpretative insights, the fundamental questions addressed by Catherine Mooney inevitably crop up, one way or another. As it happens, the appearance of her carefully argued monograph coincides with the publication of a (complementary) detailed archival study by Olga Miriam Przybyłowicz: Reguła zakonna jest wozem do nieba [The Order's Rule is the Vehicle to Heaven] (Instytut Archeologii i Etnologii PAN, 2016), and both ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Aspiration, Representation and Memory: The Guise in Europe, 1506–1688
           eds. by Jessica Munns, Penny Richards, and Jonathan Spangler (review)
    • Abstract: It is fitting that a striking portrait of Henri II de Lorraine, fifth duke of Guise, graces the cover of this work. Although the title of this volume suggests broad coverage across two centuries, the exploits of the fifth duke are at the heart of this collection's analyses.Attention to the spirited adventures of this prince of Europe is indeed fitting. He capitalized on his dynasty's unusual position as a princely family who moved among Europe's elites in order to seize opportunities to advance the dynasty's status and his own as a monarch in his own right. In this sense, he encapsulates the aspirations, self-representations and memorializing narratives of this significant family.Moreover, the fifth duke has ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Cult of St Erik in Medieval Sweden: Veneration of a Royal Saint,
           Twelfth–Sixteenth Centuries by Christian Oertel (review)
    • Abstract: Most of the research on St Erik has focused on his early veneration up to the end of the thirteenth century, while largely ignoring the time of the Kalmar Union during which this veneration prospered. With his book, Christian Oertel aims to change that and provide 'a picture of the cult of St Erik which is as complete as possible concerning its spatial and social dispersal and concerning its supporters and their strategies of promoting the cult' (p. 15). He looks to accomplish this by investigating a wide range of edited and unedited sources associated with St Erik and his cult as 'an interdisciplinary approach is vital in order to create a comprehensive description of the cult of St Erik' (p. 15). While he admits ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Conceptualizing the Enemy in Early Northwest Europe: Metaphors of Conflict
           and Alterity in Anglo-Saxon, Old Norse, and Early Irish Poetry by Karin E.
           Olsen (review)
    • Abstract: Karin E. Olsen's project is to review three distinct corpora of medieval poetry for indications of cultural specificity of metaphor, and she sets out to do this with a theoretical framework based in cognitive psychology. The focus of her project is broadly described as 'an examination of the relationship between conceptual metaphor and culture', including 'both the ways in which metaphorical language of […] poetic discourse is culture-sensitive, and the extent to which such sensitivity can be detected' (p. 2) in the poetry. This is an ambitious undertaking to fit into a scant 200-odd pages of analysis, for two main reasons. Firstly, the scope of the poetic material under examination is potentially vast, and she is ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Poetics of Scientific Investigation in Seventeenth-Century England by
           Claire Preston (review)
    • Abstract: As soon as science had become, for some, an all-consuming passion, scientists became the butt of satire. Partly for this reason, it is often assumed that poetic and scientific instincts are as distinct from each other as emotion is from reason. Claire Preston's monograph pulls the rug out from beneath this seductive but simplistic assumption. Invaluable for its knowledge (both of history and of all manner of primary texts), for its insight, and for its compelling textual analyses, it serves to show that C. P. Snow's notion of 'two cultures' is inappropriate to the seventeenth-century phase of the so-called 'scientific revolution' in England.I say 'in England', but the dust-jacket reproduces a detail from the ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Infanticide, Secular Justice, and Religious Debate in Early Modern Europe
           by Adriano Prosperi (review)
    • Abstract: By Adriano Prosperi's own admission, 'no other crime has been studied, analysed and described more' than infanticide (p. 49). It is difficult then to offer an original argument or to advance the already abundant scholarship on this offence. Prosperi's text engages in a fine-grained analysis of the 1709 trial and conviction of Bolognese singlewoman Lucia Cremonini for the murder of her newborn son. The author's choice of Cremonini as the focus of this work is predicated on the richness of the archival material on her trial, and the fact that Cremonini is representative of the archetypal early modern infanticidal mother. That Cremonini committed an infanticide is tangential though to how Prosperi uses the extant ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Saving Science: Capturing the Heavens in Carolingian Manuscripts by Eric
           M. Ramírez-Weaver (review)
    • Abstract: In A Saving Science: Capturing the Heavens in Carolingian Manuscripts, Eric Ramírez-Weaver has focused his study on a deluxe copy of the Handbook of 809 produced for the ninth-century Bishop Drogo of Metz, one of Charlemagne's sons. This was one of several versions of this important text and Ramírez-Weaver offers a comparative study that also highlights the text's significance for the daily celebration of the liturgy as it provides necessary charts and information used at that time for dating.The Handbook of 809 was a large astronomical encyclopedia that took the form of a compilation of astronomical and computistical material collected in seven books. It was derived from Charlemagne's synod of 809. This synod ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Civic Cycles: Artisan Drama and Identity in Premodern England eds. by
           Nicole R. Rice and Margaret Aziza Pappano (review)
    • Abstract: The Civic Cycles offers a fresh and valuable perspective on the role, identity and self-representation of medieval artisan guilds within both the York and Chester play cycles and the two cities' civic structures. The book's introduction, co-written by the authors, offers a clear and succinct overview of how the medieval cycles functioned as displays of civic honour, local pride, and religious feeling. This is approached through what Rice and Pappano see as 'the crucial lens for comparative analysis of the cycles' (p. 4) — the exploration of artisan identity. Introduced here, and explored much more fully in the ensuing chapters, is a study of the artisan guilds' place within the civic hierarchy, their relations with ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Isabella d'Este: Selected Letters transed. by Deanna Shemek (review)
    • Abstract: This collection speaks not only to the career and agency of Isabella d'Este, marchesa di Mantova, but also provides evidence of the activities and influence of other powerful and influential women who formed part of her extensive networks of news-gathering and correspondence.Elite and royal women such as Isabella d'Este might not have led armies in person, but they certainly had a considerable role to play in the organization and provisioning of military campaigns. Such women were not cloistered away from the main game of both secular and ecclesiastical politics and diplomacy — we fall into error if we assume that the public and the private in all of this existed as discrete spheres of influence and agency, with ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Intricate Interfaith Networks in the Middle Ages: Quotidian
           Jewish-Christian Contacts ed. by Ephraim Shoham-Steiner (review)
    • Abstract: Those who wonder what daily problems may have arisen in small towns in Europe when a Christian household found itself next door to a Jewish or even a Muslim one will need to wait longer for a possible account. As several papers show, it is easier to find material relating to business partnerships between Jew, Christian, and Muslim than it is to discern what was expected of adjacent families from documents written for other purposes.The various papers in this volume approach the issues from different angles and different historiographical traditions but even Flocel Sabaté, exploring the question of Jewish neighbourhoods in late medieval Catalonian towns and concerned with the way in which people experienced the ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • King John's Delegation to the Almohad Court (1212): Medieval
           Interreligious Interactions and Modern Historiography by Ilan Shoval
           (review)
    • Abstract: When one thinks of King John of England, the man who lost the vast Angevin Empire to Philippe II Auguste of France and sealed the end of regnal supremacy via Magna Carta, one generally does not consider him an ally of Saracens and an active player in Iberian politics. Yet such a possibility is implied by an episode in the Chronica majora by the medieval chronicler Matthew Paris, who states that John sent a delegation to the Almohad Caliph, al-Nāṣir, in 1212 in order to form a political alliance. It is an isolated and controversial narrative thread and one that many historians have dismissed over the previous two centuries for myriad reasons, but Ilan Shoval believes it should not be discounted wholesale and ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Renaissance Texts, Medieval Subjectivities: Rethinking Petrarchan Desire
           from Wyatt to Shakespeare by Danila Sokolov (review)
    • Abstract: Danila Sokolov argues that early modern texts are indebted to 'medieval structures of discourse and selfhood' (p. 5). His study rereads Renaissance Petrarchism as English medievalism. Sokolov begins by examining the notion of meed as reward, payment, and gift to reconceptualize Petrarchan desire in the sonnets of Thomas Wyatt, Edmund Spenser, Barnabe Barnes, andE. C.'s Emaricdulfe (1595). He challenges Wyatt scholarship by not reading his sonnets as a reflection of Henry VIII's court. In 'What Vaileth Trouth'', Sokolov unpacks meed as the male Lover's unrelenting generosity when confronted by unrequited love. In the sonnet, Sokolov notes that pain begins as a metonym for rewarding work, to end up becoming a ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Chivalric Biography of Boucicaut, Jean II le Meingre eds. by Craig
           Taylor and Jane H. M. Taylor (review)
    • Abstract: 'Chivalric biographies were a flourishing genre', the translators and editors note in their introduction, which 'often echoed chivalric romance' (p. 7). This volume is a welcome addition to the available in-translation literature of the European Middle Ages, not only for what it offers English readers about the life and times of its continental subject, but also by serving as a pointed reminder that the ideology of chivalry went beyond fantasy and ideal. The life described and translated by Craig Taylor and Jane Taylor, that of Boucicault, Jean II Le Meingre, is not that of some mere medieval cosplayer, inhabiting a fantastical society overlaying his own, but a complex document about 'a colourful, sympathetic ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • A Descriptive Catalogue of the Medieval Manuscripts in the Library of
           Peterhouse, Cambridge by Rodney M. Thomson (review)
    • Abstract: The manuscript catalogues of Oxford and Cambridge colleges produced by Rodney Thomson have the same stature as those produced by Montague Rhodes James, but consistently introduce a level of analytic accuracy demanded by the passage of time. This is particularly true of this volume on the manuscripts of Peterhouse, the oldest of the Cambridge colleges, which James described in 1899, but which have now been freshly described by Thomson. The labour that goes into such a volume often passes in silence, as so many minor details will be relevant only to the rare scholar who needs to know about the content of a particular manuscript. In this case, the antiquity of Peterhouse makes its manuscript collection potentially ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sensory Perception in the Medieval West eds. by Simon Thomson and Michael
           Bintley (review)
    • Abstract: The topic of sensory perception has become of increasing interest to scholars over the last thirty years. Having moved away from the notion that perception is a purely mental process, the present challenge is to engage a historical sensory experience beyond 'simpler descriptions of understanding or interpretation' (p. 3). This collection of essays seeks to explore the two cruxes, as they are described, connected to this subject: 'how an audience's sensory perception could be exploited or piqued by objects and experiences in the medieval world; [and] how scholars can attempt to bridge the gap between present and past sensory engagements' (pp. 1–2).This is achieved through an interdisciplinary approach to the topic ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Agency and Intention in English Print, 1476–1526 by Kathleen Tonry
           (review)
    • Abstract: Kathleen Tonry argues that the first fifty years of early print in England is a neglected field of study, as it has been regarded by most scholars primarily as a prelude to the Reformation. In this book she offers a new reading of early print based on the individual agencies of the makers of books, such as printers. In so doing she takes issue with determinist approaches, such as Elizabeth Eisenstein's influential thesis that the printing press itself was the agent of change, a necessary precondition for the Reformation, as well as the view that the press developed primarily in response to economic or commercial imperatives. Rather, Tonry regards print as 'merely an instrument of agencies, and one among many' (p. ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Jesuit Science and the End of Nature's Secrets by Mark A. Waddell (review)
    • Abstract: AMDG, Ad maiorem Dei gloriam, the Jesuit mantra, begins (p. 4, with the words oddly permuted) and ends this work (p. 191), but God gets scant mention otherwise: its concern is the seventeenth-century treatment of the 'mysterious' events of nature. This book looks at the problems the Jesuits faced in reconciling the mysterious forces of what we now call nature with the strengthening Aristotelian approach bequeathed by Aquinas.What is magic' Or what was it' In the seventeenth century magic was a close neighbour of science, witness Isaac Newton's long interest in alchemy as well as in the theory of motion. The differences between science and magic were, to say the least, blurred. Waddell's book explores the ... Read More
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      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Cult of St Thomas Becket in the Plantagenet World, c. 1170 – c. 1220
           eds. by Paul Webster and Marie-Pierre Gelin (review)
    • Abstract: The nine chapters in this edited volume examine the reception and impact of Thomas Becket as a saint within the Plantagenet world during the century after his murder. As the eight-hundredth anniversary of the 1220 translation of his relics at Canterbury approaches, the editors and authors of this collection have approached the Becket phenomenon within the contemporary context that created it. The attention to context in this volume illustrates the wide range of meanings contemporaries and near-contemporaries found in the martyred archbishop as well as the varied uses to which the new saint could be put. The volume seeks to add to the conversations surrounding Thomas by displaying scholarship based upon a diverse ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Sociable Knowledge: Natural History and the Nation in Early Modern Britain
           by Elizabeth Yale (review)
    • Abstract: Unfortunately the title of Elizabeth Yale's book will not attract the attention of most scholars who would find its contents illuminating. It is a specialist work that provides little background for newcomers to the field of scientific development in the late seventeenth century but is full of valuable insights into how the contemporary publications that scholars now take for granted came into being, what their philosophical background was, and what are the limitations of their discoveries. Her focus is on the ways in which a topographical concept of Britain was created and in what ways those whose interests in nature were moving beyond the local both relied on, and at the same time disassociated themselves from ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Idea of a Moral Economy: Gerard of Siena on Usury, Restitution, and
           Prescription by Lawrin Armstrong (review)
    • Abstract: This is a valuable transcription of the scarce manuscripts of Gerard of Siena's contributions to theological and legal debate about usury with a very acceptable straightforward, if not always totally precise, and intelligible translation of the original Latin. The structure of the volume makes the medieval approach to argument and its basic, unchallenged theories of natural law, positive law, canon and civil law clear. Given the massive historiography on medieval ideas about what we call (but they did not) the economy, original material added must be judged on the extent to which it adds to our understanding of both the medieval approach and its underlying beliefs. This work does both.Produced in the period of ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Prague Sacramentary: Culture, Religion, and Politics in Late
           Eighth-Century Bavaria by Maximilian Diesenberger, Rob Meens, and Els Rose
           (review)
    • Abstract: An important medieval manuscript, the Prague Sacramentary offers scholars as many answers as the questions it poses. Editors Maximilian Diesenberger, Rob Meens, and Els Rose contextualize the rarity of any 'liturgical manuscript of the early Middle Ages […] with such precisely datable information' (p. 7) and introduce the 'Prague, Archiv Pražského hradu, MS O. 83 and dated to the final decade of the eighth century' (p. 1). The challenges of a text containing 'much more than the prayers for Mass' (p. 1) are considered in three parts: 'A Book and its Users' (Part I), 'A Mirror of Religious Culture' (Part II), and 'Breaking and Building Identities' (Part III). Nine analyses, the fruit of 'an adventure undertaken by an ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • 'Duncane Laideus Testament' and other Comic Poems in Older Scots ed. by
           Janet Hadley Williams (review)
    • Abstract: The often underestimated task of editing texts is frequently seen as thankless and one where only the private satisfaction of getting something precisely right keeps the editor going. Janet Hadley Williams has nevertheless made it an important part of her scholarship, and as she is a brilliant editor these poems will charm even the reader who looks no further than the edited text and the explanatory notes that make clear the meaning and the possible ambiguity of the choice of Scottish words.The volume has far more to offer, however. The initial introduction to the texts takes each poem individually and explains the source or sources in which it is found (the 'witness' to the text), and the differences between the ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Middle English Religious Writing in Practice: Texts, Readers, and
           Transformations ed. by Nicole R. Rice (review)
    • Abstract: This collection of eight essays considers various later Middle English devotional texts (mainly prose) and their uses and adaptations during the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Part I, 'Continental Religious Women in English Practice', opens with Jennifer N. Brown on the fates, in manuscript and print, of three English translations of texts associated with Catherine of Siena: a letter from the head of the Grande Chartreuse, supporting her canonization, Raymond of Capua's life of the saint, and the Orchard of Syon. Michael G. Sargent unravels the complexities of the French and English textual traditions of Marguerite Porete's Mirouer des simples âmes, and details the extraordinary story of the text's treatment in ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Historians on Chaucer: The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales ed.
           by Stephen Rigby, Alastair Minnis (review)
    • Abstract: Interdisciplinarity between literary scholars and historians nowadays comes naturally to medieval studies, and this volume is a useful example of the practicalities of using historical context as an approach to The Canterbury Tales, and vice versa.This is a substantial book, in which is gathered a wide array of chapters by experts in economic, social, political, religious and intellectual history, mapping various historical contexts a reader can bring to the Tales. In taking this approach the work is grounding the characterizations of Chaucer's pilgrims in their contemporary social contexts, and offering a practical introduction to the subtleties of influence of the varied structures of power and authority ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Anatomy and Anatomists in Early Modern Spain by Bjørn Okholm Skaarup
           (review)
    • Abstract: Skaarup's declared objective was to 'chart the development of late sixteenth-century anatomy in a particular, and largely ignored, national context and to trace the establishment of this discipline within various institutional and regional settings' (p. 258). To this end, he has adopted 'a comparative geographical rather than a thematic approach' to the subject of the practices and publications of the principal anatomists in the Iberian Peninsula (p. 258). He has drawn on a range of documentary sources from the sixteenth century to the end of the seventeenth century. This work is a useful and well researched contribution towards making available the flourishing history of medicine in Spain to those who only read ... Read More
      Keywords: Exile (Punishment); Imprisonment; Treason; Trials (Treason); Great Britain; Thomas,; Charles,; Eleanor,; Exile (Punishment); Strozzi, Luisa,; Prisoners' writings, Italian; People with mental disabilities; Convents; Catholics, English; Nuns; Bible.; Beal, Peter; Jesus
      PubDate: 2018-06-05T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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