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    - HISTORY OF AUSTRALASIA AREAS (10 journals)
    - HISTORY OF EUROPE (256 journals)
    - HISTORY OF THE AMERICAS (183 journals)
    - HISTORY OF THE NEAR EAST (61 journals)

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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Aboriginal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
Abstracta Iranica     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
Acadiensis : Journal of the History of the Atlantic Region / Acadiensis : revue d'histoire de la region Atlantique     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Accounting History Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Acta Historiae Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae - Historia litterarum     Open Access  
Acta Orientalia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Actas y Comunicaciones del Instituto de Historia Antigua y Medieval     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Actes d'Història de la Ciència i de la Tècnica     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory : Journal for the History of Public Administration / Zeitschrift für     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Advances in Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
Africa Confidential     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 23)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
African Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Agricultural History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
AIEMH : Revista de la Asociación Internacional para el Estudio de Manuscritos Hispánicos     Open Access  
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
albuquerque : revista de história     Open Access  
Almagest     Full-text available via subscription  
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 282)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
American Jewish History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
American Nineteenth Century History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
American Periodicals : A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
Amérique Latine Histoire et Mémoire     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anais do Museu Paulista : História e Cultura Material     Open Access  
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anales de Historia Antigua, Medieval y Moderna     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Anales de Historia del Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Anatolica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Ancient Mesoamerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Anglican Historical Society Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Annales historiques de la Révolution française     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, sectio F – Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences historiques et philologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes, and Reviews     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Antiteses     Open Access  
Anuario de Estudios Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anuario de Historia de la Iglesia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anuario de la Escuela de Historia     Open Access  
Anuario del Centro de Estudios Históricos "Prof. Carlos S. A. Segreti"     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Anuario del Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte     Open Access  
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
ARAM Periodical     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arbeiderhistorie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archeion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
ArcheoArte. Rivista Elettronica di Archeologia e Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Architectural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 7)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Arenal. Revista de historia de las mujeres     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumenta Historica     Open Access  
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 354)
Art History & Criticism     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Asian Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Asian Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Aspasia     Full-text available via subscription  
Astérion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Atrio : Revista de Historia del Arte     Open Access  
Audens : revista estudiantil d'anàlisi interdisciplinària     Open Access  
Aurora Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Austral Ecology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 5)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
Australian Journal of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Austrian History Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
BAETICA : Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bajo Guadalquivir y Mundos Atlánticos     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Baltic-Pontic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baroque     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
BibNum     Open Access  
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Biography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Biuletyn Historii Wychowania     Open Access  
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Body & Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Boletim Cearense de Educação e História da Matemática     Open Access  
Boletim do Arquivo da Universidade de Coimbra     Open Access  
Book History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 201)
Boom California     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Britain and the World     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
British Catholic History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
British Journal for Military History     Open Access   (Followers: 42)
British Journal for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
British Journal for the History of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
British Mycological Society Symposia Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 58)
BSAA arte     Open Access  
BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin de la Sabix     Open Access  
Bulletin de Philosophie Medievale     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Bulletin d’études Orientales     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Bulletin of Latin American Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Bulletin of Spanish Studies: Hispanic Studies and Researches on Spain, Portugal and Latin America     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos CERU     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Cadernos de História     Open Access  
Cadernos de História UFPE     Open Access  
CADUS - Revista de Estudos de Política, História e Cultura     Open Access  
Cahiers d'histoire     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Cahiers d'histoire. Revue d'histoire critique     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Cahiers de l'Urmis     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cahiers des études anciennes     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Cahiers du Centre de recherches historiques     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Cahiers du Monde Russe     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Cahiers d’études africaines     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cahiers « Mondes anciens »     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Camden Fifth Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Canadian Review of American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Central Asian Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Central European History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 35)
Chaucer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Childhood in the Past : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Chinese Studies in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Chronica Nova. Revista de Historia Moderna de la Universidad de Granada     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Chronique d'Egypte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Church History : Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 84)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 21)
Cleveland Studies in the History of Art     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Clío & Asociados : La Historia Enseñada     Open Access  
CLIO : Revista de Pesquisa Histórica     Open Access  
Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire - Articles     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Clio. Women, Gender, History     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Cliodynamics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Collections électroniques de l'INHA     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Collingwood and British Idealism Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Colonial Latin American Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Comitatus : A Journal of Medieval and Renaissance Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 25)
Commonwealth Essays and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Comparative Legal History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Comptabilités     Open Access  
Concorso. Arti e lettere     Open Access  
Connexe : Questioning Post-Communist Spaces     Open Access  
Conservative Judaism     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Conserveries mémorielles     Open Access  
Contemporaneity : Historical Presence in Visual Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Contemporary British History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
Contemporary European History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 39)
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Convivium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Creativity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Crime, Histoire & Sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 11)

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  • Dialogues with Ginnungagap: Norse Runestones in a Culture of Magic

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      Abstract: Carved monuments made from granite and other igneous rocks mark the landscapes of medieval Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. Their cold forms protruding from the earth, these objects—called runestones—were intended to commemorate deceased persons and political actions. Incised with dedicatory inscriptions and perplexing pictorial narratives, they addressed viewers with messages that were both textual and illustrative.1 Many of those that survive are small, but others are quite large, meeting and towering over the bodies of viewers.These larger runestones have a provocative, inviting presence that has gently drifted through scholarly discourse, slowly accumulating more critical attention in recent years. When considered ... Read More
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  • Autobiographical Perspective and Allegorical Conceptualization in Charles
           d'Orléans's Poetry of Confinement and Captivity

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      Abstract: Toward the late Middle Ages, autobiographical perspective began to emerge as an important element of poetry, specifically poetry composed in prison. Charles d'Orléans (1394–1465), a French prince captured at the Battle of Agincourt and held captive in England for twenty-five years, is one of the first late medieval French poets to directly identify with and claim ownership of the works he produced. Prince Charles de Valois, Duke of Orléans, was born in 1394 to Louis d'Orléans, second son of French King Charles V and brother of French King Charles VI, and Valentina Visconti, an Italian noblewoman whose maternal grandfather was French King Jean II. As the second phase of the Hundred Years War erupted following ... Read More
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  • Whence, Plain Style' Renaissance Monolingualism and the City

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      Abstract: In the sixteenth century, England was not monolingual, nor did monolingualism emerge as an ideological pressure in this period. But there is a strong consensus in scholarship that using English and flaunting its superiority over other languages became a marker of national identity most decisively in this period. In the late fifteenth century, after the Hundred Years War, the consequent decline of the official prestige of languages like French and Anglo-Norman, and the emergence of a print culture, the English language had gradually come to be perceived as having some national significance.1 But it is along with the religious reforms and the establishment of a literary courtly culture in the sixteenth century that ... Read More
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  • The Triumphs of Petrarch at Hampton Court Palace: Weaving an Italian
           Iconography in a Netherlandish Tapestry

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      Abstract: The Hampton Court Palace Triumphs of Petrarch tapestry series contains a rich visual iconography that draws upon patterns and designs established in Italy over fifty years prior to the weaving of the works in the southern Netherlands. The strong visual similarities between the Petrarchan imagery found in myriad fifteenth-century Italian artworks and the design scheme of the tapestries at Hampton Court has, however, rarely been noted in the scholarship on the works. The tapestry series, which was designed around 1507 and woven circa 1515 to 1520 by an unknown artist in the southern Netherlands, is today part of the Royal Collection in the United Kingdom. Having been owned originally by Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (ca. ... Read More
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  • Sixteenth-Century Renaissance Utopianism: Conceptions of Ideal and
           Virtuous Governments in Gasparo Contarini's Treatise on Venice and Thomas
           More's Utopia

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      Abstract: Utopian literature envisioning an ideal world was a popular genre in late Renaissance Europe. With roots in classical literature, the genre was adopted by humanists in the sixteenth-century as a dialectical and rhetorical device to make political arguments, in an attempt to persuade, subvert, or inspire. Concerned about the disorder and corruption around them, they hoped to convince rulers and fellow citizens of the necessity to reform their society, by way of contrast with the ideals expressed in their works. This trend, which expanded during the seventeenth century, is usually first associated with Thomas More's 1516 work Utopia. The word in its original Greek means "no-place" and is phonetically identical to ... Read More
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  • Physical and Spiritual Conversion: Femininity and Religious Materiality in
           Three Early Modern English Plays

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      Abstract: A survey of ecclesiastical garments in early modern England informs their use and representation in the theater. In sixteenth-century England, clothing functioned to both reveal and conceal.1 Garments related to religious identity were particularly potent in their ability to shape a viewer's perception of the wearer. Ecclesiastical dress engages by necessity with the tumult surrounding the vestiarian controversies. Such a discussion provides the firm foundations for appreciating the physical transformations of Catholic vestments into theatrical costumes and, in turn, the functions of ecclesiastical dress within three individual works of post-Reformation drama. Vestments were commonly sold and rented out for use on ... Read More
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  • Spenser's Colonialism and Shakespeare's Critique: The "Irish Question" and
           the Nine Years War in The Faerie Queene and Troilus and Cressida

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      Abstract: In Book 5 of The Faerie Queene and in Troilus and Cressida, through the lens of the nation-building epic, Spenser and Shakespeare present contradictory ideas about the justification of violence and the nature of imperialism related to the Irish conflicts at the time. In Book 5 of The Faerie Queene, Spenser advocates for the necessity of war, especially in the name of nation building, while in Troilus and Cressida, Shakespeare dismantles this notion, ultimately showing its futility and suggesting that the very idea of nationality is inherently troubled. I argue that these texts should be comparatively read based on their engagement with the epic genre. As Walter S. H. Lim argues, The Faerie Queene is a national epic ... Read More
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  • Raphael On Trial: Digestive Ontology and Milton's Absolution of God

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      Abstract: Raphael the archangel is easily the most loquacious speaker in John Milton's Paradise Lost, with the exception of Satan. He enjoys remarkable verbal prominence throughout Books 5 to 8 that constitute one third of the length and the structural center of the epic. Milton himself prefaces Paradise Lost with a desire to "assert eternal providence, / And justify the ways of God to men" (1.25–26).1 That is, Paradise Lost is first and foremost a depiction and defense of God's intervention to "prevent" the Fall. Yet the culpable nature of the archangel's discourse has not been discussed in light of this claim. In what is to follow, I show how Raphael is pivotal to Milton's achievement of this treacherous task that is bound ... Read More
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  • Victory's Shadow: Conquest and Governance in Medieval Catalonia by Thomas
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      Abstract: In the mid-twelfth century, the county of Barcelona and Crown of Aragon, united under Roman Berenguar IV, conquered the upper limits of al-Andalus, including two major cities—Tortosa and Lleida. By the thirteenth century, Valencia had also come under the control of the Crown of Aragon. The interceding years between these major Christian triumphs along the frontier of New Catalonia did not follow a linear path to victory; instead, they were defined by "cycles of conquest, delegation, and repossession" (289). As Thomas Barton masterfully argues in Victory's Shadow, the policies that led to thirteenth-century conquest were predicated on the inconsistently successful efforts by the preceding eleventh- and ... Read More
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  • The Cambridge History of Medieval Monasticism in the Latin West ed. by
           Alison I. Beach and Isabelle Cochelin (review)

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      Abstract: In Medieval Monasticism in the Latin West: The High and Late Middle Ages, editors Alison I. Beach and Isabelle Cochelin usher an ambitious project to a successful conclusion. Beach and Cochelin deliberately posit their project as collaborative and open-ended, disrupting established narratives and posing new challenges for future researchers rather than constructing a new comprehensive history. However, the editors and expert contributors to the volume have nevertheless created an impressive framework for such a new history. The series will doubtless be a useful support for students, as well as a stable starting place for advanced researchers hoping to add even more depth and color to the narratives sketched ... Read More
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  • Anglo-Papal Relations in the Early Fourteenth Century: A Study in Medieval
           Diplomacy by Barbara Bombi (review)

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      Abstract: Barbara Bombi's monograph is a study of the modalities of diplomatic communication between the English and the papal courts in the context of the prelude and beginning of the Hundred Years War (1305–1360). The book, a welcome contribution in the field of medieval diplomacy, adopts the angle of Anglo-papal history on one of the most infamous sequence of Anglo-French history to uncover the formation of diplomatic practices. It brings together strands from previous work by Bombi on the medieval papacy, the diplomatic involvement of military orders, and her experience in the primary sources of medieval diplomatic records. Central to the author's approach is the argument that while diplomatic practices developed ... Read More
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  • Stories of Women in the Middle Ages by Maria Teresa Brolis (review)

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      Abstract: Maria Teresa Brolis argues in her monograph Stories of Women in the Middle Ages that late medieval ideas on gender, sexuality, and religion shaped the ways in which women could participate in both elite and non-elite spaces from the twelfth to fifteenth centuries in Europe. To illustrate this point, Brolis divides her monograph into two sections, "Famous Women" and "Ordinary Women," each highlighting the lives and afterlives of sixteen individuals. The first eight will be familiar to scholars of the European Middle Ages, as they include Hildegard of Bingen, Raingarde of Montboissier, Heloise of Argenteuil, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Clare of Assisi, Birgitta of Sweden, Christine de Pizan, and Joan of Arc. By beginning ... Read More
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  • Restoring Creation: The Natural World in the Anglo-Saxon Saints' Lives of
           Cuthbert and Guthlac by Britton Elliott Brooks (review)

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      Abstract: As part of the Nature and Environment in the Middle Ages series, this monograph contributes to the study of the natural world and the environment in the medieval period in two important ways. First, it supports the view that medieval individuals had complex and varied relationships with nature as informed by contemporary theological and philosophical ideas. Second, it offers an examination of one of the most problematic literary sources in medieval studies: hagiographies. It is the evaluation of this source material from early medieval England that differentiates Restoring Creation: The Natural World in the Anglo-Saxon Saints' Lives of Cuthbert and Guthlac from the previous monographs in the series, which center ... Read More
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  • The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy by Abigail Brundin, Deborah Howard,
           and Mary Levan (review)

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      Abstract: Why did nineteenth-century historians rarely analyze the artifacts, practices, and spaces of domestic religious devotion in Renaissance Italy' Two sets of assumptions underlie this large lacuna: one, the belief that women and women's things (the domestic) are trivial and not worth bothering about (misogyny), and two, religion as pure superstition merited disdain rather than study (secularism). To the contrary, people in early modern Italy viewed things quite differently.In a singular, powerful study, the authors of The Sacred Home in Renaissance Italy demonstrate just how deeply religious devotion penetrated, or better, characterized, domestic life at all social levels, from peasants to the nobility. In the process ... Read More
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  • The Care of Nuns: The Ministries of Benedictine Women in England during
           the Central Middle Ages by Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis (review)

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      Abstract: Katie Bugyis's first monograph, The Care of Nuns: The Ministries of Benedictine Women in England during the Central Middle Ages, presents an illuminating close look at the actions of care provided by nuns not only to their fellow religious but also to their broader secular communities. Bugyis begins by asking the reader to critically examine not just the translation of the Latin phrase cura monialium, the care of nuns, but also the implementation of the term within the scholarship. The subsequent question "should the nuns be understood as the object or the subject of the care given'" provides the interpretative backbone for Bugyis's examination of Benedictine women in tenth- through twelfth-century England (1). In ... Read More
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  • Performances at Court in the Age of Shakespeare ed. by Sophie Chiari and
           John Mucciolo (review)

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      Abstract: Performances at Court in the Age of Shakespeare, an edited collection by Sophie Chiari and John Mucciolo, positions itself in response to the idea that "circumstances of performance at the Elizabethan and early Stuart courts have received little critical attention" (1). As a result, this collection draws on interdisciplinary methods to offer potential directions for early modern literary studies. This collection develops rich contextual information around each play that describes the texture and conditions of early modern performance. As the introduction suggests, "while we cannot recover what has been forever lost, we can at least try to figure out how, why, and before whom these not-so-'insubstantial pageants' ... Read More
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  • Illuminated History Books in the Anglo-Norman World, 1066-1272 by Laura
           Cleaver (review)

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      Abstract: History, documents, texts, images. This book offers a historical meta-discursive exploration, based on the study of Anglo-Norman manuscripts of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, which themselves include texts on England's historical past, from the Norman conquest to the death of Henry III. In addition, there is an active dialogue between the texts and the extensive array of images that these codices contain in their pages, from main miniatures, marginal representations, historiated initials, and even genealogical tables and various diagrams. In this regard, Cleaver's main objective is to examine different readings and discourses established by medieval history writers on events in England's past and their ... Read More
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  • Heirs of the Vikings: History and Identity in Normandy and England, c.
           950–c. 1015 by Katherine Cross (review)

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      Abstract: Katherine Cross has provided a useful and compelling assessment of efforts by the English and Norman elite to engage with the viking past of their respective regions and ruling dynasties, utilizing their ability to influence cultural production to help shape the identities of those dynasties and of those living under their rule. As Cross notes in the introduction, the study of ethnic identity and origins in the Middle Ages has continued to increase, and this work provides a valuable addition to this body of scholarship. The central question that Cross examines is why and how viking identities came to mean different things in England and Normandy during the period delineated in the title. Cross succeeds admirably in ... Read More
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  • Making Medieval Manuscripts by Christopher de Hamel (review)

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      Abstract: Christopher de Hamel, FSA, FRHS, Fellow of Corpus Christi College Cambridge, was formerly Fellow Librarian of Cambridge's Parker Library and arguably the Anglophone world expert on medieval manuscripts, having written extensively on manuscript sleuthing. He is author of books such as A History of Illuminated Manuscripts (1986); Scribes and Illuminators (1992); The Book in the Cathedral (2017), the mystery of Thomas à Becket's jeweled book of psalms for Penguin, which won the Wolfson History Prize and other awards; as well as Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts (2020), also published by Penguin, each book acclaimed for high scholarship. De Hamel also worked for Sotheby's for decades on manuscripts as department ... Read More
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  • Early Modern Aristotle: On the Making and Unmaking of Authority by Eva Del
           Soldato (review)

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      Abstract: Future readers of Del Soldato's monograph should perhaps be alerted, first of all, to what it is not (and does not necessarily pretend to be). Del Soldato does not present us with a comprehensive historiography of the Aristotelian tradition during the early modern period, and those hoping for this kind of work will quickly have to alter their expectations. Rather, she seeks to reorient a conventional historiographical paradigm, which has regarded the controversies around early modern Aristotelianism as animated reductively by advocates pro and contra, toward a more subtle view of debates during the period. As her title indicates, she proposes to achieve this by employing the concept of authority as a prism through ... Read More
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  • The Lay Saint: Charity and Charismatic Authority in Medieval Italy,
           1150–1350 by Mary Harvey Doyno (review)

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      Abstract: The requirements to be considered a saint by the Church in the Middle Ages changed over the course of the medieval period, with martyrdom being the common pathway from the earliest days of Christianity into late antiquity. Once that was no longer a realistic option with Christianity's growth and spread, the church began to canonize individuals typically of the elite classes, such as kings, queens, bishops, and popes, whose saintly actions in founding monasteries, convents, and cathedrals were supported by miracles being attributed to them. These elites continued to be recognized and canonized in northern Europe throughout the medieval period. However, in late medieval north-central Italy, a different saintly ... Read More
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  • Gaelic Influence in the Northumbrian Kingdom: The Golden Age and the
           Viking Age by Fiona Edmonds (review)

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      Abstract: Trends in medieval studies have been increasingly inclined toward cross-cultural and interdisciplinary approaches, and Fiona Edmonds's recent monograph marks a welcome addition as an interdisciplinary assessment of the extent and nature of the links between Northumbria and its Gaelic neighbors in the medieval period. Her work covers the Northumbrian "Golden Age" of the seventh and eighth centuries through the "Viking Age," from the eighth to the eleventh centuries, with an emphasis on the northern and western regions of Northumbria near to Ireland, the Isle of Man, and the Gaelic-speaking regions of Scotland.Edmonds's monograph offers at least two significant contributions to the field. Though much work has been ... Read More
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  • Interpreting MS Digby 86: A Trilingual Book from Thirteenth-Century
           Worcester ed. by Susanna Fein (review)

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      Abstract: The manuscript Digby 86 (Oxford, Bodleian Library), a miscellany written in Latin, Anglo-Norman French, and Middle English and produced in Worcester ca. 1285, has long been of interest to multiple disciplines within medieval studies. However, as Susanna Fein laments in the introduction to Interpreting MS Digby 86, "Too often case studies of individual medieval books become articles published singularly over long intervals of time in isolated ways" (9), as has been the case with Digby 86. In response to this situation, Fein has edited the present volume, a collection of twelve essays covering the diverse range of Digby 86's contents.The first two essays cover aspects of the religious French texts that open Digby 86. ... Read More
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  • 'Black but Human': Slavery and the Visual Arts in Hapsburg Spain,
           1480–1700 by Carmen Fracchia (review)

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      Abstract: Carmen Fracchia's 'Black but Human' brings together paintings, sculptures, prints, and book illuminations to elucidate the relationship between blackness and slavery as it was conceived by artists over the long sixteenth century. Fracchia uses the sixteenth century Afro-Hispanic proverb "Black but Human" as the unifying topos, as she describes it, for her six chapters, arguing that it reveals both hegemonic visions of subaltern groups by white Christians as well as the emancipatory practices of Black slaves and ex-slaves. By analyzing artworks in conjunction with carols, religious tracts, legal documents, and artistic treatises, Fracchia shows how white European artists produced representations of enslaved ... Read More
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  • Passion Relics and the Medieval Imagination: Art, Architecture, and
           Society by Cynthia Hahn (review)

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      Abstract: Relics of Christ's Passion present scholars of medieval Christianity with a fascinating paradox. According to the New Testament, Christ's body ascended into heaven shortly after his resurrection. Therefore, apart from a few alleged relics of Christ's blood and circumcised foreskin, there are no bones or body of Christ to venerate. In the absence of primary relics, medieval Christians collected and enshrined objects that came into contact with Christ—specifically, those items that interacted with his body during the Passion (the whip, crown of thorns, True Cross, holy nails, sponge, and lance, among others). The medieval dissemination and popularity of these relics are the subject of Cynthia Hahn's latest monograph ... Read More
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  • Pieter Bruegel and the Idea of Human Nature by Elizabeth Alice Honig
           (review)

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      Abstract: For an artist whose mention popularly evokes scenes of peasant merrymaking and sedate, wintry landscapes, Pieter Bruegel the Elder has aroused fierce debate among twentieth- and twenty-first-century scholars. Controversy has erupted over the correct orthography and pronunciation of his family name, conflicting theories about his socioeconomic background have generated radically opposed interpretations of his art, and speculation over his religious and political persuasions continue to overburden pictures that may have been fairly benign in his day. It is hard to fault these zealous historians; Bruegel's artistic legacy is a seductive cocktail of scant archival evidence and complex, enigmatic imagery. The opacity of ... Read More
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  • Visions of Kinship in Medieval Europe by Hans Hummer (review)

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      Abstract: Rather than provide a structural account of how medieval kinship functioned, this provocative and engaging book takes a discursive approach to describing what being kin meant and how kinship contributed to group consciousness. Medieval kinship was more (or less) than blood relations: it was a spiritual relationship forged in medieval Christian patterns of thought and association.Hummer devotes the substantial first third to unpacking the baggage that "kinship" has accumulated. Chapter 1 introduces the reader to the work and personal lives of Johann Bachofen (d. 1887), Henry Maine (d. 1888), Fustel de Coulanges (d. 1889), John Ferguson McLennan (d. 1881), and Lewis Henry Morgan (d. 1881). Historicizing modern ... Read More
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  • Addiction and Devotion in Early Modern England by Rebecca Lemon (review)

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      Abstract: The first three steps in the original Twelve Step program advise the alcohol addict to accept futility in the face of a higher power named "God." That the subject is free to define God as she sees fit reflects the unique religious origins of Alcoholics Anonymous, which sprang out of the Oxford Group, a nondenominational Christian organization. Alcoholics Anonymous does not attempt to Christianize subjects through its Twelve Steps, but it does suggest that a "religious" view of power is useful in freeing subjects from alcohol addiction, precisely because addiction involves much more than the body's attachment to a physical substance. Just as the appeal to a higher power in Alcoholics Anonymous blurs the boundaries ... Read More
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  • Castles and Space in Malory's Morte Darthur by Molly A. Martin (review)

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      Abstract: Centuries after its first printing, Sir Thomas Malory's Morte Darthur continues to be a text of monumental influence, both upon Arthurian creators and scholars. T. H. White's The Once and Future King (1958) and Marion Zimmer Bradley's Mists of Avalon (1983) both draw influence from Malory's text, as did the muchlauded film Excalibur (1981). Even contemporary Arthurian re-imaginings such as Kiersten White's The Guinevere Deception (2019) still turn to Malory specifically for influence. Malory's text also proves still popular with Arthurian scholars, and despite a significant amount of criticism, Molly A. Martin's Castles and Space in Malory's Morte Darthur finds an unexplored avenue through which to view Malory's ... Read More
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  • Fictive Orders and Feminine Religious Identities, 1200-1600 by Alison More
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      Abstract: Alison More, Inaugural Holder of the Comper Professorship in Medieval Studies at the University of St. Michael's College in the University of Toronto, deserves to be warmly congratulated on the publication of her outstanding research on the changing devotional climate of the late Middle Ages, in particular the new religious movements that emerged during this period. Her study focuses on the extraordinary late medieval and early modern women who, desiring not to live as traditional religious, were known as anchoresses, beguines, klopjes ("spiritual virgins" or "spiritual daughters" living in the Reformed Netherlands), recluses, and tertiaries, and who enjoyed a deep influence on both their religious and secular ... Read More
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  • Medieval Art in Motion: The Inventory and Gift Giving of Queen Clémence
           de Hongrie by Mariah Proctor-Tiffany (review)

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      Abstract: Medieval Art in Motion is a superb volume publishing Mariah Proctor-Tiffany's study of the inventory and gift-giving practice of the queen of France, Clémence de Hongrie (1293–1328). Raised in Naples at the Angevin court by her grandmother, after the death of her parents when she was only two years old, Clémence moved to Paris in the summer of 1315 to be married to the king of France, Louis X (1289–1316). On her way to Marseille, a storm struck her ship and many of her luxury objects were lost in the Mediterranean. This is how Proctor-Tiffany's book opens, engaging the attention of the reader with a story that is perilous and adventurous at once. In the following thirteenth years, until her death, Clémence de ... Read More
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  • El lenguaje del arte: Evolución de la terminología específica de
           manuscritos y textos ed. by Ana Gómez Rabal, Jacqueline Hamesse, and
           Marta Pavón Ramírez (review)

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      Abstract: Ana Gómez Rabal, Jacqueline Hamesse, and Marta Pavon Ramirez's collective work is part of the Textes et Études du Moyen Âge series, sponsored by the Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'Études Médiévales (FIDEM). This series is dedicated to sharing the critical reflection of the European congress on medieval studies. This publication focuses on the findings of the 2017 colloquium of FIDEM celebrated in Barcelona.For the past decades, the interest in studying manuscripts has increased, not only from philological, codicological, or paleographical perspectives but also from other disciplines and methodologies such as the history of art and the digital humanities. This volume consists of the work of six experts in ... Read More
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  • Inventing the Berbers: History and Ideology in the Maghrib by Ramzi Roughi
           (review)

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      Abstract: Inventing the Berbers is a suggestive title, to say the least. In fact, "no one was a Berber in northwest Africa before the seventh century" (8), when the Arab raids in the Maghrib started. Arab sources after the conquest of the territory are the first to refer to the Berbers as the inhabitants of the Maghrib.This process, which Ramzi Roughi refers to as "Berberization"—a term for which the very title is a synonym—is therefore the main subject of this historical and ethno-anthropological study, which unfolds almost in parallel to the phenomena of Arabization and Islamization, being practically a product of them. From the first narratives of the Arab-Islamic conquest to the colonial rule in Algeria and Morocco and ... Read More
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  • Bonds of Secrecy: Law, Spirituality, and the Literature of Concealment in
           Early Medieval England by Benjamin A. Saltzman (review)

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      Abstract: Equal parts conceptual history and literary criticism, Benjamin A. Saltzman's first book, Bonds of Secrecy: Law, Spirituality, and the Literature of Concealment in Early Medieval England, is an ambitious work. Weaving together a dazzling array of sources and scholarship, Bonds of Secrecy interrogates the ethics of secrecy in a society bound by an omniscient God. The belief that God had ultimate control over the concealment and revelation of secrets both shaped and was shaped by the institutions of the early medieval English world and produced, in turn, a culture of scrutiny that profoundly informed literary practice.Part 1 considers the problem of secrecy in early medieval English legal institutions. Through the ... Read More
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  • Faces of Muhammad: Western Perceptions of the Prophet of Islam from the
           Middle Ages to Today by John V. Tolan (review)

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      Abstract: In recent decades, offensively negative European representations of the Prophet Muhammad have sparked outcry and sometimes violent reprisals. Non-Muslims have portrayed the Prophet in derogatory and polemical ways since the early centuries of Islam. Some may be surprised to learn that Europeans have often portrayed Muhammad positively, too. In Faces of Muhammad, historian John V. Tolan traces the development of both positive and negative representations of Muhammad. Tolan, who earned his PhD from the University of Chicago and is now professor of history at the University of Nantes, includes views from European Christians, Jews, and freethinkers. He also acknowledges the existence of European Muslims and the ... Read More
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  • Black Metaphors: How Modern Racism Emerged from Medieval Race-Thinking by
           Cord J. Whitaker (review)

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      Abstract: Cord Whitaker's timely study pinpointing the roots of modern Western racial thinking in medieval rhetorical practice is a deeply important book not just for medieval studies but for a general audience in these times of increased racial violence. Whitaker has already put forth considerable effort to make this book accessible, from his opening anecdotes addressing motorcycle rallies and lyrics to popular songs to his insightful readings of Chaucer, Mandeville, Julian of Norwich, and W. E. B. Dubois, among others. Underlying and connecting these readings are two concepts: rhetorical mirage, which, like its physical counterpart, "has its genesis in material reality but quickly moves into the realms of imagination and ... Read More
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  • Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French by Eliza Zingesser (review)

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      Abstract: In our present state of nationwide quarantine, complicated by resounding plagues of fake news, social injustice and unrest, and all amplified by unprecedented social media outcry, Eliza Zingesser's Stolen Song offers a welcome, fresh perspective on a medieval past. Her study not only intervenes within current historical literary criticism and reception theory surrounding the troubadours but also provides an outlet for personal reflection vis-à-vis an age long past that can help us understand our current cultural condition more intimately. Conducting a thorough examination of Occitan linguistic traits as transmitted within the corpus of francophone manuscripts containing troubadour song and Occitan lyric insertion ... Read More
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