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40 [degrees] South     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Aboriginal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Abstracta Iranica     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
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: 14)
Acta Amazonica     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Acta Historiae Artium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Acta Orientalia     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Acta Terrae Septemcastrensis     Open Access  
Actas y Comunicaciones del Instituto de Historia Antigua y Medieval     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 4)
Advances in Historical Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Advances in Software Engineering     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Africa Confidential     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
Africa Research Bulletin: Political, Social and Cultural Series     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Africa Today     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
African Historical Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
African Natural History     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Agora     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Agricultural History Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
AIEMH : Revista de la Asociación Internacional para el Estudio de Manuscritos Hispánicos     Open Access  
Al-Masaq: Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Almagest     Full-text available via subscription  
American Archivist     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 128)
American Communist History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
American Jewish History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
American Nineteenth Century History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
American Periodicals : A Journal of History, Criticism, and Bibliography     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
American Review of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
American Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Amérique Latine Histoire et Mémoire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Anadolu Araştırmaları / Anatolian Research     Open Access  
Analecta Bollandiana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Anales de Historia Antigua, Medieval y Moderna     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Anales de Historia del Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Anatolica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Ancient History : Resources for Teachers     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Ancient Mesoamerica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Anglican Historical Society Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Anglo-Saxon England     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Annales historiques de la Révolution française     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Annales Universitatis Mariae Curie-Skłodowska, sectio F – Historia     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Annuaire de l'Ecole pratique des hautes etudes. Section des sciences historiques et philologiques     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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  
Anuario del Departamento de Historia y Teoría del Arte     Open Access  
Arabian Humanities     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
ARAM Periodical     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Araucaria. Revista Iberoamericana de Filosofía, Política y Humanidades     Open Access  
Arbeiderhistorie     Full-text available via subscription  
Archeion     Full-text available via subscription  
ArcheoArte. Rivista Elettronica di Archeologia e Arte     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Architectural Heritage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Architectural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archive for History of Exact Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences     Partially Free   (Followers: 5)
Archives of Natural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Archivos de historia del movimiento obrero y la izquierda     Open Access  
Area     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Arenal. Revista de historia de las mujeres     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Argumenta Historica     Open Access  
Aristotelian Society Supplementary Volume     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Arizona Journal of Hispanic Cultural Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Art History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 129)
Art History & Criticism     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Arthuriana     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Arys: Antigüedad, Religiones y Sociedades     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Business Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Asia-Pacific Journal : Japan Focus     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Asian Journal of Social Psychology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Asian Perspectives     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Asian Philosophy: An International Journal of the Philosophical Traditions of the East     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Asian Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Aspasia     Full-text available via subscription  
Astérion     Open Access  
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: 16)
Australasian Journal of Irish Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Australasian Review of African Studies, The     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Australian Antarctic Magazine     Free   (Followers: 4)
Australian Cultural History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Australian Historical Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 18)
Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Australian Journal of Politics & History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Austrian History Yearbook     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
BAETICA : Estudios de Historia Moderna y Contemporánea     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Bajo Guadalquivir y Mundos Atlánticos     Open Access  
Balkanologie : Revue d'Études Pluridisciplinaires     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Baltic-Pontic Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Baroque     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Behemoth     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Berichte Zur Wissenschaftsgeschichte     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
BIBLOS - Revista do Departamento de Biblioteconomia e História     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
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: 20)
Biuletyn Historii Wychowania     Open Access  
Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch für Antike und Mittelalter     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
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: 112)
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: 36)
British Journal for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal  
British Journal for the History of Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
British Journal of Canadian Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
British Review of New Zealand Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Bryn Mawr Classical Review     Open Access   (Followers: 44)
BSAA arte     Open Access  
BSHM Bulletin: Journal of the British Society for the History of Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Buildings & Landscapes: Journal of the Vernacular Architecture Forum     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Bulletin d'histoire politique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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: 7)
Bulletin of Hispanic Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
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: 27)
Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Bulletin of the John Rylands Library     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Byzantion Nea Hellás     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
C@hiers du CRHIDI     Open Access  
Cadernos CERU     Open Access  
Cadernos de História     Open Access  
Cadernos de História UFPE     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: 8)
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: 4)
California Italian Studies Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Camden Fifth Series     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Canadian Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Canadian Journal of History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Canadian Journal of Linguistics / La revue canadienne de linguistique     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Canadian Review of American Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Caribbean Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Catholic Historical Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 20)
Cemoti, Cahiers d'études sur la méditerranée orientale et le monde turco-iranien     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Central Asian Survey     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Central Europe     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Central European History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 33)
Chaucer Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Childhood in the Past : An International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Chinese Studies in History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 9)
Chronica Nova. Revista de Historia Moderna de la Universidad de Granada     Open Access  
Chronique d'Egypte     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Church History : Studies in Christianity and Culture     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 67)
Circe de clásicos y modernos     Open Access  
Civil War History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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: 9)
Clio. Women, Gender, History     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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: 24)
Commonwealth Essays and Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Comparative Legal History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 29)
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: 3)
Contemporary British History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Contemporary European History     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 40)
Contemporary French and Francophone Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Convivium     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Creativity Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Crime, Histoire & Sociétés     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Critical Historical Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Critique: Journal of Socialist Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Cromohs : Cyber Review of Modern Historiography     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Crossing Borders : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship     Open Access   (Followers: 1)

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  • Nōn and Tīd: Computus Calculations and Ancestral Time in Beowulf

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      Abstract: Scholars of Beowulf have extensively canvassed the spiritual status of the poem's characters.1 However, a new field in early medieval English studies—the study of the science of the calendar and what it reveals about the Anglo-Saxons' perception of time—reinvigorates enduring questions about the characters' spirituality.2 Beowulf has been studied as a poem about the past, but the study of the representation of time itself and how it serves that picture of the past has hardly been studied before.3 I will focus here on the recording of the times of the day and how it provides new variables for assessing the moral quality of Beowulf's characters. I will show that a consideration of the vocabulary of time reckoning in ... Read More
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  • Thinking with Space: Locating Distributed Cognition in the
           Eleventh-Century Monastery of Cluny

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      Abstract: By the end of the eleventh century, the Burgundian abbey of Cluny stood as a "spiritual Everest" in the European monastic world.1 The monastery controlled a powerful monastic empire, its influence stretching across what is today France, Germany, and even beyond the Continent to England. The Cluniac interpretation and practice of the Rule of St. Benedict had become the de facto standard for monastic life.2 In October 1095, St. Hugh, abbot of Cluny, welcomed the completion of a massive new church befitting the renowned abbey.3 Cluny now boasted the largest church in Europe,4 which served as home to the constant prayer and labor of upward of a hundred monks.5 The constant attendance to upkeep and maintenance of the ... Read More
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  • Epic Heroes and Excessive Emotions: Démesure in The Song of Roland
           and Raoul of Cambrai

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      Abstract: Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.And it seems to me that life, this brief life, is nothing other than this: the incessant cry of these emotions that drive us, that we sometimes attempt to channel in the name of a god, a political faith, in a ritual that reassures us that, fundamentally, everything is in order.The French medieval epic, or chanson de geste, is a cornerstone of French medieval literature and, chronologically, its starting point.2 Translated as "song of deeds," the chanson de geste portrays skilled, chivalrous knights who fight vigorously for their causes, whether domestically or abroad.3 This article examines The Song of Roland (La Chanson de Roland), composed circa ... Read More
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  • Clarissen Charity, Care, and Consorority in Italy, 1250–1500

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      Abstract: On a winter night around the year 1250 in Assisi, a hill town in the central Italian region of Umbria, one of the sisters of the Monastero di San Damiano was cold. This was unsurprising and generally unremarkable: the monastery was built of stone, and the harsh conditions demanded of the sisters of the Order of Poor Clares—such as the requirement to go barefoot and to fast often—surely exacerbated the chill. Even if a feeling of coldness was endemic to the place, the abbess, Clare of Assisi (1194–1253; canonized 1255) still rushed to care for her sister, whom she saw was shivering more than was usual. Concerned about how cold the nun was, Clare "with maternal affection in the very cold times … with her hands and ... Read More
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  • Tongueless Whispering: Wirral's Role in Decentering the Human in Sir
           Gawain and the Green Knight

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      Abstract: When Robert Pogue Harrison offers the haunting observation that "in the forest the inanimate may suddenly become animate," we must consider the extent of animation that Harrison envisioned.1 As more and more conversations actively examine relationships between human and nonhuman actors, Harrison's observation serves as an increasingly necessary reminder about the interconnectedness of nature's seemingly disparate parts. Undeniably, forests are lively spaces teeming with various flora and fauna. Venturing into the woods, we are fully aware of the eyes watching us from the foliage and the roots ever-growing beneath our feet. Such awareness, however, precipitates questions of perception: do we consider the flora and ... Read More
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  • Out of Sight, out of Mind: Italian Lazzaretti and Collective Trauma in
           Fourteenth- and Fifteenth-Century Italian Cities

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      Abstract: The Black Death, a pandemic that swept through Afro-Eurasia from 1331 to 1353, killed as much as two-thirds of the population in those continents.1 It wreaked such devastation that symbols of the disease and its consequences live on in contemporary Euro-American culture. The bird-like masks worn by some plague doctors of the seventeenth century survive in steampunk and horror costuming; the allegorical danse macabre (dance of death) that appeared in prints, paintings, and frescos now parades across socks and scarves; and even the eighteenth-century children's game Ring around the Rosie, still sung and danced on playgrounds, has been retroactively associated with the fourteenth-century pandemic in folklore.2 With ... Read More
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  • Holy Motherhood and Heavenly Fetus: Encouraging Maternity in Medieval Art

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      Abstract: Late medieval Germany saw an increase in the practice of affective piety, an emotional form of devotion centered around the life of Christ and the Virgin Mary.1 As a consequence of this trend, images of the Virgin's maternity became more popular.2 One particular type of Marian image that emerged and proliferated in the area encompassing modern Germany was the Visitation scene, which depicts Mary greeting her cousin Elizabeth and reveals Jesus and John the Baptist in the women's wombs.3 While Hildegard Urner-Astholz's 1981 article lists many known instances of the Visitation image that include Jesus and John as enwombed participants, an early fifteenth-century antependium from Strasbourg held in the Museum of ... Read More
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  • "Il Piacer Ch'avea Di Gire / Cercando Il Mondo": Travel and Geography in
           Orlando Furioso

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      Abstract: In the last months of 1531, Ludovico Ariosto (1474–1532) returned to Orlando Furioso, his epic-chivalric poem, for a new revision that integrated a great deal of narrative material.1 Fifteen years had passed since the first edition of the Furioso (edition A, 1515–16) and twenty-five since the poem was initially conceived in 1505 as a gionta (addition) to Boiardo's poem Inamoramento de Orlando (Orlando in Love), a real best seller of the time. Matteo Maria Boiardo (1441–94), court poet of the Este family of Ferrara, was the model that the poets of the subsequent generation sought to follow, both as a man of letters and as a man of the court, and his innovative poem inspired several "additions" by the courtier poets ... Read More
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  • Travel and Travail: Early Modern Women, English Drama, and the Wider World
           ed. by Patricia Akhimie and Bernadette Andrea (review)

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      Abstract: This edited collection is a meaningful contribution to the literature concerning the movement and travel of women during the Age of Exploration. Up until this point, the literature has either fully ignored the movement of these women or marginally presented the travels of elite women post-eighteenth century. Therefore, Travel and Travail serves as a corrective, describing the very literal and very common travels of women during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.This groundbreaking collection utilizes a twofold approach, addressing both readings of historical women as well as literary representations of women's travel. The authors thereby challenge the general premise that such travel did not take place. ... Read More
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  • Excalibur, Durendal, Joyeuse: La force de l'épée by Martin
           Aurell (review)

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      Abstract: In the medieval imagination, stories of the sword engendered awe, wonder, and superstition. Not only did the sword hold mysterious powers that exerted influence over the fate of its bearer, but it was also imbued with a soul and a personality. The possessor of the sword and the weapon coexisted in a spiritual symbiosis that could lead to victory or defeat. The courageous chevalier touted an unbeatable blade, whereas the coward found himself abandoned by his weapon in the thick of battle.In Excalibur, Durendal, Joyeuse: La force de l'épée (Excalibur, Durendal, Joyeuse: The power of the sword), Martin Aurell provides an impressively thorough analysis of the supernatural dimension of the sword. The title reflects ... Read More
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  • Machines of the Mind: Personification in Medieval Literature by Katharine
           Breen (review)

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      Abstract: While Katharine Breen's acknowledgements state that Machines of the Mind begins and ends with Piers Plowman (ca. 1370–90), the book itself so carefully charts the history and modern-day relevance of personification that the reader almost forgets that at the center is Langland's own usage of the allegorical tool. Breen's four-part study charts three schools of personification—the Prudentian, the Neoplatonic, and the Aristotelian—before concluding with a dedicated chapter on Langland. The impetus of this text is the question of how exactly medieval personifications were utilized to educate the reader on large abstract concepts. The examples Breen points to are incredibly complex; they not only allow an intimacy to ... Read More
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  • The Nature of the Page: Poetry, Papermaking, and the Ecology of Texts in
           Renaissance England by Joshua Calhoun (review)

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      Abstract: As he meditates on an old Bible, the narrator of Henry Vaughan's "The Book" (1655) has strange and beautiful visions: he imagines the lives of the plants, animals, and humans who have contributed to the material making up the book––the boards and the sheepskin, the rags and linen that were recycled into paper for its pages––and then imagines these same creatures resurrected in the afterlife, trees and sheep restored alongside with men. These visions reveal the old book to be not just a textual object but also an ecological meeting place, embedded in natural cycles of creation and corruption. This is a manner of looking and reading, a way of telling "natural" stories about the "cultural" artifact of the book, which ... Read More
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  • Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries by
           Alison A. Chapman (review)

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      Abstract: Alison Chapman's thoughtful and probing new book, Courts, Jurisdictions, and Law in John Milton and His Contemporaries, builds on her earlier work on Milton's legal thinking by adding more detail and nuance to his understanding of how seventeenth-century England's patchwork of legal systems worked. Where her Legal Epic (2017) deploys the law to explore Milton's theodicy in Paradise Lost, this new work turns its critical eye toward some of Milton's prose to explore the way in which scholars have often overlooked English legal jurisdictions in their attempt to piece together Milton's sometimes paradoxical thinking. Over and again, Chapman's book highlights how the slow march of history compresses complex topics into ... Read More
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  • Imagination and Fantasy in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Time:
           Projections, Dreams, Monsters, and Illusions ed. by Albrecht Classen and
           Marilyn Sandidge (review)

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      Abstract: This wide-ranging collection of essays emerges from the University of Arizona's 2019 International Symposium on Medieval and Early Modern Studies. However, the book also boasts a 200-plus-page introduction by Albrecht Classen, which is meant to be an extensive literature review and analysis of the topic and forms "in a way its own little book" (3). Totaling over eight hundred pages, this is a monumental project that required vast amounts of labor and dedication from both Classen and contributors.Classen uses his introduction to argue for the study of imagination. The literature review is not quite a contextualization of the book in the existing conversation of premodern imagination, however, because Classen argues ... Read More
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  • Rituals for the Dead: Religion and Community in the Medieval University of
           Paris by William J. Courtenay (review)

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      Abstract: In his latest book, Rituals for the Dead: Religion and Community in the Medieval University of Paris, William J. Courtenay offers enticing new perspectives on the religious functions of the early university. Scholarship on medieval higher learning has long centered on investigating the university as a singular, corporate entity, mapping out its precise legal origins, privileges, and curricula. Instead, Courtenay's volume—developed from Conway Lectures given at the Medieval Institute of University of Notre Dame in 2016—sheds light on a particular facet of university life: the obligation of its scholars to enact religious care for their dead, which, as Courtenay notes in the introduction, "if … observed, took up ... Read More
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  • Matter of Virtue: Women's Ethical Action from Chaucer to Shakespeare by
           Holly A. Crocker (review)

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      Abstract: At the heart of Holly A. Crocker's study of premodern virtues lies a posthumanist project that prompts feminist reimaginings of embodied excellence in English vernacular poetics from 1343 through 1623. Drawing from contemporary philosophers' contentions that humans are morally situated, Crocker begins by framing the etymological landscape of premodern and early modern "virtue" as a quality or force that is interrelated with material bodies but not exclusively human. She extends Jefferey Jerome Cohen's and Mary Carruthers's treatments of the capaciousness and slipperiness of virtue's affective charge upon bodies by turning her attention toward the material affordances of premodern virtue and how such affordances are ... Read More
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  • The Chivalric Turn: Conduct and Hegemony in Europe before 1300 by David
           Crouch (review)

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      Abstract: In The Chivalric Turn, David Crouch takes a lively look into the habitus of medieval people, specifically the men who made up the warrior class of knights, but also the aristocratic women whose lives overlapped the same social milieu and expectations. Building from a sociological foundation informed by the ideas of Pierre Bourdieu, Crouch investigates the socially imposed behavioral norms in medieval western Europe that governed aristocratic life. As source material, he synthesizes a wide array of prescriptive literature from the period—"chivalric tracts" written in Latin and medieval vernaculars aimed at encouraging and discouraging various social behaviors.As Crouch puts it, there was a medieval obsession with ... Read More
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  • Marketing English Books, 1476–1550: How Printers Changed Reading by
           Alexandra da Costa (review)

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      Abstract: In the introduction to her new study of English printers and their cultural impact, Alexandra da Costa takes her reader on a lively tour around St. Paul's Churchyard and Paternoster Row in early modern London, "the centre of the book trade in England … where both wholesale and retail customers would go to make their purchases" (11). Carefully using contemporary accounts to reconstruct the experience of a potential customer browsing bookshops in the bustling district, with stall-board advertisements lining the streets outside and overflowing shelves inside, da Costa paints a picture of the book trade in action. Beyond the abstract marketplace of texts and ideas, London was home to a community of printers, binders ... Read More
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  • Inauguration and Liturgical Kingship in the Long Twelfth Century: Male and
           Female Accession Rituals in England, France and the Empire by Johanna Dale
           (review)

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      Abstract: It is so easy to let our modern-day expectations and knowledge influence our perceptions of the past. Historiographical tradition has often identified administration and bureaucracy as detrimental to liturgy in a connection to the establishment of the modern nation-states and movement toward secularization, but Dale challenges this notion with her analysis of liturgical kingship. Her goal, as she clearly states, is to "better understand the image of monarchy as projected in the political rituals of the twelfth century and it aims to do so by loosening the chains that have bound the subject matter to interpretations that focus on secularization and modernization" (2). As Dale recognizes, this approach follows a ... Read More
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  • The Medieval Economy of Salvation by Adam J. Davis (review)

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      Abstract: During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, at the time of the greatest development of the trade fair system, the French region of Champagne saw the birth of a dense network of hospitals. The connection between the commercial revolution and the new approach to poverty found one of its most representative expressions in these welfare institutions. Davis explores the impact of hospitals on society as a whole and sheds light on the complexity of this relationship, which went beyond providing care to the weakest. In support of this new form of charity, figures of holiness spread an active commitment to the poor, as in the case of St. Elizabeth of Hungary, who was personally engaged in hospital care. When Mendicant ... Read More
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  • Bede: On First Samuel trans. by Scott DeGregorio and Rosalind Love
           (review)

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      Abstract: It is rather remarkable, given the amount of attention that the well-known Northumbrian monk Bede (d. 735) has long received in academic circles, that some of his lengthiest and most innovative exegetical works are only now being fully translated into English. Such is the case with the recent contribution to Bedan scholarship by Scott DeGregorio and Rosalind Love, On First Samuel. Their newest book makes this valuable piece of the prolific monk's oeuvre, which the authors have deemed Bede's "most monumental commentary" (vii), widely available to modern audiences for the first time.As is customary with the Translated Texts for Historians series, the commentary contains a substantial introduction, an extensively ... Read More
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  • Colonizing Christianity: Greek and Latin Religious Identity in the Era of
           the Fourth Crusade by George E. Demacopoulos (review)

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      Abstract: George Demacopoulos positions his book as a sort of extended thought experiment in which he applies postcolonial critique to several literary sources written in the wake of the Latin occupation of Constantinople in 1204. While this thought experiment is certainly no tour de force of postcolonial study of the Byzantine world, it provides its readers with a serious foray into the issue of colonialism that will inevitably shape the next stage of discourse in the field. As such, the book functions as a kind of bridge inviting medievalists to engage in postcolonial critique and inviting scholars in the field of postcolonial studies to further investigate the curious case of European colonization of an indigenous ... Read More
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  • Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of
           Sainte-Croix by Jennifer Edwards (review)

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      Abstract: Jennifer Edwards's Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix is an outstanding and comprehensive case study that explores the various strategies the abbesses of Sainte-Croix relied on to maintain authority and wield power over a span of nearly one thousand years. Edwards has explored this topic for many years, and this book is the culmination of her 2008 dissertation and several subsequent articles.The Abbey of Sainte-Croix was established around the year 550 in the old Roman town of Poitiers (Pictavium) by the sainted Merovingian queen Radegund. Beginning shortly after Radegund's death in 587, the abbesses of Sainte-Croix faced threats to their authority from all sides. While ... Read More
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  • La Renaissance au grand large: Mélanges en l'honneur de Frank Lestringant
           ed. by Véronique Ferrer et al. (review)

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      Abstract: The expansive anthology of essays dedicated to French Renaissance scholar Frank Lestringant offers an array of exciting, forward-thinking, and fresh perspectives on the long-accepted canonical tradition of Renaissance and early modern humanism and its scientific, cosmological, eschatological, epistemological, and ontological knowledge. The anthology's richly diverse essays, fully meriting the title "The Renaissance at Large/at Sea," are loosely yet coherently centered around Lestringant's own illustrious corpus of studies on the Age of Discovery and narratives of the New World, in particular his work on Jean de Léry's accounts of Brazil.Following Michel Jeanneret's poetically endearing dedication "The Deep-Sea ... Read More
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  • Antiquities in Motion: From Excavation Sites to Renaissance Collections by
           Barbara Furlotti (review)

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      Abstract: Engaging with new insights in material culture studies as well as a dazzling range of archival documents, Barbara Furlotti paints a refreshing picture of the antiquity trade in Cinquecento Rome by redirecting our attention from the humanist collectors to a vast network of actors occupying disparate social strata. Her book successfully brings economic and legal perspectives to bear upon the convoluted yet delightfully aleatory mechanism of the antique market, while attending also to theoretical questions of mobility and material circulation. Although unacknowledged by Furlotti herself, the book's commendable effort to track "ontological and economic transformations undergone by ancient finds" (3) vividly depicts ... Read More
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  • Gothic Spirit: Medieval Art from Europe by Matthew Reeves and Jana
           Gajdošová (review)

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      Abstract: Published to accompany a collaborative exhibition between Sam Fogg and Luhring Augustine at Augustine's eponymous Chelsea, New York, gallery (January 23 to March 7, 2020), Jada Gajdošová and Matthew Reeves's Gothic Spirit: Medieval Art from Europe is the latest addition to Sam Fogg Gallery's collection of scholarly exhibition catalogs. Through its design, organization, and clear yet detailed descriptions of the twenty-seven pieces it showcases, Gothic Spirit not only replicates the contemplative environment of the gallery exhibit it originally accompanied but also provides historical and artistic insights that will appeal to novice and experienced medievalists alike.The catalog begins with 105 pages of vivid, color ... Read More
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  • Roads to Health: Infrastructure and Urban Wellbeing in Late Medieval Italy
           by G. Geltner (review)

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      Abstract: In Roads to Health: Infrastructure and Urban Wellbeing in Late Medieval Italy, G. Geltner astutely argues for a public health history in which watershed moments, such as the Black Death and the Industrial Revolution, no longer mark so-called beginnings of urban public health. Through his examination of the medieval laws, legal documents, and fiscal registers involving the maintenance of roads—here encompassing waterways and any other paths for travel—and their road masters (variously termed camparii, viarii, and fango officials) between the early thirteenth century and the late fifteenth century, Geltner traces the intentional provision for the health and wellbeing of citizens in medieval communities of central and ... Read More
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  • Medieval French Literary Culture Abroad by Jane Gilbert et al. (review)

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      Abstract: Medieval French Literary Culture Abroad is the final output of the AHRC project Medieval Francophone Literary Culture Outside France (http://www.medievalfrancophone.ac.uk). However, this book differs from the other major publication that resulted from the project—the collection of essays in Medieval Francophone Literary Culture Outside France: Studies in the Moving Word, edited by Nicola Morato and Dirk Schoenaers (Turnhout: Brepols, 2018). There, nineteen essays investigate specific aspects of medieval French across Europe. In this book the authors could have simply devoted a chapter to each of the six textual traditions that provided the basis of investigation for Medieval Francophone Literary Culture Outside ... Read More
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  • Visions of Deliverance: Moriscos and the Politics of Prophecy in the Early
           Modern Mediterranean by Mayte Green-Mercado (review)

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      Abstract: Using a methodology that places Iberian crypto-Muslims within a broad Mediterranean context, Mayte Green-Mercado's Visions of Deliverance explores how groups of some of Spain's last Muslims employed and interpreted prophecies for political and social mobilization. This work adds a crucial perspective to the growing body of scholarship that challenges the conception of a fixed, monolithic Morisco identity and the perception that Moriscos were a beleaguered group in need of rescue. Instead, Green-Mercado demonstrates how some Morisco communities advanced apocalyptic prognostications and prophesies that emphasized their crucial role as protagonists in the imminent arrival of the End Times. In this way, the author ... Read More
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  • Imagining Anglo-Saxon England: Utopia, Heterotopia, Dystopia by Catherine
           E. Karkov (review)

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      Abstract: Catherine Karkov's Imagining Anglo-Saxon England: Utopia, Heterotopia, Dystopia is one of the most important studies of early medieval identity published in the past twenty years, offering a novel, refreshing assessment of the conceptual frameworks, terminologies, and scholarly attitudes that have constrained Anglo-Saxon studies to date. Karkov begins with a definition of the Anglo-Saxon period as a construct, "an imaginary place" and "an empty space onto and into which identities and ideologies have been written" (1–2). What she perceives to be a major flaw in her discipline serves as the impetus for the project: that scholars of Anglo-Saxon England have traditionally ignored (or at least not fully appreciated) ... Read More
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  • Legions of Pigs in the Early Medieval West by Jamie Kreiner (review)

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      Abstract: Pigs are curious, omnivorous creatures, who are known to thrive in varied ecosystems. Placed in new environments, they learn different behaviors to better acclimate to their surroundings, often to the point of being unruly. The versatility and curiosity of pigs did not go unnoticed by late antique and early medieval farmers, lawmakers, theologians, and natural philosophers. As a result, the pig's curious nature influenced the early medieval understanding of the natural world, from agricultural practices to pre-Newtonian cosmology. Jamie Kreiner explores the many lives of pigs in her captivating new monograph, Legions of Pigs in the Early Medieval West. Pooling evidence from bioarcheology and osteology, visual and ... Read More
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  • Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages by Jacques Le Goff (review)

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      Abstract: From Merlin to Men in Tights, esteemed medievalist Jacques Le Goff's Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages is an insightful and resourceful chronicle of the histories of the medieval imaginary's most famous avatars. Capably translated from the original French by Teresa Lavender Fagan, Heroes and Marvels utilizes the long-term lens of Le Goff's second-generation Annales school to discuss the historical evolution of these avatars with both brevity and depth. In his introduction, Le Goff deftly lays a definitive framework for an exploration of the medieval imaginary, referencing Evelyne Patlagean's work in addition to his own in order to establish a sturdy foundation for a sampling of the imaginary's longstanding ... Read More
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  • Notre-Dame of Amiens: Life of the Gothic Cathedral by Stephen Murray
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      Abstract: In celebration of Amiens Cathedral's 800th anniversary, Stephen Murray's Notre-Dame of Amiens: Life of the Gothic Cathedral tells the story of the "life" of the cathedral, a magnificent structure in France renowned for its impressive height and transformative spaces. Murray narrates the events leading up to the cathedral's construction, examines the construction itself from 1220 to circa 1530, and considers the presence of the cathedral today. The book invites readers to ponder the lives of the individuals who worshipped in and worked on the edifice during the Middle Ages. The roles of these clergymen, artisans, and laypeople are suggested through medieval furnishings, stained-glass windows, liturgical and ... Read More
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  • Living by the Sword: Weapons and Material Culture in France and England,
           600–1600 by Kristen B. Neuschel (review)

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      Abstract: Still startled from his encounter with the ghost, Hamlet demands that Horatio and Marcellus keep secret what they have seen. "Swear by my sword," Hamlet implores, extending the weapon to his companions (1.5.154). The sword's simple cruciform shape augments its primary function, transforming a personal weapon into a ready-made devotional object, something suitable for adding weight to an oath. With the ghost still clamoring under the stage—"Swear by his sword," he cries!—the naked sword itself seems the least remarkable of all of the scene's stage properties (160). No one, to my knowledge, has ever remarked on the fact that Hamlet has a sword at this moment. He is, in a way, expected to have one about his person. ... Read More
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  • Urban Panegyric and the Transformation of the Medieval City 1100–1300 by
           Paul Oldfield (review)

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      Abstract: Paul Oldfield's recent book, Urban Panegyric and the Transformation of the Medieval City 1100–1300, presents a new reading of a classic literary canon. Between 1100 and 1300, a population boom coupled with rural migration, climate change, and an economic revival consolidated wealth into urban centers—European cities were born and with them, textual works singing their praises. Through seven chapters, a robust introduction, concise conclusion, and copious excerpts from myriad sources, Oldfield explores civic consciousness through written laudatory material.The first three chapters of Oldfield's book—"Introduction," "Sources," and "Interpretation and Audience"—might be considered an extended overview. Here he ... Read More
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  • Thinking of Nature and the Nature of Thinking: From Eriugena to Emerson by
           Willemien Otten (review)

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      Abstract: At first glance, the connection between Carolingian philosopher John Scottus Eriugena (810–77) and American transcendentalist Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–82) might seem incidental at best. To begin, Eriugena is a figure widely neglected by both medievalists and theologians. His major piece of writing, On Nature (Periphyseon), is staged as a dialogue between master and student and yet is notoriously dense: it is excessively long, adamantly meandering, and almost impossible to subdivide into central themes or core arguments. Ralph Waldo Emerson is a figure similarly difficult to parse, despite his relative fame at the center of the American Romantic movement. While Emerson is more widely studied than Eriugena ... Read More
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  • Acts of Care: Recovering Women in Late Medieval Health by Sara Ritchey
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      Abstract: Sara Ritchey's book Acts of Care explores women's everyday practices in the southern Low Countries during the thirteenth century. Ritchey argues that feminine caregiving was not just a manifestation of religious fervor, devotion, and piousness, as it has been commonly framed. Rather, these practices constituted an important yet understudied component of the broader field of medieval medicine. Exploring diverse practices such as healing prayers, birthing indulgences, medical blessings, liturgical images, and penitential observations reveals that women were highly knowledgeable about health and the body, and active participants in premodern European medicine.Women's medical engagement is a history made of "fragile ... Read More
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  • Emotions in a Crusading Context, 1095–1291 by Stephen J. Spencer
           (review)

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      Abstract: When crusaders conquered Jerusalem in the summer of 1099, they celebrated their victory with intense displays of emotion. Indeed, contemporary accounts describe the moment when the Franks approached the Holy Sepulchre in vivid terms, with the chroniclers Guibert of Nogent and Robert the Monk characterizing the men's weeping as "a shower," whose collective tears "flooded" the church's floor (1). Such emotional expressions, Stephen J. Spencer contends, were not limited to the initial campaign to the Holy Land, but they reverberated throughout twelfth- and thirteenth-century Western narratives of the crusades. Within the broad field of crusade studies, he explains how scholars have often taken emotions at face value; ... Read More
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  • Shakespeare and the Play Scripts of Private Prayer by Ceri Sullivan
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      Abstract: Ceri Sullivan's monograph analyzes English private prayers within the early modern period by emphasizing specific qualities of prayer-related publications and how those features influenced Shakespeare's history plays. This book specifically identifies the ways Shakespeare's work is enhanced through historically relevant religious publications. Sullivan highlights Shakespeare's tendency to use self-composed prayer and private devotion in his plays over public sermons and extracts from prewritten documents, although this is not to say that Shakespeare entirely ignored the Book of Common Prayer. Sullivan's monograph is an example of how scholars of early modernity may gain new insight by incorporating more detailed ... Read More
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  • Piers Plowman and the Reinvention of Church Law in the Late Middle Ages by
           Arvind Thomas (review)

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      Abstract: Arvind Thomas opens and closes his incisive study Piers Plowman and the Reinvention of Church Law in the Late Middle Ages with competing images. He begins in September 1396 with one Walter de Brugge, a "cleric and canon" dictating his will (3), bequeathing a copy of Piers Plowman to a fellow priest, John Wormyngton. But that was not all Walter had to give; he also passed on copies of various texts related to canon law, including (in the case of Wormyngton) a manuscript of William of Pagula's Pars oculi (first quarter of the 14th century), "which embodies the canon law on confessional practice as well as general and provincial legislation" (4). Having effectively argued his point throughout, Thomas ends with Martin ... Read More
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  • Thinking About Animals in Thirteenth-Century Paris: Theologians on the
           Boundary Between Humans and Animals by Ian P. Wei (review)

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      Abstract: The last decade has seen a number of significant new studies of animals in medieval vernacular literature, including the work of Susan Crane, Peggy McCracken, and Karl Steel, all of whom draw primarily on literary texts to trace the boundaries between humans and animals in the medieval imagination. Now Ian P. Wei is bringing the same thoughtful attention to Latin Scholastic texts. Confining his investigations to the work of thirteenth-century theologians at the University of Paris, Wei delves into close and nuanced readings, teasing out the complications and contradictions present beneath the apparent uniformity and conservatism of texts by William of Auvergne, Alexander of Hale, Bonaventure, Albert the Great, and ... Read More
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  • Dæmons Are Forever: Contacts and Exchanges in the Eurasian Pandemonium by
           David Gordon White (review)

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      Abstract: David Gordon White's Dæmons Are Forever: Contacts and Exchanges in the Eurasian Pandaemonium fittingly begins by citing Paul Mus's "contrarian 1934 publication" on "medieval Indian civilizations" (1). This article, which attributes to India religious traditions thought unique to South Asia, does similar work to White's project. Like Mus, White seeks to muddy the waters of long-established religious scholarship to argue that "ancient and medieval dæmon-ology of Europe [is] the Western extension of … traditions [across] … Eurasi[a]" (1). He considers this intervention to religious studies necessary and timely, in that it responds to postmodern concerns about cross-cultural scholarship and its relationship with ... Read More
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