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Work and Workplaces

A Cultural History of Work in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Work and workplaces in the medieval world were as varied as life itself. Whether rural self-contained communities, such as monasteries or manors, or locations as sophisticated as late medieval cities, the types of work and their venues...

Conclusion: The Living Veronicas of Liège

Medieval Saints and Modern Screens : Divine Visions as Cinematic Experience

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...Unveiling the Veronicas Philip of Clairvaux declares that Elisabeth of Spalbeek is ‘an unmistakeably alive and open-hearted Veronica’ (‘scilicet vivae et apertae Veronicae’).VESEng, 16; VES, 16.373. Philip refers to the vernicle here...

The First Phase, 1337–45

A Short History of the Hundred Years War

I.B.Tauris, 2018

Book chapter

...The English plan for the war was clear. There would be defensive operations in Gascony, while the main campaign against the French would be launched in the Low Countries, where they would have allies, bought by subsidies. This was similar...

An Image of the Lord Seated on an Ass

Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...Some two Hundred years after Charlemagne rode into Rome in conscious evocation of Christ’s entry into Jerusalem and some five hundred years before a live donkey was first ridden in a Palm Sunday procession, a carved wooden “image...

The Caress of the Divine Gaze

Medieval Saints and Modern Screens : Divine Visions as Cinematic Experience

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...Look, and Look Again At the end of his Good Friday sermon in 1272 or 1273, an anonymous Parisian preacher motions towards a crucifix and invites his audience to look at Christ: ‘“Oh true Christian, look, look how he has his head leaning...

My Avatar, My Soul: When Mystics Log On

Medieval Saints and Modern Screens : Divine Visions as Cinematic Experience

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...Vision, Presence, and Virtual Reality If there’s one thing wannabe-saint Margery Kempe can do well, it’s hobnob with biblical types. Margery makes it a priority to be seen at all the best spiritual parties. In one of her earliest visions...

Play / Pause / Rewind: Temporalities in Flux

Medieval Saints and Modern Screens : Divine Visions as Cinematic Experience

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...The Miracle of Photography In 1839, a miracle transpired in Germany. Christ descended to earth and imprinted himself on an oak leaf. Or rather, it seemed like he did. In fact, the apparently mystical image was the work of Johann Carl...

How Henry I Subjugated the Kingdom without Bloodshed

The Construction of Ottonian Kingship : Narratives and Myth in Tenth-Century Germany

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...The subject was previously discussed by me in the article Grabowski, ‘„Duel“’. Some of the arguments proposed there are re-used here.The ideal king in the Middle Ages is quite obviously only a truly Christian one. This is more than...

Introduction: Ecstatic Cinema, Cinematic Ecstasy

Medieval Saints and Modern Screens : Divine Visions as Cinematic Experience

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...At the age of six, I took a vow of silence. I had witnessed something so exquisite, so evanescent that I had to memorialize it. I had to sacrifice my words on the altar of something greater than myself. What engendered this act...

The Xtian Factor, or How to Manufacture a Medieval Saint

Medieval Saints and Modern Screens : Divine Visions as Cinematic Experience

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...Marie of Oignies, the Celebrity Saint Legendary Classic Hollywood film producer Samuel Goldwyn declared: ‘God makes the stars. It’s up to the producers to find them.’Griffith, p. 25. Cited in Dyer, Stars, p. 18. Frankly, that’s old news...