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Medicants and Mesoamericans

Garry Sparks

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Garry Sparks is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Massimo Rondolino

Massimo Rondolino is Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Director of the Honors Center at Carroll University, Wisconsin, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Aaron Hollander

Aaron Hollander is Associate Director of Graymoor Ecumenical and Interreligious Institute, New York, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Topic Description The image of Christianity’s arrival to the Americas conventionally falls into two motifs: the well-intentioned if not holy benevolent harbingers of rational civilization, superior technology, and gospel truth...

The legacy of the Baltic Crusades

Burnam W. Reynolds

Burnam W. Reynolds is Professor of History at Asbury University, USA. He has written many journal articles and scholarly papers and is the author of Columbanus: Light on the Early Middle Ages (2011). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Prehistory of the Crusades : Missionary War and the Baltic Crusades

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...As the noise of battle died down and “a light, mild rain (that had) sent up a powerful swirl of dust that covered the battlefield and fighters” dissipated, some twelve thousand dead or wounded covered the field of conflict...

Live Donkeys at Last

Max Harris

Max Harris is the author of five previous books, including Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools (2011) which won the Otto Grundler prize. He has served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Humanities Council and has taught at Yale University and the University of Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...Even after 1424, live donkeys in Palm Sunday processions were few and far between. The Franciscan guardian’s use of a donkey under Muslim rule in Jerusalem, between 1480 and 1757, was exceptional. I have found no other record...

Agrarian Maya Culture and Civilization

Anabel Ford

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Anabel Ford is Director of the MesoAmerican Research Centre, University of California Santa Barbara, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Horn Sherman

Sherman Horn III is Visiting Assistant Professor at Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Danna R. Messer

Danna R. Messer is Acquisitions Editor for Arc Humanities Press, Leeds. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description The ancient Maya are known for their dramatic architecture, their beautifully carved stela, their elaborate hieroglyphic texts, and their calendric and astronomical observations. The foundation of Maya civilization...