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Introduction

Jinty Nelson

Jinty Nelson is Emeritus Professor in the Department of History, King's College London, UK. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and has published extensively on early medieval Europe. Her research focus has been on kingship, government and political ideas, on religion and ritual, and increasingly on women and gender. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Damien Kempf

Damien Kempf is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Liverpool, UK. His research focuses on the political and cultural history of medieval Europe (400-1200). He has recently published a new edition and an English translation of Paul the Deacon’s Liber de episcopis Mettensibus (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading the Bible in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...For medieval Christians, the Bible was the book of guidance above all others, and Bible reading was the route to religious knowledge. Still fundamental on the central medieval period is Beryl Smalley , The Study of the Bible in the Middle...

Conclusion

Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

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...The earliest monks were solitaries: individuals disillusioned with their world to the point of dropping everything in order to live on the margins of human society. They lived in caves, in abandoned ruins in deserted regions...

Sin in the Middle Ages

Tanner Norman

Norman Tanner is Professor of Church History at the Gregorian University in Rome. He previously held teaching positions in the faculties of both history and theology at the University of Oxford. A medieval historian of international stature, he is best known for his groundbreaking books on the great ecumenical councils of the Christian Church. He is also the author of a volume in the I.B.Tauris History of the Christian Church series, The Church in the Later Middle Ages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ages of Faith : Popular Religion in Late Medieval England and Western Europe

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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...This chapter was first published in The Month, September–October 1993, pp. 372–5. The copyright belongs to Trustees for Roman Catholic Purposes (114 Mount Street, London W1)Today sin has been banished from our Weltanschauung in various...

Arguments

A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The tendency to apply procedural arguments to extralegal situations is much more widespread than one might think. In the Middle Ages, this tendency incorporated different fields of knowledge in a much more casual and transversal way than...

Conclusion

Donald Ostrowski

Donald Ostrowski is Research Advisor in the Social Sciences, Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) Program, and Lecturer in History at Harvard University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Europe, Byzantium, and the “Intellectual Silence” of Rus’ Culture

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...My research on this topic began, although I did not realize it at the time, when I was working on my dissertation on the Moscow Church Council of 1503. One of the presumed attendees at the Council was the Russian Hesychastic monk Nil...

Flesh Corruptible: Dante’s Inferno

Sheila J. Nayar

Sheila J. Nayar is Associate Professor of English and Communication Studies at Greensboro College, North Carolina, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante’s Sacred Poem : Flesh and the Centrality of the Eucharist to the Divine Comedy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Tre, triune, Trinity: A numerological preamble The Comedy, quips Steven Botterill, “is a Heraclitean river, into which no reader can ever step twice and find it unaltered” (2). It is nevertheless a river with antecedents...

Making Merry in the Middle Ages

Tanner Norman

Norman Tanner is Professor of Church History at the Gregorian University in Rome. He previously held teaching positions in the faculties of both history and theology at the University of Oxford. A medieval historian of international stature, he is best known for his groundbreaking books on the great ecumenical councils of the Christian Church. He is also the author of a volume in the I.B.Tauris History of the Christian Church series, The Church in the Later Middle Ages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ages of Faith : Popular Religion in Late Medieval England and Western Europe

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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...This chapter was first published in The Month, September–October 1996, pp. 373– 6. The copyright belongs to Trustees for Roman Catholic Purposes (114 Mount Street, London W1).In the Middle Ages all life was sport, in a sense. Or, if you...

The Council of Trent, 1545–63

Tanner Norman

Norman Tanner is Professor of Church History at the Gregorian University in Rome. He previously held teaching positions in the faculties of both history and theology at the University of Oxford. A medieval historian of international stature, he is best known for his groundbreaking books on the great ecumenical councils of the Christian Church. He is also the author of a volume in the I.B.Tauris History of the Christian Church series, The Church in the Later Middle Ages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ages of Faith : Popular Religion in Late Medieval England and Western Europe

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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...This chapter was first published in A. Hastings (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought (Oxford, 2000), pp. 714–5. The copyright for the original version, belonging to Oxford University Press, is hereby acknowledgedTrent dominated...

Introduction: The Beautiful Vision

G. R. Evans

G. R. Evans is Professor Emeritus of Medieval Theology and Intellectual History in the University Cambridge. Her many books include Augustine on Evil; Alan of Lille; The Thought of Gregory the Great; Anselm; The Medieval Theologians; Belief: A Short History for Today" (I.B.Tauris, 2006); The Church in the Early Middle Ages (I.B.Tauris, 2007), The University of Cambridge: A New History" (I.B.Tauris, 2009) and The University of Oxford: A New History" (I.B.Tauris, 2010, paperback 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of Medieval Christianity

I.B.Tauris, 2017

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...Huge pictures of the Last Judgement dominate the west end of many modest medieval churches, such as St Andrew’s in Chesterton on the outskirts of Cambridge. Christ is shown judging all souls at the end of the world, with the Virgin Mary...

Afterword

Rodrigo Laham Cohen

Rodrigo Laham Cohen is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National University of San Martín, and a Researcher in the Argentinian National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). His PhD focused on Jewish Communities in the period of Gregory the Great. He has published widely on Christian Anti-Judaism and Jewish Anti-Christianity in Late Antiquity. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Over the course of these pages we have tried to elaborate on a snapshot of Jewish communities in late antiquity. Due to space concerns, we have not been able to analyze significant Jewish settlements in Syria, Asia Minor, and the Balkans...