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Introducing The Medieval Globe

The Medieval Globe : Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death

Arc Medieval Press, 2014

Book chapter

...The concept of “the medieval” has long been essential to global imperial ventures, national ideologies, and the discourse of modernity. And yet the projects enabled by this powerful construct have essentially hindered investigation...

Communicating Interdisciplinary Scholarship: Conclusions from Cosch

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...The study of cultural heritage requires the expertise of many disciplines as different as history and optical science. Each discipline brings its discrete research methods and know-how. Complementary knowledge is gained, gradually, through...

Introducing the Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...The concept of the “Middle Ages” dates back to Italian humanists during the Renaissance who saw themselves as reviving the glories of the Greek and Roman Classical Period against the darkness of the period in-between. Traditionally...

Early Medieval Migration and Mobility, Fourth–Ninth Centuries

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The fourth–sixth centuries CE have been described as a “Migration Period” par excellence, characterized by the large-scale mobility of entire “peoples” (in German: “Völkerwanderung”) especially into the territories...

There and Back Again

Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...The extravagantly misnamed ‘Fall of the Roman Empire’ greatly weakened, but by no means ended, the epic tale of the œcumenical empire. After a hiatus of a few centuries, contact between Western states and the enduring Roman Empire...

Conclusion

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...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...

Setting the Scene

Popular Romance in Iceland : The Women, Worldviews, and Manuscript Witnesses of Nítíða saga

Arc Humanities Press, 2016

Book chapter

...Geography and Space Whereas in the previous two chapters I considered Nítíða saga’s manuscripts, scribes, and intertextual relationships, I now consider the saga’s interest in geography and space, both of which contribute to the setting...

Response: Medievalists and Early Modernists— a World Divided?

Re-Assessing the Global turn in Medieval Art History : The Medieval Globe

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...In this response essay, two early modernists consider some of the major themes and topics examined in this collection on new trends in medieval art history, such as the importance of the local, intersectional identity, and the role...

St Michael of Chonai and the Tenacity of Paganism

Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean

Continuum, 2012

Book chapter

...For myself the conversion of the orbis terrarum, the first overthrow of paganism, is to me the most supernatural event in the history of Christianity. John Henry Newman to Ulric Charlton , 2...

Late Medieval Visual Culture in Eastern Europe

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The recent global turn in medieval studies and art history has also brought attention to the rich artistic and cultural landscapes of Eastern Europe that have long remained marginal in scholarship. For much...