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Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Volvelle in housebook of Houcken family near Münster, ca. 1450-1500. Maastricht, Regionaal Historisch Centrum Limburg, 22.001A. Photo by the author.In the last chapter of this section the spectrum of medieval written culture expands once...

Speech Bubbles

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Man holding banderol, ca. 1205-1210. Los Angeles, The J. Paul Getty Museum, MS 66, fol. 56r. Public domain.Source: www.getty.edu/about/whatwedo/opencontent.html.Even more so than before, the decoration style in this chapter blends...

Genghis Khan’s Progeny who Ruled Autonomously and Independently in Iran

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Wheeler M. Thackston

Wheeler M. Thackston is an orientalist and a distinguished translator and editor of Persian and Arabic historical and literary works. Author of a number of noted Persian and Arabic grammars, he is Emeritus Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilzations, Harvard University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume II: Habibu’s-Siyar: The History of the Mongols and Genghis Khan (Tome 3)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...Those of Genghis Khan’s progeny who ruled in Iran are seventeen in number. Among these, nine ruled with the greatest of power and authority, and the other eight did not possess autonomy but considered themselves padishahs and rulers...

Wall Paintings in the Château De Germolles: An Interdisciplinary Project for the Rediscovery of a Unique Fourteenth-Century Decoration

Digital Techniques for Documenting and Preserving Cultural Heritage

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...The aim of this study was to examine and document the wall paintings in the Château de Germolles. Situated in Burgundy, France, Germolles is the best preserved residence of the Dukes of Burgundy and was listed as a monument of national...

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...

Family Relationships

A Cultural History of Childhood and Family in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...Most children are born and grow up within a familial context, so a broader understanding of family and family relationships is essential to the study of childhood. Although historical scholarship on the family flourishes, this is untrue...

Curriculum

MJ Toswell

M. J. Toswell is Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario. A lifelong addict of governance, serving many roles both in the academic field and outside it, she currently serves on both Senate and the Board of Governors at Western. She publishes on Old English, manuscript codicology, and medievalism. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Today’s Medieval University

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...Today a seventeen-year-old Danish student planning to study physics can decide to start her degree in Belgium at the University of Leuven in order to do some physics in French; in second year, she might check the rankings of the top...

Manuscripts on the Move

Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Books Before Print

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Portable girdle book with knot to clip behind belt (plastic strips hold book open for photo), fifteenth century. New Haven, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, MS 84, fol. 6v-7r. Public domain. Source...

‘Him of Alagna’

Barbara Reynolds

Barbara Reynolds is one of the world's best known Dante scholars. She completed the Penguin translation of Paradiso after the death of Dorothy L Sayers. She also translated Dante's early work La Vita Nuova and Ariosto's Orlando Furioso. In addition, she has written a biography of Dorothy L Sayers and edited The Cambridge Itallan Dictionary. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dante : The Poet, the Thinker, the Man

I.B.Tauris, 2006

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...In 1300, the fictional date of the Commedia, Pope Boniface VIII was still alive; indeed that was the year of the great Jubilee. By the time Dante wrote Canto XIX of Inferno Boniface had been dead for several years, his demise having been...

An Exemplary Chronicle as Archive: Ibn al-Furāt’s Ta’rīkh al-duwal wa ’l-mulūk

Fozia Bora

Fozia Bora is a lecturer in Middle Eastern History at the University of Leeds, where she is also the director of postgraduate research in Arabic, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies. She received her DPhil from the University of Oxford and held a postdoctoral fellowship at the Cambridge Muslim College. She has published in peer-reviewed journals and was recently awarded the Royal Asiatic Society’s Staunton Prize for ‘outstanding work by an early-career scholar’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World : The Value of Chronicles as Archives

I.B. Tauris, 2019

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...Arabic manuscripts in the form of handwritten books have hitherto been studied first and foremost as vehicles of thought and not as objects in themselves.We need to … restore to documents their tactile physicality, which often contains...