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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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Books Before Print

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...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...

Medieval Book Apps

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

...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...

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...

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...

Bread of Angels: Dante’s Paradise

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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...While previous scholars have most certainly noted the saliency of the Eucharist to Dante’s Comedy, as the two preceding chapters make apparent, their discussions are generally relatively confined and often in passing. This may not seem...

Benedict XII and the Beatific Vision

Pope Benedict XII (1334–1342) : The Guardian of Orthodoxy

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This chapter was translated by Vicki-Marie Petrick.This chapter offers a synthetic overview of the role played by Benedict XII in the resolution of the Beatific Vision controversy initiated by the previous pope, John XXII. The first part...

The Story Begins

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

Book chapter

...The most carefully planned feature of the Commedia is its structure. The number of cantos, the regions of the dead, the form of the verse, are based on the figure three and its multiples: 33 cantos to each of the three main sections...

Introduction

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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...Archival work turns archival materials into the building blocks of historical narratives. This process is by no means trivial. On the contrary, it is extraordinarily creative and constructive. Ibn al-Furāt: A hidden figure of Mamluk...

Betwixt and Between: Dante’s Purgatory

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

Book chapter

...For many readers—perhaps most, these days—Dante’s Inferno, with its imbricated horrors and colorful grotesquerie, is far more alluring than either Purgatory or Paradise. True, sin, revenge, and passion may evoke “more life and dramatic...

Dante in Danger

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

Book chapter

...The contrast between the tender and delicate style of Francesca’s narration and the repulsive description of the gluttons in the following canto shows Dante the craftsman at his most deliberate and self-aware. It is said repeatedly...