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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...

Setting the Scene

Sheryl McDonald Werronen

Sheryl McDonald Werronen is a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at the Arnamagnæan Institute in Copenhagen, where she is carrying out research on seventeeth-century Icelandic manuscripts, scribes, and patronage. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2016

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...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...

The ‘hermit craze’ of the Middle Ages

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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...Western Monasticism and the Rediscovery of ‘The Desert’ Monastic ideals had been imported to the West from Egypt through the writings of John Cassian and the translations of Basil’s writings into Latin at the end of the fourth...

Renaissance Figures of Monsters

Asa Simon Mittman

Asa Simon Mittman is Professor and Chair of Art & Art History at California State University, Chico. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marcus Hensel

Marcus Hensel is Assistant Professor of English at Bethany College, Kansas. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...The images that accompany Ambroise Paré’s On Monsters present a range of monster types, for which the text gives a variety of explanations. Paré claims that the foal with the human face foretold a war between Florence and Pisa...

Introduction

Geoffrey Koziol

Geoffrey Koziol is Professor of History at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of The Politics of Memory and Identity in Carolingian Royal Diplomas (2012) and other works on politics and ritual in late Carolingian and Capetian France. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Peace of God

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Important place-names for Chapters 1 and 2.Important place-names for Chapter 3.When the Apostle Paul wrote that “the peace of God … surpasses all understanding” (Phil. 4:7), he did not have in mind the historical movement known...

Benedict XII and the Beatific Vision

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

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...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...

Introduction

Pia Lucas

Pia Lucas is a doctoral candidate and research assistant at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tamar Rotman

Tamar Rotman is a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of General History at Bar Ilan University and a research assistant in the Israeli Science Foundation project “Through distant eyes: the birth of a Merovingian story, 575-1575”, Israel. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Merovingian Kingdoms and the Mediterranean World : Revisiting the Sources

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Gregory of Tours, Histories VI.6 At this time, close to Nice there lived a recluse called Hospicius, a man of great abstinence, who had iron chains wound round his body, next to the skin, and wore a hair-shirt on top. He ate nothing...

‘Justinian’s Laws, not the Lord’s’: Eugenius III and the learned laws

Anne J. Duggan

Anne J. Duggan is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History and Fellow of King’s College London. She has published extensively on aspects of the ecclesiastical and legal history of the twelfth century, with special emphasis on Thomas Becket, canon law, and the legal activities of popes from Innocent II to Innocent III. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pope Eugenius III (1145–1153) : The First Cistercian Pope

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...Bernard of Clairvaux famously condemned Eugenius III for allowing trained lawyers using ‘Justinian’s Laws, not the Lord’s’ to present and defend cases in his presence. This chapter argues that Bernard’s strictures were misplaced, since...

Peace and War, 1360–77

Michael Prestwich

Michael Prestwich, OBE, is Emeritus Professor of History and a former Pro-Vice Chancellor at Durham University. His many books include Plantagenet England, 1225-1360 (2005); Knight: The Medieval Warrior’s (Unofficial) Manual (2010); Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience (1996); English Politics in the Thirteenth Century (1990); The Three Edwards: War and State in England, 1272-1377 (1980); and War, Politics and Finance under Edward I (1972). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of the Hundred Years War

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...By 1360 war had become a way of life for many. The routiers who pillaged the French countryside, the captains who hoped to profit from ransoms, the knights who hoped to win glory through great feats of arms: such men had little to gain from...

Introduction: Benedict XII, the Guardian of Orthodoxy

Irene Bueno

Irene Bueno is Lecturer at the University of Bologna. She is author of Defining Heresy and editor of The Papacy and the Christian East. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...Benedict XII (c. 1334-1342) was a key figure of the Avignon papal court. He was renowned for rooting out heretics, and distinguished himself as a refined theologian. During his reign, he faced the most significant religious and political...