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Paweł Figurski

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Paweł Figurski

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Karolina Mroziewicz

Karolina Mroziewicz is a postdoctoral fellow at the Jagiellonian University, in the Institute of History of Art. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Aleksander Sroczyński

Aleksander Sroczyński is a graduate student at the University of Warsaw, in the Faculty “Artes Liberales”. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Premodern Rulership and Contemporary Political Power : The King’s Body Never Dies

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

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...The main objective of the present volume is to investigate the cultural specificity and inner dynamics of premodern rulership and contemporary political power. The initial impulse behind such a broad inquiry came from the work of Ernst...

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Leonie V. Hicks

Leonie V. Hicks is Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at Canterbury Christ Church University. She is the author of Religious Life in Normandy, 1050-1300 (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of the Normans

I.B. Tauris, 2016

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...The story of the Normans begins with a dream. Rollo, the chief of a small band of Viking adventurers,seemed to behold himself placed on a mountain far higher than the highest, in a Frankish dwelling. And on the summit of this mountain he...

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A. Asa Eger

A. Asa Eger is Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. He holds a PhD in Islamic Archaeology from the University of Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Islamic–Byzantine Frontier : Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities

I.B.Tauris, 2015

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...Standing on a high point in the Cilician Gates north of ṣarsūs, surveying his former lands stretched out before him, the Byzantine Emperor Heraklios allegedly uttered his most famous lament, a farewell: ‘Peace unto thee, O Syria, and what...

Institutional Frameworks

A Cultural History of Theatre in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In the medieval history of theatre, we might expect institutions to function as static and monolithic structures. But a more apt figure for the medieval institution would be a phrase of movement, complex and patterned: in essence...

Institutions and the family

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of The Women’s Companion to Mythology (1997), King Arthur’s Enchantresses (2006), The Land of the Green Man (2015) and Winter is Coming (2015), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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All Men Must Die : Power and Passion in Game of Thrones

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Immersion fantasy begins in world-building, in the establishing of the social, geographical and historical framework within which the narrative will unfold. See Mendlesohn’s typology set out in Rhetorics of Fantasy, 1–58. Medievalist...

Food and Politics

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...In Antiquity and the Middle Ages, the majority of the population living in the countryside ate only the food that they themselves produced. In cities, however, food took on other economic and political dimensions because food came from...

Preliminaries

Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire : The Sasanian–Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran

I.B. Tauris, 2008

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...The Arsacids Sometime before the middle of the third century BCE, an Iranian people known as the DahaeFor the Dahae, see de Blois, F. and Vogelsang, W., ‘Dahae’, in Ehsan Yarshater (ed.), Encyclopae- dia Iranica, pp. 581–582, New York...

Henry I at Fritzlar 919

Antoni Grabowski

Antoni Grabowski works at the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is interested in the historiography of the tenth century, its later reinterpretations, and the use of historical sources in medieval narratives. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Construction of Ottonian Kingship : Narratives and Myth in Tenth-Century Germany

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...King’s Designation The king on his deathbed, using the last moment of his life to point out his best successor is a scene fitting a film, or a painting, where viewers would be better able to comprehend the role of the moment.Cf. Schmidt...

Introduction

Matthew Gabriele

Matthew Gabriele is Associate Professor in the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech, USA Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Allow me to begin with an anecdote that, I hope, will clarify some of the challenges in studying A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Middle Ages. My thanks to Brett Edward Whalen and Mauro J. Caraccioli, who assisted...

Power and knowledge

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of The Women’s Companion to Mythology (1997), King Arthur’s Enchantresses (2006), The Land of the Green Man (2015) and Winter is Coming (2015), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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All Men Must Die : Power and Passion in Game of Thrones

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Early in Season Two, before the parameters of their alliance have been thoroughly established, Varys and Tyrion are drinking together. Varys poses a riddle:Power is a curious thing. . . . Three great men, a king, a priest, and a rich man...