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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...

Introduction

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...

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...

Money and the Issues of the Age

Rory Naismith

Rory Naismith is Lecturer in Medieval British History at King’s College London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Money in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In Florence in the 1290s, the Dominican scholar and preacher Remigio dei Girolami (d. 1319) told one of his audiences how their fair city had been endowed by God with seven gifts. Two of these, the first and second, derived from the city...

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...

The Life and Times Of ‘Amīd Al-Mulk Al-kundurī

Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World : Iranian Tradition and Islamic Civilisation

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2015

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...There is no doubt that the most famous vizier of the first Seljuq sultan Tughril has acquired a somewhat curious reputation.This contribution should be read in conjunction with my forthcoming book chapter about Niẓām al-Mulk where...