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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

Rodrigo Laham Cohen

Rodrigo Laham Cohen is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National University of San Martín, and a Researcher in the Argentinian National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). His PhD focused on Jewish Communities in the period of Gregory the Great. He has published widely on Christian Anti-Judaism and Jewish Anti-Christianity in Late Antiquity. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Surely it is time to break with the lachrymose theory of pre-Revolutionary woe, and to adopt a view more in accord with historic truth (Baron 1928, 526).More than eighty years have passed since Salo Baron’s “Ghetto and Emancipation”, whose...

Introducing The Medieval Globe

Carol Symes

Carol Symes is the founding executive editor of The Medieval Globe. She is the Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar at the University of Illinois, where she is an associate professor of history with joint appointments in medieval studies, global studies, and theatre. Her own research focuses on the history of documentary practices and communication technologies, the social and cultural history of Western Europe from c. 1000 to 1300, and the abiding influence of medievalism in the modern world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Medieval Globe : Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death

Arc Medieval Press, 2014

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...The concept of “the medieval” has long been essential to global imperial ventures, national ideologies, and the discourse of modernity. And yet the projects enabled by this powerful construct have essentially hindered investigation...

Do North Americans Understand the Middle Ages Better than Europeans?

Tanner Norman

Norman Tanner is Professor of Church History at the Gregorian University in Rome. He previously held teaching positions in the faculties of both history and theology at the University of Oxford. A medieval historian of international stature, he is best known for his groundbreaking books on the great ecumenical councils of the Christian Church. He is also the author of a volume in the I.B.Tauris History of the Christian Church series, The Church in the Later Middle Ages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ages of Faith : Popular Religion in Late Medieval England and Western Europe

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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...This chapter was first published in America, 2 October 1993, pp. 5–6. The copyright belongs to America magazine.The short answer to the question posed in this title is, ‘Yes, in many ways.’First, a few words of introduction. For students...

Toward a new cultural history of East Central Europe?

Piotr Górecki

Piotr Górecki is professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, and director of the California Medieval History Seminar (Huntington Library). He is the author of ‘Economy, Society, and Lordship in Medieval Poland, 1100-1250’, ‘Parishes, Tithes, and Society in Early Medieval Poland, c. 1100-c. 1250’, ‘A Local Society in Transition: The Henrykow Book and Related Documents’, and as co-editor with Warren C. Brown, ‘Conflict in Medieval Europe: Changing Perspectives on Society and Culture’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nancy van Deusen

Nancy van Deusen is professor of musicology, director of the Claremont Consortium in Medieval and Early Modern Studies and holds the Louis and Mildred Benezet Chair in the Humanities at the Claremont Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University. She is the author of more than a dozen books, including, among others, ‘Music and Theology at the Early University: The Case of Robert Grosseteste and Anonymous IV’. She is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages : A Cultural History

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

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...Celebration redefined In the opening chapter, we observed that books of essays written to honour our colleagues do not, in their essence, celebrate. Or, to put this differently, such books do celebrate, but they do so by performing...

Introduction: Universal history, the Middle East, and the Environmental Perspective

Pete Christensen

Peter Christensen is Lecturer at the Institute of History, University of Copenhagen and at the Danish Institute for Study Abroad, Copenhagen. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Steve Sampson

Steve Sampson

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The Decline of Iranshahr : Irrigation and Environment in the Middle East, 500 bc–ad 1500

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...According to the Western view of world history the Middle East, in contrast to Europe, has suffered a prolonged decline. Long ago it had flourished economically and culturally, to be sure, and had made an important contribution...

Introduction: Medieval Meanings of Women

Kim M. Phillips

Kim M. Phillips is Senior Lecturer in History, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and author of Medieval Maidens: Young Women and Gender in England, 1275-1540 and co-author of Sex Before Sexuality: A Premodern History. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Who are women? Who are they? Are they serpents, wolves, lions, dragons, vipers, or rapacious, devouring beasts and enemies of humanity? Then read this Art [of Love]: learn how to invent ruses! Take them forcefully! Deceive them! Insult...

Introducing the Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...The concept of the “Middle Ages” dates back to Italian humanists during the Renaissance who saw themselves as reviving the glories of the Greek and Roman Classical Period against the darkness of the period in-between. Traditionally...

Introduction: A Cultural History of the Medieval Garden? The Social Life of a Subjective Form

Michael Leslie

Michael Leslie is Professor of English at Rhodes College. He has written on sixteenth and seventeenth century literature, interart relations, and designed landscapes of the medieval and Renaissance periods; he has most recently published editions of plays by the seventeenth century dramatist Richard Brome. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...A “cultural history of gardens” can encompass many things, as the varied contributions to this series will attest. But the medieval volume perhaps poses at its most pronounced one of the principal ambiguities inherent in a “cultural...

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...