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Introducing The Medieval Globe

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

Arc Medieval Press, 2014

Book chapter

...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...

Introduction

The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...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...

Introduction

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

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...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...

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...

Further Reading

Medieval Antisemitism?

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...The following moderately annotated list mentions titles in English that are particularly relevant to anyone interested in the subject of this book and that are generally widely available. The list is not meant to be comprehensive...

Introduction: Medieval Meanings of Women

A Cultural History of Women in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...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...

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

A Cultural History of Gardens in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book chapter

...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

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...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...

Introduction

Medieval Antisemitism?

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...In October 2012, I was invited to give a research seminar paper on anti-Jewish propaganda produced in the late medieval and early modern Iberian world at an Australian university. The title of the paper included the term “antisemitic...

The New Romantics

The Historical Present : Medievalism and Modernity

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...In the mid-twentieth century a current of English-language historiography used medieval literature and culture – rather than economics, social relations or institutions – as a means of grasping both the essence of the Middle Ages...