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Bram Stoker, Dracula

Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Bram Stoker’s (1847–1912) Dracula is, like Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein, a major icon in the history of monsters. While there are vampire narratives that predate its publication, Stoker’s creation is really the origin...

Isidorian Texts in Seventh-Century Ireland

Isidore of Seville and his Reception in the Early Middle Ages : Transmitting and Transforming Knowledge

Amsterdam University Press, 2016

Book chapter

...When working in the 1980s on elucidating the cosmological views current in Ireland during the seventh century, I came to question the prevailing assumption that Isidorian works such as the Etymologiae and De natura rerum were available...

Táin Bó Cúailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley)— Selections

Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...The Táin Bó Cúailnge (Cattle Raid of Cooley) is one of the great sagas of ancient Ireland, part of the Ulster Cycle, which recounts the exploits and fantastic deeds of the young hero Cú Chulainn (The Hound of Culann). The Táin...

Rylands MS Latin 12

Isidore of Seville and his Reception in the Early Middle Ages : Transmitting and Transforming Knowledge

Amsterdam University Press, 2016

Book chapter

...Introduction Rylands MS Latin 12 is a homiliary – a collection of readings set for specific occasions during the liturgical calendar – of medium size (295 x 210 mm).Abbreviations: PD (I & II) = Homilary of Paul the Deacon, in Grégoire...

The Wheel of Fortune: 1449–1459

Cecily Duchess of York

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

Book chapter

...Will.Also I geve to my lord Prince a bedde of arres of the Whele of FortuneOn 30 July 1447 Richard duke of York was appointed king’s lieutenant of Ireland for a term of ten years.P. A. Johnson, Duke Richard of York 1411–1460 (Oxford...

Introduction

Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...Battles have long featured prominently in historical consciousness, as moments when the balance of power was seen to have tipped, or when aspects of collective identity were shaped. This volume examines the changing importance of battles...

Children of Eve

Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society : Childhood, Sexuality, and Violence in the Early Penitentials

Amsterdam University Press, 2016

Book chapter

...Marriage and the regulation of sexual intercourse are primary concerns in all of the early penitentials. Each of these manuals represents an individual contribution towards a broader effort by religious authorities to promote...

Reawakening interest

Medieval Monasteries

Continuum, 1992

Book chapter

...During the eighteenth century, popular interest in the remains of former monasteries began to grow. On the one hand antiquarians engaged in writing the histories of monasteries, as described in Chapter 1. On the other, the ragged walls clad...

Introduction

Anticipating Sin in Medieval Society : Childhood, Sexuality, and Violence in the Early Penitentials

Amsterdam University Press, 2016

Book chapter

...Around the turn of the eighth century, a scribe who elusively refers to himself only as a student of the Umbrians undertook a daunting task on behalf of Theodore of Tarsus, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 690): to compile for ‘all Catholics...

Titulature and Medieval Rulers

The Kingdom of Rus’

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...Titulature has actually long been a problem with translating (both literally and metaphorically) the Middle Ages for the modern world. The meanings and uses of titles change over time, titles are appropriated from others, and our modern...