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Erik Kwakkel

Erik Kwakkel is book historian and professor at the School of Library, Archival and Information Studies at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Books Before Print

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Booklet describing intake of foundlings, dated 1502. Erfgoed Leiden en Omstreken, HGW, Archiefnr. 519, Inv. nr. 3384. Photo by the author.Extending the discussion of small ephemeral slips in the previous chapters, the focus remains on tiny...

Between books and brothels

Karen Hollewand

Karen Hollewand finished her DPhil in History at the University of Oxford in 2016, with a thesis titled The Banishment of Beverland: Sex, Scripture, and Scholarship in the Seventeenth-Century Dutch Republic. Her research interests include the history of sexuality and the early modern Dutch Republic. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Framing Premodern Desires : Sexual Ideas, Attitudes, and Practices in Europe

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...On the 25 May 1699, humanist scholar Hadriaan Beverland (1650–1716) sent his latest manuscript to scholar Jacobus Gronovius.He sent to Gronovius his ‘Otia Oxoniensia’, a collection of essays. Jacobus Gronovius (1645–1716) was a Dutch...

The First Phase, 1337–45

Michael Prestwich

Michael Prestwich, OBE, is Emeritus Professor of History and a former Pro-Vice Chancellor at Durham University. His many books include Plantagenet England, 1225-1360 (2005); Knight: The Medieval Warrior’s (Unofficial) Manual (2010); Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience (1996); English Politics in the Thirteenth Century (1990); The Three Edwards: War and State in England, 1272-1377 (1980); and War, Politics and Finance under Edward I (1972). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of the Hundred Years War

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...The English plan for the war was clear. There would be defensive operations in Gascony, while the main campaign against the French would be launched in the Low Countries, where they would have allies, bought by subsidies. This was similar...

The East–West Trajectory of Sephardic Sectarianism: From Ibn Daud to Spinoza

Remapping Travel Narratives (1000-1700) : To the East and Back Again

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This study centres on a form of Jewish sectarianism, or Karaism, which traces its roots to ancient currents of thought in the Middle East and which “travelled,” or was intellectually transmitted, from east to west upon the establishment...

Introduction: Ecstatic Cinema, Cinematic Ecstasy

Alicia Spencer-Hall

Alicia Spencer-Hall is an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Language, School of Language, Linguistics and Film at Queen Mary, University of London (UK). She specializes in comparative analyses of medieval literature and modern critical theory. She is an expert in medieval hagiography, with her work foregrounding interrogations inflected by contemporary visual, media, and cultural studies. Her first book, Medieval Saints and Modern Screens, came out in December 2017 with Amsterdam University Press. At present, she is finishing up work on her second book, Medieval Twitter, forthcoming with ARC Humanities. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Medieval Saints and Modern Screens : Divine Visions as Cinematic Experience

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...At the age of six, I took a vow of silence. I had witnessed something so exquisite, so evanescent that I had to memorialize it. I had to sacrifice my words on the altar of something greater than myself. What engendered this act...

Survivals and Revivals

Max Harris

Max Harris is the author of five previous books, including Sacred Folly: A New History of the Feast of Fools (2011) which won the Otto Grundler prize. He has served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Humanities Council and has taught at Yale University and the University of Virginia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christ on a Donkey — Palm Sunday, Triumphal Entries, and Blasphemous Pageants

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...Given the Level of religious hostility, wartime damage, benign neglect, and malicious libel that palmesels have suffered over the centuries, it is perhaps surprising that so many have survived. An inventory published in 2006 lists 105...