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Dialectics of virginity

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

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...We are accustomed to consider sin or crime in binary categories: either you sin or you don’t, either you fornicate or you don’t, either you are a virgin or you are not. However, when we take a closer look at the sexual life of young people...

Papal collectors and state power in Central Europe during the fourteenth century

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

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

Book chapter

...1 The forced relocation of the papal see to Avignon caused major changes in the central administration of the Church. The successors of Saint Peter, temporarily deprived of their influence in Italy, were forced to undertake a struggle...

A road well travelled

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

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

Book chapter

...The setting Beginnings are, perhaps in the nature of things, difficult to anchor. This is especially true in the case of a book such as this one, which performs two closely interrelated roles: celebrating the work produced by a single...
...This research was carried out thanks to a generous grant from the Halina and Zdzislaw Broncel Trust. I would like to thank my PhD supervisors, Dr. Alice Hunt and Professor Maria Hayward, for their constant enthusiastic support...

‘International’ Christian Society and Its Political Theology in Thirteenth-Century Latin Christendom

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

Amsterdam University Press, 2017

Book chapter

...This paper offers a cursory discussion of a particular historical manifestation of international society. It focuses primarily on identifying the most common members of this society, and on determining its predominant cultural-political...

Strekfusz

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

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

Book chapter

...What follows was presented in a different form to the Thirteenth Meeting of the Fish Remains Working Group (ICAZ-FRWG), Basel, Switzerland, 4–9 October 2005. Collegial suggestions there, especially from Daniel Makowiecki and Dirk Heinrich...

Louis the Great (1342–1382)

The Realm of St Stephen : A History of Medieval Hungary, 895-1526

I.B.Tauris, 2001

Book chapter

...Charles’s successor was his eldest son, the sixteen-year-old Louis. If we set to one side the details, his reign can be seen as the direct continuation of his father’s. His rule was based upon the authority that had been created by Charles...

University masters at the royal court of Hedwig of Anjou and Władysław Jagiełło

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

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

Book chapter

...During the rule of Hedwig of Anjou and Władysław Jagiełło in the years 1384–1434, the royal court in Kraków played an important role in the functioning of the emerging Jagiellon monarchy. After a long interregnum, with the arrival of Hedwig...

The archaeology of early medieval service settlements in Eastern Europe

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

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

Book chapter

...‘Service settlement’ is a favourite phrase of several Polish and Czech medievalists, who use it commonly to refer to villages of specialised workers (peasants or craftsmen) serving the exclusive needs of neighbouring fortresses or manor...

A Model Disaster: From the Great Ottoman Panzootic to the Cattle Plagues of Early Modern Europe

Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean : New Histories of Disease in Ottoman Society

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

Book chapter

...BY THE LATE sixteenth century, the Ottomans reigned over vast stretches of territory in three continents, covering all or part of thirty present­day countries. Their empire’s subjects numbered as many as thirty­five million, and its animals...