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The Diversity of Human Kind

Monica H. Green

Monica H. Green is a historian of medieval European medicine and global health. In 2009 and 2012, she ran a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar in London on “Health and Disease in the Middle Ages,” which had as its central goal the exploration of ways that the scientific and humanistic disciplines could engage in productive dialogue about the history of disease and health-seeking behaviors. During this same period, she has also argued for the development of a new field, “Global History of Health,” which explores the evolution of the major pathogens that have afflicted the human species since its origin up to the present day, and the ways that human cultural changes have facilitated or hindered those pathogens’ trajectories. In addition to many works on the cultural history of medieval medicine, she is the author of “The Value of Historical Perspective,” in The Ashgate Research Companion to the Globalization of Health, ed. Ted Schrecker (Aldershot: Ashgate, 2012), pp. 17–37; and “The Globalisations of Disease,” which will be published in 2015. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of the Human Body in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2010

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...The idea that the extent of the world was huge, together with the idea that human character and physical nature were shaped by the environment, allowed for expansive conceptions of the range of human variability in the Middle Ages...

Hagiographies and Early Medieval History

James T. Palmer

James T. Palmer is Reader in Medieval History at the University of St Andrews. His recent books include The Apocalypse in the Early Middle Ages (2014) and Anglo-Saxons in a Frankish World (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Early Medieval Hagiography

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...By way of a conclusion, this chapter turns its attention outwards to ask how hagiographical sources can be used in the study of Late Antiquity and the early Middle Ages, and indeed change how we see those periods. In a relatively compact...

Race and Ethnicity: Hair and Medieval Ethnic Identities

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 Hair in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Hair types, hairstyles, facial hair, and hair coverings all feature among medieval markers of ethnic difference. During the period ca. 800 to ca. 1450, medieval Europeans formulated divisions between peoples that encompassed both cultural...

Introduction

Julianna Grigg

Author of The Philosopher King and the Pictish Nation, Julianna Grigg holds a PhD in History from the University of Melbourne and is currently an Adjunct Research Fellow with the School of Philosophical, Historical, and International Studies at Monash University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Picts Re-Imagined

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...“At the present time there are in Britain … five languages and four nations—English, British, Irish, and Picts. Each of these have their own language; but all are united in their study of God’s truth by the fifth—Latin.”Writing in ca. 731...

“Monster Culture (Seven Theses)”

Classic Readings on Monster Theory : Demonstrare, Volume 1

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Jeffrey Jerome Cohen (1964– ), Professor of English, founding Director of the GW Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute at George Washington University, and current Dean of the Humanities at Arizona State University is the seminal...

Extremes: The Middle Ages on the Fringe

Daniel Wollenberg

Daniel Wollenberg is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tampa, specializing in medieval literature and culture. He has recently published articles on political medievalism on the far right in the journal postmedieval. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Medieval Imagery in Today’s Politics

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...If some political discourse makes a case for the dark medievalism of the foreign enemy, other strands of political discourse, especially but not exclusively on the far fringe of the right, glorify the medieval as the crucial foundation...

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Daniel Wollenberg

Daniel Wollenberg is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Tampa, specializing in medieval literature and culture. He has recently published articles on political medievalism on the far right in the journal postmedieval. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Medieval Imagery in Today’s Politics

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...In the middle of the afternoon on May 21, 2013, a 78 year-old historian walked up to the altar in the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris, pulled out a pistol, and shot himself in the mouth. Dominique Venner, a white-nationalist extremist whose...

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Susan Oosthuizen

Susan Oosthuizen is Professor of Medieval Archaeology at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Historical Society. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Emergence of the English

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...One of the great puzzles of British cultural history concerns the emergence of the people who by 600 at the latest referred to themselves and their language as “English.” The Greek historian Procopius, whose knowledge of late antique...

Sexuality

A Cultural History of Western Empires in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Medieval sexuality has been the focus of substantial recent commentary from a number of perspectives. Ruth Mazo Karras (2005: 5) usefully defines sexuality as “[the] whole realm of human erotic experience—the meanings that people...

Hispania et Italia

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

Amsterdam University Press, 2016

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...The jurist and philologist Friedrich Lindenbrog’s (1573–1648) edition of Diversarum gentium historiae antiquae tres – published in 1640 and dedicated to Johann Friedrich (1579–1634), the Archbishop (administrator) of Bremen and Bishop...