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Jinty Nelson

Jinty Nelson is Emeritus Professor in the Department of History, King's College London, UK. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and has published extensively on early medieval Europe. Her research focus has been on kingship, government and political ideas, on religion and ritual, and increasingly on women and gender. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Damien Kempf

Damien Kempf is a Senior Lecturer in Medieval History at the University of Liverpool, UK. His research focuses on the political and cultural history of medieval Europe (400-1200). He has recently published a new edition and an English translation of Paul the Deacon’s Liber de episcopis Mettensibus (2013). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Reading the Bible in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...For medieval Christians, the Bible was the book of guidance above all others, and Bible reading was the route to religious knowledge. Still fundamental on the central medieval period is Beryl Smalley , The Study of the Bible in the Middle...

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Andrew Jotischky

Andrew Jotischky is Professor of Medieval History at Lancaster University, UK. He has published widely on aspects of medieval religious history; his principal publications include Crusading and the Crusader States (2004), and The Penguin Historical Atlas of the Bible Lands, with Caroline Hull (2009). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Hermit’s Cookbook : Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

Continuum, 2011

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...The earliest monks were solitaries: individuals disillusioned with their world to the point of dropping everything in order to live on the margins of human society. They lived in caves, in abandoned ruins in deserted regions...

Sin in the Middle Ages

Tanner Norman

Norman Tanner is Professor of Church History at the Gregorian University in Rome. He previously held teaching positions in the faculties of both history and theology at the University of Oxford. A medieval historian of international stature, he is best known for his groundbreaking books on the great ecumenical councils of the Christian Church. He is also the author of a volume in the I.B.Tauris History of the Christian Church series, The Church in the Later Middle Ages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Ages of Faith : Popular Religion in Late Medieval England and Western Europe

I.B.Tauris, 2009

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...This chapter was first published in The Month, September–October 1993, pp. 372–5. The copyright belongs to Trustees for Roman Catholic Purposes (114 Mount Street, London W1)Today sin has been banished from our Weltanschauung in various...

New Age and Neopagan Medievalisms

Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...This chapter discusses manifestations of the medieval in two very different but related religious movements, Neopaganism and the New Age. For a more analytical overview of the topic, see...
...There used to be an established common view among scholars that the advent of the Sasanian dynasty marked a strong new identification with the Zoroastrian religion, perhaps in contrast to the situation that was prevalent under the Arsacids....

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A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...The tendency to apply procedural arguments to extralegal situations is much more widespread than one might think. In the Middle Ages, this tendency incorporated different fields of knowledge in a much more casual and transversal way than...

Plague in Eighteenth-Century Cairo: in Search of Burial and Memorial Sites

ednA Bonhomme

Edna Bonhomme is a history of science doctoral candidate at Princeton University who focuses on the history of epidemics and funeral rites in North Africa and the Middle East. She graduated from Reed College with a BA in Biology and from Columbia University with an MPH in Sociomedical Sciences. Before beginning her graduate work at Princeton, she worked as a research assistant in an immunology/genetics laboratory, coordinated with human rights groups in Haiti, and conducted public health research in New York City. Her dissertation examines plague, urbanization, and funeral rites in eighteenth­century Cairo and Tunis. Taking pre­colonial medical outbreaks as its point of departure, this project also sheds light on black slaves, public health, and quarantine measures. Additionally, this work entails conducting fieldwork in Cairene and Tunisian cemeteries for the purposes of understanding the relationship between eighteenth­century tombstones and twenty­first century cemeteries. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...Unmarked site, epidemics and mass Burial: fieldwork of the dead“Utopias are sites with no real place.”— Michel FoucaultMichel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces,” Diacritics 16, no. 1 (1986): 22–27, quote on 24.Michel Foucault, “Of Other Spaces...

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Donald Ostrowski

Donald Ostrowski is Research Advisor in the Social Sciences, Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) Program, and Lecturer in History at Harvard University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Europe, Byzantium, and the “Intellectual Silence” of Rus’ Culture

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...My research on this topic began, although I did not realize it at the time, when I was working on my dissertation on the Moscow Church Council of 1503. One of the presumed attendees at the Council was the Russian Hesychastic monk Nil...

Conclusion: Roles of the Northern Goddess?

Philip A. Shaw

Philip A. Shaw is Lecturer in English Language and Old English, University of Leicester, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Pagan Goddesses in the Early Germanic World : Eostre, Hreda and the Cult of Matrons: Studies in Early Medieval History

Bloomsbury Academic, 2011

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...In 1998 Hilda Ellis Davidson published a book entitled Roles of the Northern Goddess. The unspoken implication of its title is that there was a northern goddess, that the various goddesses Davidson discusses were in some way parts...

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R. Todd Godwin

R. Todd Godwin received his PhD from the School of African and Oriental Studies (SOAS), University of London, and now lectures at the Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Cambridge, UK and in the United States at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He has published in peer-reviewed journals on the early medieval Church of the East. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Persian Christians at the Chinese Court : The Xi’an Stele and the Early Medieval Church of the East

I.B.Tauris, 2018

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...This book has argued that the closeness existing between the Church of the East and the late Sasanian imperial court, a subject of intense scrutiny in recent secondary literature and amply evident in Syriac sources, was carried...