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Conclusion

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

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...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

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

I.B.Tauris, 2009

Book chapter

...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...

Making Merry in the Middle Ages

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

I.B.Tauris, 2009

Book chapter

...This chapter was first published in The Month, September–October 1996, pp. 373– 6. The copyright belongs to Trustees for Roman Catholic Purposes (114 Mount Street, London W1).In the Middle Ages all life was sport, in a sense. Or, if you...

Conclusions

The Islamic–Byzantine Frontier : Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities

I.B.Tauris, 2015

Book chapter

...The frontier in history, cultural consciousness, and current scholarship has always lingered just beyond the grasp of understanding. Indeed, its traditional definition, as a wilderness on the edge of civilization or as a boundary separating...

Further Reading

Medieval Antisemitism?

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

Book chapter

...The following moderately annotated list mentions titles in English that are particularly relevant to anyone interested in the subject of this book and that are generally widely available. The list is not meant to be comprehensive...

The Council of Trent, 1545–63

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

I.B.Tauris, 2009

Book chapter

...This chapter was first published in A. Hastings (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Christian Thought (Oxford, 2000), pp. 714–5. The copyright for the original version, belonging to Oxford University Press, is hereby acknowledgedTrent dominated...

Introduction: The Beautiful Vision

A Short History of Medieval Christianity

I.B.Tauris, 2017

Book chapter

...Huge pictures of the Last Judgement dominate the west end of many modest medieval churches, such as St Andrew’s in Chesterton on the outskirts of Cambridge. Christ is shown judging all souls at the end of the world, with the Virgin Mary...

Introduction

The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Surely it is time to break with the lachrymose theory of pre-Revolutionary woe, and to adopt a view more in accord with historic truth (Baron 1928, 526).More than eighty years have passed since Salo Baron’s “Ghetto and Emancipation”, whose...

Introduction

Reading the Bible in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

Book chapter

...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...

Medieval diets – the food landscape

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

Continuum, 2011

Book chapter

...Typical Medieval Diets Writing about the food eaten by monks and monastic communities in antiquity and the Middle Ages raises obvious questions of comparison. How did the standard monastic fare contrast, if at all, with what was eaten...