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Early Medieval Migration and Mobility, Fourth–Ninth Centuries

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Theme Description The fourth–sixth centuries CE have been described as a “Migration Period” par excellence, characterized by the large-scale mobility of entire “peoples” (in German: “Völkerwanderung”) especially...

Manuscripts on the Move

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

...Portable girdle book with knot to clip behind belt (plastic strips hold book open for photo), fifteenth century. New Haven, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, MS 84, fol. 6v-7r. Public domain. Source...

Work and Mobility

A Cultural History of Work in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...In a number of respects worker immobility was once seen as a defining element of the medieval period. Historians formerly looked back on the “Middle Ages” as a time largely wedged between the barbarian invasions that despoiled classical...

Observing Ziyara In Two Medieval Muslim Travel Accounts

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Muslim travel literature is rich with observations about worship in the pre-modern era as it took place in mosques, madrasas, shrines, tombs, and other spaces considered holy by devotees; the accounts include records of ritual— whether...

Eating Out in the Early and High Middle Ages

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

Book chapter

...Did most people eat at home in the early and high Middle Ages? Such an opinion would, of course, be considered as evident in view of the fact that the vast majority of the population lived in peasant communities, where food was primarily...

The Educated Traveller’s Guide

Peter Hatlie

Peter Hatlie is a Professor of Classics, Dean, Director and Vice-President of the University of Dallas Rome Program, Italy. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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People and Places of the Roman Past : The Educated Traveller’s Guide

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...THE CITY OF Rome has an infinite number of stories to tell—ancient, modern, and everything in between. Some of these are an invitation to the city’s beauty and pleasures. Others are lessons or teaching-moments emerging, like searching...

Introducing the Medieval Globe

Carol Symes

Carol Symes is the founding executive editor of The Medieval Globe. She is the Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar at the University of Illinois, where she is an associate professor of history with joint appointments in medieval studies, global studies, and theatre. Her own research focuses on the history of documentary practices and communication technologies, the social and cultural history of Western Europe from c. 1000 to 1300, and the abiding influence of medievalism in the modern world. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...When a certain Genoese mariner sailed southward to find the elusive Indies, he was guided by two favourite books. We know one as The Travels of Marco Polo: the product of a collaboration between that Venetian merchant-adventurer and his...
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...East Mediterranean and Black Sea. West Mediterranean and Atlantic Coast. Part of a Portolano, containing thirty-five charts, on a plane scale, each 1 f. 9in. X l f. 4in., executed by different Venetian artists about 1489. On vellum...

The Preacher and the Pope: Jacques de Vitry and Honorius III at the time of the Fifth Crusade (1216–27)

Jan Vandeburie

Jan Vandeburie, University of Leicester, UK Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Papacy, Crusade, and Christian–Muslim Relations

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

Book chapter

...I am grateful to the School of History and Faculty of Humanities of the University of Kent for the travel grant enabling me to participate in the sessions in honour of James Powell at the Medieval Congresses at Kalamazoo and Leeds. I am...

Between Word And Image : Representations Of Shi‘Ite Rituals In The Safavid Empire From Early Modern European Travel Accounts

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

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...This essay will present close readings from several early modern European travel accounts that describe Shi’ite religious practices in the Safavid Empire and that integrate images into the written narrative. The depictions, in order...