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Travel, Pilgrimage and Social Interaction from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Travel, Pilgrimage and Social Interaction from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

1st Edition

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Jenni Kuuliala, Jussi Rantala
October 17, 2019

Mobility and travel have always been key characteristics of human societies, having various cultural, social and religious aims and purposes. Travels shaped religions and societies and were a way for people to understand themselves, this world, and the transcendent. This book analyses travelling in...

The Death Penalty in Late-Medieval Catalonia: Evidence and Significations

The Death Penalty in Late-Medieval Catalonia: Evidence and Significations

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Flocel Sabaté
September 20, 2019

The death penalty was unusual in medieval Europe until the twelfth century. From that moment on, it became a key instrument of rule in European society, and we can study it in the case of Catalonia through its rich and varied unpublished documentation. The death penalty was justified by Roman Law;...

The Sense of Smell in the Middle Ages: A Source of Certainty

The Sense of Smell in the Middle Ages: A Source of Certainty

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Katelynn Robinson
September 19, 2019

Odors, including those of incense, spices, cooking, and refuse, were both ubiquitous and meaningful in central and late medieval Western Europe. The significance of the sense of smell is evident in scholastic Latin texts, most of which are untranslated and unedited by modern scholars. Between the...

Church, Society and University: The Paris Condemnation of 1241/4

Church, Society and University: The Paris Condemnation of 1241/4

1st Edition

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Deborah Grice
September 06, 2019

In 1241/4 the theology masters at the university at Paris with their chancellor, Odo of Chateauroux, mandated by their bishop, William of Auvergne, met to condemn ten propositions against theological truth. This book represents the first comprehensive examination of what hitherto has been a largely...

The Charisma of Distant Places: Travel and Religion in the Early Middle Ages

The Charisma of Distant Places: Travel and Religion in the Early Middle Ages

1st Edition

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Courtney Luckhardt
August 02, 2019

This cultural history of early medieval travel and religion reveals how movement affected society, demonstrating the connectedness of people and regions between 500 and 850 CE. In The Charisma of Distant Places, Courtney Luckhardt enriches our understanding of migration through her examination of...

Word Outward: Medieval Perspectives on the Entry into Language

Word Outward: Medieval Perspectives on the Entry into Language

1st Edition

Corey J. Marvin
January 17, 2019

Using a combination of formalist and psychology-based approaches, this work examines the triple knowledge of subjectivity, body, and language in medieval imaginative literature....

Consuming Passions: The Uses of Cannibalism in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Consuming Passions: The Uses of Cannibalism in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

1st Edition

Merrall L. Price
October 19, 2016

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Topographies of Gender in Middle High German Arthurian Romance

Topographies of Gender in Middle High German Arthurian Romance

1st Edition

Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand
August 03, 2016

This book explores the metaphor of topography as a mechanism for the inscription of gender roles in Arthurian romance....

The Reproductive Unconscious in Late Medieval and Early Modern England

The Reproductive Unconscious in Late Medieval and Early Modern England

1st Edition

Jennifer Wynne Hellwarth
July 29, 2016

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

The Water Supply System of Siena, Italy: The Medieval Roots of the Modern Networked City

The Water Supply System of Siena, Italy: The Medieval Roots of the Modern Networked City

1st Edition

Michael P. Kucher
July 26, 2016

The book reviews scholarly literature and archival sources including maps and diagrams, to better situate Siena's achievement in urban history and broadens our understanding of medieval technology and urban life....

And Then the End Will Come: Early Latin Christian Interpretations of the Opening of the Seven Seals

And Then the End Will Come: Early Latin Christian Interpretations of the Opening of the Seven Seals

1st Edition

Douglas W. Lumsden
July 22, 2016

This work examines a centuries-long intellectual tradition in the early Latin church linking the imagery associated with the opening of the Seven Seals of the Apocalypse with programs of ecclesiastical expansion and ascetic reform....

Justice and the Social Context of Early Middle High German Literature

Justice and the Social Context of Early Middle High German Literature

1st Edition

Robert G. Sullivan
July 21, 2016

This book argues that far from preaching traditional, otherworldly ideals, the authors or these religious works were deeply engaged in the social, political, and spiritual issues that characterized the Holy Roman Empire at a time of radical transformation....

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