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The Use and Abuse of Sacred Places in Late Medieval Towns
This book discusses how secular authorities made use of churches and monasteries in the Low Countries, the German regions and the British Isles during the late medieval period.



The Sephardic Frontier
The "Reconquista" and the Jewish Community in Medieval Iberia
Jonathan Ray
Reveals a fluid, often volatile society that transcended religious boundaries and attracted Jewish colonists from throughout the peninsula and beyond.



Treason by Words
Literature, Law, and Rebellion in Shakespeare's England
Rebecca Lemon
Lemon investigates the remarkable phrase, "treason by words," both as a legal charge and as a cultural event under the Tudor...



Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages
Barbara H. Rosenwein
This highly original book is both a study of emotional discourse in the Early Middle Ages and a contribution to the debates among historians and social scientists about the nature of human...



Angels on the Edge of the World
Geography, Literature, and English Community, 1000–1534
Kathy Lavezzo
"The various and contradictory signs of English otherworldliness offered medieval writers a remarkably elastic medium with which to construct national identity. . . . Above all, the wonderful aspects of geographic otherness made it possible for...



Ovid's Art and the Wife of Bath
The Ethics of Erotic Violence
Marilynn Desmond
Ovid's Art and the Wife of Bath examines how Ovid's Ars amatoria shaped the erotic discourses of the medieval West. The Ars amatoria circulated in medieval France and England as an authoritative treatise on desire; consequently, the sexualities of...



The Growth of the Medieval Icelandic Sagas (1180–1280)
Theodore M. Andersson
Andersson introduces readers to the development of the Icelandic sagas between 1180 and 1280, a crucial period that witnessed a gradual shift of emphasis from tales of adventure and personal distinction to the analysis of politics and history.



Struggle for Empire
Kingship and Conflict under Louis the German, 817–876
Eric J. Goldberg
Struggle for Empire explores the contest for kingdoms and power among Charlemagne's descendants that shaped the formation of Europe through the reign of Charlemagne's grandson, Louis the German (826–876).



Shaping a Monastic Identity
Liturgy and History at the Imperial Abbey of Farfa, 1000–1125
Susan Boynton
During the eleventh and early twelfth centuries, the imperial abbey of Farfa was one of the most powerful institutions on the Italian peninsula. In this period many of the lands of central Italy fell under its sway, and it enjoyed the protection of...



The Saintly Politics of Catherine of Siena
Thomas Luongo, F. Thomas Luongo, Thomas Luongo
Luongo investigates how Catherine's spiritual authority and sanctity were linked with contemporary political and cultural...



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