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Eating Beauty
The Eucharist and the Spiritual Arts of the Middle Ages
Ann W. Astell
Ann W. Astell explores the ambiguity of the phrase "eating beauty." The phrase evokes the destruction of beauty, the devouring mouth of the grave, the mouth of...



New Norse Studies
Essays on the Literature and Culture of Medieval Scandinavia
New Norse Studies features original contributions on Norse mythology; skaldic poetics; the proverb, ballad, and exemplum; Biblical typology and saga narrative; psychological, postcolonial, and gender-studies approaches to medieval Icelandic literature.



The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine
A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe
Steven A. Epstein
In Epstein's sure hands, Jacopo emerges as one of the most active and talented minds of his day. Indeed, Epstein argues that one needs to read all of Jacopo's books, in a Genoese context, in order to understand the original scope of his thinking, which greatly influenced the ways generations of people across Europe experienced their...






The Political Writings
"Political Regime" and "Summary of Plato's Laws"
Alfarabi
Alfarabi (ca. 870–950) founded the great tradition of Aristotelian/Platonic political philosophy in medieval Islamic and Arabic culture. In this second volume of political writings, Charles E. Butterworth presents translations of Alfarabi's Political Regime and Summary of Plato’s "Laws," accompanied by introductions that discuss the background...



Chariots of Ladies
Francesc Eiximenis and the Court Culture of Medieval and Early Modern Iberia
Núria Silleras-Fernández
In Chariots of Ladies, Núria Silleras-Fernández traces the development of devotion and female piety among the Iberian aristocracy from the late Middle Ages into the Golden Age, and from Catalonia to the rest of Iberia and Europe via the rise of the Franciscan Observant...



From She-Wolf to Martyr
The Reign and Disputed Reputation of Johanna I of Naples
Elizabeth Casteen
In From She-Wolf to Martyr, Elizabeth Casteen examines Johanna I of Naples's evolving, problematic reputation and uses it as a lens through which to analyze often-contradictory late-medieval conceptions of rulership, authority, and...



Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet
Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe
Scott G. Bruce
Compellingly written, Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet provides us with an unparalleled opportunity to examine Christian perceptions of Islam in the Crusading...



Jozef IJsewijn
Humanism in the Low Countries
Jozef Ijsewijn



The Enigma of Egill
The Saga, the Viking Poet, and Snorri Sturluson
Torfi H. Tulinius
A careful analysis of Snorri Sturluson's life and times allows Torfi Tulinius to propose a context for a fuller perception of Egils saga as a great work of art.



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