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Boethius's "De topicis differentiis"
Boethius
"Students of Boethius and of medieval logic will . . . profit from Stump's work on this difficult treatise. Her translation, . . . the first into English . . . and the interpretative essays, e.g., on dialectic and Aristotle's Topics, Peter of Spain...



Broken Harmony
Shakespeare and the Politics of Music
Joseph M. Ortiz
Revising our understanding of music's relationship to language and literature in Renaissance England.



Burning Bodies
Communities, Eschatology, and the Punishment of Heresy in the Middle Ages
Michael D. Barbezat
ogates the ideas that the authors of historical and theological texts in the medieval West associated with the burning alive of Christian heretics. Michael Barbezat traces these instances from the eleventh century until the advent of the internal crusades of the thirteenth century, depicting the exclusBurning Bodies interrionary fires of hell...



Certain Sainthood
Canonization and the Origins of Papal Infallibility in the Medieval Church
Donald S. Prudlo
Certain Sainthood draws on the insights of a new generation of scholarship that integrates both lived religion and intellectual history into the study of theology and canon...



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...



Chaste Passions
Medieval English Virgin Martyr Legends
Karen A. Winstead
Virgin martyrs make up one of the largest categories of medieval saints. To judge by their frequent appearances in art and literature, they also figure among the most venerated. The legends of virgin martyrs, retold in various ways through...



Chaucer and the Universe of Learning
Ann W. Astell
The order of the fragments making up the Canterbury Tales and the structure of that collection have long been questioned. Ann W. Astell proposes that Chaucer intended the order that is preserved in what is known as the Ellesmere manuscript. In...



Christianizing Kinship
Ritual Sponsorship in Anglo-Saxon England
Joseph M. Lynch, Joseph H. Lynch
When Christianity spread from its Mediterranean base into the Germanic and Celtic north, it initiated profound changes, particularly in kinship relations and sexual mores. Joseph H. Lynch traces the introduction and assimilation of the concept...



Christopher Marlowe
A Renaissance Life
Constance Brown Kuriyama
Kuriyama's new biography reconstructs the eventful life of a radically innovative playwright who flourished briefly and died violently more than four hundred years ago, yet persists in the romantic imagination even...



The City Lament
Jerusalem across the Medieval Mediterranean
Tamar M. Boyadjian
Poetic elegies for lost or fallen cities are seemingly as old as cities themselves. In the Judeo-Christian tradition, this genre finds its purest expression in the Book of Lamentations, which mourns the destruction of Jerusalem; in Arabic, this genre is known as the rithā’ al-mudun. The City Lament, Tamar M. Boyadjian traces the trajectory of...



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