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Feeling Like Saints
Lollard Writings after Wyclif
Fiona Somerset
Fiona Somerset examines the lollard movement by closely reading their own writings, which provide rich evidence for how lollard writers collaborated with one another and with their readers to produce a distinctive religious identity based around structures of feeling.



Walking Corpses
Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West
Timothy S. Miller, John W. Nesbitt
Timothy Miller and John Nesbitt remind us that the history of leprosy in the West is incomplete without considering the Byzantine Empire, which confronted leprosy and its effects well before the Latin West.



Holy Matter
Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity
Sara Ritchey
Sara Ritchey offers a fresh narrative explaining theological and devotional change by journeying beyond the human body to ask how religious men and women understood the effects of God's incarnation on the natural, material world.



Clothing the Clergy
Virtue and Power in Medieval Europe, c. 800–1200
Maureen C. Miller
Maureen C. Miller traces the ways in which clerical garb changed over the Middle Ages. Miller goes into detail about craft, artistry, and textiles and contributes to our understanding of the religious, social, and political meanings of clothing, past and present.



Vikings
Life and Legend
This book explores Viking culture from a global perspective, examining the influences of their varied contacts from around the world and how Viking Scandinavia drew from both Christian Europe and the Islamic world.



The Secret Within
Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England
Wolfgang Riehle
Wolfgang Riehle offers the first comprehensive history of English medieval mysticism in decades—one that will appeal to anyone fascinated by mysticism as a phenomenon of religious life.



Faithful Narratives
Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity
This volume brings together twelve eminent scholars whose research has exemplified compelling strategies for negotiating the difficulties inherent in the history of religion.



The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby
The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe
Laura Ackerman Smoller
Vincent Ferrer was revered as a living saint during his lifetime, receiving papal canonization within fifty years of his death. In this book, Laura Ackerman Smoller recounts the fascinating story of how Vincent became the subject of widespread devotion.



Neo-Latin Commentaries and the Management of Knowledge in the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period (1400–1700)
This book sheds light on the various ways in which classical authors and the Bible were commented on by neo-Latin writers between 1400 and 1700.



The Sanctity of Louis IX
Early Lives of Saint Louis by Geoffrey of Beaulieu and William of Chartres
The first English translations of two of the earliest accounts of Louis IX’s life, along with helpful biographical, historical, documentary, and critical materials.



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