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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
Spiritual seekers throughout history have sought illumination through solitary contemplation. In the Christian tradition, medieval England stands out for its remarkable array of hermits, recluses, and spiritual outsiders—from Cuthbert, Godric of Fichale, and Christina of Markyate to Richard Rolle, Julian of Norwich, and Margery Kempe. In The...



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...



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...



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.



Writing History for the King
Henry II and the Politics of Vernacular Historiography
Charity Urbanski
Both a reassessment of the reign of Henry II and an original contribution to our understanding of the rise of vernacular historiography in the high Middle Ages.



Francis of Assisi
The Life
Augustine Thompson, Augustine Thompson, O.P.
An elegant, concise, and accessible biography of one of Catholicism's most beloved saints.



Josquin des Prez and His Musical Legacy
An Introductory Guide
William Elders
The most up-to-date contribution to the research on one of the most important and internationally famous composers of the Renaissance.



The Science of the Soul
The Commentary Tradition on Aristotle's De anima, c. 1260–c.1360
Sander W. De Boer
Discusses how philosophers from Thomas Aquinas to Pierre d'Ailly dealt with the difficult task of giving a unified account of life and traces the various stages in the transformation of the science of the soul between 1260 and 1360.



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