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Fama
The Politics of Talk and Reputation in Medieval Europe
In medieval Europe, the word fama denoted both talk (what was commonly said about a person or event) and an individual's ensuing reputation (one's fama). Although talk by others was no doubt often feared, it was also valued and even cultivated as a...



Fearful Spirits, Reasoned Follies
The Boundaries of Superstition in Late Medieval Europe
Michael D. Bailey
Explores the thorny concept of superstition as it was understood and debated in the Middle...



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.



Fleas, Flies, and Friars
Children's Poetry from the Middle Ages
Nicholas Orme
In Fleas, Flies, and Friars, Nicholas Orme has gathered a wide variety of children's verse that circulated in England beginning in the 1400s, providing a way for modern readers of all ages to experience the medieval world through the eyes of its children.



The Flower of Friendship
A Renaissance Dialogue Contesting Marriage
Edmund Tilney
Edmund Tilney dedicated to Queen Elizabeth in 1568 a spirited dialogue concerning appropriate behavior in marriage. Extraordinarily popular for a generation following its first publication, it is available here for the first time in a critical edition...



Francis of Assisi
A New Biography
Augustine Thompson, O.P.
A tour de force of historical research and biographical writing, Francis of Assisi: A New Biography is divided into two complementary parts—a stand alone biographical narrative and a close, annotated examination of the historical sources about Francis.



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



French Chivalry
Chivalric Ideas and Practices in Medieval France
Sidney Painter
The author describes the various ideas that may be called chivalric, illustrates their nature and content from contemporary literature, and attempts to show what effect they had on the ethical principles and practices of the feudal...



Friendship and Community
The Monastic Experience, 350–1250
Brian Patrick McGuire
First published in 1988, this book has been widely debated, inspiring the current interest on medieval friendship. In a new introduction, McGuire surveys the critical reaction to the original edition and new research on friendship.



From Eckhart to Ruusbroec
A Critical Inheritance of Mystical Themes in the Fourteenth Century
Satoshi Kikuchi
In this thorough textual, historical, and doctrinal study Satoshi Kikuchi seeks to clarify the relationship between two prominent mystics of the fourteenth century: Meister Eckhart, the German Dominican, and Jan van Ruusbroec, the Brabantine Augustinian.



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