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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.



Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus
Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia
Janina M. Safran
Through an examination of the structure and practice of Muslim political and legal-religious authority, a rare look at intercommunal life in Iberia during the first three centuries of Islamic...



The Sleep of Behemoth
Disputing Peace and Violence in Medieval Europe, 1000–1200
Jehangir Yezdi Malegam
Exploring the emergence of conflicting concepts of peace in western Europe during the High Middle Ages.



Paganism in the Middle Ages
Threat and Fascination



Emperor of the World
Charlemagne and the Construction of Imperial Authority, 800–1229
Anne A. Latowsky
Exploring how the historical memory of Charlemagne was used to shape the institutions of kingship and empire in the High Middle Ages.



Princely Brothers and Sisters
The Sibling Bond in German Politics, 1100–1250
Jonathan R. Lyon
Offering a fresh look at sibling networks and the role they played in shaping the practice of politics in the Middle Ages.



To Follow in Their Footsteps
The Crusades and Family Memory in the High Middle Ages
Nicholas L. Paul
Paul reveals the lasting impact of the crusades, beyond the expeditions themselves, on the formation of dynastic identity and the culture of the medieval European...



Opening Up Middle English Manuscripts
Literary and Visual Approaches
Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, Maidie Hilmo, Linda Olson
This deeply informed and lavishly illustrated book is a comprehensive introduction to the modern study of Middle English manuscripts.



The Criminalization of Abortion in the West
Its Origins in Medieval Law
Wolfgang P. Müller
Wolfgang P. Müller tells the story of how abortion came to be criminalized in the West. As he shows, criminalization as a distinct phenomenon and abortion as a self-standing criminal category developed in tandem with each...



The Poor and the Perfect
The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order, 1209–1310
Neslihan Şenocak
In The Poor and the Perfect, Neslihan Senocak provides a grand narrative of how the quintessential Franciscan virtue of simplicity gradually lost its place to learning, while studying came to be considered an integral part of evangelical...



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