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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.



Holy Matter
Changing Perceptions of the Material World in Late Medieval Christianity
Sara Ritchey, Sara M. 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...



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...



Romantic Catholics
France's Postrevolutionary Generation in Search of a Modern Faith
Carol E. Harrison
Carol E. Harrison brings to life a cohort of nineteenth-century French men and women who argued that a reformed Catholicism could reconcile the divisions in French culture and society that were the legacy of revolution and...



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...



Children of Rus'
Right-Bank Ukraine and the Invention of a Russian Nation
Faith Hillis
Faith Hillis recovers an all but forgotten chapter in the history of the tsarist empire and its southwestern...



Blood Ties
Religion, Violence and the Politics of Nationhood in Ottoman Macedonia, 1878–1908
İpek Yosmaoğlu
Blood Ties explains the origins of the shift from sporadic to systemic and pervasive violence through a social history of the "Macedonian...



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.



Libanius the Sophist
Rhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century
Raffaella Cribiore
Raffaella Cribiore draws on her unique knowledge of the entire body of Libanius’s vast literary output to offer the fullest intellectual portrait yet of this remarkable thinker.



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