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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...



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...



Sacred Folly
A New History of the Feast of Fools
Max Harris
The real history and meaning of the Feast of Fools—usually misunderstood as a sacrilegious...



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.



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.



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