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The Saintly Politics of Catherine of Siena
Thomas Luongo
Luongo investigates how Catherine's spiritual authority and sanctity were linked with contemporary political and cultural developments.



Shaping a Monastic Identity
Liturgy and History at the Imperial Abbey of Farfa, 1000–1125
Susan Boynton
During the eleventh and early twelfth centuries, the imperial abbey of Farfa was one of the most powerful institutions on the Italian peninsula. In this period many of the lands of central Italy fell under its sway, and it enjoyed the protection of...



Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris
Gender, Ideology, and the Daily Lives of the Poor
Sharon A. Farmer
This book about poor men and women in thirteenth- and early fourteenth-century Paris reveals the other side of the "age of cathedrals" in the very place where gothic architecture and scholastic theology were born. In Surviving Poverty in Medieval...



Agents of Empire
Spanish Ambassadors in Sixteenth-Century Italy
Michael J. Levin
Historians have long held that during the decades from the end of the Habsburg-Valois Wars in 1559 until the outbreak in 1618 of the Thirty Years' War, Spanish domination of Italy was so complete that one can refer to the period as a "pax hispanica."...



The Humiliation of Sinners
Public Penance in Thirteenth-Century France
Mary C. Mansfield
"The Humiliation of Sinners is the work of a formidable scholar whose intensive research . . . produced a bold reinterpretation of the history of medieval penance."—Catholic Historical Review "Mansfield's book challenges long-held assumptions about...



The Eucharist in Theology and Philosophy
Issues of Doctrinal History in East and West from the Patristic Age to the Reformation
Discusses the conceptual, doctrinal, theological, and philosophical aspects of the developments concerning the Eucharistic doctrines of the Christian Churches, not just the Western ones, but the Byzantino-Slavic and Oriental ones, too.



Ermengard of Narbonne and the World of the Troubadours
Fredric L. Cheyette
Before France became France its territories included Occitania, roughly the present-day province of Languedoc. The city of Narbonne was a center of Occitanian commerce and culture during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. For most of the second half...



Weaving Sacred Stories
French Choir Tapestries and the Performance of Clerical Identity
Laura Weigert
Spanning the backs of choir stalls above the heads of the canons and their officials, large-scale tapestries of saints' lives functioned as both architectural elements and pictorial narratives in the late Middle Ages. In an extensively illustrated...



The Political Writings
"Selected Aphorisms" and Other Texts
Alfarabi
This volume presents four of Alfarabi's most important texts, making his political thought available to classicists, medievalists, and scholars of religion and Byzantine and Middle Eastern studies.



Shifting Landmarks
Property, Proof, and Dispute in Catalonia around the Year 1000
Jeffrey A. Bowman
In a major contribution to the debate among medievalists about the nature of social and political change in Europe around the turn of the millennium, Jeffrey A. Bowman explores how people contended over property during the tenth and eleventh centuries...



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