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So Great a Light, So Great a Smoke
The Beguin Heretics of Languedoc
Louisa A. Burnham
Using inquisitorial depositions, notarial records, and the previously unknown Beguin martyrology, Burnham vividly recreates the world in which the Beguins lived and died for their beliefs.



A Common Stage
Theater and Public Life in Medieval Arras
Carol Symes
A Common Stage challenges the prevalent understanding of theater history while offering the first comprehensive history of a community often credited with the invention of French as a powerful literary language.



The Archaeology of Disease
Charlotte Roberts, Keith Manchester
The Archaeology of Disease shows how the latest scientific and archaeological techniques can be used to identify the common illnesses and injuries from which humans suffered in antiquity. Charlotte Roberts and Keith Manchester offer a vivid picture of...



The Culture of Cleanliness in Renaissance Italy
Douglas Biow, Douglas G. Biow
Concerned about sanitation during a severe bout of plague in Milan, Leonardo da Vinci designed an ideal, clean city. Leonardo was far from alone among his contemporaries in thinking about personal and public hygiene, as Douglas Biow shows in...



The Holy Bureaucrat
Eudes Rigaud and Religious Reform in Thirteenth-Century Normandy
Adam J. Davis
In a book that offers a fresh perspective on the complex relationship between thirteenth-century institutional power and evangelical devotion, Adam J. Davis explores the fascinating career of Eudes Rigaud.



The Transformation of a Religious Landscape
Medieval Southern Italy, 850–1150
Valerie Ramseyer
Ramseyer traces the efforts by the archbishop of Salerno and the abbey of Cava to centralize ecclesiastical structures and standardize religious practices in medieval southern...



The Sephardic Frontier
The "Reconquista" and the Jewish Community in Medieval Iberia
Jonathan Ray
Reveals a fluid, often volatile society that transcended religious boundaries and attracted Jewish colonists from throughout the peninsula and beyond.



Emotional Communities in the Early Middle Ages
Barbara H. Rosenwein
This highly original book is both a study of emotional discourse in the Early Middle Ages and a contribution to the debates among historians and social scientists about the nature of human...



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...



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



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