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Walking Corpses
Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West
Timothy S. Miller, Timothy 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...

A Scrap of Paper
Breaking and Making International Law during the Great War
Isabel V. Hull
Isabel V. Hull compares the World War I decision-making of Germany, Great Britain, and France, weighing the impact of legal considerations in...

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.

Berlin Coquette
Prostitution and the New German Woman, 1890–1933
Jill Suzanne Smith
Smith recovers a surprising array of discussions about extramarital sexuality, women's financial autonomy, and respectability in ate Wilhelmine and Weimar Germany.

Nobility Lost
French and Canadian Martial Cultures, Indians, and the End of New France
Christian Ayne Crouch
This cultural history of the Seven Years' War in French-claimed North America focuses on the meanings of wartime violence and the profound impact of the encounter between Canadian, Indian, and French cultures of war and...

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.

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...

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