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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...



The Humiliation of Sinners
Public Penance in Thirteenth-Century France
Mary C. Mansfield, Mary Mansfield
This compelling book, first published in 1995, changed historians' understanding of the history of public...



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...



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...



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...



Rancor and Reconciliation in Medieval England
Paul R. Hyams
Duels and bloodfeuds have long been regarded as essentially Continental phenomena, counter to the staid and orderly British ways of settling differences. In this surprising work of social and legal history, Paul R. Hyams reveals a post-Conquest...



Creating Christian Granada
Society and Religious Culture in an Old-World Frontier City, 1492–1600
David Coleman
A richly detailed examination of a critical and transitional episode in Spain's march to global empire.



Discerning Spirits
Divine and Demonic Possession in the Middle Ages
Nancy Mandeville Caciola
Analyzes a broad array of sources--from saints' lives to medical treatises, exorcists' manuals to miracle accounts--to find that observers came to rely on the discernment of bodies rather than seeking to distinguish between divine and demonic possession in purely spiritual terms.



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