Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past

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  1. Speaking of Slavery
    The language of slavery is the last but steep price any society must pay for having tolerated the institution and profited from it.... The hypocrisies, the racism, the sexism, the brutality bound up with the daily practice of... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2018
    Paperback | £21.99
  2. The Divorce of Lothar II
    "She declares, so the bishops will write in their report on the council, that she is unworthy to continue as a married woman. 'Before God and his angels' she bares her heart and confesses to them 'every secret relating to the... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2010
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  3. Enemies and Familiars
    A prominent Mediterranean port located near Islamic territories, the city of Valencia in the late fifteenth century boasted a slave population of pronounced religious and ethnic diversity: captive Moors and penally enslaved Mudejars,... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2009
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  4. Struggle for Empire
    Struggle for Empire explores the contest for kingdoms and power among Charlemagne's descendants that shaped the formation of Europe through the reign of Charlemagne's grandson, Louis the German (826–876).... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2009
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  5. Heresy and the Politics of Community
    A new perspective on the factional conflict between two medieval Jewish sects: the Rabbanites and the Qaraites.... Learn More
    Published: 17th July 2008
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  6. Passion and Order
    The way in which a society expresses grief can reveal how it views both intense emotions and public order. In thirteenth-century Italian communes, a conscious effort to change appropriate public reaction to death threw into sharp... Learn More
    Published: 4th January 2008
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  7. So Great a Light, So Great a Smoke
    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.... Learn More
    Published: 18th December 2007
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  8. A Common Stage
    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.... Learn More
    Published: 24th August 2007
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  9. Discerning Spirits
    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... Learn More
    Published: 27th August 2003
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  10. The Sephardic Frontier
    Reveals a fluid, often volatile society that transcended religious boundaries and attracted Jewish colonists from throughout the peninsula and beyond.... Learn More
    Published: 15th June 2006
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  11. The Transformation of a Religious Landscape
    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 Italy.... Learn More
    Published: 8th June 2006
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  12. Shaping a Monastic Identity
    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... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2006
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  13. Surviving Poverty in Medieval Paris
    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... Learn More
    Published: 13th December 2001
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  14. Weaving Sacred Stories
    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... Learn More
    Published: 15th April 2004
    Hardback | £69.00
  15. Ermengard of Narbonne and the World of the Troubadours
    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... Learn More
    Published: 25th September 2001
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  16. Shifting Landmarks
    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... Learn More
    Published: 19th January 2004
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