Medieval Studies Virtual Exhibit

Welcome to the CAP Virtual Exhibit for the International Medieval Congress 2020

Visit the International Medieval Congress website here: imc.leeds.ac.uk

Order any of our Medieval Studies titles through the CAP website with the discount code CSF2020IMC for an exclusive 30% off.

Offer valid until 1st January 2021, 11:59pm.

Please note we only ship to the UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa, and Asia-Pacific.

The Middle Ages Series

from the University of Pennsylvania Press

Books in the series examine the cultures of the European Middle Ages from their centers to their margins, and from the broadest possible range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives.

Series Editor:
Ruth Mazo Karras
Professor of History, University of Minnesota

Staff editorial contact:
Jerome E. Singerman, Senior Humanities Editor
singerma@upenn.edu

ReFormations: Medieval and Early Modern

from University of Notre Dame Press

Questions and challenges the ways in which the academy has divided the study of early English literature and its history into two separate, almost incommensurate realms, medieval and early modern. The series is reforming this practice by publishing a range of literary, historical, and cultural works that will move easily across old divisions.

Series Editors:

David Aers: aers@duke.edu

James Simpson: jsimpson@fas.harvard.edu

Sarah Beckwith: sarah.beckwith@duke.edu

Staff editorial contact:

Stephen Little: slittle2@nd.edu

Open Series: If you are an author with a proposal that seems to fit one of the Open series, please submit to the UNDP Acquisitions Department.

Library of Arabic Literature

from New York University Press

The Library of Arabic Literature makes available Arabic editions and English translations of significant works of Arabic literature, with an emphasis on the seventh to nineteenth centuries. The Library of Arabic Literature thus includes texts from the pre-Islamic era to the cusp of the modern period, and encompasses a wide range of genres, including poetry, poetics, fiction, religion, philosophy, law, science, travel writing, history, and historiography. Books in the series are edited and translated by internationally recognized scholars. They are published in parallel-text and English-only editions in both print and electronic formats. PDFs of Arabic editions are available for free download from the Library of Arabic Literature website. The Library of Arabic Literature also publishes distinct scholarly editions with critical apparatus and a separate Arabic-only series aimed at young readers.

Fordham Series in Medieval Studies

from Fordham University Press

The Fordham Series in Medieval Studies publishes innovative studies utilizing interdisciplinary methods, especially cross-cultural studies. The series offerings include original studies, translations, multiauthor volumes, and source materials on late antique and medieval culture.

Forthcoming

Politics of Temporalization

University of Pennsylvania Press

How not to Make a Human

University of Minnesota Press

Black Metaphors

University of Pennsylvania Press

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Rivalrous Masculinities
University of Notre Dame Press
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Fifteenth-Century Lives
University of Notre Dame Press
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History and the Written Word
University of Pennsylvania Press
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Knights, Lords, and Ladies
University of Pennsylvania Press
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That Most Precious Merchandise
University of Pennsylvania Press
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A Medieval Life
University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Visigothic Kingdom in Iberia
University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Rule of Peshat
University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Matter of Virtue
University of Pennsylvania Press
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Bastards and Believers
University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Bride of Christ Goes to Hell
University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Patrons and Their Poor
University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Corrupter of Boys
University of Pennsylvania Press
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Roads to Health
University of Pennsylvania Press
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In Good Faith
University of Pennsylvania Press
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In the Manner of the Franks
University of Pennsylvania Press
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Pure Filth
University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Erotics of Materialism
University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Politics of Roman Memory
University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Martyrdom of the Franciscans
University of Pennsylvania Press
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From Eden to Eternity
University of Pennsylvania Press
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Making Love in the Twelfth Century
University of Pennsylvania Press
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The Lay Saint
Cornell University Press
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World of Echo
University of Pennsylvania Press
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Black Metaphors
University of Pennsylvania Press
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Dead Voice
University of Pennsylvania Press
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Click here to find out more information about our presses’ areas of acquisition and editor contact details.

Request a meeting with Jerome Singerman 

Senior Editor from the University of Pennsylvania Press

I welcome the opportunity to meet with prospective authors about their book projects on 8th and 9th July between 5pm and 7pm.  Interested individuals should complete the form on the right.

Jerome Singerman is a Senior Humanities Editor at the University of Pennsylvania Press, where he has been acquiring books in medieval studies and allied fields since 1989.

If possible please provide a curriculum vitae

Submit a query or request a meeting

With the series editors for ReFormations: Medieval and Early Modern

David Aers
James Simpson
Sarah Beckwith

If possible please provide a curriculum vitae

Book launch – The Corrupter of Boys

Sodomy, Scandal, and the Medieval Clergy

by Dyan Elliott

Wednesday 8th July 2020 – 18:00

Speakers

Dyan Elliott, Department of History, Northwestern University

Dyan Elliott is the Peter B. Ritzma Professor in the Humanities and Professor ofHistory at Northwestern University. She is author of The Bride of Christ Goes to Hell: Metaphor and Embodiment in the Lives of Pious Women, 200–1500 and Fallen Bodies: Pollution, Sexuality, and Demonology in the Middle Ages, both available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Ruth Mazo Karras, Department of History, Trinty College, Dublin

Ruth Mazo Karras is Lecky Professor of History at Trinity College Dublin. She is the author of five books and numerous articles on various aspects of medieval social and cultural history, gender, and sexuality. Her books Unmarriages: Women, Men, and Sexual Unions in Medieval Europe and From Boys to Men: Formations of Masculinity in Later Medieval Europe are available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

Details

In the fourth century, clerics began to distinguish themselves from members ofthe laity by virtue of their augmented claims to holiness. Because clerical celibacy was key to this distinction, religious authorities of all stripes—patristic authors, popes, theologians, canonists, monastic founders, and commentators—became progressively sensitive to sexual scandals that involved the clergy and developed sophisticated tactics for concealing or dispelling embarrassing lapses. According to Dyan Elliott, the fear of scandal dictated certain lines of action and inaction, the consequences of which are painfully apparent today. In TheCorrupter of Boys, she demonstrates how, in conjunction with the requirement of clerical celibacy, scandal-averse policies at every conceivable level of theecclesiastical hierarchy have enabled the widespread sexual abuse of boys and male adolescents within the Church.

Elliott examines over a millennium’s worth of doctrine and practice to uncover the origins of a culture of secrecy and concealment of sin. She charts thecontinuities and changes, from late antiquity into the high Middle Ages, in theuse of boys as sexual objects before focusing on four specific milieus in which boys and adolescents would have been especially at risk in the high and later Middle Ages: the monastery, the choir, the schools, and the episcopal court.

The Corrupter of Boys is a work of stunning breadth and discomforting resonance since Elliott concludes that the same clerical prerogatives and privileges that were formulated in late antiquity and the medieval era—and thesame strategies to cover up the abuses they enable—remain very much in place.

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The Book in Brief – The Basque Seroras

1869 Podcast from Cornell University Press

Ep. 90 with Cecilia Gaposchkin and Anne Lester, editors of the new series Medieval Societies, Religions, and Cultures

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