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Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

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  1. Medieval Monstrosity and the Female Body

    By Sarah Alison Miller

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    The medieval monster is a slippery construct, and its referents include a range of religious, racial, and corporeal aberrations. In this study, Miller argues that one incarnation of monstrosity in the Middle Ages—the female body—exists in special relation to medieval teratology insofar as it...

    Published August 7th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Envisaging Heaven in the Middle Ages

    Edited by Carolyn Muessig, Ad Putter

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    Envisaging Heaven in the Middle Ages deals with medieval notions of heaven in theological and mystical writings, in visions of the Otherworld, and in medieval art, poetry and music. It considers the influence of such notions in the secular literature of some of the greatest writers of the period...

    Published May 18th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Crying in the Middle Ages

    Tears of History

    Edited by Elina Gertsman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    Sacred and profane, public and private, emotive and ritualistic, internal and embodied, medieval weeping served as a culturally charged prism for a host of social, visual, cognitive, and linguistic performances. Crying in the Middle Ages addresses the place of tears in Jewish, Christian, and...

    Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Gender and Holiness

    Men, Women and Saints in Late Medieval Europe

    Edited by Sam Riches, Sarah Salih

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    This collection brings together two flourishing areas of medieval scholarship: gender and religion. It examines gender-specific religious practices and contends that the pursuit of holiness can destabilise binary gender itself. Though saints may be classified as masculine or feminine, holiness may...

    Published November 28th 2011 by Routledge

  5. Representations of Eve in Antiquity and the English Middle Ages

    By John Flood

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    As the first woman, Eve was the pattern for all her daughters. The importance of readings of Eve for understanding how women were viewed at various times is a critical commonplace, but one which has been only narrowly investigated. This book systematically explores the different ways in which Eve...

    Published December 1st 2010 by Routledge

  6. Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

    Edited by Stephen Harris, Bryon L. Grigsby

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    Interest in the middle ages is at an all time high at the moment, thanks in part to "The Da Vinci Code." Never has there been a moment more propitious for a study of our misconceptions of the Middle Ages than now. Ranging across religion, art, and science, Misconceptions about the Middle Ages...

    Published April 28th 2009 by Routledge

  7. Julian of Norwich

    Visionary or Mystic?

    By Kevin Magill

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    Julian of Norwich was a fourteenth-century woman who at the age of thirty had a series of vivid visions centred around the crucified Christ. Twenty years later, while living as an anchoress in a church, she is believed to have set out these visions in a text called the Showing of Love. Going...

    Published January 29th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Tolkien the Medievalist

    Edited by Jane Chance

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    Interdisciplinary in approach, Tolkien the Medievalist provides a fresh perspective on J. R. R. Tolkien's Medievalism. In fifteen essays, eminent scholars and new voices explore how Professor Tolkien responded to a modern age of crisis - historical, academic and personal - by adapting his...

    Published April 30th 2008 by Routledge

  9. Disability in Medieval Europe

    Thinking about Physical Impairment in the High Middle Ages, c.1100–c.1400

    By Irina Metzler

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    This impressive volume presents a thorough examination of all aspects of physical impairment and disability in medieval Europe. Examining a popular era that is of great interest to many historians and researchers, Irene Metzler presents a theoretical framework of disability and explores key areas...

    Published December 5th 2005 by Routledge

  10. The Invention of Saintliness

    Edited by Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker

    Series: Routledge Studies in Medieval Religion and Culture

    This volume discusses, from an historical and literary angle, the ways in which sanctification and the inscription of saintliness take place. Going beyond the traditional categories of canonization, cult, liturgical veneration and hagiographical lives, the work raises fundamental issues concerning...

    Published June 19th 2002 by Routledge

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Forthcoming Books

  1. The Invention of Saintliness
    Edited by Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker
    To Be Published October 31st 2014
  2. The Barbarian North in Medieval Imagination: Ethnicity, Legend, and Literature
    By Robert Rix
    To Be Published November 23rd 2014

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