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  1. Crafting the Witch

    Gendering Magic in Medieval and Early Modern England

    By Heidi Breuer

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    This book analyzes the gendered transformation of magical figures occurring in Arthurian romance in England from the twelfth to the sixteenth centuries. In the earlier texts, magic is predominantly a masculine pursuit, garnering its user prestige and power, but in the later texts, magic...

    Published September 13th 2011 by Routledge

  2. Through the Daemon's Gate

    Kepler's Somnium, Medieval Dream Narratives, and the Polysemy of Allegorical Motifs

    By Dean Swinford

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    This book tells the story of the early modern astronomer Johannes Kepler’s Somnium, which has been regarded by science historians and literary critics alike as the first true example of science fiction. Kepler began writing his complex and heavily-footnoted tale of a fictional Icelandic astronomer...

    Published October 27th 2010 by Routledge

  3. Rooted in the Earth, Rooted in the Sky

    Hildegard of Bingen and Premodern Medicine

    By Victoria Sweet

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    Rooted in the Earth, Rooted in the Sky is a detailed study of the medicine of Hildegard of Bingen, a medieval mystic, theologian and composer, who also wrote a practical medical text. Although there has been an explosion of interest in Hildegard's music, theology, illuminations and medicine in the...

    Published June 17th 2010 by Routledge

  4. Illuminating the Border of French and Flemish Manuscripts, 1270–1310

    By Lisa Moore Hunt

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    This study first examines the marginal repertoire in two well-known manuscripts, the Psalter of Guy de Dampierre and an Arthurian Romance, within their material and codicological contexts. This repertoire then provides a template for an extended study of the marginal motifs that appear in eighteen...

    Published June 3rd 2010 by Routledge

  5. Body and Sacred Place in Medieval Europe, 1100-1389

    By Dawn Marie Hayes

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    Body and Sacred Place in Medieval Europe investigates the medieval understanding of sacred place, arguing for the centrality of bodies and bodily metaphors to the establishment, function, use, and power of medieval churches. Questioning the traditional division of sacred and profane jurisdictions,...

    Published August 20th 2009 by Routledge

  6. Fair and Varied Forms

    Visual Textuality in Medieval Illustrated Manuscripts

    By Mary C. Olson

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 30th 2009 by Routledge

  7. The King's Two Maps

    Cartography & Culture in Thirteenth-Century England

    By Daniel Birkholz

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published June 15th 2009 by Routledge

  8. Women of the Humiliati

    A Moral Response to Medieval Civic Life

    By Sally Brasher

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    This book examines the contribution of women to the Humiliati movement, providing original archival evidence indicating that women dominated the group's membership. These findings have implications for both women's spirituality and women's work, correcting the received opinion that the patriarchal...

    Published June 15th 2009 by Routledge

  9. Saracens and the Making of English Identity

    The Auchinleck Manuscript

    By Siobhain Bly Calkin

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    This book explores the ways in which discourses of religious, racial, and national identity blur and engage each other in the medieval West. Specifically, the book studies depictions of Muslims in England during the 1330s and argues that these depictions, although historically inaccurate, served to...

    Published June 15th 2009 by Routledge

  10. She, this in Blak

    Vision, Truth, and Will in Geoffrey Chaucer's Troilus and Ciseyde

    By Thomas Hill

    Series: Studies in Medieval History and Culture

    "She, This in Blak" takes a fresh look at Chaucer's great Trojan romance, Troilus and Criseyde, in light of recent scholarship on late scholastic discourses on representation and causality as they pertain to human perception and judgment. This study also contributes to a growing literature on the...

    Published May 24th 2008 by Routledge

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