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Archives for November 2008

Medieval Baltic Numismatics

Medieval Baltic Numismatics By William Urban Journal of Baltic Studies, Vol. 24:1 (1993) Introduction: Medieval coins provide a tangible means of making contact with our past. In them we see part of the culture of former generations–its art, trade, politics, even its human dimension. In them we see important clues to economic and social history in […]

Deer and Deer Farming in Medieval England

Deer and Deer Farming in Medieval England By Jean Birrell Agricultural History Review, Vol.40:2 (1992) Abstract: The deer in the parks, chases and forests of medieval England were managed more actively, and with a greater skill and care, than is perhaps generalIy realized. Their owners derived considerable benefits from them, not only in the opportunity to […]

History that ‘Turns on its Own Axis’: European Women and Historical Writing, 1400-1800

History that ‘Turns on its Own Axis’: European Women and Historical Writing, 1400-1800 By Erin Millions Gateway: An Academic Journal on the Web, Issue 7 (2003) Synopsis: In the medieval portion of this paper, the author mainly deals with Christine de Pisan. Click here to read/download this article (HTML file)

“A Thousand Years of Deceit”: The New Debate Surrounding the Authenticity of Asser’s Life of King Alfred

A great deal of modern scholarship pertaining to the reign of Alfred the Great (871-899) rests upon the Life of King Alfred, a biography purported to have been written by Asser, a Welshman from St. David’s, in or shortly after AD 893.

The Virgin In The Tower: St Barbara In Medieval And Modern Hagiography

The Virgin In The Tower: St Barbara In Medieval And Modern Hagiography By Felicity Cable Trinity College Dublin Journal of Postgraduate Research, Vol.6 (2006) Synopsis: Examines the medieval interest in Saint Barbara, an apocryphal martyr from the 3rd century.  Her story became popular in the later middle ages. Click here to read/download this article (PDF file)

A Passionate Defence: Exploring The Role Of Athansius And The Cappadocian Fathers In The Establishment Of The Nicene Creed

A Passionate Defence: Exploring The Role Of Athansius And The Cappadocian Fathers In The Establishment Of The Nicene Creed By Katherine Sturm Trinity College Dublin Journal of Postgraduate Research, Vol. 7 (2007) Introduction: The centuries of the Early Church Councils mark an important period in Christian theology. The fourth-century councils in particular provided a foundation for all […]

Souvenir-Taking And Souvenir-Leaving: Pilgrim’s Remembrances in Late-Medieval And Early Modern Travel To The Holy Land

Souvenir-Taking And Souvenir-Leaving: Pilgrim’s Remembrances in Late-Medieval And Early Modern Travel To The Holy Land By Paris O’Donnell Trinity College Dublin Journal of Postgraduate Research, Vol.5 (2005) Introduction: The collection of relics by travellers is a major preoccupation for both late-medieval narratives of pilgrimage and post-Reformation narratives of travel by Englishmen to Jerusalem and the Holy Land. […]

Religion and culture in classical Islam and the Christian West

Religion and culture in classical Islam and the Christian West By George Makdisi Religion and Culture in Medieval Islam, edited by Richard G. Hovannisian and Georges Sabagh (Cambridge University Press, 1999) Synopsis: Examines the development of the institution of scholasticism, which began in the Middle East in the ninth century, and expanded into Western Europe […]

Witnesses of God: Exhortatory Preachers in Medieval al-Andalus and the Magreb

Witnesses of God: Exhortatory Preachers in Medieval al-Andalus and the Magreb By Linda G. Jones Al-Qanṭara: Revista de Estudios Arabes, Vol.28:1 (2007) Abstract: This article analyzes the rhetorical and ritual characteristics of pious exhortation (wa‘z ) as practiced in al-Andalus and the Maghreb, based on specimens from two homiletic sources. The texts are considered in light of hagiographical and […]

Obscene Onomastics in Medieval Trickster Tales

Obscene Onomastics in Medieval Trickster Tales By Louise O. Vasvári Destiempos: Revista de curiosidad cultural, no.15 (2008) Introduction: Names or nicknames of tricksters, who often appear in both oral culture and in literature in the guise of servants or fools, are infused with what Bakhtin called the grotesque debasement of language to the bodily lower stratum. This […]

The Liturgical Drama in the Middle Ages as the Music Drama

The Liturgical Drama in the Middle Ages as the Music Drama By Andrzej Wolański  Paper given at the Societe Internationale pour l’etude du Theatre Medieval, 12th Colloquim (2007) Abstract: Because of the attempt to present two mutually dependent processes – the dramatic-and-theatrical development of liturgical dramas and the changes in their approach to liturgy – the issues […]

Enforcing cooperation among medieval merchants: The Maghribi traders revisited

Enforcing cooperation among medieval merchants: The Maghribi traders revisited By David Harbord Unpublished, 2006 Abstract: We revisit Greif’s (1993) analysis of trade between the 11th-century Maghribi traders and present two different models which bring into play, in an essential way, historical features of the Maghribi’s organization which had no role in Greif’s own analysis. Our reformulation of […]

Population change in medieval Warwickshire: Domesday Book to the Hundred Rolls of 1279–1280

Population change in medieval Warwickshire: Domesday Book to the Hundred Rolls of 1279–1280 By Trevor John Local Population Studies, No. 59 (1997) Synopsis: Reassessing J.B. Harley’s article on demographic trends in 13th century Warwickshire, using evidence from the Domesday Book and the Hundred Rolls of 1279-1280 to show population and economic developments in this region. Click […]

About Peter Konieczny

It seems appropriate to write a little about myself and what we are doing with the Medievalists.net website. The quick sketch of myself: I am a librarian living near Toronto, Canada, with my wife and 2 year old son. Since I was in elementary school I have had an interest in history, at first Canadian […]

The medieval Irish plea rolls – an introduction

The medieval Irish plea rolls – an introduction By Philomena Connolly Journal of the Irish Society for Archives, Vol.2:1 (1995) Introduction: The administration of justice in the area under the control of the Dublin government in the Middle Ages was carried out in a network of courts, each with its own distinct jurisdiction. On a local level, […]

Medieval Women’s Guides to Food during Pregnancy: Origins, Texts and Traditions

The dietary guidelines contained in medieval Arabic, Latin, and vernacular pregnancy-regimens are analyzed and their origins explored.

Polish-Flemish Trade in the Middle Ages

Polish-Flemish Trade in the Middle Ages By Marion Malowist Baltic and Scandinavian Countries, Vol.4:1 (1938) Synopsis:  Comparatively little is known regarding Poland’s foreign trade during the Middle Ages. This articlee presents an oultine of Polish-Flemish commercial relations from the thirteenth to the beginning of the fifteenth centuries.  Includes how efforts were made by Polish merchants to secure […]

The Regnum Francie of Sugar of Saint-Denis: An Expansive Ile-de-France

The Regnum Francie of Sugar of Saint-Denis: An Expansive Ile-de-France By Jeremy du Quesnay Adams Historical Reflections / Réflexions Historiques, Vol.19:2 (1993) Synopsis: Examines the transformation of the Capetian royal domain into the kingdom of France by the time of Philip the Fair, focusing on the role of Sugar, Abbot of Saint-Denis and a prirne minister of Louis VI […]

French Medieval Regions: A Concept in History

French Medieval Regions: A Concept in History By Brigitte Bedos-Rezak Historical Reflections / Réflexions Historiques, Vol. 19:2 (1993) Synopsis: Examines how historians have been approaching the concepts of regions in how they applied to medieval France.  Shows how patriotism, language, terminology, patterns of kin and settlement structure, neighborliness, religion, ruling authority from above, local government and its […]

Guido’s Texaurus, 1335

Guido’s Texaurus, 1335 By A. Rupert Hall On pre-modern technology and science: a volume of studies in honor of Lynn White Jr. (Malibu, 1976) Synopsis: In 1335, Guido da Vigevano, an Italian physician, wrote a treatise for the French king Philip VI, on the subject of launching a crusade to recapture Jerusalem and the Holy Land.  This […]

World History Sacred and Profane: The Case of Medieval Christian and Islamic World Chronicles

World History Sacred and Profane: The Case of Medieval Christian and Islamic World Chronicles By Ernst Breisach Historical Reflections / Réflexions Historiques, Vol. 20:3 (1994) Synopsis: Examines the approach tp world history as presented in various Christian and Islamic chronicles written between 400 and 1400 CE, including the works of al-Tabari, al-Masudi, Osorius, Otto of Freising, […]

Religious Responses to Social Violence in Eleventh-Century Aquitaine

Religious Responses to Social Violence in Eleventh-Century Aquitaine By Steven D. Sargent Historical Reflections / Réflexions Historiques, Vol. 12:2 (1985) Introduction: The late tenth and early eleventh centuries were a time of political anarchy and social disorder in southern France. The progressive partition of Charlemagne’s empire and the impact of the Viking and Muslim invasions had destroyed […]

Japan’s Early Female Emperors

Japan’s Early Female Emperors By E. Patricia Tsurumi Historical Reflections, Vol. 8:1 (1981) Introduction: According to conventional Japanese chronology, the time between Suiko’s accession in 592 and Shotoku’s death in 770 is divided into sixteen reigns, half of which featured female emperors. Since two of these women reigned twice, returning to the throne after abdication to […]

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