Medieval Articles and Theses posted in June 2009

Here is the list of articles and theses posted to in June 2009:

Hypertext, Hypermedia and the Bayeux Tapestry: A Study of Remediation

Sacred Threads: The Bayeux Tapestry as a Religious Object

The Bayeux Tapestry and the Vitae of Edward the Confessor in Dialogue

Burning Down the House: Scorched Earth Tactics Suggested by Wace and Bayeux Tapestry

An Irish Legacy: The Privatization of Penance

The conversion and destruction of the infidels’ in the works of Roger Bacon

Conflicting accounts on the fear of strangers: Muslim and Arab perceptions of Europeans in medieval geographical literature

Milk Symbolism in the ‘Bethu Brigte’

Columba and Spiritual Proximity

Civilized Rage in ‘Beowulf’

Athelstan of England

Twelfth-Century Norman and Irish Literary Evidence for Ship-Building and Sea-Faring Techniques of Norse Origin

“Bad to the bone”? The Unnatural History of Monstrous Medieval Whales

Time, Travel and Political Communities: Transportation and Travel Routes in Sixth- and Seventh-century Northumbria

Pictish Art and the Sea

James W. Earl’s Thinking About Beowulf: Ten Years Later

Heroes, Saints, and Martyrs: Holy Kingship from Bede to Aelfric

Locating Maserfelth

The King’s Fragmented Body: A Girardian Reading of the Origins of St Oswald’s Cult

The Exogamous Marriages of Oswiu of Northumbria

Through His Enemy’s Eyes: St. Oswald in the Historia Brittonum

St. Oswald’s Martyrdom: Drogo of Saint-Winnoc’s Sermo secundus de s. Oswaldo

The State of Irish Hagiography

Women Refusing the Gaze: Theorizing Thryth’s “Unqueenly Custom” in Beowulf and The Bride’s Revenge in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Volume I

The Germanic Sword In The Tree: Parallel Development Or Diffusion?

O, Ambrosius, Ambrosius! Wherefore art thou Arthur?

The Icelandic Sword In The Stone: Bears In The Sky

Theseus as an Indo-European Sword Hero, with an Excursus on Some Parallels between the Athenian Monster-Slayer and Beowulf

Two Recently-Discovered Passages of the Pseudo-Basil’s Admonition to a Spiritual Son (De admonitio ad filium spiritualem) in Smaragdus’ Commentary on the Rule of St. Benedict (Expositio in regulam s. Benedicti) and the Letters (Epistolae) of Alcuin

Liturgical Readings of the Cathedral Office for Saint Cuthbert

Heavy Hypermetrical Foregrounding in the Old Saxon Heliand and Genesis Poems

King Alfred’s Scholarly Writings and the Authorship of the First Fifty Prose Psalms

Digitizing Numismatics: Getting the Fitzwilliam Museum’s Coins to the World-Wide Web

Review Essay—Regna et Regnum: Studies of Regions within the Carolingian Empire

Philological Inquiries 1: Method and Merovingians

The trip of the Great Persian Embassies to Byzantium during the reign of Justinian I (527-565) and its logistics

What did the Viking Discoverers of America Know of the North Atlantic Environment?

The Witch and the Werewolf: Rebirth and Subjectivity in Medieval Verse

The Human in the Monster: Images of Divs (Demons) in 14th to 16th Century Shahnamas

The Politics of Death: Monarchy and Mortality in Late Medieval England, 1399-1413

Political Spaces: Medieval Marginalia and Chaucer’s Nun’s Priest’s Tale

Remarriage and Ass-F**king: Shifty Byzantine Views of Sex

Painting the Bodiless: Angels and Eunuchs in Byzantine Art and Culture

There is no hero without a dragon: a revisionist interpretation of the myth of St George and the dragon

Price-Setting in English Borough Markets, 1349-1500

The Mobilization of Labour in the Milling Industry of Thirteenth- and Early Fourteenth-century England

The Rise And Fall of Markets in Southeast England

Water in the Landscape of a Town using the example of Gdansk and the Gdansk Conurbation

The Kiev Psalter of 1397: An Analysis

Dynastic Burials in Kiev before 1240

The Annals of St. Bertin (839) and Chacanus of the Rhos

Medieval Kiev from the Perspective of an Archaeological Study of the Podil District

The Ljudota Sword? An Episode of Contacts Between Britain and Scandinavia in the Late Viking Age

Millennialism and Jubilee Tradition in Early Rus’ History and Historiography

A Reconstruction of the Flora and Vegetation in the Central Area of Early Medieval Kiev, Ukraine, Based on the Results of Palynological Investigations

The Fulcum, the Late Roman and Byzantine Testudo: the Germanization of Roman Infantry Tactics?

Scholiasts and Commentators

The Marian Relics at Constantinople

Theodore Balsamon’s Canonical Images of Women

The idea of paradigm in church history: the notion of papal monarchy in the thirteenth century, from Innocent III to Boniface VIII

A medieval woodland manor: Hanley Castle, Worcestershire

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