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Articles and Theses added in December 2009

Here is the list of articles and theses added to Medievalists.net in December 2009:

Early Crusade Songs

Holy War and the Medieval Lawyers

Evil Twins? The Role of the Monsters in Beowulf

Semantic Social Games and the Game of Life in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and Arrow-Odd’s Saga

The Dream of the Rood: Apotheosis of Anglo-Saxon Paradox

The Ambiguous Greek in Old French and Middle English Literature

The Sexualized and Gendered Tortures of Virgin Martyrs in Medieval English Literature

Feeding the Brethren: Grain Provisioning of Norwich Cathedral Priory, c. 1280-1370

Codicological Consideration in the Beowulf Manuscript

Daughter of Sion, Daughter of Babylon: Images of Woman in the Old English Psalms

Recent Books on Beowulf

The origins of intensive marine fishing in medieval Europe: the English evidence

Cataracts and hernias: aspects of surgical practice in the fourteenth century

Cooking up Fine Remedies: On the Culinary Aesthetic in a Sixteenth-Century Chinese Materia Medica

The Philosophical Uses of Medieval Philosophy

A Catalan Astronomical Manuscript of the Fifteenth Century: Newberry Library Ayer MS 746

Prophecy, Dragons and Meaning in Malory

I Herd an Harping on a Hille: Its Text and Context

The Canterbury Tales as Compilatio

Thomas’s Doctrine of Woman and Thirteenth-Century Thought

Pseudo-Dionysius’ Metaphysics of Darkness and Chartres

Philip of Harveng on Silence

Woman as Termagant in The Towneley Cycle

Typology as Contrast in the Middle English Abraham and Isaac Plays

The Eremitic Ideal and the Dreamer’s Quest in Piers Plowman

Gawain’s Departure from the Peregrinatio

A Re-Hearing of “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight”

Chaucer’s “The Miller’s Tale”: Exemplum of caritas

Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales: The Idea!

A Short Catalogue of the Slavic Manuscripts in Vatopedi

The Social Structure of the Byzantine Countryside in the First Half of the Xth Century

The Decline of the Opsikian Domesticates and the Rise of the Domesticate of the Scholae

Courtly Patronage of Ancient Sciences in Post-Classical Islamic

Formal and informal Patronage among Jews in the Islamic East: evidence from the Cairo Geniza

Mītham b. Yaḥyā al-Tammār: an Important Figure in Early Shī‘ism

Nikolai Gogol and the medieval orthodox Slavic world-view

Talons and Fangs of the Eastern Han Warlords

Frontier Warfare in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem: The Campaign of Jacob’s Ford, 1178-79

Christian Europe and Mongol Asia: First Medieval Intercultural Contact Between East and West

Killing or Clemency? Ransom, Chivalry and Changing Attitudes to Defeated Opponents in Britain and Northern France, 7-12th centuries

Richard I and the Science of Warfare

Gower’s Confessio Amantis IV, 1963-2013: The Education of Achilles

The Passive Poet: Amans as Narrator in Book 4 of theConfessio Amantis

Humor and Humor and Humor and Chaucer

Chaucer’s Inversion of Augustinian Rhetoric in the Pardoner’s Prologue and Tale

The Yeoman Transmuted: An Evaluation of Penitence and Poetry

The Three Worlds of Love in Troilus and Criseyde

European Chancelleries and the Rise of Standard Written Languages

The Myths of Medieval Warfare

Settlement shift at Cottam, East Riding of Yorkshire , and the chronology of Anglo-Saxon copper-alloy pins

Iran under Mongol domination: The effectiveness and failings of a dual administrative system

The Orality of a Silent Age: The Place of Orality in Medieval Studies

Combs, Contact and Chronology: Reconsidering Hair Combs in Early-Historic and Viking-Age Atlantic Scotland

Medieval Portuguese Royal Chronicles: Topics in a Discourse of Identity and Power

Ayn Jalut: Mamluk Sucess or Mongol Failure?

Constructing a Vantage Point from which to regard Women and History: Christine de Pizan and the Querelle de Femmes

The Development of Battle Tactics in the Hundred Years War

Medieval Siege Warfare: A Reconnaissance

The Military Revolution from a Medieval Perspective

The Order of the Texts in the Bodley 34 Manuscript: The Function of Repetition and Recall in a Manuscript Addressed to Nuns

Wishing Upon A Star: King John, the Order of the Star, and Politics

The Natural Rhetoric of Ramon Llull

The Power of Words and the Power of Narratives:Cleanness

Patterns of Coherence: A Study of the Narrative Technique in King Horn

Pagans and Christians at the frontier: Viking burial in the Danelaw

Warriors, heroes and companions: negotiating masculinity in Viking-Age England

The role of agriculture in Mamluk-Jordanian power relations

Glosses, Gaps and Gender: The Rise of Female Elves in Anglo-Saxon Culture

Perceiving different images at different scales of research: the case of early Netherlandish painting

Franciscan Books of Hours from Italy in the Newberry Library

Sounds and Sweet Airs: City Waits of Medieval and Renaissance England

Identity and Disguise in a Late French Epic: Hervis de Mes

The Use of Courtly Language in Le Mirouer des simples ames anienties

Socializing the Sorceress: The Fairy Mistress in Lanval, Le Bel Inconnu, and Partonopeu de Blois

Lancelot and the Demoiselle Guérisseuse: Spiritual vs. Physical Love in the French Prose Lancelot

Arnald of Vilanova: Physician and Prophet

Advancing in the Knowledge of God: A Comparison of the Thought of Anselm of Bec and Symeon the New Theologian

Looking for Manuscripts … and Then?

A Pilgrim and his Journey: Illuminating Interpretations of Dante’s Commedia

Teaching Anchoritic Texts: The Shock of the Old

The Palaeography of Oxford, Corpus Christi College, 197

The Anticlaudianus and the “Proper” Language of Theology

Courts of Love: Challenge to Feudalism

John Trevisa and the English and Continental Traditions of De proprietatibus rerum

The Nakid Text: Glosynge as Distortion

Franciscan Chant as a Late Medieval Expression in the Liturgy

The Middleness of the Middle Ages: Periodizing European History

Scotus’ Ethics

Piers Plowman: In Search of an Author

Franciscan Books of Hours from Italy in the Newberry Library

Sounds and Sweet Airs: City Waits of Medieval and Renaissance England

Identity and Disguise in a Late French Epic: Hervis de Mes

Penile Puns: Personal Names and Phallic Symbols in Skaldic Poetry

Techne in the Kentish Hymn

Sacred Image and Illusion in Late Flemish Manuscripts

The bioarchaeology of Anglo-Saxon Yorkshire: present and future perspectives

Marking Time? A fifteenth-century liturgical calendar in the wall paintings of Pickering parish church, North Yorkshire

Anglo-Saxon settlements and archaeological visibility in the Yorkshire Wolds

Animal bones from Anglo-Scandinavian York

Teaching Anchoritic Texts: The Shock of the Old

The Palaeography of Oxford, Corpus Christi College, 197

The Anticlaudianus and the “Proper” Language of Theology

Scholastic Imagery in The Florence Manuscript

The evolution of the Lyric Insertion in Thirteenth-Century Narrative

The Commemoration of Jeanne d’Evreux’s Coronation in the Ordo ad Consecrandum at the University of Illinois

The French Woman Writer in the Middle Ages: Staying Up Late

Diego de Valera’s Crónica Abreviada

Ascension Sundays in Tropers: The Innovative Scenes in the Prüm and Canterbury Tropers and Their Relationship to the Accompanying Texts

Elites in the reign of Charlemagne

Security and insecurity of identity and status in the Frankish elite

The acquisition of the landed estates of the Hospitallers in the Latin East, 1099-1291

The strange death of King Harold II: Propaganda and the problem of legitimacy in the aftermath of the Battle of Hastings

The Riddle of the Runes: the Runic Passage in Cynewulf’s Fates of the Apostles

Delicious Matyr: Feminine Courtesy in Middle English Devotional Literature for Women

Christ as a Worker in the Towneley Conspiracy

Glossing as a Mode of Literary Production: Post-Modernism in the Middle Ages

Interpolating the Musical Text of the Lyric Interpolations: Guillaume de Dole the Trouvere Manuscript Tradition

Organizing The Bibliothèque Nationale The First Time, c. 1530

An Architecture of the Self: New Metaphors for Monastic Enclosure

At The Tomb of King Arthur

To Nurture or Neglect: The Body in Early Christian Art and Cappadocian Thought

Christ Church, Canterbury: The Spiritual Landscape of Pilgrimage

Medieval Traditions about the Site of Judgment

Images of the Here-and-Now in Gonzalo de Bercero’s De los signos que aparecerán ante del juicio

The Peasants’ Revolt: Cock-crow in Gower and Chaucer

O, why ne had y lerned for to die?: Lerne for to Dye and the Author’s Death in Thomas Hoccleve’s Series

The End of Knowledge: The Argus Legend and Chaucer

Famous Last Words: Ælfric’s Saints Facing Death

Source Readings on the Practice and Spirituality of Chant: New Texts, New Approaches

The Purpose of Domesday Book: a Quandary

King David in Germany: Royal Traditions at Prüm

Imaginary History and Burgundian State-building: The Translation of the Annals of Hainault

Productive Destruction: Torture, Text, and the Body in the Old English Andreas

Bodies, Buildings, and Boundaries: Metaphors of Liminality in Old English and Old Norse Literature

Becoming Ethnographic: Reading Inquisitorial Authority inThe Hammer of Witches

Figuring Forth the Body of Christ: Devotion and Politics

Harrowing Hell’s Halfacre: Langland’s Mediation of the “Descensus” from the Gospel of Nicodemus

Separating the Living from the Dead: Wessel Gansfort and the Death of Purgatory

The Gate of Heaven and the Fountain of Life: Speech-Act Theory and Portal Inscriptions

Tower and Tabernacle: The Architecture of Heaven and the Language of Dwelling with/in God in the B-Text of Piers Plowman

Fearful Villainy

Reading the Body in Le Livre de Seyntz Medecines

The Virgin Above the Writing in the First Vita of Douce 114

Confining the Daughter: Gower’s “Tale of Canace and Machaire” and the Politics of the Body

Disrupting the Norm: Sodomy, Culture, and the Male Body in Peter Damian’s Liber Gomorrhianus

Classical elements in the Serbian painting of the fourteenth century

Dividing the indivisible: The monastery space – secular and sacred

A generation gap or political enmity?: Emperor Manuel Komnenos, Byzantine intellectuals and the struggle for domination in twelfth century Byzantium

Prophets carrying texts by other authors in Byzantine painting: Mistakes or intentional substitutions?

Orestes and Pylades in Byzantine historiography: Two examples

Coronation as Legible Practice

The Good Upbringing of Ramon Llull’s Blanquerna: Appropriation and Misrecognition as Social Reproduction

A la guise de Gales l’atorna: Maternal Influence in Chrétien’s Conte du Graal

Family Strategies in Medieval London: Financial Planning and the Urban Widow, 1123-1473

Mysticism, Meditation, and Identification in The Book of Margery Kempe

My Family First: Draft-dodging Parents in the Confessio Amantis

Chaucer’s Missing Children

Textuality, Subjectivity, and Violence: Theorizing the Figure of the Child in Middle English Literature

Narratives of a Nurturing Culture: Parents and Neighbors in Medieval England

Dirty Magic: Seiðr, Science, and the Parturating Man in Medieval Norse and Welsh Literature

The Walpurgis Fechtbuch: An Inheritance of Constantinople?

The Social Uses of Religious Literature: Challenging A uthority in the Thirteenth-Century Marian Miracle Tale

English and Irish Medieval Fortified Ecclesiastical Structures and the Bishop’s Manor in Kilteasheen, Ireland

Piers’s Good Will: Langland’s Politics of Reform and Inheritance in the C-Text

Taxation Mechanisms and Growth in Medieval Paris

Coinage and Monetary Policies in Burgundian Flanders during the late-medieval ‘Bullion Famines’, 1384 – 1482

The Word Made Flesh: The Perception of Holiness in the Texts of Late Medieval and Early Modern Women in England

Aquinas on the Practice of Prostitution

Beating the Bounds Between Church and State: Official Do cuments in the Literary Imagination

Attempree diete was al hir phisik: The Medieval Application of Medical Theory to Feasting

St Gertrude’s Synecdoche: The Problem of Writing the Sacred Heart

The Lives of Umiliana de’ Cerchi: Representations of Female Sainthood in Thirteenth-Century Florence

How Popular Was Early Medieval Devotion?

A Beastly Origin: Journeys from the Oxes Stalle’ in Chaucer’s Poetry

Ælfric’s Sources and His Gendered Audiences

Bede, Social Practice, and the Problem with Foreigners

The Politics of Body Parts: Contested Topographies in Late-Medieval Avignon

Flytes of Fancy: Boasting and Boasters from Beowulf to Gangsta Rap

‘Fit for the task’: equipment sizes and the transmission of military lore, sixth to tenth centuries

The Social Position of the Surgeon in London, 1350-1450

A Military Revolution Reconsidered: The Case of the Burgundian State Under the Valois Dukes

A Fifteenth-Century Florentine Community of Readers and the Romances of Chivalry

The dialectics of expansion and retraction: recent scholarship on the Palaiologan aristocracy

Martín y muchos pobres: Grotesque Versions of the Charity of St Martin in the Bosch and Bruegel Schools

Motives for Donations to the Trinity-Sergius Monastery, 1392-1605: Gender Matters

Crucifye hem, Crucifye hem: The Subject and Affective Response in Middle English Passion Narratives

Swete May, Soulis Leche: The Winifred Carol of John Audelay

Dangerous Beauty, Beautiful Speech: Gendered Eloquence in Medieval Preaching

The muthes wit: Reading, Speaking, and Eating in Ancrene

Spirituality and Self-Representation in The Life of Christina Mirabilis

Rude Strength

Linking Lives: Autobiographical Criticism and Medieval Studies

The Hanging of Judas: Medieval Iconography and the German Peasants’ War

The Implications of Exclusion: The Regulation of Churching in Medieval Northern France

The Sweet Song of Satan: Music and Resistance in the Vercelli Book

The Female Spell-caster in Middle English Romances: Heretical Outsider or Political Insider

Herbs, Birds, and Cryptic Words for English Devotional Readers

Feasting with “Kings” in an Ancient Democracy: On the Slavic Society of the Early Middle Ages (Sixth to Seventh Century A.D.)

Places to Play: Topographies of Gender in Gottfried von Strassburg’s Tristan

The Paternal Function in Sir Gowther

Adultery and Kingship in Marie de France’s Equitan

Gaimar’s Rebels: Outlaw Heroes and the Creation of Authority in Twelfth-Century England

The Eccentric Hermit-Bishop: Bede, Cuthbert, and Farne Island

Warriors, Wyrms, and Wyrd: The Paradoxical Fate of the Germanic Hero/King in Beowulf

The Kingdom of Heaven: teaching the Crusades

Warrior Geopolitics: Gladiator, Black Hawk Down and the Kingdom of Heaven

Pseudo-Autobiography and the Role of the Poet in Jean Froissart’s Joli Buisson de Jonece

The Pearl, a Crayon, and a Lego

William Marshal, King Henry II and the Honour of Chateauroux

Profit and Loss in the Hundred Years War: the Subcontracts of Sir John Strother, 1374

The Battle of Tours-Poitiers Revisited

Roosters, Wolves and the Limits of Allegory

Bertilak Reads Brut: History and the Complications of Sexuality in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Literary Representations of History in Fourteenth Century England: Shared Technique and Divergent Practice in Chaucer and Langland

Guilty as Charged? Subjectivity and the Law in La Chanson de Roland and “Lanval”

Rebirth of a Nation? Historical Mythmaking in Layamon’s Brut

Among These Authors are the Men of Bec: Historical Writing among the Monks of Bec

Queer Relations

The Experience of Civilian Populations during the Hundred Years War in France 1330-1440

Medieval Krakow and its Churches: Structure and Meanings

Cooking Pots as Indicators of Cultural Change: A Petrographic Study of Byzantine and Frankish Cooking Wares from Corinth

THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL IMPLICATIONS OF CURSE TABLETS [DEFIXIONES] IN BRITAIN AND ON THE CONTINENT

Secondary responses to fear and grief in Gregory of Tours’ Libri historiarum

Justinian and the International Silk Trade

History vs. Fiction in The Romance of the Three Kingdoms

Man from the Margin: Cao Cao and the Three Kingdoms

‘Mount the War-Horses, Take your Lance in your Grip . . .’ Logistics Preparations for the Gascon Campaign of 1294

Men and Women in Early Medieval Serfdom: The Ninth-Century North Frankish Evidence

Bertulf or Galbert? Considerations Regarding a Sample of Historical and Psychoanalytical Criticism of Medieval Dreams

The Alexandrian Crusade (1365) and the Mamluk Sources: Reassessment of the kitab al-ilmam of an-Nuwayri al-Iskandarani

Toward a Medieval Architectonics: Reading Wells Cathedral

Grendel’s Mere: Freudian and Metapoetical Implications

The Medium of Middle English Lyrics

Holding the Center: Chaucer’s Book of Troilus and Dante’s Commedia

Faith and Loyalty: Sir Gawain as a Medieval Man

The Theme of Mutability in Old English Poetry

The Huns and the End of the Roman Empire in Western Europe

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