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Archives for December 2010

Changes in the Nature of War in Early Fourteenth Century Tuscany

Changes in the Nature of War in Early Fourteenth Century Tuscany By Louis Green War and Society, Vol.1:1 (1983) Introduction: In northern and central Italy, there occurred in the fourteenth century an expansion of city-states into territorial republics or principalities. Here I shall argue, with reference to the Tuscan evidence from the first three decades […]

Warfare and Firearms in Fifteenth Century Morocco, 1400-1492

Warfare and Firearms in Fifteenth Century Morocco, 1400-1492 By Weston F. Cook Jr. War and Society, Vol.11 (1993) Introduction: Warfare in history is back in vogue again with special interest in the period 1350-1750. Much of this renewal arises from debate over the ‘Early Modern Military Revolution’ paradigm formulated by Geoffrey Parker and other self-described ‘New’ […]

The spirituality and mysticism of nature in the early Franciscan tradition

The spirituality and mysticism of nature in the early Franciscan tradition By Mary E. Share PhD Dissertation, University of South Africa, 2004 Abstract: In this doctoral thesis, The Spirituality and Mysticism of Nature in the Early Franciscan Tradition, I have begun with an attempt to clarify the notions of spirituality and mysticism. The former, was […]

The projected image and the introduction of individuality in Italian painting around 1270

The notion that projected images greatly contributed towards the development of naturalism in medieval Italian painting replaces the previously weak supposition that the stimulation was classical or humanist theory, and shows that it was, in fact, far likely something more technical as well.

Top Ten Medieval Stories of 2010

For medievalists, 2010 marked a year of new discoveries and research, and a controversy over where to hold a conference. Medievalists.net has chosen its top ten medieval stories of the year: 1. Digital Projects allow vast access to medieval resources Many historians will have stories of the costs and difficulties in accessing their research materials – […]

Competing Voices from the Crusades

Competing Voices from the Crusades Edited by Andrew Holt and James Muldoon ABC-CLIO/Greenwood, 2008 ISBN: 978-1-84645-011-2 A collection of eye-witness accounts and contemporary reports like no other – side-by-side extracts from Christian, Muslim and Byzantine participants in the Crusades. Uniquely multi-perspective, the anthology juxtaposes the recorded experiences and views of participants on the opposing sides in […]

Fables of King Arthur. Aelred of Rievaulx and Secular Pastimes

Fables of King Arthur. Aelred of Rievaulx and Secular Pastimes Tahkokallio, Jaakko (University of Helsinki) Mirator, Vol. 9:1 (2008) Abstract: This article examines the puzzling reference that Aelred of Rievaulx (c. 1110– 1167) made to King Arthur in his Speculum Caritatis, and argues that the reference is best interpreted as an allusion to orally circulated stories, not to […]

Scotland and the Isle of Man, c.1400-1625 : noble power and royal presumption in the Northern Irish Sea province

Although Scottish during much of the medieval era, the Isle of Man was under British control during the late medieval and early modern historical period.

Lincoln c. 850-1100 : a study in economic and urban growth

The dissertation investigates the increasing number and complexity of towns between c. 850 and c. 1100, through the detailed study of Lincoln in this period.

The Transition from Coptic to Arabic

The Transition from Coptic to Arabic By Samuel Rubenson Égypte/Monde arabe, Première série, No.27-28 (1996) Introduction: The process in which the last stage of the Egyptian language, Coptic, was replaced by Arabic, has not yet received much attention from scholars. When the Arabs conquered Egypt in the middle of the seventh century, Coptic was the […]

Margery Kempe: Madwoman or Mystic – A Narrative Approach to the Representation of Madness and Mysticism in Medieval England

In this paper, I want to examine this contested boundary by discussing my analysis of a medieval woman’s experience of both madness and mysticism.

The history of Arabic medicine based on the work of Ibn Abi Usabe’ah 1203-1270

My cardinal objective is to introduce a comprehensive and up-to-date document covering the most important aspects of the historiography of Arabic Medicine.

Networks, Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and the Use of History in the Medieval Monastic Sites in Finland in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Networks, Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and the Use of History in the Medieval Monastic Sites in Finland in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries Ahl-Waris, Eva (University of Helsinki) MIRATOR 10:1 (2009) Abstract In this article the site of the Bridgettine monastery of Naantali (founded in 1438) is examined as a lieu de mémoire, both with local […]

Sigurðar saga fóts (The Saga of Sigurðr Foot)

This is the first English translation of the short Icelandic romance Sigurðar saga fóts, with an introduction presenting the evidence for its dating and immediate literary context.

From Runic Stone to Charter : Transformation of property confirmation in 11th and 12th century Denmark

From Runic Stone to Charter : Transformation of property confirmation in 11th and 12th century Denmark By Minoru Ozawa Proceedings of Japanese young medievalists seminar in Karuizawa (2007) Introduction: It has been long thought that one hundred years from the middle of the 11th century when Cnut’s empire collapsed to the year 1157 when Valdemar […]

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