The Medieval Magazine: (Volume 3: No. 18): Issue 101: Reformation 500

In this issue: 80+ pages of news, books, articles, exhibits, and events, with a focus on the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation!

10 Terrifying Reads for Halloween!

Here are some spooky medieval books for you to celebrate with over Halloween!

Werewolves and the Dog-headed Saint in the Middle Ages

Stories of werewolves and their canine kin have been around for centuries, and some of them may be a bit surprising.

The Rage of the Wolf: Metamorphosis and Identity in Medieval Werewolf Tales

The werewolves of medieval literature were forced to conform to the Church’s view of metamorphosis and, in so doing, transformed from bestial and savage to benevolent and rational.

The historical basis of Lycanthropism or: where do Werewolves come from?

Werewolves, Lycanthropes or Man-Wolves appear in many German, French and Scandinavian stories. Nowadays there exists an image of these creatures, which combines almost all the aspects of the werewolf-myths around the world, that was brought to us by Hollywood.

Evolution of the Werewolf Archetype from Ovid to J.K. Rowling

The medieval period has a greater variety of theories and perspectives regarding werewolves than any other pre-modern era.

Monstrous transformations: loyalty and community in four medieval poems

I will examine two forms of transformation, the werewolf transformation and the monstrous human transformation, both of which feature shape shifters who presumably cannot be trusted

The Werewolf in Medieval Icelandic Literature

In northern regions much prominence is given to two kinds of shape-shifting: the ability to change into either a bear or a wolf, although the latter seems to have been more popular.

Werewolves and Courtesy in Medieval Literature

What does it mean to be part man, part beast? In the Middle Ages, writers were struggling with the same questions.

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