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The Guest of the Body: Visualizing Souls in Medieval Europe, 1100-1200

This talk looks at a series of medieval images, particularly funerary monuments, that reflect on the departure of the soul and emphasize its fraught relationship to the body that is left behind, and to which it shall return.

Early Medieval Celtic Saints Webinar

Join us for a look at some of the holy people of the Celtic lands in the early medieval period. Ranging from famous Irish saints Patrick and Brigid through some better-known Scottish and Welsh saints to saints known for their work in Cornwall and Brittany, we will consider the life stories, achievements and cult followings of the individuals. We will also look at artefacts associated with them.

Living Matter in Medieval Denmark 2021

The role of images and materiality in the medieval West, especially Denmark, religious objects, mainly figures and images, frequently animated and acquired life.

Art & Worship in the Insular World; Papers in Honour of Elizabeth Coatsworth (2021)

The book examines the lived experience of worship in early medieval England and Ireland, ranging from public experience of church and stone sculptures, to monastic life, to personal contemplation of, and meditation on, manuscript illuminations and other devotional objects.

Reason & Revelation in the Middle Ages (2020)

Etienne Gilson Reason and Revelation in the Middle Ages, first delivered as the Richard Lectures in 1937, was published in 1938 and became an immediate success. Not only does it contribute to a major question of debate in Christian, Jewish, and Islamic philosophy and religion in the medieval period but it also insists on the validity of truth obtainable through reason as well as revelation, on rational argument alongside religious faith. This message is as important in the twenty-first century as it was in the fourth century of the young Augustine, the thirteenth of St Thomas Aquinas, and the twentieth of the mature Gilson.--

The Age of Reform, 1250-1550: An Intellectual & Religious History of Late Medieval & Reformation Europe (2020)

The seeds of the swift and sweeping religious movement that reshaped European thought in the 1500s were sown in the late Middle Ages.

Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands (2019)

By telling intimate stories of individual journeys, Jones illuminates these centuries of war not only from the perspective of popes and kings, but from Arab-Sicilian poets, Byzantine princesses, Sunni scholars, Shi'ite viziers, Mamluk slave soldiers, Mongol chieftains, and barefoot friars.

The Mercenary Mediterranean: Sovereignty, Religion, & Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon (2018)

Sometime in April 1285, five Muslim horsemen crossed from the Islamic kingdom of Granada into the realms of the Christian Crown of Aragon to meet with the king of Aragon, who showered them with gifts, including sumptuous cloth and decorative saddles, for agreeing to enter the Crown’s service.

Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, & Judaism in the Middle Ages & Today (2016)

Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are usually treated as autonomous religions, but in fact across the long course of their histories the three religions have developed in interaction with one another. In Neighboring Faiths, David Nirenberg examines how Muslims, Christians, and Jews lived with and thought about each other during the Middle Ages and what the medieval past can tell us about how they do so today.

Medieval Christianity: A New History (2015)

This new narrative history of medieval Christianity, spanning the period 500 to 1500 CE, attempts to integrate what is familiar to readers with new themes and narratives.

Medieval Graffiti: The Lost Voices of England’s Churches (2015)

Here are strange medieval beasts, knights battling unseen dragons, ships sailing across lime-washed oceans and demons who stalk the walls. Latin prayers for the dead jostle with medieval curses, builders’ accounts and slanderous comments concerning a long-dead archdeacon.

Holy Bones, Holy Dust: How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe (2012)

Relics were everywhere in medieval society. Saintly morsels such as bones, hair, teeth, blood, milk, and clothes, and items like the Crown of Thorns, coveted by Louis IX of France, were thought to bring the believer closer to the saint, who might intercede with God on his or her behalf. In the first comprehensive history in English of the rise of relic cults, Charles Freeman takes readers on a vivid, fast-paced journey from Constantinople to the northern Isles of Scotland over the course of a millennium.

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