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The Medieval Devil

A Reader

edited by Richard Raiswell & David R. Winter
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
tagged: medieval, history

The Medieval Devil is a unique collection of primary sources that examines the development of medieval society through the lens of how people perceived the devil. In exploring where and how Europeans discerned his presence, detected his machinations, and sought to counter his actions, readers will be afforded a new and important point of entry into …

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Henry Daniel and the Rise of Middle English Medical Writing

edited by Sarah Star
edition: Hardcover
tagged: medieval, history

Henry Daniel, fourteenth-century medical writer, Dominican friar, and contemporary of Chaucer, is one of the most neglected figures to whom we can attribute a substantial body of extant works in Middle English. His Liber Uricrisiarum, the earliest known medical text in Middle English, synthesizes authoritative traditions into a new diagnostic encyc …

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How to Live Like a Monk

Medieval Wisdom for Modern Life

by Danièle Cybulskie, illustrated by Anna Lobanova
edition: Hardcover
tagged: happiness, meditation, medieval

How medieval monastic practices—with their emphasis on a healthy soul, mind, and body—can inspire us to live fuller lives today

We know that they prayed, sang, and wore long robes, but what was it really like to be a monk? Though monastic living may seem unimaginable to us moderns, it has relevance for today. This book illuminates the day-to-da …

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The Christian Jew and the Unmarked Jewess

The Polemics of Sameness in Medieval English Anti-Judaism

by Adrienne Williams Boyarin, series edited by Ruth Mazo Karras
edition: Hardcover
tagged: history, medieval

In the Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews, Trinity Term 1277, Adrienne Williams Boyarin finds the case of one Sampson son of Samuel, a Jew of Northampton, arrested for impersonating a Franciscan friar and preaching false Christianity. He was sentenced to walk for three days through the centers of London, Canterbury, Oxford, Lincoln, and North …

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Illness and Authority

Disability in the Life and Lives of Francis of Assisi

by Donna Trembinski
edition: eBook
tagged: medieval, history, people with disabilities

Illness and Authority examines the lived experience and early stories about St. Francis of Assisi through the lens of disability studies. This new approach recentres Francis’ illnesses and infirmities and highlights how they became barriers to wielding traditional modes of masculine authority within both the Franciscan Order he founded and the ch …

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Craft Beer Culture and Modern Medievalism

Brewing Dissent

by Noëlle Phillips
edition: Paperback
tagged: beer, social history, medieval

Since the 1970s, the craft brewing industry has grown in popularity. However, with the introduction of the Internet and the consequent globalization of cultures and economies, craft beer marketing has increasingly evoked the medieval past in order to appeal to our collective sense of a lost community, and even a lost purity. This book discusses the …

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Liber Uricrisiarum

A Reading Edition

by Henry Daniel, edited by E.Ruth Harvey; M. Teresa Tavormina & Sarah Star
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
tagged: medieval, history

Henry Daniel’s Liber Uricrisiarum is the earliest known work of academic medicine written in Middle English, presented here for the first time in a complete edition. Working in the late 1370s, Daniel combined authoritative medicine from written sources with his own personal experience, creating a text that stands out for its linguistic originalit …

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