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'Not Cruelty But Piety': Circumscribing European Crusading Violence, Susanna A. Throop Jan 2018

'Not Cruelty But Piety': Circumscribing European Crusading Violence, Susanna A. Throop

History Faculty Publications

Was there such a thing as “crusading violence”? Traditionally the crusading movement has been sharply distinguished from other forms of Christian violence motivated, or at least justified, by religion. However, we have increasingly come to recognize the difficulties of drawing clear-cut boundaries between crusading and other aspects of western European culture in the Middle Ages. This chapter assesses the ways in which crusader violence was like and unlike other forms of medieval Christian violence.


Mirrored Images: The Passion And The First Crusade In A Fourteenth-Century Parisian Illuminated Manuscript (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale De France, Ms Fr. 352), Susanna A. Throop Mar 2015

Mirrored Images: The Passion And The First Crusade In A Fourteenth-Century Parisian Illuminated Manuscript (Paris, Bibliotheque Nationale De France, Ms Fr. 352), Susanna A. Throop

History Faculty Publications

This lavish mid-fourteenth-century Parisian illuminated manuscript (Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France, MS fr. 352) combines a description of the Holy Land with an abridged version of the history and continuations of William of Tyre in Old French known as the Eracles. It is both visually familiar to scholars and under-studied. Several of its Gothic panel miniatures, especially folio 62r, the conquest of Jerusalem, have been published more than once, yet the manuscript's illumination programme as a whole has not been assessed since Jaroslav Folda's 1968 doctoral dissertation. Analysis of folio 62r in the context of both the full ...


(Review) Alter, Krankheit, Tod Und Herrschaft Im Frühen Mittelalter: Das Beispiel Der Karolinger, Frederick S. Paxton Jan 2012

(Review) Alter, Krankheit, Tod Und Herrschaft Im Frühen Mittelalter: Das Beispiel Der Karolinger, Frederick S. Paxton

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No abstract provided.


Gender Concerns: Monks, Nuns, And Patronage Of The Cistercian Order In Thirteenth-Century Flanders And Hainaut, Erin L. Jordan Jan 2012

Gender Concerns: Monks, Nuns, And Patronage Of The Cistercian Order In Thirteenth-Century Flanders And Hainaut, Erin L. Jordan

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The Cistercian order, which had its origins in the late eleventh century, transformed the spiritual landscape of western Europe. The order's insistence on a return to the austerity and simplicity that had originally informed Benedictine life reenergized monasticism, spawning hundreds of new abbeys within decades. By the beginning of the thirteenth century, the Cistercians dominated monastic life, surpassing their black-robed predecessors in terms of popularity and replacing them among patrons as favored recipients of donations. Yet, while a sizable body of historiography exists concerning the ability of men's houses to translate this appeal into spiritual and material success ...


Bede And The Rewriting Of Sanctity, Sally Shockro Nov 2010

Bede And The Rewriting Of Sanctity, Sally Shockro

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Bede's use and revision of the anonymous Life of St Cuthbert and the redeployment of patristic texts in later continental and Anglo-Saxon ascetic and hagiographical texts.


Vocabularies Of Grief And Consolation In Ninth-Century Francia, Frederick S. Paxton Mar 2009

Vocabularies Of Grief And Consolation In Ninth-Century Francia, Frederick S. Paxton

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No abstract provided.


(Review) Mémoires Carolingiennes: L’Épitaphe Entre Célébration Mémorielle, Genre Littéraire Et Manifeste Politique, Frederick S. Paxton Jan 2009

(Review) Mémoires Carolingiennes: L’Épitaphe Entre Célébration Mémorielle, Genre Littéraire Et Manifeste Politique, Frederick S. Paxton

History Faculty Publications

The article reviews the book "Mémoires carolingiennes: L'épitaphe entre célébration mémorielle, genre littéraire et manifeste politique (milieu VIIIe-début XIe siècle," by Cécile Treffort.


Richard Newhauser (Ed.), The Seven Deadly Sins: From Communities To Individuals (Book Review), Denise A. Kaiser Jan 2009

Richard Newhauser (Ed.), The Seven Deadly Sins: From Communities To Individuals (Book Review), Denise A. Kaiser

History Faculty Publications

Book review by Denise Kaiser:

ISBN 9789004157859


(Review) Struggle For Empire: Kingship And Conflict Under Louis The German, 817-76, Frederick S. Paxton Apr 2007

(Review) Struggle For Empire: Kingship And Conflict Under Louis The German, 817-76, Frederick S. Paxton

History Faculty Publications

Reviews Eric J. Goldberg's, Struggle for Empire: Kingship and Conflict under Louis the German, 817–876. (Conjunctions of Religion and Power in the Medieval Past.) Ithaca, N.Y., and London: Cornell University Press, 2006. Pp. xxiii, 385; black-and-white figures, genealogical tables, and maps. $47.50.


Vengeance And The Crusades, Susanna A. Throop Jun 2006

Vengeance And The Crusades, Susanna A. Throop

History Faculty Publications

This article demonstrates that the popularity of the idea of crusading as vengeance was not limited to the laity, and, instead of fading away after 1099, the ideology grew more widespread as the twelfth century progressed. The primary aim here is to present the evidence alongside preliminary analysis, reserving further, more detailed interpretation for future publications.


(Review) The Myth Of Nations: The Medieval Origins Of Europe, Frederick S. Paxton Apr 2005

(Review) The Myth Of Nations: The Medieval Origins Of Europe, Frederick S. Paxton

History Faculty Publications

Reviews Patrick J. Geary's, The Myth of Nations: The Medieval Origins of Europe. First paperback ed. Princeton N.J., and Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2003. Pp. xi, 199. $16.95.


(Review) Monastische Reform Zwischen Person Und Institution: Zum Wirken Des Abtes Adm Meyer Von Gross St. Martin In Kön (1454-1499), Marc R. Forster Sep 2003

(Review) Monastische Reform Zwischen Person Und Institution: Zum Wirken Des Abtes Adm Meyer Von Gross St. Martin In Kön (1454-1499), Marc R. Forster

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No abstract provided.


(Reviews) Iotsald Von Saint-Claude, Vita Des Abtes Odilo Von Cluny/Studien Zu Iotsalds Vita Des Abtes Odilo Von Cluny, Frederick S. Paxton Jul 2002

(Reviews) Iotsald Von Saint-Claude, Vita Des Abtes Odilo Von Cluny/Studien Zu Iotsalds Vita Des Abtes Odilo Von Cluny, Frederick S. Paxton

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Reviews the books 'Iotsald von Saint-Claude, Vita des Abtes Odilovon Cluny,' edited by Iotsald von Saint-Claude and 'Studien zu Iotsalds Vita des Abtes Odilo von Cluny,' by Johannes Staub.


(Review) L’An Mil Et La Paix De Dieu, La France Chrétienne Et Féodale 980-1060, Frederick S. Paxton Jan 2002

(Review) L’An Mil Et La Paix De Dieu, La France Chrétienne Et Féodale 980-1060, Frederick S. Paxton

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Reviews the book 'L'an mil et la paix de Dieu: La France chretienne et feodale 980-1060,' by Dominique Barthelemy.


Nutrition And The Early-Medieval Diet, Kathy L. Pearson Jan 1997

Nutrition And The Early-Medieval Diet, Kathy L. Pearson

History Faculty Publications

The food supply of the temperate lands of early-medieval western Europe, and the ways in which its peoples dealt with the central problem of feeding themselves, has been subjected to a variety of interpretations in recent years. Vern Bullough and Cameron Campbell's study of the medieval diet and female longevity concluded that early-medieval women suffered from iron deficiencies triggered jointly by poor nutrition and frequent childbearing and that these deficiencies contributed substantially to their average early age of death. Ann Hagen's overview of Anglo-Saxon patterns of food production and consumption suggested that most of the early English population ...


Popular Piety In Late Medieval England: The Diocese Of Salisbury 1250-1550 [Book Review], Chris L. Nighman Jan 1996

Popular Piety In Late Medieval England: The Diocese Of Salisbury 1250-1550 [Book Review], Chris L. Nighman

History Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Liturgy And Healing In An Early Medieval Saint's Cult: The Mass In Honore Sancti Sigismundi For The Cure Of Fevers, Frederick S. Paxton Jan 1994

Liturgy And Healing In An Early Medieval Saint's Cult: The Mass In Honore Sancti Sigismundi For The Cure Of Fevers, Frederick S. Paxton

History Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Signa Mortifera: Death And Prognostication In Early Medieval Monastic Medicine, Frederick S. Paxton Jan 1993

Signa Mortifera: Death And Prognostication In Early Medieval Monastic Medicine, Frederick S. Paxton

History Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


(Review) The Devil At Baptism: Ritual, Theology, And Drama, Frederick S. Paxton Jul 1991

(Review) The Devil At Baptism: Ritual, Theology, And Drama, Frederick S. Paxton

History Faculty Publications

Reviews the book 'The Devil at Baptism: Ritual, Theology, and Drama,' by Henry Kelly.