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Rotuli Parisienses: Supplications To The Pope From The University Of Paris, Volume 3: 1387-1394, 2 Vols. Edited By William J. Courtenay And Eric D. Goddard, Alex J. Novikoff Sep 2019

Rotuli Parisienses: Supplications To The Pope From The University Of Paris, Volume 3: 1387-1394, 2 Vols. Edited By William J. Courtenay And Eric D. Goddard, Alex J. Novikoff

Alex Novikoff

No abstract provided.


What Is Pilgrimage?, George Greenia Sep 2019

What Is Pilgrimage?, George Greenia

George Greenia

The term ‘pilgrimage’ has become a commonplace in modern conversations about any travel that is announced as ‘intentional,’ ‘purposeful,’ ‘transformative,’ or simply promises to be ‘authentic.’ Scholars have to navigate between the twin advantage and liability that pilgrimage studies operate under no one disciplinary lens or unified methodology, and the historical range is infinite. Many feel that modern tourism needs to preserve a place for the respectful non-believer without degrading the experience of traditional religious pilgrims. To some degree all intentional travelers are open to an experience of the transcendent that’s compatible with their belief systems and they are ...


Bartered Bodies: Medieval Pilgrims And The Tissue Of Faith, George Greenia Mar 2019

Bartered Bodies: Medieval Pilgrims And The Tissue Of Faith, George Greenia

George Greenia

In ‘The Bartered Body,’ George Greenia disentangles the complex desires and experiences of religious travellers of the High Middle Ages who knew the spiritual usefulness of their vulnerable flesh. The bodily remains of the saints housed in pilgrim shrines were not just remnants of a redeemed past, but open portals for spiritual exchange with the living body of the visiting pilgrim.


Foreword, George Greenia Mar 2019

Foreword, George Greenia

George Greenia

The Spanish Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage rooted in the Medieval period and increasingly active today, has attracted a growing amount of both scholarly and popular attention. With its multiple points of departure in Spain and other European countries, its simultaneously secular and religious nature, and its international and transhistorical population of pilgrims, this particular pilgrimage naturally invites a wide range of intellectual inquiry and scholarly perspectives. This volume fills a gap in current pilgrimage studies, focusing on contemporary representations of the Camino de Santiago. Complementing existing studies of the Camino’s medieval origins, it situates the Camino as a ...


Introduction, George Greenia Mar 2019

Introduction, George Greenia

George Greenia

Georgiana Goddard King's seminal study, The Way of Saint James, is finally reissued. Completed in 1917, this three-volume masterpiece is a wide-ranging exploration of the history, literature, legends, and architecture of the Camino de Santiago. It is based on Professor King's "three years wanderings" on foot and by cart, mule, and other conveyance on the Spanish pilgrimage road, and on extensive academic research with particular emphasis on medieval art and architecture. Professor King was both a well-respected scholar and a keen observer of her surroundings. As a result, she has given us a fascinating, detailed description of both ...


Bartered Bodies: Medieval Pilgrims And The Tissue Of Faith, George D. Greenia Mar 2019

Bartered Bodies: Medieval Pilgrims And The Tissue Of Faith, George D. Greenia

George Greenia

In ‘The Bartered Body,’ George Greenia disentangles the complex desires and experiences of religious travellers of the High Middle Ages who knew the spiritual usefulness of their vulnerable flesh. The bodily remains of the saints housed in pilgrim shrines were not just remnants of a redeemed past, but open portals for spiritual exchange with the living body of the visiting pilgrim.


Pilgrimage And The American Myth, George Greenia Mar 2019

Pilgrimage And The American Myth, George Greenia

George Greenia

Exploring what does and what does not constitute pilgrimage, Redefining Pilgrimage draws together a wide variety of disciplines including politics, anthropology, history, religion and sociology. Leading contributors offer a broad range of case studies from a wide geographical area, exploring new ways of approaching pilgrimage beyond the classical religious model. Re-thinking the global phenomenon of pilgrimages in the 21st century, this book offers new perspectives to redefine pilgrimage.


The Tragicomedia As A Canonical Work, George Greenia Mar 2019

The Tragicomedia As A Canonical Work, George Greenia

George Greenia

No abstract provided.


Santiago De Compostela, George Greenia Mar 2019

Santiago De Compostela, George Greenia

George Greenia

This collaborative literary history of Europe, the first yet attempted, unfolds through ten sequences of places linked by trade, travel, topography, language, pilgrimage, alliance, disease, and artistic exchange. The period covered, 1348-1418, provides deep context for understanding current developments in Europe, particularly as initiated by the destruction and disasters of World War II. We begin with the greatest of all European catastrophes: the 1348 bubonic plague, which killed one person in three. Literary cultures helped speed recovery from this unprecedented "ground zero" experience, providing solace, distraction, and new ideals to live by. Questions of where Europe begins and ends, then ...


The Lakota Future Generation Ride Of The Lakota Sioux, George Greenia Jan 2019

The Lakota Future Generation Ride Of The Lakota Sioux, George Greenia

George Greenia

Pilgrimage in Practice: Narration, Reclamation and Healing provides an interdisciplinary approach to the topic. It reveals many aspects of the practice of pilgrimage, from its nationalistic facets to its effect on economic development; from the impact of the internet to questions of globalization; from pilgrimage as protest to pilgrimage as creative expression in such media as film, art and literature.


University Book Production And Courtly Patronage In Thirteenth-Century France And Spain, George Greenia Jan 2019

University Book Production And Courtly Patronage In Thirteenth-Century France And Spain, George Greenia

George Greenia

No abstract provided.


The Moralized Bible In Spain, George Greenia Jan 2019

The Moralized Bible In Spain, George Greenia

George Greenia

No abstract provided.


Travelers’ Texts: Pilgrims And Their Textual Accessories, George Greenia Jan 2019

Travelers’ Texts: Pilgrims And Their Textual Accessories, George Greenia

George Greenia

No abstract provided.


R. Merritt Cox (1939-1987), Pioneer Of John Bowle Studies, George Greenia, Daniel Eisenberg Jan 2019

R. Merritt Cox (1939-1987), Pioneer Of John Bowle Studies, George Greenia, Daniel Eisenberg

George Greenia

No abstract provided.


Pilgrims As Readers & Writers: Some Reflections, George Greenia Jan 2019

Pilgrims As Readers & Writers: Some Reflections, George Greenia

George Greenia

No abstract provided.


The Bigger The Book: On Oversize Medieval Manuscripts, George Greenia Jan 2019

The Bigger The Book: On Oversize Medieval Manuscripts, George Greenia

George Greenia

No abstract provided.


Books And Bookmaking, George Greenia Jan 2019

Books And Bookmaking, George Greenia

George Greenia

No abstract provided.


Faith And Footpaths: Pilgrimage In Medieval Iberia, George Greenia Jan 2019

Faith And Footpaths: Pilgrimage In Medieval Iberia, George Greenia

George Greenia

No abstract provided.


Pilgrimage And The Economy Of Salvation, George Greenia Jan 2019

Pilgrimage And The Economy Of Salvation, George Greenia

George Greenia

No abstract provided.


Incremental Urbanism In Medieval Italy: The Example Of Todi, Samuel D. Gruber Dr. Dec 2016

Incremental Urbanism In Medieval Italy: The Example Of Todi, Samuel D. Gruber Dr.

Samuel D. Gruber, Ph.D.

The shape and texture of the medieval Italian city is examined in this study of the small decisions made to create the urban form of the medieval Umbrian town of Todi.


Battifoglio Network, Tunis 1288-9, Jeff Miner Aug 2016

Battifoglio Network, Tunis 1288-9, Jeff Miner

Jeff Miner

No abstract provided.


Memory And Remembering: Sacred History And The York Plays, Clifford Davidson Apr 2016

Memory And Remembering: Sacred History And The York Plays, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

Against a background which included revolutionary changes in religious belief, extensive enlargement of dramatic styles and the technological innovation of printing, this collection of essays about biblical drama offers innovative approaches to text and performance, while reviewing some well-established critical issues. The Bible in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries appears in a complex of roles in relation to the drama: as an authority and centre of belief, a place of controversy, an emotional experience and, at times, a weapon. This collection brings into focus the new biblical learning, including the re-editing of biblical texts, as well as classical influences, and ...


Idleness Working: The Discourse Of Love's Labor From Ovid Through Chaucer And Gower, Gregory Sadlek Jan 2016

Idleness Working: The Discourse Of Love's Labor From Ovid Through Chaucer And Gower, Gregory Sadlek

Gregory M Sadlek

Inspired by the critical theories of M. M. Bakhtin, Idleness Working is a groundbreaking study of key works in the Western literature of love from Classical Rome to the late Middle Ages. The study focuses on the evolution of the ideologically-saturated discourse of love's labor contained in these works and thus explores them in the context of ancient and medieval theories of labor and leisure, which themselves are seen to evolve through the course of Western history. What emerges from this study is a fresh appreciation and deepened understanding of such well-known classics of love literature as Ovid's ...


Review Article: Could Isidore’S Chronicle Have Delighted Cicero? Using The Concept Of Genre To Compare Ancient And Medieval Chronicles, Jesse W. Torgerson Dec 2015

Review Article: Could Isidore’S Chronicle Have Delighted Cicero? Using The Concept Of Genre To Compare Ancient And Medieval Chronicles, Jesse W. Torgerson

Jesse W Torgerson

Richard W. Burgess and Michael Kulikowski’s A Historical Introduction to the Chronicle Genre
from its Origins to the High Middle Ages (Volume I in the authors’ planned series Mosaics of
Time: The Latin Chronicle Traditions from the First Century BC to the Sixth Century AD) posits
that medieval studies has neglected to engage in a systematic, historically-informed reflection
on the genre of chronicles. The present article asserts that this challenge to the field presents
a unique opportunity for an interdisciplinary discussion of wide scope and lasting duration. I
thus argue that Burgess and Kulikowski’s larger points may be ...


Timon Of Athens: The Iconography Of False Friendship, Clifford Davidson Dec 2015

Timon Of Athens: The Iconography Of False Friendship, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

The realization that iconographic tableaux appear at central points in the drama of Shakespeare no longer seems to involve a radical critical perspective. Thus a recent study is able to show convincingly that the playwright presented audiences with a Hamlet who upon his first appearance on stage illustrated what the Renaissance would certainly have recognized as the melancholic contemplative personality. As I have noted in a previous article, the hero of Macbeth when he sees the bloody dagger before him is in fact perceiving the image which most clearly denotes tragedy itself; in the emblem books, the dagger is indeed ...


York Art: A Subject List Of Extant And Lost Art, Clifford Davidson, David O'Connor Dec 2015

York Art: A Subject List Of Extant And Lost Art, Clifford Davidson, David O'Connor

Clifford Davidson

A list, classified by subject, of extant and lost art from pre-Reformation York originally compiled by Clifford Davidson and David E. O'Connor in 1978 and updated by Clifford Davidson, apparently in 2003. This digital reprint was created in 2014 for ScholarWorks at WMU.


The Dramatic Tradition Of The Middle Ages, Clifford Davidson Dec 2015

The Dramatic Tradition Of The Middle Ages, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

The twenty-five essays in this collection provide unusual insights into early European drama. Written by American, European, and Japanese scholars, the contributions focus on such subjects as recent discoveries of medieval music-dramas and the conditions of their composition and performance pictorial elements in English and Continental vemacular drama, the later history of medieval drama, and secular plays and playing. The articles first appeared in The Early Drama, Art, and Music Review, which was the official journal of the EDAM project at the Medieval institute Western Michigan University and are included here for their unique contribution to drama studies. Altogether, the ...


The Apocalyptic Adventures Of Private Winfred Scott Biegle, Clifford Davidson Dec 2015

The Apocalyptic Adventures Of Private Winfred Scott Biegle, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

A modernist novel, describing a dystopian military in the imaginary dictatorship of Atlantis, written more than a half century ago when the author was a conscript in the army during the Cold War. As editor of the post newspaper at the Granite City Engineer Depot, Clifford Davidson was in a privileged position for observing the military mentality of the time, in particular the propensity for bullying intended to turn men into mindless killing machines. From other soldiers he was also able to hear disturbing stories at first hand about World War II and the very recent Korean War, only concluded ...


Iconography: A Checklist Of Some Useful Sources For Scholars And Students Of Medieval Art And Drama, Clifford Davidson Dec 2015

Iconography: A Checklist Of Some Useful Sources For Scholars And Students Of Medieval Art And Drama, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

A classified bibliography of scholarship on medieval drama, art, and music compiled by Clifford Davidson in 2002. This reprint was created in 2014 for ScholarWorks at WMU, with some corrections to the content and the formatting of the 2002 version.


The Early Drama, Art, And Music Project: Publications 1977-2002, Timothy Christiansen, Clifford Davidson Dec 2015

The Early Drama, Art, And Music Project: Publications 1977-2002, Timothy Christiansen, Clifford Davidson

Clifford Davidson

A bibliography of publications of the Early Drama, Art, and Music project at Western Michigan University, originally compiled by Timothy Christiansen and updated in 2002 by Clifford Davidson. This digital reprint was created in 2014 for ScholarWorks at WMU, with an addendum, an update, and a few corrections to the formatting of the 2002 publication.