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This book sheds light on the 13th/14th-century debate about whether beatitude is a reflexive act. It reconstructs this discussion on the basis of the original sources. Furthermore it investigates into hermeneutical matters of medieval text interpretation.
Judith R. Ryder
Demetrius Kydones was a leading political and intellectual figure in fourteenth-century Byzantium, know especially for his translations of Aquinas and pro-western attitudes. This book examines Kydones’ career and writings in order to see what light they shed on Byzantine political and cultural ...
Edited by Ulrike Hascher-Burger, August den Hollander and Wim Janse
The contributions reflect a broad range of interdisciplinary research interests in the field of lay piety and learned theology in the Middle Ages, Reformation, and Later Times as well as their representation through certain media as for instance book printing.
Stretching from the Middle Ages to Modern Times and including sholars like Albertus Magnus, Conrad Gessner, and even Georges Buffon and Carl of Linné, this book offers a wideranging survey of the theological, medical and zoological discussions devoted to hybride creatures such as mermaids, ...
Written in southern Italy in the tenth century, Shabbatai Donnolo’s Sefer Hakhmoni is one of the earliest commentaries on Sefer Yeîirah. The volume offers the critical text, an annotated English translation, and a comprehensive introduction to Donnolo and his works.
Covering more than one century, this book describes the complex issues of Mongol-Armenian political relations that involved many different ethnic groups in a vast geographical area stretching from China to the Mediterranean coast in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.
by Joan Mueller
Bringing together the best of international research, Clare of Assisi: Life, Writings and Spirituality examines Clare's history and hagiography and offers critical translations and literary analyses of her Forma Vitae and her four letters to Agnes of Prague.
Sarah Rubin Blanshei
Utilizing a uniquely rich collection of trial records and council meeting minutes from late medieval Bologna, this book offers the first study of summary justice and oligarchy in an Italian commune, demonstrating how new legal institutions arose in response to the increasingly exclusionary ...
Edited by Wendy J. Turner
This essay collection examines aspects of mental impairment from a variety of angles to unearth medieval perspectives on mental affliction. This volume on madness in the Middle Ages elucidates how medieval society conceptualized mental afflictions, especially in law and culture.
Drawing on statistical techniques and samples this book offers an estimate of medieval production rates of manuscripts in the Latin West. Such information is a helpful production indicator for a period of which we have so little other quantitative data.
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