The Germanic Sword In The Tree: Parallel Development Or Diffusion?Littleton, Scott C. & Malcor, Linda A.The Heroic Age, Issue 11 (May 2008)Abstract In this paper we consider whether the Norse story of the “Sword in the Branstock” and the Arthurian tale of the “Sword in the Stone” may represent two variants of a tale about a celestial event that occurred 2160 B.
Parameters of Tolerance during the Second Iconoclasm, with Special Regard to the Letters of Theodore the Stoudite
Parameters of Tolerance during the Second Iconoclasm, with Special Regard to the Letters of Theodore the StouditeBy D.R. TurnerToleration and repression in the Middle Ages (2002)Introduction: The eastern Roman controversy over the place of religious images represents a major chapter in the story of how notions of religious Orthodoxy and political legitimacy finally came to be irrevocably united in the person of the Emperor.
The Matthew of Bristol and the financiers of John Cabot’s 1497 voyage to North AmericaBy Evan JonesEnglish Historical Review, Vol.121, No.492 (2006)Abstract: The Matthew of Bristol is the vessel in which the Genoese explorer, John Cabot, sailed with his Bristol companions on their 1497 voyage of discovery to North America.
The Politics of Tradition: Examining the History of the Old English Poems The Wife’s Lament and Wulf and Eadwacer
The Politics of Tradition: Examining the History of the Old English Poems The Wife’s Lament and Wulf and EadwacerBy Berit ÅströmPhD Dissertation, Umeå University (2002)Abstract: Old English literary studies is a fascinating field of research which spans many various approaches including philology and linguistics as well as literary and cultural theories.
Reputation and Coalitions in Medieval Trade: Evidence on the Maghribi TradersBy Avner GreifThe Journal of Economic History, Vol.49:4 (1989)Abstract: This article examines the economic institution utilized during the eleventh century to facilitate complex trade characterized by asymmetric information and limited legal contract enforceability.
Cases and Clauses: The Language of Exclusion in ByzantiumBy Rosemary MorrisToleration and Repression in the Middle Ages (2002)Introduction: The cultural history of anger, like that of humour, is a history which takes us to the root of the definition of the other. An outcome of anger is often the declaration that the particular target of rage is alien to the group to which one attaches oneself; whether it be defined by nationality, by race, by religion or by sexual orientation.
Salas y Quiroga’s Anglo-Saxon England: a Psychological and Sociological Portrait of PowerBy Paloma Tejada CallerATLANTIS. Journal of the Spanish Association of Anglo-American Studies, Vol.31.1 (2009)Abstract: The aim of this paper is ultimately to contribute new insights from current explorations of Englishness in Spain.
The Minster Churches of Beverley, Ripon and Southwell 1066-c.1300By Ian Stuart SharpPhD Dissertation, University of Hull, 2009Introduction: This work is concerned with the comparative study of three minster churches, those of Beverley, Ripon and Southwell, in the period 1066-c.1300. It will seek to establish the course of their institutional development in the period, the role they played within the Archdiocese of York, and the effects of change in this period on their institutional identities both individually and collectively.
Mishandled vessels: heaving drinks and hurling insults in medieval Welsh literature and lawBy Michael CichonCanadian Journal of History, Vol.43:2 (2008)Abstract: “Mishandled Vessels ” explores the gesture of insult in medieval Wales by means of a detailed examination of the intersection of literature, law and art.
Capturing the Wandering Womb: Childbirth in Medieval ArtBy Kate PhillipsThe Haverford Journal, Vol.3:1 (2007)Introduction: Though birth is a rite of passage common to every living being, little of its ritual history has been preserved. In the Middle Ages, the event of childbirth was a process witnessed and experienced almost exclusively by women, as the birthing chamber was the only secular space from which men were systematically absent.
The historiography of protest in late Mamluk and early Ottoman Egypt and SyriaBy Amina ElbendaryIIAS Newsletter, Vol.43 No.9 (2007)Introduction: History in its various forms – chronicles, biographies and biographical dictionaries – was a favourite genre in late medieval Egypt and Syria. One of the salient features of these histories is their breadth of perspective.
Talon cusp in a deciduous upper incisor from a medieval Portuguese childBy ANA MARIA SILVA and ANA CRISTINA SUBTILAnthropological Science, Vol. 117:1 (2009)Abstract: Talon cusp is a rare developmental anomaly in deciduous and permanent dentition. This paper reports a case of talon cusp affecting the deciduous maxillary left incisor from a Portuguese child who died more than 680 years ago.
The Muslim Colony of Luceria Sarracenorum (Lucera): life and dispersion as outlined by onomastic evidenceBy Mario Cassar and Giuseppe StaccioliPublished Online (2010)Abstract: The life and dispersion of Lucerine Muslims in Apulia (c.1220–1300) are examined from the onomastic point of view. Many Muslim names are recorded in Latin-scripted official documents.
An English composer in royal and aristocratic service: Robert Chirbury, c. 1380–1454By Alexandra BucklePlainsong and Medieval Music, Vol.15 No.2 (2006)Abstract: Four compositions in the first layer of the Old Hall Manuscript (GB-Lbl, Add. MS 57950) are attributed to R. Chirbury (or R. Chyrbury). This article argues that the Robert Chirbury who ended his days as Dean at the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick was this composer.
Toleration and Repression within the Byzantine Family: Gender ProblemsBy Judith HerrinToleration and repression in the Middle Ages (2002)Introduction: While the topic of this conference poses a fascinating and challenging task for comparative study, I have to say that in relation to issues of gender and the family it seems to be exceptionally hard.
Dirham Mint Output of Samanid Samarqand and its Connection to the Beginnings of Trade with Northern Europe (10th century)
Dirham Mint Output of Samanid Samarqand and its Connection to the Beginnings of Trade with Northern Europe (10th century)By Roman K. KovalevHistoire & mesure, Vol.17 n.3/4 (2002)Abstract: An examination of 14,865 Samanid dirhams struck in Samarqand from 634 hoards discovered in western Eurasia dating from the tenth to the eleventh centuries shows that these coins were destined mainly for trade with northern Europe.
The Social Status of Women in Latvia in the 7th-13th Centuries, in the Light of Palaeodemographic Data
The Social Status of Women in Latvia in the 7th-13th Centuries, in the Light of Palaeodemographic DataBy Gunita ZariņaEstonian Journal of Archaeology, Vol14:1 (2010)Abstract: This paper is intended as a contribution to the understanding of women’s social role and living conditions in the Iron Age society in Latvia.
Hanseatic Cogs and Baltic Trade: Interrelations between Trade Technology and EcologyBy Jillian R. SmithPhD Dissertation, University of Nebraska, 2010Abstract: The Hanseatic League was the major commercial power in northern Europe from the twelfth through the fifteenth centuries. During this time, it grew to encompass the coasts of the North and Baltic Seas and maintained economic influence over key areas on the European continent.
Ethical views of Ibn Miskawayh and AquinasBy Hamid Reza AlaviPhilosophical Papers and Review Vol. 1:4 (2009)Abstract: Ibn Miskawayh is one of the greatest Iranian Muslim philosophers in the eleventh century. His views particularly on ethics are very famous and important. On the other hand, Thomas Aquinas is the greatest Christian theologian and philosopher in the thirteenth century.
Sijilmassa: The Rise and Fall of a Walled Oasis in Medieval MoroccoDale R. Lightfoot and James A. MillerAnnals of the Association of American Geographers: Vol. 8:1 (1996)AbstractSjilmassa, once a great oasis city that organized caravans for gold across the Sahara, lies today in ruins along the Wadi Ziz in the Tafilalt oasis of southeastern Morocco.
The Origin of Masons’ Marks in Romanesque Buildings in EnglandBy Jennifer S. AlexanderMedieval Archaeology, Vol.51 (2007)Abstract: Masons’ Marks can be found on stone buildings where the stone is taken to a high degree of finish, but the date of the introduction of this practice into England has yet to be established.