Visions of Medieval History in North America and Europe
Studies on Cultural Identity and Power
Courtney M. Booker, Hans Hummer, Dana Polanichka (eds)
- Pages: 451 p.
- Size:156 x 234 mm
- Illustrations:18 b/w, 4 tables b/w.
- Language(s):English, French
- Publication Year:2022
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- ISBN: 978-2-503-59628-0
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- ISBN: 978-2-503-59629-7
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Explores the formation of local and universal cultural dynamics that powerfully shaped Europe from Late Antiquity to the late Middle Ages.
Courtney M. Booker is Associate Professor of History at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.
Hans Hummer is Professor of History at Wayne State University.
Dana M. Polanichka is Associate Professor of History at Wheaton College.
In this volume, scholars from North America and Europe explore the intersection of medieval identity with ethnicity, religion, power, law, inheritance, texts, and memory. They offer new historiographical interventions into questions of identity, but also of ethnonyms, conflict studies, the feudal revolution, gender and kinship studies, and local history. Employing interdisciplinary approaches and textual hermeneutics, the authors represent an international scholarly community characterized by intellectual restlessness, historiographical experimentation, and defiance of convention.
Introduction—Hans HUMMER, Courtney M. BOOKER, and Dana M. POLANICHKA
Se dépouiller du vieil homme: Identités barbares dans l’empire romain tardif—Jean-Pierre POLY
Observing Peoples as Peoples: The Study of Ethnicity in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages—Helmut REIMITZ
The King of the Nemítzioi and his Neighbours to the East —Herwig WOLFRAM
Inheritance and Identity
Inheriting Identity and Constructing History in Medieval Ravenna—Edward M. SCHOOLMAN
Secundum Legem: Gender, Law, and Ethnicity in Early Medieval Southern Italian Documents—Sarah WHITTEN
Kinship and Inheritance in Early Medieval Europe—Hans HUMMER
The Blackbird, the Basilisk, and the Evicted Corpse: Sacralizing Landscape in Jacopo da Varagine’s Genoese Relic Treatises—Carrie E. BENEŠ
Hagiography as Political Theology: A Mid-Fourteenth-Century Case from Bulgaria—Boris A. TODOROV
The Crumbs of the Crumbs: Dhuoda and the Mid-Ninth-Century Carolingian Church—Dana M. POLANICHKA
Legal and Political Identities
Pragmatic Sanctions? The Peace of God and its Carolingian Antecedents—Geoffrey KOZIOL
Violence in Early Capetian v. Early Valois France: Same Behaviour, Different Ideas of Order? —Warren BROWN
Anti-Corruption Measures in the Legislation of Thirteenth-Century Hungary—Cosmin POPA-GORJANU
Memories, Texts, and Identities
Invoking Gregory on the Caelian in Medieval Rome: A Study of an Inscription at SS. Giovanni e Paolo—Maya MASKARINEC
(Re)Visions of the World: Prester John in Twelfth-Century Bavaria—John ELDEVIK
An Alleged Oratio of Boniface to Pippin in 751—Courtney M. BOOKER
Index of Manuscripts
Index of Scriptural References
Index of Non-Biblical Sources
Index of Names and Places