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Authoring the PastHistory, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia

Authoring the Past: History, Autobiography, and Politics in Medieval Catalonia

Jaume Aurell

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226032320
eISBN:
9780226032344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226032344.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book surveys medieval Catalan historiography, the emergence and evolution of historical writing and autobiography in the Middle Ages, on questions of authority and authorship, and on the links ... More

Between History and MythStories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State

Bruce Lincoln

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226140926
eISBN:
9780226141084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226141084.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

All groups tell stories about their beginnings. Such tales are oft-repeated, finely wrought, and usually much beloved. Among those institutions most in need of an impressive creation account is the ... More

A Feast for the EyesArt, Performance, and the Late Medieval Banquet

A Feast for the Eyes: Art, Performance, and the Late Medieval Banquet

Christina Normore

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226242200
eISBN:
9780226242347
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226242347.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Even centuries later, to read accounts of late medieval banquets is to enter a fantastic world where gilded stags burst into song, the Holy Church may suddenly appear to beg aid from the assembled ... More

The Man Who Believed He Was King of FranceA True Medieval Tale

The Man Who Believed He Was King of France: A True Medieval Tale

Tommaso di Carpegna Falconieri

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226145259
eISBN:
9780226145273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226145273.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Replete with shady merchants, scoundrels, hungry mercenaries, scheming nobles, and maneuvering cardinals, this book proves the adage that truth is often stranger than fiction. The setting of this ... More

Mapping Europe's BorderlandsRussian Cartography in the Age of Empire

Mapping Europe's Borderlands: Russian Cartography in the Age of Empire

Steven Seegel

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226744254
eISBN:
9780226744278
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226744278.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

The simplest purpose of a map is a rational one: to educate, to solve a problem, to point someone in the right direction. Maps shape and communicate information, for the sake of improved orientation, ... More

The Medieval Origins of the Legal ProfessionCanonists, Civilians, and Courts

The Medieval Origins of the Legal Profession: Canonists, Civilians, and Courts

James A. Brundage

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226077598
eISBN:
9780226077611
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226077611.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the aftermath of sixth-century barbarian invasions, the legal profession that had grown and flourished during the Roman Empire vanished. Nonetheless, professional lawyers suddenly reappeared in ... More

The Mercenary Mediterranean"Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon"

The Mercenary Mediterranean: "Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon"

Hussein Fancy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226329642
eISBN:
9780226329789
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226329789.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Over the course of the late-thirteenth and fourteenth centuries–as they subdued, expelled, and enslaved Muslim populations–the kings of the Crown of Aragon recruited thousands of North African ... More

Neighboring FaithsChristianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

Neighboring Faiths: Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Middle Ages and Today

David Nirenberg

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226168937
eISBN:
9780226169095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169095.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are often treated as autonomous, stable and independent of each other. In fact, across the long course of their histories, the three religions have developed in ... More

Plotting Gothic

Plotting Gothic

Stephen Murray

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226191805
eISBN:
9780226191942
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226191942.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book about the eloquence of Gothic architecture is facilitated by the intervention of the interlocutor: the one who, interposing self between monument and audience, points and talks. A critical ... More

Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages

Seeing Sodomy in the Middle Ages

Robert Mills

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226169125
eISBN:
9780226169262
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226169262.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

During the Middle Ages in Europe, some sexual and gendered behaviors were labeled “sodomitical” or evoked using ambiguous phrases such as the “unmentionable vice” or the “sin against nature.” How, ... More

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