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The Shrewsbury Book from Rouen, 1444–45 British Library, Royal 15 E. vi, ff. 2v

Royal Manuscripts

Royal Manuscripts: The Genius of Illumination was the title of an exhibition hosted at the British Library in 2011. Now selected papers have been published

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The Donation to Richard II - Avranches, Bibliotheque Municipale MS 210, f. 19v

The Haskins Society Journal Vol. 23

The Haskins Society Journal  is an annual journal focused on the history of the early and central Middle Ages, with a special emphasis on Anglo-Saxon, Norman, Viking, and Anglo-Norman history

We welcome contributions utilizing diverse methods and evidence and regularly publish essays that draw extensively on archeology, art history, Latin and vernacular philology, law, and literature.

The Haskins Society Journal is published by Boydell & Brewer, Ltd, Woodbridge, Suffolk-

The Haskins Society Journal. Studies in Medieval History. Vol. 23
Ed by William North
The Boydell Press, Woodbridge 2014
ISBN: 9781843838890

Haskins Vol 23 coverLIST OF CONTENTS:

Francia and the History of Medieval Europe
By Paul Fouracre
– A historiographical essay, which “explores the question of why Francia, and in particularly a French Francia, came to take centre stage as a model for continental development in the early Middle Ages

Royal Control and the Disposition of Estates in Tenth-Century England: Reflections on the Charters of King Eadwig (955 – 959)
By Ryan Lavelle
– This article examines the politics behind the disposition of Lands in the tenth-century English kingdom

Frutolf of Michelsberg’s Chronicle, the Schools of Bamberg, and the Transmission of Imperial Polemic
By T. J. H. McCarthy
– The purpose of this article is to examine the form of Frutolf’s portrayal of the upheavals of his lifetime and their broader implications

Manipulating Historical Memory: Cosmas on the Sees of Prague and Olomouc
By Lisa Wolverton
– This article considers the history of the bishopric of Prague as described in the Chronicle of the Czechs, written ca. 1120 by Cosmas

Poetry and History: Baudry of Bourgueil, the Architecture of Chivalry, and the First Crusade
By Jay Rubenstein
This article explores the writings about and the reality behind Baudry of Bourgeueil’s concept of chivalry

Men and Masculinities at the Courts of the Anglo-Norman kings in the Ecclesiastical History of Orderic Vitalis
Kirsten A. Fenton and Simon Yarrow

Men and masculinities in William of Malmesbury’s presentation of the Anglo-Norman court
Kirsten A. Fenton

– These associated articles offer explanatory investigations into constructions of Mascyulinity at the courts of Anglo-Norman kings as contributions to the larger study of gender in the Anglo-Norman realm”

The Personnel of Comital Administration in Greater Anjou, 1129 -1151
by Kathryn Dutton

– This paper examines Geoffrey’s closest followers: who they were, why these particular men feature so prominently as actors in geoffreys’ acta and elsewhere, and what these men meant for the consequent natur of the Angevin comital administration

The Murder of Gilbert the Forester
By H. F. Doherty
The focus of this paper is the murder of Gilbert, a minor royal forest official in Staffordshire, and his companions, and the punishment of their murderer, who were hanged in late July 1175 at King Henry’s command in Lichfield as he made his way from Woodstock towards Nottingham

The Object as Subject in Medieval Art
Herbert L. Kessler
– The article explores the field between understanding medieval art as “art” and as material artefacts of a bygone age.

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Journal of Medieval History

Journal of Medieval History, Vol. 40, No. 1, 02 Jan 2014 is now available on Taylor & Francis Online.

This new issue contains the following articles:

Jocelin of Brakelond and the power of Abbot Samson
By Daniel Gerrard
 pp. 1-23
DOI: 10.1080/03044181.2013.871326

Robert Grosseteste and the simple benefice: a novel solution to the complexities of lay presentation
By Philippa Hoskin
 pp. 24-43
DOI: 10.1080/03044181.2013.856031

Papal pronouncements on legitimate lordship and the formulation of nationhood in early fourteenth-century Scottish writings
By Sarah Tebbit
 pp. 44-62
DOI: 10.1080/03044181.2013.871327

The authority and charter usage of female rulers in medieval Silesia, c.1200–c.1330
Sébastien Rossignol
 pp. 63-84
DOI: 10.1080/03044181.2013.869246

My sister for abbess: fifteenth-century disputes over the Abbey of Sainte-Croix, Poitiers
By Jennifer C. Edwards
 pp. 85-107
DOI: 10.1080/03044181.2013.850582

The ‘Injunction of Jeremiah’: papal politicking and power in the Middle Ages
By Kriston R. Rennie
 pp. 108-122
DOI: 10.1080/03044181.2013.838907


Journal of Medieval History, Vol. 40, No. 1, 02 Jan 2014 



European Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 17, Issue 1, 2014

European Journal of Archaeology, Vol. 17, Issue 1, 2014

The European Journal of Archaeology is published on behalf of the European Association of Archaeologists (EAA)

Vol. 17, issue 1 (2014)  holds a series of articles especially pertinent for medievalists:

Spatial and Temporal Trends in New Cases of Men with Modified Teeth from Sweden (ad 750–1100)
Anna Kjellström
pp. 45–59

The Hanseatic Cultural Signature: Exploring Globalization on the Micro-Scale in Late Medieval Northern Europe
David Gaimster
pp. 60–81

The Medieval Europe Research Committee (MERC)
Martin Carver
pp. 82–82

Ecological Approaches in Medieval Rural Archaeology
Rainer Schreg
pp. 83–119

The Maritime Middle Ages—Past, Present, and Future. Some Ideas from a Scandinavian Horizon
Christer Westerdahl
pp. 120–138

Speculum Vol 89, 1 2014

Speculum. A Journal of Medieval Studies. Vol 89, Issue 1, 2014


Christian Resurrection and Jewish Immortality during the First Crusade
By Shmuel Shepkaru pp 1 – 34

False Prophets and Ravening Wolves: Biblical Exegesis as a Tool against Heretics in Jacques Fournier’s Postilla on Matthew
By Irene Bueno pp 35 – 65

The Self-Coronation of Peter the Ceremonious (1336): Historical, Liturgical, and Iconographical Representations
By Jaume Aurell and Marta Serrano-Coll pp 66 – 95

Pathos and Pastoralism: Aristotle’s Rhetoric in Medieval England
By Rita Copeland pp 96 – 127

The Birth of a Maxim: “A Bishop Has No Territory”
By Tyler Lange pp. 128 – 147

– Plus reviews

See full list of contents at Cambridge Journals Online