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48th International Congress On Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University Western Michigan University
48th International Congress On Medieval Studies, Medieval Institute, Western Michigan University
International Congress on Medieval Studies Archive
The printed program of the 48th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 9-12, 2013), including the Corrigenda.
Weaver Of Allegory: John Bunyan's Use Of The Medieval Theme Of Vice And Virtue As Devotional Writer And Social Critic In The Holy War, David Madsen
The literary artistry of Bunyan's The Holy War is overshadowed by the longstanding popularity of his greatest-known work The Pilgrim's Progress. However, The Holy War displays an impressive intricately-woven story with several complex strands of allegorical meaning. One such strand is its emphasis on the theme of virtue and vice in literature of the Middle Ages. In The Holy War, Bunyan applies this thematic thread from the Medieval Psychomachia and morality plays to his allegory in seventeenth-century Restoration England. The present research begins with an exploration of allegory as story with emphasis on Bunyan's role as storyteller ...
"Sing To The Lord A New Song": Memory, Music, Epistemology, And The Emergence Of Gregorian Chant As Corporate Knowledge, Jordan Timothy Ray Baker University of Tennessee, Knoxville
"Sing To The Lord A New Song": Memory, Music, Epistemology, And The Emergence Of Gregorian Chant As Corporate Knowledge, Jordan Timothy Ray Baker
Following the Christianization of the crumbling Roman Empire, a wide array of disparate Christian traditions arose. A confusion of liturgical rites and musical styles expressed the diversity of this nascent Christendom; however, it also exemplified a sometimes threatening disunity. Into this frame, the Carolingian Empire made a decisive choice. Charlemagne, with a desire to consolidate power, forged stronger bonds withRome by transporting the liturgy ofRome to the Frankish North. The outcome of this transmission was the birth of a composite form of music exhibiting the liturgical properties ofRome but also shaped by the musical sensibilities of the Franks—Gregorian chant ...
Ars Moriendi: A Selection Of Texts Concerning The Phenomenon Of Death, Andrew Osborne University of Puget Sound
Ars Moriendi: A Selection Of Texts Concerning The Phenomenon Of Death, Andrew Osborne
Book Collecting Contest Essays
Ars Moriendi: A Selection of Texts Concerning the Phenomenon of Death was an entry in the 2013 Collins Memorial Library Book Collecting Contest. In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content:
This book collection takes its title, Ars Moriendi (Latin for ‘the art of dying’), from a late medieval literary tradition consisting of texts that ‘guide’ readers through a rigorous programme that teaches the art of ‘dying well.’ (As the lore has it, if one were to follow the instructive dictates of an ars moriendi text verbatim, then one’s soul would be guaranteed salvation ...
Developing A Premodern Manuscript Application Profile Using Dublin Core, Sheila A. Bair, Susan M.B. Steuer Western Michigan University
Developing A Premodern Manuscript Application Profile Using Dublin Core, Sheila A. Bair, Susan M.B. Steuer
University Libraries Faculty & Staff Publications
Librarians and catalogers, particularly at small repositories, often do not have the training or access to experts to fully describe a medieval manuscript for cataloging, much less digital access. But some descriptions must be available to attract researchers to work with the materials, which are often considered institutional treasures. Approaching manuscripts can be daunting for metadata specialists and catalogers. The Dublin Core Premodern Manuscripts Application Profile (PMAP), currently under development, is designed to be an educational and simple tool for medievalists with little knowledge of metadata and librarians with little knowledge of manuscript studies to facilitate discovery of manuscripts in ...
Female Flesh And Medieval Practice In The Later Middle Ages, Megan E. Marzec Wayne State University
Female Flesh And Medieval Practice In The Later Middle Ages, Megan E. Marzec
Mid-America College Art Association Conference 2012 Digital Publications
My work explores the importance and presence of the female body in medieval religious practice as exemplified in medieval art, religious texts and hagiographies. My research shows that while the reasoning behind female imagery and imagery of the nude is disputed, the prevalence of mandorla-like images, images of the female nude, and images displaying the femininity of Christ suggest the meaningfulness to the medieval viewer. I discuss extensively Julia Kristeva’s writing on the woman as abject and the artistic experience as an element of religiosity. For this research I analyzed works by various artists including Robert Campin, Jan Gossaert ...
Interacciones Narrativas Árabe, Cristiana Y Judía: Convivencia Literaria En El Medievo Peninsular, David Navarro Western University
Interacciones Narrativas Árabe, Cristiana Y Judía: Convivencia Literaria En El Medievo Peninsular, David Navarro
University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
This dissertation develops a critical study based on identity theory, intergroup relations, and social discourse of the cultural symbiosis forged between the three religious communities of the Medieval Iberian Peninsula - Christians, Jews and Muslims - as reflected in four books written during this period, from the eleventh to the fourteenth century. In the case of Medieval Iberian literature, Semitic culture and traditions were absorbed along with Christian traditions in the development of a future Spanish identity that was reflected in the literary framework. Through this analysis and this theoretical framework it was possible to determine how intergroup contact affected the relations ...
Zoomorphic Penannular Brooches In 6th And 7th Century Ireland, Esther G. Ward University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Zoomorphic Penannular Brooches In 6th And 7th Century Ireland, Esther G. Ward
Theses, Dissertations, and Student Creative Activity, Department of Art and Art History
In this thesis the author examines the evolution, manufacture, and societal significance of zoomorphic penannular brooches, a type of metal dress fastener used in early medieval Ireland that is often decorated. The brooches examined are dated to the 6th and 7th centuries, during which the Irish underwent a process of religious conversion from Celtic paganism to Christianity, and social rank was paramount. It is in this social context that the brooches are examined. Despite the significance of this time of social change, brooches from this period tend to be overlooked by scholarship in favor of the more ornate ...
Prisons Before Modernity: Incarceration In The Medieval Indo-Mediterranean, Rebecca Gould University of Iowa
Prisons Before Modernity: Incarceration In The Medieval Indo-Mediterranean, Rebecca Gould
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Allegory And The Critique Of Sovereignty: Ismail Kadare’S Political Theologies, Rebecca Gould University of Iowa
Allegory And The Critique Of Sovereignty: Ismail Kadare’S Political Theologies, Rebecca Gould
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"Saint John Of The Cross’ Spiritual Canticle: A Christian Perspective Of A Jewish Love Affair.", David Navarro Western University
"Saint John Of The Cross’ Spiritual Canticle: A Christian Perspective Of A Jewish Love Affair.", David Navarro
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