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Proto-Nationalism In Scandinavia: Swedish State Building In The Middle Ages, Alexander Jacobson 2021 University of Puget Sound

Proto-Nationalism In Scandinavia: Swedish State Building In The Middle Ages, Alexander Jacobson

Honors Program Theses

Nationalism is usually considered a modern socio-political development and a product of the French and Industrial Revolutions. However most scholarship done on nationalism largely overlooks religion, and excludes both its presence in the Middle Ages and its development in Scandinavia--focusing heavily on German, British, French, and Central European variations of nationalism. For Scandinavians in the late Middle Ages and Early Modern era, nationalism did not emerge exactly like their European counterparts. It was the product of early religious, technological, and economic changes over the course of the 15th and 16th Centuries that restructured European politics, society, and identity. Using early ...


Session 2: Panel 1: Presenter 1 (Paper) -- The Struggle Of The Soul Medieval Women Mystics And The Constraints Of The Orthodoxy, Kasaundra A. Bonanno 2021 Saint Marys Academy

Session 2: Panel 1: Presenter 1 (Paper) -- The Struggle Of The Soul Medieval Women Mystics And The Constraints Of The Orthodoxy, Kasaundra A. Bonanno

Young Historians Conference

First Corinthians 14:34 tells us, “let your women keep silence in the churches for it is not permitted unto them to speak.” But what happened when medieval women in the 12-15th centuries did speak, and what techniques did they apply to gain credibility? This paper explores the various methods (along with cultural aspects such as the appearance of piousness) women mystics utilized to gain power within the Church in a time when their voices were silenced, and the factors that allowed individuals such as Catherine of Siena to gain incredible influence where individuals like Joan of Arc were burned ...


John Of Damascus’S Theological Methodology: An Effective Way To Answer Islamic Objections, Sherene N. Khouri 2021 Liberty University

John Of Damascus’S Theological Methodology: An Effective Way To Answer Islamic Objections, Sherene N. Khouri

Eleutheria

John of Damascus, who is considered one of the three pillars of the Eastern Orthodox church, was not known in the West for a long time. Few scholars studied his work in recent years and highlighted some aspects of his Summa, which is considered the first systematic theology work in the history of Christianity. This paper will have three sections: the first section shall discuss the life and the educational background of John. The second section shall discuss and evaluate John’s theological methodology. The third section shall discuss his methodology in answering the Saracen. This paper aims to highlight ...


Richard's Bones: Inside The Body Of Richard Iii And The Twenty-First Century Discovery Of A Medieval King, Isabel M.R. Long 2021 Skidmore College

Richard's Bones: Inside The Body Of Richard Iii And The Twenty-First Century Discovery Of A Medieval King, Isabel M.R. Long

History Honors Theses

One does not simply find the long-lost bones of a fifteenth century monarch on the very first day in the very first trench of an archeological excavation, unless those bones belong to England's Richard III. Richard III, a monarch with a much-debated legacy, remains an enigma in part due to a scarcity of contemporary sources on his life. With the discovery of his remains in a parking lot in Leicester, England, scientific analysis of Richard's bones and the location of their burial provides new insights into his life and death, such as providing new information on the manner ...


Byzantine Economic Growth: Did Climate Change Play A Role?, Thomas E. Lambert 2021 University of Louisville

Byzantine Economic Growth: Did Climate Change Play A Role?, Thomas E. Lambert

Faculty Scholarship

Different chroniclers of the history of the Byzantine Empire have noted various economic data gleamed from historical documents and accounts of the empire at different periods of time. Research for this paper has not uncovered any estimates of long term, annual macroeconomic data (gross domestic product (GDP), national income (NI), etc.) for the empire during its existence. Such data has been estimated to one extent or another for other nations and societies that have existed during the middle ages. This paper attempts to provide conjectures on approximate real GDP per capita trends for the empire over its existence from AD ...


The Durham Latin Prose “Brut” To 1347 With A Continuation To 1348: A Nationalistic Chronicle Of England And Its Manuscripts, Trevor Russell Smith 2021 University of Leeds

The Durham Latin Prose “Brut” To 1347 With A Continuation To 1348: A Nationalistic Chronicle Of England And Its Manuscripts, Trevor Russell Smith

Manuscript Studies

This article re-examines the unedited Durham Latin Prose “Brut” chronicle and its manuscript tradition in light of the discovery of a previously unknown manuscript. The Durham “Brut” covers the history of England from its legendary origins through the English victories over Scotland and France in 1346–47. The chronicle’s later years are related to those in two other important late-medieval chronicles, the Anonimalle Chronicleand the Lanercost Chronicle, and for a short section of John of Washington's later chronicle. Only one witness of the Durham “Brut” was known until 2011, when another was identified with a 1347–48 continuation ...


As Above, So Below: Italian Amuletic Practices Following The Black Death, Danielle Pigeon 2021 Southern Methodist University

As Above, So Below: Italian Amuletic Practices Following The Black Death, Danielle Pigeon

Art History Theses and Dissertations

This thesis explores the production of amuletic rings in the Italian peninsula following the arrival of Yersinia pestis during the mid-fourteenth century. By examining patterns of ornamentation on a selection of Italian rings, I establish connections to the trauma experienced by individuals left in the wake of the plague and argue that these objects offered a sacralized model of protective adornment to counteract the threat of a fatal and seemingly unstoppable illness. Italian amuletic rings can thereby be read as a material response to the anxieties of mass death and bodily horrors that accompanied outbreaks of the Black Death.

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L’Émergence D’Une Monarchie Française Indépendante, 1100-1314 : Le Rejet De La Suprématie Papale, Kent McNeil 2021 Osgoode Hall Law School of York University

L’Émergence D’Une Monarchie Française Indépendante, 1100-1314 : Le Rejet De La Suprématie Papale, Kent Mcneil

Articles & Book Chapters

The struggle between the Pope and secular rulers of Western Europe for political supremacy was a dominant theme in the medieval world. The kings of France and England in particular asserted their authority and independence, leading to the development of nation states. This form of political organization was standardized in Europe in 1648 by the Peace of Westphalia and exported to the rest of the world through colonialism. This article tells the story of the power struggle between the Pope and the kings of France, from which the kings emerged victorious, contributing to the creation of the modern world.


Men And Masculinities In The Sagas Of The Icelanders, Amanda McVitty 2021 Massey University

Men And Masculinities In The Sagas Of The Icelanders, Amanda Mcvitty

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories Of The African Middle Ages, Angela Jane Weisl 2021 Seton Hall University

The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories Of The African Middle Ages, Angela Jane Weisl

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Medieval Saints And Modern Screens: Divine Visions As Cinematic Experience, Dorothy Ann Bray 2021 McGill University

Medieval Saints And Modern Screens: Divine Visions As Cinematic Experience, Dorothy Ann Bray

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Stories Of Women In The Middle Ages, Misty Urban 2021 University of Iowa

Stories Of Women In The Middle Ages, Misty Urban

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Aristocratic Marriage, Adultery And Divorce In The Fourteenth Century: The Life Of Lucy De Thweng (1279-1347), Linda E. Mitchell 2021 University of Missouri--Kansas City

Aristocratic Marriage, Adultery And Divorce In The Fourteenth Century: The Life Of Lucy De Thweng (1279-1347), Linda E. Mitchell

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Front Matter, 2021 University of Iowa

Front Matter

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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Back Matter, 2021 University of Iowa

Back Matter

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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El Libro De La Oracion De Maria De Santo Domingo, Estudio Y Edicion, Pablo Acosta-Garcia 2021 Heinrich-Heine Universitat Dusseldorf

El Libro De La Oracion De Maria De Santo Domingo, Estudio Y Edicion, Pablo Acosta-Garcia

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Medieval Art In Motion: The Inventory And Gift-Giving Of Queen Clemence Of Hungary, Elena Woodacre 2021 University of Winchester

Medieval Art In Motion: The Inventory And Gift-Giving Of Queen Clemence Of Hungary, Elena Woodacre

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


The Virgin Mary's Book At The Annunciation: Reading, Interpretation, And Devotion In Medieval England, Godelinde Gertrude Perk 2021 University of Oxford

The Virgin Mary's Book At The Annunciation: Reading, Interpretation, And Devotion In Medieval England, Godelinde Gertrude Perk

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


Fictions Of Containment In The Spanish Female Picaresque: Architectural Space And Prostitution In The Early Modern Mediterranean, Amanda L. Scott 2021 Pennsylvania State University

Fictions Of Containment In The Spanish Female Picaresque: Architectural Space And Prostitution In The Early Modern Mediterranean, Amanda L. Scott

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

No abstract provided.


African Dominion: A New History Of Empire In Early And Medieval West Africa, Elizabeth Hubble 2021 University of Montana

African Dominion: A New History Of Empire In Early And Medieval West Africa, Elizabeth Hubble

Medieval Feminist Forum: A Journal of Gender and Sexuality

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