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“Mobilizing Sanctity: Pius II and the Head of Andrew in Rome,” in Authority and Spectacle in Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Essays in Honor of Teofilo F. Ruiz, eds. Yuen-Gen Liang and Jarbel Rodriguez (Abingdon, Oxon; New York, NY: Routledge, 2017): 186-202
This paper investigates the multiple impulses that contributed to the early medieval interest in Pope Damasus’s inscriptions. In part, Damasus’s verses were read as guides to Rome’s martyrial topography; in part, they served as models of a classicizing Christian style. Above all, the appeal of these verses derived from their association with…[Read more]
Maya Maskarinec deposited “Ferdinand Gregorovius versus Theodor Mommsen on the City of Rome and Its Legends.” History of Humanities 1.1 (2016): 101-128 in the group History on Humanities Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
This article argues that Ferdinand Gregorovius (1821–91) in his popular but much critiqued Geschichte der Stadt Rom im Mittelalter challenged the ideals of an objective, dispassionate historiography advocated by the leading German historians of his generation. To do so it focuses on Gregorovius’s treatment of the city of Rome and its urban leg…[Read more]
Maya Maskarinec deposited “Hagiography as History and the Enigma of the Quattro Coronati,” Rivista di Archeologia Cristiana 93 (2017): 345–409 in the group History on Humanities Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
“Hagiography as History and the Enigma of the Quattro Coronati,” Rivista di Archeologia Cristiana 93 (2017): 345–409
Maya Maskarinec deposited “Why Remember Ratchis? Medieval Monastic Memory and the Lombard Past,” Archivio Storico Italiano 177.1 (2019): 3–57 in the group History on Humanities Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
“Why Remember Ratchis? Medieval Monastic Memory and the Lombard Past,” Archivio Storico Italiano 177.1 (2019): 3–57
Maya Maskarinec deposited Review of Christianization and Commonwealth in Early Medieval Europe: A Ritual Interpretation, by Nathan J. Ristuccia. The Medieval Review (TMR 18.11.01), 2018 in the group History on Humanities Commons 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Review of Christianization and Commonwealth in Early Medieval Europe: A Ritual Interpretation, by Nathan J. Ristuccia. The Medieval Review (TMR 18.11.01), 2018
Between 1880 and 1924, an estimated half million Arab migrants left the Ottoman Empire to live and work in the Americas. Responding to new economic forces linking the Mediterranean and Atlantic capitalist economies to one another, Arab migrants entered the manufacturing industries of the settler societies they inhabited, including industrial…[Read more]
Antonio Sotomayor deposited Linajes encontrados: Genealogía genética para la historia familiar en Puerto Rico, España y Portugal a través de los Sotomayor, Colón y Pereira. in the group History on Humanities Commons 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Estudio genético-genealógico sobre las familias Sotomayor y Colón del noroeste de Puerto Rico. Análisis de pruebas avanzadas de ADNY comprueban que los Sotomayor y Colón de Moca/Aguada (Puerto Rico) descienden agnaticiamente del matrimonio entre el capitán don Pedro Mexía de Lugo y doña Isabel de Sotomayor en el siglo XVI en Puerto Rico. Don Ped…[Read more]
The articles in this Special Collection engage directly with the realities of water as they simultaneously explore its intellectual potential in various genres of medieval writing, from crusade chronicles to medieval romance. In this way they shed new light not only on the literature and history they explore but also on medieval conceptions of…[Read more]
Philippa Carter started the topic CfP Waste not, Want not: Food and thrift from antiquity to the present in the discussion History on Humanities Commons 3 months ago
The Cambridge Body and Food Histories group is delighted to announce the call for papers for its second annual conference:
THURSDAY 12TH & FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2019. ENGLISH FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.
This day-and-a-half conference will bring together academics and…[Read more]
Oscar Perea-Rodriguez deposited Witchcraft, Heresy, and Inquisition: The Prosecution of the ‘Otherness’ in Medieval and Early Modern Europe (14th-17th c.) in the group History on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
This module will deal with the study of a few texts written in Medieval and Early Modern Europe related to Witchcraft, Heresy and Inquisition. The main purpose of this course is to consider how some patterns and stereotypes in the European cultural history of the past use to appear also in our current times. The outline below gives the general…[Read more]
Focusing on the new worker cooperative movement in the West, this study not only contains the first systematic discussion of the solidarity economy in the light of Marxist theory; it also introduces a major revision of Marxism that both updates it for the twenty-first century and illuminates our historical moment. It includes an analysis of the…[Read more]
Rebecca Ruth Gould deposited “Dissidence from a Distance: Iranian Politics, as Viewed from Colonial Daghestan,” The Persianate World: The Frontiers of a Eurasian Lingua Franca, ed. Nile Green (University of California Press, 2019) in the group History on Humanities Commons 3 months, 1 week ago
This chapter explores the legacy of the Iranian reformer and intellectual Abd al-Rahim Talibuf (1834-1911), as viewed from Daghestan, where he passed the last decades of his life. Talibuf’s eight books shaped the trajectory of subsequent Iranian intellectual history, and inspired the revolutionary constitutional movement. Talibuf’s example e…[Read more]
The presentation documents a community-based history project conducted by students to uncover the details of the reported lynching of Oscar Mack, an African American veteran reported lynched in Orlando. Reported lynched in Orlando on July 17, 1922, by a mob in Orlando, the newspaper accounts of the incidents gave little detail. In 2013, Julian…[Read more]
During the Enlightenment period a certain notion of war came to prominence in European thought. This notion, which I here refer to as ‘civilized war’, centred on the idea that European war-making in the eighteenth century was characterised by humanity and honour. This image of European war-making was sustained by a variety of intellectuals and eve…[Read more]
On September 30, 1567, members of the Protestant majority of Nîmes, led by many members of the présidial court, overthrew the Catholic town council. They arrested many leading Catholics, both laity and priests, who they felt perverted the word and will of God, and massacred an estimated one hundred of them; about one-third of the dead can be s…[Read more]
Review Essay on work (2004 to 2014) on French religious history, 1500-1650. The article discusses books including “Une concorde urbaine: Senlis au temps des réformes (vers 1520-vers 1580)” by Thierry Amalou, “Martyrs & Murderers: The Guise Family & the Making of Europe” by Stuart Carroll, and “Calvin” by Bruce Gordon, focusing on the relationship…[Read more]
In “Ending the French Wars of Religion,” Allan A. Tulchin considers why these sixteenth-century sectarian wars—eight of them—recurred over half a century and why they finally ended when they did. The existing literature emphasizes that the French state proved too weak to enforce order, and that each side believed itself favored by God, making…[Read more]
Analysis of medieval and Renaissance era French non-nuclear household systems. Shows that such arrangements were common, and occasionally consisted of same-sex unrelated male couples.
This Chapter provides simple but valuable insights to Upper Paleo abstract values such as Time, Life After Death, Social Roles, etc. Introduction to ‘Soft Cultural Institutions’. Understanding how abstract valuations become embedded into social structure is especially important in terms of understanding nonverbal language and symbolic sets.
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