If you are interested in Medieval Europe (political, cultural, economic, social history) from 11th to 16th centuries, this is your group.
Any kind of research is welcome, as well as methodological and theoretical discussions on Medieval Studies.
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese.
This is a biographical essay presenting the figure of R. Issac Campanton (1360-1463, other spellings Çag Qanpaton, Isaac Canpanton or Canpaton, Yitzchak Kanpaton), Rabbi of Zamora, Spain, considered by his contemporaries Gaon of Castile and Leon, and the last important sage of Sefarad (the Iberian Peninsula in the Jewish tradition). Campanton…[Read more]
This article shows how I have been lately combining my research in the cultural
history of the Spanish Middle Ages and Early Renaissance with the TV show Game
of Thrones for teaching purposes. I have been able to design a capstone seminar to
attract students interested in the popular medievalising TV fiction, proving them
than most of the…[Read more]
This article explores the changes to the legal status of Scots in ‘English Ireland’ after the advent of the Scottish Wars of Independence (c.1295). There appears to have been a drastic change in status as the Scots in Ireland were not explicitly labelled before 1295, but were afterwards and they were arrested on sight usually. It is also peculiar…[Read more]
Stephen Hewer deposited The myth of the ‘five bloods’: from fiction to legal custom in the English royal courts in fourteenth-century Ireland in the group Late Medieval History on Humanities Commons 2 weeks, 4 days ago
This paper examines two issues: misconceptions concerning English law in high medieval Ireland; and the invention and mutation of an exceptio (objection) in court which was based on a fabrication. The plea, or defensive claim, was that the plaintiff in a court case was an unfranchised Gael (Hibernica/Hibernicus) and therefore could not sue a civil…[Read more]
Rebecca Ruth Gould deposited “Wearing the Belt of Oppression: Khāqānī’s Christian Qaṣīda and the Prison Poetry of Medieval Shirvān,” Journal of Persianate Studies (2016) in the group Late Medieval History on Humanities Commons 1 month, 1 week ago
This article examines how the Persian prison poem (habsiyāt) incorporated Islamic legal norms for governing non-Muslim peoples into its poetics. By tracing how Khāqāni of Shirvān (d. 1199) brought the aesthetics of incarceration to bear on Islamic legal regulations pertaining to non-Muslim communities (ahl al-zemma), I offer a new perspective on…[Read more]
Björn Gebert deposited Iste libellus pertinet … Goethe? Zwei spätmittelalterliche Handschriften mit Werken von Matthäus von Krakau, Heinrich von Langenstein und Johannes von Hildesheim aus Goethes Bibliothek in the group Late Medieval History on Humanities Commons 2 months, 1 week ago
Two late medieval manuscripts have been rediscovered in the library of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe in Weimar in 2018. The paper gives, for the first time, a complete codicological and paleographical analysis of both manuscripts, presents a medieval owner and, last but not least, identifies the works contained in both codices.
The article presents illuminated charters and discusses how they might be presented online.
Oscar Perea-Rodriguez deposited La anónima elegía a la muerte del Rey Católico (Dutton 18*EF): poesía funeral en memoria de un monarca postergado in the group Late Medieval History on Humanities Commons 2 months, 1 week ago
Study and critical edition of this anonymous elegy written in 1516 shortly after King Ferdinand II of Aragon’s death. This paper focuses on both political and cultural circumstances surrounding the Catholic Monarch’s death, together with the tradition of poetical testaments within Castilian songbook poetry. The edition of the text underscores the…[Read more]
During the final decade of his productive life, Moshe Gammer (1950-2013) edited the first major English-language series on Daghestani philology. This chapter examines key aspects of Gammer’s legacy, while offering an overview of Daghestani philology from the colonial period to the present, and outlining how this field of inquiry enables us to r…[Read more]
Oscar Perea-Rodriguez deposited Anglofilia y anglofobia en la Castilla medieval: Thomas Becket y el duque de Lancáster en la arenga de Juan I de Trastámara ante las Cortes de Segovia (1386) in the group Late Medieval History on Humanities Commons 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Se suele señalar a 1385 como uno de los momentos de mayor incertidumbre política, social y económica no solo del medievo peninsular, sino prácticamente de toda la historia de España. En aquella precisa fecha, al factor estructural de lo que se ha venido en llamar la crisis del modelo de producción feudal, se le añadió un factor coyuntural bien co…[Read more]
An article on the Armenian manuscripts at the Vatican Library (Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana).
This newspaper articles presents interdisciplinary research in Zamora on the Jewish history of this Spanish city. This work has led to the organization of an annual international conference as well as cooperation with Zamora City Council to signposting the historic Jewish Quarters and in general recuperate the Jewish legacy in the region.
Oscar Perea-Rodriguez deposited Un manuscrito medieval aragonés inédito en la biblioteca de UCLA: la Ordenación de la cofradía de San Julián de Teruel (BETA manid 5960) in the group Late Medieval History on Humanities Commons 6 months, 2 weeks ago
This paper describes a catalogued but rare manuscript (call number 170/307) held by the Charles Young Research Library at UCLA, in which one can find the by-laws of a barely known medieval confraternity, located in the city of Teruel and devoted to St. Julian.
Most of these by-laws were written around 1402, although it does also…[Read more]
Marco Heiles deposited Palaeography and X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Manuscript Production and Censorship of the Fifteenth Century German Manuscript, State and University Library Hamburg, Cod. germ. 1 in the group Late Medieval History on Humanities Commons 6 months, 3 weeks ago
The manuscript Codex germanicus 1 (Cod. germ. 1) of the Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (State and University Library) Hamburg is a fifteenth-century German-language manuscript. It comprises two codicological units and has an especially complex developmental history. To trace this developmental history, neglected until now in the research…[Read more]
Marco Heiles, Scham und Obszönität in mittelalterlichen deutschen Handschriften. Probleme und Perspektiven, Berliner Mediävistisches Symposium, Institut für deutsche Literatur der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Marco Heiles, Heinrich Kaufringer Bibliographie 1809–2017 (31.05.2018), in: Mittelalter. Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Rezeptionsgeschichte, https://mittelalter.hypotheses.org/9836.
Marco Heiles deposited geomancia hais ich. Die geomantisch-astrologische Sammelhandschrift Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Broxbourne 84.3 in the group Late Medieval History on Humanities Commons 7 months, 1 week ago
Description of the German geomantic and astologic multiple text manuscript Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Broxbourne 84.3 from 1469.
Marco Heiles, geomancia hais ich. Die geomantisch-astrologische Sammelhandschrift Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Broxbourne 84.3, in: Mittelalter. Interdisziplinäre Forschung und Rezeptionsgeschichte 1 (2018),…[Read more]
Have you ever thought about the language you speak? If the answer is yes, surely you might have wondered: Where does my language come from? How does it change? What are its relationships with other languages? How do its literary and cultural production reflect such evolution and connections? In this course we will approach classic works of Spanish…[Read more]
The aim of this course is to explore the cultural constructions of gender and sexuality in the literature of Medieval and Renaissance Southern Europe. We will approach questions such as the status of women and the context of misogyny, the societal role of same-sex relations, the presentation and visualization of sexuality, desire and the body. We…[Read more]
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