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P H I LO S O P H Y 1 In Search of Utopia 1 Arguments Against the Christian Religion in Amsterdam by Saul Levi Morteira, Spinoza's Rabbi

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2 Creating Distinctions in Dutch Genre Painting 3 Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes 3 Warfare and Politics, Cities and Government in Renaissance Tuscany and Venice

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E A R LY M O D E R N S T U D I E S / A R C H A E O LO G Y Modelscapes of Nationalism Social Dynamics in the Northwest Frontiers of the Late Roman Empire

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5 Marriage, Sex and Death 6 Framing Premodern Desires 6 Order, Materiality and Urban Space in the Early Modern Kingdom of Sweden 7 Shifting Ethnic Identities in Spain and Gaul, 500-700 7 The Narrative Worlds of Paul the Deacon 8 Today's Medieval University 9 Saxo Grammaticus 9 Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean 10 Medieval London 10 The Disperata, from Medieval Italy to Renaissance France 11 Playthings in Early Modernity 11 St. Albans and the Markyate Psalter 12 Liturgical Drama and the Reimagining of Medieval Theater 12 The Jeu d’Adam

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In Search of Utopia Leuven, December 1516. In the centre of the university town printer Dirk Martens lifts the first copy of Utopia from the press. On the Best State of a Commonwealth and on the New Island of Utopia. A Truly Golden Handbook, No Less Beneficial than Entertaining – thus the full title. Five hundred years later, the ideal state English statesman and European humanist Thomas More described in his ‘golden’ book still captures the imagination. Utopia is a cultural milestone. It ushered in a new era in European thought. At its core lies the age-old dream of human happiness and the desire for a better world. This superbly illustrated catalogue introduces its readers to the world of More and his contemporaries. It describes the ideals, imaginings and anxieties that played in people’s heads. It also highlights the longing for distant horizons, and the web of new knowledge that was patiently being woven around reality. Magnificent works by renowned artists such as Quinten Metsys, Hans Holbein, Jan Gossaert and Albrecht Dürer are brought together in an exciting and intriguing story. Jan Gossaert’s Portrait of a Young Princess with an Armillary Sphere on the front cover tells the story of Utopia in one striking image. The armillary sphere represents the universe but the little princess is holding it upside down. Thus Gossaert brilliantly translates the message of Utopia:

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Utopia: it gathers masterworks by a large number of prominent northern European artists who were inspired by the book, including Hans Holbein, Jan Gossaert, Albrecht Dürer, and Quentin Matsys, into a stunning volume that reveals the power of More’s imagination and ideas.

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turning things on their head and being open to innovation brings about a change of ideas. In Search of Utopia provides a unique perspective on those revolutions at a pivotal moment in European history.

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Jan Van der Stock is professor of medieval art, graphic arts, iconography, and iconology at the University of Leuven in Belgium.

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Thomas More’s Utopia marked its fivehundredth year in 2016, and it remains as fascinating and influential as ever. More wrote the book out of frustration at the conditions of his time, in an England where corruption and misrule were rampant. But from the very earliest days it resonated far beyond England’s borders, challenging and inspiring readers from all over Europe, and, eventually, throughout the world. This book offers an unusual perspective on

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Art and Science in the Era of Thomas More

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A M S T E R D A M S T U D I E S I N T H E D U TC H G O L D E N A G E This ser ies aims to promote the histor y and culture of the Dutch R epublic dur ing the ‘ long’ se venteenth centur y (c. 1560-1720) and to provide insight into the lively diversit y and continuing rele vance of the Dutch G olden Age. The ser ies is published in collaboration with the Amsterdam Centre for the Study of the G olden Age.

Translated, with introduction and notes by Gregory B. Kaplan

Arguments Against the Christian Religion in Amsterdam by Saul Levi Morteira, Spinoza's Rabbi. This is the first book to offer a translation into English ‒ as well as a critical study ‒ of a Spanish treatise written around 1650 by Rabbi Saul Levi Morteira, whose most renowned congregant was Baruch Spinoza. Aimed at encouraging the practice of halachic Judaism among the Amsterdambased descendants of conversos, Spanish and Portuguese Sephardic Jews who had been forced to convert to Christianity, the book stages a dialogue between two conversos that ultimately leads to a vision of a Jewish homeland ‒ an outcome that

Morteira thought was only possible through his program for rejudaisation. Saul Levi Morteira (c. 1596–1660) was a chief rabbi in Amsterdam in the Golden Age whose most renowned congregant was Baruch Spinoza. Gregory B. Kaplan is professor of Spanish at the University of Tennessee.

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V I S UA L A N D M AT E R I A L C U LT U R E , 1300 - 1700 A forum for innovative research on the role of images and objec ts in the late medie val and ear ly moder n per iods, Visual an d Material Culture, 1300-1700 publishes monographs and essay collec tions that combine r igorous investigation with cr itical inquir y to present ne w nar ratives on a wide range of topics, from traditional ar ts to seemingly ordinar y things. R ecognizing the fluidit y of images, objec ts, and ideas, this ser ies fosters crosscultural as well as multi- disciplinar y exploration.

Angela Ho

Creating Distinctions in Dutch Genre Painting Repetition and Invention In the mid- to late seventeenth century, a number of Dutch painters created a new type of refined genre painting that was much admired by elite collectors. In this book, Angela Ho uses the examples of Gerrit Dou, Gerard ter Borch, and Frans van Mieris to show how this group of artists made creative use of repetition ‒ such as crafting virtuosic, self-referential compositions around signature motifs, or engaging esteemed predecessors in a competitive dialogue through emulation ‒ to project a distinctive artistic personality. The resulting paintings enabled purchasers and viewers to exercise their connoisseurial eye and claim membership in an exclusive circle of sophisticated enthusiasts ‒ making creative repetition a successful strategy for both artists and viewers. Angela Ho is assistant professor of art history at George Mason University in Virginia.

VISUAL MATERIAL CULTURE April ISBN 978 94 6298 297 0 e-ISBN 978 90 4853 294 0 HB, 170 x 240 mm 336 pages, 16 colour illustrations, 70 b/w illustrations €99.00 / £80.00


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This ser ies offers approaches to medie val, ear ly moder n, and global pre -industr ial cultures from interdisciplinar y environmental

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Heide Estes

Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes

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Anglo-Saxon Literary Landscapes Ecotheory and the Environmental Imagination

Ecotheory and the Environmental Imagination Literary scholars have traditionally understood landscapes, whether natural or manmade, as metaphors for humanity instead of concrete settings for people’s actions. This book accepts the natural world as such by investigating how Anglo-Saxons interacted with and conceived of their lived environments. Examining Old English poems, such as Beowulf and Judith, as well as descriptions of natural events from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and other documentary texts, Heide Estes shows that Anglo-Saxon

ideologies which view nature as diametrically opposed to humans, and the natural world as designed for human use, have become deeply embedded in our cultural heritage, language, and more. Heide Estes is professor of English at Monmouth University.

ENVIRONMENTAL HUMANITIES IN PRE-MODERN CULTURES May ISBN 978 90 8964 944 7 e-ISBN 978 90 4852 838 7 HB, 156 x 234 mm 308 pages €79.00 / £64.00

R E N A I S S A N C E H I S TO R Y, A R T A N D C U LT U R E This ser ies investigates the R enaissance as a complex intersec tion of political and cultural processes that radiated across I talian ter r itor ies into wider wor lds of influence, not only throughout Europe, but into the M iddle East, par ts of Asia and the I ndian subcontinent.

Edited by Humfrey Butters and Gaby Neher

Warfare and Politics, Cities and Government in Renaissance Tuscany and Venice This volume brings together a group of prominent contributors to consider the topics of government and warfare in Tuscany and Venice in the Renaissance. The essays cover a remarkably broad geographical and topical range as they analyse the social, military, political, and diplomatic history of Florence, Rome, Venice, and the Italian peninsula in

general through the Renaissance and early modern period. Humfrey Butters is emeritus reader in history at the University of Warwick. Gaby Neher is a lecturer in art history at the University of Nottingham.

RENAISSANCE HISTORY, ART AND CULTURE May ISBN 978 90 8964 747 4 e-ISBN 978 90 4852 513 3 HB, 156 x 234 mm 313 pages, 4 colour illustrations, 24 b/w illustrations, 12 line art €99.00 / £80.00


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Van Kessel

H E R I TA G E A N D M E M O R Y S T U D I E S This ground break ing ser ies examines the dynamics of her itage and memor y from transnational, interdisciplinar y and integrated approaches.

Foreign Cultural Policy in the Interbellum

Yael Padan

Modelscapes of Nationalism Collective Memories and Future Visions

Yael Padan

Modelscapes of Nationalism Collective Memories and Future Visions

HERITAGE AND MEMORY STUDIES February ISBN 978 90 8964 985 0 e-ISBN 978 90 4852 901 8 HB, 145 x 234 mm 240 pages, 30 b/w illustrations €89.00 / £70.00

Modelscapes are clusters of miniature architectural models that represent entire environments. They’re frequently found in museums as representations of heritage, architecture, and collective identity. This book offers a critical analysis of modelscapes, using case studies from Israel, to show how miniature representations of contested physical space participate in the

construction of a sense of national identity and appropriation of the land and its history. What, Yael Padan asks, is the meaning of such models, and what role do they play within the context of an ongoing violent conflict over territory and history? Dr. Yael Padan is an architect and architectural historian based in Israel.

A M S T E R D A M A R C H A E O LO G I C A L S T U D I E S This ser ies is de voted to the study of past human societies from archaeological remains.

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Social Dynamics in the Northwest Frontiers of the Late Roman Empire beyond decline or transformation

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AMSTERDAM ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES January ISBN 978 94 6298 360 1 e-ISBN 978 90 4853 395 4 HB, 210 x 297 mm 230 pages, 62 colour illustrations, 12 b/w illustrations, 8 line art €99.00 / £80.00

Edited by Nico Roymans, Stijn Heeren and Wim De Clercq

Social Dynamics in the Northwest Frontiers of the Late Roman Empire Beyond Transformation or Decline This volume explores the final phase of the West Roman Empire, particularly the changing interactions between the imperial authority and external ‘barbarian’ groups in the northwest frontiers of the empire during the fourth and fifth centuries. The contributions present valuable overviews of recent archaeological research combined with innovative theoretical discussions. Key topics include the movement of precious metals,

trajectories of imperial power, the archaeology of migration, and material culture in relation to debates about ethnicity. Nico Roymans is professor of Roman archaeology and prehistory at VU University Amsterdam, where Stijn Heeren is assistant professor of Roman and early medieval archaeology. Wim De Clerq is professor of Roman and medieval archaeology at Ghent University.


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Emma Southon

The Family and the Fall of the Roman West

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By the end of the fifth century, with the structural collapse of the Roman Empire in the west, Western Europe had fallen into the so-called Dark Ages. With the power of Rome removed, the Catholic Church stepped in to fill the void. Its political rise, alongside that of the Germanic kingdoms, led to dramatic changes in law, politics, power, and culture. Against the backdrop of that upheaval, the family became a vitally important area of focus for cultural struggles related to morality, law, and tradition. This book explores those battles in order to demonstrate, through the family, the intersections between Roman and Christian legal culture, thought, and political power.

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Marriage, Sex and Death

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Emma Southon

Marriage, Sex and Death The Family and the Fall of the Roman West

Emma Southon lives in Belfast and is a freelance writer and editor.

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CROSSING BOUNDARIES

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C R O S S I N G B O U N D A R I E S : T U R K U M E D I E VA L A N D E A R LY M O D E R N S T U D I E S This ser ies publishes wor ks at the intersec tion of disciplinar y boundar ies to introduce fresh connec tions bet ween established fields

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Edited by Satu Lidman, Meri Heinonen, Tom Linkinen, and Marjo Kaartinen

Framing Premodern Desires

of study. The ser ies is published in collaboration with the Tur k u Centre for M edie val and Ear ly M oder n Studies.approaches.

Sexual Ideas, Attitudes and Practices in Europe

Edited by Satu Lidman, Meri Heinonen, Tom Linkinen, and Marjo Kaartinen CROSSING BOUNDARIES May ISBN 978 90 8964 984 3 e-ISBN 978 90 4852 900 1 HB, 156 x 234 mm 322 pages, 1 colour illustration, 30 b/w illustrations €99.00 / £80.00

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Framing Premodern Desires Sexual Ideas, Attitudes and Practices in Europe

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The way that we have perceived, described, and understood sexual desire has changed dramatically over time and across cultures. This collection brings together a group of experts from a variety of disciplines to explore the history of sexual desires and the transformation of sexual ideas, attitudes, and practices in premodern Europe. Among the topics considered are the visibility of sexual offenses and the construction of passions; the geographical range extends to Great Britain, with extended attention also to France as well

as Northern and Eastern Europe. The result is a groundbreaking volume that adds significantly to our understanding of premodern European history, history of sexualities, gender studies, religious history, and many other fields. Satu Lidman, Meri Heinonen, Tom Linkinen, and Marjo Kaartinen are all at the Turku Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies.

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Order, Materiality and Urban Space in the Early Modern Kingdom of Sweden

CROSSING BOUNDARIES April ISBN 978 94 6298 135 5 e-ISBN 978 90 4853 100 4 HB, 156 x 234 mm 259 pages, 4 b/w illustrations €89.00 / £70.00

Order, Materiality and Urban Space in the Early Modern Kingdom of Sweden Our corporeality and immersion in the material world make us inherently spatial beings, and the fact that we all share everyday experiences in the global physical environment means that community is also spatial by nature. This book explores the relationship between the seventeenth-century townspeople of Turku, Sweden, and their urban surroundings. Riitta Laitinen offers a novel account of civil and social order in this early modern town, highlighting the central importance of

materiality and spatiality and breaking down the dichotomy of public versus private life that has dominated traditional studies of the time period. Riitta Laitinen is a research fellow in the Department of Cultural History at the University of Turku.


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S cholarship on the I ber ian Peninsula in late antiquit y and the ear ly middle ages is burgeoning across a var iet y of disciplines and time

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per iods, but the publication profile of the field remains rather lines in scholarship, which segregated M uslim Spain from ‘ bar bar ian’ Spain, and ‘ bar bar ian’ Spain from late R oma n Spain.

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disjointed. This ser ies moves be yond established chronological dividing

Erica Buchberger

Shifting Ethnic Identities in Spain and Gaul, 500-700 From Romans to Goths and Franks

Erica Buchberger

Shifting Ethnic Identities in Spain and Gaul, 500-700

LATE ANTIQUE AND EARLY MEDIEVAL IBERIA May ISBN 978 90 8964 880 8 e-ISBN 978 90 4852 744 1 HB, 156 x 234 mm 232 pages €79.00 / £64.00

From Romans to Goths and Franks Gothic or Frankish identities in a more nuanced manner than has been previously acknowledged in the literature. Erica Buchberger is an Assistant Professor at the University of Texas.

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Traditional scholarship on post-Roman western culture has tended to examine the ethnic identities of Goths, Franks, and similar groups while neglecting the Romans themselves, in part because modern scholars have viewed the concept of being Roman as one denoting primarily a cultural or legal affiliation. As this book demonstrates, however, early medieval ‘Romanness’ also encompassed a sense of belonging to an ethnic group, which allowed Romans in Iberia and Gaul to adopt

The Narrative Worlds of Paul the Deacon Between Empires and Identities in Lombard Italy Written as the Lombard kingdom was on the cusp of downfall at the hands of the Carolingian empire, the works of Paul the Deacon (c. 720–799) are vital to understanding the history of Italy and Western Europe in the Middle Ages. But until now, scholars have tended to neglect the narrative structure of his texts, which reflect in important ways his personal responses to the events of his time. This study presents fresh interpretations of Paul’s Historia Romana, Vita Sancti Gregorii Magni, Gesta Episcopum Mettensium, and Historia Langobar-

dorum by focusing on him as an individual and on his strategies of argumentation, ultimately advancing a new conception of Paul as a dynamic author whose development of multiple lines of thought deserves closer examination. Christopher Heath holds a PhD from the University of Manchester.

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The Narrative Worlds of Paul the Deacon Between Empires and Identities in Lombard Italy

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PA S T I M P E R F E C T Past Imper fect presents concise cr itical over vie ws of the latest research by the wor ld ’s leading scholars. Subjec ts cross the full rang e of fields in the per iod ca. 400-1500 CE which, in a European contex t, is k nown as the M iddle Ages. Anyone interested in this per iod will be enthralled and enlightened by these over vie ws, wr itten in provocative but accessible language. These affordable paper backs prove that the era still retains a power ful resonance and impac t throughout the wor ld today.

M.J. Toswell

Today's Medieval University Analysis of the central structures and ideas of the modern university generally starts with reference to the medieval origin of this Western institution, and an implied teleology leading from those uncertain origins to the modern system. But the modern system is in many ways returning to the medieval, or recapturing the medieval, or revelling in its medieval components. Higher education seems to be returning to a medieval model of portability, of courses taken at several different institutions with a degree taken at a convenient final university. In other words, in the modern university, medieval approaches are in the ascendant. M. J. Toswell is Professor of English at the University of Western Ontario.

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CARMEN MONOGRAPHS AND STUDIES This ser ies focuses mainly on Late Antiquit y through to the M erovingian and Carolingian per iods in Wester n Europe, ear ly Islam and its expansion through the Umay yad caliphate, the Vik ing Age, and the adoption of Chr istianit y in nor ther n, Baltic, and east- central Europe.

Edited by Andre Muceniecks

Saxo Grammaticus Hierocratical Conceptions and Danish Hegemony in the Thirteenth Century This work analyses the transitions of the twelfth to thirteenth centuries in Denmark, particularly in the context of the Northern Crusades. The primary source is the Gesta Danorum of Saxo Grammaticus, a Danish cleric. The work became an official and referential history in Denmark for several centuries thereafter. Initially written under the

commission of Archbishop Absolom, its sixteen books present, through complex language and imagery, a glorious past brought to bear on the thirteenth century. Andre Muceniecks is in the Department of History at the University of Sao Paulo.

CARMEN MONOGRAPHS AND STUDIES February ISBN 978 19 4240 113 1 HB, 156 x 234 mm 211 pages, 7 colour illustrations, 2 b/w illustrations, 3 line art €79.00 / £64.00 ARC MEDIEVAL PRESS

A R C M E D I E VA L P R E S S BLACK SEA WORLD This ser ies broadly deals with processes and phenomena of interac tion, exchange and conflic t bet ween the cultures of Central Asian steppes, Anatolia, Easter n M editer ranean, S outheaster n Europe and other par ts of the European continent.

Edited by Nükhet Varlık

Plague and Contagion in the Islamic Mediterranean This volume discusses diseases that affected human and non-human populations in areas stretching from the Red Sea and Egypt to Anatolia, the Balkans, and the Black Sea, in the early modern and modern eras. It tackles various questions of historiography and sources, tests new interdisciplinary methodologies, and asks new questions while

revisiting older ones. Lastly, it contributes to Ottoman studies, the history of medicine, Mediterranean and European history, as well as global studies on the role of epidemics in history. Nükhet Varlik is Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University.

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Edited by Joel Rosenthal, Caroline Barron and Martha Carlin

Medieval London Collected Papers of Caroline M. Barron

RESEARCH IN MEDIEVAL CULTURE January ISBN 978 15 8044 256 5 HB, 156 x 234 mm 404 pages, 10 b/w illustrations €99.00 / £80.00 MEDIEVAL INSTITUTE PUBLICATIONS

Caroline Barron is the foremost scholar of medieval London and she has made her impact through a series of major articles touching the politics, gilds, and people of the City. This collection of twenty revised and updated papers deal with the Crown and the City; parish church, and religious culture; people of late-medieval London (including Richard Whittington), and the intellectual and cultural world of a city that soon grew into one of the most important in Europe and the world.

Joel Rosenthal is emeritus professor of the State University of New York at Stonybrook. Caroline M. Barron is professor emerita in the department of history at Royal Holloway, University of London. Martha Carlin is professor of medieval history at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Gabriella Scarlatta

The Disperata From Medieval Italy to Renaissance France This study explores how the themes of the disperata genre - including hopelessness, death, suicide, doomed love, collective trauma, and damnations -- are creatively adopted by poets in Italy and France, to establish a tradition that at times merges with, and at times subverts, Petrarchism.

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Dr. Gabriella Scarlata is associate professor of French and Italian, director of French Studies, and Associate Dean at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.


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LU D I C C U LT U R E S , 1 1 0 0 - 1 7 0 0 Ludic Cultures treats medie val and ear ly moder n play in all its innumerable eccentr icities, from toys and games to dramatic per for mances, cour tly intr igues, and the lik e. The ser ies promotes the documentation of cultural prac tices that have thus far eluded traditional disciplinar y models.

Edited by Allison Levy

Playthings in Early Modernity Party Games, Word Games, Mind Games An innovative volume of fifteen interdisciplinary essays at the nexus of material culture, performance studies, and game theory, Playthings in Early Modernity emphasises the rules of the game(s) as well as the breaking of those rules. This, the titular "plaything" is understood as both an object and a person,

and play, in the early modern world, is treated not merely as a pastime, a leisurely pursuit, but as a pivotal part of daily life, a strategic psychosocial endeavour.

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Allison Levy is an art historian specializing in the visual culture of early modern Italy.

S T U D I E S I N I CO N O G R A P H Y: T H E M E S A N D VA R I AT I O N S This is a companion ser ies to the successful jour nal Studies in Iconography. The books focus on the visual culture of the per iod before 1600 and examines theor ies and methods of iconographic analysis and histor ies of representation from a cr itical perspec tive.

Edited by Kristen Collins and Matthew Fisher

St. Albans and the Markyate Psalter Seeing and Reading in Twelfth-Century England One of the most compelling and provocative books of twelfth-century England, the Markyate Psalter was probably produced at St. Albans Abbey between 1120 and 1140. Heralded as a high point of English Romanesque illumination, the manuscript contains the Chanson de St. Alexis. Leading scholars of twelfth-century manuscript studies explore the Psalter, understanding it through new methodologies , pursuing innovative lines of

inquiry. The collection shines fresh light on a well-known manuscript, and opens important lines of discourse about the book and its readers. Kristen Collins is associate curator in the Department of Manuscripts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Matthew Fisher is associate professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles.

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Michael Norton

Liturgical Drama and the Reimagining of Medieval Theater

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The expression “liturgical drama” was formulated in 1834 as a metaphor and hardened into formal category only later in the nineteenth century. Prior to this invention, the medieval rites and representations that would forge the category were understood as distinct and unrelated classes: as liturgical rites no longer celebrated or as theatrical works of dubious quality. This groundbreaking work examines “liturgical drama” according to the contexts of their presentations within the manuscripts and books that preserve them.

Michael Norton received his doctorate at The Ohio State University and is Associate Professor at James Madison University in Virginia.

Edited by Christophe Chaguinian

The Jeu d'Adam MS Tours 927 and the Provenance of the Play The Jeu d'Adam is an Anglo-Norman midtwelfth century representation of several biblical stories, including the temptation of Adam and Eve and the subsequent fall, Cain and Abel, and the prophets Isaiah and Daniel. This collection of essays explores whether this early play was monastic or secular, its Anglo-Norman character, and the text's musical provenance. EARLY DRAMA, ART, AND MUSIC March ISBN 978 15 8044 266 4 HB, 156 x 234 mm 261 pages, 58 b/w illustrations €89.00 / £70.00 MEDIEVAL INSTITUTE PUBLICATIONS

Christophe Chaguinian is an Associate Professor of medieval French literature at the university of North Texas.


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Marriage, Sex and Death The Family and the Fall of the Roman West

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