This book brings together a group of leading historians of the European middle ages. It ranges widely from the late Antique/Medieval transition to the early sixteenth century. Nine essays and four thematic reviews cover such topics as memory, sanctity, nunneries, the transformation of the Roman world, the Black Death, canon law, the Christian challenge to late Antique masculinity, the transmission of knowledge, visionaries' childhoods, late medieval courts, Byzantine coinage, the Norman Conquest of southern Italy and the proceedings of the Papal penitentiary.
Pauline Stafford is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Liverpool and the author of Queen Emma and Queen Edith: queenship and womena s power in eleventh--century England (Blackwell, 1997) and Queens, concubines, and dowagers: the kinga s wife in the early Middle Ages (2nd edn., 1998). Anneke B. Mulder--Bakker is senior lecturer in Medieval History and Medieval Studies at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (Netherlands). She has published on historiographical and hagiographical topics, including Sanctity and Motherhood (1995) and is presently working on a book on female anchorites (recluses) in the Low Countries.
Release date NZ
November 30th, 2001
Edited by Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker
Edited by Pauline Stafford