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The Sleep of Behemoth: Disputing Peace and Violence in Medieval Europe, 1000-1200

Jehangir Yezdi Malegam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451324
eISBN:
9780801467899
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451324.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book explores the emergence of conflicting concepts of peace in western Europe during the High Middle Ages. Ever since the early Church, Christian thinkers had conceived of their peace separate ... More


To Follow in Their Footsteps: The Crusades and Family Memory in the High Middle Ages

Nicholas L. Paul

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450976
eISBN:
9780801465987
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450976.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

When the First Crusade ended with the conquest of Jerusalem in 1099, jubilant crusaders returned home to Europe bringing with them stories, sacred relics, and other memorabilia. In the ensuing ... More


Before the Gregorian Reform: The Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium

John Howe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452895
eISBN:
9781501703713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452895.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Historians typically single out the hundred-year period from about 1050 to 1150 as the pivotal moment in the history of the Latin Church, for it was then that the Gregorian Reform movement ... More


A Europeanist Theory of History: Du pape

Carolina Armenteros

in The French Idea of History: Joseph de Maistre and His Heirs, 1794-1854

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449437
eISBN:
9780801462597
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449437.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter reads Du pape (1819) as a Europeanist text and an early exercise in the sociology of religion. The crucial event in this narrative is the advent of Christianity, the religion that ... More


The Afterlife of the Chopped-Up Baby: The Sixteenth Century and Beyond

Laura Ackerman Smoller

in The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452178
eISBN:
9780801470974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452178.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at depictions of Vincent Ferrer in a Christendom divided between Catholic and Protestant. Early modern Catholic authors and artists appropriated Ferrer not simply to affirm the ... More


The Knights of Lazarus

Timothy S. Miller and John W. Nesbitt

in Walking Corpses: Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451355
eISBN:
9780801470776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451355.003.0008
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter provides a history of the order of the “Knights of Saint Lazarus” (or the “Lazarites”). This organization apparently began as a group of ascetic men who served the victims of Elephant ... More


Revenants, Resurrection, and Burnt Sacrifice

Nancy Mandeville Caciola

in Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702617
eISBN:
9781501703478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702617.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter highlights eleventh century central Europe, a pagan Slavic region then being colonized by the Ottonian emperors of Germany. This was the frontier of Christendom at the time, and the ... More


Introduction: Hagiography and Religious Polemic in the Cluniac Tradition

Scott G. Bruce

in Cluny and the Muslims of La Garde-Freinet: Hagiography and the Problem of Islam in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452994
eISBN:
9781501700927
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452994.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This introductory chapter states the book’s aim, which is to study the role of hagiographical literature in the formulation of Peter the Venerable’s approach to Islam. In the twelfth century, the ... More


The Schism of the Western Church and the Division of Johanna of Naples

Elizabeth Casteen

in From She-Wolf to Martyr: The Reign and Disputed Reputation of Johanna I of Naples

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453861
eISBN:
9781501701009
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453861.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter discusses how Johanna of Naples became a symbol of the division of the Church. On October 31, 1378, Johanna became the first European monarch to recognize Clement VII as pope. It was a ... More


Introduction: A Pre-Gregorian Reform?

John Howe

in Before the Gregorian Reform: The Latin Church at the Turn of the First Millennium

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452895
eISBN:
9781501703713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452895.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book explores ecclesiastical history and the history of Western civilization more generally by focusing on the tenth-and early eleventh-century Latin Church, or more precisely the millennial ... More


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