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From Confession to Reconciliation and Back: Sacramental Penance

W. David Myers

in From Trent to Vatican II: Historical and Theological Investigations

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195178067
eISBN:
9780199784905
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195178068.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter explores changes in sacramental penance. It is shown that the form of confession prevalent today is a product of the High Middle Ages and the religious reforms of the Council of Trent. ... More


The Birkat HaMinim in Europe of the High Middle Ages

Ruth Langer

in Cursing the Christians?: A History of the Birkat HaMinim

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199783175
eISBN:
9780199919161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199783175.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In Christian Europe, Jews adopted versions of the birkat haminim similar to that of the ninth-century liturgy of Rav Amram Gaon. This text omitted any explicit mention of Christians, but both Jewish ... More


Security for Loans: Church Liturgical Objects

Joseph Shatzmiller

in Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156996
eISBN:
9781400846092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156996.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter exposes members of the clergy in need of credit for their monasteries and churches. They were prepared to give as securities objects that were considered sacred. By relinquishing such ... More


From Chronicle to Romance: Interdynastic Marriage in the High Middle Ages

John Watkins

in After Lavinia: A Literary History of Premodern Marriage Diplomacy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781501707575
eISBN:
9781501708527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707575.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter focuses on interdynastic marriage during the High Middle Ages. In particular, it examines the new emphasis on peacemaking in marriage diplomacy and its competition with other, generally ... More


The High Middle Ages, 1000–1300: The Case of the Medieval Castle and the Opportunity Cost of Warfare

in Castles, Battles, & Bombs: How Economics Explains Military History

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226071633
eISBN:
9780226071657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226071657.003.0002
Subject:
History, Military History

Decision making under constraints is the provenance of economics, and the decisions of medieval rulers regarding war form a fertile area for the study of the making of choices. Potentially, there is ... More


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


Jacob's Shipwreck: Diaspora, Translation, and Jewish-Christian Relations in Medieval England

Ruth Nisse

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501703072
eISBN:
9781501708329
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703072.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Jewish and Christian authors of the High Middle Ages not infrequently came into dialogue or conflict with each other over traditions drawn from ancient writings outside of the bible. Circulating in ... More


The Ancient Army of the Undead

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/9781501702617.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses upon a particular folklore motif that was endemic to Norman regions of Europe. It shows how an atavistic story type with pagan origins was recuperated by Christian thinkers for ... More


The Sanctity of Louis IX: Early Lives of Saint Louis by Geoffrey of Beaulieu and William of Chartres

M. Cecilia Gaposchkin and Sean L. Field (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451379
eISBN:
9780801469145
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451379.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Louis IX of France reigned as king from 1226 to 1270 and was widely considered an exemplary Christian ruler, renowned for his piety, justice, and charity toward the poor. After his death on crusade, ... More


The Oxford English Literary History: Volume I: 1000-1350: Conquest and Transformation

Laura Ashe

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780199575381
eISBN:
9780191845420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199575381.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This book is a new literary and cultural history of the period 1000–1350, documenting its transformative, foundational importance. These centuries have never before received a comprehensive ... More


Reconstructing Ashkenaz: The Human Face of Franco-German Jewry, 1000-1250

David Malkiel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804759502
eISBN:
9780804786843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804759502.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

This book shows that, contrary to traditional accounts, the Jews of Western Europe in the High Middle Ages were not a society of saints and martyrs, and offers revisions of commonly held ... More


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