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Suicide in the Middle Ages: Volume ii: The Curse on Self-Murder

Alexander Murray

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207313
eISBN:
9780191677625
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207313.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Social History

A group of men dig a tunnel under the threshold of a house. Then they go and fetch a heavy, sagging object from inside the house, pull it out through the tunnel, and put it on a cow-hide to be ... More


The Reformation: Change and Change-About, 1527–1558

Glanmor Williams

in Renewal and Reformation: Wales c.1415-1642

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780192852779
eISBN:
9780191670558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192852779.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

A profound transformation of medieval religion came along the changes in government and law by Henry VIII. Even without Henry’s matrimonial complication, the Reformation might well have come anyway. ... More


Medieval Monks on Labor and Leisure

John Van Engen

in Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451829
eISBN:
9780801471056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter examines medieval representations of labor and modern scholars' efforts to understand the meaning of work in the Middle Ages. No history of labor and leisure in premodern Europe will ... More


Superior Women: Medieval Female Authority in Poitiers' Abbey of Sainte-Croix

Jennifer C. Edwards

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198837923
eISBN:
9780191874529
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837923.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Cultural History

Superior Women examines female monastic authority at the abbey of Sainte-Croix in Poitiers from its foundation by Saint-Radegund in the sixth century through its sixteenth-century reform. Along with ... More


A Touchable God

Constance Classen

in The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252034930
eISBN:
9780252094408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252034930.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter argues that the cosmology of the Middle Ages was tactile. Heaven may have seemed to be all light and music and fragrance, but the primordial qualities of the universe were held to be the ... More


A Companion to The Doctrine of the Hert: The Middle English Translation and its Latin and European Contexts

Denis Renevey and Christiania Whitehead (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898218
eISBN:
9781781380413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898218.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

The Doctrine of the Hert was the fifteenth-century English translation of De doctrina cordis, the thirteenth-century Latin devotional treatise addressed to nuns. The text progressively pairs the ... More


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