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History in the comic mode : medieval communities and the matter of person

Author: Rachel Fulton Brown; Bruce W Holsinger
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007.
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In this groundbreaking collection, twenty-one prominent medievalists discuss continuity and change in ideas of personhood and community and argue for the viability of the comic mode in the study and recovery of history. These scholars approach their sources not from a particular ideological viewpoint but with an understanding that all topics, questions, and explanations are viable. They draw on a variety of sources  Read more...
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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
History in the comic mode.
New York : Columbia University Press, ©2007
(DLC) 2006102676
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Rachel Fulton Brown; Bruce W Holsinger
ISBN: 9780231508476 0231508476
OCLC Number: 290545936
Language Note: In English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 392 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Forgetting Hathumoda : the afterlife of the first abbess of Gandersheim / Frederick S. Paxton --
"If one member glories--
" : community between the living and the saintly dead in Bernard of Clairvaux's Sermons for the Feast of All Saints / Anna Harrison --
The pope's shrunken head : the apocalyptic visions of Robert of Uzès / Raymond Clemens --
Thomas of Cantimpré and female sanctity / John Coakley --
The changing fortunes of Angela of Foligno, daughter, mother, and wife / Catherine M. Mooney --
"A particular light of understanding" : Margaret of Cortona, the Franciscans, and a Cortonese cleric / Mary Harvey Doyno --
Fragments of devotion : charters and canons in Aquitaine, 876-1050 / Anna Trumbore Jones --
Naming names : the nomenclature of heresy in the early eleventh century / Thomas Head --
Economic development and demotic religiosity / Richard Landes --
Back-biting and self-promotion : the work of merchants of the Cairo Geniza / Jessica Goldberg --
John of Salisbury and the civic utility of religion / Mark Silk --
Understanding contagion : the contaminating effect of another's sin / Susan R. Kramer --
Calvin's smile / John Jeffries Martin --
Why all the fuss about the mind? : a medievalist's perspective on cognitive theory / Anne L. Clark --
Aspects of blood piety in a late-medieval English manuscript, London, British Library MS Additional 37049 / Marlene Villalobos Hennessy --
Machiavelli, trauma, and the scandal of the prince : an essay in speculative history / Alison K. Frazier --
Low country ascetics and oriental luxury : Jacques de Vitry, Marie of Oignies, and the treasures of Oignies / Sharon Farmer --
Crystalline wombs and pregnant hearts : the exuberant bodies of the Katharinenthal Visitation Group / Jacqueline E. Jung --
Gluttony and the anthropology of pain in Dante's Inferno and Purgatorio / Manuele Gragnolati --
"Human heaven" : John of Rupescissa's Alchemy at the end of the world / Leah DeVun --
Magic, bodies, university masters, and the invention of the late medieval witch / Steven P. Marrone --
Afterword : history in the comic mode / Rachel Fulton and Bruce Holsinger.
Responsibility: edited by Rachel Fulton, Bruce W. Holsinger.
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