This book offers a new take on Atlantic history by integrating the Middle Ages into a field that has been seen as demarcated by the early modern era. Specifically, Remembering Kings Past focused on the foundation legends which approximately forty southern French monasteries embroidered for themselves between the late tenth and the mid-thirteenth centuries. End of Life: listening to the monks of Cluny Fred Paxton 4. Neighbors: Life in a Medieval Borderland a microhistory based on archival documents and focusing on the network of social, sexual, cultural, economic, and military relations that, in the fifteenth century, bound the Granadan Muslim town of Vera together with its Christian neighbor immediately across the frontier in Castile, Lorca Brown Affiliations Amy G. She is a Fellow of the Medieval Academy of America. I explored issues that would remain important to me as a scholar: how people produce meaning by creating images of themselves and of their world, and how these images then shape social and political realities.
Two of them focus on relations between Muslims and Christians in the medieval and early modern Mediterranean. To engage effectively with this diverse range of sources, I drew on the methodologies of art history and literary criticism as well as of history. Why the Middle Ages Matter refreshes our thinking about this historical era, and our own, by looking at some pressing concerns from today's world, asking how these issues were really handled in the medieval period, and showing why the past matters now. These authors ably demonstrate that contemporary mores and social rhetoric can be better analyzed with an understanding of the medieval past. Several of the essays focus on medieval ideas of justice and healing and how they might provide solutions to some modern problems.
La Conquistadora shows how Mary was drawn into hostile and peaceful cross-cultural encounters, as this array of peoples turned to her to articulate their identities. Papers are sought from a wide variety of disciplines, including but not limited to archaeology, art history, history, and literary studies. Along the way, I engaged in dialogue with interlocutors with whom medievalists are not usually in conversation and demonstrated how much medievalists have to offer to the study of early modern European empires in the New World and to the field of transcultural history. My interest in medieval France continued and I would publish two more articles in this area. The director changes the camera angle so we can see what the men see: Prosthetic legs being airdropped by parachute to the camp. They focus on a variety of regions, from North Africa and the Middle East, through Western and Central Europe, to the British Isles.
This innovative longue durée, maritime microhistory brings together past and present to explore the outsized importance of the tiny Mediterranean island of Lampedusa to mobile people now — migrants — and to mobile people between 1200 and 1700: Muslim and Christian pirates and the human victims of their violence. End of Life: listening to the monks of Cluny Fred Paxton 4. Furthermore, while most studies of Mary emphasize her maternal love, La Conquistadora uncovers her much neglected — and very significant — role as an active and often belligerent patron of Christian warfare. Christians believed that Mary could even open the way for non-Christians to make the border crossing to Christianity. Description In their Introduction to Why the Middle Ages Matter: Medieval Light on Modern Injustice, Celia Chazelle, Simon Doubleday, Felice Lifshitz, and Amy G. Why the Middle Ages Matter refreshes our thinking about this historical era, and our own, by looking at some pressing concerns from today's world, asking how these issues were really handled in the medieval period, and showing why the past matters now.
Exploring the motivations of medieval people and, more particularly, how they constructed meaning, has been the intellectual project that has engaged me as a historian ever since. In either case, Christians and non-Christians ended up on opposite sides of Mary and of each other. It was really only in the mid-thirteenth century that this slice of southern France was effectively integrated into the royal realm. Why the Middle Ages Matter: Medieval Light on Modern Injustice Routledge, 2011 , the volume of collected essays of which I was a co-editor, exemplifies another and very different research agenda I developed while working on La Conquistadora. This collection challenges many negative stereotypes of medieval people, revealing a world from which, for instance, much could be learned about looking after the spiritual needs of the dying, and about integrating prisoners into the wider community through an emphasis on reconciliation between victim and criminal. Refugees: views from thirteenth-century France Megan Cassidy-Welch 12.
Class Justice: why we need a Wat Tyler Day Peter Linebaugh 14. Yet the contributors to this volume of essays are concerned with showing how the study of medieval Europe qualifies scholars to do exactly those things—to provide us with new ways of thinking about contemporary social justice problems of gender, race, justice, and inequality, among others. Chazelle completed a bachelor of arts in history at in 1977. Sexual Scandal and the Clergy: a medieval blueprint for disaster Dyan Elliott 8. All the essays are written so as to be accessible to students, and each is accompanied by a list of further readings. Hence, Remembering Kings Past vigorously questioned the validity of the centrist approach to the problem of the creation of loyalty to the larger political community. It represents a new level of engagement with issues of social justice by medievalists and provides a highly engaging way into studying the middle ages.
Calling out to them, the women ask where they are going but receive no answer. Marriage: medieval couples and the uses of tradition Ruth Mazo Karras 5. In the process, rulers of Castile and Aragon developed a Marian sense of monarchy, and Mary helped define the manliness of Christian men of war and sharpen their sense that they were fighting against the infidel. The social bonds which connected lepers and prostitutes to other community members were never entirely severed, something which can all too easily occur in modern society. La Conquistadora shows, for example, how beginning around 1000, Mary was drawn into warfare between Muslims and Christians in Iberia, and became an icon of the so-called Christian reconquest, which ended in 1492. .
Through extensive archival and on-site research in France, I had discovered that these monastic legends did not belong to a fixed formal genre. Social Deviancy: a medieval approach Guy Geltner 3. This collection challenges many negative stereotypes of medieval people, revealing a world from which, for instance, much could be learned about looking after the spiritual needs of the dying, and about integrating prisoners into the wider community through an emphasis on reconciliation between victim and criminal. Marriage: medieval couples and the uses of tradition Ruth Mazo Karras 5. She is a co-editor of Why the Middle Ages Matter: Medieval Light on Modern Injustice 2011 and is the director of the Brown History Education Prison Project. I will also ask how those relations were affected by the radical changes of the last decade of the fifteenth century and the early sixteenth century, when Vera was incorporated into Castile and its inhabitants forcibly converted to Christianity.