The books on the list below are available for review in Comitatus 46 (September 2015). All reviews will be due 1 June 2015 and should be between 800 and 1500 words in length. If you are a graduate student or a recent PhD and would like to review one or more of these books, please contact Blair Sullivan, firstname.lastname@example.org.
[CGU EARLY MODERN STUDENTS ARE REQUESTED TO PLEASE SEND THEIR DRAFT TO DR. FERRELL FOR REVIEW BEFORE SUBMISSION!]
Aquinas: Basic Works, ed. Jeffrey Hause and Robert Pasnau. Hackett 2014.
“The Abencerraje” and “Ozmín and Daraja”: Two Sixteenth-Century Novellas from Spain, ed. and trans. Barbara Fuchs, Larissa Brewer-García, and Aaron J. Ilika. Penn 2014.
Malcolm Andrew and Ronald Waldron, The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript in Modern English Prose Translation: Pearl, Cleanness, Patience, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Liverpool 2014.
The Arthur of the Italians: The Arthurian Legend in Medieval Italian Literature and Culture, ed. Gloria Allaire and F. Regina Psaki. University of Wales 2014.
Mark Bailey, The Decline of Serfdom in Late Medieval England: From Bondage to Freedom. Boydell 2014.
Bernard Berenson, Formation and Heritage, ed. Joseph Connors and Louis A. Waldman. Harvard 2014.
Luigi Andrea Berto, The Political and Social Vocabulary of John the Deacon’s ‘Istoria Veneticorum’, trans. Antony Shugaar. Brepols 2013.
Thomas Betteridge, Writing Faith and Telling Tales: Literature, Politics, and Religion in the Work of Thomas More. Notre Dame 2014.
Jacob Blevins, Humanism and Classical Crisis: Anxiety, Intertexts, and the Miltonic Memory. Ohio State 2014.
Katherine A. Brown, Boccaccio’s Fabliaux: Medieval Short Stories and the Function of Reversal. Florida 2014.
Nancy Mohrlock Bunker, Marriage and Land Law in Shakespeare and Middleton. Rowan & Littlefield 2014.
Bury St. Edmunds and the Norman Conquest, ed. Tom Licence. Boydell Press 2014.
Rosa Cantavella, El Facet, una Ars Amandi Medieval: Edició i Estudi. Biblioteca Sanchis guarner 2013.
Capital and Corporal Punishment in Anglo-Saxon England, ed. Jay Paul Gates, and Nicole Marafioti. Boydell 2014.
Keith Christiansen, Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters. Yale 2014.
Coire Sois: The Cauldron of Knowledge, ed. Tomás ó Cathasaigh, foreword Declan Kiberd. Notre Dame 2014.
A Companion to the Early Printed Book in Britain 1476–1558, ed. Vincent Gillespie and Susan Powell. D. S. Brewer 2014.
The Crusades: A Reader, 2nd ed., ed. S. J. Allen and Emilie Amt. Toronto 2014.
Cultural Brokers at Mediterranean Courts in the Middle Ages, ed. Marc von der Höh, Nikolas Jaspert, and Jenny Rahel Oesterle. Ferdinand Schöningh 2013.
The Danse Macabre, trans. David A. Fein. ACMRS 2014.
The Dating of Beowulf: A Reassessment, ed. Leonard Neidorf. D. S. Brewer 2014.
Keith Howard David, The Reception of Machiavelli in Early Modern Spain. Tamesis 2014.
Kevin De Ornellas, The Horse in Early Modern English Culture: Bridled, Curbed, and Tamed. Farleigh Dickinson 2013.
Leah DeVun, Prophecy, Alchemy, and the End of Time: John of Rupescissa in the Late Middle Ages.Columbia 2014.
Brendan Dooley, A Mattress Maker’s Daughter: The Renaissance Romance of Don Giovanni De’ Medici and Livia Vernazza. Harvard 2014.
Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity. Cornell 2014.
Allen J. Frantzen, Food, Eating, and Identity in Early Medieval England. Boydell 2014.
French Arthurian Literature V. The Lay of Mantel, ed. and trans. Glyn S. Burgess and Leslie C. Brook. Brewer 2013.
Friendship and Sociability in Premodern Europe: Contexts, Concepts, and Expressions, ed. Amyrose McCue Gill and Sarah Rolfe Prodan. CRRS Toronto 2014.
Patrick Gilli, Droit, humanisme et culture politique dans l’Italie de la Renaissance. Presses universitaires de la Méditerranée 2014.
Federico Grisone, The Rules of Riding, An Edited Translation of the First Renaissance Treatise on Classical Horsemanship, ed. Elizabeth MacKenzie Tobey, trans. Elizabeth MacKenzie Tobey and
Federica Brunori Deigan. ACMRS 2014.
The Harbour of All This Sea and Realm: Crusader to Venetian Famagusta, ed. Michael J. K. Walsh, Tamás Kiss, and Nicholas S. H. Coureas. Central European University Press 2014.
The Historia Ierosolimitana of Baldric of Bourgueil, ed. Steven Biddlecombe. Boydell 2014.
Emma Hornby and Rebecca Maloy, Music and Meaning in Old Hispanic Lenten Chants: Psalmi, Threni, and Easter Vigil Canticles. Boydell & Brewer 2013.
Interpreting Dante: Essays on the Traditions of Dante Commentary, ed. Paola Nasti andk Claudia Rossignola. Notre Dame 2014.
Matthew W. Irvin, The Poetic Voices of John Gower: Politics and Personae in the Confessio Amantis. D. S. Brewer 2014.
Emilia Jamroziak, The Cistercian Order in Medieval Europe 1090–1500. Routledge 2013.
Kimberley Johnson, Made Flesh: Sacrament and Poetics in Post-Reformation England. Penn 2014.
Catherine M. Jones, An Introduction to the Chansons de Geste. University Press of Florida 2014.
Anthony Kaldellis, Ethnography after Antiquity: Foreign Lands and Peoples in Byzantine Literature. Penn 2014.
Sarah Kay, Parrots and Nightingales: Troubadour Quotations and the Development of European Poetry. Penn 2013.
Heather N. Keaney, Medieval Islamic Historiography: Remembering Rebellion. Routledge 2013.
Shirin a. Khanmohamadi, In Light of Another’s Word: European Ethnography in the Middle Ages. Penn 2014.
Severin Valentinov Kitanov, Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates: The Complex Lagacy of Saint Augustine and Peter Lombard. Rowman and Littlefield 2014.
Matthew Kuefler, The Making and Unmaking of a Saint: Hagiography and Memory in the Cult of Gerald of Aurillac. Penn 2014.
Thomas Kyd, The Spanish Tragedy, ed. Michael Neill. Norton 2013.
Antoine de La Sale, Jean de Saintré: A Late Medieval Education in Love and Chivalry, trans. Roberta L. Krueger and Jane H. M. Taylor. Penn 2014.
Law, Rulership, and Rhetoric: Selected Essays of Robert L. Benson, ed. Loren J. Weber with Giles Constable and Richard H. Rouse. Notre Dame 2014.
Jacques Le Goff, In Search of Sacred Time: Jacobus de Voragine and The Golden Legend. Princeton 2014.
Tanya S. Lenz, Dreams, Medicine, and Literary Practice: Exploring the Western Literary Tradition through Chaucer. Brepols 2014.
Thomas F. Madden, The Concise History of the Crusades, 3rd ed. Rowan & Littlefield 2014.
John Marenbon, Abelard in Four Dimensions: A Twelfth-Century Philosopher in His Context and Ours. Notre Dame 2013.
Bernard McGinn, Thomas Aquinas’s Summa Theologiae: A Biography. Princeton 2014.
Medieval and Renaissance Lactations: Images, Rhetorics, Practices, ed. Jutta Gisela Sperling. Ashgate 2013.
J. Allan Mitchell, Becoming Human: The Matter of the Medieval Child. Minnesota 2014.
Tanya Stabler Miller, The Beguines of Medieval Paris: Gender, Patronage, and Spiritual Authority. Penn 2014.
Timothy S. Miller and John W. Nesbitt, Walking Corpses: Leprosy in Byzantium and the Medieval West. Cornell 2014.
Gregory Murray, The Medicean Succession: Monarchy and Sacral Politics in Duke Cosimo dei Medici’s Florence. Harvard 2014.
Michael Murrin, Trade and Romance. Chicago 2014.
Maria Musiol, Spurs and Reins: Vittoria Colonna, a Woman’s Renaissance. GmbH Berlin 2013.
Tom Nichols, Titian and the End of the Venetian Renaissance. Chicago 2014.
Catherine Nicholson, Uncommon Tongues: Eloquence and Eccentricity in the English Renaissance. Penn 2013.
Norman Expansion: Connections, Continuities, and Contrasts, ed. Keith J. Stringer and Andrew Jotischky. Ashgate 2013.
Joseph F. O’Callaghan, The Last Crusade in the West: Castile and the Conquest of Granada. Penn 2014.
Sophie Page, Magic in the Cloister: Pious Motives, Illicit Interests, and Occult Approaches to the Medieval Universe. Penn State 2013.
The Pélerinage Allegories of Guillaume de Deguileville: Tradition, Authority, and Influence, ed. Marco Nievergelt and Stephanie A. Viereck Gibbs Kamath. Brewer 2013.
Aaron Pelttari, The Space That Remains: Reading Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity. Cornell 2014.
Performing Environments: Site-Specificity in Medieval and Early Modern English Drama, ed. Susan Bennett and Mary Polito. Palgrave Macmillan 2014.
Nandra Perry, Imitatio Christi: The Poetics of Piety in Early Modern England. Notre Drame 2014.
Kim M. Phillips, Before Orientalism: Asian Peoples and Cultures in European Travel Writing, 1245–1510. Penn 2014.
Eyal Poleg, Approaching the Bible in Medieval England. Manchester 2013.
Political Order and Forms of Communication in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, ed. Yoshihisa Hattori. Viella 2014.
Lynn T. Ramey, Black Legacies: Race and the European Middle Ages. University Press Florida 2014.
Catharine Randall, The Wisdom of Animals: Creatureliness in Early Modern French Spirituality. Notre Dame 2014.
Wolfgang Riehle, The Secret Within: Hermits, Recluses, and Spiritual Outsiders in Medieval England. Cornell 2014.
Robert Thornton and His Books: Essays on the Lincoln and London Thornton Manuscripts, ed. Susanna Fein and Michael Johnston. York Medieval Press 2014.
Transformations in Biblical Liberary Traditions: Incarnation, Narrative, and Ethics. Essays in Honor of David Lyle Jeffrey. Notre Dame 2014.
Linda Safran, The Medieval Salento: Art and Identity in Southern Italy. Penn 2014.
The Sanctity of Louis IX: Early Lives of Saint Louis by Geoffrey of Beaulieu and William of Chartres, ed. M. Cecilia Gaposchkin and Sean L. Field, trans. Larry F. Field. Cornell 2013.
Sexual Culture in the Literature of Medieval Britain, ed. Amanda Hopkins, Robert Allen Rouse, and Cory James Rushton. D. S. Brewer 2014.
William Shakespeare, Macbeth, ed. Robert S. Miola. 2nd ed. Norton 2013.
Shaping Courtliness in Medieval France: Essays in Honor of Matilda Tomaryn Bruckner, ed. Daniel E. O’Sullivan and Laurie Shepard. Brewer 2013.
Ephraim Shoham-Steiner, On the Margins of a Minority: Leprosy, Madness, and Disability among the Jews of Medieval Europe, trans. Haim Watzman. Wayne State 2014.
J. Beverly Smith, Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, Prince of Wales. Chicago 2014.
Laura Ackerman Smoller, The Saint & the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval & Early Modern Europe. Cornell 2014.
Fiona Somerset, Feeling like Saints: Lollard Writings after Wyclif. Cornell 2014.
Chris Sparks, Heresy, Inquisition, and Life Cycle in Medieval Languedoc. York Medieval Press 2014.
Sperone Speroni, Canace, trans. and intro. Elio Brancaforte. Toronto CRRS 2013.
Claire Sponsler, The Queen’s Dumbshows: John Lydgate and the Making of Early Theater. Penn 2014.
Kathryn Starkey, A Courtier’s Mirror: Cultivating Elite Identity in Thomasin von Zerclaere’s Welscher Gast. Notre Dame 2013.
David Stephenson, Political Power in Medieval Gwynedd: Governance and the Welsh Princes. Chicago 2014.
Sandra Lindemann Summers, Ogling Ladies: Scopophilia in Medieval German Literature. University Press Florida 2013.
Teaching French Women Writers of the Renaissance and Reformation, ed. Colette H. Winn. MLA 2014.
Georgios Theotokis, The Norman Campaigns in the Balkans 1081–1108. Boydell 2014.
Wendy J. Turner, Care and Custody of the Mentally Ill, Incompetent, and Disabled in Medieval England. Brepols 2013.
Two Ælfric Texts: The Twelve Abuses and The Vices and Virtues, ed. and trans. Mary Clayton. D. S. Brewer 2013.
Steven Vanderputten, Reform, Conflict, and the Shaping of Corporate Identities: Collected Studies on Benedictine Monasticism 1050–1150. Lit Verlag 2013.
Vikings: Life and Legend, ed. Gareth Williams, Peter Pentz, and Matthias Wemhoff. Cornell 2014.
Emily Wingfield, The Trojan Legend in Medieval Scottish Literature. D. S. Brewer 2014.
Anders Winroth, The Age of the Vikings. Princeton 2014.
Anne Marie Wolf, Juan de Segovia and the Fight for Peace: Christians and Muslims in the Fifteenth Century. Notre Dame 2014.