The July 2014 issue of Speculum is now available online here along with the entire Speculum archive. This issue includes five articles (below) and seventy-five reviews:
Maryanne Kowaleski, “Medieval People in Town and Country: New Perspectives from Demography and Bioarchaeology” (pp. 573-600)
Michael Lower, “The Papacy and Christian Mercenaries of Thirteenth-Century North Africa” (pp. 601-631)
Laura Saetveit Miles, “The Origins and Development of the Virgin Mary’s Book at the Annunciation” (pp. 632-669)
William D. Paden, “An Occitan Prayer against the Plague and Its Tradition in Italy, France, and Catalonia” (pp. 670-692)
Kathleen E. Kennedy, “Reintroducing the English Books of Hours, or “English Primers” (pp. 693-723)
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