MAA Blog – Latest Issue of Speculum Now Available Online

The latest issue of Speculum is now available on the University of Chicago Press Journals website.

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Speculum, Volume 92, Issue 1 (January 2017)


The Case of the Court Entertainer: Popular Culture, Intertextual Dialogue, and the Early Circulation of Boccaccio’s Decameron
William Robins

The Practice of Penance in Communities of Benedictine Women Religious in Central Medieval England
Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis

“Who Owns the Money?” Currency, Property, and Popular Sovereignty in Nicole Oresme’s De moneta
Adam Woodhouse

Rivers of Risk and Redemption in Gregory of Tours’ Writings
Ellen F. Arnold

Ebo of Reims, Pseudo-Isidore, and the Date of the False Decretals
Eric Knibbs

The Enduring Attraction of the Pirenne Thesis
Bonnie Effros

Book Reviews
This issue of Speculum features more than 60 book reviews, including:

David Carpenter, ed. and trans., Magna Carta; J. C. Holt, ed., Magna Carta; David Starkey, Magna Carta: The True Story behind the Charter
Reviewed by James Masschaele

Mary Carruthers, The Experience of Beauty in the Middle Ages
Reviewed by Jacqueline E. Jung

Garth Fowden, Before and After Muhammad: The First Millennium Refocused
Reviewed by John Tolan

Jonathan Hsy, Trading Tongues: Merchants, Multilingualism, and Medieval Literature
Reviewed by Bruce Holsinger

Christina Normore, A Feast for the Eyes: Art, Performance and the Late Medieval Banquet
Reviewed by Peter Arnade

Lucy Freeman Sandler, Illuminators and Patrons in Fourteenth-Century England: The Psalter and Hours of Humphrey de Bohun and the Manuscripts of the Bohun Family
Reviewed by Lynda Dennison

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