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Speculum, Volume 96, Number 2 (April 2021)


Magical Charaktêres in the Carolingian World: A Ninth-Century Charm in MS Vat. lat. 5359 and Its Broader Cultural Context
Ildar Garipzanov

Inventing Apostolic Impression Relics in Medieval Rome
Erik Inglis

Tales of the Living Dead: Dealing with Doubt in Medieval English Law
Elizabeth Papp Kamali

Eve, Mary, and Martha: Paintings for the Humiliati Nuns at Viboldone
Julia I. Miller

Book Reviews
This issue of Speculum features more than 70 book reviews, including:

Christopher Abram, Evergreen Ash: Ecology and Catastrophe in Old Norse Myth and Literature
Reviewed by Michael Bintley

Jessica Barr, Intimate Reading: Textual Encounters in Medieval Women’s Visions and Vitae
Reviewed by Barbara Newman

G. W. Bowersock, The Crucible of Islam
Reviewed by Suleyman Dost

Richard K. Emmerson, Apocalypse Illuminated: The Visual Exegesis of Revelation in Medieval Illustrated Manuscripts
Reviewed by Jacqueline E. Jung

Ian Forrest, Trustworthy Men: How Inequality and Faith Made the Medieval Church
Reviewed by Fiona Somerset

Moses Maimonides, “On the Regimen of Health”: A New Parallel Arabic-English Translation, ed. and trans. Gerrit Bos, with critical editions of medieval Hebrew translations by Gerrit Bos and Latin translations by Michael R. McVaugh; and Moses Maimonides, “On the Elucidation of Some Symptoms and the Response to Them” (Formerly Known as “On the Causes of Symptoms”): A New Parallel Arabic-English Edition and Translation, with critical editions of the medieval Hebrew translations, ed. and trans. Gerrit Bos
Reviewed by Maud Kozodoy

John V. Tolan, Faces of Muhammad: Western Perceptions of the Prophet of Islam from the Middle Ages to Today
Reviewed by Nabil Matar

Jesús R. Velasco, Dead Voice: Law, Philosophy, and Fiction in the Iberian Middle Ages
Reviewed by Teofilo F. Ruiz

Eliza Zingesser, Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French
Reviewed by Wendy Pfeffer

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