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Speculum, Volume 97, Number 2 (April 2022)


The Provenance, Date, and Patron of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Douce 308
Elizabeth Eva Leach

Draining the Swamp: National and Local Regulation of Drainage in a 1396 English Sewer Commission Report
Andrew Moore and Steven Bednarski

Old English in the Irish Charms
Deborah Hayden

Remembering Outremer in the West: The Secunda pars historiae Iherosolimitane and the Crisis of Crusading in Mid-twelfth-century France
Andrew D. Buck

Connoisseurship, Art History, and the Paleographical Impasse in Middle English Studies
Sonja Drimmer

Book Reviews
This issue of Speculum features more than 75 book reviews, including:

David Abulafia, The Boundless Sea: A Human History of the Oceans
Reviewed by Prasenjit Duara

Fabio Acerbi and Gudrun Vuillemin-Diem, La transmission du savoir grec en Occident: Guillaume de Moerbeke, le Laur. Plut. 87.25 (Thémistius, “in De an.”) et la bibliothèque de Boniface VIII
Reviewed by Michele Trizio

Augustine, Confessions, trans. Thomas Williams
Reviewed by Raymond Van Dam

Michal Biran, Jonathan Brack, and Francesca Fiaschetti, eds., Along the Silk Roads in Mongol Eurasia: Generals, Merchants, and Intellectuals
Reviewed by Devin DeWeese

David Carpenter, Henry III: The Rise to Power and Personal Rule, 1207–1258
Reviewed by Robert Stacey

Johan Huizinga, Graeme Small, Anton van der Lem, and Diane Webb, eds., Autumntide of the Middle Ages: A Study of Forms of Life and Thought of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries in France and the Low Countries; Élodie Lecuppre-Desjardin, ed., L’odeur du sang et des roses: Relire Johan Huizinga aujourd’hui
Reviewed by Peter Arnade

William Chester Jordan, The Apple of His Eye: Converts from Islam in the Reign of Louis IX
Reviewed by Suzanne Conklin Akbari

Samantha Katz Seal, Father Chaucer: Generating Authority in “The Canterbury Tales”
Reviewed by Thomas Prendergast

Christine Smith and Joseph F. O’Connor, Eyewitness to Old St. Peter’s: A Study of Maffeo Vegio’s “Remembering the Ancient History of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome,” with Translation and a Digital Reconstruction of the Church
Reviewed by Joseph Connors

Alicia Spencer-Hall and Blake Gutt, eds., Trans and Genderqueer Subjects in Medieval Hagiography
Reviewed by Hilary Rhodes

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