MAA News – Latest Issue of Speculum Now Available

The latest issue of Speculum, together with a special digital supplement, The Digital Middle Ages, is now available on the University of Chicago Press Journals website.

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Speculum, Volume 92, Issue 4 (October 2017)


The Digital Middle Ages: A Speculum Supplement
David J. Birnbaum, Sheila Bonde, and Mike Kestemont

Thomas Aquinas’s Hopeful Transformation of Peter Lombard’s Four Fears
Robert Miner

Feeding the Medieval Italian City-State: Grain, War, and Political Legitimacy in Tuscany, c. 1150-c. 1350
George Dameron

Violence against the Dead: The Negative Translation and damnatio memoriae in the Middle Ages
Dyan Elliott

Constructing Identity in the Middle Ages: Relics, Religiosity, and the Military Orders
Tomasz Borowski and Christopher Gerrard

Saints’ Lives as Efficacious Texts: Cistercian Monks, Religious Women, and Curative Reading, c. 1250-1330
Sara Ritchey

The issue features more than seventy reviews, including:

Emily Selove, Ḥikāyat Abī al-Qāsim: A Literary Banquet
Reviewed by Monica Balda-Tillier

Craig Taylor, Chivalry and the Ideals of Knighthood in France during the Hundred Years War
Reviewed by Constance B. Bouchard

Joel Kaye, A History of Balance, 1250-1375: The Emergence of a New Model of Equilibrium and Its Impact on Thought
Reviewed by Marcia L. Colish

Dominique Barthélemy and Jean-Marie Martin, eds., Richesse et croissance au Moyen Âge: Orient et occident
Reviewed by Sharon Farmer

Maria Fabricius Hansen, The Spolia Churches of Rome: Recycling Antiquity in the Middle Ages, translated by Barbara J. Haveland
Reviewed by Dale Kinney

Frances Courtney Kneupper, The Empire at the End of Time: Identity and Reform in Late Medieval German Prophecy
Reviewed by Brett Edward Whalen

Bernd Roling, Physica sacra: Wunder, Naturwissenschaft, und historischer Schriftsinn zwischen Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit
Reviewed by Ueli Zahnd

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