MAA News – Speculum, Volume 96, Issue 3 (July 2021)

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Speculum 96, no. 3 (July 2021)


Macro/Microcosm at Vézelay: The Narthex Portal and Non-elite Participation in Elite Spirituality
Conrad Rudolph

“To Embrace a Sack of Excrement”: Odo of Cluny and the History of an Image
Christopher A. Jones

Passing the Time: The Role of the Dice in Late Medieval Pardon Letters
Andrew Brown

Moustaches, Mantles, and Saffron Shirts: What Motivated Sumptuary Law in Medieval English Ireland?
Sparky Booker

Book Reviews
This issue of Speculum features more than 80 book reviews, including:

Alice-Mary Talbot, Varieties of Monastic Experience in Byzantium, 800–1453
Reviewed by Derek Krueger

D. L. d’Avray, Papal Jurisprudence c. 400: Sources of the Canon Law Tradition
Reviewed by Kenneth Pennington

Sarah McNamer, Meditations on the Life of Christ: The Short Italian Text
Reviewed by Shannon McHugh

Marina Rustow, The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue
Reviewed by Julia Bray

Thelma Fenster and Carolyn P. Collette, eds., The French of Medieval England: Essays in Honour of Jocelyn Wogan-Browne
Reviewed by Ardis Butterfield

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, Jill Mann, ed.; David Lawton, ed., The Norton Chaucer: “The Canterbury Tales, with Jennifer Arch and Kathryn Lynch
Reviewed by James Simpson

W. Mark Ormrod, Bart Lambert, and Jonathan Mackman, Immigrant England, 1300–1500
Reviewed by Milan Pajic

Eugenio Refini, The Vernacular Aristotle: Translation as Reception in Medieval and Renaissance Italy
Reviewed by Brenda Deen Schildgen

Celia Chazelle, The Codex Amiatinus and Its “Sister” Bibles: Scripture, Liturgy, and Art in the Milieu of the Venerable Bede
Reviewed by Carol Neuman de Vegvar

Alison I. Beach and Isabelle Cochelin, eds., The Cambridge History of Medieval Monasticism in the Latin West. Vol. 1, Origins to the Eleventh Century. Vol. 2, The High and Late Middle Ages
Reviewed by Walter Simons

Colmán Etchingham, Jón Viðar Sigurðsson, Máire Ní Mhaonaigh, and Elizabeth Ashman Rowe, Norse-Gaelic Contacts in a Viking World
Reviewed by Sarah Künzler

G. Geltner, Roads to Health: Infrastructure and Urban Wellbeing in Later Medieval Italy
Reviewed by Nükhet Varlık

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