New Journal Issue: Speculum: A Journal of Medieval Studies, Volume 96 Number 2, April 2021

Find the new issue of Speculum here!

EDITOR Katherine L. Jansen






EDITORIAL INTERNS Maia Driggers Paul Smith



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

309 Inventing Apostolic Impression Relics in Medieval Rome ▪ Erik Inglis

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

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


466  Abram, Christopher, Evergreen Ash: Ecology and Catastrophe in Old Norse Myth and Literature (Michael Bintley)

467  ‘Alı ̄ al-Tanu ̄khı ̄, Al-Muhassin ibn, Stories of Piety and Prayer: Deliverance Follows .Adversity, ed. and trans. Julia Bray (Nuha Alshaar)

469  Antonsson, Haki, Damnation and Salvation in Old Norse Literature (SvanhildurÓskarsdóttir)

470  Ashdowne, Richard and Carolinne White, eds., Latin in Medieval Britain (PádraicMoran)

472 Bailey, Matthew and Ryan D. Giles, eds., Charlemagne and his Legend in Early Spanish Literature and Historiography (Francisco Bautista)

474  Barr, Jessica, Intimate Reading: Textual Encounters in Medieval Women’s Visionsand Vitae (Barbara Newman)

475  Bayless, Martha, ed., Fifteen Medieval Latin Parodies (Katell Lavéant)

477  Blackmore, Lyn, Ian Blair, Sue Hirst, and Christopher Scull, The Prittlewell PrincelyBurial: Excavations at Priory Crescent, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, 2003 (Janet Kay)

478  Boulton, Maureen B. M., ed., Literary Echoes of the Fourth Lateran Council inEngland and France, 1215–1405 (Charles F. Briggs)

480 Bowersock, G. W., The Crucible of Islam (Suleyman Dost)

482 Butterfield, Ardis, Henry Hope, and Pauline Souleau, eds., Performing Medieval Texts (Anne Stone)

484  Chrissis, Nikolaos, Athina Kolia-Dermitzaki, and Angeliki Papageorgiou, eds.,Byzantium and the West: Perception and Reality (11th–15th c.) (Jonathan Harris)

485  Collins, David J., ed., The Sacred and the Sinister: Studies in Medieval Religion andMagic (Tabitha Stanmore)

487  DeGregorio, Scott and Rosalind Love, trans., Bede: On First Samuel (James T. Palmer)

488  Denissen, Diana, Middle English Devotional Compilations: Composing Imaginative Variations in Late Medieval England; Marleen, Cré, Diana Denissen, and Denis Renevey, eds., Late Medieval Devotional Compilations in England (Alastair Minnis)

491 Edgington, Susan B., Baldwin I of Jerusalem, 1100–1118 (Jay Rubenstein)

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

494 Fear, Andrew and Jamie Wood, eds., A Companion to Isidore of Seville (Molly Lester)

496 Feller, Laurent and Ana Rodríguez, eds., Expertise et valeur des choses au Moyen Âge (Marta Madero)

498  Font, Márta and Gábor Barabás, ColomanKing of Galicia and Duke of Slavonia(1208–1241): Medieval Central Europe and Hungarian Power (Cameron Sutt)

499  Forrest, Ian, Trustworthy Men: How Inequality and Faith Made the Medieval Church(Fiona Somerset)

501  Fraenkel, Avraham and Abraham Gross, eds., Hebräische liturgische Poesien zu denJuderverfolgungen während des Ersten Kreuzzugs, with Peter Sh. Lehnardt (RainerJosef Barzen)

502  Franses, Rico, Donor Portraits in Byzantine Art: The Vicissitudes of Contact betweenHuman and Divine (Rossitza Schroeder)

504  Geisthardt, Constanze, Monster als Medien literarischer Selbstreflexion: Untersuchungenzu Hartmanns von Aue “Iwein,” Heinrichs von dem Türlin “Crône” und Johannsvon Würzburg “Wilhelm von Österreich” (Ruth Seifert)

505  Griffiths, Fiona and Kathryn Starkey, eds., Sensory Reflections: Traces of Experiencein Medieval Artifacts (Margaret Graves)

507 Hahn, Cynthia, Passion Relics and the Medieval Imagination: Art, Architecture, and Society (Anne E. Lester)

509  Hartley, Julia Caterina, Reading Dante and Proust by Analogy (Ilaria Serra)

510  Hill, Derek, Inquisition in the Fourteenth Century: The Manuals of Bernard Gui andNicholas Eymerich (Justine Trombley)

511  Hodapp, William F., The Figure of Minerva in Medieval Literature (Theresa Tinkle)

513 Hurlock, Kathryn, Medieval Welsh Pilgrimage, c. 1100–1500 (Jane Cartwright) 515 Jager, Katharine, ed., Vernacular Aesthetics in the Later Middle Ages: Politics, Performativity, and Reception from Literature to Music (Taylor Cowdery)

517  Jaynes, Jeffrey, Christianity beyond Christendom: The Global Christian Experienceon Medieval Mappaemundi and Early Modern World Maps (Alfred Hiatt)

518  Johannes de Hauvilla, Architrenius, trans. Winthrop Wetherbee (Greti Dinkova-Bruun)

519  Johnson, Tom, Law in Common: Legal Cultures in Late-Medieval England (Paul Brand)

521  Kesling, Emily, Medical Texts in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture (Richard Scott Nokes)

522  Kuuliala, Jenni, and Jussi Rantala, eds., Travel, Pilgrimage and Social Interactionfrom Antiquity to the Middle Ages (Richard J. A. Talbert)

524  Leader, Anne, ed., Memorializing the Middle Classes in Medieval and RenaissanceEurope (Eleanor Hubbard)

525  Leidholm, Nathan, Elite Byzantine Kinship, ca. 950–1204: Blood, Reputation, andthe Genos (Shaun Tougher)

527 Lloyd-Morgan, Ceridwen, and Erich Poppe, eds., Arthur in the Celtic Languages: The Arthurian Legend in Celtic Literatures and Traditions (Daniel Helbert)

529 Maimonides, Moses, “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; Maimonides, Moses, “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 (Maud Kozodoy)

531 Makowski, Elizabeth, Apostate Nuns in the Later Middle Ages ( Tanya Stabler Miller)

533 Mancia, Lauren, Emotional Monasticism: Affective Piety in the Eleventh-Century Monastery of John of Fécamp (John Van Engen)

535  McGrady, Deborah, The Writer’s Gift or the Patron’s Pleasure?: The Literary Economy in Late Medieval France (Sarah Wilma Watson)

536  Meyer-Lee, Robert J., Literary Value and Social Identity in the Canterbury Tales (Roger A. Ladd)

538  Mulligan, Amy C., A Landscape of Words: Ireland, Britain and the Poetics of Space, 700–1250 (Aisling Byrne)

539  Niles, John D., God’s Exiles and English Verse: On the Exeter Anthology of Old English Poetry (Patrick W. Conner)

541 Odorico da Pordenone, Relatio de mirabilibus orientalium Tatarorum, ed. Annalia Marchisio (Peter Jackson)

543  Oftestad, Eivor Andersen, The Lateran Church in Rome and the Ark of the Covenant: Housing the Holy Relics of Jerusalem; with an Edition and Translation of the “Descriptio Lateranensis Ecclesiae” (BAV Reg. Lat. 712) (Lezlie Knox)

544  Palmer, James A., The Virtues of Economy: Governance, Power, and Piety in Late Medieval Rome (Steven A. Epstein)

545  Pettit, Edward, The Waning Sword: Conversion Imagery and Celestial Myth in “Beowulf” (Craig R. Davis)

547  Pluskowski, Aleksander, ed., Ecologies of Crusading, Colonization, and Religious Conversion in the Medieval Baltic: Terra Sacra II (Alan V. Murray)

548  Porck, Thijs, Old Age in Early Medieval England: A Cultural History (Alice Jorgensen)

550 Raffensperger, Christian, Conflict, Bargaining, and Kinship Networks in Medieval Eastern Europe; Raffensperger, Christian, Ties of Kinship: Genealogy and Dynastic Marriage in Kyivan Rus’ (Aleksandr Musin)

553 Rigby, Stephen H., ed., Historians on John Gower, with Siân Echard (Brian Gastle)

555  Russakoff, Anna, Imagining the Miraculous: Miraculous Images of the Virgin Maryin French Illuminated Manuscripts, ca. 1250–ca. 1450 (Tracy Chapman Hamilton)

556  Sabaté, Flocel, The Death Penalty in Late-Medieval Catalonia: Evidence and Significations(Adam J. Kosto)

558  Sadler, Donna L., Touching the Passion—Seeing Late Medieval Altarpieces throughthe Eyes of Faith (Gregory C. Bryda)

559  Schlotheuber, Eva and Anne Liewert, eds., Musik aus Paradiese: Die mittelalterlichenHandschriften der Dominikanerinnen aus Paradiese bei Soest (Cynthia J. Cyrus)

561  Schmidt, Ondrˇej, John of Moravia between the Czech Lands and the Patriarchate ofAquileia (ca. 1345–1394), trans. Graeme and Suzanne Dibble (Tomáš Velicˇka)

562  Staunton, Michael, ed., Herbert of Bosham: A Medieval Polymath ( Julian Haseldine)

564  Stern, David, Jewish Literary Cultures. Vol. 2, The Medieval and Early ModernPeriods (Katrin Kogman-Appel)

565  Stern, Sacha, The Jewish Calendar Controversy of 921/2 CE, with the collaborationof Marina Rustow, Nadia Vidro, and Ronny Vollandt (Elisheva Carlebach)

567  Thomson, R. M., The Fox and the Bees: The Early Library of Corpus ChristiCollege, Oxford. The Lowe Lectures 2017 (Micha Lazarus)

568  Timbert, Arnaud, ed., Qu’est-ce que l’architecture gothique?: Essais (Michael T. Davis)

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

572  Toner, Gregory and Xiwu Han, Language and Chronology: Text Dating by MachineLearning (Mike Kestemont)

573  Velasco, Jesús R., Dead Voice: Law, Philosophy, and Fiction in the Iberian MiddleAges (Teofilo F. Ruiz)

575  Vettori, Alessandro, Dante’s Prayerful Pilgrimage: Typologies of Prayer in the “Comedy”(George Corbett)

576  Wallenwein, Kirsten, Corpus subscriptionum: Verzeichnis der Beglaubigungen vonspätantiken und frühmittelalterlichen Textabschriften (saec. IV–VIII) (Markus Schiegg)

578 Wirth, Jean, La sculpture de la Cathédrale de Reims et sa place dans l’art du XIIIe siècle (Christoph Brachmann)

580  Wüsthof, Lucas, Schwabenspiegel und Augsburger Stadtrecht (Stephan Dusil)

581  Zeldenrust, Lydia, The Mélusine Romance in Medieval Europe: Translation, Circulation,and Material Contexts (S. C. Kaplan)

582  Zingesser, Eliza, Stolen Song: How the Troubadours Became French (Wendy Pfeffer)


Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

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