Trivent Publishing, H-1119 Budapest, Etele u. 59-61

Responsible publisher: Teodora C. Artimon

ISSN 2631-0562 (print)

ISSN 2631-0600 (online)


Gerhard Jaritz (Central European University, Budapest),

Monica Ann Walker Vadillo (University of Oxford), 


The aim of this series is to advance the knowledge and understanding of the history and art of Europe during the period between the fourth and the sixteenth centuries and its connection to the artistic enterprises that were determined by geography, religion, socio-political, and economic circumstances. This series also focuses on issues of gender, the construction of identity, and the important role that visual culture played for the transmission of these ideas. In addition, it interrogates and analyses the influence of the medieval in subsequent periods, demonstrating the modernity of the Middle Ages even today. Although this series will concentrate on Europe, it welcomes other global perspectives and comparative points of view.


Nikoloz Aleksidze, University of Oxford

Fabrizio Conti, John Cabot University

Wojciech Kozłowski, Maria Grzegorzewska University, Warsaw

Stanislava Kuzmova, The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities, University of Oxford

Serban V. Marin, Romanian National Archives

Adriano Messias, Autonomous University of Barcelona

Christopher Mielke, Al-Quds Bard College of Arts and Sciences

Suzana Miljan, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts

Sergiu Musteata, Ion Creangă Pedagogical State University

Cosmin Popa-Gorjanu, "1 Decembrie 1918" University of Alba Iulia

Boris Stojkovski, University of Novi Sad

Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky, Ca' Foscari University Venice

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Same Bodies, Different... Same Bodies, Different...

Same Bodies, Different Women: ‘Other’ Women in the Middle Ages and the Early Modern Period

Price €23.00

Edited by Christopher Mielke and Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky

ISBN  978-615-81222-2-1  (print) 

ISBN 978-615-81222-3-8 (online)

Vol. 2, pp. 223

Published: March, 2019

 You can read this book in open access


This volume is a collection of essays focusing on marginalized women mostly in Central and Eastern Europe from around 1350 to 1650. “Other” women are discussed in three different categories: women whose religious practices put them on the social margins, “common women” who are in society but not of society because they are in the sex trade, and women whose occupations were reason enough to shunt them. In order to fill a gap in gender history for countries east of the Rhine River, the studies included present how official city-funded brothels in medieval Austria worked, how a princess’ disability affected her life as Byzantine empress, how one unmarried Transylvanian woman who got pregnant dealt with being the center of a court case, and how enslaved women in medieval Hungary were treated as sexual property. The hope with this volume is that it will show the many interdisciplinary ways that women on the margins can be studied in this region, and to diminish the taboo of discussing this topic to begin with.

Set Me as a Seal upon Thy... Set Me as a Seal upon Thy...

Set Me as a Seal upon Thy Heart

Price €23.00

Edited by Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky

ISBN 978-615-80996-8-4 (print) 

ISBN 978-615-80996-9-1 (eBook)

Published: November, 2018

Vol. 1, pages 1-154

 You can read this book in open access.


Set Me as a Seal Upon Thy Heart: Constructions of Female Sanctity in Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, and the Early Modern Period is a collection of essays focusing on saintly women’s representations both in Eastern and Western Christianity starting from Late Antiquity to the High Middle Ages and Early Modernity. The volume discusses two different categories in relation to the conceptualization of female sanctity: the context of their construction in hagiographic sources and the emergent power rendered by their martyrdoms. It offers a transdisciplinary perspective on the present research carried out in the fields of hagiography, history, and art history.

The Beauty is in the... The Beauty is in the...

The Beauty is in the Details. Patterns and Contexts in the Middle Ages


Edited by Judit Majorossy, Katalin Szende, Suzana Miljan, Teodora C. Artimon

ISBN 978-615-81353-3-7

Paperback: 343 pp.

Published: November, 2019

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This volume offers a cross-section of English-language articles published by the Austrian medievalist Gerhard Jaritz in the last 35 years. The eighteen articles comprise a refreshing variety of topics and approaches to medieval humans, animals, and things, organized in five thematic units: Mentality, Human Behaviour, Emotions; Social Order; Minorities and Marginal Groups; Animals and Other Creatures; and Objects. All these reflect his engagement with the issues of everyday life at its broadest and best. The reader of these articles, irrespective of knowing Prof. Jaritz from before or not, feels personally invited into the workshop of a meticulously creative mind, a profoundly professional historian who at the same time is also always ready to transgress traditional boundaries and conventions.

Ambiguous Women in Medieval... Ambiguous Women in Medieval...

Ambiguous Women in Medieval Art

Price €25.00

Edited by Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo

ISBN 978-615-81222-0-7 (print)

ISBN 978-615-81222-1-4 (online)

Published: March, 2019

Vol. 3, pages 1-221

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Ambiguous Women in Medieval Art brings together the work of seven researchers who, coming from different perspectives, and in some cases different disciplines, approach the question of ambiguity in relation to different case-studies where the represented women do not follow the ever-present dichotomy exemplified by Eve and Mary. In doing so, they demonstrate the complexities of a topic that is as contemporary as it is ancient. Through them, we can get valuable insights on the understanding and experience of gender in the past and the ways in which these experiences have shaped our own understanding of this topic.