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Edited by Mónica Ann Walker Vadillo
ISBN 978-615-81222-0-7 Paperback, €28.00
eISBN 978-615-81222-1-4 Hardcover, €99.00
DOI: 10.22618/TP.HAA.20193 eBook, €28.00
In colour, pp. 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.
Editors-in-Chief: Anastasija Ropa, Miriam A. Bibby
Guest Editor: Katherine S. Kanne
Vol. 1 (Issue 1/2021, November)
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Trivent Publishing is delighted to announce the publication of the first issue of Cheiron: the International Journal of Equine and Equestrian History. The history of horses and horsemanship has fascinated scholars for decades, but this is the first academic journal dedicated to the history of this magnificent animal - the only non-human animal athlete granted participation in the Olympic Games - and its interactions with humankind. In this first issue, we look at the historiography of equine and equestrian studies, with contributions that reflect the vibrant research environment that encompasses equine history, archaeology and social sciences today.
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Edited by Fabrizio Conti
ISBN 978-615-81689-1-5 Paperback, €45.00
eISBN 978-615-81689-8-4 Hardcover, €145.00
Volume 1 (November 2020)
In colour, pp. 383
Civilizations of the Supernatural: Witchcraft, Ritual, and Religious Experience in Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Traditions brings together thirteen scholars of late-antique, medieval, and renaissance traditions who discuss magic, religious experience, ritual, and witch-beliefs with the aim of reflecting on the relationship between man and the supernatural. The content of the volume is intriguingly diverse and includes late antique traditions covering erotic love magic, Hellenistic-Egyptian astrology, apotropaic rituals, early Christian amulets, and astrological amulets; medieval traditions focusing on the relationships between magic and disbelief, pagan magic and Christian culture, as well as witchcraft and magic in Britain, Scandinavian sympathetic graphophagy, superstition in sermon literature; and finally Renaissance traditions revolving around Agrippan magic, witchcraft in Shakespeare’s Macbeth, and a Biblical toponym related to the Friulan Benandanti’s visionary experiences. These varied topics reflect the multifaceted ways through which men aimed to establish relationships with the supernatural in diverse cultural traditions, and for different purposes, between Late Antiquity and the Renaissance. These ways eventually contributed to shaping the civilizations of the supernatural or those peculiar patterns which helped men look at themselves through the mirror of their own amazement of being in this world.
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Edited by Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky
ISBN 978-615-80996-8-4 Paperback, €27.00
eISBN 978-615-80996-9-1 Hardcover, €89.00
DOI: 10.22618/TP.HAA.20181 eBook, €27.00
Vol. 1, November, 2018
In colour, pages 1-154
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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 Materiality of the Horse
Edited by Miriam A. Bibby and Brian G. Scott
ISBN 978-615-81353-9-9 (paperback)
Published September 2020
In colour, pp. 297
The Liminal Horse: Equitation and Boundaries
Edited by Rena Maguire and Anastasija Ropa
ISBN 978-615-81821-5-7 (paperback)
Published October 2021
In colour, pp. 316
By Şerban George Paul Drugaş
ISBN 978-615-81353-6-8 Paperback, €28.00
eISBN 978-615-81689-9-1 Hardcover, €76.00
DOI: 10.22618/TP.MPA eBook, €28.00
In colour, 242 pp.
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This volume is a contribution to the decipherment of Ptolemy’s universal map, with focus on the territory known as Dacia. The information provided by Ptolemy was translated into modern data considering local features and complying with certain general principles. The difficulty of this task consisted in the way the ancient manuscripts transmitted the original location coordinates, as well as in the way Ptolemy patched together information from ancient itineraries and other sources.
The author of this volume conceived a general formula for mapping Dacia based on the information found in the two oldest sources he used. Furthermore, he determined local patterns with the help of the other sources – therefore, defining locations resulted in a better determination of the surrounding relative positions. This information, as well as the correlation of the Ptolemaic locations with archaeological findings, provides an increased recognition of Ptolemaic Dacia, while also contributing to exposing the Ptolemaic universal map.
Edited by Stanislava Kuzmová and Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky
ISBN 978-615-81353-8-2 Paperback, €37.00
eISBN 978-615-81793-0-0 Hardcover, €89.00
DOI: 10.22618/TP.PMAEM.20201 eBook, €37.00
Volume 1 (May 2020)
Paperback, in colour, pp. 220
This volume presents a timely contribution to the growing body of scholarship on the apocryphal writings and their reception in the Middle Ages, especially in connection with visual representation. It aims to bridge what often remains disconnected, the visual art and the written text, the early Christian roots and medieval reception, the East and the West, as well as methodologies of various disciplines.
The studies in this volume firstly investigate issues related to the Virgin Mary, and through them, also the status, function, and identity of women. Mary and the female element thus represent significant models and/or background figures in fields pertaining to theology, religious studies, textual studies, manuscript studies, and art history in a trans-disciplinary perspective. Secondly, the studies focus on the apostles and the Last Judgment, their visual representations and the use of apocryphal sources. The volume is divided in two parts according to two major topics: Part I dealing with Mary in the Apocrypha, and Part II focusing on the Apostles and the Last Judgment.
By Anastasija Ropa
ISBN 978-615-81222-4-5 Paperback, €20.00
eISBN 978-615-81222-5-2 Hardcover, €55.00
DOI: 10.22618/TP.REH.20191 eBook, €20.00
In colour, 102 pp.
Published: April, 2019
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The figure of a knight on horseback is the emblem of medieval chivalry. Much has been written on the ideology and practicalities of knighthood as portrayed in medieval romance, especially Arthurian romance, and it is surprising that so little attention was hitherto granted to the knight’s closest companion, the horse. This study examines the horse as a social indicator, as the knight’s animal alter ego in his spiritual peregrinations and earthly adventures, the ups and downs of chivalric adventure, as well as the relations between the lady and her palfrey in romance. Both medieval authors and their audiences knew more about the symbolism and practice of horsemanship than most readers do today. By providing the background to the descriptions of horses and horsemanship in Arthurian romance, this study deepens the readers’ appreciation of these texts. At the same time, critical reading of romance supplies information about the ideology and daily practice of horsemanship in the Middle Ages that is otherwise impossible to obtain from other sources, be it archaeology, chronicles or administrative documentation.
Matthew Bryan Gillis
ISBN 978-615-6405-19-7 (paperback) Paperback, €37.00
ISBN 978-615-6405-20-3 (hardcover) Hardcover, €79.00
eISBN 978-615-6405-21-0 (eBook) eBook, €37.00
Published: November 2021
Religious Horror and Holy War in Viking Age Francia explores how authorities in western Francia used horror rhetoric to cast Christian soldiers, who robbed the poor and the church, as monsters that devoured human flesh and drank human blood. Adapting modern literary horror approaches to medieval sources, this study reveals how such rhetoric served as a form of spiritual weaponry in the clergy’s attempts to correct and condemn wayward military men. This investigation, therefore, unearths long-forgotten Carolingian thought about the dreadful spiritual reality of internal enemies during a time of political division and the Northmen’s depredations. Yet such horror also informed a new understanding of Christian heroism that developed in relation to the wars fought against the invaders. This vision of heroic soldiers, which included military martyrs, culminated in ideas about holy war against the pagans. Thus Carolingian religious horror and holy war together belonged to a body of ideas about the spiritual, unseen side of the church’s cosmic conflict against evil that foreshadowed later medieval Crusading thought.
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Edited by Christopher Mielke and Andrea-Bianka Znorovszky
ISBN 978-615-81222-2-1 Paperback, €30.00
eISBN 978-615-81222-3-8 Hardcover, €99.00
DOI: 10.22618/TP.HAA.20192 eBook, €30.00
Published: March, 2019
In colour, pp. 223
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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.
By GERHARD JARITZ
Edited by Judit Majorossy, Katalin Szende, Suzana Miljan, Teodora C. Artimon
Volume 4 (November 2019)
Paperback, pp. 343
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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.
Rena Maguire and Anastasija Ropa (editors)
ISBN 978-615-81821-5-7 (paperback) Paperback, €41.00
ISBN 978-615-81821-7-1 (hardcover) Hardcover, €93.00
eISBN 978-615-81821-6-4 (eBook) eBook, €41.00
In colour, pp. 316
The historical horse is at once material and abstract, as is the notion of the border. Borders and frontiers are not only markers delineating geographical spaces but also mental constructs: there are borders between order and disorder, between what is permitted and what is prohibited. Boundaries and liminal spaces also exist in the material, economic, political, moral, legal and religious spheres. In this volume, the contributing authors explore the theme of the liminality of the horse in all of these historical arenas, asking how does one reconcile the very different roles played by the horse in human history?
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