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Read Top Research on Medieval Materialities

Welcome 2019 International Medieval Congress Delegates!

University of Leeds
1-4 July 2019

In honor of the International Medieval Congress Annual Meeting, please enjoy free access to a selection of articles on medieval materialities across a variety of disciplines below. Visit us at Booth 27 to browse our selection of books and journals and learn more!

In addition, we are pleased to offer free access until 30 September 2019 to a full special issue from Journal of Medieval History, People, places and possessions in late medieval England.

We hope you enjoy!

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Article TitleAuthor(s)Journal
Introduction: people, places and possessions in late medieval EnglandRachel M. Delman & Anna Boeles RowlandJournal of Medieval History
‘Shaving Hair and Beards in Early Islamic Egypt: An Arab Innovation?’Petra SijpesteijnAl-Masāq: Journal of the Medieval Mediterranean
Holy cow!: the miraculous cures of animals in late medieval EnglandBriony Aitchison European Review of History
The Scandinavian Container at San Isidoro, León, in the Context of Viking Art and SocietyNancy WickerJournal of Medieval Iberian Studies
Commissioning and Use of Charts Made in Majorca c.1400: New Evidence from a Tuscan Merchant's ArchiveIngrid Houssaye Michienzi and Emmanuelle VagnonImago Mundi
A Sign of Victory?: ‘Scottish Swords’ and Other Weapons in the Possession of the ‘Auld Innemie’Ralph MoffatArms & Armour
Lady Yuchi in the First Person: Patronage, Kinship, and Voice in the Guyang CaveKate LingleyEarly Medieval China
Mysticism and Materiality: Pearl and the Theology of MetaphorKerilyn Harkaway-KriegerExemplaria: Medieval, Early Modern, Theory
Heritage or Imperial Violence: A Hidden History of Early Ming Princely Acquisition of ArtHuiping PangMing Studies
The Cardinal's Frogs: Constructing Animal Imagery in Two Fourteenth-Century Curial SermonsBlake BeattieMedieval Sermon Studies
Death on the Seine: The mystery of the pagan king SetricStephen M. LewisNorthern History
The Reluctant Cosmographer: Johannes Stöffler (1452–1531) and the Discovery of the New WorldChet Van DuzerTerrae Incognitae
Dunhuang Gazetteers of the Tang PeriodY. Edmund LienTang Studies
Intimacy and Abundance: Textile Relics, the Veronica, and Christian Devotion in the Aftermath of the Fourth CrusadeAnne E. LesterMaterial Religion
Isn't Our Body the Only Thing We Have? Catherine of Siena, Medieval Fasting and (Post) Modern Anorexia NervosaJulia Bebbington BabbMedieval Mystical Theology
The Copying and Imitation of Images in Medieval BestiariesIlya DinesJournal of the British Archaeological Association
Magic for the Dead? The Archaeology of Magic in Later Medieval BurialsRoberta GilchristMedieval Archaeology