Viator, CMRS’s scholarly journal, publishes articles of distinction in any field of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, viewed broadly as the period between late antiquity and the mid-seventeenth century. The journal gives special consideration to articles that cross frontiers, that focus on meetings between cultures, pursue an idea through the centuries, or employ methods of different disciplines simultaneously, while remaining accessible to the non-specialist reader. Viator is published by Brepols Publishers, Belgium, in three issues per year. Each issue is predominantly in English, with occasional articles in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. In addition to a print version, each issue appears simultaneously at, where individual articles can be purchased and downloaded. Subscriptions to Viator (ISSN 0083-5897) are available as print only, print and online, and online only and can be ordered by writing to Brepols Publishers.

Editor: Henry Ansgar Kelly (UCLA)
Associate Editor: Blair Sullivan (UCLA)
Editorial Board: Courtney M. Booker (University of British Columbia), Michael Borgolte (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Jean-Claude Carron (University of California, Los Angeles), Albrecht Diem (Syracuse University), Matthew Fisher (University of California, Los Angeles), Patrick J. Geary (Institute for Advanced Study and University of California, Los Angeles), Sharon Gerstel (University of California, Los Angeles), Chris Jones (University of Canterbury, Christchurch), Katherine McLoone (California State University Long Beach), Fabrizio Meroi (Università di Trento), Constant Mews (Monash University), Andrea Moudarres (University of California, Los Angeles), Cary J. Nederman (Texas A&M University), Thomas O’Donnell (Fordham University), Kristen Lee Over (Northeastern Illinois University), Eric Palazzo (Université de Poitiers), Walter Pohl (Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Wien), Richard M. Pollard (Université du Québec à Montréal), Helmut Reimitz (Princeton University), Richard H. Rouse (University of California, Los Angeles), Edward M. Schoolman (University of Nevada, Reno), Kristine Tanton (University of California, Los Angeles), Erica L. Westhoff (Independent Scholar).

Viator 47.1 (Spring 2016)

  • Brian Christopher Hardison, “Words, Meanings, and Readings: Reconstructing the Use of Gildas’s De excidio Britanniae at the Canterbury School”
  • Irene O’Daly, “Revisiting the Evidence for the Study of Rhetoric and Dialectic at the School of Chartres in the Time of Fulbert (d. 1028)”
  • Michael Ovens, “Masculine Identity and the Rustics of Romance in Chrétien’s Erec and Yvain
  • Marek Thue Kretschmer, “‘Drinking of the Golden Cup of Babylon’: Biblical Typology and Imagery in the Chronicle of Otto of Freising”
  • Davide Zori, “Gift Exchange with Saints in Medieval Icelandic Miracle Stories”
  • Peter Godman, “Re-thinking the Carmina Burana II: The Child, the Jew, and the Drama”
  • Franklin T. Harkins, “Christ and the Eternal Extent of Divine Providence in the Expositio super Iob ad litteram of Thomas Aquinas
  • Chris Jones, “Geoffroi of Courlon and Political Perceptions in Late Medieval France”
  • Shalom Sadik, “Différences entres judaïsme et christianisme selon deux averroïstes juifs espagnols”
  • Christiana Purdy Moudarres, “Bodily Starvation and the Ravaging of the Will: A Reading of Inferno 32–33”
  • Elizabeth A. R. Brown, “Philip the Fair, Clement V, and the End of the Knights Templar: The Execution of Jacques de Molay and Geoffroi de Charny in March 1314”
  • Fernando Arias Guillén, “Family Matters: Marriage Strategy and the Strengthening of Royal Authority in Castile during the Reign of Alfonso XI (1312–1350)”
  • Sarah Elliott Novacich, “Repetition and Redemption: On Saint Pierre et le Jongleur
  • Mariano Gómez Aranda, “Abraham Ibn Ezra and the Spanish Humanists on the Ten Commandments”
  • Vasileios Syros, “All Roads Lead to Florence: Renaissance Jewish Thinkers and Machiavelli on Civil Strife”
  • Marco Sgarbi, “Francesco Robortello on Topics”

 Viator 47.2 (Summer 2016)

  • Meg Leja, “The Sacred Art: Medicine in the Carolingian Renaissance”
  • Rory Naismith, “The Forum Hoard and Beyond: Money, Gift, and Religion in the Early Middle Ages”
  • Éloïse Lemay, “Diplomatic Mischief, Institutionalized Deception: Two Undated Merovingian Wills on Papyrus (Erminethrude’s Will and the Will of Idda’s Son) and a Group of Eleventh-Century Forgeries from the Abbey of Saint-Denis”
  • Adam J. Kosto, “The Elements of Practical Rulership: Ramon Berenguer I of Barcelona and the Revolt of Mir Geribert”
  • James H. Kane, “Wolf’s Hair, Exposed Digits, and Muslim Holy Men: the Libellus de expugnatione Terrae Sanctae per Saladinum and the Conte of Ernoul”
  • Jay Rubenstein, “The Deeds of Bohemond: Reform, Propaganda, and the History of the First Crusade”
  • José Luis Senra, “La paix durant la guerre : la conjoncture politico-religieuse et les espaces sacrés dans le royaume de León et Castille, ca. 1110-1127”
  • Shawn Normandin, “Reading Chaucer’s Monk’s Tale
  • Daniel Stein Kokin, “‘The Josephan Renaissance: Flavius Josephus and His Writings in Italian Humanist Discourse”
  • Donald Sullivan, “The Holy Blood of Wilsnack: Politics, Theology, and the Reform of Popular Religion in Late Medieval Germany”
  • Kavita Mudan Finn, “Tragedy, Transgression, and Women’s Voices: The Cases of Eleanor Cobham and Margaret of Anjou”
  • Bee Yun, “The Fox atop Fortune’s Wheel: Machiavelli and Medieval Realist Discourse”
  • Merridee L. Bailey, “Reconsidering Religious Vitality in Catholic England: Household Aspirations and Educating the Laity in Richard Whitford’s A Werke for Householders
  • Andrea Fiamma, “Richard Falckenberg and the Modernity of Nicholas of Cusa”
  • Stephen Jaeger, “Ernst Robert Curtius: A Medievalist’s Contempt for the Middle Ages”

Viator 47.3 (Autumn 2016)

  • Rutger Kramer and Clemens Gantner, “Lateran Thinking: Building an Idea of Rome in the Carolingian Empire”
  • Zachary Chitwood, “The Proprietary Church and Monastery in Byzantium and the Eastern Christian World”
  • Christopher Bonura, “When Did the Legend of the Last Emperor Originate: A New Look at the Textual Relationship between the Apocalypse of Pseudo-Methodius and the Tiburtine Sibyl
  • Jay Diehl, “The Saint, the Voice, and the Author: Imagining Textual Authority and Personal Presence at Durham Priory, ca. 1080–1150”
  • Barbara H. Rosenwein, “Jaufre Rudel, Contrarian”. This article was written with the support of grant HAR2013-44088-P of the Spanish Ministry.
  • James Trilling, “Re-Introducing Digenis Akritis A Byzantine Poem of Strength, Weakness, and the Disturbing Absence of God”
  • Sverrir Jakobsson, “The Early Kings of Norway, the Issue of Agnatic Succession, and the Settlement of Iceland”
  • Antonio M. Zaldivar, “James I and the Rise of Codeswitching Diplomacy in Thirteenth-Century Catalonia”
  • Jo Ann Moran Cruz, “Dante’s Matelda: Queen, Saint, and Mother of Emperors”
  • Nino Zchomelidse, “Liminal phenomena: Framing Medieval Cult Images with Relics and Words”
  • Sander Govaerts, “‘Mannenvan Wapenen’: The Baesweiler Campaign and the Military Labor Market of the County of Loon in the Fourteenth Century”
  • Amanda Walling, “The Authorityof Impersonation: Gower’s Confessio Amantis and the Secretum Secretorum
  • Chet Van Duzer, “Distant Sons of Adam: A Newly Discovered Early Voice on the Origin of the Peoples of the New World”
  • Tamar Cholcman, “Between the Tides: The Call for Political and Economic Reforms—The Concept of Mercantilism in 1599 Antwerp”

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