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Viator, the Center'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. In keeping with its title, the journal gives special consideration to articles that cross frontiers: articles that focus on meetings between cultures, that pursue an idea through the centuries, that employ the methods of different disciplines simultaneously.

Viator is published in three issues per year. Each issue is predominately in English, with occasional articles in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. In addition to a print version, each issue appears simultaneously online at the Brepols MetaPress website, where the PDFs of individual articles can be purchased and downloaded. Subscriptions to Viator are available as print only, print and online, and online only and can be ordered from Brepols Publishers in Belgium: periodicals@brepols.net.

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Editor: Henry Ansgar Kelly (English)

Associate Editor: Blair Sullivan (CMRS)

Editorial Board: Courtney M. Booker (University of British Columbia), Michael Borgolte (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Jean-Claude Carron (UCLA), Albrecht Diem (Syracuse University), Matthew Fisher (UCLA), Patrick J. Geary (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and UCLA), Sharon Gerstel (UCLA), Chris Jones (University of Canterbury, Christchurch), Katherine McLoone (California State University, Long Beach), Fabrizio Meroi (Università di Trento), Constant Mews (Monash University), 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 (University of British Columbia), Richard H. Rouse (UCLA)

Viator 44, No. 1 (Spring 2013)

  • Natalia Rusnac, “From Villa to Cloister: The Religious Transformation of the Book in Late Antique Gaul”
  • Leidulf Melve, “‘Even the Very Laymen Are Chattering about It’: The Politicization of Public Opinion, 800–1200”
  • Sarah Whitten, “Quasi ex uno ore: Legal Performance, Monastic Return, and Community in Medieval Southern Italy”
  • Natasha R. Hodgson, “Lions, Tigers, and Bears: Encounters with Wild Animals and Bestial Imagery in the Context of Crusading to the Latin East”
  • Vincent Debiais, “The Poem of Baudri for Countess Adèle: A Starting Point for a Reading of Medieval Latin Ekphrasis”
  • Ilya Dines, “The Earliest Use of John of Salisbury’s Policraticus: Third Family Bestiaries”
  • Dawn Marie Hayes, “French Connections: The Significance of the Fleurs-de-Lis in the Mosaic of King Roger II of Sicily in the Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, Palermo”
  • Ayelet Even-Ezra, “The Conceptualization of Charisma in the Early Thirteenth Century”
  • Irven Resnick, “Luke 22.44 and Sweating Blood: Jesus and Medieval Natural Philosophers”
  • Jonathan Rubin, “Benoit d’Alignan and Thomas Agni: Two Western Intellectuals and the Study of Oriental Christianity in Thirteenth-century Kingdom of Jerusalem”
  • L. J. Sackville, “The Inquisitor’s Manual at Work”
  • Fabrizio Titone, “Aragonese Sicily as a Model of Late Medieval State Building”
  • Julia Verkholantsev, “St. Jerome As a Slavic Apostle in Luxemburg Bohemia”
  • Anastasia G. Yangaki, “A First Overview of Late Medieval Pottery from the Iberian Peninsula in Greece”
  • Cynthia Turner Camp, “Osbern Bokenham and the House of York Revisited”
  • Megan K. Williams, “Intercepted Love-Letters: Reporting the 1535 Apostolic Nunciature to Hungary”

Viator 44, No. 2 (Summer 2013)

  • David Bachrach, “Toward an Appraisal of the Wealth of the Ottonian Kings of Germany, 919–1024”
  • Steven Vanderputten, “Death As A Symbolic Arena: Abbatial Leadership, Episcopal Authority, and the ‘Ostentatious Death’ of Richard of Saint-Vanne (d. 1046)”
  • Mathew Kuefler, “Dating and Authorship of the Writings about Saint Gerald of Aurillac”
  • Gil Fishhof, “The Atlants of Semur-en-Brionnais: Romanesque Transformations of Antique Motifs and the Battle against Heresy”
  • Tillmann Lohse, “Pious Men in Foreign Lands: Global-Historical Perspectives on the Migrations of Medieval Ascetics, Missionaries, and Pilgrims”
  • Katherine A. Brown, “The Vernacular Universe: Gossuin de Metz’s Image du Monde, Translatio Studii, and Vernacular Narrative”
  • Megan Cassidy-Welch, “The Stedinger Crusade: War, Remembrance, and Absence in Thirteenth-Century Germany”
  • Ella Johnson, “To Taste (Sapere) Wisdom (Sapientia): Eucharistic Devotion in the Writings of Gertrude of Helfta”
  • Luba Freedman, “The Arno Valley Landscape in Fifteenth-Century Florentine Painting”
  • Magda Hayton, “Pierre d’Ailly’s De falsis prophetis II and the Collectiones of William of Saint-Amour”
  • Sherri Franks Johnson, “Negotiated Unions and Hostile Takeovers: Studying Religious Women’s Choices in Late Medieval Italy”
  • Jonas Carlquist, “The Image of Virgin Mary in Words and Art: Praising the Mother of God in Fifteenth-Century Sweden”
  • Marica Costigliolo, “Organic Metaphors in ‘De concordantia catholica’ of Nicholas of Cusa”
  • Matthieu van der Meer, “Divus Dionysius: Jean Gerson, Nicholas of Cusa, and the Interpretation of Pseudo-Dionysius’s Mystical Theology”
  • Irven Resnick, “Conjoined Twins, Medieval Biology, and Evolving Reflection on Individual Identity”
  • Els Rose, “Paratexts in the Virtutes apostolorum
  • Deneen Senasi, “Eponymous: Perfect ‘Title’ and the Emblazoned Name in Othello”

Viator 44, No. 3 (Autumn 2013)

  • Michael D. Barbezat, “In a Corporeal Flame: The Materiality of Hellfire before the Resurrection in Six Latin Authors”
  • Edward McCormick Schoolman, “Local Networks and Witness Subscriptions in Early Medieval Ravenna”
  • Alexander O’Hara and Faye Taylor, “Aristocratic and Monastic Conflict in Tenth-Century Italy: the Case of Bobbio and the Miracula Sancti Columbani
  • Adin Lears, “Soð and Sense: Language Problems and Affective Solutions in Anglo-Saxon Treatments of the Guthlac Legend”
  • Pablo Abella Villar, “Pora la enfermeria del monesterio: La enfermería de las Huelgas de Burgos en contexto”
  • Kristine Tanton, “Inscribing Spiritual Authority: the Temptation of St. Benedict Capital in the Narthex at Vézelay”
  • Stijn Praet, “The Trojan Ass: Asinarius as Mock Epic”
  • Laura Julinda Whatley, “Romance, Crusade and the Orient in King Henry III of England’s Royal Chambers”
  • Olivia Remie Constable, “Food and Meaning: Christian Understandings of Muslim Food and Food Ways in Spain, 1250–1550”
  • J. Patrick Hornbeck II, “Love and Marriage in the Norwich Heresy Trials, 1428–1431”
  • Erik Inglis, with Elise Christmon, “‘The Worthless Stories of Pilgrims’? The Art Historical Imagination of Fifteenth-Century Travelers to Jerusalem”
  • Timothy J. McGee, “Filippino Lippi’s Allegory of Sound and Silence”
  • David Scott-Macnab, “The Names of All Manner of Hounds: A Unique Inventory in a Fifteenth-Century Manuscript”
  • Richard Tristano, “‘In the Guise of History’: History and Poetry in Cinquecento Italy”
  • Sergi Mainer, “Clariodus and the Translation of Dynastic Ideology”


For more information, contact Blair Sullivan at 310-825-1537 or sullivan@humnet.ucla.edu


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