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, three issues per year. Each issue is predominantly in English, with occasional articles in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

Print copies can be ordered by clicking here. 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 (English, UCLA)
Managing Editor: Heather Sottong (CMRS, UCLA)
Editorial Board: John Dagenais (Spanish & Portuguese, UCLA); Matthew Fisher (English, UCLA); Sharon Gerstel (Art History, UCLA); Jessica Goldberg (History, UCLA); Efraín Kristal (Comparative Literature, UCLA); Peter Stacey (History, UCLA)

Viator 48.1 (Spring 2017)

  • Pablo Acosta García and Anna Serra Zamora, “Apophatic Mountains: Poetics of Image in Marguerite Porete and John of the Cross”
  • Pnina Arad, “Frederick III’s Holy Land Installation in Wittenberg during the Cultural Transition of the Reformation”
  • Mordechai Z. Cohen, “A New Perspective on Rashi of Troyes in Light of Bruno the Carthusian: Exploring Jewish and Christian Bible Interpretation in Eleventh-Century Northern France”
  • Marijke Crab, “Henricus Petri’s Editions of Suetonius: Printing and Commenting the Lives of the Twelve Caesars in Sixteenth-Century Basle”
  • Kate M. Craig, “Fighting for Sacred Space: Relic Mobility and Conflict in Tenth-Eleventh- Century France”
  • Irène Fabry-Tehranchi, “Du manuscrit à l’imprimé: les remplois de bois gravés dans l’illustration du Livre de Merlin d’Antoine Vérard (1498)”
  • Seymour Feldman, “A Renaissance Rabbi with Platonic Leanings”
  • Gerard González Germain, “Agostino Vespucci’s De situ totius Hispaniae (1520): The Earliest Antiquarian Description of Spain”
  • Racha Kirakosian, “Musical Heaven and Heavenly Music: At the Crossroads of Liturgical Music and Mystical Texts”
  • Luis F. López González, “Mirabella’s Deadly Gaze: The Force that Destabilizes the State’s Power in Grisel y Mirabella”
  • Åslaug Ommundsen, “Two French or Flemish Manuscripts and their Scandinavian Fate”
  • Flocel Sabaté, “Barcelona: The Building of a Territorial and Ideological Capital”
  • Erin Shaull, “Beowulf’s Father(s) and Fatherlessness”

Viator 48.2 (Summer 2017)

  • Bernard Bachrach, “William the Conqueror’s March on London: A Logistical Analysis”
  • David Bachrach, “Royal Licensing of Ecclesiastical Property Exchanges in Early Medieval Germany: Ottonian Practice on Carolingian Foundations”
  • Paul Dalton, “After Hastings: William the Conqueror’s Invasion Campaign, 15 October–25 December 1066”
    Michael S. Fulton, “The Myth of the Hybrid Trebuchet”
  • Lydia Deni Gamboa, “Percibir los contenidos de nuestras percepciones: William of Ockham y Walter Chatton frente a De Anima III.2”
  • Marco Giardini, “‘Ego, presbiter Iohannes, dominus sum dominantium’: the Name of Prester John and the Origin of His Legend”
  • Antoni Grabowski, “Author’s annotations: Luidprand of Cremona and his use of Greek in the Clm. 6388”
  • Barbara Grondkowska, “Quid est rex sine gloria? Cusanus’ Concept of Glory and Praise.”
  • Yanay Israeli, “The Politics of Records: Petitions and Depositions in the Legal Struggle of a Fifteenth-Century Converso”
  • Sharity Nelson, “Piers Plowman: In Defense of the Aesthetic”
  • James T. Palmer, “Climates of Crisis: Apocalypse, Nature, and Rhetoric in the Early Medieval World”
  • Owen Phelan, “The Scope of Fidelity in Nithard’s Ninth Century”
  • Chet Van Duzer, “A Previously Unknown Sixteenth-Century Description of the Shrine of Thomas Beckett”
  • Mariano Vilar, “The Hedonistic Calculus in the Renaissance”

Viator 48.3 (Autumn 2017)

  • Domenic Alexander, “William Longbeard: A Rebel Holy Man of Twelfth-Century England”
  • Eleanor Barraclough, “Arctic Frontiers: Rethinking Norse-Sámi Relations in the Old Norse Sagas”
  • Neta B. Bodner, “Why Are There Two Medieval Copies of the Holy Sepulcher in Pisa? A Comparative Analysis of San Sepolcro and the Baptistery”
  • Philippa Byrne, “Despair and Presumption in Late Twelfth- and Early Thirteenth-Century Pastoral Care”
  • Leonardo Giorgetti, “Aristotele nel chiostro: un episodio inedito della ricezione umanistica fiorentina dell’Etica Nicomachea
  • Karlyn Griffith, “Adaptation and Assemblage: The Fourteenth-Century Antichrist Compilation as a Courtly Manual for Salvation”
  • Juliana Grigg, “The Black Rood of Scotland: A Social and Political Life”
  • Miika Kuha, “The Elaboration and Transmission of Historical Knowledge in Fourteenth-Century Venice: Andrea Dandolo’s Chronica Brevis as a Catalyst of History Writing”
  • Rob Lutton, “Pilgrimage and Travel Writing in Early Sixteenth-Century England: The Pilgrimage Accounts of Thomas Larke and Robert Langton”
  • Astrid Marner, “Themata Sermonum in Skálholt: AM 241b Iα fol. and Uppsala UB C 301”
  • Christoph Mauntel, “Ideas of Empire: A Comparative Study in Anglo-Saxon and Spanish Political Thought (from the Eighth to the Twelfth Century)”
  • Leidulf Melve, “Public Debate, Propaganda, and Public Opinion in the Becket Controversy”
  • Assaf Pinkus, “Transformations in Wood: Between Sculpture and Painting in Late Medieval Devotional Objects in Germany”

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