Viator offers a space for renewed attention to transcultural studies from late antiquity into early modernity, while continuing its long-standing tradition of publishing articles of distinction in the established fields of medieval and Renaissance studies. In keeping with its title, “traveler,” the journal gives special consideration to articles that cross frontiers, 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. We particularly welcome articles that look beyond Western Eurasia and North Africa and consider the history, literature, art, and thought of the eras of early global interconnection from broader perspectives.

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  • Editor: Matthew Fisher (English, UCLA)
  • Managing Editor: Allison McCann (CMRS, UCLA)
  • Editorial Board: Javier Patiño Loira (Spanish & Portuguese, UCLA); Peter Stacey (History, UCLA); Erica Weaver (English, UCLA); Bronwen Wilson (Art History, UCLA); Luke Yarbrough (Near Eastern Languages & Cultures, UCLA).
  • Extended Editorial Board: Thomas Barton (University of San Diego); Michal Biran (Hebrew University of Jerusalem); Jessalynn Bird (Saint Mary’s College); Cécile Fromont (Yale University); Matthew Gabriele (Virginia Tech); Afrodesia McCannon (New York University); Roberta Morosini (University of Naples L’Orientale); Wen-chin Ouyang (SOAS University of London); Daniel Power (Swansea University); Helmut Reimitz (Princeton University); Andrea Robiglio (KU Leuven); Christian Sahner (University of Oxford); Tatiana Seijas (Rutgers University); Leah Shopkow (Indiana University Bloomington); Misha Teramura (University of Toronto); Torfi Tulinius (University of Iceland).

Viator 52.2

  • Ganelon’s Muslim Refashioning in the Paris Chanson de Roland
    Carolyn Cargile
  • Fashioning Abbot Geoffrey: Geoffrey of Gorron’s Copes, The Life of Christina of Markyate, and the St. Alban’s Psalter
    Heather Blurton
  • Illuminating Rituals for the Dead in the Mortuary Roll of Prioress Lucy of Castle Hedingham
    Katie Ann-Marie Bugyis
  • Violent Saint-Making: Ritual Resonances of Violence in the Vida of Douceline of Digne
    Samantha Slaubaugh
  • The Sound of Sin: Episcopal Noise Regulation in the Later Middle Ages
    Lane B. Baker
  • “What me is”: Insomnia Cures, Saintly Miracles, and Chaucer’s Book of the Duchess as Illness Narrative
    Jamie C. Fumo
  • Compositio: Horizons of Truth in the Decameron, the Notarial Register, and Civic Peace Pacts
    Melissa Vise
  • The Foolish Confounding the Wise: The Defense of Female Prophecy during and after the Council of Basel
    Frances Kneupper
  • Burgundian Crusade Propaganda in a Middle English Manuscript
    Nancy P. Pope
  • Remember, Remember the Sixth of November: British Messianism and the Mourning for Henry, Prince of Wales
    Bryan Givens