Viator offers a space for renewed attention to the global long Middle Ages, viewed broadly as the period 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, focusing on meetings between cultures, pursuing an idea through the centuries, or employing 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 Medieval and Renaissance periods from a global perspective.

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Editor: Henry Ansgar Kelly (English, UCLA)

Managing Editor: Allison McCann (CMRS, UCLA)

Editorial Board: Matthew Fisher (English, UCLA); Jessica Goldberg (History, UCLA); Javier Patiño Loira (Spanish & Portuguese, UCLA); Peter Stacey (History, UCLA); Erica Weaver (English, UCLA); Bronwen Wilson (Art History, UCLA); Luke Yarbrough (Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA).

Editorial Consultants: Brigitte Buettner (Smith College); Courtney M. Booker (University of British Columbia); Jean-Claude Carron (University of California, Los Angeles); Jamie Fumo (Florida State University); Patrick J. Geary (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and University of California, Los Angeles); Sarah James (University of Kent); Chris Jones (University of Canterbury, Christchurch); 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); Edward Schoolman (University of Nevada, Reno); Elisa Tosi Brandi (Università di Bologna).

Viator 49.2

  • Jesse Siragan Arlen, “Texts for Keeping Watch: The Hymns of the Night of Ephrem of Nisibis and the Book of Lamentation of Gregory of Narek”
  • Christiania Whitehead, “Translating the Northern English Saints within Late Medieval Vernacular Legendaries: Oswald, Cuthbert, Ninian”
  • Georges Declercq, “Between Seligenstadt and St. Bavo’s Abbey, Ghent: Making a Collection out of Einhard’s Letters”
  • Robert J. Olsen, “A Queer Little Book: An Examination of the Reception of Peter Damian’s Liber Gomorrhianus by the Papacy and the Canonical Tradition”
  • Henry Bainton, “Emotional Content and Rhetorical Form in Herbert of Bosham’s Historia of Thomas Becket”
  • Piotr Górecki, “The Paradox of Piast Power: A Contemporary Observer in his Context”
  • Stefka G. Eriksen, “‘Liquid Knowledge’ in Old Norse Literature and Culture”
  • William J. Courtenay, “Parisian Grammar Schools and Teachers in the Long Fourteenth Century”
  • James F. McMenamin, “Petrarch’s Adamantine Chains: The Anniversary Series of ‘Love’ (RVF 107–118) and the Song of ‘Glory'” (RVF 119)
  • Jóhanna Katrín Friðriksdóttir, “Konungs skuggsjá [The King’s Mirror] and Women Patrons and Readers in Late Medieval and Early Modern Iceland”
  • Alessandro Silvestri , “‘That Register is the Most Ancient and Useful of the Kingdom’: Recording, Organizing, and Retrieving Information in the Fifteenth-Century Sicilian Chancery”
  • Iris Shagrir, “The Hidden Jew of Jerusalem: The Legend of the Eternal Jew in Medieval and Early Modern Pilgrimage Narratives”