Viator

MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE STUDIES

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: 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 (Wake Forest University); Wen-chin Ouyang (SOAS University of London); Daniel Power (Swansea University); Helmut Reimitz (Princeton University); 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 50.3

Contents

Special Section: Viator at Fifty

  • Vale, Viator!
    HENRY ANSGAR KELLY
  • Salve, Viator!
    MATTHEW FISHER
  • Reflections on the CMRS and Medieval Studies at the Founding of Viator
    JOHN VAN ENGEN
  • The Transformation of the Carolingian World
    HERWIG WOLFRAM
  • Colonialism and the Multicultural Turn in the Study of the Crusades
    CHRISTOPHER MACEVITT
  • Viatores: Images of Forced Migrants and Refugees, Medieval and Contemporary
    EDWARD PETERS

Regular Essays

  • Gothic Beowulf: King Alfred and the Northern Ethnography of the Nowell Codex
    CRAIG R. DAVIS
  • Ars mechanica, the Work of Restoration, and poiesis in the Didascalicon of Hugh of Saint-Victor and the Allegories of Bernard Silvestris and Alan of Lille
    ANYA BURGON
  • William of Malmesbury’s Polyhistor: The Work of a Historian, an Antiquarian, or a Rambling Raconteur?
    JOHN O. WARD
  • The Passio Raginaldi of Peter of Blois: Martyrdom and Eschatology in the Preaching of the Third Crusade
    ALEXANDER MARK
  • From the End to the Beginning: Socrates as Iconoclast in Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa and the Contestation of His Biography in Greek and Arabic Sources
    GLENN MAUR
  • Iniunctum est castellano: Auditing, Institutional Dialogue, and Administrative Accountability in Late Medieval Savoy
    IONUŢ EPURESCU-PASCOVICI
  • Trading Nobles and Ennobled Merchants: Trade as an Instrument for Social Promotion in the Kingdom of Aragon (14th–15th c.)
    SANDRA DE LA TORRE GONZALVO


A conversation with the editors of “Navigating the North Atlantic, ca. 350-1300,” a Viator cluster of short essays:

NAHIR OTAÑO GARCIA, Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico, Department of English Language and Literature

NICOLE LOPEZ-JANTZEN, Associate Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College, Department of Social Sciences, Human Services and Criminal Justice

ERICA WEAVER, Assistant Professor, UCLA Department of English

Moderated by ALLISON MCCANN, UCLA-CMRS Publications Manager and Managing Editor of Viator.