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Author: Geoff Wade

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156852008X354643 Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 51 (2008) 578-638 Engaging the South: Ming China and Southeast Asia in the Fifteenth Century Geoff Wade * Abstract Th e fi fteenth century witnessed Ming

In: Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient

Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis 76 (2008) 283-306 Revue d’Histoire du Droit 76 (2008) 283-306 The Legal History Review 76 (2008) 283-306 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157181908X336882 Testamentary cases in fifteenth-century Chancery Joseph Biancalana * , ** Summary The

In: Tijdschrift voor Rechtsgeschiedenis / Revue d'Histoire du Droit / The Legal History Review
This volume deals with political, military, social, architectural, and literary aspects of fifteenth-century England. The essays contained in the volume range across the century from some of the leading scholars currently working in the period.
With contributions by Mark Arvanigian, Kelly DeVries, Sharon Michalove, Harry Schnitker, Charlotte Bauer-Smith, Candace Gregory, Helen Maurer, Karen Bezella-Bond, E. Kay Harris, Daniel Thiery, John Leland, Peter Fleming, Virginia K. Henderson.
Author: Robin Raybould
Robin Raybould's The Sibyl Series of the Fifteenth Century examines the startling and sudden change that occurred in the representation of the sibyls throughout Europe during the early Renaissance. Raybould describes how and why during this period the number, names, attributes and prophecies of these archaic prophetesses were selected and stabilized thus providing new witness to the Christian message in sharp contrast to earlier representations where the sibyls had played a minor role in the history of classical and Christian divination and prophecy. The book examines all the fifteenth-century instances of these series, as well as the manuscripts which describe them, identifies the origin of the sibylline prophecies and suggests reasons for the widespread popularity of this new artistic phenomenon.
The Hebrew Bible in Fifteenth-Century Spain: Exegesis, Literature, Philosophy, and the Arts investigates the relationship between the Bible and the cultural production of Iberian societies between the anti-Jewish riots of 1391 and the Expulsion of 1492. During this turbulent and transformative period, the Bible intersected with virtually all aspects of late medieval Iberian culture: its languages of expression, its material and artistic production, and its intellectual output in literary, philosophical, exegetic, and polemical spheres. The articles in this cross-cultural and interdisciplinary volume present instantiations of the Hebrew Bible’s deployment in textual and visual forms on diverse subjects (messianic exegesis, polemics, converso liturgy, Bible translation, conversion narrative, etc.) and utilize a broad range of methodological approaches (from classical philology to Derridian analysis).
The fifteenth century was a critical juncture for the College of Cardinals. They were accused of prolonging the exile in Avignon and causing the schism. At the councils at the beginning of the period their very existence was questioned. They rebuilt their relationship with the popes by playing a fundamental part in reclaiming Rome when the papacy returned to its city in 1420. Because their careers were usually much longer than that of an individual pope, the cardinals combined to form a much more effective force for restoring Rome. In this book, shifting focus from the popes to the cardinals sheds new light on a relatively unknown period for Renaissance art history and the history of Rome.

Dr. Carol M. Richardson has been awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize (2008) in the field of History of Arts.

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2012 DOI : 10.1163/1573382320120002 Early Science and Medicine 17 (2012) 378-390 Greek Medicine in the Fifteenth Century Donald F. Jackson e University of Iowa, U.S.A. * Abstract e fact that a number of printed editions of Greek physicians

In: Early Science and Medicine
Ian Macpherson and Angus MacKay bring together versions in English of sixteen articles published in journals and festschrift volumes over the past two decades. The articles are revised and selected from those which deal with questions of love, religion and politics in the fifteenth-century Kingdom of Spain.
Ian Macpherson is a linguist and literary critic who aims to set his judgements in a historical and social context, and Angus MacKay a historian whose writings are informed by an awareness of the social context and literary production of the Spanish fifteenth century. The two authors have collaborated on many occasions, and the joint volume provides insights into the complex relationships between real life and imaginative writing in this turbulent period of Spanish history.