Welcome to the Medieval Studies Research Blog’s (MSRB) “Best of” news series where we report monthly on our recent publications and exciting initiatives.
Along with April showers and Easter egg hunts, last month brought with it an eclectic mix of new content to appease eager learners of the Middle Ages. So, to accompany your leftover Easter candy binge (if that’s your thing), pull up a chair and settle in to read about some medieval scribes who prefer to play with words, rather than their peas. Take a more serious moment to read through this month’s pieces on Katharina Von Tucher and her struggles with alcoholism. Or, learn about the Medieval Institute’s interdisciplinary working group on “Religion and Pluralism.” Here’s the month’s line up:
- Cait Stevenson,, “Finding a Voice for Lay Sisters in a Monastic Community”
- Marie-Luise Theuerkauf, “Riddles, Reindeer, and Irish Prostitutes, Part 1”
- Marie-Luise Theuerkauf, “Riddles, Reindeer, and Irish Prostitutes, Part 2”
- Cait Stevenson, “Alcohol and Alcoholism in the Middle Ages (Part 1)”
- Cait Stevenson, “Alcohol and Alcoholism in the Middle Ages (Part 2)”
- Andrea Castonguay, “Religion and Pluralism in the Medieval Mediterranean: An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Middle Ages”
Happy Reading! And, stay tuned for more in May…
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