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Ethnicity in Medieval Europe, 950-1250

Ethnicity in Medieval Europe, 950-1250

Claire Weeda is a cultural historian at Leiden University. In her new book, Dr Weeda investigates how racial stereotypes were created and used in the European Middle Ages. On 26… READ MORE

Holy Harlots

Holy Harlots

Holy harlots – sexual sinners-turned-saints such as Mary Magdalene or Mary of Egypt – were models for the John Wycliffe and the Wycliffites (proto-protestant dissenters c. 1380s-1420s) but came to… READ MORE

Field Research in Africa

Field Research in Africa

Field Research in Africa: The Ethics of Researcher Vulnerabilities published last month from James Currey, is an essential exploration of and guide to research ethics in the field. We thank… READ MORE

Bizet in Italy

Bizet in Italy

Hugh Macdonald’s new book Bizet in Italy is the first English translation of Bizet’s letters and journals from the composer’s nearly three-year stay in Italy (1857-1860). Bizet never wrote any… READ MORE

Meet the Boydell Team: Caroline Palmer

Meet the Boydell Team: Caroline Palmer

Our Meet the Boydell Team series continues! Caroline Palmer is well known to the medieval studies community – but as we see from her interview, there’s more to learn about… READ MORE

Blood Waters

Blood Waters

Far from the romanticised image of the swashbuckling genre of maritime history, the eighteenth-century Caribbean was a ‘marchlands’ in which violence was a way of life and where solidarities were… READ MORE