Professor of History
Advisor, Medieval and Renaissance Studies Center
Texas Tech University

 

 

JOHN MCDONALD HOWE

John Howe REVIEWS

Alfons Becker. Papst Urban II. (1088-1099). Teil 3: Ideen, Institutionen und Praxis eines päpstlichen Regimen Universale.  Monumenta Germaniae Historica Schriften 19(3). Hannover: Hahnsche Buchhandlung, 2012. In The Medieval Review [on-line], TMR 16.01.02.

Emilia Jamroziak and Karen Stöber, eds. Monasteries on the Borders of Medieval Europe: Conflict and Cultural Interaction. Medieval Church Studies 28. Leiden: Brill, 2013. In The Medieval Review [on-line]. TMR 15.01.22.

David Bachrach. Warfare in Tenth-Century Germany. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2012. In De Re Militari Book Reviews. Posted October 29, 2013.

Mary Stroll. Popes and Antipopes: The Politics of Eleventh Century Church Reform. Studies in the History of Christian Traditions. Leiden: Brill, 2012. In The Medieval Review [on-line]. TMR 13.01.02.

Bremmer, Rolf H., Jr., and Kees Dekker, eds.  Practice in Learning: The Transfer of Encyclopaedic Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages.  Storehouses of Wholesome Learning 2.  Mediaevalia Groningana, new series, vol. 16.  Paris / Leuven / Walpole, MA: Peeters, 2010  In The Medieval Review [online] TMR 12.03.11.

John Baldwin. Paris, 1200,  Stanford, CA:  Stanford University Press, 2010.  In The History Teacher 44 (2011): 613-14.

Arnold Angenendt.  Die Gegenwart von Heiligen und Reliquien. Edited by Hubertus Lutterbach.  Münster:  Aschendorff Verlag, 2010.   The Catholic Historical Review 97 (2011): 572-73.

The Life and Miracles of Saint Maurus:  Disciple of Benedict, Apostle to France.  Translated with an introduction by John B. Wickstrom. Cistercian Studies Series 223. Collegeville, MI:  Cistercian Publications, 2008.  In The Catholic Historical Review 95 (2009): 787-88.

Olszewski, Mikolaj editor.  What is Theology in the Middle Ages?  Religious Cultures of Europe (12th to 15th Centuries) as Reflected in Their Self Understanding.  Archa Verba Subsidia 1.  Münster:  Aschendorff Verlag, 2007. Pp. xii and 734. In Theological Studies 70 (2009): 465-67.

Charles Mériaux.  Gallia Irradiata:  Saints et sanctuaires dans le nord de la Gaule du haut Moyen Âge.  Beiträge zur Hagiographie 4.  Stuttgart:  Franz Steiner Verlag, 2006.  Pp. 428.   In Speculum, 83 (2008): 469-70.

Pierre Bauduin, ed.  Les fondations scandinaves en Occident et les débuts du duché de Normandie:  Colloque de Cerisy-la-Salle (25-29 septembre 2002). Caen:  Publications du CRAHM, 2005.  In The Medieval Review [online]. TMR 07.03.09.  ISSN 1096-746X.

A Place to Believe In:  Locating Medieval Landscapes.  Edited by Clare A. Lees and Gillian R. Overing.  University Park, Pennsylvania:  The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2006.  Bryn Mawr Classical Review. BMCR 2006.11.31.

Pietro De Leo, ed. San Bruno di Colonia: Un eremita tra Oriente e Occidente. Ministero per i beni e le attività culturali, Comitato nazionale celebrazioni IX Centenario della Morte di San Bruno di Colonia, Secondo Convegno Internazionale, Serra San Bruno, 2-5 ottobre 2002. Soveria Mannelli (Catanzaro): Rubbettino, 2004. In The Medieval Review [online]. TMR 06.11.10.

Laurent Feller, Agnès Gramain, and Florence Weber. La Fortune de Karol:  Marché de la terre et liens personnels dans les Abruzzes au haut Moyen Âge. Collection de l’École française de Rome 347. Rome:  École française de Rome, 2005.  In Speculum 82 (2007): 183-84.

François Dolbeau.  Sanctorum societas:  Rėcits latins de saintetė (IIIe-XIIe siècles).  2 vols. Subsidia hagiographica 85.  Brussells: Sociėtė des bollandistes, 2005.  In The Catholic Historical Review 92 (2006): 96-99.

Amatus of Montecassino:  The History of the Normans.  Translated by Prescott N. Dunbar.  Revised by Graham A. Loud.  Woodbridge:  The Boydell Press, 2004.  In The English Historical Review 121 (2006): 268-69.

Jacques Dalarun and Lino Leronardi, eds. Biblioteca Agiografica Italiana (BAI):  Repertorio di testi e manoscritti, secoli XIII-XV.  2 vols., plus CD-ROM and instruction booklet.  (Fondazione Ezio Franceschini and Ėcole française de Rome:  Agiografia e bibbia in lingua italiana [secoli XIII-XV]; Archivio Romanzo 4.)  Florence:  Edizioni del Galluzzo, 2003.  In Speculum 78 (2003): 11372-74.

Charles Radding and Francis Newton. Theology, Rhetoric, and Politics in the Eucharistic Controversy, 1087-1079:  Alberic of Monte Cassino against Berengar of Tours.  New York:  Columbia University Press, 2003.  In Theological Studies 65 (2004):  896.

Ermites de France et d'Italie (XIe-XVe siècle).  Edited by André Vauchez.  Collection de l 'École française de Rome 313.  Rome:  École française de Rome, 2003.  In The Catholic Historical Review 90 (2004): 751-52.

Victor Saxer.  Saint Vincent diacre et martyr:  Culte et légendes avant l'An Mil.  Subsidia Hagiographica 83.  Brussels:  Bollandistes, 2002. In The Catholic Historical Review 80 (2004): 302-03.

The Cross Goes North: Processes of Conversion in Northern Europe, AD 300-1300. Edited by Martin Carver. York: Medieval Press, University of York; Rochester NY: Boydell Press, 2003. Pp. xiv, 588.  In The International History Review 26 (2004): 102-03.

Peter Brown. The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000. Second Edition. Oxford: Blackwell, 2003. Pp. x, 625.  H-Net Book Review. Published by H-Catholic (October, 2003).

Adelindo Giuliani. La formazione dell’identità certosina (1084-1155). (Analecta cartusiana 155.) Salzburg: Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik Universität Salzburg, 2002. Pp. xiii, 201. In Speculum 80 (2004): 230-32.

Guy Philippart, ed., Hagiographies: Histoire internationale de la littérature hagiographique latine et vernaculaire en Occident des origines à 1550, 3. (Corpus Christianorum, Hagiographies 3.) Turnhout: Brepols, 2001. In Speculum 78 (2003): 1372-74.

Timothy Reuter, ed. The New Cambridge Medieval History.  Vol. III:  c. 900-c. 1024. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 1999. Pp. xxv, 863. In The Medieval Review [online]. TMR 03.01.03.

Christine M. Boeckl. Images of Plague and Pestilence: Iconography and Iconology. Sixteenth Century Essays and Studies 52. Kirksville, Missouri: Truman State University Press, 2000. xiv + 210 pp. H-Net Book Review. Published by H-Catholic (January, 2002).

La Royauté et les élites dans l’Europe carolingienne (du début du IXe aux environs de 920). Edited by Régine Le Jan. Center d’histoire de l’Europe du Nord-Ouest 17. Lille: Université de Charles-de-Gaulle Lille 3, 1998. 530 pp. In Mediaevistik 14 (2001): 313-15.

Inventer l’hérésie? Discours polémiques et pouvoirs avant l’inquisition. Edited by Monique Zerner. Collection du Centre d’études médiévales de Nice 2. Nice: Centre d’études médiévales, 1998, 284 pp. In Francia 28 (2001): 256-57.

Strategies of Distinction: The Construction of Ethnic Communities, 300-800. Edited by Walter Pohl with Helmut Reimitz. The Transformation of the Roman World 2. Leiden: Brill, 1998. In Mediaevistik 13 (2000): 236-38.

The "Carmen de Hastingae Proelio" of Guy Bishop of Amiens. Edited by Frank Barlow. Oxford Medieval Texts. New York and Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999. In H-Net Book Reviews [online]. H-Net Book Review. Published by H-Catholic (September, 2000).

The History of the Tyrants of Sicily by 'Hugo Falcandus,' 1153-69. Edited and translated by Graham A. Loud and Thomas Wiedemann. Manchester and New York: Manchester University Press, 1998. In The Medieval Review [online]. TMR 99.08.14.

Kathleen G. Cushing. Papacy and Law in the Gregorian Reform: The Canonistic Work of Anselm of Lucca. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1998. In The Medieval Review [online]. TMR 99.08.08.

The Sixth Century: Production, Distribution and Demand. Edited by Richard Hodges and William Bowden. The Transformation of the Roman World 3. Leiden / Boston / Cologne: Brill, 1998. In Mediaevistik 13 (2000): 242-43.

Volker de Vry. Liborius: Brückenbauer Europas: Die mittelalterlichen Viten und Translationsberichte. Paderborn: Ferdinand Schöningh, 1997. In The Catholic Historical Review 75 (1999): 280-81.

Barbara Abou-El-Haj. The Medieval Cult of Saints: Formations and Transformations. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994. In The Catholic Historical Review 72 (1996): 524-25.

Luigi Canetti. Gloriosa Civitas: Culto dei santi e società cittadina a Piacenza nel Medioevo. Cristianesimo antico e medievale 4. Bologna: Pàtron Editore, 1993. In Francia 23 (1996): 276-77.

Michael Hicks. Bastard Feudalism. London and New York: Longman, 1995. In The History Teacher 29 (1995): 543-44.

Paolo Tomea. Tradizione apostolica e coscienza cittadina a Milano nel medioevo: La leggenda di san Barnaba. Bibliotheca Erudita Studi e documenti di storia a filologia 2. Milan: Vita e Pensiero, 1993. In Speculum 70 (1995): 435-36.

Geoffrey Koziol. Begging Pardon and Favor: Ritual and Political Order in Early Medieval France. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1992. In Religious Studies Review 21 (1995): 56-57.

Ienje van't Spijker. Als door een speciaal stempel: Traditie en vernieuwing in heiligenlevens uit Noordwest-Frankrijk (1050-1150). Middeleeuwse studies en bronnen 23. Hilversum: Uitgeverij Verloren, 1990. In Speculum 69 (1994): 266-67.

Antonella degl'Innocenti. L'Opera agiografica di Marbodo di Rennes. Biblioteca di Medioevo Latino 3. Spoleto: Centro Italiano di Studi sull'Alto Medioevo, 1990. In Speculum 69 (1994): 127-28.

Miri Rubin. Corpus Christi: The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1991. In Religious Studies Review 19 (1993): 358.

Constance Brittain Bouchard. Holy Entrepreneurs: Cistercians, Knights, and Economic Exchange in Twelfth-Century Burgundy. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1991. In Religious Studies Review 19 (1993): 171.

Images of Sainthood in Medieval Europe. Edited by Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski and Timea Szell. Ithaca/London: Cornell University Press, 1991. In The Catholic Historical Review 78 (1992): 277-78

Susan J. Ridyard. The Royal Saints of Anglo-Saxon England: A Study of West Saxon and East Anglian Cults. Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought, 4th ser., 9. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988. In The Catholic Historical Review 76 (1990): 338-39.

Dominique Iogna-Pratt. "Agni Immaculati": Recherches sur les sources hagiographiques relatives à Saint Maieul de Cluny. Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1988. In The Catholic Historical Review 75 (1989): 481-82.

Sally N. Vaughn. Anselm of Bec and Robert of Meulan: The Innocence of the Dove and the Wisdom of the Serpent. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1987. In Religious Studies Review 14 (1988): 257.

Caroline Walker Bynum. Holy Feast and Holy Fast: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women. Berkeley/Los Angeles/London: University of California Press, 1987. In The Catholic Historical Review 74 (1988): 456-58.

Alain Boureau. La Legende dorée: Le systeme narratif de Jacques de Voragine (+ 1298). Paris: Editions du Cerf, 1984. In The Catholic Historical Review 73 (1987): 326-27.

Rudolph Bell. Holy Anorexia. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1985. In The Catholic Historical Review 73 (1987): 109-10.

Klaus Herbers. Der Jacobuskult des 12. Jahrhunderts und der "Liber Sancti Jacobi": Studien über das Verhältnis zwischen Religion und Gesellschaft im hohen Mittelalter. By Historische Forschungen 7. Wiesbaden: FranzSteiner Verlag, 1984. In Speculum 61 (1986): 934-36.

Il processo per la canonizzazion di S. Nicola da Tolentino. Edited by Nicola Occhioni. Collection de l'École française de Rome 74. Rome: Padri Agostiniani di Tolentino and École française de Rome, 1984. In Speculum 61 (1986): 975-77.

La Santità imitabile: "Leggenda di Maria da Venezia" di Tommaso da Siena. Edited by Fernanda Sorelli. Miscellanea di studi e memorie 23. Venice: Deputazione di storia patria per le Venezie, 1984. In Speculum 61 (1986): 1035-36.

Trevor Rowley. The Norman Heritage, 1066-1200. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983. In The History Teacher 18 (1984): 142-43.

A. D. Wright. The Counter-Reformation: Catholic Europe and the Non-Christian World. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1982. In The History Teacher 17 (1984): 296-97.

Mircea Eliade. A History of Religious Ideas. Vol. 2: From Gautama Buddha to the Triumph of Christianity. Translated from the French by Willard R. Trask. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982. In The History Teacher 16 (1983): 302-03.

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