4 may. 2018

Sobre emociones, violencia y venganza medievales, en homenaje a William Ian Miller

Emotion, violence, vengeance and law in the Middle Ages: essays in honour of William Ian Miller
Kate Gilbert, Stephen D. White (eds.)
Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2018, 360 pp.
ISBN: 9789004342729

Contributions to this Festschrift for the renowned American legal and literary scholar William Ian Miller reflect the extraordinary intellectual range of the honorand, who is equally at home discussing legal history, Icelandic sagas, English literature, anger and violence, and contemporary popular culture. Professor Miller's colleagues and former students, including distinguished academic lawyers, historians, and literary scholars from the United States, Canada, and Europe, break important new ground by bringing little-known sources to a wider audience and by shedding new light on familiar sources through innovative modes of analysis.
Part 1
Emotion, Violence, Vengeance, and Law in Medieval Historical Sources

1 Hot Anger and Just Indignation: Justificatory Strategies in Early Modern German Homicide Trials   Susanne Pohl-Zucker

2 Trial by Ordeal by Jury in Medieval England, or Saints and Sinners in Literature and Law   Elizabeth Papp Kamali

3 Threats and Intimidation in Anglo-Norman Legal Disputes   William Eves

4 Courts and Rule-Making in Eleventh-Century Western France   M. W. McHaffie

5 Standing up in Court: Gender and Genitalia in Fourteenth-Century Zurich   Jamie Page

6 How To Be Remembered: Securing the Memoria of a Slain Person in Medieval Denmark   Helle Vogt

Part 2
Emotion, Violence, Vengeance, and Law in Medieval Literary Sources

7 Telling Evidence in Njáls Saga   Carol J. Clover

8 Widening Horizons in Njáls Saga   Theodore M. Andersson

9 Feud in the State: The Conflict between Haakon Haakonsson and Skule Baardsson   Hans Jacob Orning 10 ‘Waltharius’: Treasure, Revenge and Kingship in the Ottonian Wild West   Simon MacLean

Part 3
Comparative Perspectives

11 Braveheart and Sexual Revenge   Robert Bartlett

12 Stringer’s Saga: Njal and The Wire   John Hudson and Mark D. West

13 ‘An Overdeveloped Sense of Vengeance’? The Middle Ages, Vengeance and Movies   Stuart Airlie

14 Getting a Head in the Neo-Assyrian Empire: Narratives of Enemy Decapitation in Ashurbanipal’s Sources   Eva Miller

Epilogue: Silence as a Weapon of Self-Defence in Sense and Sensibility   Nora Bartlett

Bibliography of Books and Scholarly Articles by William I. Miller   Compiled by Lauren DesRosiers and Amanda Strick

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