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Confession and Bookkeeping
Confession and Bookkeeping (September 2005)
The Religious, Moral, and Rhetorical Roots of Modern Accounting
James Aho - Author

A fascinating exploration of the connection between profit making and morality, this book illustrates how modern accounting had its roots in the sacrament of confession.

Double-entry bookkeeping (DEB), modern capitalism's first and foremost calculative technology, was "invented" during the Middle Ages when profit making was morally stigmatized. James Aho examines the problematic of moneymaking and offers an ...(Read More)
 
 
The King's English
The King's English (May 2005)
Strategies of Translation in the Old English Boethius
Nicole Guenther Discenza - Author

Shows how Alfred the Great's translations of Latin works exposed Anglo-Saxon elites to classical learning and Christian thought while bringing prestige to the king and his West Saxon dialect.

In the late ninth century, while England was fighting off Viking incursions, Alfred the Great devoted time and resources not only to military campaigns but also to a campaign of translation and education unprecedented in early mediev...(Read More)

 
 
Access to God in Augustine's Confessions
Access to God in Augustine's Confessions (April 2005)
Books X-XIII
Carl G. Vaught - Author

Continuing his groundbreaking reappraisal of the Confessions, Carl G. Vaught shows how Augustine's solutions to philosophical and theological problems emerge and discusses the longstanding question of the work's unity.

This is the final volume in Carl G. Vaught's groundbreaking trilogy reappraising Augustine's Confessions, a cornerstone of Western philosophy and one of the most influential works in the Chri...(Read More)
 
 
Women's Space
Women's Space (March 2005)
Patronage, Place, and Gender in the Medieval Church
Virginia Chieffo Raguin - Editor
Sarah Stanbury - Editor

Art historical and literary perspectives on the place of women in the medieval church.

This interdisciplinary collection addresses the location of women and their bequests within the single most important public and social space in pre-Reformation Europe: the Roman Catholic Church. This innovative focus brings attention to gender and space as experienced in the medieval parish as well as in monastic and cathedral spac...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #26, Issue #2
Mediaevalia Volume #26, Issue #2 (2005)
Sandro Sticca - Editor
Dana E. Stewart - Associate editor
Marilyn Gaddis Rose - Guest editor

 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #26, Issue #1
Mediaevalia Volume #26, Issue #1 (2005)
Sandro Sticca - Editor
Dana E. Stewart - Associate editor
Rosanna Brusegan - Guest editor

 
 
Movement and Meaning in the Divine Comedy: Toward an Understanding of Dante's Processional Poetics
Movement and Meaning in the Divine Comedy: Toward an Understanding of Dante's Processional Poetics (January 2005)
Bernardo Lecture Series, No. 14
Christopher Kleinhenz - Author
Sandro Sticca - Editor

Argues that the analysis of movement and its correlative procession in the Divine Comedyis fundamental to an understanding of how Dante generates meaning in his poetic text.

Christopher Kleinhenz’s Movement and Meaning in the Divine Comedy: Toward an Understanding of Dante’s Processional Poetics is the fourteenth in a series of publications occasioned by the annual Bernardo Lecture at the Center f...(Read More)
 
 
Encounters with God in Augustine's Confessions
Encounters with God in Augustine's Confessions (July 2004)
Books VII-IX
Carl G. Vaught - Author

This reappraisal of the middle section of Augustine's Confessions covers the period of Augustine's conversion to Christianity. The author argues against the prevailing Neoplatonic interpretation of Augustine.

This book continues Carl G. Vaught's thoroughgoing reinterpretation of Augustine's Confessions—one that rejects the view that Augustine is simply a Neoplatonist and argues that he is also a definitively...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #25, Issue #2, Special Issue
Mediaevalia Volume #25, Issue #2, Special Issue (2004)
Sandro Sticca - Editor
Dana E. Stewart - Associate editor
Penny Eley - Guest editor
Mario Longtin - Guest editor
Catherine Hanley - Guest editor

 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #25, Issue #1
Mediaevalia Volume #25, Issue #1 (2004)
Sandro Sticca - Editor
Dana E. Stewart - Associate editor

 
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