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Doing Cultural History

Insights, Innovations, Impulses

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Judith Mengler(Hg.), Kristina Müller-Bongard(Hg.), Doing Cultural History (2018), transcript Verlag, Bielefeld, ISBN: 9783839445358

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Description / Abstract

"Doing Cultural History" collects papers on a variety of topics. The issues addressed span from the 12th to the 21st century and include the communication of peace in written and pictorial sources, narrative structures in legal texts, masculinity and violence, and new research into Scottish medieval history as well as a comparison of religious theme parks and the perception of sorcery and false saintliness in early modern Spain.


Judith Mengler is a research assistant within the research unit "Historical Cultural Sciences" at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. She studied History and Classical Archaeology in Mainz. Her research interests are medieval medicine and surgery, body history, and historical practices of inclusion and exclusion in earlier periods.
Kristina Müller-Bongard is a research assistant and the coordinator of the research unit Historical Cultural Sciences, Mainz. She studied art history and cultural anthropology at Mainz University. Her research interests are counter-reformation art, political iconography and early modern art literature.


»Das Close Reading der Quellen in vielen Beiträgen eröffnet [...] die Nachvollziehbarkeit des Arbeits- und Argumentationsganges. So bietet der Band erste Zugänge zu unterschiedlichen Gegenstandsbereichen und zu diversen Quellengruppen sowie gelungene Fallstudien.«
Astrid Ackermann, www.sehepunkte.de, 19/11 (2019)

Table of content

  • Cover
  • Editorial
  • Content
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • A Black and White Peace. On the Possibility of Peace within the Dichotomies of Arthurian Literature
  • Writing war – communicating peace? The peace treaty of Edinburgh- Northampton of 1328
  • Peace on Paper Illustrated in Pictures. The visual representation of peace treaties in Early Modern Europe
  • Narrative Structures in Legal Texts An Introduction to the Panel
  • Narrative Elements in Deposition Documents
  • Sentimental Contracts. The Affective Narrative Structure of Puritan Covenant Theology in Jonathan Winthrop’s A Model of Christian Charity
  • Narrative Elements in Treaties of Peace and Alliance
  • The Jerusalem Experience Comparing Theme Park Versions of the Holy Land
  • Searching for other spaces, or: How useful is Foucault's concept of heterotopias as a method for historical research effectively?
  • Man as Victims. Speaking and laughing about violence against men
  • Courageous surgeons, enduring patients The performance of masculinity in medieval military medicine (14th-15th century)
  • Clash of Civilisations in Medieval Scotland or Can Culture Explain Conflict?
  • At the forefront of resistance to England? Melrose Abbey and the Scottish Wars of Independence
  • Between Love and Social Advancement. The Marriage Arrangements of the Late Medieval Maxwells of Caerlaverock Castle
  • Contributors

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