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Legal Custom & Lex Castrensis?: Using Law and Literature to Navigate the North-Sea Neighbourhood in the Late Viking Age (2020)
Book Chapter
Ruiter, K. (in press). Legal Custom & Lex Castrensis?: Using Law and Literature to Navigate the North-Sea Neighbourhood in the Late Viking Age. In Britain and its Neighbours. London: Routledge

In his Lex Castrensis, the thirteenth-century Danish writer Sven Aggesen tells the story of the creation of a law that he attributes to Knútr inn ríki (Cnut the Great) as a means of governing his substantial military following of retainers, known as... Read More about Legal Custom & Lex Castrensis?: Using Law and Literature to Navigate the North-Sea Neighbourhood in the Late Viking Age.

Ranciere’s ‘literary animals’: the conditions of possibility of ‘political subjectivation’ (2020)
Journal Article
Lane, J. F., & Lane, J. (2020). Ranciere’s ‘literary animals’: the conditions of possibility of ‘political subjectivation’. Textual Practice, 1-19. https://doi.org/10.1080/0950236x.2020.1733066

© 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Jacques Rancière re-inflects Aristotle's famous maxim to claim that ‘man is a political animal because he is a literary animal’. He goes on to relate this characteristic of ‘literarity’... Read More about Ranciere’s ‘literary animals’: the conditions of possibility of ‘political subjectivation’.

Linking Law: Viking and Medieval Scandinavian Law in Literature and History (2020)
Journal Article
Ruiter, K. (2020). Linking Law: Viking and Medieval Scandinavian Law in Literature and History. The Historian, 8-12

This short magazine article highlights ongoing interdisciplinary scholarship which has cast light on the surprisingly sophisticated world of Viking-Age and Medieval Scandinavian law and its wide-ranging influence in these societies.

Devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus in the Medieval West (2019)
Book Chapter
LUTTON, R. (2019). Devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus in the Medieval West. In Illuminating Jesus in the Middle Ages. , (129-53). Leiden /Boston: Brill Academic Publishers. https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004409422_009

From the eleventh century onward, there was an increasing preoccupation in Western Christianity with Christ’s humanity and suffering body. This “Christocentric turn” was not just towards the bloodied human body of Christ but also towards his human na... Read More about Devotion to the Holy Name of Jesus in the Medieval West.

Pilgrimage and travel writing in early sixteenth-century England: the pilgrimage accounts of Thomas Larke and Robert Langton (2017)
Journal Article
Lutton, R. (2017). Pilgrimage and travel writing in early sixteenth-century England: the pilgrimage accounts of Thomas Larke and Robert Langton. Viator, 48(3), 333-357. https://doi.org/10.1484/J.VIATOR.5.116358

By 1500 more than 500 written accounts of the Jerusalem pilgrimage alone had been produced in the West, and yet such works continued to be written and, increasingly, printed. How did these works retain their popularity, who was writing them and why?... Read More about Pilgrimage and travel writing in early sixteenth-century England: the pilgrimage accounts of Thomas Larke and Robert Langton.



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