Graduate Student Essay Contest Winners
Contemplative Ascent and the Limitations of Vision in the Omne Bonum (Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe, 2011-05-12)The Omne Bonum, an encyclopedia compiled in London between 1359 and 1375, is unprecedented in both its scale and ambition to organize knowledge from various fields in alphabetical order. Before beginning to read the hundreds ...
From Jongleur to Minstrel: The Professionalization of Secular Musicians in Thirteenth- and Fourteenth-Century Paris (Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe, 2011)This paper discusses the circumstances surrounding the formation of a Parisian guild for minstrels, the Corporation des ménétriers, in 1321. This action marks a pivotal moment in the history of urban minstrelsy and stands ...
“Butcher-like and hatefull”: Domestic Medicine and Resistance to Surgery in Early Modern England (Charles Singleton Center for the Study of Pre-Modern Europe, 2010)
Through a Jewel, Darkly: A Reading of the Frontispiece of Giambattista Vico’s Scienza Nuova (2008)Abstract: This essay provides an interpretation of the frontispiece that adorns the 1730 and 1744 editions of Giambattista Vico’s Principj di Scienza Nuova, arguing that the beam of light depicted in the so-called dipintura ...