The dynamics of a non-forested stand in the Krušné Mts.: the effect of a short-lived medieval village on the local environment
- Environmental ScienceVegetation History and Archaeobotany
Medieval vegetation–human–climate interactions were studied from a sediment profile situated in the centre of a short-lived medieval village located above 800 m a.s.l. on the ridge of the Krušné…
Rural Economies and Transitions to Capitalism: Germany and England Compared (c.1200–c.1800)
- Economics, History
Based on a synthesis of the empirical scholarship on England and Germany, this paper demonstrates that in both regions, rural socio-economic developments from c.1200 to c.1800 are similar: this…
Contesting Authority and Community: Models and Practices of Monastic Reform in Late Medieval Central Europe
- HistoryAustrian History Yearbook
In the middle of the fifteenth century, the Benedictine monks of Melk in Austria copied Hugh of Fouilloy's On the Wheel of True Religion, a moral treatise that contrasted well-disciplined and…
A Late-Medieval Crisis of Superstition?
This article was largely written during a semester at the Monumenta Germaniae Historica and is grateful to the MGH and the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek for providing an unparalleled working environment and access to unmatched resources.
From Venice to Jerusalem and beyond: Milíč of Kroměříž and the Topography of Prostitution in Fourteenth-Century Prague
In the early 1360s a canon of Prague's cathedral and former member of Emperor Charles IV's chancery resigned his lucrative benefices. There was a long tradition of precisely such conversions from…