Mediaeval Studies Volume 83 (2021)

Edited by
Jonathan Black

ISSN 0076-5872
Volume 83 (2021) • ISBN 978-0-88844-685-5 • $120

An annual journal of scholarship on the Middle Ages. A description of the journal and its editorial policy, as well as indexes in electronic form and ordering information, are available on the Mediaeval Studies page elsewhere on this site.


SIEGFRIED WENZEL  Richard Alkerton’s Sermon on Amice, ascende superius  |  1
ALASTAIR BENNETT  A Middle English Sermon Based on Gregory the Great’s Homily for the Second Sunday in Advent  |  27
R. JAMES LONG  Questions Concerning Free Choice and Beatitude in an Early Fishacre Manuscript  |  59

ROBERTO LAMBERTINI and CHRIS SCHABEL  A New Source for the Somnium Viridarii: Pierre Ceffons’s Parvum Decretum  |  87
FRANTIŠEK NOVOTNÝ  The Birth of the Luciferians: Revisiting the Persecution of Heretics by Conrad of Marburg  |  119
EMILY CORRAN  Genres of Casuistry: Penitential Teaching for Franciscans in Labia sacerdotis  |  165
GLENDING OLSON  Tragedy, Comedy, Masks, and Puppets: Gerald Odonis on Theatrics as an Aristotelian Art  |  197
MICHAEL BENSKIN  Stephen Dodesham’s Macer with Medical Writings and Prognostications in Latin and Middle English and Jean Molinet’s Epitaph for Philip the Good  |  221

GRETI DINKOVA-BRUUN  A New Manuscript of Peter Riga’s Aurora at PIMS and Its Unusual Contents  |  291
SIEGFRIED WENZEL  A Note on the Speculum sacerdotale and Its Sources  |  303



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