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  • Reading Paul and Dante in the fourteenth century 

    Gustaw, Chantal (University of St Andrews, 2015-09) - Thesis
    Given the importance of Paul for Dante’s characterization of the pilgrim, and his invocation of the Pauline Epistles throughout the Commedia, this thesis began by asking how important Paul was to Dante’s fourteenth-century ...
  • Edward I and the Crusades 

    Beebe, Bruce (University of St Andrews, 1971) - Thesis
    [This thesis has] “…attempted to define and discuss as many aspects of English crusade policy in the late thirteenth century as the source material will allow. Following a brief chronological summary of Edward’s involvement ...
  • Messengers in later medieval England 

    Hu, Jiazhu (University of St Andrews, 2017) - Thesis
    Messengers were well acknowledged as a profession in late medieval England, providing a prototype of postal service of later centuries. Yet varied documents other than Exchequer records expose a terminological confusion ...
  • 'Let us run in love together' : Master Jordan of Saxony (d. 1237) and participation of women in the religious life of the Order of Preachers 

    Watts, Steven Edra (University of St Andrews, 2016-10-20) - Thesis
    In this thesis I argue that Jordan of Saxony (d. 1237), Master of the Order of Preachers, fostered a culture of openness toward the participation of women in the religious life of the Dominican order. This is demonstrated, ...
  • Gandersheim and Quedlinburg, c. 852-1024: the development of royal female monasteries in Saxony 

    Greer, Sarah Louise (University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - Thesis
    This thesis examines the relationships between royal convents and rulers in Saxony from 852 to 1024. The spate of female monasteries founded in Saxony in the ninth and tenth centuries, alongside the close relationships of ...

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