Mediaeval History Theses
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(University of St Andrews, 2017) - ThesisMessengers 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 (University of St Andrews, 2016-10-20) - ThesisIn 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, ...
(University of St Andrews, 2017-06-22) - ThesisThis 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 ...
(University of St Andrews, 2015) - Thesis
(University of St Andrews, 2015) - ThesisThis thesis explores textual depictions of the burial of leaders in Snorri Sturluson’s Heimskringla. Central to my argument is the close connection between representations of burial and the broader qualities of good/bad ...