UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
HOME > Publications > Viator



Viator, the Center's scholarly journal, publishes articles of distinction in any field of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, viewed broadly as the period between late antiquity and the mid-seventeenth century. In keeping with its title, the journal gives special consideration to articles that cross frontiers, focusing on meetings between cultures, pursuing an idea through the centuries, or employing methods of different disciplines simultaneously, while remaining accessible to the non-specialist reader.

Viator is published by Brepols Publishers, Belgium, and appears three times a year. Articles are predominantly in English with occasional articles in French, German, Italian, and Spanish. In addition to a print version, each issue appears simultaneously at the Brepols Online website , where the PDFs of individual articles can be purchased and downloaded.

Subscriptions to Viator (ISSN 0083-5897) can be ordered from Brepols — write to publishers@brepols.net.

Click here for submission guidelines.

Click here to download a PDF tearsheet from the publisher.

Editor: Henry Ansgar Kelly (UCLA)
Associate Editor: Blair Sullivan (UCLA)
Editorial Board: Courtney M. Booker (University of British Columbia), Michael Borgolte (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin), Jean-Claude Carron (UCLA), Albrecht Diem (Syracuse University), Matthew Fisher (UCLA), Patrick J. Geary (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and UCLA), Sharon Gerstel (UCLA), Chris Jones (University of Canterbury, Christchurch), Katherine McLoone (California State University, Long Beach), Fabrizio Meroi (Università di Trento), Constant Mews (Monash University), Andrea Moudarres (UCLA), Cary J. Nederman (Texas A&M University), Thomas O’Donnell (Fordham University), Kristen Lee Over (Northeastern Illinois University), Eric Palazzo (Université de Poitiers), Walter Pohl (Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Wien), Richard M. Pollard (University of British Columbia), Helmut Reimitz (Princeton University), Richard H. Rouse (UCLA), Kristine Tanton (UCLA).

Viator 45.1 (Spring 2014)

  • Emma Sidgwick, “At Once Limit and Threshold: How the Early Christian Touch of a Hem (Luke 8.44; Matthew 9.20) Constituted the Medieval Veronica”
  • Norman Underwood, “When the Goths Were in Egypt: A Gothic Bible Fragment and Barbarian Settlement in Sixth-Century Egypt”
  • Francesco Borri, “Romans Growing Beards: Identity and Historiography in Seventh-Century Italy”
  • Simon Coupland, “Holy Ground? The Plundering and Burning of Churches by Vikings and Franks in the Ninth Century”
  • Marco Zuccato, “Arabic Singing Girls, the Pope, and the Astrolabe: Arabic Science in Tenth-Century Latin Europe”
  • Kim P. Middel, “Alexander’s Saga: Classical Ethics in Iceland’s Alexander Epic”
  • George T. Beech, “The Remarkable Life of Ansger, a Breton Monk and Poet from the Loire Valley Who Became Bishop of Catania in Sicily 1091–1124”
  • Manuel Borrego, “Aux origines de la privanza: mots et modèles politiques”
  • Marc B. Cels, “Interrogating Anger in the New Penitential Literature of the Thirteenth Century”
  • Jennifer Jahner, “The Mirror of Justices and the Arts of Archival Invention”
  • Alison L. Beringer, “An Aesopic ars moriendi: The Fable of the Hares and the Frogs in the Late Middle Ages”
  • Ariane Bergeron-Foote, Mary Rouse, and Richard Rouse, “Rare Fragments from the Fifteenth-Century Châtelet of Paris”
  • Alison J. Spedding, “Hoc est testamentum: The Structure and Development of Introductory Clauses in Latin Testamentary Writing”
  • Bradley J. Cavallo, “Of Medici and Mamluk Power: Islamic Forms in a Renaissance Florentine Stained-Glass Window”
  • Assaf Pinkus, “Imaginative Responses to Gothic Sculpture: the Bamberg Rider”
  • Chet Van Duzer, “The Ptolemaic Wall Map: A Lost Tradition of Renaissance Cartography”

Viator 45.2 (Summer 2014)

  • Deborah Deliyannis, “The Roman Liber Pontificalis, Papal Primacy, and the Acacian Schism”
  • Thomas Klein, “The Non-Coherence of the Franks Casket: Reading Text, Image, and Design on an Early Anglo-Saxon Artifact”
  • Karen Bollermann and Cary J. Nederman, “The ‘Sunset Years’: John of Salisbury as Bishop of Chartres and the Emergent Cult of St. Thomas Becket in France”
  • Matthew E. Parker, “Pisa, Catalonia, and Muslim Pirates: Intercultural Exchanges in the Balearic Crusade of 1113–1115”
  • Karen Lurkhur, “Body and Identity in Le Chevalier de la Charette
  • Geoff Rector, “Courtly Romance, the Vernacular Psalms, and Generic Contrafaction”
  • Marjorie O’Rourke Boyle, “The Wonder of the Heart: Albert the Great on the Origin of Philosophy”
  • Constant J. Mews and Rina Lahav, “Wisdom and Justice in the Court of Jeanne of Navarre and Philip IV: Durand of Champagne, the Speculum dominarum, and the De informatione principum
  • Jason Stoessel, “Howling like Wolves, Bleating like Lambs: Singers and the Discourse of Animality in the Late Middle Ages”
  • Roisin Cossar, “Defining Roles in the Clerical Household in Trecento Venice”
  • Bradley R. Franco, “Episcopal Power and the Late Medieval State: Siena’s Bishops and the Government of the Nine”
  • Rasa Mažeika, “Pagans, Saints, and War Criminals: Direct Speech as a Sign of Liminal Interchanges in Latin Chronicles of the Baltic Crusades”
  • Marcin Starzyński, “Last Tribute to the King: The Funeral Ceremony of the Polish King Kazimierz the Jagiellon (1492) in the Light of an Unknown Description”
  • Chet Van Duzer, “Bring on the Monsters and Marvels: Non-Ptolemaic Legends on Manuscript Maps of Ptolemy’s Geography
  • Sarah Noonan, “A Translation of Body and Form: Setting the Short Charter of Christ to Music in BL Additional MS 5465”
  • Alejandra Guzmán Almagro, “¿Taciti manes? Fantasmas ‘Parlantes’ y sus Raíces Clásicas en los Tratados Demonológicos de Época Moderna”
  • Ana Sáez-Hidalgo and R. F. Yeager, “Philip Perry’s Schools Manuscript and the Invention of the Recusant Middle Ages”

Viator 45.3 (Autumn 2014)

  • Luigi Andrea Berto, “The Muslims as Others in the Chronicles of Early Medieval Southern Lombardy”
  • Bernard and David Bachrach, “The Costs of Fortress Construction in Tenth-Century Germany: The Case of Hildagsburg”
  • Oren Falk, “*Konutorrek, “Irreparable Loss of a Wife”: Egil’s Saga’s Absent Husband’s Lament”
  • Luigi Campi, “‘In ipso sunt idem esse, vivere et intelligere’: Notes on a Case of Textual Bricolage”
  • Ármann Jakobsson, “Tradition and the Individual Talent: The ‘Historical Figure’ in the Medieval Sagas, a Case Study”
  • Eliana Creazzo, “Lo specchio della fata. Cronotopi dei racconti del Mongibello”
  • Stefka G. Eriksen, “”Pedagogy and Attitudes towards Knowledge in The King’s Mirror
  • James McMenamin, “Philosophical Progression, Causality, and the ‘Principles’ of Dante’s Commedia
  • Anne-Hélène Miller, “Revisiting Urban Encomia in Fourteenth-Century Paris: Poetics of Translation, Universalism, and the Pilgrim City”
  • Michael J. Peixoto, “Maintaining the Past, Securing the Future in the Obituary of the Temple of Reims”
  • Fabrizio Titone, “Bewailing the Dead. Social Tension and Mourning Practices in Late Medieval Sicily”
  • Christopher Wright, “An Investment in Goodwill: Financing the Ransom of the Leaders of the Crusade of Nikopolis”
  • Olivier Delsaux, “Textual and Material Investigation on the Autography of Laurent de Premierfait’s Original Manuscripts”
  • Stephen P. McCormick, “Cartography and Epic in Florentine Humanism and Andrea da Berberino’s Ugone d’Alvernia
  • Georgios Steiris, “Giovanni Pico della Mirandola on Anaxagoras”
  • Lisa Walters, “Optics and Authorship in Margaret Cavendish’s Observations and The Blazing World

For more information, contact Blair Sullivan at 310-825-1537 or sullivan@humnet.ucla.edu

Return to top


Go to UCLA Home Page