Volume 7, Issue 1 (2019)

Peregrinations: Journal of Medieval Art & Architecture

Welcome to the Autumn 2019 issue which features three articles which explore how iconographic meaning shifts when looked at in different contexts, philosophical or physical. Carol Long in “Virgilian Imagery and Meaning on a Carolingian Flabellum: Contradiction or Continuity uncovers why and how the ideas of Virgil carried great meaning for learned Carolingians in the particular form of the liturgical fan. Also focusing on reception of complex imagery, Loretta Vandi, in “The Holy Land in Paris. Embroidering, depicting and molding the Passion in a fifteenth-century Book of Hours (Paris, Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal, MS 1176a” explores the particular meaning and the deeply felt devotional function of the sewn-in pilgrim badges, needlework, and parchment found in this manuscript. Dorothy Bokleman, in "Virtuous Franciscans vs. Immoral, Idolatrous Saracens: The messages embodied in the statuettes of Ambrogio Lorenzetti's Martyrdom,” similarly investigates why unusual classical iconography conveyed a powerful message to Lorenzetti’s Franciscan patrons.

This issue also includes eleven thoughtful reviews of books on medieval art and material culture by Rebecca Abbott, Renana Bartal, Kate Dimitrova, Estelle Ingrand Varenne, Kaelin Jewell, Alexandra Kaczenski, Dale Kedwards, Andrea Nicolotti, Sophie Oosterwijck, Emily Savage, and Benjamin C. Tilghman, exploring everything from textiles to epigraphy to mosaics and alabaster carving. This is followed by summaries of recent exciting archival and archaeological findings..,/br>

Our grateful appreciation and thanks for partial funding provided by Kenyon College. Programming and copy-editing: John Pepple and Artistic Advising: Karen Gerhart.

Sarah Blick, Editor & Brad Hostetler, Associate Editor


The Photobank database continues to serve as a resource for scholars and teachers. Please note that our Photobank has undergone considerable renovation and is now part of Digital Kenyon at Kenyon College. You can search by typing in a key word or name in the search box (e.g. Canterbury). The Photobank continues to grow with copyright¬-free images all downloadable for use in research and teaching.

The Future

For future issues we are actively seeking articles on any aspect of medieval art and architecture, including: long and short scholarly articles, scholarly book reviews, review articles on issues facing the field of medieval art history, interesting notes and announcements, useful website recommendations, new archeological discoveries, and recent museum acquisitions. We are interested in publishing articles that will undergo double-¬blind review as well as those which are subject only to regular editing processes, including articles that are the result of preliminary research. We are also looking for images to add to our photobank, to be shared and used by anyone in the classroom and in their research. To round out the scholarly portion of the journal, we are also seeking short, amusing excerpts from medieval sources, comments on the Middle Ages in movies and popular culture, etc.

Again, welcome to Peregrinations. Any suggestions or comments you have concerning the journal would be most welcome. Please feel free to e¬mail us at:

Sarah Blick
Bradley Hostetler

Feature Articles

Book Reviews