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The Charters of Christ and Piers Plowman: Documenting Salvation
Peter Lang Publishers, 2002
Long before Martin Luther raised a ruckus over indulgences,
you could get a copy of this charter, a sort of land deed
that guaranteed your right to go
to Heaven—and all it cost was love.
The Rise of the Medieval World, 500-1300: A Biographical Dictionary
Edited by Jana K. Schulman. Greenwood Press, 2002
This collection of short biographies covers many of the important figures who influenced the Middle Ages. Contributors include noted scholars who got within arm-twisting range of Jana. My entries are on Stephen Harding, Alexander Neckham, Jacob de Vorgine and William of St. Thierry.