Reading Medieval Studies

ISSN 0950-3129

The GCMS publishes a multi-disciplinary, peer-reviewed journal, Reading Medieval Studies. One issue is published annually. Guest editors are welcomed for either special or regular issues.  The journal was launched in 1975.

Reading Medieval Studies is edited by Aisling Byrne (

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Reading Medieval Studies XLIII (2017) 

Rebecca Rist (University of Reading) 'The Crusades, Catholic Piety and Chivalry in the Novels of Walter Scott'

Sarah Macmillan (University of Birmingham) "'Well saved in suffering": Tribulation Texts and Masculine Self-Formation in Late Medieval England'

Sarah Bastow (University of Huddersfield) 'The Piety of Thomas Meynell: "no thinge was spared how holy soever it was"'

Katie Phillips (University of Reading) 'Devotion by Donation: The Alms-Giving and Religious Foundation of Henry III'

Gabriella Badea (Columbia University) 'Landscapes of the Heart in Henry of Lancaster's Livre des Seyntz Medicines'

Carol Sibson (Queen Mary, University of London) 'Lay Spirituality in the High Middle Ages: How the Layman Became a Match for the Saint'

Alexandru Ștefan (Babeş-Bolyai University, Romania) 'Death as a Social and Devotional Event. The Case of Several Guilds from Late Medieval Transylvania'


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University of Reading

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