Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Art & Art History
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The “social life” of the Arenberg Gospels, a gospel book later used as an oath book in ecclesiastical officiation ceremonies, illuminates the impact and meaning of oath books in medieval Europe. This thesis traces the manuscript’s materiality throughout its life, showing why both words and flesh mattered to oath rituals.
Ganzel, Sarah, "The Lives and Afterlives of the Arenberg Gospels: Materializing Medieval Oaths" (2023). CUNY Academic Works.