Stories of the Rose by Anne Winston-AllenA history of the devotion of the rosary in its formative years, exploring the many spiritual, literary, and artistic dimensions of the rosary and how and why it became so popular on the eve of the Protestant Reformation.
Celtic Spirituality by Oliver DaviesOffers translations of numerous texts from the Celtic tradition from the 6th through the 13th centuries, in a cross-section of genres and forms, including saints' lives, monastic texts, poetry, devotional texts, liturgical texts, apocrypha, exegetical texts, and theological treatises.
The Church in Medieval Ireland by John WattThe history of medieval Ireland was shaped by the friction between Irish and English cultures. The ecclesiastical dimension of this relationship is studied here, examining how a mixed episcopate evolved, with religious orders from both peoples, and how this affected Irish politics and history.
The Medieval Cult of Saints by Barbara Abou-El-HajLooks at the cult of the saints through the history of one monastery, Saint-Amand d'Elnone, where three distinct illustrated versions of its saint's life survive from a hundred-year period, each adapted to a phase within the changing political and economic fortunes of the abbey.
Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint (Online) by André VauchezThe first part of the book is a reconstruction of Francis's life and work. The second and third parts deal with the texts--hagiographies, chronicles, sermons, personal testimonies, etc.--of writers who recorded aspects of Francis's life and movement as they remembered them, and used those remembrances to construct a portrait of Francis relevant to their concerns.
William of Ockham
A Letter to the Friars Minor, And Other Writings by William of OckhamFocuses on William of Ockham's discussion of two specifically Christian ideals: the Franciscan conception of Christ's lordship (as lacking material wealth and power) and the ideal of a society guided by the single supreme authority of Christ's vicar, the Pope. This volume begins with Ockham's personal account of his engagement in that conflict and continues with essential passages from the major works in which he attempted to resolve it.