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The Hanged Man:
A Story of Miracle, Memory, and Colonialism in the Middle Ages
Robert Bartlett

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"The author shows that memory is flawed--as modern witnesses all too often demonstrate--and is shaped by the fullness of experience. . . . [T]he genius of this work is that . . . it is a model for teasing every bit of evidence from a brief source to reveal the mental world of medieval people."--Joyce E. Salisbury, The Historian

"The Hanged Man is an outstanding introduction to the politics and culture of late thirteenth-and early fourteenth-century Britain. I recommend it unequivocally."--Michael Cichon, Canadian Journal of History

"The Hanged Man is a yarn in the best tradition, all the better for its historical provenance, a satisfying, engrossing, and remarkable read."--Michael G. Cornelius, Bloomsbury Review


"Superb. Robert Bartlett takes an utterly unnoticed text from the canonization dossier and uses it as a window into the politics, society, culture, and devotional world of the late thirteenth and early fourteenth centuries. I can think of no other book that gets as much of the Middle Ages into so small a compass."--Edward Peters, University of Pennsylvania

"The story of The Hanged Man is so good, so well written and so nicely inflected with wry humor that it makes Medieval history come alive."--William Jordan, Princeton University

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