Issue 10: Saints, Cults, and Shrines (July 2006)
The Heroic Age invites submissions for its 10th issue. We are
particularly interested in articles which fit our interdisciplinary
focus and seek to analyze saints and holy cults in a new light.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the archaeology of
saints' cults, studies on uses or shifts within hagiographic
tradition, how saints functioned within particular cultures,
interpretations of hagiographical or sermonic texts concerning
saints, or the use of early saints in later centuries. We are also
seeking new editions or translations of hagiography and/or related
material. Please send all submissions to the Editor-in-Chief. Mailto:
Issue 11: Baghdad, Byzantium, Aachen, and Winchester: Early Medieval
The late eighth and ninth centuries saw cultural and intellectual
revivals and renaissances that seemed to have proceeded from East to
West. All are related in some way to each other, but they are seldom
examined in the same context. Harun al-Rachid, Charlemagne, and
Alfred all sponsored reforms in their respective socieities, were in
contact in some way with one another (or in Alfred's case, with
Charlemagne's grandson), and may have influenced one another.<i> In
Byzantium c. 800 a renaissance was also occurring during the
iconoclast controversies under Empress Irene. The Empress was able
to maintain contacts with al-Rachid and Charlemagne.
The Heroic Age</i> invites submissions exploring these rulers, the
cultural revivals that occurred under their reigns, the factors
leading to those revivals, the long term results, and any possible
interplay or influence among them.
This issue will be <i>The Heroic Age</i>'s eleventh issue and is
planned for January 2007. Submissions will be received at any time,
but no later than Oct. 1, 2006.
For submission guidelines see www.heroicage.org, submissions should
be sent to Larry Swain, haediting@...
Papers addressing ANY issue or topic of interest within the purview
of the journal are encouraged and welcomed at any time; there is no
need to adhere to the proposed topic.
The Heroic Age publishes the following types of materials:
* Feature Articles
* Editions and Translations
* History by Biography
* Book Reviews
* Film and Television Reviews