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I am thrilled to announce the release of Flaying in the Pre-Modern World: Practice and Representation. My copy of this collection, spearheaded by Larissa Tracy, arrived in the mail yesterday morning. After looking through it, I can honestly say that I could not be more pleased to be a part of this book. My epilogue, entitled “Anthropodermic Bibliopegy in the Early Modern Period”, looks at the rhetorical and religious significance of skin-bound books spanning the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, all the way to the early twentieth century. I have included an Amazon link to the collection below, and, as always, an early proof of my article can be found in the “Research” section of the site.
While my research into anthropodermic books over the past three years has been rewarding, I must say that it will be nice to step away from the subject for awhile and turn my full attention to other projects, specifically my work on the Old Saxon Heliand and the Old English Andreas. I will, of course, be announcing any new developments on these fronts here.