Worth Talking About
In the Russian Primary Chronicle, the Catholics who come to convince Vladimir of Kiev to adopt Catholic Christianity present their (main) 'teaching' as "Whatever one eats or drinks, it is for the glory of God". This, obviously, resonates 1 Corinthians 10:31, but I wonder if any other medieval texts uses this specific 'commandment', especially in Latin/Byzantine polemics. Thank you!
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I am trying to find a source for a passage about the Third Crusade in a Rus' chronicle, which states that angels took bodies of the German crusaders to Heaven three days after they were killed in battle. Can anyone help? Also, can anyone recommend a work on angels in crusading literature in general? If such a work does not exist, what are good places to look for angels playing role in crusades? I know e. g. that an angel commands Charles to convert Spain in Rolandslied, and I am looking for other examples.
Has anyone else received an email from Review of History and Political Science? It seems to be a scam journal, run by an outfit called the American Research Institute for Policy Development. See: http://scholarlyoa.com/2014/01/09/questionable-oa-publisher-launches-with-a-clever-website...
This was the email I received from them: