I really must update my Book Buying Posts. I’ve made way more than two of these but didn’t decide to number them until recently.
In any case, the first part of this post is to mention that the online registration for the 2013 International Congress on Medieval Studies to be held May 9-12 in Kalamazoo, Michigan, is now open. And yes, I was almost weepy when I saw this. Chances are good I won’t make it this year. I won’t know for sure until April and my attendance is possible, but unlikely. Still, I’ve had a run of 4 years straight, the best I’ve done since I started attending back in 2001.
In order to make this up to myself I just bought six books from an Oxford University Press Sale. Only one of those was something I’d previously wishlisted but I bought all of them at 50% or 65% off. Not bad.
Here’s the list:
- Architects of Piety: The Cappadocian Fathers and the Cult of the Martyrs by Vasiliki Limberis (this was my wishlisted book)
- Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium by Bart D. Ehrman
- Foreign Cults in Rome: Creating a Roman Empire by Eric Orlin
- The Stabilization of Rabbinic Culture, 100 C.E. – 350 C.E.: Texts on Education and Their Late Antique Context by Marc Hirshman
- The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship: Sources and Methods for the Study of Early Liturgy by Paul F. Bradshaw
- Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity by Shelly Matthews
My version of comfort food.