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Pedro Páez's History of Ethiopia, 1622: Volumes I-II

by Isabel Boavida

This book, in two volumes, contains the first English translation, with introduction and annotation, of the História da Etiópia by the Spanish Jesuit missionary priest Pedro Páez, 1564-1622, who worked in...


La Papauté et les croisades / The Papacy and the Crusades: Actes du VIIe Congrès de la Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East/ Proce

by Michel Balard

This volume brings together a selection of the papers on the theme of the Papacy and the Crusades, delivered at the 7th Congress of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. The first papers...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography: Volume I: Periods and Places

by Stephanos Efthymiadis

This Companion is the work of an international team of specialists and represents the first comprehensive survey ever produced in the field of Byzantine Hagiography. It will consist of two volumes and is addressed...


Motherhood, Religion, and Society in Medieval Europe, 400-1400: Essays Presented to Henrietta Leyser

by Conrad Leyser & Lesley Smith

This volume focuses on the paradox of motherhood in the European Middle Ages: to be a mother is at once to hold great power, and by the same token to be acutely vulnerable. The essays analyse the powers and...


John Owen, Richard Baxter and the Formation of Nonconformity

by Tim Cooper

John Owen (1616-1683) and Richard Baxter (1615-1691) were both pivotal figures in forming the nonconformist landscape of Restoration England. Yet despite having much in common, they found themselves taking opposite...


Commemorating the Dead in Late Medieval Strasbourg: The Cathedral's Book of Donors and Its Use (1320-1521)

by Charlotte A. Stanford

The Book of Donors for Strasbourg cathedral is an extraordinary medieval document dating from ca. 1320-1520, with 6,954 entries from artisan, merchant and aristocratic classes. This study is the first to comprehensively...


Interpreting the Bible and Aristotle in Late Antiquity: The Alexandrian Commentary Tradition between Rome and Baghdad

by Josef Lössl & John W. Watt

This book brings together sixteen studies by international scholars on the origins and early development of the Latin and Syriac biblical and philosophical commentary traditions. With its breadth and ground-breaking...


A Cretan Healer's Handbook in the Byzantine Tradition: Text, Translation and Commentary

by Patricia Ann Clark

This is an edition and translation of a traditional healer's notebook from Crete. It belongs to the genre of iatrosophia: practical manuals of collected healing wisdom with admixtures of agricultural and household...


Ansgar, Rimbert and the Forged Foundations of Hamburg-Bremen

by Eric Knibbs

Ansgar and Rimbert, ninth-century bishops, missionaries, and fixtures of early medieval history, were clever forgers who wove a complex tapestry of myths about themselves and the diocese that came to be centered...


Hugh of Amiens and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance

by Ryan P. Freeburn

Hugh of Amiens (c. 1085-1164) was an important intellectual figure in the twelfth century who, during a long lifetime, served as a cleric, Cluniac monk, abbot and archbishop of Rouen. This book examines his...


Nicholas of Cusa - A Companion to his Life and his Times

by Morimichi Watanabe & Gerald Christianson

This work is a guide to the life, thought and activities of Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464), the great fifteenth century philosopher, theologian, jurist, author of mystical and ecclesiastical treatises, cardinal...


Ideology and Foreign Policy in Early Modern Europe (1650-1750)

by David Onnekink & Gijs Rommelse

By engaging with, and building upon recent theoretical developments, this collection sheds new light on international relations in the century between 1650 and 1750. Integrating cultural history with high politics...


Communities of Devotion: Religious Orders and Society in East Central Europe, 1450-1800

by Maria Craciun & Elaine Fulton

This collection of essays explores the complex relationship between western monasticism and lay society in east central Europe from the late medieval period to the eighteenth century. It is an important addition...


The Divisions of French Catholicism, 1629-1645: 'The Parting of the Ways'

by Anthony D. Wright

Drawing on sources from the Jesuit archives in Rome and on Port-Royal material in Paris, the book begins with an investigation into the development of Catholic Reform in France, showing the problems that emerged...


Varieties of Seventeenth- and Early Eighteenth-Century English Radicalism in Context

by Ariel Hessayon & David Finnegan

The essays in this collection explore significant questions regarding the terms 'radical' and 'radicalism' in early modern England. They investigate whether we can speak of a radical tradition, and whether radicalism...


Early French Reform: The Theology and Spirituality of Guillaume Farel

by Jason Zuidema & Theodore Van Raalte

Guillaume Farel (1489-1565) was one of the key figures in the early Genevan reformation, but his legacy has become largely overshadowed by towering figure of Calvin. Seeking to contribute to a better understanding...


The Senses and the English Reformation

by Matthew Milner

Challenging the assumption that medieval Catholicism was overly sensual, whilst Protestantism rejected any element of worship appealing to the eye, ear, or nose, this study asks fundamental questions about the...


Saving the Souls of Medieval London: Perpetual Chantries at St Paul's Cathedral, c.1200-1548

by Marie-Hélène Rousseau

St Paul's Cathedral stood at the centre of religious life in medieval London and this investigation of its chantries - pious foundations through which donors endowed priests to celebrate intercessory masses...


Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World: Cultural Interaction and the Creation of Identity in Late Antiquity

by Ralph W. Mathisen & Danuta Shanzer

One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world between the fourth and seventh centuries C.E. was the integration and impact of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious and political...


Humanism and Calvinism: Andrew Melville and the Universities of Scotland, 1560-1625

by Steven J. Reid

This book surveys the transformation of Scotland's medieval and Catholic university system into a greatly expanded Protestant one in the decades following the Scottish Reformation of 1560. It also assesses the...