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The Welsh Law of Women

by Dafydd Jenkins & Morfydd E. Owen

Professor Daniel A. Binchy’s Corpus Iuris Hibernici, published in 1979, set the seal on a lifetime’s work which had made him the acknowledged leader in Celtic law studies. At an earlier stage in his career,...


Her Father’s Daughter

by Lucy K. Pick

"In Her Father’s Daughter, Lucy K. Pick looks to a much-neglected aspect of the history of the Spanish kingdoms in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Her book is novel and original."—Teofilo Ruiz, author...


Ten Days That Shook the World

by John Reed

Ten Days That Shook the World is a book by the American journalist and socialist John Reed about the October Revolution in Russia in 1917, which Reed experienced firsthand. Reed followed many of the prominent...


Visions of Sainthood in Medieval Rome: The Lives of Margherita Colonna by Giovanni Colonna and Stefania

by Larry Field, Sean L. Field & Lezlie S. Knox

In Visions of Sainthood in Medieval Rome, Larry F. Field, Lezlie S. Knox, and Sean L. Field present the first English translations of Margherita Colonna's two "lives" and a dossier of associated texts, along...


Medievalia et Humanistica, No. 43

by Nina Tomaszewski, Reinhold F. Glei & Maik Goth

Since its founding in 1943, Medievalia et Humanistica has won worldwide recognition as the first scholarly publication in America to devote itself entirely to medieval and Renaissance studies. Since 1970, a...


Henry III

by Darren Baker

Henry III (1207-72) reigned for 56 years, the longest-serving English monarch until the modern era. Admired for his building projects like Westminster Abbey, he is nevertheless dismissed by scholars as weak...


Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts: Twelve Journeys into the Medieval World

by Christopher de Hamel

An extraordinary and beautifully illustrated exploration of the medieval world through twelve manuscripts, from one of the world's leading experts.

Winner of The Wolfson History Prize and The Duff Cooper Prize....


How I Found Livingstone

by Henry M. Stanley & Sheba Blake

How I Found Livingstone is Stanley's personnel account of his trip from Zanzibar to Lake Tanganyika on this quest, including time spent exploring the area with Livingstone.

Henry M. Stanley is famously quoted...


Byzantine Christianity

by Averil Cameron

‘. . . I have sailed the seas and come

To the holy city of Byzantium.’

W. B. Yeats

From the foundation of Constantinople in 330 to its fall in 1453, this brief history explores the key components of Byzantine...


A Short History of England

by G.K. Chesterton

G.K. Chesterton was a prolific writer on many topics. His views of history were always from the standpoint of men and their interactions, and it may fairly be said he saw all of history as a battle between civilization...


Katharina, Katharina: The story of Katharina Schütz Zell

by Christine Farenhorst

Katharina Schütz is a young woman growing up in sixteenth-century Strasbourg. Immersed in the mystique and works-righteousness of medieval Catholicism, Katharina’s life is one of curiosity, mischief, sorrow,...


How to Plan a Crusade: Religious War in the High Middle Ages

by Christopher Tyerman

A spirited and sweeping account of how the crusades really worked—and a revolutionary attempt to rethink how we understand the Middle Ages. The story of the wars and conquests initiated by the First Crusade...


On the Ocean

by Sir Barry Cunliffe

For humans the sea is, and always has been, an alien environment. Ever moving and ever changing in mood, it is a place without time, in contrast to the land which is fixed and scarred by human activity giving...


Concubines and Courtesans

by Matthew S. Gordon & Kathryn A. Hain

Concubines and Courtesans contains sixteen essays that consider, from a variety of viewpoints, enslaved and freed women across medieval and pre-modern Islamic social history. The essays bring together arguments...


Hidden Interests in Credit and Finance

by James B. Greenberg & Thomas K. Park

In this book, James B. Greenberg and Thomas K. Park take an anthropological approach to the economic history of the past one thousand years and define credit as a potentially transformative force involving inequalties,...


The Survival of the Princes in the Tower

by Matthew Lewis

The murder of the Princes in the Tower is the most famous cold case in English or British history. Traditionally considered victims of a ruthless uncle, there are other suspects too often and too easily discounted....


The Mongols

by Jeremiah Curtin

The Mongols erupted out of Central Asia in 1206 and soon controlled an empire stretching from Poland to Korea; although remembered as a destructive force, they united a great part of the world under one rule,...


Writing About Byzantium: The History of Niketas Choniates

by Theresa Urbainczyk

Niketas Choniates was in Constantinople when it was burnt and looted by the soldiers of the Fourth Crusade and he wrote a history which has always been the mainstay for anyone wishing to learn about the Comnene...


The Routledge History of Disability

by Roy Hanes, Ivan Brown & Nancy E. Hansen

The Routledge History of Disability explores the shifting attitudes towards and representations of disabled people from the age of antiquity to the twenty-first century. Taking an international view of the subject,...


Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture

by James Paz

Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture uncovers the voice and agency possessed by nonhuman things across Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture. It makes a new contribution to 'thing...