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Life on a Mediaeval Barony

by William Stearns Davis

This book describes the life of the Feudal Ages in terms of the concrete. The discussions center around a certain seigneury of St. Aliquis. If no such barony is easily identifiable, at least there were several...


English Inland Trade

by Michael Hicks

The Southampton brokage books are the best source for English inland trade before modern times. Internal trade always matched overseas trade. Between 1430 and 1540 the brokage series records all departures through...


Song and Legend from the Middle Ages

by Macclintock

The aim of this little book is to give general readers some idea of the subject and spirit of European Continental literature in the later and culminating period of the Middle Ages—the eleventh, twelfth, and...


Arabian Society In The Middle Ages

by Edward William Lane

When Mr. Lane translated the "Thousand and One Nights," he was not content with producing a mere rendering of the Arabic text: he saw that the manners and ideas there described required a commentary if they...


Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction

by Peter Sarris

After surviving the fifth century fall of the Western European Roman Empire, the Byzantine Empire flourished as one of the most powerful economic, cultural, and military forces in Europe for a thousand years....


Secret Societies of the Middle Ages

by Thomas Keightley

If we had the means of investigating historically the origin of Secret Societies, we should probably find that they began to be formed almost as soon as any knowledge had been accumulated by particular individuals...


The Magic of the Middle Ages

by Viktor Rydberg

It was the belief of Europe during the Middle Ages, that our globe was the centre of the universe. The earth, itself fixed and immovable, was encompassed by ten heavens successively encircling one another, and...


Screenplay of "1000 - The Sword In The Stone"

by Guido Maria Giordano

Historical movie set in Italy between the year 1000 and the year 1180, told through the dialogue of real people. It tells the story of the Sword in the Stone. An adventurous and exciting journey through Medieval...


Church and People in the Medieval West, 900-1200

by Sarah Hamilton

During the middle ages, belief in God was the single more important principle for every person, and the all-powerful church was the most important institution. It is impossible to understand the medieval world...


Heroines of the Crusades

by C. A. Bloss

In some measure to supply a deficiency which common history cannot obviate, to make the period of the Crusades interesting, by giving to it the tangible thread of authentic narrative, these biographies of the...


Lewes and Evesham 1264-65: Simon de Montfort and the Barons' War

by Richard Brooks

At the crescendo of the Second Barons' War were the battles of Lewes and Evesham. It was an era of high drama and intrigue, as tensions between crown and aristocracy had boiled over and a civil war erupted that...


From Eden to Eternity: Creations of Paradise in the Later Middle Ages

by Alastair Minnis

In From Eden to Eternity, Alastair Minnis argues that Eden afforded an extraordinary amount of creative space to late medieval theologians, painters, and poets as they tried to understand the place that God...


Stoke Field: The Last Battle of the Wars of the Roses

by David Baldwin

The Battle of Stoke, the last and most neglected armed clash of the Wars of the Roses, is one of history's great might-have-beens. The forces of the first Tudor king Henry VII confronted the rebel army of the...


London in the Middle Ages

by William Benham & Charles Welch

Mediæval London—it is a perfectly distinct and real subject, though it might be difficult to give exact dates of beginning and end. Historical periods glide in, and run their course, and fade away or take...


Magna Carta in 20 Places

by Derek J Taylor

Magna Carta in 20 Places is an extraordinary journey from the palaces and villages of England, through the castles and towns of France, via the Middle East and ending in the United States today. Along the way,...


In Search of the Dark Ages

by Michael Wood

This edition of Michael Wood's groundbreaking first book explores the fascinating and mysterious centuries between the Romans and the Norman Conquest of 1066. In Search of the Dark Ages vividly conjures up some...


Middle-Class Writing in Late Medieval London

by Malcolm Richardson

Richardson explores how a powerful culture of writing was created in late medieval London, even though initially few inhabitants could actually write themselves. Whilst previous studies have tended to focus...


Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages

by David Nirenberg

In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination. Violence in the Middle Ages, however, functioned differently,...


Magister Jacobus de Ispania, Author of the Speculum musicae

by Margaret, Dr Bent & Simon, Professor Keefe

The Speculum musicae of the early fourteenth century, with nearly half a million words, is by a long way the largest medieval treatise on music, and probably the most learned. Only the final two books are about...


Godfrey of Viterbo and his Readers: Imperial Tradition and Universal History in Late Medieval Europe

by Thomas, Dr Foerster, Brenda, Dr Bolton & Anne J, Professor Duggan

This collection provides a systematic survey of the wide readership the works of Godfrey of Viterbo enjoyed in the late Middle Ages. In the last years of the twelfth century this chronicler and imperial notary...