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A Great and Terrible King: Edward I and the Forging of Britain

by Marc Morris

The first major biography of a truly formidable king, whose reign was one of the most dramatic and important of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale. Edward I is familiar...


Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Ce

by Chris Wickham

Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government—the commune—arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into...


Warfare in the Medieval World

by Brian Todd Carey

Warfare in the Medieval World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe in the period between the fall of Rome and the introduction of reliable gunpowder...


Adam Usk's Secret

by Steven Justice

Adam Usk, a fifteenth-century professor, royal advisor, schismatic, and spy, wrote a peculiar book in a reticent, nervous prose better suited to keeping secrets than setting them in writing. Steven Justice sets...


Medieval Ghost Stories

by Andrew Joynes

Truly ... a landmark work. This impeccably researched and very readable book should appeal to a wide audience. MEDIEVAL REVIEW Stories of spirits returning from the afterlife are as old as storytelling: accounts...


Robert `Curthose', Duke of Normandy [c.1050-1134]

by William M. Aird

This detailed biography offers a reappraisal of the career of Robert Curthose, William the Conqueror's eldest son and duke of Normandy from 1087 to 1106, locating the duke's career in the social, cultural and...


Medieval Life

by Roberta Gilchrist

"An important and timely volume... an elegant summary of complex theory, and synthesis of an impressive body of material. It will be eagerly read by current and future generations of archaeologists, and will...


Tradition and Diversity: Christianity in a World Context to 1500

by Karen Louise Jolly

This text is designed to serve as a primary source reader. It addresses medieval Christendom in the context of world history. It combines the traditional approach (the medieval Christian tradition found in the...


The Plantagenets: The Kings That Made Britain

by Derek Wilson

Plantagenet is the name given to the English royal house descended from the union of Queen Matilda of England and her second husband Geoffrey of Anjou. The name derived from Geoffrey's nickname, which came from...


Sanitation, Latrines and Intestinal Parasites in Past Populations

by Piers D. Mitchell

This book brings together experts from around the world to explore how sanitation affected our ancestors. By its end, readers will realise that toilets were in use in ancient Mesopotamia even before the invention...


The Medieval Way of War: Studies in Medieval Military History in Honor of Bernard S. Bachrach

by Gregory I. Halfond

Few historians have argued so persuasively as Bernard S. Bachrach for the study of warfare as demanding of scholarly attention. In his many publications Bachrach has established unequivocally the relevance of...


The Agincourt War: A Military History of the Hundred Years War from 1369 to 1453

by Alfred H. Burne

Henry V's stunning victory at Agincourt was a pivotal battle of the Hundred Years War, reviving England's military fortunes and changing forever the course of European warfare.

In this exciting and readable...


Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warship: 7th-11th Centuries

by Angus Konstam

This engaging study pits the the Byzantine dromōn against the Arabic shalandī in the prolonged struggle for mastery in the Mediterranean in the four centuries after 630 AD.

For four hundred years the Byzantine...


The Benedictines in the Middle Ages

by James G. Clark

The men and women that followed the sixth-century customs of Benedict of Nursia (c.480-c.547) formed the most enduring, influential, numerous and widespread religious order of the Latin middle ages. Their liturgical...


Alfred's Wars: Sources and Interpretations of Anglo-Saxon Warfare in the Viking Age

by Ryan Lavelle

Selected by Choice for the 2011 list of Outstanding Academic Titles.

The warfare of the late Anglo-Saxon period had momentous consequences for the development of the English state following Alfred the Great's...


Chaucer's Tale: 1386 and the Road to Canterbury

by Paul Strohm

A lively microbiography of Chaucer that tells the story of the tumultuous year that led to the creation of The Canterbury Tales

In 1386, Geoffrey Chaucer endured his worst year, but began his best poem. The father...


The Long Twelfth-Century View of the Anglo-Saxon Past

by Martin Brett & David A. Woodman

The essays in this volume, provided by experts in various different scholarly disciplines, scrutinize how the Anglo-Saxon past continued to be re-used and recycled throughout the longue durée of the twelfth...


Anglo-Saxon Emotions: Reading the Heart in Old English Language, Literature and Culture

by Alice Jorgensen, Frances McCormack & Jonathan Wilcox

In order to integrate early medieval Britain into the wider scholarly research into the history of emotions, this volume brings together established and younger scholars in order to stimulate further study within...


Women and Pilgrimage in Medieval Galicia

by Carlos Andrés González-Paz

For many in the Middle Ages, pilgrimages were seen to represent a risk of moral and religious perdition for women, who were generally discouraged from making them. Women and Pilgrimage in Medieval Galicia represents...


The Hundred Years War: A People's History

by David Green

The Hundred Years War (1337-1453) dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human...