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Seals and Society: Medieval Wales, the Welsh Marches and their English Border Region

by Dr. S. M. Johns, Professor Phillipp Schofield & Dr. E. A. New

Seals and Society offers a new perspective on the history of medieval Wales and its periphery by addressing a variety of themes in terms of the insight that seals can offer the historian.


Jerome of Prague and the Foundations of the Hussite Movement

Thomas Aquinas's Summa Contra Gentiles

The Battle of Tours

by 50MINUTES.Com

When the Battle of Tours broke out on 25th October 732, the Umayyad troops were on their way to plunder the wealthy shrine of St. Martin of Tours. This legendary battle was won by the Franks, who managed to...


A History of the Muslim World to 1405: The Making of a Civilization

by Vernon O Egger

Muslims first appeared in the early seventh century as members of a persecuted religious movement in a sun-baked town in Arabia. Within a century, their descendants were ruling a vast territory that extended...


Patron Saint and Prophet

Advanced Longsword: Form and Function

by Guy Windsor

This book builds on the foundation laid in The Medieval Longsword, and teaches you how to train Fiore dei Liberi's Art of Arms, as shown in his 1410 manuscript ll Fior di Battaglia. Renowned swordsman and author...


Juan de Segovia and the Fight for Peace: Christians and Muslims in the Fifteenth Century

by Anne Marie Wolf

Juan de Segovia (d. 1458), theologian, translator of the Qur'ān, and lifelong advocate for the forging of peaceful relations between Christians and Muslims, was one of Europe's leading intellectuals. Today,...


The Beguine, the Angel, and the Inquisitor: The Trials of Marguerite Porete and Guiard of Cressonessart

by Sean L. Field

On 31 May 1310, at the Place de Grève in Paris, the Dominican inquisitor William of Paris read out a sentence that declared Marguerite "called Porete," a beguine from Hainault, to be a relapsed heretic, released...


St. Anselm's Proslogion: With A Reply on Behalf of the Fool by Gaunilo and The Author's Reply to Gaunilo

by St. Anselm

In the Proslogion St. Anselm presents a philosophical argument for the existence of God. Anselm's proof, known since the time of Kant as the ontological argument for the existence of God, has played an important...


Gregory the Great: Ascetic, Pastor, and First Man of Rome

by George E. Demacopoulos

Gregory the Great (bishop of Rome from 590 to 604) is one of the most significant figures in the history of Christianity. His theological works framed medieval Christian attitudes toward mysticism, exegesis,...


Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean, 1204-1453: Crusade, Religion and Trade between Latins, Greeks and Turks

by Nikolaos G. Chrissis & Mike Carr

The conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade shattered irreversibly the political and cultural unity of the Byzantine world in the Greek peninsula, the Aegean and western Asia Minor. Between the disintegration...


Denmark and Europe in the Middle Ages, c.1000-1525: Essays in Honour of Professor Michael H. Gelting

by Kerstin Hundahl & Lars Kjær

Where medieval Denmark and Scandinavia as a whole has often been seen as a cultural backwater that passively and belatedly received cultural and political impulses from Western Europe, Professor Michael H. Gelting...


Innovation and Creativity in Late Medieval and Early Modern European Cities

by Karel Davids & Bert De Munck

Late medieval and early modern cities are often depicted as cradles of artistic creativity and hotbeds of new material culture. Cities in renaissance Italy and in seventeenth and eighteenth-century northwestern...


Norman Expansion: Connections, Continuities and Contrasts

by Andrew Jotischky & Keith J. Stringer

In the eleventh and twelfth centuries the Normans had a formative influence on the development of states and societies in the British Isles, southern Italy and the Levant. Their achievements still resonate powerfully...


Norman Tradition and Transcultural Heritage: Exchange of Cultures in the 'Norman' Peripheries of Medieval Europe

by Stefan Burkhardt & Thomas Foerster

The Normans have long been recognised as one of the most dynamic forces within medieval western Europe. With a reputation for aggression and conquest, they rapidly expanded their powerbase from Normandy, and...


Studying Late Medieval History: A Thematic Approach

by Cindy Wood

Studying Late Medieval History is an accessible introduction for undergraduate history students wishing to understand the major topics of late medieval history. Examining the period from 1300-1550, this introductory...


Deeds Done Beyond the Sea: Essays on William of Tyre, Cyprus and the Military Orders presented to Peter Edbury

by Susan B. Edgington & Helen J. Nicholson

This volume celebrates Peter Edbury's career by bringing together seventeen essays by colleagues, former students and friends which focus on three of his major research interests: the great historian of the...


Episcopal Appointments in England, c. 1214-1344: From Episcopal Election to Papal Provision

by Katherine Harvey

In 1214, King John issued a charter granting freedom of election to the English Church; henceforth, cathedral chapters were, theoretically, to be allowed to elect their own bishops, with minimal intervention...


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. During a long life he served as a cleric, Cluniac monk, abbot, and archbishop of Rouen. He wrote a number of works including...