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The Middle Ages

by Victor Duruy

From the fifth to the tenth century the Roman Empire crumbles away. The two invasions from the north and the south are accomplished. The new German Empire which Charlemagne attempts to organize is dissolved....


The Military Orders of the Middle Ages

by Frederick Woodhouse

In the middle of the eleventh century Jerusalem was in the hands of the Sultan of Egypt. Great multitudes of pilgrims came every year to visit the Holy Sepulchre, and the other Sacred Places both from the East...


Black Skin in the Middle Ages / La Peau noire au Moyen Âge

by Agostino Paravicini Bagliani, Benjamin Braude, Anne Grondeux & Philippe Mudry et al.

A. Paravicini Bagliani, Preface - B. Braude, Black Skin/White Skin in Ancient Greece and the Near East - A. Grondeux, Cutis ou pellis: les dénominations médiolatines de la peau humaine - P. Mudry, La peau...


Medievalia et Humanistica, No. 36: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

by PAUL MAURICE CLOGAN, Z T. Kosztolnyik, John Bugbee & Annemarie Weyl Carr et al.

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...


In the Wake of the Plague

by Norman F. Cantor

Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black...


Dark Mirror

by Sara Lipton

In Dark Mirror, Sara Lipton offers a fascinating examination of the emergence of anti-Semitic iconography in the Middle Ages

The straggly beard, the hooked nose, the bag of coins, and gaudy apparel—the religious...


Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors

by Brian A. Catlos

An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it

In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors, the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground...


Medievalia et Humanistica, No. 35: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

by PAUL MAURICE CLOGAN

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...


Political Order and Forms of Communication in Medieval and Early Modern Europe

by Autori Vari & Yoshihisa Hattori

‘Communication’ has become one of the most vibrant areas of current research on medieval and early modern Europe, almost paralleling the heightened popularity of conflict study since the 1980s. However,...


The Last English King

by Julian Rathbone

On September 27, 1066, Duke William of Normandy sailed for England with hundreds of ships and over 8,000 men. King Harold of England, weakened by a ferocious Viking invasion from the north, could muster little...


Medieval English Gardens

by Teresa McLean

Illustrated survey of gardening lore from the Norman Conquest to the Renaissance reveals wealth of ancient secrets drawn from obscure sources, chronicling cultivation of pleasure gardens as well as herbariums,...


Echoes of Aquinas in Cusanus's Vision of Man

by Markus Führer

This book examines the influence of Saint Thomas Aquinas upon Nicholas of Cusa’s (Cusanus) doctrine of human nature. It explores this influence against the background of other authors associated with Cusanus’...


Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates: The Complex Legacy of Saint Augustine and Peter Lombard

by Severin Valentinov Kitanov

Beatific Enjoyment in Medieval Scholastic Debates traces the reception of Saint Augustine’s concept of beatific enjoyment (fruitio beatifica) in Peter Lombard’s Sentences. It identifies the main themes and...


Illuminated Manuscripts

by Jp. A. Calosse & Tamara Waronowa

Those who have had the chance to hold a medieval manuscript in their hands cannot fail to have been impressed by the feeling of being in touch with a long-passed epoch. Back when a book was a true handicraft...


Life and Work in Medieval Europe

by P. Boissonade

Erudite yet readable work traces the economic evolution of Europe from 5th to 15th century. Focusing on working people, it covers breakup of feudal estates, development of small craft and large capitalist industries,...


Medieval Literature in Translation

by Charles W. Jones

Comprehensive anthology contains exquisite cross-section of Western medieval literature, from Boethius and Augustine to Dante, Abelard, Marco Polo, and Villon, in masterful translations. "No better anthology...


Medieval Tales and Stories: 108 Prose Narratives of the Middle Ages

by Stanley Appelbaum

Wide-ranging stories offer glimpse into witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile life, other elements of Middle Ages.


The Medieval Village

by G. G. Coulton

Exceptionally well-documented vivid study of serfdom, manorial customs, abbeys, village discipline, peasant revolts, justice, religious education, tithing, much more. Illustrated. "...a remarkable book..."—...


The Medieval Scene: An Informal Introduction to the Middle Ages

by G. G. Coulton

Vivid, eminently readable account provides fascinating insights into the Church's role in village life, the development of towns, the growth of chivalry, monasticism, trade, more. "...admirable and entirely...


Philosophy and Civilization in the Middle Ages

by Maurice DeWulf

From Anselm and Abelard to Thomas Aquinas and William of Occam, this classic study offers an accessible view of medieval history, covering scholastic, ecclesiastic, classicist, and secular thought of the 12th...