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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...


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...


Friendship in Medieval Iberia: Historical, Legal and Literary Perspectives

by Antonella Liuzzo Scorpo

This book contributes to the study of the history of emotions and cultural histories of the Middle Ages, while also adding another crucial piece to the broader historiographical debate currently challenging...


Bede and the Future

by Peter Darby & Faith Wallis

Bede (c. 673-735) was Anglo-Saxon England's most prominent scholar, and his body of work is among the most important intellectual achievements of the entire Middle Ages. This book brings together a group of...


Medievalia et Humanistica, No. 36: 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...


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...


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

by Kerstin Hundahl, Lars Kjær & Niels Lund

Medieval Denmark and Scandinavia have often been seen as cultural backwaters that passively and belatedly received cultural and political impulses from Western Europe. However, Professor Michael H. Gelting and...


Destructive and Formidable: British Infantry Firepower 1642-1756

by David Blackmore

In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the British Army's victories over the French at battles such as Blenheim in 1704, Minden and Quebec in 1759, and over the Jacobites at Culloden in 1746, were largely...


Medieval Combat: A Fifteenth-Century Manual of Sword-fighting and Close-Quater Combat

by Hans Fahoffer

Talhoffer's professional fencing manual of 1467 illustrates the intricacies of the medieval art of fighting, covering both the 'judicial duel' (an officially sanctioned fight to resolve a legal dispute) and...


The Plantagenets: History of a Dynasty

by Jeffrey Hamilton

The story of the Plantagenet dynasty is the story of one of the pivotal ages in English history. Attitudes and outlooks were formed with regard to a vast array of profoundly important issues. Such fundamental...


Myths of the Pagan North: The Gods of the Norsemen

by Christopher Abram

As the Vikings began to migrate overseas as raiders or settlers in the late eighth century, there is evidence that this new way of life, centred on warfare, commerce and exploration, brought with it a warrior...


The Jewish-Christian Encounter in Medieval Preaching

by Jonathan Adams & Jussi Hanska

This book explores the complexity of preaching as a phenomenon in the medieval Jewish-Christian encounter. This was not only an "encounter" as physical meeting or confrontation (such as the forced attendance...


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...


Holy Warriors

by Jonathan Phillips

From an internationally renowned expert, here is an accessible and utterly fascinating one-volume history of the Crusades, thrillingly told through the experiences of its many players—knights and sultans,...


In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made

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...


The Crisis of Medieval Russia 1200-1304

by John Fennell

John Fennell's history of thirteenth-century Russia is the only detailed study in English of the period, and is based on close investigation of the primary sources. His account concentrates on the turbulent...


Elizabeth: England's Slandered Queen

by Arlene Okerlund

Elizabeth Wydeville, Queen consort to Edward IV, has traditionally been portrayed as a scheming opportunist. But was she a cunning vixen or a tragic wife and mother? As this extraordinary biography shows, the...


The Mongols and the West: 1221-1410

by Peter Jackson

The Mongols had a huge impact on medieval Europe and the Islamic world.  This book provides a comprehensive survey of contacts between the Catholic West and the Mongol world-empire from the first appearance...


Agincourt: My Family, the Battle and the Fight for France

by Ranulph Fiennes

600 years after the Battle of Agincourt, Sir Ranulph Fiennes casts new light on this epic event that has resonated throughout British and French history. On 25th October 1415, on a French hillside near the village...