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The Concise History of the Crusades

by Thomas F. Madden

What is the relationship between the medieval crusades and the problems of the modern Middle East? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of Muslim jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden...


Medieval Memories: Men, Women and the Past, 700-1300

by Elizabeth Van-Houts

Who, exactly, was responsible for the preservation of knowledge about the past? How did men and women preserve their recollections and pass them on to the next generation? Did they write them down or did they...


The Medieval World

by Peter Linehan & Janet L. Nelson

The most ambitious one-volume of the Medieval world published to date, this survey conveys the liveliness of current approaches to the field, and is an indispensable companion to anyone studying medieval history....


Cultural Difference and Material Culture in Middle English Romance: Normans and Saxons

by Dominique Battles

This book explores how the cultural distinctions and conflicts between Anglo-Saxons and Normans originating with the Norman Conquest of 1066 prevailed well into the fourteenth century and are manifest in a significant...


Maps and Monsters in Medieval England

by Asa Mittman

This study centers on issues of marginality and monstrosity in medieval England. It sits at the crossroads of two discourses -- geography and monstrosity -- treated separately in the established scholarship...


From the Brink of the Apocalypse -: Confronting Famine, War, Plague and Death in the Later Middle Ages

by John Aberth

This lively work describes how the lives of ordinary people in the Middle Ages were transformed by a series of crises, whilst also showing how cultural assumptions, including a belief in the apocalypse, gave...


Women's Lives in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook

by Emilie Amt

Praise for the first edition:

'It is difficult to imagine another book in which one could find all this diverse material, and no doubt Amt's collection, in its richness, and in its genuine clarity and simplicity...


Digital Gaming Re-Imagines the Middle Ages

by Daniel T. Kline

Digital gaming's cultural significance is often minimized much in the same way that the Middle Ages are discounted as the backward and childish precursor to the modern period. Digital Gaming Reimagines the Middle...


Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain

by Joseph F. O'Callaghan

"This engaging book tackles the contentious issue of categorizing the Christian military campaigns against Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula."—Historian


Women’s Networks of Spiritual Promotion in the Peninsular Kingdoms (13th-16th Centuries)

by Aa. Vv. & Blanca Garí

The starting point for this research is the ascertainment of a major change in the spirituality paradigm of the last centuries of the European Middle Ages, which, since the 13th century, results in a new and...


Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England

by Katherine Lewis

Kingship and Masculinity in Late Medieval England explores the dynamic between kingship and masculinity in fifteenth century England, with a particular focus on Henry V and Henry VI. The role of gender in the...


Questions of Gender in Byzantine Society

by Bronwen Neil & Lynda Garland

Gender was a key social indicator in Byzantine society, as in many others. While studies of gender in the western medieval period have appeared regularly in the past decade, similar studies of Byzantium have...


1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

by Roger Crowley

A gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today.

The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger...


Thor: Viking God of Thunder

by Graeme Davis & Miguel Coimbra

In the stories of the ancient Vikings, Thor is a warrior without equal, who wields his mighty hammer in battles against trolls, giants, and dragons. He is the god of storms and thunder, who rides to war in a...


The Longbow

by Mike Loades & Peter Dennis

Boasting a rate of shooting not seen again in English hands until the late 19th century, the longbow was the weapon at the heart of the English military ascendancy in the century after 1340. Capable of subjecting...


The Godwins: The Rise and Fall of a Noble Dynasty

by Frank Barlow

The new paperback edition of this brilliant and compelling portrait of the Anglo-Scandinavian world is appropriate supplementary reading for 2nd/3rd year undergraduate courses in Medieval British History and...


Muslims in Medieval Italy: The Colony at Lucera

by Julie Taylor

Muslims in Medieval Italy is the history of a Muslim colony established at Lucera in southern Italy during the Middle Ages. It examines Muslim-Christian Relations, the legal and social status of Muslims in Christiandom,...


Contesting Christendom: Readings in Medieval Religion and Culture

by James L. Halverson

This reader fills a gap in classroom offerings by exploring historians' ongoing attempt to understand the social and cultural aspects of medieval Christianity. James L. Halverson organizes his selections around...


The Hundred Years War: The English in France 1337-1453

by Desmond Seward

From 1337 to 1453 England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. Though it was a small, poor country, England for most of those "hundred years" won the battles,...


Gaelic and Gaelicized Ireland: in the Middle Ages

by K.W. Nicholls

When the first edition of this book appeared in 1972 it was acclaimed as a revolutionary breakthrough in the study of late medieval Ireland and of the autonomous lordships into which it was divided. Since then...