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Early Tudor Parliaments 1485-1558

by MICHAEL A. R. GRAVES

This excellent survey looks at the workings of parliament under the first four Tudor monarchs. After an introductory first section which looks at parliament's medieval origins, the author then considers all...


King Stephen

by R. H. C. Davis

This well-known text, the standard account of the subject, is essential reading for students and scholars of the Norman period from undergraduate level upwards, and was hailed on first publication as: " a landmark...


Franks in the Aegean, The: 1204-1500

by Peter Lock

Despite the enormous literature on the crusades, the Frankish states in the Aegean (set up in the wake of the Fourth Crusade in 1204) have been seriously neglected by modern historians. Yet their history is...


A History of the Russian Church to 1488

by John Fennell

The Russian church is central to an understanding of early Russian and Slav history, but for many years there has been no accessible, up-to-date introduction to the subject in English - until now. The late John...


Medieval Europe 400 - 1500

by H G Koenigsberger

This book traces across the millennium of the Middle Ages the gradual crystallisation of a new and distinctive European identity. Koenigsberger covers the Islamic, Byzantine and central Asian worlds in his account...


Ruling England, 1042-1217

by Richard Huscroft

A new history of post-conquest England which makes the new kingdom accessible through a focus on its kings and how it was ruled, featuring the empire building dynasties.

The central theme of the book is the...


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.


Robin Hood

by Neil Smith & Peter Dennis

From the early ballads that established his stories to the later additions of Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and Alan-a-Dale, this book explores how the legend of Robin Hood grew.

He robbed from the rich...


The Devil's World: Heresy and Society 1100-1300

by Andrew Roach

Exploring the relationship of heresy, dissent and society in the 12th and 13th Centuries,The Devil's World shows how people made conscious choices between heresy and orthodoxy in the middle ages and were not...


The Trial of Jeanne D'Arc

by W. P. Barrett

First published in 1931, this is the first unabridged English translation of the documents pertaining to the trial of Joan of Arc. The basis of the translation is drawn from an edition of the text published...


The Story of My Misfortunes

by Peter Abelard, Henry Adams Bellows & Ralph Adams Cram

A spellbinding story of philosophical and spiritual enlightenment — and the tale of a tragic personal life as well. Recounts one of history's most famous love stories, Abélard's doomed romance with Heloise....


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...


Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century

by Emile Mâle

Classic by noted art historian focuses on French cathedrals of the 13th century as apotheosis of medieval style. Iconography, bestiaries, illustrated calendars, gospels, secular history, many other aspects....


William Wallace: Guardian of Scotland

by A. F. Murison

Dramatic account recalls legendary life of great Scottish patriot from his youth and early adulthood, when he spearheaded guerrilla warfare against the English, to his ultimate betrayal and execution.


Jewish Life in the Middle Ages

by Israel Abrahams

Topics include social functions of the synagogue, communal organizations, love, courtship and marriage, monogamy and home life, trades and occupations, medieval pastimes and personal relations between Christians...


Castles and Warfare in the Middle Ages

by Eugene-Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc & M. Macdermott

Profusely illustrated, detailed descriptions of dungeons, keeps, battlements, and drawbridges, plus artillery, trenches, battering rams, more. "Will enthrall anyone interested in architecture, military, or medieval...