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St Cuthbert's Corpse: A Life After Death

by David Willem

The miracle of St Cuthbert's incorrupt corpse has been the subject of much fascination since his death over thirteen-hundred years ago, inspiring pilgrims, monks, and even the construction of Durham Cathedral...


Life in a Medieval Monastery: The Monks of Durham Cathedral

by Anne Boyd

A fascinating glimpse into the world of Medieval Monasticism.

Durham Cathedral is one of the most complete sets of monastic buildings in Europe, housing clues to the life of a prominent and thriving medieval...


Cathedral, Forge, and  Waterwheel: Technology and Invention in the Middle Ages

by Joseph Gies & Frances Gies

An illuminating look at the monumental inventions of the Middle Ages, by the authors of Life in a Medieval Castle.


A Medieval Family

by Frances Gies & Joseph Gies

The Pastons family of Norfolk, England, has long been known to medieval scholars for its large collection of personal correspondence, which has survived five centuries. Revealing a wealth of information about...


Three Golden Ages: Discovering the Creative Secrets of Renaissance Florence, Elizabethan England, and America's Founding

by Alf J. Mapp

In this intriguing book, best-selling author Alf Mapp, Jr. explores three periods in Western history that exploded with creativity: Elizabethan England, Renaissance Florence, and America's founding. What enabled...


The Crusade of Varna, 1443-45

by Colin Imber

The Crusade of Varna of 1443-45 was one of the decisive events of the late Middle Ages. This book presents the first English translation of three important works which provide eyewitness accounts from the Christian...


Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th-13th Centuries

by Malcolm Barber & Keith Bate

This volume presents translations of a selection of the letters sent by crusaders and pilgrims from Asia Minor, Syria and Palestine. There are accounts of all the great events from the triumph of the capture...


Mamluks and Ottomans: Studies in Honour of Michael Winter

by David J Wasserstein & Ami Ayalon

Focusing on Near Eastern history in Mamluk and Ottoman times, this book, dedicated to Michael Winter, stresses elements of variety and continuity in the history of the Near East, an area of study which has...


Medieval Worlds: A Sourcebook

by Roberta Anderson & Dominic Bellenger

Complete with introductions, full commentary, glossary, and a guide to further reading, Medieval Worlds is a comprehensive sourcebook for the study of Western Europe from the fifth to the fifteenth century....


Life in a Medieval Castle

by Joseph Gies & Frances Gies

"The authors allow medieval man and woman to speak for themselves through selections from past journals, songs, even account books."--Time


The Knight in History

by Frances Gies

"A carefully researched, concise, readable, and entertaining account of an institution that remains a part of the Western imagination."--Los Angeles Times


A Companion & Guide to the Wars of the Roses

by Peter Bramley

The Wars of the Roses (1455-85) saw the end of Plantagenet rule in England and Wales, and the accession of the Tudor dynasty to the throne. It is sometimes seen as the end of the Middle Ages in England, and...


The Normans

by Trevor Rowley

The Normans were a relatively short-lived cultural and political phenomenon. They emerged early in the tenth century and had disappeared off the map by the mid-thirteenth century. Drawing on the archaeological...


The Military Orders: Volume 5: Politics and Power

by Peter W. Edbury

The thirty-eight papers published here represent a selection of those delivered at the Fifth International Conference on the Military Orders. Three deal with recent archaeological investigations at the Hospitaller...


Envisioning Experience in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages: Dynamic Patterns in Texts and Images

by Giselle de Nie & Thomas F.X. Noble

These six essays seek to uncover the dynamic patterns in verbal and pictorial images and to evaluate their potentialities and limitations. Thematically ordered, the essays begin with material images and move...


Shipping, Trade and Crusade in the Medieval Mediterranean: Studies in Honour of John Pryor

by Ruthy Gertwagen & Elizabeth Jeffreys

The cutting-edge papers in this collection come from some of the most distinguished practitioners world-wide in the fields of Crusading history and the maritime history of the medieval Mediterranean. Issues...


Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, 1187-1291

by Denys Pringle

This book presents new translations of a selection of Latin and French pilgrimage texts, and two in Greek, relating to Jerusalem and the Holy Land between the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin in 1187 and the loss...


Pope Alexander III (1159-81): The Art of Survival

by Peter D. Clarke & Anne J. Duggan

Alexander III's papacy marked a significant watershed in the history of the Western Church and society. This book provides a long overdue reassessment of his papacy and his achievements, bringing together thirteen...


Manure Matters: Historical, Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives

by Richard Jones

In pre-industrial societies in which the majority of the population lived directly off the land, few issues were more important than the maintenance of soil fertility. Manure really mattered, as without access...


The Hypotyposis of the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis, Constantinople (11th-12th Centuries): Introduction, Translation and Commentary

by R. H. Jordan & Rosemary Morris

This book forms part of the Evergetis Project, which aims to investigate all surviving texts associated with the Theotokos Evergetis Monastery near Constantinople (founded 1049). Together with an English translation...