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The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

by Ian Mortimer

The past is a foreign country.

This is your guidebook.

A time machine has just transported you back to the fourteenth century. What do you see? How do you dress? How do you earn a living and how much are you...


Medieval Iberia: An Encyclopedia

by E. Michael Gerli

As the first comprehensive reference to the vital world of medieval Spain, this unique volume focuses on the Iberian kingdoms from the fall of the Roman Empire to the aftermath of the Reconquista. The nearly...


The Rum Seljuqs: Evolution of a Dynasty: Evolution of a Dynasty

by Songul Mecit

Charting the expansion of the Rum Seljuqs from rulers of a small principality to a fully- fledged sultanate ruling over almost the whole of Anatolia, this book demonstrates how ideology, rather than military...


Heaven and Earth in Anglo-Saxon England: Theology and Society in an Age of Faith

by Helen Foxhall Forbes

Christian theology and religious belief were crucially important to Anglo-Saxon society, yet this book is the first full-length study investigating how it permeated and underpinned society. For whilst the influence...


Norman Tradition and Transcultural Heritage: Exchange of Cultures in the 'Norman' Peripheries of Medieval Europe

by Stefan Burkhardt & Thomas Foerster

The essays in this volume look at questions of Norman traditions in some of the peripheral Norman dominions. Divided into two sections, the volume begins with eight chapters focusing on Norman Sicily. These...


Alfred the Great: War, Kingship and Culture in Anglo-Saxon England

by Richard P. Abels

This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (871-899), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology...


Bastard Feudalism

by Michael Hicks

This major work is the most radical reinterpretation of the subject for fifty years. Hicks argues that Bastard Feudalism was far more complex - and positive in its effects - than previous accounts have suggested....


Later Medieval Europe: 1250-1520

by Daniel Waley & Peter Denley

From the divine right of kings to the political philosophies of writers such as Machiavelli, the medieval city-states to the unification of Spain, Daniel Waley and Peter Denley focus on the growing power of...


Border Fury: England and Scotland at War 1296-1568

by John Sadler

Border Fury provides a fascinating account of the period of Anglo-Scottish Border conflict from the Edwardian invasions of 1296 until the Union of the Crowns under James VI of Scotland, James I of England in...


Narbonne and its Territory in Late Antiquity: From the Visigoths to the Arabs

by Frank Riess

This work centres on the post-Roman period of Narbonne and its territory, up to its capture by the Arabs in 720, encompassing not only recent archaeological findings but also perspectives of French, Spanish...


The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade: A Sourcebook

by Catherine Léglu, Rebecca Rist & Claire Taylor

The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade brings together a rich and diverse range of medieval sources to examine key aspects of the growth of heresy and dissent in southern France in the twelfth and thirteenth...


Travel and Travellers of the Middle Ages

by Arthur Newton

Originally published between 1920 and 1970,The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period...


The Murder, Betrayal, and Slaughter of the Glorious Charles, Count of Flanders

by Galbert of Bruges & John Jeffrey Rider

In 1127 Charles the Good, count of Flanders, was surrounded by assassins while at prayer and killed by a sword blow to the forehead. His murder upset the fragile balance of power between England, France, and...


The Field of Cloth of Gold

by Glenn Richardson

Glenn Richardson provides the first history in more than four decades of a major Tudor event: an extraordinary international gathering of Renaissance rulers unparalleled in its opulence, pageantry, controversy,...


The A to Z of the Ottoman Empire

by Selcuk Aksin Somel

The A to Z of the Ottoman Empire is an in-depth treatise covering the political, social, and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, the last member of the lineage of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean empires...


The Role of Music in Film on the Middle Ages: Authenticity, Fantasy, and Sounding Medieval: Authenticity vs. Fantasy

by John Haines

This book explores the role of music in the some five hundred feature-length films on the Middle Ages produced between the late 1890s and the present day. Haines focuses on the tension in these films between...


Treitschke's Origins of Prussianism: The Teutonic Knights: The Teutonic Knights

by Heinrich von Treitschke

Heinrich Von Treitschke (1834-1896) was a prolific German historian and political writer during the nineteenth century. An ardent admirer of Prussianism, Treitschke was also deeply anti-Semitic and anti-socialist....


Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things?: Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation

by Robert Bartlett

From its earliest centuries, one of the most notable features of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints--the holy dead. This sweepingly ambitious history from one of the world's leading medieval...


Monks, the Pope, and the Origins of the Crusades: A Selection from Christianity (Penguin Tracks)

by Diarmaid MacCulloch

A fascinating history of the growth in monastic and papal power that preceded the Crusades—excerpted from Diarmaid MacCulloch’s award-winning New York Times bestseller, Christianity: The First Three Thousand...


Key Figures in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia: An Encyclopedia

by Richard K. Emmerson

From emperors and queens to artists and world travelers, from popes and scholars to saints and heretics, Key Figures in Medieval Europe brings together in one volume the most important people who lived in medieval...