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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 ambitious history tells the fascinating story of the cult of the saints...


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...


Where Troubadours Were Bishops: The Occitania of Folc of Marseille (1150-1231)

by Nicole M. Schulman

Using one man as a lens, a man known variously as Folquet, Folques, Folco, and Folc, it will examine some of the important changes and developments of the period from a new, more human, perspective.


The Armenians in the Medieval Islamic World: Medieval Cosmopolitanism and Images of IslamThirteenth to Fourteenth Centuries

by Seta B. Dadoyan

In this third volume of her trilogy, Seta B. Dadoyan focuses on social and cultural aspects of the Armenian condition and role in the medieval Islamic world. Dadoyan draws the outlines of a new philosophy of...


Edward the Elder: 899-924

by N.J. Higham & D.H. Hill

Edward the Elder, son and successor of King Alfred, was one of the greatest architects of the English state and yet is one of the most neglected kings of English history. During his 24-year reign, Edward led...


A History of Pagan Europe

by Prudence Jones & Nigel Pennick

The first comprehensive study of its kind, this fully illustrated book establishes Paganism as a persistent force in European history with a profound influence on modern thinking.

From the serpent goddesses...


Illuminating the Border of French and Flemish Manuscripts, 1270-1310

by Lisa Moore Hunt

This study first examines the marginal repertoire in two well-known manuscripts, the Psalter of Guy de Dampierre and an Arthurian Romance, within their material and codicological contexts. This repertoire then...


Nothing Natural Is Shameful: Sodomy and Science in Late Medieval Europe

by Joan Cadden

In medieval Europe, where theologians saw sin, some natural philosophers saw a phenomenon in need of explanation. They believed some men were born with homosexual inclinations and others acquired them as habits...


From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta: England 1066-1215

by Christopher Daniell

Using a combination of original sources and sharp analysis, this book is sheds new light on a crucial period in England's development. From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta is a wide-ranging history of England...


Debating the Roman de La Rose: A Critical Anthology

by Christine McWebb

Around the year 1400, the poet Christine de Pizan initiated a public debate in France over the literary "truth" and merit of the Roman of the Rose, perhaps the most renowned work of the French Middle Ages. She...


Through the Daemon's Gate: Kepler's Somnium Medieval Dream Narratives and the Polysemy of Allegorical Motifs: Kepler's Somnium, Medieval Dream Narrati

by Dean Swinford

This book tells the story of the early modern astronomer Johannes Kepler's Somnium, which has been regarded by science historians and literary critics alike as the first true example of science fiction. Kepler...


Armies of the Volga Bulgars & Khanate of Kazan: 9th-16th Centuries

by Viacheslav Shpakovsky & Gerry Embleton

Facing off against Byzantines, Arabs, Vikings, Turks, Mongols, and Russians, this steppe culture dominated Black Sea and Caucasus trade during Medieval times.

The Bulgars were a Turkic people who established...


Approaches to the Byzantine Family

by Leslie Brubaker & Shaun Tougher

The study of the family is one of the major lacunas in Byzantine Studies. Angeliki Laiou remarked in 1989 that 'the study of the Byzantine family is still in its infancy', and this assertion remains true today....


Medieval and Renaissance Lactations: Images, Rhetorics, Practices

by Jutta Gisela Sperling

The premise of this volume is that the ubiquity of lactation imagery in early modern visual culture and the discourse on breastfeeding in humanist, religious, medical, and literary writings is a distinct cultural...


Middle-Class Writing in Late Medieval London

by Malcolm Richardson

Richardson explores how a powerful culture of writing was created in late medieval London, even though initially few inhabitants could actually write themselves. Whilst previous studies have tended to focus...


Heresy and the Making of European Culture: Medieval and Modern Perspectives

by Andrew P. Roach & James R. Simpson

Scholars and analysts looking for the roots of the extraordinary creativity and innovation found in Europe from the Middle Ages have thus far neglected the important role of religious heresy. The papers collected...


Norman Expansion: Connections, Continuities and Contrasts

by Keith J. Stringer & Andrew Jotischky

In the eleventh and twelfth centuries the Normans had a formative influence on the development of states and societies in the British Isles, southern Italy and the Levant. Their achievements still resonate powerfully...