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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...


Bede and the End of Time

by Peter Darby

Bede (c. 673-735) was the leading intellectual figure of the Anglo-Saxon Church, and his writings had a profound influence on the development of English Christian thought. Taking account of his beliefs about...


The Chanson d'Antioche: An Old French Account of the First Crusade

by Susan B. Edgington & Carol Sweetenham

This is the first translation into English of the Old French Chanson d'Antioche, a text which has long intrigued historians and literary scholars. Uniquely among epic poems, it follows closely a well-documented...


On the Margins of Crusading: The Military Orders, the Papacy and the Christian World

by Helen J. Nicholson

Founded to support Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land and most famous for their support for crusading, the Military Religious Orders' activities and interests stretched far beyond the frontiers of Christendom....


La Papauté et les croisades / The Papacy and the Crusades: Actes du VIIe Congrès de la Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East/ Proce

by Michel Balard

This volume brings together a selection of the papers on the theme of the Papacy and the Crusades, delivered at the 7th Congress of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. The first papers...


Motherhood, Religion, and Society in Medieval Europe, 400-1400: Essays Presented to Henrietta Leyser

by Conrad Leyser & Lesley Smith

This volume focuses on the paradox of motherhood in the European Middle Ages: to be a mother is at once to hold great power, and by the same token to be acutely vulnerable. The essays analyse the powers and...


Catholic and Protestant Translations of the Imitatio Christi, 1425-1650: From Late Medieval Classic to Early Modern Bestseller

by Maximilian von Habsburg

The Imitatio Christi is considered one of the classic texts of Western spirituality. In this pioneering study, the reasons for the remarkable longevity of the Imitatio across geographical, chronological, linguistic...


Commemorating the Dead in Late Medieval Strasbourg: The Cathedral's Book of Donors and Its Use (1320-1521)

by Charlotte A. Stanford

The Book of Donors for Strasbourg cathedral is an extraordinary medieval document dating from ca. 1320-1520, with 6,954 entries from artisan, merchant and aristocratic classes. This study is the first to comprehensively...


Crusading and Chronicle Writing on the Medieval Baltic Frontier: A Companion to the Chronicle of Henry of Livonia

by Marek Tamm & Linda Kaljundi

The Chronicle of Henry of Livonia was written by a missionary priest in the early thirteenth century to record the history of the crusades to Livonia and Estonia in around 1186-1227. While recent years have...


Ansgar, Rimbert and the Forged Foundations of Hamburg-Bremen

by Eric Knibbs

Ansgar and Rimbert, ninth-century bishops, missionaries, and fixtures of early medieval history, were clever forgers who wove a complex tapestry of myths about themselves and the diocese that came to be centered...


Law as Profession and Practice in Medieval Europe: Essays in Honor of James A. Brundage

by Kenneth Pennington & Melodie Harris Eichbauer

This volume brings together a set of papers by international scholars, distinguished in their own right, in honor of James Brundage. Each contribution corresponds to an important focus of Brundage's own work....


Hugh of Amiens and the Twelfth-Century Renaissance

by Ryan P. Freeburn

Hugh of Amiens (c. 1085-1164) was an important intellectual figure in the twelfth century who, during a long lifetime, served as a cleric, Cluniac monk, abbot and archbishop of Rouen. This book examines his...


Nicholas of Cusa - A Companion to his Life and his Times

by Morimichi Watanabe & Gerald Christianson

This work is a guide to the life, thought and activities of Nicholas of Cusa (1401-1464), the great fifteenth century philosopher, theologian, jurist, author of mystical and ecclesiastical treatises, cardinal...


Imprisoning Medieval Women: The Non-Judicial Confinement and Abduction of Women in England, c.1170-1509

by Gwen Seabourne

This study of the confinement of women highlights the disparity in regulation concerning male and female imprisonment in the middle ages, and gives a useful perspective on the nature of medieval law, its scope...