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The Return of the Vikings: The Battle of Maldon 991

by Donald Scragg

On a day in August, one thousand years ago, a fleet of ninety viking ships sailed into the estuary of the Blackwater river, Essex. Fresh from the ravage of Ipswich, under the command of the King of Denmark,...


The Black Death in London

by Barney Sloane

The Black Death of 1348-49 may have killed more than 50% of the European population. This book examines the impact of this appalling disaster on England's most populous city, London. Using previously untapped...


A Slender Tether

by Jess Wells

Amidst the turbulent weather of Europe's Little Ice Age, A Slender Tether offers three compelling tales of self-discovery, woven into a rich tapestry of 14th century France. Christine de Pizan, daughter of a...


A History of the Middle Ages, 300-1500

by John M. Riddle

This clear and comprehensive text covers the Middle Ages from the classical era to the late medieval period. John M. Riddle provides a cogent analysis of the rulers, wars, and events—both natural and human—that...


Dark Age Liguria: Regional Identity and Local Power, C. 400-1020

by Ross Balzaretti

Dark Age Liguria surveys the history of the Liguria region from c. 400 to c. 1050 AD, to provide a detailed case study of what happened here as Roman imperial rule ended. The book pulls together all the surviving...


Science and Religion in Mamluk Egypt: Ibn Al-Nafis, Pulmonary Transit and Bodily Resurrection

by Nahyan Fancy

The discovery of the pulmonary transit of blood was a ground-breaking discovery in the history of the life sciences, and a prerequisite for William Harvey's fully developed theory of blood circulation three...


Naturalism, Theism and the Cognitive Study of Religion: Religion Explained?

by Aku Visala

This book provides a critical philosophical analysis of the claim that contemporary cognitive approaches to religion undermine theistic beliefs. The book argues that such naturalism is not necessary for the...


The Debate on the Trial of the Templars (1307-1314)

by Jochen Burgtorf & Paul F. Crawford

In October 1307, all the brothers of the military-religious order of the Temple in France were arrested on the instructions of King Philip IV and charged with heresy and other crimes. In 1312, Pope Clement V,...


The Crusade of Frederick Barbarossa: The History of the Expedition of the Emperor Frederick and Related Texts

by G.A. Loud

This is the first English translation of the main contemporary accounts of the Crusade and death of the German Emperor Frederick I Barbarossa (ruled 1152-90). The main text here, the 'History of the Expedition...


Clerical Celibacy in the West: c.1100-1700

by Helen Parish

The issue of clerical celibacy has played a long and profound role in the history of the Christian church. From the first Christian centuries to the present day, the question of whether clergy should be allowed...


Feud, Violence and Practice: Essays in Medieval Studies in Honor of Stephen D. White

by Belle S. Tuten & Tracey L. Billado

This collection presents an innovative series of essays about the medieval culture of feud and violence. Featuring both prominent senior and younger scholars from the United States and Europe, the contributions...


Vengeance in the Middle Ages: Emotion, Religion and Feud

by Susanna A. Throop & Paul R. Hyams

Incorporating tools borrowed from anthropology, the study of emotion, and modern social and literary theories, these studies balance the traditional literature available on medieval feuding with an exploration...


Christian Mysticism: An Introduction to Contemporary Theoretical Approaches

by Louise Nelstrop & with Kevin Magill

This book introduces students to Christian mysticism and modern critical responses to it. Christianity has a rich tradition of mystical theology that first emerged in the writings of the early church fathers,...


Outlaws in Medieval and Early Modern England: Crime, Government and Society, c.1066-c.1600

by John C. Appleby & Paul Dalton

With some notable exceptions the subject of outlawry in medieval and early modern English history has attracted relatively little scholarly attention. This volume helps to address this significant gap in scholarship,...


The Medieval Account Books of the Mercers of London: An Edition and Translation

by Lisa Jefferson

As the premier livery company, the Mercers Company in medieval England enjoyed a prominent role in London's governance and exercised much influence over England's overseas trade and political interests. This...


Dreambooks in Byzantium: Six Oneirocritica in Translation, with Commentary and Introduction

by Steven M. Oberhelman

Dreambooks in Byzantium offers the first English translation with commentary of six of the seven extant Byzantine oneirocritica-manuals on the interpretation of dreams. Dreams permeated all aspects of Byzantine...


Mozarabs in Medieval and Early Modern Spain: Identities and Influences

by Richard Hitchcock

This volume explores the co-existence of Christianity and Islam on the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages- the official religions of Muslim al-Andalus on the one hand, and the Christian kingdoms in the...


The Hospitallers, the Mediterranean and Europe: Festschrift for Anthony Luttrell

by Karl Borchardt & Nikolas Jaspert

Modern study of the Hospitallers, of other military-religious orders and of their activities both in the Mediterranean and in Europe has been deeply influenced by Anthony Luttrell. To mark his 75th birthday...


The Chronicle of Hugh of Flavigny: Reform and the Investiture Contest in the Late Eleventh Century

by Patrick Healy

This book is a detailed study of Hugh of Flavigny and his chronicle, which is widely recognised as one of the most important narratives of a crucial period of European history, the Investiture Contest. Hugh's...


Burgesses and Burgess Law in the Latin Kingdoms of Jerusalem and Cyprus (1099-1325)

by Marwan Nader

This is the first book devoted to the study of burgesses in the Latin Kingdoms of Jerusalem and Cyprus (1099-1325). It offers a comprehensive assessment of the contributions made by the non-feudal class to the...