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The Gesta Tancredi of Ralph of Caen: A History of the Normans on the First Crusade

by Bernard S. Bachrach & David S. Bachrach

This is the first translation into English of Ralph of Caen's Gesta Tancredi. The text provides an important narrative of the First Crusade and its immediate aftermath, covering the period 1096-1105. The work...


Day of Reckoning: Power and Accountability in Medieval France

by Robert F. Berkhofer III

Day of Reckoning: Power and Accountability in Medieval France applies recent approaches to literacy, legal studies, memory, ritual, and the manorial economy to reexamine the transformation of medieval power....


The Saint and the Sultan: The Crusades, Islam, and Francis of Assisi's Mission of Peace

by Paul Moses

An intriguing examination of the extraordinary–and little known meeting between St. Francis of Assisi and Islamic leader Sultan Malik Al-Kamil that has strong resonance in today's divided world.

For many of...


Florence and Its Church in the Age of Dante

by George W. Dameron

Reveals the role of the church in Florence's rise to wealth and power in the fourteenth century.


Righteous Persecution: Inquisition, Dominicans, and Christianity in the Middle Ages

by Christine Caldwell Ames

Inquisitors from the Order of Preachers, or Dominicans, crafted and promoted Christian meanings for their persecution of heresy in medieval Europe. With a mixture of existing religious beliefs, new interpretations,...


Mediaeval Islamic Historiography and Political Legitimacy: Bal'ami's Tarikhnamah

by Andrew Peacock

The Tarikhnamah is a history of the world and the oldest surviving work of Persian prose. This book examines it as a political and cultural document and why it became such an influential work in the Islamic...


On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State

by Joseph R. Strayer, William Chester Jordan & Charles Tilly

The modern state, however we conceive of it today, is based on a pattern that emerged in Europe in the period from 1100 to 1600. Written from the experience of a lifetime of teaching and research in the field,...


The Cistercians in the Middle Ages

by Janet Burton & Julie Kerr

The Cistercians (White Monks) were the most successful monastic experiment to emerge from the tumultuous intellectual and religious fervour of the eleventh and twelfth centuries. By around 1150 they had established...


Ibn Al-Haytham and Analytical Mathematics: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 2

by Roshdi Rashed

This volume provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and the exact sciences in the mediaeval Arab world. The second of five comprehensive volumes, this book offers a detailed...


Gonzalo de Berceo and the Latin Miracles of the Virgin: A Translation and a Study

by Patricia Timmons & Robert Boenig

Accessible and useful to students and scholars of medieval and Spanish studies, this is the first English translation of a twelfth-century Latin collection of miracles that Gonzalo de Berceo likely used as the...


Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean 1191-1571

by David Nicolle & Adam Hook

Crusader castles and other fortifications in Cyprus, the south-western coast of Turkey, and Greece are among the best examples of late medieval military architecture to be seen in Europe. These important fortifications,...


Perspectives on Public Space in Rome, from Antiquity to the Present Day

by Gregory Smith & Jan Gadeyne

Divided into five chronological sections (Antiquity, Middle Ages, Renaissance, Baroque, Modern and Contemporary) this volume provides readers interested in urban history with a collection of essays on the evolution...


With reference to the sources and relevant secondary literature examine the reasons for the success of the First Crusade.

by Michael Gärtner

Before we can consider the reasons for the success of the First Crusade, we have to first ask

some initial questions that should be kept in mind throughout my essay. To begin with, we

have to raise the question...


Marriage, Sex, and Civic Culture in Late Medieval London

by Shannon McSheffrey

Using extensive evidence from archival documents from both the ecclesiastical court system and the records of city and royal government, as well as advice manuals, chronicles, moral tales, and liturgical texts,...


A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry

by Geoffroi de Charny, Elspeth Kennedy & Richard W. Kaeuper

Composed at the height of the Hundred Years War by Geoffroi de Charny, one of the most respected knights of his age, A Knight's Own Book of Chivalry is an invaluable guide to fourteenth-century knighthood.


William Marshal

by Georges Duby

Recreates in detail the life of this advisor to the Plantagnets and knight extraordinaire.

From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Barons' Crusade: A Call to Arms and Its Consequences

by Michael Lower

This first full-length treatment of the Barons' Crusade examines the call for holy war and its consequences in Hungary, France, England, Constantinople, and the Holy Land.


Behind the Castle Gate: From the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

by Matthew Johnson

In this engaging book Matthew Johnson looks 'behind the castle gate' to discover the truth about castles in England at the end of the Middle Ages.

Traditional studies have seen castles as compromises between...


The Routledge Companion to the Crusades

by Peter Lock

A compilation of facts, figures, maps, family trees, summaries of the major crusades and their historiography, the Routledge Companion to the Crusades spans a broad chronological range from the eleventh to...


Tolkien the Medievalist

by Jane Chance

Interdisciplinary in approach, Tolkien the Medievalist provides a fresh perspective on J. R. R. Tolkien's Medievalism. In fifteen essays, eminent scholars and new voices explore how Professor Tolkien responded...