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Clerical Celibacy in the West: c.1100-1700

by Helen Parish

The debate over clerical celibacy and marriage had its origins in the early Christian centuries, and is still very much alive in the modern church. The content and form of controversy have remained remarkably...

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

This volume aims to balance the traditional literature available on medieval feuding with an exploration of other aspects of vengeance and culture in the Middle Ages. A diverse assortment of interdisciplinary...

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 for the first time in English translation and with commentary six of the seven extant Byzantine oneirocritica, or manuals on the interpretation of dreams. (The seventh, The Oneirocriticon...

Mozarabs in Medieval and Early Modern Spain: Identities and Influences

by Richard Hitchcock

The setting of this volume is the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages, where Christianity and Islam co-existed side by side as the official religions of Muslim al-Andalus on the one hand, and the Christian...

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 the work of Anthony Luttrell. To mark his 75th...

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, that is, the Investiture Contest....

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...

Plenitude of Power: The Doctrines and Exercise of Authority in the Middle Ages: Essays in Memory of Robert Louis Benson

by Robert C. Figueira

'I study power' – so Robert Louis Benson described his work as a scholar of medieval history. This volume unites papers by a number of his students dealing with matters central to Benson's historical interests...

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. This text provides an exceptionally important narrative of the First Crusade and its immediate aftermath, covering the period 1096–1105,...

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. Inspired by a lifetime of teaching and research, On the Medieval Origins of the...

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...