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The Poetics of Old English

by Tiffany Beechy

Combining literary analysis and theoretical linguistics, this engaging study provides a critical reassessment of Anglo-Saxon verse and prose and identifies an inherent poetic nature present in all Old English...


Disability in the Middle Ages: Reconsiderations and Reverberations

by Joshua R. Eyler

What do we mean when we talk about disability in the Middle Ages? This volume brings together dynamic scholars working on the subject in medieval literature and history, who use the latest approaches from the...


The Historical Literature of the Jack Cade Rebellion

by Alexander L. Kaufman

Accounts of Jack Cade's 1450 Rebellion, each inherently different and highly subjective, form the dominant entry in the London chronicles of the Fifteenth Century. In the first study of the primary documents...


Memory and Commemoration in Medieval Culture

by Elma Brenner & Meredith Cohen

Focusing on France but incorporating studies from further afield, this collection of essays marks an important new contribution to the study of medieval memory and commemoration. Arranged thematically, each...


The Age of Reform   1250-1550: An Intellectual and Religious History of Late Medieval and Reformation Europe

Medieval Germany: An Encyclopedia

by John M. Jeep

This A-Z encyclopedia covers the Middle Ages in Germany. It offers the most recent scholarship available, while also providing details on the daily life of medieval Germans.


Founding Figures and Commentators in Arabic Mathematics: A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 1

by Roshdi Rashed & Nader El-Bizri

In this unique insight into the history and philosophy of mathematics and science in the mediaeval Arab world, the eminent scholar Roshdi Rashed illuminates the various historical, textual and epistemic threads...


The Archaeology of Early Medieval Ireland

by Nancy Edwards

In the first major work on the subject for over 30 years, Nancy Edwards provides a critical survey of the archaeological evidence in Ireland (c. 400-1200), introducing material from many recently discovered...


Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers

by G.R. Evans

Focussing on individuals whose ideas shaped intellectual life between 400 and 1500, Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers is an accessible introduction to those religious, philosophical and political concepts central...


A Social History of Disability in the Middle Ages: Cultural Considerations of Physical Impairment

by Irina Metzler

What was it like to be disabled in the Middle Ages? How did people become disabled? Did welfare support exist? This book discusses social and cultural factors affecting the lives of medieval crippled, deaf,...


Divorce in Medieval England: From One to Two Persons in Law

by Sara M. Butler

Divorce in Medieval England is intended to reorient scholarly perceptions concerning divorce in the medieval period. Divorce, as we think of it today, is usually considered to be a modern invention. This book...


Dungeon, Fire and Sword: The Knights Templar in the Crusades

by John J. Robinson

Dungeon, Fire and Sword is a good book for all who enjoy a well-written, well-researched story of stupidity, greed, barbarity, unspeakable cruelty, deception, fraud, treachery and sanctimony... John J. Robinson...


Lost Letters of Medieval Life: English Society, 1200-1250

by Martha Carlin & David Crouch

Drawn from two medieval collections of form letters for all manner of business and personal affairs, Lost Letters of Medieval Life depicts early thirteenth-century England through the everyday correspondence...


Dragonslayers: From Beowulf to St. George

by Joseph Mccullough & Peter Dennis

From legend and mythology to The Hobbit and A Game of Thrones, the dragon is a perennial favorite in the fantasy genre.

With its fiery breath, scaly armour, and baleful, malevolent stare, the dragon became the...


Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

by Judith Herrin

Unrivalled Influence explores the exceptional roles that women played in the vibrant cultural and political life of medieval Byzantium. Written by one of the world's foremost historians of the Byzantine millennium,...


Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

by Judith Herrin

This volume explores the political, cultural, and ecclesiastical forces that linked the metropolis of Byzantium to the margins of its far-flung empire. Focusing on the provincial region of Hellas and Peloponnesos...


Entering a Clerical Career at the Roman Curia, 1458-1471

by Kirsi Salonen & Jussi Hanska

Building on recent revisionist histories of the quality and ability of the late medieval clergy, this is a comprehensive survey of the ordinations of priests at the Roman curia during the pontificates of Pius...


Bridging the Medieval-Modern Divide: Medieval Themes in the World of the Reformation

by James Muldoon

Covering a broad range of topics - encompassing legal, social, cultural, theological and political history - the volume asks fundamental questions about how we regard history, and what historians can learn from...


The Good Women of the Parish: Gender and Religion After the Black Death

by Katherine L. French

French argues that medieval laywomen both coped with the chaotic changes following the plague and justified their own changing behavior by participating in local religion. Through active engagement in the parish...


The History of the Conquest of Mexico: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by William H. Prescott & James Lockhart

"It is a magnificent epic," said William H. Prescott after the publication of History of the Conquest of Mexico in 1843. Since then, his sweeping account of Cortés's subjugation of the Aztec people has endured...