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Culture Clash: An International Legal Perspective on Ethnic Discrimination

by Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter

This book provides readers with a better understanding of the issue of ethnic discrimination and inequality. It aims to increase the likelihood of achieving equality at both the national and international levels...


Language and Power in the Early Middle Ages

by Patrick J. Geary

Language and ideology in the scholarship of the late Middle Ages


History as Prelude: Muslims and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean

by Joseph Montville, Mark R. Cohen & Olivia Remie Constable

This collection of essays by seven scholars is a straightforward narrative of real world—intellectual, commercial, spiritual, philosophical, scientific, esthetic—creative engagement among Jews, Muslims,...


The Armenians in the Medieval Islamic World: Armenian Realpolitik in the Islamic World and Diverging ParadigmsCase of Cilicia Eleventh to Fourteenth C

by Seta B. Dadoyan

In the second volume, Seta B. Dadoyan explores the Armenian condition from the 970s to the end of the fourteenth century. This period marked the gradual loss of semi-autonomy on the traditional mainland and...


Christianity and Islam Under the Sultans, Volume II

by Frederick William Hasluck

Originally published in 1929, Hasluck's study examines the religious-social changes wrought by the imposition of Islam over Christianity in Asia Minor. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's...


Otterburn 1388: Bloody Border Conflict

by Peter Armstrong & Stephen Walsh

In his Chronicles, Froissart describes Otterburn as ‘the best fought and the most severe’ battle of his time. Fought at Redesdale in Northumberland in August 1388, the battle originated from the ongoing...


Medieval European Armies

by Terence Wise & Gerry Embleton

Almost continual warfare raged in Europe during the period 1300-1500. These wars were the furnaces in which many of the modern European nations were forged. Parallel with this emergence of the nations came the...


The Chronicle of Duke Erik: A Verse Epic from Medieval Sweden

by Peter C. Hogg, Erik Carlquist & Eva Osterberg

Written in the 14th century and enjoying a Swedish national status similar to the English Beowulf, this fascinating tale with many levels of meaning reflects the ideals of politics and aesthetics typical of...


Conflicting Femininities in Medieval German Literature

by Karina Marie Ash

Conflicting Femininities in Medieval German Literature illuminates anxieties about women's roles in society in light of lay religious movements during the High Middle Ages and explains how these anxieties are...


Translating the Middle Ages

by Karen L. Fresco & D. Wright

Drawing on approaches from literary studies, history, linguistics and art history, and ranging from Late Antiquity to the sixteenth century, this collection views 'translation' broadly as the adaptation and...


The Cult of Saint Katherine of Alexandria in Late-Medieval Nuremberg: Saint and the City

by Anne Simon

Saint Katherine of Alexandria was - after the Virgin Mary - arguably the most important female religious figure within medieval Europe. Yet despite this many gaps in our knowledge remain as regards the significance...


An Environmental History of the Middle Ages: The Crucible of Nature

by John Aberth

The Middle Ages was a critical and formative time for Western approaches to our natural surroundings. An Environmental History of the Middle Ages is a unique and unprecedented cultural survey of attitudes...


Remembering Boethius: Writing Aristocratic Identity in Late Medieval French and English Literatures

by Elizabeth Elliott

Remembering Boethius explores the rich intersection between the reception of Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy and the literary construction of aristocratic identity. Elliott presents new interpretations...


A Brief History of Life in the Middle Ages

by Martyn Whittock

Using wide-ranging evidence, Martyn Whittock shines a light on Britain in the Middle Ages, bringing it vividly to life. Thus we glimpse 11th century rural society through a conversation between a ploughman and...


Conflict and Compromise in the Late Medieval Countryside: Lords and Peasants in Durham, 1349-1400

by Peter L. Larson

Larson examines the changing relations between lords and peasants in post-Black Death Durham. This was a time period of upheaval and change, part of the transition from 'medieval' to 'modern.' Many historians...


Henry V

by John Matusiak

Henry V of England, the princely hero of Shakespeare's play, who successfully defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt and came close to becoming crowned King of France, is one of the best known and most...


The Domesday Quest

by Michael Wood

In 1086, Domesday Book, perhaps the most remarkable historical document in existence, was compiled. This tremendous story of England and its people was made at the behest of the Norman king William the Conqueror....


Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean

by Stephanie L. Hathaway & David W. Kim

This volume presents evidence of the extent and effects of intercultural contacts across Europe and the Mediterranean rim, opening up a new understanding of early medieval civilisation and its continuing influence...


Conversion and Narrative: Reading and Religious Authority in Medieval Polemic

by Ryan Szpiech

Szpiech draws on medieval Christian, Jewish, and Muslim polemics to investigate the role of narrative in the representation of conversion. By investigating conversion not as individual experience but as expression...


Song of the Vikings

by Nancy Marie Brown

Much like Greek and Roman mythology, Norse myths are still with us. Famous storytellers from JRR Tolkien to Neil Gaiman have drawn their inspiration from the long-haired, mead-drinking, marauding and pillaging...