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

by Patricia Timmons & Robert Boenig

In Gonzalo de Berceo and the Latin Miracles of the Virgin, Patricia Timmons and Robert Boenig present the first English translation of a twelfth-century Latin collection of miracles that Berceo, the first named...

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

This volume provides readers interested in urban history with a collection of essays on the evolution of public space in that paradigmatic western city which is Rome. Scholars specialized in different historical...

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...

The Plantagenets: The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

by Dan Jones

The New York Times bestseller that tells the story of Britain’s greatest and worst dynasty—“a real-life Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal)

From the author of Magna Carta: The Birth of Liberty


Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe: New Perspectives

by Lisa M. Bitel & Felice Lifshitz

Gender and Christianity in Medieval Europe seeks to explain the convergence of religion and gender in medieval Christendom. Essays in the volume examine how Europeans identified themselves as women, men, and...

Confrontation at Lepanto

by T. C. F. Hopkins

Like an angry lion, the Turkish menace growled at the frontiers of Europe. In 1453, the last remnant of the mighty Roman Empire was obliterated when Turkish forces overran Constantinople. Western civilization...

Veni Vadi Vici

by Guy Stanley Windsor

The result of a successful crowdfunding campaign, this book brings a long-disregarded swordfighting manual to life. The original handwritten text has been painstakingly transcribed, translated from the original...

The Swordsman's Companion

by Guy Stanley Windsor

This book broke new ground in 2004, providing for the first time a comprehensive beginners' guide to medieval Italian swordsmanship. It has proved enduringly popular, with second-hand copies changing hands for...

Caliphs and Kings: Spain, 796-1031

by Roger Collins

Roger Collins, a leading historian, investigates a time in Spanish history known for its multi-religious society - when Christians, Jews and Muslims lived in apparent harmony - revealing a fuller, more complex...

The Knights Templars: God's Warriors, the Devil's Bankers

by Frank Sanello

A vivid description of the formation of the Templars as a strict religious-military order, their political and financial power and the legends surrounding them.

Crusade and Christendom: Annotated Documents in Translation from Innocent III to the Fall of Acre, 1187-1291

by Jessalynn Bird, Edward Peters & James M. Powells

Intended for the undergraduate yet also invaluable for teachers and scholars, this book illustrates how the crusade became crucial for defining and promoting the very concept and boundaries of Latin Christendom....

The Poetics of Old English

by Tiffany Beechy

Combining literary analysis and theoretical linguistics, Tiffany Beechy's timely and engaging study provides a critical reassessment of Old English texts that challenges the distinction between Anglo-Saxon prose...