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The Medieval Military Orders: 1120-1314

by Nicholas Morton

This new addition to the popular Seminar Studies series looks at the origins, development and organisation of the Military Orders during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, showing how they functioned as a...


Medici Money: Banking, metaphysics and art in fifteenth-century Florence

by Tim Parks

The Medici are famous as the rulers of Florence at the high point of the Renaissance. Their power derived from the family bank, and this book tells the fascinating, frequently bloody story of the family and...


Development of Southern French and Catalan Society, 718-1050

by Archibald R. Lewis

Early in the eighth century, the current of the Muslim movement that inundated northern Spain crept over the Pyrenees to spread across a portion of the French Midi. From the north the tide of Carolingian conquest...


Religious Conversion: History, Experience and Meaning

by Ira Katznelson & Miri Rubin

Religious conversion - a shift in membership from one community of faith to another - can take diverse forms in radically different circumstances. As the essays in this volume demonstrate, conversion can be...


Coping with Crisis: The Resilience and Vulnerability of Pre-Industrial Settlements

by Daniel R. Curtis

Why in the pre-industrial period were some settlements resilient and stable over the long term while other settlements were vulnerable to crisis? Indeed, what made certain human habitations more prone to decline...


Crusading and Warfare in the Middle Ages: Realities and Representations. Essays in Honour of John France

by Nicholas Morton & Simon John

This volume has been created by scholars from a range of disciplines who wish to show their appreciation for Professor John France and to celebrate his career and achievements. For many decades, Professor France’s...


Forensic Medicine and Death Investigation in Medieval England

by Sara M. Butler

England has traditionally been understood as a latecomer to the use of forensic medicine in death investigation, lagging nearly two-hundred years behind other European authorities. Using the coroner's inquest...


The History of Chivalry

by G. P. R. James

Today, the term "chivalry" has come to refer to small acts of kindness typically performed by a man toward a woman, such as opening a car door or offering up one's coat on a chilly evening. But in the medieval...


Eleanor of Aquitaine: Patron and Politician

by William W. Kibler

Eleanor of Aquitaine was the wife of two kings, Louis VII of France and Henry II Plantagenet of England, and the mother of two others, Richard the Lionhearted and John Lackland. In her eventful, often stormy...


The Histories of a Medieval German City, Worms c. 1000-c. 1300: Translation and Commentary

by David S. Bachrach

Germany was the most powerful kingdom in the medieval West from the mid-tenth to the mid-thirteenth century. However, its history remains largely unknown outside of the German-speaking regions of modern Europe....


Consul of God (Routledge Revivals): The Life and Times of Gregory the Great

by Jeffrey Richards

Gregory the Great, whose reign spanned the years between 590 and 604 A.D., was one of the most remarkable figures of the early medieval Papacy. Aristocrat, administrator, teacher and scholar, he ascended the...


The Transformation of Medieval England 1370-1529

by J.A.F Thomson

A detailed survey which examines the major developments in English society during this period of social crises, population decline, agarian unrest, the introduction to enclosures - and political tensions particularly...


History of the Conquest of Mexico

by William Hickling Prescott

History of the Conquest of Mexico: With a Preliminary View of Ancient Mexican Civilization, and the Life of the Conqueror, Hernando Cortes By William Hickling Prescott. Illustrations from the Montezuma Edition....


Mediterranean Identities in the Premodern Era: Entrepôts, Islands, Empires

by John Watkins & Kathryn L. Reyerson

The first full length volume to approach the premodern Mediterranean from a fully interdisciplinary perspective, this collection defines the Mediterranean as a coherent region with distinct patterns of social,...


Archbishop Pole

by John Edwards

This fresh exploration of the life, work and writing of Archbishop Pole, focuses particularly on Pole’s final years (1556-58) as Archbishop of Canterbury. Fully integrating Pole’s English and Continental...


The Evolution of the Medieval World: Society, Government & Thought in Europe 312-1500

by David M Nicholas

This ambitious and wide-ranging study of the European Middle Ages respects the complexity and richness of its subject; always accessible, it is never merely superficial or over-simplistic. Stressing the long-term...


The Medieval Church: A Brief History

by Joseph H. Lynch & Phillip C. Adamo

The Medieval Church: A Brief History argues for the pervasiveness of the Church in every aspect of life in medieval Europe. It shows how the institution of the Church attempted to control the lives and behaviour...


The Emergence of Russia 750-1200

by Simon Franklin & Jonathan Shepard

This eagerly awaited volume, the first of its kind by western scholars, describes the development amongst the diverse inhabitants of the immense landmass between the Carpathians and Urals of a political, economic...


the Formation of Muscovy 1300 - 1613

by Robert O. Crummey

This is a comprehensive account of the rise of the late medieval Russian monarchy with Moscow as its capital, which was to become the territorial core of the Soviet Union. The legacy of the Grand Princes and...


Medievalia et Humanistica, No. 35: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Culture

by PAUL MAURICE CLOGAN

Since its founding in 1943, Medievalia et Humanistica has won worldwide recognition as the first scholarly publication in America to devote itself entirely to medieval and Renaissance studies. Since 1970, a...