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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. Stressing the events and character of Pole's 'English'...


Eleanor de Montfort: A Rebel Countess in Medieval England

by Louise J. Wilkinson

As sister of Henry III and aunt of the future Edward I, Eleanor de Montfort was at the heart of the bloody conflict between the Crown and the English barons. At Lewes in 1264 Simon de Montfort captured the king...


A Hermit's Cookbook: Monks, Food and Fasting in the Middle Ages

by Andrew Jotischky

The Egyptian hermit Onuphrios was said to have lived entirely on dates, and perhaps the most famous of all hermits, John the Baptist, on locusts and wild honey. Was it really possible to sustain life on so little...


Nobility, Faith and Masculinity: The Hospitaller Knights of Malta, C.1580-C.1700

by Emanuel Buttigieg

This is an important study of elite European noblemen who joined the Order of Malta. The Order - functioning in parallel with the convents that absorbed the surplus daughters of the nobility - provided a highly...


The Rise of Alchemy in Fourteenth-Century England: Plantagenet Kings and the Search for the Philosopher's Stone

by Jonathan Hughes

Alchemists did more than try to transmute base metals into gold: they studied planetary influences on metals and people, refined plants and minerals in the search for medicines and advocated the regeneration...


Life in the Medieval Cloister

by Julie Kerr

Life in the Medieval Cloister makes extensive use of primary sources and quotations from chronicles, letters, customaries and miracle stories, and the experience of medieval monastic life is presented through...


The Wine Trade in Medieval Europe 1000-1500

by Susan Rose

Wine has held its place for centuries at the heart of social and cultural life in western Europe. This book explains how and why this came about, providing a thematic history of wine and the wine trade in Europe...


Evolution of the Medieval World, The: 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, 2ed: 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 Rus 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...


The Age of Robert Guiscard: Southern Italy and the Northern Conquest

by Graham Loud

Founded upon an unrivalled knowledge of the original sources for the conquest, this is a cogent and lucid analysis of a key medieval subject hitherto largely ignored by historians.


The Age of Robert Guiscard: Southern Italy and the Northern Conquest

by Graham Loud

Founded upon an unrivalled knowledge of the original sources for the conquest, this is a cogent and lucid analysis of a key medieval subject hitherto largely ignored by historians.


Gustavas Adolphus

by Michael Roberts

Gustavus Adolphus (1594--1632) dominated his age: he made Sweden the leading power of Northern Europe, was the principal upholder of the Protestant cause in the Thirty Years War, and was a great administrator...


Gustavas Adolphus

by Michael Roberts

Gustavus Adolphus (1594--1632) dominated his age: he made Sweden the leading power of Northern Europe, was the principal upholder of the Protestant cause in the Thirty Years War, and was a great administrator...


Margery Kempe: and her world

by A E Goodman

Daughter of a mayor of King's Lynn, wife of a burgess there and mother of fourteen children, Margery Kempe (c. 1373-post 1438) was also a religious mystic and hysteric, who dictated her 'autobiography' to a...


Margery Kempe: and her world

by A E Goodman

Daughter of a mayor of King's Lynn, wife of a burgess there and mother of fourteen children, Margery Kempe (c. 1373-post 1438) was also a religious mystic and hysteric, who dictated her 'autobiography' to a...


Medieval Monasticism: Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages

by C. H. Lawrence

Hugh Lawrence's book ranges right across Europe and the Middle East as well as reconstructing the internal life, experience and aims of the medieval cloister, he also explores the many-sided relationships between...


Disunited Kingdoms: Peoples and Politics in the British Isles 1280-1460

by Michael Brown

In the last decades of the thirteenth century the British Isles appeared to be on the point of unified rule, dominated by the lordship, law and language of the English. However by 1400 Britain and Ireland were...