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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...


Lion Rampant: Medieval Wargaming Rules

by Daniel Mersey & Mark Stacey

Lion Rampant is a set of rules designed for fighting historical or Hollywood battles in the medieval period from the Norman Conquest to the Hundred Years' War. This period is well suited to large skirmish gaming...


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...


Warfare in Tenth-Century Germany

by David S. Bachrach

Over the course of half a century, the first two kings of the Saxon dynasty, Henry I (919-936) and Otto I (936-973), waged war across the length and breadth of Europe. Ottonian armies campaigned from the banks...


Religious Conversion: History, Experience and Meaning

by Ira Katznelson & Miri Rubin

This collection ranges far and wide - from early Christian pilgrims to fifteenth-century Ethiopia; from the Islamisation of the eastern Mediterranean to Reformation Germany - to investigate the multiple causes...


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

by Daniel R. Curtis

All pre-industrial societies had to face certain challenges: earthquakes, plague, warfare, soil erosion and subsistence crises. However, while some settlements were stable over the long term, other settlements...


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

by Nicholas Morton & Simon John

The fifteen essays in this volume cover a range of topics from the Carolingian period through to the early fourteenth century. Some offer new insight upon long-contested issues, some open up new areas of debate...


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...


Byzantium and the Crusades

by Jonathan Harris

This new edition of Byzantium and the Crusades provides a fully-revised and updated version of Jonathan Harris's landmark text in the field of Byzantine and crusader history.

The book offers a chronological exploration...


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

The history of medieval Germany, particularly that of the lower social orders, has thus far remained largely unknown outside of the German-speaking regions of modern Europe. The translation of the four texts...


Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors

by Brian A. Catlos

An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it

In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors, the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground...


Consul of God: The Life and Times of Gregory the Great: 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...


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

by John Watkins & Kathryn L. Reyerson

Defining the Mediterranean as a coherent region with distinct patterns of social, political, and cultural exchange, this interdisciplinary collection explores the production, modification, and circulation of...


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...