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Medieval English Gardens

by Teresa McLean

Illustrated survey of gardening lore from the Norman Conquest to the Renaissance reveals wealth of ancient secrets drawn from obscure sources, chronicling cultivation of pleasure gardens as well as herbariums,...


The Vikings

by Albert Lewis Kanter & Jr. William B. Jones

In the eighth century, ships with bright sails and dragonhead prows suddenly swept across the seas of northern Europe. They carried daring men with heavy swords who sought adventure, booty and new lands in which...


Rome and Religion in the Medieval World: Studies in Honor of Thomas F.X. Noble

by Valerie L. Garver & Owen M. Phelan

The original essays in this volume build upon Thomas F.X. Noble's interest in Rome, especially his landmark contributions to the origins of the Papal States and early medieval image controversies, thus providing...


A History of Bassishaw Ward: c. 1200 - c. 1600

by PhD, Christine M. Fox & JP, Alderman Timothy Hailes

This is the first comprehensive yet accessible study of the history of Bassishaw Ward c.1200 - c.1600. It provides a detailed analysis of how the ward evolved physically, politically, financially, and spiritually...


Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade

by Henri Pirenne & Michael McCormick

Nearly a century after it was first published in 1925, Medieval Cities remains one of the most provocative works of medieval history ever written. Here, Henri Pirenne argues that it was not the invasion of the...


Arrows of Fortune

by A.J Deane-Drummond

Major-General Anthony Deane-Drummond - as he is now - was a famed escaper from the Germans in World War II. He first described his experiences in a book called "Return Ticket". This is the full story of his...


The Popes and the Papacy in the Early Middle Ages (Routledge Revivals): 476-752

by Jeffrey Richards

There has been a tendency to the view the history of the early medieval papacy predominantly in ideological terms, which has resulted in the over-exaggeration of the idea of the papal monarchy. In this study,...


Topographies of Gender in Middle High German Arthurian Romance

by Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand

This book explores the metaphor of topography as a mechanism for the inscription of gender roles in Arthurian romance.


Out of the East: Spices and the Medieval Imagination

by Paul Freedman

The demand for spices in medieval Europe was extravagant and was reflected in the pursuit of fashion, the formation of taste, and the growth of luxury trade. It inspired geographical and commercial exploration...


An Atlas of Northamptonshire: The Medieval and Early-Modern Landscape

by Tracey Partida, David Hall & Glenn Foard

An Atlas of Northamptonshire presents an historical atlas of the greater part of Northamptonshire (the first quarter having been published as An Atlas of Rockingham Forest). It presents in map form the results...


Wounds in the Middle Ages

by Anne Kirkham & Cordelia Warr

This book focuses on the representation, perception and treatment of wounds in the Middle Ages. Contributors situate wounds within the context of religious belief before turning to theory, symbolism, and more...


Forces of the Hanseatic League: 13th-15th Centuries

by David Nicolle & Gerry Embleton

The famous but largely unchronicled Hanseatic League (or simple "the Hanse/Hansa") was a Tuetonic German commercial and defensive federation of merchant guilds based in harbor towns along the North Sea and Baltic...


The Knight Who Saved England: William Marshal and the French Invasion, 1217

by Richard Brooks

This is the fascinating story William Marshal who negotiated the brutal realities of medieval warfare and the conflicting demands of chivalric ideals, and who against the odds defeated the joint French and...


Liturgy and Society in Early Medieval Rome

by John F. Romano

The liturgy, the public worship of the Catholic Church, was crucial in forging the society of early medieval Rome, in that it oriented Roman society to God and fostered the dominance of the clergy. This study...


Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages

by David Nirenberg

In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination. Violence in the Middle Ages, however, functioned differently,...


Medieval Jewish Civilization: An Encyclopedia

by Norman Roth

This is the first encyclopedic work to focus exclusively on medieval Jewish civilization, from the fall of the Roman Empire to about 1492. The more than 150 alphabetically organized entries, written by scholars...


Crop Protection in Medieval Agriculture: Studies in pre-modern organic agriculture

by Jan C. Zadoks

Mediterranean and West European pre-modern agriculture (agriculture before 1600) was by necessity 'organic agriculture'. Crop protection is part and parcel of this agriculture, with weed control in the forefront....


Byzantine Matters

by Averil Cameron

For many of us, Byzantium remains “byzantine”—obscure, marginal, difficult. Despite the efforts of some recent historians, prejudices still deform popular and scholarly understanding of the Byzantine civilization,...


Thomas Aquinas's "Summa theologiae": A Biography

by Bernard McGinn

This concise book tells the story of the most important theological work of the Middle Ages, the vast Summa theologiae of Thomas Aquinas, which holds a unique place in Western religion and philosophy. Written...


The Muslim Discovery of Europe

by Bernard Lewis

"Full of rare and exact information.... A distinguished work."—New York Review of Books The eleventh-century Muslim world was a great civilization while Europe lay slumbering in the Dark Ages. Slowly, inevitably,...