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Everyday Life in Viking-Age Towns: Social Approaches to Towns in England and Ireland, c. 800-1100

by Letty ten Harkel & D. M. Hadley

The study of early medieval towns has frequently concentrated on urban beginnings, the search for broadly applicable definitions of urban characteristics and the chronological development of towns. Far less...


Deeds Done Beyond the Sea: Essays on William of Tyre, Cyprus and the Military Orders presented to Peter Edbury

by Susan B. Edgington & Helen J. Nicholson

This volume celebrates Peter Edbury's career by bringing together essays focusing on his major research interests; the great historian of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, William of Tyre, and his chronicle; medieval...


Foundations of an African Civilisation: Aksum and the northern Horn, 1000 BC - AD 1300

by David W. Phillipson

This well-illustrated book provides an up-to-date survey of a key period in the history of northern Ethiopia and south-central Eritrea. It is accessible to the general reader, but its comprehensive references...


William Marshal: Knighthood, War and Chivalry, 1147-1219

by David Crouch

Ruthless opportunist, astute courtier, manipulative politician and brutal, efficient soldier: this is William Marshal as portrayed by David Crouch in his widely acclaimed biography of 'the Marshal'. With the...


Christian Jewish Relations 1000-1300: Jews in the Service of Medieval Christendom

by Anna Sapir Abulafia

The history of relations between Jews and Christians has been a long, complex and often unsettled one; yet histories of medieval Christendom have traditionally paid only passing attention to the role played...


Early Medieval Europe 300-1050: The Birth of Western Society

by David Rollason

The centuries following the collapse of the Roman Empire saw extraordinary change across Western Europe - in institutions, social structure, rural and urban life, religion, learning, scholarship and art. This...


The Black Prince's Expedition

by H. J. Hewitt

Edward, the Black Prince, is one of the legendary figures of English history. The first son of Edward III and an outstanding military leader, he is famous for his decisive victory at the Battle of Poitiers,...


History in the Comic Mode: Medieval Communities and the Matter of Person

by Rachel Fulton & Bruce W. Holsinger

In this groundbreaking collection, twenty-one prominent medievalists discuss continuity and change in ideas of personhood and community and argue for the viability of the comic mode in the study and recovery...


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, 476-752: 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...