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The Field of Cloth of Gold

by Glenn Richardson

Glenn Richardson provides the first history in more than four decades of a major Tudor event: an extraordinary international gathering of Renaissance rulers unparalleled in its opulence, pageantry, controversy,...


The A to Z of the Ottoman Empire

by Selcuk Aksin Somel

The A to Z of the Ottoman Empire is an in-depth treatise covering the political, social, and economic history of the Ottoman Empire, the last member of the lineage of the Near Eastern and Mediterranean empires...


An Onslaught of Spears: The Danish Conquest of England

by Jeffrey James & Neil Faulkner

The Danish invasions in the second decade of the 11th century came after unprecedented Viking attacks stretching back 30 years. Earlier kings of Wessex had held and pushed back the tide of Danish encroachment,...


Music in Films on the Middle Ages: Authenticity vs. Fantasy

by John Haines

This book explores the role of music in the some five hundred feature-length films on the Middle Ages produced between the late 1890s and the present day. Haines focuses on the tension in these films between...


Treitschke's Origins of Prussianism: The Teutonic Knights: The Teutonic Knights

by Heinrich von Treitschke

Heinrich Von Treitschke (1834-1896) was a prolific German historian and political writer during the nineteenth century. An ardent admirer of Prussianism, Treitschke was also deeply anti-Semitic and anti-socialist....


Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things?: Saints and Worshippers from the Martyrs to the Reformation

by Robert Bartlett

From its earliest centuries, one of the most notable features of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints--the holy dead. This sweepingly ambitious history from one of the world's leading medieval...


Monks, the Pope, and the Origins of the Crusades: A Selection from Christianity (Penguin Tracks)

by Diarmaid MacCulloch

A fascinating history of the growth in monastic and papal power that preceded the Crusades-excerpted from Diarmaid MacCulloch's award-winning New York Times bestseller, Christianity: The First Three Thousand...


Key Figures in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia

by Richard K. Emmerson

From emperors and queens to artists and world travelers, from popes and scholars to saints and heretics, Key Figures in Medieval Europe brings together in one volume the most important people who lived in medieval...


Where Troubadours Were Bishops: The Occitania of Folc of Marseille (1150-1231)

by Nicole M. Schulman

Using one man as a lens, a man known variously as Folquet, Folques, Folco, and Folc, it will examine some of the important changes and developments of the period from a new, more human, perspective.


The Armenians in the Medieval Islamic World: Medieval Cosmopolitanism and Images of Islamthirteenth to Fourteenth Centuries

by Seta B. Dadoyan

In this third volume of her trilogy, Seta B. Dadoyan focuses on social and cultural aspects of the Armenian condition and role in the medieval Islamic world. Dadoyan draws the outlines of a new philosophy of...


Edward the Elder: 899-924

by N.J. Higham & D.H. Hill

Edward the Elder, son and successor of King Alfred, was one of the greatest architects of the English state and yet is one of the most neglected kings of English history. During his 24-year reign, Edward led...


A History of Pagan Europe

by Prudence Jones & Nigel Pennick

The first comprehensive study of its kind, this fully illustrated book establishes Paganism as a persistent force in European history with a profound influence on modern thinking.

From the serpent goddesses...


Illuminating the Border of French and Flemish Manuscripts, 1270 1310

by Lisa Moore Hunt

This study first examines the marginal repertoire in two well-known manuscripts, the Psalter of Guy de Dampierre and an Arthurian Romance, within their material and codicological contexts. This repertoire then...


Nothing Natural Is Shameful: Sodomy and Science in Late Medieval Europe

by Joan Cadden

In medieval Europe, where theologians saw sin, some natural philosophers saw a phenomenon in need of explanation. They believed some men were born with homosexual inclinations and others acquired them as habits...


From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta: England 1066-1215

by Christopher Daniell

This is a wide-ranging study, casting new light on a crucial period in England's history. Using original sources and sharp analysis, England's post-1066 transformation is studied here in a top-notch resource...


Debating the Roman de La Rose: A Critical Anthology

by Christine McWebb

Around the year 1400, the poet Christine de Pizan initiated a public debate in France over the literary "truth" and merit of the Roman of the Rose, perhaps the most renowned work of the French Middle Ages. She...


Through the Daemon's Gate: Kepler's Somnium, Medieval Dream Narratives, and the Polysemy of Allegorical Motifs

by Dean Swinford

This book tells the story of the early modern astronomer Johannes Kepler's Somnium, which has been regarded by science historians and literary critics alike as the first true example of science fiction. Kepler...


Medieval Tailor's Assistant: Making Common Garments 1200-1500

by Sarah Thursfield

A comprehensive guide to making period clothes for re-enactment, living history or theatre. From establishing the date of your outfit, defining the wearer and selecting garments, to measurements, patterns, materials,...


Bannockburn 1314: A New History

by Chris Brown

Bannockburn 1314 is a history of the most celebrated battle between Scotland and England, in which a mere 7,000 followers of Robert the Bruce defeated more than 15,000 of Edward II's troops. The Battle of Bannockburn,...


The Woodvilles: The Wars of the Roses and England's Most Infamous Family

by Susan Higginbotham

In 1464, the most eligible bachelor in England, Edward IV, stunned the nation by revealing his secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, a beautiful, impoverished widow whose father and brother Edward himself...