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By Sword and Fire: Cruelty And Atrocity In Medieval Warfare

by Sean McGlynn

A vivid and original account of warfare in the Middle Ages and the cruelty and atrocity that accompanied it. Sean McGlynn investigates the reality of medieval warfare. For all the talk of chivalry, medieval...


Archaeology and Architecture of the Military Orders: New Studies

by Mathias Piana & Christer Carlsson

Although the history of the Military Orders has been the subject of research for a long time, their material legacy has attracted less attention. In recent years, however, a vast range of topics concerning the...


Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples

by Matteo Soranzo

Using five case studies set in fifteenth-century Naples, Poetry and Identity in Quattrocento Naples investigates how early modern poets used poetry to negotiate their cultural identity in a field of options...


Religion, Politics and Society in Britain, 800-1066

by A E Redgate

Using a comparative and broad perspective, Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 800-1066 draws on archaeology, art history, material culture, texts from charms to chronicles, from royal law-codes to sermons...


Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean, 1204-1453: Crusade, Religion and Trade between Latins, Greeks and Turks

by Nikolaos G. Chrissis & Mike Carr

The conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade shattered irreversibly the political and cultural unity of the Byzantine world in the Greek peninsula, the Aegean and western Asia Minor. This volume brings...


The Displacement of the Body in Ælfric's Virgin Martyr Lives

by Alison Gulley

The virgin martyr vitae in Ælfric's Old English Lives of Saints recount the stories of young women who renounce marriage and sex to devote their lives to Christian service. In this volume, Alison Gulley explores...


The Normans in South Wales, 1070-1171

by Lynn H. Nelson

A frontier has been called "an area inviting entrance." For the Norman invaders of England the Welsh peninsula was such an area. Fertile forested lowlands invited agricultural occupation; a fierce but primitive...


Islamic Crosspollinations: Interactions in the Medieval Middle East

by James Montgomery, Anna Akasoy & Peter E. Pormann

Islam as a cultural, intellectual, and religious venture appears in the popular imagination as a monolithic entity. Orientalists of the traditional ilk have tended to describe it in essentialist terms, whilst...


Dialogue of Comfort Against Tribulation: With Modifications to Obsolete Language

by Thomas More & Monica Stevens

Renaissance philosopher and statesman Thomas More played a central role in defending the Catholic faith during the Protestant Reformation. When he opposed Henry VIII's move to distance himself from the Church...


Mary Queen of Scots in History

by C. A. Campbell

Dozens, if not hundreds, of scholarly works, biographies, and even fictionalized novels have been based on the dramatic life of Mary Queen of Scots, who ruled over both her native Scotland and France before...


Old-Time Makers of Medicine: The Story of the Students and Teachers of the Sciences Related to Medicine During the Middle Ages

by James J. Walsh

Looking back from the vantage-point of the 21st century, medieval medicine seems hopelessly antiquated and even alarmingly ignorant. But today's advanced medical technology wouldn't be possible without those...


Jeanne D'Arc: Her Life and Death

by Margaret Oliphant

Scottish history writer Margaret Oliphant offers up a gripping account of the French martyr (and eventual saint) Joan of Arc, who led large armies to important battlefield victories while only a teenager. This...


A History of Medieval Political Thought: 300-1450

by Joseph Canning

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Illuminated Manuscripts

by Jp. A. Calosse & Tamara Waronowa

Those who have had the chance to hold a medieval manuscript in their hands cannot fail to have been impressed by the feeling of being in touch with a long-passed epoch. Back when a book was a true handicraft...


Traveling Through Text: Message and Method in Late Medieval Pilgrimage Accounts

by Elka Weber

Traveling through Text compares religious ravel writing by Muslims, Christians and Jews in later Middle Ages. This comparative approach allows us to see that writers in all three religious communities used travel...


Kingship, Conquest, and Patria

by Kristen Lee Over

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris

by Eric Jager

A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation.

On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of...


Introduction to Medieval Europe 300-1500

by Wim Blockmans & Peter Hoppenbrouwers

Introduction to Medieval Europe 300-1500 provides a comprehensive survey of this complex and varied formative period of European history. Covering themes as diverse as barbarian migrations, the impact of Christianization,...


The Last White Rose: The Secret Wars of the Tudors

by Desmond Seward

A brilliant new interpretation of one of the most dramatic periods of British history: The Tudor victory and their dynasty. 

One of the most dramatic periods of British history, the Wars of the Roses didn't...


Meyrick's Medieval Knights and Armour

by Samuel Rush Meyrick

Highlights from a magnificent three-volume survey of 9th- to 15th-century arms and armor feature 71 full-color and 7 black-and-white engravings in a panorama of paladins and their weapons.