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Illuminated Manuscripts

by Jp. A. Calosse, Tamara Waronowa & Andrej Sterligow

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: 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: Literary and Cultural Identities in Medieval French and Welsh Arthurian Romance

by Kristen Lee Over

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


The Crusades: A History

by Jonathan Riley-Smith

The Crusades: A History is the definitive account of a key topic in medieval and religious history. Jonathan Riley-Smith, a world authority on the subject, explores the organisation of a crusade, the experience...


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 300-1550

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...


The Anglo-Saxon World: On the Front Lines with the First Amendment

by Nicholas Higham & M. J. Ryan

The Anglo-Saxon period, stretching from the fifth to the late eleventh century, begins with the Roman retreat from the Western world and ends with the Norman takeover of England. Between these epochal events,...


Episcopal Appointments in England, c. 1214-1344: From Episcopal Election to Papal Provision

by Katherine Harvey

Bishops were central figures in medieval society and the circumstances of their appointments are of great historical importance. This book considers the theory and practice of free canonical election in its...


The Age of the Crusades: The Near East from the Eleventh Century to 1517

by P. M. Holt

The kaleidoscopic political changes during the years covered by this volume include the rise and fall of the Crusader states, the expansion of the Mongol empire, the rise of the Mamluk sultanate and of its ultimate...


The Forgotten Battle of 1066

by Charles Jones

A history of the forgotten third battle of 1066, the battlefield of which until recently remained undiscovered. Three weeks and three days before the epic clash at Hastings in 1066 between Harold II and William...


The Red Rose and the White: The Wars of the Roses, 1453-1487

by John Sadler

If Richard III had not charged to his death at Bosworth, how different might the history of Britain have been?

Beginning in 1453 and ending in 1487, The Red Rose and the White provides a gripping overview of...


King Stephen

by R. H. C. Davis

This well-known text, the standard account of the subject, is essential reading for students and scholars of the Norman period from undergraduate level upwards, and was hailed on first publication as: " a landmark...


The Franks in the Aegean: 1204-1500

by Peter Lock

Despite the enormous literature on the crusades, the Frankish states in the Aegean (set up in the wake of the Fourth Crusade in 1204) have been seriously neglected by modern historians. Yet their history is...


Ruling England, 1042-1217

by Richard Huscroft

A new history of post-conquest England which makes the new kingdom accessible through a focus on its kings and how it was ruled, featuring the empire building dynasties.

The central theme of the book is the...


The Devil's World: Heresy and Society 1100-1300

by Andrew Roach

Exploring the relationship of heresy, dissent and society in the 12th and 13th Centuries,The Devil's World shows how people made conscious choices between heresy and orthodoxy in the middle ages and were not...


Knights Templar in Britain

by Evelyn Lord

The Knights Templar In Britain examines exactly who became knights, what rituals sustained them, where the power bases were, and how their tentacles spread through the political and economic worlds of Britain...


The Last Knight: The Twilight of the Middle Ages and the Birth of t

by Norman F. Cantor

There may not be a more fascinating a historical period than the late fourteenth century in Europe. The Hundred Years' War ravaged the continent, yet gallantry, chivalry, and literary brilliance flourished in...


Early Medieval Ireland, 400-1200

by Aibhm O Croinin

This impressive survey covers the early history of Ireland from the coming of Christianity to the Norman settlement (400 - 1200 AD). Within a broad political framework it explores the nature of Irish society,...


The Rise of the Tudors

by Chris Skidmore

On the morning of August 22, 1485, in fields several miles from Bosworth, two armies faced each other, ready for battle. The might of Richard III's army was pitted against the inferior forces of the upstart...