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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 & 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

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.


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 300-1500

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.


Women and Gender in Medieval Europe: An Encyclopedia

by Margaret C. Schaus

From women's medicine and the writings of Christine de Pizan to the lives of market and tradeswomen and the idealization of virginity, gender and social status dictated all aspects of women's lives during the...


Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: An Encyclopedia

by Thomas F. Glick, Steven Livesey & Faith Wallis

Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine details the whole scope of scientific knowledge in the medieval period in more than 300 A to Z entries. This resource discusses the research, application of knowledge,...


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...


Popular Muslim Reactions to the Franks in the Levant, 1097-1291

by Alex Mallett

The issue of Muslim reactions to the Franks has been an important part of studies of both the Crusades and Islamic history for a number of decades. This book examines the reactions of the Muslims of the Levant...


The Search for Authority in Reformation Europe

by Helen Parish, Elaine Fulton & Peter Webster

Representing a new approach to an important subject this volume of essays widens the understanding and interpretation of 'authority' in debates on the Protestant Reformation. Based upon original and recent research,...