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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,...


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 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...


Medieval Flanders

by David Nicholas

Cradle of northern Europe's later urban and industrial pre-eminence, medieval Flanders was a region of immense political and economic importance -- and already, as so often later, the battleground of foreign...


Early Tudor Parliaments 1485-1558

by MICHAEL A. R. GRAVES

This excellent survey looks at the workings of parliament under the first four Tudor monarchs. After an introductory first section which looks at parliament's medieval origins, the author then considers all...


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...


A History of the Russian Church to 1488

by John Fennell

The Russian church is central to an understanding of early Russian and Slav history, but for many years there has been no accessible, up-to-date introduction to the subject in English - until now. The late John...


Medieval Europe 400 - 1500

by H G Koenigsberger

This book traces across the millennium of the Middle Ages the gradual crystallisation of a new and distinctive European identity. Koenigsberger covers the Islamic, Byzantine and central Asian worlds in his account...


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...


Life and Work in Medieval Europe

by P. Boissonade

Erudite yet readable work traces the economic evolution of Europe from 5th to 15th century. Focusing on working people, it covers breakup of feudal estates, development of small craft and large capitalist industries,...


Medieval Literature in Translation

by Charles W. Jones

Comprehensive anthology contains exquisite cross-section of Western medieval literature, from Boethius and Augustine to Dante, Abelard, Marco Polo, and Villon, in masterful translations. "No better anthology...


Medieval Tales and Stories: 108 Prose Narratives of the Middle Ages

by Stanley Appelbaum

Wide-ranging stories offer glimpse into witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile life, other elements of Middle Ages.


Robin Hood

by Neil Smith & Peter Dennis

From the early ballads that established his stories to the later additions of Little John, Friar Tuck, Maid Marian, and Alan-a-Dale, this book explores how the legend of Robin Hood grew.

He robbed from the rich...


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...