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The Remaking of the Medieval World, 1204

by John J. Giebfried & Kyle C. Lincoln

The Remaking of the Medieval World, 1204 allows students to understand and experience one of the greatest medieval atrocities, the sack of the Constantinople by a crusader army, and the subsequent reshaping...

Iberian Moorings

by Ross Brann

To Christians the Iberian Peninsula was Hispania, to Muslims al-Andalus, and to Jews Sefarad. As much as these were all names given to the same real place, the names also constituted ideas, and like all ideas,...

Conversations About History, Volume 2

by Howard Burton

Conversations About History, Volume 2, includes the following 5 carefully-edited Ideas Roadshow Conversations featuring leading historians. This collection includes a detailed preface highlighting the connections...

The Tsar's Happy Occasion

by Russell E. Martin

The Tsar's Happy Occasion shows how the vast, ornate affairs that were royal weddings in early modern Russia were choreographed to broadcast powerful images of monarchy and dynasty. Processions and speeches...

Thou Art the Man

by Ruth Mazo Karras

"How do we approach the study of masculinity in the past?" Ruth Mazo Karras asks. Medieval documents that have come down to us tell a great deal about the things that men did, but not enough about what they...

The Consolations of History - A Conversation with Teofilo Ruiz

by Howard Burton

This book is based on an in-depth filmed conversation between Howard Burton and Teofilo Ruiz, Professor Emeritus of History at UCLA. Teo Ruiz is a scholar of the social and popular cultures of late medieval...

Saxons & Vikings

by Brian and Brenda Williams

This beautifully-presented book chronicles the coming and going of these peoples, their kings, heroes and saints, and way of life. Look out for more Pitkin Guides on the very best of British history, heritage...

Liturgical Song and Practice in Dante's Commedia

by Helena Phillips-Robins

This study explores ways in which Dante presents liturgy as enabling humans to encounter God.

In Liturgical Song and Practice in Dante’s “Commedia,” Helena Phillips-Robins explores for the first time the...

Souls under Siege

by Nicole Archambeau

In Souls under Siege, Nicole Archambeau explores how the inhabitants of southern France made sense of the ravages of successive waves of plague, the depredations of mercenary warfare, and the violence of royal...

Dante and Violence

by Brenda Deen Schildgen

This study explores how Dante represents violence in the Comedy and reveals the connection between contemporary private and public violence and civic and canon law violations.

Although a number of articles have...

The Dragoman Renaissance

by E. Natalie Rothman

In The Dragoman Renaissance, E. Natalie Rothman traces how Istanbul-based diplomatic translator-interpreters, known as the dragomans, systematically engaged Ottoman elites in the study of the Ottoman Empire—eventually...

Festive Enterprise

by Jill P. Ingram

Festive Enterprise examines the history of plays and drama, showing how medieval dramatic themes and tropes affected Renaissance drama.

? The book melds economics and entertainment together, showing how the...


by Evelyn Underhill

Evelyn Underhill was one of the greatest spiritual writers of the twentieth century. For her, true mysticism is, first of all, active and practical, an organic life process in which the whole self is engaged,...

Sketch of the History of the Knights Templars

by James Burnes

The Knights Templars have become associated with legends concerning secrets and mysteries handed down to the select from ancient times. Their financial acumen, their military prowess and their work on behalf...

The Knights Templars

by Charles G. Addison

The Knights Templars have become associated with legends concerning secrets and mysteries handed down to the select from ancient times. Their financial acumen, their military prowess and their work on behalf...

The Byzantine Warrior Hero

by Chrysovalantis Kyriacou

Chrysovalantis Kyriacou examines how memories of the pre-Christian past, Christian militarism, power struggles, and ethnoreligious encounters have left their long-term imprint on Cypriot culture. One of the...

Children of the Mother Goddess. History of Mediterranean Neonates

by Vassilios Fanos & Murat Yurdakök

The leading elements in this volume are the cultural representation of birth and the forms through which its narration and representation develop in the figurative arts, through historical references, mythological...

The Use of Medieval Weaponry

by Eric Lowe

From fantasy novels and cosplay to Renaissance festivals and roleplaying games, the love for medieval weapons runs deep. But how were they actually used? In The Use of Medieval Weaponry, historical fencing instructor...

God, Tsar, and People

by Daniel B. Rowland & Russell E. Martin

God, Tsar, and People brings together in one volume essays written over a period of fifty years, using a wide variety of evidence—texts, icons, architecture, and ritual—to reveal how early modern Russians...

The Visigothic Kingdom in Iberia

by Santiago Castellanos

The structures of the late ancient Visigothic kingdom of Iberia were rooted in those of Roman Hispania, Santiago Castellanos argues, but Catholic bishops subsequently produced a narrative of process and power...