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- Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 96.00
Outlines the complex significance of bodies in the late medieval central Arab Islamic lands. Did you know that blue eyes, baldness, bad breath and boils were all considered bodily 'blights' by Medieval Arabs, as were cross eyes, lameness and deafness? What assumptions about bodies influenced this particular vision of physical difference? How... more...
- Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 80.00
The latest historical and interdisciplinary research on the early and central Middle Ages, focussing on the the Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Norman, and Angevin worlds. Topics considered include the role of material objects in Orderic Vitalis's History; landholding and service in England after the Norman Conquest; and self-flagellation in eleventh-century... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99
How a seven-year cycle of rain, cold, disease, and warfare created the worst famine in European history In May 1315, it started to rain. It didn?t stop anywhere in north Europe until August. Next came the four coldest winters in a millennium. Two separate animal epidemics killed nearly 80 percent of northern Europe?s livestock. Wars between... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Heinrich Von Treitschke (1834-1896) was a prolific German historian and political writer during the nineteenth century. An ardent admirer of Prussianism, Treitschke was also deeply anti-Semitic and anti-socialist. This translation by Eden and Cedar Paul of The Origins of Prussianism , published in 1942 and reissued in 1969, made Treitschke?s 1862... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 30.99
How did medieval people make sense of their surroundings, and how did this change over the years as understanding and knowledge expanded? This new Seminar Study is designed to familiarise students of medieval history with the ways in which medieval people interpreted the world around them ? how they rationalised their observations, and why they... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 88.00
Major new study of secular-religious boundaries and the role of the clergy in the administration of Italy's late medieval city-states. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.99
Border Fury provides a fascinating account of the period of Anglo-Scottish Border conflict from the Edwardian invasions of 1296 until the Union of the Crowns under James VI of Scotland, James I of England in 1603. It looks at developments in the art of war during the period, the key transition from medieval to renaissance warfare, the development... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.99
This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (871-899), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England. Alfred emerges from the pages of this biography as a great warlord, an effective and inventive ruler, and... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00
Köster investigates the subject of death and dying as depicted on Scandinavian runic stones from the Viking era. Her study calls into question our conventional understanding of the function of these inscriptions, showing that runic inscriptions were not limited to epigraphs, but were also prepared more generally for individuals who were still alive. more...