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  • Abbot Suger of St-Denisby Lindy Grant; David Bates

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 75.95

    Based on a fresh reading of primary sources, Lindy Grant's comprehensive biography of Abbot Suger (1081-1151) provides a reassessment of a key figure of the twelfth century. Active in secular and religious affairs alike - Suger was Regent of France and also abbot of one of the most important abbeys in Europe during the time of the Gregorian reforms.... more...

  • Holiness and Powerby Rafal Kosinski

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    The book examines models of relationships between Constantinopolitan holy man and secular and ecclesiastical authorities in the capital of Byzantium. The study explores the ideal underlying the lives of the four Constantinopolitan holy men (Hypatios, Alexander Akoimetos, Daniel the Stylite, Marcellus Akoimetos), which was a reflection... more...

  • The Old French Chronicle of Moreaby Dr Anne Van Arsdall; Dr Helen Moody; Professor Malcolm Barber; Professor Peter W Edbury; Professor Bernard Hamilton; Professor Norman Housley; Professor Peter Jackson

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 149.95

    Numerous Byzantine and Western sources describing the events of the Fourth Crusade have now been translated into English. However, the same is not true for material on Frankish Greece, despite this region?s importance to late medieval crusading. The Chronicle of Morea is the key source for the history of the Frankish states established in Greece after... more...

  • Wounds in the Middle Agesby Anne Kirkham; Cordelia Warr

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Wounds were a potent signifier reaching across all aspects of life in Europe in the middle ages, and their representation, perception and treatment is the focus of this volume. Following a survey of the history of medical wound treatment in the middle ages, paired chapters explore key themes situating wounds within the context of religious belief,... more...

  • Abrahams Erbeby Ludger Lieb; Klaus Oschema; Johannes Heil

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    The cultures of medieval Europe arose in continuous interconnection and conflict between the Abrahamic religions. This volume brings together these communities and examines the different directions of their development. The essays engage in an interdisciplinary dialogue to investigate the facets of transcultural development that form the... more...

  • Charles The Baldby Janet L. Nelson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This important and long-awaited study is the first full-scale biography of Charlemagne's grandson, King of the West Franks from 843 to 877, and Emperor from 875. Posterity has not been kind to Charles or his age, seeing him as a fatally weak ruler in decadent times, threatened by Viking invaders and overmighty subjects. Janet Nelson, however, reveals... more...

  • Clash of Crownsby Mary McAuliffe

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 25.99

    Conflict between England and France was a fact of life for centuries, but few realize that this conflict originated with the Vikings and their settlement of what would become Normandy. In this compelling and entertaining history, Mary McAuliffe takes the reader back to those dark and turbulent times when Viking descendant William the Conqueror became... more...

  • Fliehen-Kämpfen-Kapitulierenby Mareike Pohl; Manfred Rudersdorf; Hans-Henning Kortüm; Christoph Schäfer; Wolfram Pyta

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 33.11

    Das Mittelalter ist anders, fremd und für uns heute oft unverständlich & viele Forschungen der letzten Jahre befassten sich intensiv mit der Alterität, der Andersartigkeit des Mittelalters und seiner Akteure. Vielfach wird davon ausgegangen, dass im Mittelalter mehr die Symbolik als das rationale Handeln die Politik der Regierenden bestimmte. Handelte... more...

  • From the Brink of the Apocalypseby John Aberth

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    Praise for the first edition: "Aberth wears his very considerable and up-to-date scholarship lightly and his study of a series of complex and somber calamites is made remarkably vivid." -- Barrie Dobson, Honorary Professor of History, University of York The later Middle Ages was a period of unparalleled chaos and misery -in the form of war, famine,... more...

  • The Growth of Royal Government under Henry IIIby David Crook; Louise J. Wilkinson

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    A survey of the complexity and sophistication of English royal government in the thirteenth century, a period of radical change. more...