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  • Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriorsby Brian A. Catlos

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 16.99

    An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors , the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground in the Mediterranean world of 1050?1200. We experience the sights and sounds of the region just as enlightened Islamic empires and... more...

  • The Life and Passion of William of Norwichby Thomas of Monmouth; Miri Rubin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 17.58

    A fascinating surviving chronicle from 12th-century England which holds a unique and terrible place in the history of anti-Semitism The Life and Passion of William of Norwich gives a remarkable insight into life in a medieval cathedral city, brilliantly capturing the everyday concerns of ordinary people and focussing on the miraculous cures carried... more...

  • Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 1066-1272by Henry Mayr-Harting

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    The period from 1066 to 1272, from the Norman Conquest to the death of Henry III, was one of enormous political change in England and of innovation in the Church as a whole. Religion, Politics and Society 1066-1272 charts the many ways in which a constantly changing religious culture impacted on a social and political system which was itself dominated... more...

  • The Templarsby Piers Paul Read

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 18.99

    In 1099, the city of Jerusalem, a possession of the Islamic Caliphate for over four-hundred years, fell to an army of European knights intent on restoring the Cross to the Holy Lands. From the ranks of these holy warriors emerged an order of monks trained in both scripture and the military arts, an order that would protect and administer Christendom's... 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...

  • 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...

  • Märtyrerverehrung im frühen Christentumby Silke-Petra Bergjan; Beat Näf; Manfred Rudersdorf; Wolfram Pyta; Christoph Schäfer; Hans-Henning Kortüm

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2014; US$ 31.35

    Märtyrerverehrung kann als Form des Totenkultes verstanden werden. Ihre Wirkungskraft reicht freilich weit darüber hinaus: Sie ist ein Faktor mancher geschichtlicher Prozesse. Welche Strukturen und Charakteristika lassen sich für ihre Ausprägungen im frühen Christentum herausarbeiten? Was sagen die Quellen? Und wie lassen diese sich heute verstehen?... more...

  • Medieval Peopleby Eileen Power

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95

    Classic study recreates the lives of 6 ordinary people who lived between the 9th and 16th centuries: a peasant on a country estate in Charlemagne's time, a Venetian traveler of the 13th century; a prioress and a Parisian housewife of the 14th century, and a merchant and a cloth maker from the days of Henry VII. more...

  • The Story of My Misfortunesby Peter Abélard; Henry Adams Bellows; Ralph Adams Cram

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 5.99

    In this classic of medieval literature, a brilliant and daring thinker relates the spellbinding story of his philosophical and spiritual enlightenment--and the tale of his tragic personal life as well. Peter Abélard paints an absorbing portrait of monastic and scholastic life in twelfth-century Paris, while also recounting the circumstances and consequences... more...

  • Philosophy and Civilization in the Middle Agesby Maurice DeWulf

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.99

    This classic study by a distinguished scholar surveys the major philosophical trends and thinkers of a vital period in Western civilization. Based on Maurice DeWulf's celebrated Princeton University lectures, it offers an accessible view of medieval history, covering scholastic, ecclesiastic, classicist, and secular thought in the twelfth and thirteenth... more...