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- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
Stories chosen from 10 medieval collections ( Disciplina clericalis, Dolopathos, Il Novellino, Gesta Romanorum, Il Pecorone, Les cent nouvelles nouvelles , etc.) offer a wonderful glimpse into many elements of medieval culture ? witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95
Renowned medievalist offers exceptionally detailed, comprehensive and vivid picture of medieval peasant life, including nature of serfdom, manorial customs, village discipline, peasant revolts, the Black Death, justice, tithing, games and dance, much more. Much on exploitation of peasant classes. "...a remarkable book..." ? Times (London) Literary... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 8.95
Vivid, eminently readable account by one of the foremost historians of the medieval period provides fascinating insights into the Church's role in village life, the development of towns and use of fields, the growth of chivalry and evolution of knighthood, monasticism, trade, and much more. "...admirable and entirely trustworthy."? Saturday Review... more...
- Dover Publications 2014; US$ 15.95
From castle to cottage, nearly every medieval dwelling possessed an enclosed plot for growing herbs, food, and flowers. This illustrated survey of gardening lore from the era between the Norman Conquest and the Renaissance reveals a wealth of ancient secrets. Drawn from obscure sources?scraps of parchment from account rolls, charters, surveys, and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 40.00
A lively and compelling account of how the crusades really worked, and a revolutionary attempt to rethink how we understand the Middle Ages The story of the wars and conquests initiated by the First Crusade and its successors is itself so compelling that most accounts move quickly from describing the Pope's calls to arms to the battlefield.... more...
- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.50
Following the fall of Rome, the sea is increasingly the stage upon which the human struggle of western civilization is played out. In a world of few roads and great disorder, the sea is the medium on which power is projected and wealth sought. Yet this confused period in the history of maritime warfare has rarely been studied - it is little known and... more...
- 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...
- Touchstone 2009; US$ 16.99
The past is a foreign country. This is your guidebook. A time machine has just transported you back to the fourteenth century. What do you see? How do you dress? How do you earn a living and how much are you paid? What sort of food will you be offered by a peasant or a monk or a lord? And more important, where will you stay? The Time Traveler's... more...
- Free Press 2010; US$ 16.95
Spanning the years 500 to 1000 A.D., this volume illustrates the conflict between brutality and civilization that seemed to characterize the period so often called?not improperly?the "Dark Ages." Islam and Byzantium, as much as Western Europe, figure in the twenty-two chapters of documents offered in this book, part of the ten-volume series, "Sources... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00
The Gothic mode, typically preoccupied by questions of difference and otherness, consistently imagined the Other as a source of grotesque horror. Paradoxically, the Other also became a pitiful figure, often evoking empathy. The sixteen critical essays in this collection examine the ways in which those suffering from mental and physical ailments were... more...