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  • The Demon's Broodby Desmond Seward

    Constable & Robinson 2014; US$ 29.17

    The Plantagenets reigned over England longer than any other family - from Henry II, to Richard III. Four kings were murdered, two came close to deposition and another was killed in a battle by rebels. Shakespeare wrote plays about six of them, further entrenching them in the National Myth. Based on major contemporary sources and recent research,... more...

  • Old-Time Makers of Medicineby James J. Walsh

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Looking back from the vantage-point of the 21st century, medieval medicine seems hopelessly antiquated and even alarmingly ignorant. But today's advanced medical technology wouldn't be possible without those distant historical foundations. In this comprehensive survey of medieval medicine from James J. Walsh, a fascinating picture emerges of... more...

  • Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriorsby Brian A. Catlos

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 27.99

    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; Not Available

    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... more...

  • People of the First Crusadeby Michael Foss

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    Near the end of the eleventh century, Western Europe was in turmoil, beset by invasions from both north and south, by the breakdown of law and order, and by the laxity and ignorance of the clergy. Searching for a way out of the increasing anarchy, Pope Urban II launched an army of knights and peasants in 1095 to fight the Turks, who had seized the... more...

  • A History of Balance, 1250?1375by Joel Kaye

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    A groundbreaking history of balance, and how a new model of equilibrium emerged during the medieval period. more...

  • The Borgias: History's Most Notorious Dynastyby Mary Hollingsworth

    Quercus Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    History's most notorious dynasty brought vividly to life. more...

  • Narration and Heroby Victor Millet; Heike Sahm

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    The volume provides an overview of the origins of early medieval aristocratic literature. Although there are regional, linguistic and formal differences, one can observe a number of similarities. Oral literature disseminates a range of themes that are shared by narratives in most parts of the continent. The authors address these similarities in Roman,... more...

  • Atomism in Late Medieval Philosophy and Theologyby Christophe Grellard

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    This book is the result of a collective attempt to give a general survey of the development of atomism and its critics in the late Middle Ages. All the contributors focussed on the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries atomists and anti-atomists, with a thorough examination of some important figures, as Nicholas of Autrecourt or John Wyclif, and lesser... more...

  • The ‘Book’ of Travelsby Palmira J Brummett

    BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00

    This collection assesses genre, ethnology, and pilgrimage in a set of disparate travel narratives spanning the medieval to early modern eras. It assesses the possibilities for cultural translation as travelers witness, craft, and imagine desired, fearful, and sacred lands. more...