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  • By Sword and Fireby Sean McGlynn

    Orion 2014; US$ 31.00

    A vivid and original account of warfare in the Middle Ages and the cruelty and atrocity that accompanied it. more...

  • The Other Friarsby Frances Andrews

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 36.46

    In 1274 the Council of Lyons decreed the end of various 'new orders' of Mendicants which had emerged during the great push for evangelism and poverty in the thirteenth-century Latin Church. The Franciscans and Dominicans were explicitly excluded, while the Carmelites and Austin friars were allowed a stay of execution. These last two were eventually... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval Englandby Ian Mortimer

    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...

  • Early Middle Ages, 500-1000by Robert Brentano

    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...