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  • Meyrick's Medieval Knights and Armourby Samuel Rush Meyrick

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    Captivated by military antiquities, English scholar Samuel Rush Meyrick (1783?1848) pursued a lifelong passion for studying and collecting medieval armory. The results of his work are a continual source of learning and fascination for weapons buffs and anyone interested in the medieval period. Brimming with over seventy full-color illuminated engravings... 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...

  • The Medieval Villageby G. G. Coulton

    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...

  • The Medieval Sceneby G. G. Coulton

    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...

  • Medieval English Gardensby Teresa McLean

    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...

  • The Cult of St Edmund in Medieval East Angliaby Rebecca Pinner

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 95.00

    An investigaton of the growth and influence of the cult of St Edmund, and how it manifested itself in medieval material culture. more...

  • Magna Cartaby David Starkey

    Quercus 2015; Not Available

    In this erudite, entertaining book, award-winning historian and television presenter David Starkey untangles historical and modern misconceptions about one of the founding documents of democracy. Along the way, he shows how the Magna Carta laid the foundation for the British constitution, influenced the American Revolution and the U.S. constitution,... more...

  • How to Plan a Crusadeby Christopher Tyerman

    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. In this... 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...

  • The Dangerous Art of Alchemyby Karen Maitland

    Headline 2015; Not Available

    A free e-short from Karen Maitland, author of Company of Liars , which unveils the dark historical context to her new novel, The Raven's Head . The black object inside the flask was the head of a raven. Its beak was opened wide as if it cried out a warning, and from its mouth a long forked scarlet tongue quivered in the flickering candle... more...