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  • 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...

  • Demons of the Body and Mindby Ruth Bienstock Anolik

    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...

  • A House Dividedby Andrew L. Thomas

    BRILL 2010; US$ 147.00

    This book examines the intersection between religious belief, dynastic ambitions, and late Renaissance court culture within the main branches of Germany's most storied ruling house, the Wittelsbach dynasty. Their influence touched many shores from the "coast" of Bohemia to Boston. more...

  • Terry Jones' Medieval Livesby Alan Ereira; Terry Jones

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 13.07

    Was medieval England full of knights on horseback rescuing fainting damsels in distress? Were the Middle Ages mired in superstition and ignorance? Why does nobody ever mention King Louis the First and Last? And, of course, those key questions: which monks were forbidden the delights of donning underpants... and did outlaws never wear trousers? ... more...

  • Master of the Ageby Paul Walker

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 29.00

    Few doctrines in Islam have engendered as much contention and disagreement as those surrounding the imamate, the office of supreme leader of the Muslim community after the death of the Prophet. In the medieval period while the caliphate still existed, rivalry among the claimants to that most lofty position was particularly intense. The early 5th/11th-century... more...

  • English Law Before Magna Cartaby Stefan Jurasinski; Lisi Oliver; Andrew Rabin

    BRILL 2010; US$ 168.00

    Felix Liebermann's Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen (1903-1916) remains the single most important contribution to the study of early English law. This volume marks the Gesetze's centenary by bringing together original essays by an international group of leading scholars specializing in medieval legal culture. The essays address not only Liebermann's... more...

  • Legitimizing the Queenby Cristina Guardiola-Griffiths

    Bucknell University Press 2010; US$ 69.99

    Isabel I's reign in Castile responds to the ostensible needs expressed throughout the fifteenth-century for moral and political regeneration. Isabel is seen in many works as a just and wise monarch, as a redeemer of her people, and as a divine sovereign. This book reviews changes in the gendered construction of Isabelline sovereignty from the theoretical... more...

  • Maimonidesby Abraham Joshua Heschel; Joachim Neugroschel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1983; US$ 24.99

    Heschel's classic work on Maimonides, originally published in Berlin during the thirties, is one of the few scholarly biographies available of the great medieval philosopher. more...

  • 1066by Frank McLynn

    Random House 2011; US$ 21.80

    Everyone knows what William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, but in recent years is has become customary to assume that the victory was virtually inevitable, given the alleged superiority of Norman military technology. In this new study, underpinned by biographical sketches of the great warriors who fought for the crown of England... more...