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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • William Marshalby Georges Duby

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    "Georges Duby, one of this century's great medieval historians, has brought to life with exceptional brilliance and imagination William Marshal, adviser to the Plantagenets, knight extraordinaire, the flower of chivalry. A marvel of historical reconstruction, William Marshal is based on a biographical poem written in the thirteenth century, and offers... more...

  • A Distant Mirrorby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    Chapter 1 ?I Am the Sire de Coucy?: The Dynasty Formidable and grand on a hilltop in Picardy, the five-towered castle of Coucy dominated the approach to Paris from the north, but whether as guardian or as challenger of the monarchy in the capital was an open question. Thrusting up from the castle?s center, a gigantic cylinder rose to twice the height... 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$ 27.18

    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...