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  • Shipping, Trade and Crusade in the Medieval Mediterraneanby Ruthy Gertwagen; Elizabeth Jeffreys

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 154.95

    The cutting-edge papers in this collection reflect the wide areas to which John Pryor has made significant contributions in the course of his scholarly career. They are written by some of the world's most distinguished practitioners in the fields of Crusading history and the maritime history of the medieval Mediterranean. His colleagues, students and... more...

  • Saving the Souls of Medieval Londonby Marie-Hélène Rousseau

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    St Paul's Cathedral stood at the centre of religious life in medieval London. It was the mother church of the diocese, a principal landowner in the capital and surrounding countryside, and a theatre for the enactment of events of national importance. The cathedral was also a powerhouse of commemoration and intercession, where prayers and requiem masses... more...

  • The Chronicle of Hugh of Flavignyby Patrick Healy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book is a detailed study of Hugh of Flavigny and his chronicle, which is widely recognised as one of the most important narratives of a crucial period of European history, that is, the Investiture Contest. Hugh's Chronicon is significant in a number of ways: as a unique source-book for some of the most important primary documents (especially papal... more...

  • Pilgrimage to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, 1187?1291by Denys Pringle

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This book presents new translations of a selection of Latin and French pilgrimage texts - and two in Greek - relating to Jerusalem and the Holy Land between the fall of Jerusalem to Saladin in 1187 and the loss of Acre to the Mamluks in 1291. It therefore complements and extends existing studies, which deal with the period from Late Antiquity to Saladin's... more...

  • Pilgrims and Politicsby Antón M. Pazos

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The objective of this book is to analyse the historical relationships between the phenomenon of Christian pilgrimage and political power within Europe, from the Middle Ages up to the present day. It establishes a discussion in which the twelve contributors to the volume can compare very different situations, such as the medieval pilgrimages and politics... more...

  • Motherhood, Religion, and Society in Medieval Europe, 400?1400by Lesley Smith; Conrad Leyser

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Who can concentrate on thoughts of Scripture or philosophy and be able to endure babies crying ... ? Will he put up with the constant muddle and squalor which small children bring into the home? The wealthy can do so ... but philosophers lead a very different life ... So, according to Peter Abelard, did his wife Heloise state in characteristically... more...

  • Crusading as an Act of Vengeance, 1095?1216by Susanna A. Throop

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Only recently have historians of the crusades begun to seriously investigate the presence of the idea of crusading as an act of vengeance, despite its frequent appearance in crusading sources. Understandably, many historians have primarily concentrated on non-ecclesiastical phenomena such as feuding, purportedly a component of "secular" culture and... more...

  • Memory and Commemoration in Medieval Cultureby Meredith Cohen; Elma Brenner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In medieval society and culture, memory occupied a unique position. It was central to intellectual life and the medieval understanding of the human mind. Commemoration of the dead was also a fundamental Christian activity. Above all, the past - and the memory of it - occupied a central position in medieval thinking, from ideas concerning the family... more...

  • Heresy and the Making of European Cultureby Andrew P. Roach; James R. Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 154.95

    Scholars and analysts seeking to illuminate the extraordinary creativity and innovation evident in European medieval cultures and their afterlives have thus far neglected the important role of religious heresy. The papers collected here - reflecting the disciplines of history, literature, theology, philosophy, economics and law - examine the intellectual... more...

  • La Papauté et les croisades / The Papacy and the Crusadesby Michel Balard

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This volume brings together a selection of the papers on the theme of the Papacy and the Crusades, delivered at the 7th Congress of the Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East. After the introduction by Michel Balard, the first papers examine aspects of crusader terminology. The next section deals with events and perceptions in the... more...