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  • 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$ 1.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Master of the Ageby Paul Walker

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    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...

  • Delta - Iotaby Margarethe Billerbeck; Christian Zubler

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 238.00

    This encyclopaedia, compiled around 530 AD,is more or less the Byzantine Encyclopaedia Britannica of the ancient world. It lists some 3,600 names of places, mountains, lakes, rivers, waters and peoples, explaining their origins and derivations. The founding legends and wealth of cultural historical information contained in it make it a source... 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$ 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...