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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 30.99
This new addition to the popular Seminar Studies series looks at the origins, development and organisation of the Military Orders during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, showing how they functioned as a form of religious life and concentrating on their role in the Crusades and in the government and defence of the Christian kingdoms in the Holy... more...
- Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 34.99
In his new, must-read history of food, acclaimed historian Massimo Montanari traces the development of medieval tastes—both culinary and cultural—from raw materials to market and their reflections in today?s food trends. He immerses readers in the passionate debates and bold inventions that transformed food from a simple staple to a potent factor... more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95
Comprehensive anthology contains exquisite cross-section of Western medieval literature, from Boethius and Augustine to Dante, Abelard, Marco Polo, and Villon, masterfully translated by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charles Eliot Norton, C. K. Scott Moncrieff, Lord Tennyson, Sir Walter Scott, Thomas Carlyle, Matthew Arnold, Lord Byron, others. "No better... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.99
This classic study by a distinguished scholar surveys the major philosophical trends and thinkers of a vital period in Western civilization. Based on Maurice DeWulf's celebrated Princeton University lectures, it offers an accessible view of medieval history, covering scholastic, ecclesiastic, classicist, and secular thought in the twelfth and thirteenth... more...
- 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...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
Stories chosen from 10 medieval collections ( Disciplina clericalis, Dolopathos, Il Novellino, Gesta Romanorum, Il Pecorone, Les cent nouvelles nouvelles , etc.) offer a wonderful glimpse into many elements of medieval culture ? witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 10.95
Classic study recreates the lives of 6 ordinary people who lived between the 9th and 16th centuries: a peasant on a country estate in Charlemagne's time, a Venetian traveler of the 13th century; a prioress and a Parisian housewife of the 14th century, and a merchant and a cloth maker from the days of Henry VII. more...