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

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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 Elma Brenner; Meredith Cohen; Mary Franklin-Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • The White Horse Kingby Benjamin R. Merkle

    Thomas Nelson 2009; US$ 11.99

    Down swept the Vikings from the frigid North. Across the English coastlands and countryside they raided, torched, murdered, and destroyed all in their path. Then came an unlikely hero. King Alfred rallied the battered and bedraggled kingdoms of Britain and after decades of plotting, praying, and persisting, finally triumphed over the invaders. more...

  • Envisioning Experience in Late Antiquity and the Middle Agesby Giselle de Nie; Thomas F.X. Noble

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Our imagination reveals our experience of ourselves and our world. The late philosopher of science and poetry Gaston Bachelard introduced the notion that each image that comes to mind spontaneously is a visual representation of the cognitive and affective pattern that is moving us at the time - often unconsciously. When such a mental image inspires... more...

  • Marino Sanudo Torsello, The Book of the Secrets of the Faithful of the Crossby Peter Lock

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This is the first full translation of Marino Sanudo Torsello's Secreta fidelium Crucis to be made into English. The work itself is a piece of crusading propaganda following the fall of Acre in 1291, written between 1300 and 1321, but it includes much of historical relevance along with interesting observations on the early history of Jerusalem and... more...

  • Manure Mattersby Richard Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In pre-industrial societies, in which the majority of the population lived directly off the land, few issues were more important than the maintenance of soil fertility. Without access to biodegradable wastes from production processes or to synthetic agrochemicals, early farmers continuously developed strategies aimed at adding nutritional value to... more...

  • Deeds Done Beyond the Seaby Susan B. Edgington; Helen J. Nicholson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume celebrates Peter Edbury’s career by bringing together seventeen essays by colleagues, former students and friends which focus on three of his major research interests: the great historian of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, William of Tyre, and his Historia rerum in partibus transmarinis gestarum and its continuations; medieval Cyprus, in particular... more...

  • Outlaws in Medieval and Early Modern Englandby John C. Appleby; Paul Dalton

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    With some notable exceptions, the subject of outlawry in medieval and early-modern English history has attracted relatively little scholarly attention. This volume helps to address this significant gap in scholarship, and encourage further study of the subject, by presenting a series of new studies, based on original research, that address significant... more...

  • Hugh of Amiens and the Twelfth-Century Renaissanceby Ryan P. Freeburn

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Hugh of Amiens (c. 1085-1164) was an important intellectual figure in the twelfth century. During a long life he served as a cleric, Cluniac monk, abbot, and archbishop of Rouen. He wrote a number of works including poems, biblical exegesis, anti-heretical polemics, and most importantly one of the earliest collections of systematic theology, his Dialogues.... more...

  • Imprisoning Medieval Womenby Gwen Seabourne

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The non-judicial confinement of women is a common event in medieval European literature and hagiography. The literary image of the imprisoned woman, usually a noblewoman, has carried through into the quasi-medieval world of the fairy and folk tale, in which the 'maiden in the tower' is one of the archetypes. Yet the confinement of women outside of... more...