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  • 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 resulting portrait of the era is as lively as it is informative. His work of speculative social history is eminently entertaining but this doesn't detract from the serious and thorough research involved." -- ANGEL GURRĶA-QUINTANA, FINANCIAL TIMES 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...

  • 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$ 14.38

    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...

  • Delta - Iotaby Margarethe Billerbeck; Christian Zubler

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 224.00

    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...