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  • Caffaro, Genoa and the Twelfth-Century Crusadesby Martin Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This volume provides the first comprehensive English translation, with a substantial introduction and notes, of the writings of Caffaro of Genoa, as well as related texts and documents on Genoa and the crusades. The majority of early crusading historiography is from a northern European and clerical perspective. Here is a very different voice, one with... more...

  • Perspectives on Public Space in Rome, from Antiquity to the Present Dayby Jan Gadeyne; Gregory Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This volume provides readers interested in urban history with a collection of essays on the evolution of public space in that paradigmatic western city which is Rome. Scholars specialized in different historical periods contributed chapters, in order to find common themes which weave their way through one of the most complex urban histories of western... more...

  • Crusading and Chronicle Writing on the Medieval Baltic Frontierby Marek Tamm; Linda Kaljundi

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Chronicle of Henry of Livonia, written by a missionary priest in the early thirteenth century to record the history of the crusades to Livonia and Estonia around 1186-1227, offers one of the most vivid examples of the early thirteenth century crusading ideology in practice. Step by step, it has become one of the most widely read and acknowledged... 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 Elma Brenner; Meredith Cohen; Mary Franklin-Brown

    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...

  • Mozarabs in Medieval and Early Modern Spainby Richard Hitchcock

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The setting of this volume is the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages, where Christianity and Islam co-existed side by side as the official religions of Muslim al-Andalus on the one hand, and the Christian kingdoms in the north of the peninsula on the other. Its purpose is to examine the meaning of the word 'Mozarab' and the history and nature... more...

  • Plenitude of Powerby Robert C. Figueira

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    'I study power' - so Robert Louis Benson described his work as a scholar of medieval history. This volume unites papers by a number of his students dealing with matters central to Benson's historical interests - ecclesiastical institutions and administration, emperorship and papacy, canon law, political ideology, and historiography. The justification... more...