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  • Norman Tradition and Transcultural Heritageby Stefan Burkhardt; Thomas Foerster

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Normans have long been recognised as one of the most dynamic forces within medieval western Europe. With a reputation for aggression and conquest, they rapidly expanded their powerbase from Normandy, and by the end of the twelfth century had established themselves in positions of strength from England to Sicily, Antioch to Dublin. Yet, despite... more...

  • Norman Expansionby Andrew Jotischky; Keith J. Stringer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In the eleventh and twelfth centuries the Normans had a formative influence on the development of states and societies in the British Isles, southern Italy and the Levant. Their achievements still resonate powerfully today, and represent a vital field of historical study. But how far did colonial elites define themselves as Norman, and to what extent... more...

  • Manure Mattersby Richard Jones

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    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$ 149.95

    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$ 149.95

    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$ 149.95

    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$ 149.95

    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...

  • John II Komnenos, Emperor of Byzantiumby Alessandra Bucossi; Alex Rodriguez Suarez

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Emperor John II Komnenos (1118?1143) has been overshadowed by both his father Alexios I and his son Manuel I. Written sources have not left us much evidence regarding his reign, although authors agree that he was an excellent emperor. However, the period witnessed territorial expansion in Asia Minor as well as the construction of the most important... more...

  • Medieval Mercenariesby William Urban

    Frontline Books 2015; US$ 11.68

    The Middle Ages were a turbulent and violent time, when the fate of nations was most often decided on the battlefield, and strength of arms was key to acquiring and maintaining power. Feudal oaths and local militias were more often than not incapable of providing the skilled and disciplined warriors necessary to keep the enemy at bay. It was the mercenary... more...

  • Hincmar of Rheimsby Rachel Stone; Charles West

    Manchester University Press 2015; US$ 110.00 US$ 94.60

    Brings together the latest international research on a key medieval writer and thinker more...