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Medieval

  • The Catharsby Sean Martin

    Oldcastle Books 2014; US$ 13.99

    The gripping, tragic true story of a peaceful sect that was wiped out in Europe's first genocide Flourishing principally in the Languedoc and Italy, the Cathars taught that the world is evil and must be transcended through a simple life of prayer, work, fasting, and non-violence. They believed themselves to be the heirs of the true heritage of... more...

  • Joan of Arcby Helen Castor

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    Acclaimed historian Helen Castor brings us afresh a gripping life of Joan of Arc. Instead of the icon, she gives us a living, breathing young woman; a roaring girl fighting the English, and taking sides in a bloody civil war that was tearing fifteenth century France apart. Here is a portrait of a 19-year-old peasant who hears voices from God;... more...

  • Dead Connectionby Alafair Burke

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 4.36

    'Absolutely riveting ... Burke delivers a first-rate thriller, as a rookie detective investigates the dark side of internet dating while trying to survive the mean streets of New York .' Lisa Gardner Dating can be murder... Ellie Hatcher's father spent much of his life pursuing a notorious serial killer. So when, years later, a new... more...

  • The Medieval Peutinger Mapby Emily Albu

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book challenges the Peutinger Map's self-presentation as a Roman map by examining its medieval contexts. more...

  • Religious Conversionby Ira Katznelson; Miri Rubin

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This collection ranges far and wide - from early Christian pilgrims to fifteenth-century Ethiopia; from the Islamisation of the eastern Mediterranean to Reformation Germany - to investigate the multiple causes and characteristics of religious conversion. By probing continuities and fissures, particularly in the Jewish, Muslim and Christian experiences,... more...

  • Coping with Crisisby Daniel R. Curtis

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 144.95

    All pre-industrial societies had to face certain challenges: earthquakes, plague, warfare, soil erosion and subsistence crises. However, while some settlements were stable over the long term, other settlements proved more vulnerable to crisis. This book has been stimulated by the hypotheses put forward by a recent ‘disaster studies’ literature,... more...

  • Dominikaner und Juden / Dominicans and Jewsby Gianfranco Miletto; Elias H. Füllenbach OP

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Recalling the Pfefferkorn-Reuchlin Controversy of 1507, this anthology examines the relationship between Dominicans and Jews from the beginnings of the religious order in the 13th century to the era of the Second World War. In addition to inquisitors and anti-Jewish sermonizers, the essays also present theologians and linguists from the Dominican order... more...

  • Verzeichnis der in den Supplikenregistern der Poenitentiarie Pius? III. und Julius? II. vorkommenden Personen, Kirchen und Orte des Deutschen Reiches (1503?1513)by Ludwig Schmugge; DHI ? Deutsches Historisches Institut

    De Gruyter Mouton 2014; US$ 182.00

    ?Repertorium Poenitentiariae Germanicum? is an edition of Latin Regesta from the supplication registers of the Penitentiary, the supreme Papal tribunal on penance and dispensations, during the late Middle Ages. Together with ?Repertorium Germanicum,? it represents a further major source for scholarly research on the medieval German Empireof the 15th... more...

  • The Life and Passion of William of Norwichby Thomas of Monmouth; Miri Rubin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A fascinating surviving chronicle from 12th-century England which holds a unique and terrible place in the history of anti-Semitism The Life and Passion of William of Norwich gives a remarkable insight into life in a medieval cathedral city, brilliantly capturing the everyday concerns of ordinary people and focussing on the miraculous cures... more...

  • Agincourtby Ranulph Fiennes

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 28.87

    Sir Ranulph Fiennes' personal account of the Battle of Agincourt gives an unique view of one of the most significant turning points in English history. more...