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Medieval

  • Contesting the Cityby Christian D. Liddy

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    There have always been multiple, and competing, ideas about the meaning of citizenship and the identity of the citizen. This volume exploits the rich archival sources of five major towns in medieval England - Bristol, Coventry, London, Norwich, and York - and the concept of citizenship to present a new picture of town government and urban politics. more...

  • Viking Warrior vs Anglo-Saxon Warriorby Gareth Williams; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    In the two centuries before the Norman invasion of England, Anglo-Saxon and Viking forces clashed repeatedly in bloody battles across the country. Repeated Viking victories in the 9th century led to their settlement in the north of the country, but the tide of war ebbed and flowed until the final Anglo-Saxon victory before the Norman Conquest. Using... more...

  • A People without a Pastby Jaan Kross

    Quercus 2017; US$ 18.99

    The second part in an epic historical trilogy - The Estonian answer to Wolf Hall - by the nation's greatest modern writer The year is 1563, and by any account Balthasar Russow can be said to have risen in the world. Fresh from his studies in the German town of Stetten, he has assumed the role as pastor of Tallinn's Holy Ghost Church. Moreover,... more...

  • Simon V of Montfort and Baronial Government, 1195-1218by G.E.M. Lippiatt

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 77.99

    The first biographical study in English of an important French baron and crusader, Simon of Montfort, who began his career as a mid-level baron in northern France, but cultivated independent political power and achieved the position of count of Toulouse following his conquests as leader of the Albigensian Crusade. more...

  • Celibate and Childless Men in Powerby Almut Höfert; Matthew M. Mesley; Serena Tolino

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book explores a striking common feature of pre-modern ruling systems on a global scale: the participation of childless and celibate men as integral parts of the elites. In bringing court eunuchs and bishops together, this collection shows that the integration of men who were normatively or physically excluded from biological fatherhood offered... more...

  • Nonhuman voices in Anglo-Saxon literature and material cultureby James Paz

    Manchester University Press 2017; US$ 37.95

    This book explores the voices of nonhuman things in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture, making a valuable contribution to 'thing theory'. more...

  • Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformationby Mark A. Lamport; Bruce Gordon; Martin E. Marty

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2017; US$ 237.00

    The Encyclopedia of Martin Luther and the Reformation is a comprehensive study of the life and work of Martin Luther and the movements that followed him—in history and through today. Entries explore Luther’s contributions to theology, sacraments, his influence on the church and contemporaries, his character, and more. more...

  • Mary Queen of Scotsby Jenny Wormald; Anna Groundwater

    Birlinn 2017; US$ 12.49

    A genuine tour de force, a devastating critique of the Queen of Scots - John Guy Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots, has long been portrayed as one of history's romantically tragic figures. Devious, naive, beautiful and sexually voracious, often highly principled, she secured the Scottish throne and bolstered the position of the Catholic Church in Scotland.... more...

  • The Formation of the English Common Lawby John Hudson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    The Formation of English Common Law provides a comprehensive overview of the development of early English law, one of the classic subjects of medieval history. This much expanded second edition spans the centuries from King Alfred to Magna Carta, abandoning the traditional but restrictive break at the Norman Conquest. Within a strong interpretative... more...

  • Conciliarism and Heresy in Fifteenth-Century Englandby Alexander Russell

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    A fundamental reassessment of England's relationship with the general councils, revealing how political thought, heresy, and collective politics were connected. more...