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Medieval

  • Troilus and Criseyde in Modern Verseby Geoffrey Chaucer; Joseph Glaser; Christine Chism

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 11.50

    This fast-moving Modern English version of Chaucer's greatest tragic romance highlights the poem's rapid shifts in register and diction as well as its subtle and elusive characterizations, while preserving the enchanting rhyme-royal stanza of the Middle English original. Christine Chism's Introduction illuminates the work's historical context, poetic... more...

  • The Age of the Vikingsby Anders Winroth

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Vikings maintain their grip on our imagination, but their image is too often distorted by medieval and modern myth. It is true that they pillaged, looted, and enslaved. But they also settled peacefully and developed a vast trading network. They traveled far from their homelands in swift and sturdy ships, not only to raid, but also to explore.... more...

  • The Hollow Crownby Dan Jones

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands violently seven times as the great families of England fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule. Dan Jones completes his epic history of medieval England with a new book about the the Wars... more...

  • Crusading and Warfare in the Middle Agesby Simon John; Nicholas Morton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The fifteen essays in this volume cover a range of topics from the Carolingian period through to the early fourteenth century. Some offer new insight upon long-contested issues, some open up new areas of debate connected to the history of crusading, while others use innovative methodologies to unlock the potential of various types of source material... more...

  • The Middle Agesby Miri Rubin

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    The Middle Ages is a term coined around 1450 to describe a thousand years of European History. In this Very Short Introduction, Miri Rubin provides an exploration of the variety, change, dynamism, and sheer complexity that the period covers. From the provinces of the Roman Empire, which became Barbarian kingdoms after c.450-650, to the northern and... more...

  • Die Bistümer der Kirchenprovinz Mainz. Das Bistum Würzburg 8. Die Würzburger Bischöfe von 1684?1746by Winfried Romberg

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    The fifth volume of the Würzburg Bishopric Series covers the episcopates from the epoch of late-confessional Catholic provenance through the first glimmers of the Enlightenment. The five pontificates that are presented illustrate the acme of absolute power achieved in this era. Generally, the Würzburg system of governance adopted fixed forms that were... more...

  • Das Kollegiatstift St. Petri zu Bautzen von der Gründung bis 1569. Die Bistümer der Kirchenprovinz Magdeburg. Das (exemte) Bistum Meißen 1by Hermann Kinne

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 238.00

    This work examines the cathedral chapter of St. Petri in Bautzen from its founding prior to 1221 through 1569. With the transfer of the apostolic administrature to the chapter of Bautzen, a new era began for this institution. After the Meissen chapter, Bautzen was the diocese?s most significant spiritual institution. The focus of the study is on the... more...

  • The Histories of a Medieval German City, Worms c. 1000-c. 1300by David S. Bachrach

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The history of medieval Germany, particularly that of the lower social orders, has thus far remained largely unknown outside of the German-speaking regions of modern Europe. The translation of the four texts in this volume, which focus on the city of Worms in the period c.1000 to c.1300, is intended to help fill these lacunae. The history of Worms,... more...

  • Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriorsby Brian A. Catlos

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 28.99

    An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors , the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground in the Mediterranean world of 1050?1200. We experience the sights and sounds of the region just as enlightened Islamic empires and... more...

  • Warfare in Tenth-Century Germanyby David S. Bachrach

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 36.46

    Over the course of half a century, the first two kings of the Saxon dynasty, Henry I (919-936) and Otto I (936-973), waged war across the length and breadth of Europe. Ottonian armies campaigned from the banks of the Oder in the east to the Seine in the west, and from the shores of the Baltic Sea in the north, to the Adriatic and Mediterranean in... more...