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Medieval

  • Communities of Violenceby David Nirenberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination. Violence in the Middle Ages, however, functioned differently, according to David Nirenberg. In this provocative book, he focuses on specific attacks against minorities in fourteenth-century France and... more...

  • The Knight Who Saved Englandby Richard Brooks

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    This is theáfascinating story William Marshal who negotiated the brutal realities of medieval warfare and the conflicting demands of chivalric ideals, and who against the odds defeated the joint French and rebel forces in arguably the most important battle in midieval English history - overshadowing even Agincourt. In 1217 England was facing her... more...

  • Forces of the Hanseatic Leagueby David Nicolle; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    The famous but largely unchronicled Hanseatic League (or simple "the Hanse/Hansa") was a Tuetonic German commercial and defensive federation of merchant guilds based in harbor towns along the North Sea and Baltic coasts of what are now Germany and her neighbors, which eventually dominated maritime trade in Northern Europe and spread its influence much... more...

  • The Haskins Society Journal 23by William North

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 80.00

    The most up-to-date research in the period from the Anglo-Saxons to Angevins. more...

  • Heresy, Inquisition and Life Cycle in Medieval Languedocby Chris Sparks

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    A fresh examination of the Cathar heresy, using the records of inquisitorial tribunals to bring out new details of life at the time. more...

  • 1014: Brian Boru & the Battle for Irelandby Morgan Llywelyn

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 16.03

    The date was Good Friday, April 23rd in the Year of Our Lord 1014. The most ferocious battle ever fought in Ireland was about to begin... In the three decades since Morgan Llyweyln wrote the bestselling novel Lion of Ireland , she has studied the legendary life of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland. Often dismissed as a mythical figure, as all... more...

  • City of the Iron Fishby Simon Ings

    Orion Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.99

    Simon Ings has written a surreal adventure probing the very fabric of existence, tearing it open to reveal a sometimes horrifying world within. It is a work that will delight any fan of China Mieville. Only a fool would question the strange magics that maintain the cool haven of the City of the Iron Fish in the middle of an inferno of scorching heat... more...

  • Medieval Jewish Civilizationby Norman Roth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This is the first encyclopedic work to focus exclusively on medieval Jewish civilization, from the fall of the Roman Empire to about 1492. The more than 150 alphabetically organized entries, written by scholars from around the world, include biographies, countries, events, social history, and religious concepts. The coverage is international, presenting... more...

  • Jaufre (Routledge Revivals)by Unknown; Arthur G. Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This translation, first published in 1992, presents one of the most memorable medieval ballads, largely because it contains a number of surprises and falsified expectations. Jaufre, the hero, arrives at the court of King Arthur with a total and na´ve faith in the King and his ability to effect a total transformation in his followers by inducting... more...

  • Byzantine Mattersby Averil Cameron

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 22.95

    For many of us, Byzantium remains ?byzantine??obscure, marginal, difficult. Despite the efforts of some recent historians, prejudices still deform popular and scholarly understanding of the Byzantine civilization, often reducing it to a poor relation of Rome and the rest of the classical world. In this book, renowned historian Averil Cameron presents... more...