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Medieval

  • Causation and Creation in Late Antiquityby Anna Marmodoro; Brian D. Prince

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 76.00

    This book explores ancient thinking about causation and creation, considering the perspectives of key Christian and pagan thinkers. more...

  • Karolingische Klösterby Stefan Weinfurter; Julia Becker; Tino Licht

    De Gruyter Open 2015;

    Carolingian monasteries were the most important agents for the transfer of knowledge and scientific methods during the early middle ages. This publication examines contemporary vehicles and recipients that were involved in the Carolingian knowledge system and guided the transmission and selection of knowledge. The study focuses on the Abbey of Lorsch... more...

  • The Emergence of León-Castile c.1065-1500by James J. Todesca

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    The Emergence of León-Castile brings together the current research of colleagues, students and friends of Joseph F. O'Callaghan, a pioneer in the study of the kingdom of León-Castile. The essays focus on the politics, law and economy of León-Castile from its first great leap forward in the eleventh century to the civil strife of... more...

  • Sleepwalking into a New Worldby Chris Wickham

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government?the commune?arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into a New World takes a bold new look at how these autonomous city-states came about, and fundamentally alters our understanding of one of the most... more...

  • Byzantine Warship vs Arab Warshipby Angus Konstam

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95

    This engaging study pits the the Byzantine drom?n against the Arabic shaland? in the prolonged struggle for mastery in the Mediterranean in the four centuries after 630 AD. For four hundred years the Byzantine Empire's naval forces vied with the warships of the Islamic world for mastery of the Mediterranean. At the heart of this confrontation were... more...

  • The Crusadesby Andrew Jotischky

    Oneworld Publications 2015;

    In 1095 Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade to recover Jerusalem from the Seljuq Turks. Tens of thousands of people joined his cause, making it the single largest event of the Middle Ages. The conflict would rage for over 200 years, poisoning Christian and Islamic relations forever. In this new introduction to the Crusades, Andrew Jotischky takes... more...

  • Conquerors, Brides, and Concubinesby Simon Barton

    Walter de Gruyter 2015; US$ 90.00

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  • The Clergy in the Medieval Worldby Julia Barrow

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    The first broad-ranging social history in English of the medieval secular clergy. more...

  • Practicing Piety in Medieval Ashkenazby Elisheva Baumgarten

    Walter de Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.00

    Elisheva Baumgarten offers a fresh assessment of Jewish daily practices in medieval Ashkenaz. The first study to address the practices of men and women together, Baumgarten explores how Jews who were not learned alongside those who were expressed their convictions and reinforced their identities ass Jews within a Christian world. more...

  • Piers Plowmanby William Langland; Peter Sutton

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 40.00

    William Langland's 14th-century poem Piers Plowman is a disturbing and often humorous commentary on corruption and greed that remains meaningful today. The allegorical and satirical work revolves around the narrator's quest to live a good life, and takes the form of a series of dreams in which Piers, the honest plowman, appears in various guises.... more...