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Medieval

  • Past Mobilitiesby Jim Leary

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    The new mobilities paradigm has yet to have the same impact on archaeology as it has in other disciplines in the social sciences - on geography, sociology and anthropology in particular - yet mobility is fundamental to archaeology: all people move. Moving away from archaeology’s traditional focus upon place or location, this volume treats mobility... more...

  • Wounds in the Middle Agesby Anne Kirkham; Cordelia Warr

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book focuses on the representation, perception and treatment of wounds in the Middle Ages. Contributors situate wounds within the context of religious belief before turning to theory, symbolism, and more grounded spheres involving the law and the battlefield. Adopting an innovative approach to the subject, this book will appeal to all those interested... more...

  • Monastic Women and Religious Orders in Late Medieval Bolognaby Sherri Franks Johnson

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Sherri Franks Johnson explores the roles of religious women in the changing ecclesiastical and civic structure of late medieval Bologna. more...

  • Sanctity and Pilgrimage in Medieval Southern Italy, 1000?1200by Paul Oldfield

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Integrates the analysis of sanctity with that of pilgrimage, offering important new insights into society, cross-cultural interaction and faith. more...

  • An Environmental History of Medieval Europeby Richard Hoffmann

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    A pioneering study of how medieval Europeans used and changed their environment, integrating social, economic and environmental history approaches. more...

  • Narrating the Crusadesby Lee Manion

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    First study to demonstrate how English literature continued to engage with crusading from medieval romances right through to Shakespeare. more...

  • Defending the City of Godby Sharan Newman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 27.99

    Jerusalem sits at the crossroads of three continents and has been continuously invaded for millennia. Yet, in the middle of one of the region?s most violent eras, the Crusades, an amazing multicultural  world was forming. Templar knights, Muslim  peasants, Turkish caliphs, Jewish merchants, and the native Christians, along with the children of the... more...

  • 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 the fascinating 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...