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Medieval

  • Experiences of Charity, 1250-1650by Dr Anne M Scott

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95

    For a number of years scholars who are concerned with issues of poverty and the poor have turned away from the study of charity and poor relief, in order to search for a view of the life of the poor from the point of view of the poor themselves. Great studies have been conducted using a variety of records, resulting in seminal works that have enriched... more...

  • Monarchische Herrschaftsformen der Vormoderne in transkultureller Perspektiveby Wolfram Drews; Antje Flüchter; Christoph Dartmann; Jörg Gengnagel; Almut Höfert; Sebastian Kolditz; Jenny Rahel Oesterle; Ruth Schilling; Gerald Schwedler

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    This volume looks acrossdifferent periodsto develop a comparative analysis of different monarchies with respect to the function of their political systems. The studies focus on elite groups, on strategies of sacralization as pretexts to generate and perpetuate the legitimacy of monarchies, and on strategies to establish various forms of... more...

  • Communities of Violenceby David Nirenberg; David Nirenberg

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    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 Peterborough Version of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicleby Malasree Home

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    An examination of the linguistic and cultural construction of one of the texts of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. more...

  • Magna Carta in 20 Placesby Derek J Taylor

    The History Press 2015; US$ 27.69

    Magna Carta in 20 Places is an extraordinary journey from the palaces and villages of England, through the castles and towns of France, via the Middle East and ending in the United States today. Along the way, the book dispels the popular notions that King John was an unredeemed tyrant, the baron's champions of civil liberty, and that Magna Carta... more...

  • In Search of the Dark Agesby Michael Wood

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 14.38

    This edition of Michael Wood's groundbreaking first book explores the fascinating and mysterious centuries between the Romans and the Norman Conquest of 1066. In Search of the Dark Ages vividly conjures up some of the most famous names in British history, such as Queen Boadicea, leader of a terrible war of resistance against the Romans, and King... more...

  • Henry VIby David Grummitt

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    In this new assessment of Henry VI, David Grummitt synthesizes a wealth of detailed research into Lancastrian England that has taken place throughout the last three decades to provide a fresh appraisal of the house?s last King. The biography places Henry in the context of Lancastrian political culture and considers how his reign was shaped by the... more...

  • Stoneby Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

    University of Minnesota Press 2015; Not Available

    Stone maps the force, vivacity, and stories within our most mundane matter, stone. For too long stone has served as an unexamined metaphor for the ?really real?: blunt factuality, nature?s curt rebuke. Yet, medieval writers knew that stones drop with fire from the sky, emerge through the subterranean lovemaking of the elements, tumble along riverbeds... more...

  • Luther's Fortressby James Reston

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 27.50

    In 1521, the Catholic Church declared war on Martin Luther. The German monk had already been excommunicated the year before, after nailing his Ninety-Five Theses—which accused the Church of rampant corruption—to the door of a Saxon church. Now, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V called for Luther “to be apprehended and punished as a notorious heretic.?... more...

  • A Feast for the Eyesby Christina Normore

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 44.00

    To read accounts of late medieval banquets is to enter a fantastical world where live lions guard nude statues, gilded stags burst into song, and musicians play from within pies. We can almost hear the clock sound from within a glass castle, taste the fire-breathing roast boar, and smell the rose water cascading in a miniature fountain. Such vivid... more...