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Medieval

  • A Chinese Traveler in Medieval Koreaby Sem Vermeersch; Robert E. Buswell

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 65.00

    "The king and ministers, superior and inferior, move with ritual and refinement. When the king goes on an inspection tour, everyone has the correct ceremonial attributes and the divine flag [troops] gallop in front while armored soldiers block the road. The soldiers of the Six Divisions all hold their attributes. Although it is not completely in... more...

  • Buddhism and the Transformation of Old Age in Medieval Japanby Edward R. Drott

    University of Hawaii Press 2016; US$ 60.00

    Scholars have long remarked on the frequency with which Japanese myths portrayed gods ( kami ) as old men or okina . Many of these "sacred elders" came to be featured in premodern theater, most prominently in Noh. In the closing decades of the twentieth-century, as the number of Japan's senior citizens climbed steadily, the sacred elder of premodern... more...

  • Edward III (Penguin Monarchs)by Jonathan Sumption

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.65

    Edward III lived through bloody and turbulent times. His father was deposed by his mother and her lover when he was still a teenager; a third of England's population was killed by the Black Death midway through his reign; and the intractable Hundred Years War with France began under his leadership. Yet Edward managed to rule England for fifty years,... more...

  • Die Stadt im Mittelalterby Frank G. Hirschmann

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 31.00

    Frank G. Hirschmann has prepared a revised edition of his highly praised textbook on the medieval city. The cities are examined in their full diversity from economic, social, ecclesiastical, and architectural perspectives. A supplement presents trends and developments in research on urban history since the first edition; an updated bibliography completes... more...

  • Commemorating the Dead in Late Medieval Strasbourgby Charlotte A. Stanford

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Book of Donors for Strasbourg cathedral is an extraordinary medieval document dating from ca. 1320-1520, with 6,954 entries from artisan, merchant and aristocratic classes. These individuals listed gifts to the cathedral construction fund given in exchange for prayers for the donors' souls. The construction administrators (the Oeuvre Notre-Dame)... more...

  • Clerical Celibacy in the West: c.1100-1700by Helen Parish

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The debate over clerical celibacy and marriage had its origins in the early Christian centuries, and is still very much alive in the modern church. The content and form of controversy have remained remarkably consistent, but each era has selected and shaped the sources that underpin its narrative, and imbued an ancient issue with an immediacy and relevance.... more...

  • On the Margins of Crusadingby Helen Nicholson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Founded to support Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land and most famous for their support for crusading, the Military Religious Orders' activities and interests stretched far beyond the frontiers of Christendom. Representing some of the most recent advances in research, in this volume eleven scholars from Europe and North America explore important and... more...

  • Ansgar, Rimbert and the Forged Foundations of Hamburg-Bremenby Eric Knibbs

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Ansgar and Rimbert, ninth-century bishops and missionaries to Denmark and Sweden, are fixtures of medieval ecclesiastical history. Rare is the survey that does not pause to mention their work among the pagan peoples of the North and their foundation of an archdiocese centered at Hamburg and Bremen. But Ansgar and Rimbert were also clever forgers who... more...

  • Norman Tradition and Transcultural Heritageby Stefan Burkhardt; Thomas Foerster

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    The Normans have long been recognised as one of the most dynamic forces within medieval western Europe. With a reputation for aggression and conquest, they rapidly expanded their powerbase from Normandy, and by the end of the twelfth century had established themselves in positions of strength from England to Sicily, Antioch to Dublin. Yet, despite... more...

  • Norman Expansionby Andrew Jotischky; Keith J. Stringer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    In the eleventh and twelfth centuries the Normans had a formative influence on the development of states and societies in the British Isles, southern Italy and the Levant. Their achievements still resonate powerfully today, and represent a vital field of historical study. But how far did colonial elites define themselves as Norman, and to what extent... more...