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Medieval

  • Angels in Early Medieval Englandby Richard Sowerby

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 94.99 US$ 81.69

    This study examines the place of angels in the religious culture of Anglo-Saxon England with particular attention to individual devotion. more...

  • Anna Komneneby Leonora Neville

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Byzantine princess Anna Komnene is known for writing history and plotting to become empress by murdering her brother. This book explains how Anna broke her culture's rules for women's behavior by writing history, her efforts to be acceptable, and how her writing nonetheless fired the story of her bloodthirsty ambition. more...

  • Rome Seizes the Tridentby Marc G DeSantis

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 19.77

    Seapower played a greater part in ancient empire building than is often appreciated. The Punic Wars, especially the first, were characterized by massive naval battles. The Romans did not even possess a navy of their own when war broke out between them and the Carthaginians in Sicily in 264 B.C. Prior to that, the Romans had relied upon several South... more...

  • Sacred Scents in Early Christianity and Islamby Mary Thurlkill

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99

    This book examines the ?sweet smells of sanctity? within early Christianity and Islam. It is a comparative study of two nascent religious communities, located in disparate times and space, employing scent to define cultural, social, and theological ideals. It will be of interest to scholars of religious studies, gender studies, and history. more...

  • The Gempei War 1180?85by Stephen Turnbull; Giuseppe Rava

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99

    Internationally renowned samurai expert Dr Stephen Turnbull delves into a pivotal era of Japanese history in this highly illustrated account of The Gempei War a conflict that defined the age and the ethos of the samurai. Never before had there been a large-scale clash between two rival samurai families, the Taira and the Minamoto, and never again would... more...

  • The Later Medieval Inquisitions Post Mortemby Michael Hicks

    Boydell & Brewer 2016; US$ 87.50

    Essays exploring the potential of the Inquisitions post mortem to shed important new light on the medieval world. more...

  • Poverty and Devotion in Mendicant Cultures 1200-1450by Constant J Mews; Anna Welch

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Ever since the time of Francis of Assisi, a commitment to voluntary poverty has been a controversial aspect of religious life. This volume explores the interaction between poverty and religious devotion in the mendicant orders between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. While poverty has often been perceived more as a Franciscan than as a Dominican... more...

  • The North Transept of Reims Cathedralby Jennifer M. Feltman

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This interdisciplinary volume in the AVISTA series is the first book to focus solely on the north transept of Reims Cathedral, the portion of the gothic building that served as the canons' primary entrance to the cathedral from their adjoining cloister in the thirteenth century. Despite the importance of its sculpture and stained glass, as well as... more...

  • Encountering Islam on the First Crusadeby Nicholas Morton

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    A fundamental reassessment of Christian/Islamic relations during the First Crusade, combating its representation as an inter-faith clash of civilizations. more...

  • Die Slaven im Mittelalterby Eduard Mühle

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 21.00

    Medieval sources and modern medieval scholars speak of "Slavs" in many ways. Just what did medieval contemporaries mean when they wrote about "Slavs" or the "Land of the Slavs" and how can we meaningfully define these terms today? This essay questions whether this term used in diverse sources actually referred to any real entity or, if instead, it... more...