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Medieval

  • 'A Great Effusion of Blood'?by Mark D. Meyerson; Daniel Thiery; Oren Falk

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2015; US$ 34.95

    Exploring the issue from both historical and literary perspectives, the contributors examine violence in a broad variety of genres, places, and times, such as the Late Antique lives of the martyrs, Islamic historiography, Anglo-Saxon poetry and Norse sagas, and more. more...

  • "Donation of Constantine" and "Constitutum Constantini"by Johannes Fried

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 123.50

    The Donation of Constantine is the largest and most powerful forgery in world history. Disputed until modern times, this document was the fuel of religious war, used by both the reformation, as well as the counter-reformation. Johannes Fried not only reinterprets the origin of this forgery (i.e. he ascribes it to the Franks? opposition... more...

  • 'Of Good and Ill Repute'by Barbara A. Hanawalt

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    To be labeled "of ill repute" in medieval society implied that a person had committed a violation of accepted standards and had stepped beyond the bounds of permissible behavior. To have a reputation "of good repute", however, was so powerful as to help a person accused of a crime be acquitted by his or her fellow peers. Labeling a person in medieval... more...

  • "Spuria Macri"by Ulrike Jansen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 145.96

    ?Spuria Macri? consists of 20 chapters and 487 hexameters about plant, animal, and mineral remedies added to the poem ?Macer Floridus.? This translation, the first ever into German, contains rich commentaries on language, sources, reception, authorship, intellectual history, and genre. more...

  • The 'Laterculus Malalianus' and the School of Archbishop Theodoreby Jane Stevenson

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    An edition of the only surviving complete text from the school of Archbishop Theodore. more...

  • (Re-)Reading Bedeby N.J. Higham

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 46.95

    Bede's Ecclesiastical History is the most important single source for early medieval English history. Without it, we would be able to say very little about the conversion of the English to Christianity, or the nature of England before the Viking Age. Bede wrote for his contemporaries, not for a later audience, and it is only by an examination... more...

  • 101 Amazing Facts about Castlesby Jack Goldstein

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Did you know that the world’s oldest football was found in a room at Stirling Castle? Do you know what the person in charge of a castle’s buttery is called? What is the difference between a trebuchet and a mangonel? And what is an oubliette? The answers to all of these questions and more can be found in the excellent quick-read guide to castles.... more...

  • 1014: Brian Boru & the Battle for Irelandby Morgan Llywelyn

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The date was Good Friday, April 23rd in the Year of Our Lord 1014. The most ferocious battle ever fought in Ireland was about to begin... Read about the life of Brian Boru and the battle that changed the course of Irish history in this exciting and accessible account. more...

  • 1066by Frank McLynn

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.96

    Everyone knows what William the Conqueror won the Battle of Hastings in 1066, but in recent years is has become customary to assume that the victory was virtually inevitable, given the alleged superiority of Norman military technology. In this new study, underpinned by biographical sketches of the great warriors who fought for the crown of England... more...

  • 1066: History in an Hourby Kaye Jones

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 2.83

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. more...