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  • Lost to the Westby Lars Brownworth

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00

    Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, Lost to the West reveals how much we owe to the Byzantine Empire that was the equal of any in its achievements, appetites, and enduring legacy. For more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned... more...

  • The Lays of Marie de Franceby Marie de France; Edward J. Gallagher

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 11.50

    This edition includes Edward Gallagher's prose translations of The Lays of Marie de France ; a general introduction; a map; commentaries on the lays; two anonymous Breton lays—- The Lay of Melion and The Lay of Tyolet ; a glossary of proper names; a glossary of specialized terms; and an appendix of selected texts in the Old French, including Marie's... more...

  • The Byzantine Warsby John Haldon

    The History Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    By the middle of the sixth century the Byzantine emperor ruled a mighty empire that straddled Europe, Asia and North Africa. Within 100 years, this powerful empire had been cut in half. Two centuries later the Byzantine empire was once again a power to be reckoned with, and soon recovered its position as the paramount East Mediterranean and Balkan... more...

  • An Environmental History of Medieval Europeby Richard Hoffmann

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

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

  • The Rise and Decline of the Stateby Martin van Creveld

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 33.00

    This unique volume traces the history of the state from its beginnings to the present day. more...

  • The Canterbury Tales in Modern Verseby Geoffrey Chaucer; Joseph Glaser

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 9.50

    Readers of this witty and fluent new translation of The Canterbury Tales should find themselves turning page after page: by recasting Chaucer's ten-syllable couplets into eight-syllable lines, Joseph Glaser achieves a lighter, more rapid cadence than other translators, a four-beat rhythm well-established in the English poetic tradition up to Chaucer's... more...

  • Women in the Middle Agesby Joseph Gies; Frances Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.26

    Reissued for the first time in decades, this ambitious work of Medieval scholarship by bestselling historians Frances and Joseph Gies traces the stories and fates of women in Medieval Europe over the course of a millennium. Medieval history is often written as a series of battles and territorial shifts. But the essential contributions of women... more...

  • Chroniclesby Jean Froissart; Geoffrey Brereton

    Penguin Books Ltd 1978; US$ 18.32

    The Chronicles of Froissart (1337-1410) are one of the greatest contemporary records of fourteenth-century England and France. Depicting the great age of Anglo-French rivalry from the deposition of Edward II to the downfall of Richard II, Froissart powerfully portrays the deeds of knights in battle at Sluys, Crecy, Calais and Poitiers during the Hundred... more...

  • Castration and Culture in the Middle Agesby Larissa Tracy

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    Essays exploring medieval castration, as reflected in archaeology, law, historical record, and literary motifs. more...

  • The Ornament of the Worldby Maria Rosa Menocal

    Little, Brown and Company 2009; US$ 20.00

    A brilliant and fascinating portrait of medieval Spain explores the golden age when Muslims, Jews, and Christians lived together in an atmosphere of tolerance. of photos. 3 maps. more...