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Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1938 and 1994, draw together research by leading academics in the area of medieval history and medieval literature, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines medieval history from the early Middle Ages, right up until the Reformation, as well as the effect of the medieval period on later cultures, such as the Victorians. This collection draws together books on the monarchy, medieval philosophy, religion, art, music, psychology and architecture as well as volumes on medieval archeology. The collection also brings together key volumes on medieval literature of the period, with formative works examining medieval religious literature, medieval legends and oral tradition. The collection also includes titles examining specific poems from the period such as Piers Plowman, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Pearl, as well as volumes on influential writers of the period such as Jean Froissant, John Lydgate and Margery Kempe. This collection brings back into print a collection of insightful and detailed books on the diverse medieval period and will be a must have resource for academics and students, not only of history and literature, but of anthropology, music, psychology and religion.

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Literature and Law in the Middle Ages: A Bibliography of Scholarship

Literature and Law in the Middle Ages: A Bibliography of Scholarship

1st Edition

John A. Alford, Dennis P. Seniff
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1984, Literature and Law in the Middle Ages is a comprehensive bibliography on the subject of literature and law in the Middle Ages. The collection was composed with the notion that early society regarded literature, law and religion from the same single point of view. It...

Alliterative Poetry of the Later Middle Ages: An Anthology

Alliterative Poetry of the Later Middle Ages: An Anthology

1st Edition

Thorlac Turville-Petre
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1989, Alliterative Poetry of the Later Middle Ages is an anthology of texts looking at the tradition of alliterative poetry in medieval English literature. The book presents lesser known alliterative Middle English poems, which are unmodernised and include explanatory...

Medieval Music

Medieval Music

1st Edition

John Caldwell
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1978, Medieval Music explores the fascinating development of medieval western music from its often obscure origins in the Jewish synagogue and early Church, to the mid-fifteenth century. The book is intended as a straightforward survey of medieval music and emphases the...

Medieval Minds: Mental Health in the Middle Ages

Medieval Minds: Mental Health in the Middle Ages

1st Edition

Thomas F. Graham
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1967 Medieval Minds looks at the Middle Ages as a period with changing attitudes towards mental health and its treatment. The book argues that it was a period that that bridged the ancient with the modern, ignorance with knowledge and superstition with science. The Middle...

Medieval English Benedictine Liturgy: Studies in the Formation, Structure, and Content of the Monastic Votive Office, c. 950-1540

Medieval English Benedictine Liturgy: Studies in the Formation, Structure, and Content of the Monastic Votive Office, c. 950-1540

1st Edition

Sally Elizabeth (Roper) Harper
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1993, Medieval English Benedictine Liturgy is a detailed study of the liturgical use of medieval monasteries in England, spanning 500 years. The study examines the major votive observances that came to fruition in the twelfth century and later and argues that these important...

The English Medieval Feast

The English Medieval Feast

1st Edition

William Edward Mead
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1931, The English Medieval Feast examines the act of feasting and food during the medieval period. The book provides a scholarly look at the human detail involved in the variety of medieval manners and customs which make up the medieval feast. The book introduces the scene...

Medieval Liturgy: A Book of Essays

Medieval Liturgy: A Book of Essays

1st Edition

Lizette Larson-Miller
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1997, Medieval Liturgy is a unique and interesting collection of nine essays that explores medieval liturgy from three distinct perspectives: historical, liturgical, and theological. The book includes contributions from eminent scholars of the time and discusses the...

Medieval English Drama: An Annotated Bibliography of Recent Criticism

Medieval English Drama: An Annotated Bibliography of Recent Criticism

1st Edition

Sidney E. Berger
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1990, Medieval English Drama is an exhaustive bibliography of scholarship on medieval English drama. Each item has been annotated in the bibliography with considerable care; these annotations are descriptive rather than critical and give a clear synopsis of the content of...

Exploring Castles

Exploring Castles

1st Edition

W. Douglas Simpson
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1957, Exploring Castles examines the 'classic' castle story. The book traces the origins of castles across England and Scotland, from the early Norman Castles, to Edwardian, all the way up to the ‘modern’ castles. The book case studies on individual castles, such as...

The Medieval Charlemagne Legend: An Annotated Bibliography

The Medieval Charlemagne Legend: An Annotated Bibliography

1st Edition

Susan E. Farrier
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1993, The Medieval Charlemagne Legend is a selective bibliography for the literary scholar, of historical and literary material relating to Charlemagne. The book provides a chronological listing of sources on the legend and man is split into three distinct sections, covering...

The Lost Literature of Medieval England

The Lost Literature of Medieval England

1st Edition

R. M. Wilson
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1952 The Lost Literature of Medieval England provides an account of lost masterpieces of medieval English literature. The book examines the evidence for their existence and pieces together a fuller understanding of the literary traditions of the period. In more specific...

Early Middle English Literature

Early Middle English Literature

1st Edition

R. M. Wilson
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1939, Early Middle English Literature is a comprehensive overview of various aspects of early Middle English literature. The book examines authorship and provenance and the effect this had upon the literature of the period. This text examines literature from the period of...

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