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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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The Castle in England and Wales: An Interpretive History

The Castle in England and Wales: An Interpretive History

1st Edition

D.J. Cathcart King
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1988, The Castles in England and Wales is a comprehensive treatment of the archaeology of the castles in England and Wales. The books looks at how following the Norman Conquest, one of the most characteristic structures of the English landscape, the castle, was used to...

The Law Courts of Medieval England

The Law Courts of Medieval England

1st Edition

A. Harding
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1973 The Law Courts of Medieval England looks at law courts as the most developed institutions existing in the medieval times. Communities crystallized upon them and the governments worked through them. This book describes the scope and procedures of the different courts,...

Gold Was the Mortar: The Economics of Cathedral Building

Gold Was the Mortar: The Economics of Cathedral Building

1st Edition

Henry Kraus
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1979, Gold Was the Mortar details the financing and the building of the medieval cathedrals at Paris, Amiens, Toulouse, Lyon, Strasbourg, York, Poitiers and Rouen. The book examines the raising of funds and their expenditure, not only on the Cathedrals themselves, but also...

The Pearl: An Interpretation

The Pearl: An Interpretation

1st Edition

P.M. Kean
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1967 The Pearl looks at the anonymous fourteenth century poet of Pearl. The book argues that the poem ranks in importance and interest with that of Chaucer and Langland, but suggests that it has always proved more difficult to approach to the modern reader. The aim of this...

The Middle English Mystics

The Middle English Mystics

1st Edition

Wolfgang Riehle
July 10, 2019

Originally published as an English translation in 1981, The Middle English Mystics is a crucial contribution to the study of the literature of English mysticism. This book surveys and analyses the language of metaphor in the writings of such mystics as Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, Julian of...

The Royal Demesne in English History: The Crown Estate in the Governance of the Realm From the Conquest to 1509

The Royal Demesne in English History: The Crown Estate in the Governance of the Realm From the Conquest to 1509

1st Edition

B.P. Wolffe
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1971, The Royal Demesne in English History shows how Norman and Angevin kings were able to regard the whole of their English kingdom as their royal demesne in the continental medieval sense. The book argues that only through the later loss of their continental possessions...

Margery Kempe: A Book of Essays

Margery Kempe: A Book of Essays

1st Edition

Sandra J. McEntire
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1992, Margery Kempe looks at one of the most appealing mystics and pilgrims of 15th-century England. The book looks at Margery Kempe, and her book The Book of Margery Kempe, thought to be the first vernacular autobiography in medieval Britain. Original essays in the book...

Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World

1st Edition

Various
July 10, 2019

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...

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