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The Mongols and the West: 1221-1410

The Mongols and the West: 1221-1410

2nd Edition

Peter Jackson
March 16, 2018

The Mongols and the West provides a comprehensive survey of relations between the Catholic West and the Mongol Empire from the first appearance of Chinggis (Genghis) Khan’s armies on Europe’s horizons in 1221 to the battle of Tannenberg in 1410. This book has been designed to provide a synthesis of...

The Formation of the English Common Law: Law and Society in England from King Alfred to Magna Carta

The Formation of the English Common Law: Law and Society in England from King Alfred to Magna Carta

2nd Edition

John Hudson
August 08, 2017

The Formation of English Common Law provides a comprehensive overview of the development of early English law, one of the classic subjects of medieval history. This much expanded second edition spans the centuries from King Alfred to Magna Carta, abandoning the traditional but restrictive break at...

The Viking Diaspora

The Viking Diaspora

1st Edition

Judith Jesch
June 08, 2015

The Viking Diaspora presents the early medieval migrations of people, language and culture from mainland Scandinavia to new homes in the British Isles, the North Atlantic, the Baltic and the East as a form of ‘diaspora’. It discusses the ways in which migrants from Russia in the east to Greenland...

Medieval Monasticism: Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages

Medieval Monasticism: Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages

4th Edition

C.H. Lawrence
April 23, 2015

Medieval Monasticism traces the Western Monastic tradition from its fourth century origins in the deserts of Egypt and Syria, through the many and varied forms of religious life it assumed during the Middle Ages. Hugh Lawrence explores the many sided relationship between monasteries and the secular...

The Cistercian Order in Medieval Europe: 1090-1500

The Cistercian Order in Medieval Europe: 1090-1500

1st Edition

Emilia Jamroziak
August 22, 2013

The Cistercian Order in Medieval Europe offers an accessible and engaging history of the Order from its beginnings in the twelfth century through to the early sixteenth century. Unlike most other existing volumes on this subject it gives a nuanced analysis of the late medieval Cistercian experience...

Church and People in the Medieval West, 900-1200

Church and People in the Medieval West, 900-1200

1st Edition

Sarah Hamilton
July 25, 2013

During the middle ages, belief in God was the single more important principle for every person, and the all-powerful church was the most important institution. It is impossible to understand the medieval world without understanding the religious vision of the time, and this new textbook offers an...

The Cathars: Dualist Heretics in Languedoc in the High Middle Ages

The Cathars: Dualist Heretics in Languedoc in the High Middle Ages

2nd Edition

Malcolm Barber
June 27, 2013

In the second half of the twelfth century, the Catholic Church became convinced that dualist heresy was taking root within Christian society and that it was particularly strong in southern France. The nature and extent of this heresy and the reaction of the Church to the perceived threat have been...

Disunited Kingdoms: Peoples and Politics in the British Isles 1280-1460

Disunited Kingdoms: Peoples and Politics in the British Isles 1280-1460

1st Edition

Michael Brown
January 21, 2013

In the last decades of the thirteenth century the British Isles appeared to be on the point of unified rule, dominated by the lordship, law and language of the English. However by 1400 Britain and Ireland were divided between the warring kings of England and Scotland, and peoples still starkly...

Christian Jewish Relations 1000-1300: Jews in the Service of Medieval Christendom

Christian Jewish Relations 1000-1300: Jews in the Service of Medieval Christendom

1st Edition

Anna Sapir Abulafia
January 04, 2011

The history of relations between Jews and Christians has been a long, complex and often unsettled one; yet histories of medieval Christendom have traditionally paid only passing attention to the role played by Jews in a predominantly Christian society. This book provides an original survey of...

Violence in Medieval Europe

Violence in Medieval Europe

1st Edition

Warren C. Brown
August 17, 2010

The European Middle Ages have long attracted popular interest as an era characterised by violence, whether a reflection of societal brutality and lawlessness or part of a romantic vision of chivalry. Violence in Medieval Europe engages with current scholarly debate about the degree to which...

Europe's Barbarians AD 200-600

Europe's Barbarians AD 200-600

1st Edition

Edward James
June 25, 2009

'Barbarians' is the name the Romans gave to those who lived beyond the frontiers of the Roman Empire - the peoples they considered 'uncivilised'. Most of the written sources concerning the barbarians come from the Romans too, and as such, need to be treated with caution. Only archaeology...

The Devil's World: Heresy and Society 1100-1300

The Devil's World: Heresy and Society 1100-1300

1st Edition

Andrew Roach
August 03, 2005

Exploring the relationship of heresy, dissent and society in the 12th and 13th Centuries,The Devil’s World shows how people made conscious choices between heresy and orthodoxy in the middle ages and were not afraid to exert their power as ‘consumers’ of religion. The book gives an account of all...

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