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Trees and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World

Paperback, 06/02/2020, £34.99
The very first collection of essays written about the role of trees in early medieval England, bringing together established specialists and new voices to present an interdisciplinary insight into the complex relationship between the early English and their woodlands.

An Analysis of Keith Thomas's Religion and the Decline of Magic

Paperback, 04/07/2017, £6.50
Few social historians had examined the popular religious beliefs of the 1500s at the time Thomas published Religion and the Decline of Magic in 1971. His analysis of how deeply held beliefs in witchcraft, spirits, and magic evolved during the Reformation remains one of the great works of post-war scholarship.

Routledge History of Medieval Magic

Paperback, 30/06/2021, £42.99
The Routledge History of Medieval Magic brings together the work of scholars from across Europe and North America to provide extensive insights into recent developments in the study of medieval magic between c.1100 and c.1500.

Jews in Medieval Britain: Historical, Literary and Archaeological Perspectives

Paperback, 19/07/2012, £19.99
Accounts of specific communities and themes build to a comprehensive picture of Jews in England C11 - C13.

Christians and Jews in Angevin England: The York Massacre of 1190, Narratives and Contexts

Paperback, 21/01/2016, £21.99
The shocking massacre of the Jews in York, 1190, is here re-examined in its historical context along with the circumstances and processes through which Christian and Jewish neighbours became enemies and victims.

Expulsion: England's Jewish Solution

Paperback, 02/02/2006, £17.99
The story of how England's kings first courted, then persecuted, and finally expelled England's Jewish community during the Middle Ages.

Writing the Map of Anglo-Saxon England: Essays in Cultural Geography

Hardback, 04/01/2008, £37.50
Explores how the English, in the centuries before the Norman Conquest, located themselves both literally and imaginatively in the world. This book focuses on Anglo-Saxon representations of place as revealed in a wide variety of texts in Latin and in Old English as well as in diagrams of holy sites.

King's Jews: Money, Massacre and Exodus in Medieval England

Hardback, 07/06/2010, £60.00
Considers the Jews of medieval England as victims of violence (notably the massacre of Shabbat haGadol when York's Jewish community perished at Clifford's Tower) and as a people apart, isolated amidst a hostile environment. This title presents a picture of a lost society which had much to contribute and yet was turned away in 1290.

England's Jewish Solution: Experiment and Expulsion, 1262-1290

Paperback, 16/05/2002, £22.99
This is a detailed study of Jewish settlement and of seven different Jewish communities in England between 1262 and 1290, offering in addition a new consideration of the prelude to Edward I's expulsion of the Jews in 1290.

Churches of Kent

Paperback, 15/02/2022, £15.99
A fascinating exploration of Kent's historic churches that will be of interest to all those who live in or are visiting this attractive county in England.

The House of Godwin: The Rise and Fall of an Anglo-Saxon Dynasty

Hardback, 15/03/2022, £25.00
The most powerful dynasty behind the throne of Anglo-Saxon England, shedding new light on events such as the Battle of Hastings.

John (Penguin Monarchs): An Evil King?

Paperback, 03/03/2022, £6.99

Normans: Power, Conquest and Culture in 11th Century Europe

Hardback, 01/02/2022, £25.00
A bold new history of the rise and expansion of the Norman Dynasty across Europe from Byzantium to England

Monarchs and Hydrarchs: The Conceptual Development of Viking Activity across the Frankish Realm (c. 750-940

Paperback, 30/09/2021, £36.99
Set against a backdrop of continuous commerce and knowledge exchange, this volume demonstrates the existence of a relatively uniform, sequential framework of wealth extraction, encampment, and political engagement, within which Scandinavian fleets operated as adaptable, ambulant polities - or 'hydrarchies'.

Catholic Reformation in Ireland: The Mission of Rinuccini 1645-1649

Hardback, 20/06/2002, £61.00
The evolution of the Counter-Reformation church in Ireland is central to Irish history. The papal nuncio GianBattista Rinuccini was at the heart of the turbulent events of the 1640s, a decade which formed a prologue to the Cromwellian conquest. This book offers a scholarly reappraisal of the man and his role in shaping the religion and history of Ireland.

Everyday Objects: Medieval and Early Modern Material Culture and its Meanings

Paperback, 30/09/2021, £38.99
Material culture research has become an increasingly important aspect of the study of medieval and early modern societies, yet its study often remains uncoordinated and confined to narrow subject specific boundaries. As such, scholars will welcome this volume which provides an overview of various methodological strands currently developing across a

The Lives of Thomas Becket

Paperback, 09/08/2001, £15.99
This collection tells the story of Thomas Becket's turbulent life, violent death and extraordinary posthumous acclaim in the words of his contemporaries. It provides a valuable glimpse of the late twelfth-century world, and an insight into the minds of those who witnessed the events. -- .

Henry III: Reform, Rebellion, Civil War, Settlement, 1259-1272

Hardback, 23/05/2023, £30.00
The second volume in the definitive history of Henry III's rule, covering the revolutionary events between 1258 and the king's death in 1272

Powers and Thrones: A New History of the Middle Ages

Paperback, 14/04/2022, £12.00
Dan Jones's epic new history tells nothing less than the story of how the world we know today came to be built.

The Death of King Arthur: The Immortal Legend

Paperback, 02/06/2011, £9.99
The legend of King Arthur has retained its appeal and popularity through the ages: Mordred's treason, the knightly exploits of Tristan, Lancelot's fatally divided loyalties and his love for Guenevere, the quest for the Holy Grail. This title presents an account of the knights of the Round Table.

Going to Church in Medieval England

Paperback, 26/07/2022, £12.99
An engaging, richly illustrated account of parish churches and churchgoers in England, from the Anglo-Saxons to the mid-sixteenth century

The Ottomans: Khans, Caesars and Caliphs

Paperback, 10/11/2022, £12.99
A major new history of the six-hundred-year dynasty that connected East to West as never before.

Wild: Tales from Early Medieval Britain

Hardback, 13/10/2022, £20.00
From the bestselling author of Storyland: A New Mythology of Britain comes a book that will reconnect, engross and indulge readers in wild landscapes and pause to reflect on our current position and relationship with nature.

Medieval Christianity in Practice

Paperback, 16/08/2009, £32.00
Provides readers with a sweeping look at the religious practices of the European Middle Ages. This volume assembles sources reflecting different genres, regions, and styles, including prayer books, chronicles, diaries, liturgical books, sermons, hagiography, and handbooks for the laity and clergy.

The Life and Passion of William of Norwich

Paperback, 25/09/2014, £12.99
Gives an insight into life in a medieval cathedral city, capturing the everyday concerns of ordinary people and focussing on the miraculous cures carried out at a shrine.

Conquests, Catastrophe and Recovery: Britain and Ireland 1066-1485

Paperback, 30/10/2014, £15.99
Beginning with the Norman Conquest of England, these tumultuous centuries and their invasions shaped the languages and political geography of present-day Britain and Ireland. Tracing the political, religious and material cultures of the period, the author seeks to define the ways in which lives changed during these turbulent times.

The Vikings: Culture and Conquest

Paperback, 15/11/2007, £26.99
From their base in Scandinavia, the Vikings spread across northern Europe, into Russia and across the Atlantic. This book offers a survey of who the Vikings were, what they did, why they did it and how we know about them. It also includes an account of their saga literature.

The First English Empire: Power and Identities in the British Isles 1093-1343

Paperback, 11/07/2002, £48.49
Long before the British Empire came into existence, was there an English Empire? In this compelling study, R. R. Davies examines England's medieval conquest and colonization of the outer zones of the British Isles. He shows how the increasingly vexed question of the future of the United Kingdom has its roots in the Middle Ages, when Edward I set out to subjugate his Celtic neighbours.

The Origins of the English Parliament, 924-1327

Paperback, 23/02/2012, £36.49
A magisterial study of the evolution of the English parliament from its earliest origins in the late Anglo-Saxon period through to the fully fledged parliament of lords and commons which sanctioned the deposition of Edward II in 1327.

The Bayeux Tapestry: The Life Story of a Masterpiece

Paperback, 01/03/2007, £18.99
The vivid scenes on the Bayeux Tapestry depict the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Hicks shows us this world and the miracle of the tapestry's making: the stitches, dyes and strange details in the margins.

A Time to Dance, a Time to Die: The Extraordinary Story of the Dancing Plague of 1518

Paperback, 07/05/2009, £8.99
The true story of Strasbourg's dancing plague.

Edward the Confessor: Last of the Royal Blood

Paperback, 01/10/2021, £12.99
An authoritative life of Edward the Confessor, the monarch whose death sparked the invasion of 1066

In God's Path: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire

Paperback, 22/06/2017, £12.99
A groundbreaking work that delivers a fresh account of the Arab conquests, incorporating the latest research in Late Antique history.

Domesday: Book of Judgement

Hardback, 21/08/2014, £58.00
Harvey studies the aims of the makers of the unique Domesday survey, and how far these were realised in the data produced, placing them in their administrative context, and pointing to immediate political repercussions in the following reign. She also examines the connotations and import of Domesday's mesmeric name.

Robert 'Curthose', Duke of Normandy (c. 1050-1134)

Paperback, 19/05/2011, £21.99
The acclaimed biography of the eldest son of William the Conqueror, whose failure to secure the kingdom of England has overshadowed his role in capturing Jerusalem during the First Crusade.

Making of English Law: King Alfred to the Twelfth Century: v. 1: Legislation and Its Limits

Paperback, 02/04/2001, £46.95
* Definitive collection of source material on the origins of English law. * Provides in--depth and authoritative commentary and interpretation. * Offers comprehensive scholarly apparatus for ease of study and reference. .

Latin Cartulary of Godstow Abbey

Hardback, 10/04/2014, £110.00
This medieval record book was compiled in the early 15th century by the nuns of Godstow Abbey near Oxford. Although the records are mainly in Latin, this edition summarises and indexes them in English. The introduction provides new information about the abbey, sheds light on women's literacy, and social relations in the diocese of Lincoln.

Law and Order in Anglo-Saxon England

Hardback, 16/02/2017, £102.50
The only modern book-length account of Anglo-Saxon legal culture and practice, from the pre-Christian laws of Aethelberht of Kent (c. 600) up to the Norman conquest of 1066, charting the development of kings' involvement in law, in terms both of their authority to legislate and their ability to influence local practice.

Discovering William of Malmesbury

Hardback, 21/04/2017, £75.00
A fresh look at William of Malmesbury which not only demonstrates his real greatness as a historian and his European vision, but also the breadth of his learning across a number of other disciplines.

Warrior Churchmen of Medieval England, 1000-1250: Theory and Reality

Hardback, 22/11/2016, £65.00
An examination of the actions of clerics in warfare in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, looking at the difference between their actions and prescriptions for behavior.

Reframing the Feudal Revolution: Political and Social Transformation between Marne and Moselle, c.800-c.1100

Hardback, 16/05/2013, £84.99
This book revisits the idea of a 'Feudal Revolution' in Europe between 800 and 1100, examining the causes of profound socio-economic change.

Early Yorkshire Charters: Volume 4, the Honour of Richmond, Part I

Paperback, 28/02/2013, £22.99
Published in thirteen volumes (1914-65), this extensive and highly regarded series contains charters and deeds from pre-thirteenth-century Yorkshire.

Early Yorkshire Charters: Volume 5, the Honour of Richmond, Part II

Paperback, 28/02/2013, £37.99
Published in thirteen volumes (1914-65), this extensive and highly regarded series contains charters and deeds from pre-thirteenth-century Yorkshire.

Early Yorkshire Charters: Volume 6, the Paynel Fee

Paperback, 28/02/2013, £28.99
Published in thirteen volumes (1914-65), this extensive and highly regarded series contains charters and deeds from pre-thirteenth-century Yorkshire.

Early Yorkshire Charters: Volume 7, the Honour of Skipton

Paperback, 28/02/2013, £32.99
Published in thirteen volumes (1914-65), this extensive and highly regarded series contains charters and deeds from pre-thirteenth-century Yorkshire.

Early Yorkshire Charters: Volume 8, the Honour of Warenne

Paperback, 28/02/2013, £28.99
Published in thirteen volumes (1914-65), this extensive and highly regarded series contains charters and deeds from pre-thirteenth-century Yorkshire.
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