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By Sword and Fire: Cruelty and Atrocity in Medieval Warfare

Paperback, 20/08/2009, £12.99
A vivid and original account of warfare in the Middle Ages and the cruelty and atrocity that accompanied it.

Medieval European Pilgrimage c.700-c.1500

Paperback, 30/05/2002, £33.99
This text introduces the reader to the history of European Christian pilgrimage in the years between the conversion of the Emperor Constantine and the beginnings of the Protestant Reformation.

Introduction to Early Medieval Western Europe, 300-900: The Sword, the Plough and the Book

Paperback, 27/06/2007, £32.99
Studying European history from 300-900 AD, this textbook combines an account of the historical background of the period with discussion of the social, economic, cultural and political structures of the societies in it. It contains chapter summaries and chronologies; key topic essays discussing archaeological or documentary evidence; and more.

Love sex & marriage in the middle ages:a sourcebook

Paperback, 25/09/2003, £27.99
The emotional state of love, the physical act of sex, and the social institution of marriage were central issues of medieval life. This title brings together writings, informative introductions and explanations, to give a vivid impression of how love, sex and marriage were discussed at the time.

In Search of the Dark Ages

Paperback, 02/06/2005, £9.99
Reflecting recent historical, textual and archaelogical research, this revised and updated edition of Michael Wood's classic book overturns preconceptions of the Dark Ages as a shadowy and brutal era, showing them to be a richly exciting and formative period in the history of Britain.

Spain, 1469-1714 (O/P)

7, 15/04/1991, £21.99
This updated and revised edition examines Spanish history during the 15th and 16th centuries. It deals in particular with the changing relationship between the Christians, Jews and Moslems, as well as the different attitudes which existed towards America, the Inquisition and the Netherlands.

Reign of King Stephen, 1135-1154

Paperback, 24/01/2000, £37.99
A biography of King Stephen (1134-54), the last Norman monarch whose reign was key in English history as well as the subject of much controversial assessment. Traditionally regarded as a period of anarchy and civil war, recent research has presented a more balanced perspective.

Reign of Richard Lionheart: Ruler of the Angevin Empire, 1189-1199

Paperback, 25/07/2000, £47.99
In recent times it has been fashionable to disdain the reign of King Richard I. Serious historians apply differing standards to the history of Richard's reign than popular ones. This study clarifies his position and reign using modern analytical tools.

Later Medieval Europe 1250-1520

Paperback, 09/07/2001, £37.99
The third edition of this classic introduction to the period includes even greater use of contemporary voices, full reading lists, and new chapters on East Central Europe and Portuguese exploration. Suitable as an introductory text for undergraduate courses in Medieval Studies and Medieval European History.

History of Medieval Europe: From Constantine to Saint Louis 3ed

Paperback, 06/12/2005, £38.99
Presents an exploration of the Dark Ages, which examines the impact of the Barbarian invasions on Constantine's Christianized empire, and the gradual emergence of a new social, economic and political order. This book discusses the Church and the Papacy, the coming of Islam, and the rise and fall of the Frankish Empire.

Anglo-Norman England

Paperback, 28/05/1987, £34.75
Gives an account for twenty years of the interaction between English and Norman traditions and institutions following the Conquest. This work shows how reform movements in the western church, increasing literacy in government, population growth and changing patterns of trade all played their part in shaping the Anglo-Norman realm.

Empress Matilda: Queen Consort, Queen Mother and Lady of the English

Paperback, 03/09/1993, £34.75
aeo The first comprehensive and fully--researched biography of Matilda ever published in English. aeo Written by the worlda s leading Anglo--Norman scholar. aeo The first comprehensive and fully--researched biography of Matilda ever published in English. aeo Written by the worlda s leading Anglo--Norman scholar.

Guide to Western Historical Scripts from Antiquity to 1600 2ed

Paperback, 01/11/1993, £12.95
A survey of the evolution of scripts and a guide to reading historical documents illustrated from a wide range of manuscripts. Each is accompanied by a commentary identifying the type of script, its historical and regional currency, distinctive features and style and a transcription.

Painted Labyrinth: The World of the Lindisfarne Gospels

Paperback, 15/05/2003, £5.95
Published to coincide with a British Library exhibition of the same name, this study explores the background and history of this artwork and symbol of Christianity. Sections examine aspects of the Anglo-Saxon world: the heritage of the people who lived and ruled and how and why this book was made.

Women in England, 1275-1525

Paperback, 21/12/1995, £17.99
This collection of sources demonstrates the variety of evidence that survives of English women in all walks of life from the time of Edward I to the eve of the Reformation. An overview is included of current thinking about English medieval women below the level of the greater aristocracy.

Vikings in England:Settlement Society and Culture

Paperback, 01/08/2006, £16.99
Provides a starting point for researchers and students investigating the Viking settlement of Britain. This book considers the history and development of contemporary debates about Scandinavian settlement, and examines differences between rural and urban Viking settlement. It looks at the Scandinavian conversion to Christianity.

What is Medieval History?

Paperback, 27/12/2007, £15.99
What is Medieval History? provides an accessible, far-ranging and passionate guide to the study of medieval history. The book discusses the creation of the academic field, the nature of the sources, the intellectual tools used by medievalists, and key areas of thematic importance from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation.

William II

Hardback, 01/09/2005, £25.00

William Wallace

Paperback, 01/08/2007, £9.99
William Wallace of Elderslie, younger son of a country knight, came to fame through his active opposition to the aggressive imperialism of England's King Edward I. This work cuts through the myths still perpetuated today to produce a biography of Wallace driven by contemporary medieval records rather than Victorian legends.

Norman Conquest of England: Sources and Documents

Paperback, 01/01/1984, £19.99
Presents original material - literature, legal documents, letters and objects - to present the Norman Conquest.

Castles in Context: Power, Symbolism and Landscape, 1066 to 1500

Paperback, 06/06/2005, £29.95
Castle studies have been transformed in recent years with a movement away from the traditional interpretation of castles as static military structures towards a wider view of castles as aesthetic symbols of power, with a more complicated relationship with the landscape.

Historical Sourcebook for Scribes

Paperback, 30/04/2015, £27.99
A fully illustrated exploration of fifteen writing styles drawn from historical manuscripts. Clear examples show how the scripts were developed and used in the past and how they can be written by modern calligraphers.

Restoration of Rome: Barbarian Popes & Imperial Pretenders

Paperback, 19/06/2014, £17.99
The compelling sequel to Peter Heather's critically acclaimed international bestseller, The Fall of the Roman Empire.

Women of the Cousins' War: The Real White Queen and Her Rivals

Paperback, 18/07/2013, £9.99
The fascinating companion volume to the first three novels in Philippa Gregory's bestselling Cousins' War series

Realm Divided: A Year in the Life of Plantagenet England

Hardback, 08/10/2015, £20.00
A vivid, in-the-round portrait of English society in the year of Magna Carta.

Bannockburn: Scotland's Greatest Victory NE

Paperback, 01/05/2014, £9.99
1314. On a marsh-fringed plain south of Stirling Castle, King Robert the Bruce led the Scottish army in a singularly devastating victory over the English. Bannockburn was Scotland's greatest battlefield triumph, achieved against the odds by a combination of brilliant tactical leadership and the fatal overconfidence of the English King, Edward II.

Robert The Bruce: King of the Scots

Paperback, 01/05/2014, £9.99
The definitive biography of Scotland's legendary leader by British novelist and former Sunday Times literary critic, Ronald McNair Scott

The Emperor's Old Clothes: Constitutional History and the Symbolic Language of the Holy Roman Empir

Hardback, 30/09/2015, £107.00
For many years, scholars struggled to write the history of the constitution and political structure of the Holy Roman Empire. This book argues that this was because the political and social order could not be understood without considering the rituals and symbols that held the Empire together.

Representing Beasts in Early Medieval England and Scandinavia

Hardback, 16/07/2015, £60.00
Essays on the depiction of animals, birds and insects in early medieval material culture, from texts to carvings to the landscape itself.

English Medieval Shrines

Paperback, 17/03/2016, £19.99
Survey of the growth and development of the magnificent shrines which reached their apogee during the middle ages.

In the Land of Giants: Journeys Through the Dark Ages

Hardback, 10/09/2015, £25.00
A bestselling historian tells the story of the landscapes, peoples and culture of early medieval Britain through ten walks and an epic sea voyage.

My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots

Paperback, 02/08/2004, £10.99
A long-overdue and dramatic reinterpretation of the life of Mary, Queen of Scots by one of the leading historians at work today.

King Stephen

Paperback, 10/02/2007, £28.99
The reign of King Stephen (1135-54) has usually been seen as uniquely disastrous in the history of the medieval England. This book aims to challenge this picture and shows that much of what has been written about Stephen has been based on the selective use of the testimony of hostile witnesses.

Pilgrimages in Medieval England

Paperback, 18/01/2007, £31.99
The men and women who gathered at the Tabard Inn in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales" are the most famous of the thousands of pilgrims who set off to the various shrines in the middle ages. This book looks at the most famous shrines, notably that of St Thomas Becket at Canterbury, and also describes the local pilgrimages and cults, their rise and fall.

Viking Kings of Britain and Ireland : The Dynasty of Ivarr to A.D.1014

Paperback, 03/10/2008, £19.95
Vikings plagued the coasts of Ireland and Britain in the 790s. A particularly successful viking leader named Aivarr campaigned on both sides of the Irish Sea in the 860s. This book provides a political analysis of the deeds of Aivarr's family from their first appearance in Insular records down to the year 1014.

Time, Work and Culture in the Middle Ages

Paperback, 01/02/1982, £31.00

Edward III: A Heroic Failure

Hardback, 26/05/2016, £12.99
Edward III lived through bloody and turbulent times. His father was deposed by his mother and her lover when he was still a teenager; a third of England's population was killed by the Black Death midway through his reign; and the intractable Hundred Years War with France began under his leadership.

Athelstan: The Making of England

Hardback, 30/06/2016, £12.99

Holy Bones, Holy Dust: How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe

Paperback, 18/09/2012, £16.99
Relics affected everyone in medieval society. In this book, the author illustrates that the pervasiveness and variety of relics answered very specific needs of ordinary people across a darkened Europe under threat of political upheavals, disease, and hellfire. It examines an array of relics in the broad social and cultural context of their age.

In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000

Hardback, 05/01/2004, £35.99

Birth of the West: Rome, Germany, France, and the Creation of Europe in the Tenth Century

Paperback, 13/03/2014, £14.99
Offers a reinterpretation of how European civilization as we know it arose in the wake of utter chaos in Rome, France and Germany - not in the 11th or 12th century, as is commonly thought, but during the 10th. This book tells the story of this transformation from chaos to order, and explores the strange and alien landscape of Europe in transition.

Rise of Magic in Early Medieval Europe

Paperback, 05/05/1994, £51.00
A study of magic in western Europe in the early Middle Ages. It is a scholarly and challenging book which makes a major contribution to the study of the Christianization of Europe. 'both significant and provocative ... a big, beautifully written and wonderfully learned book.' Times Higher Education Supplement.

Leprosy in Medieval England

Paperback, 19/03/2009, £25.00
A major reassessment, based on hitherto unpublished manuscript material, of a disease whose history has attracted more myths and misunderstandings than any other.

Cathedrals, Communities and Conflict in the Anglo-Norman World

Hardback, 19/05/2011, £60.00
The true importance of cathedrals during the Anglo-Norman period is here brought out, through an examination of the most important aspects of their history.

Brief History of Britain: v. 1: Birth of the Nation: 1066-1485

Paperback, 23/06/2011, £8.99
From the Norman Conquest to the Battle of Bosworth Field - how Britain was invaded and become a nation. The first volume in the stunning four volume Brief History of Britain series.

Trees in the Religions of Early Medieval England

Hardback, 19/02/2015, £50.00
Drawing on sources from archaeology and written texts, the author brings out the full significance of trees in both pagan and Christian Anglo-Saxon religion.

Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases

Paperback, 18/11/2007, £14.99
The first dictionary of medieval terms intended for the non-specialist with an interest in the medieval world.

Domesday Now: New Approaches to the Inquest and the Book

Hardback, 17/03/2016, £60.00
Essays into numerous aspects of the Domesday Book, shedding fresh light on its mysteries.

Joan, the Fair Maid of Kent: A Fourteenth-Century Princess and Her World

Hardback, 21/04/2017, £25.00
A new account of the life and turbulent times of Joan, the wife of the Black Prince and mother of Richard II.



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