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  • Warfare in the Medieval World

    by Brian Todd Carey and 2 more

    Warfare in the Medieval World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe in the period between the fall of Rome and the introduction of reliable gunpowder weapons during the Thirty Years War. Through an exploration of thirty-three selected battles, military historian Brian Todd Carey surveys the changing tactical relationships between the four ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • Warriors of the Cloisters

    The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

    by Christopher I. Beckwith

    How science in medieval Europe originated in Buddhist AsiaWarriors of the Cloisters tells how key cultural innovations from Central Asia revolutionized medieval Europe and gave rise to the culture of science in the West. Medieval scholars rarely performed scientific experiments, but instead contested issues in natural science, philosophy, and theology using the recursive argument method. This ... Read more

    $26.99 USD

  • The Clergy in the Medieval World

    Secular Clerics, their Families and Careers in North-Western Europe, c.800–c.1200

    by Julia Barrow

    Unlike monks and nuns, clergy have hitherto been sidelined in accounts of the Middle Ages, but they played an important role in medieval society. This first broad-ranging study in English of the secular clergy examines how ordination provided a framework for clerical life cycles and outlines the influence exerted on secular clergy by monastic ideals before tracing typical career paths for clerics. ... Read more

    $21.39 USD

  • Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World

    by Graham Williams and 1 more

    series New Directions in Medieval Studies
    Compunction was one of the most important emotions for medieval Christianity; in fact, through its confessional function, compunction became the primary means for an affective sinner to gain redemption. Cultures of Compunction in the Medieval World explores how such emotion could be expressed, experienced and performed in medieval European society.Using a range of disciplinary approaches – ... Read more

    $93.19 USD

  • Tracing the Trails in the Medieval World

    Epistemological Explorations, Orientation, and Mapping in Medieval Literature

    by Albrecht Classen

    Every human being knows that we are walking through life following trails, whether we are aware of them or not. Medieval poets, from the anonymous composer of Beowulf to Marie de France, Hartmann von Aue, Gottfried von Strassburg, and Guillaume de Lorris to Petrarch and Heinrich Kaufringer, predicated their works on the notion of the trail and elaborated on its epistemological function. We can ... Read more

    $44.09 USD

  • Medieval English Benedictine Liturgy

    Studies in the Formation, Structure, and Content of the Monastic Votive Office, c. 950-1540

    by Sally Elizabeth (Roper) Harper

    series Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World #19
    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 practices affected earlier monastic observances. The book’s emphasis on Anglo-Saxon liturgy provides ... Read more

    $53.09 USD

  • Place and Space in the Medieval World

    by Meg Boulton and 2 more

    series Routledge Research in Art History
    This book addresses the critical terminologies of place and space (and their role within medieval studies) in a considered and critical manner, presenting a scholarly introduction written by the editors alongside thematic case studies that address a wide range of visual and textual material. The chapters consider the extant visual and textual sources from the medieval period alongside contemporary ... Read more

    $44.99 USD

  • The Royal Demesne in English History

    The Crown Estate in the Governance of the Realm From the Conquest to 1509

    by B.P. Wolffe

    series Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World #55
    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 were they compelled to show interest in creating special royal estates within their English kingdom, ... Read more

    $40.49 USD

  • Medieval Monasticism

    Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages

    by C.H. Lawrence

    series The Medieval World
    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 world around them. For a thousand years, the great monastic houses and religious orders were a ... Read more

    $51.29 USD

  • Themes and Images in the Medieval English Religious Lyric

    by Douglas Gray

    series Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World #15
    Originally published in 1972, Themes and Images in the Medieval English Religious Lyric discusses themes and images in religious lyric poetry in Medieval English poetry. The book looks at the affect that tradition and convention had on the religious poetry of the medieval period. It examines the background of the lyrics, including the Latin tradition which was inherited by medieval vernacular and ... Read more

    $35.99 USD

  • The Writer as Liar

    Narrative Technique in the Decameron

    by Guido Almansi

    series Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World #2
    Originally published in 1975, The Writer as Liar examines the literary game of falsehood as it is portrayed in the Decameron. The book examines how Boccaccio’s collection of tales has a ‘frame’ story, its own built-in key to the art of story-telling, its internal logic of truth and falsehood, as well as its moments of self-parody, pure narrative intrigue and sophisticated sexual symbolism. The ... Read more

    $35.99 USD

  • Contesting Inter-Religious Conversion in the Medieval World

    by Yosi Yisraeli and 1 more

    The Mediterranean and its hinterlands were the scene of intensive and transformative contact between cultures in the Middle Ages. From the seventh to the seventeenth century, the three civilizations into which the region came to be divided geographically – the Islamic Khalifate, the Byzantine Empire, and the Latin West – were busily redefining themselves vis-à-vis one another. Interspersed ... Read more

    $44.09 USD