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  1. The Wealth of England

    The Wealth of England: The Medieval Wool trade and Its Political Importance 1100–1600 [Hardback]

    Susan Rose (Author)

    £40.00

    ISBN: 9781785707360
    Published by : Oxbow Books
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    The wool trade was undoubtedly one of the most important elements of the British economy throughout the medieval period - even the seat occupied by the speaker of the House of lords rests on a woolsack. In The Wealth of England Susan Rose brings t... .... Learn More
  2. The Medieval Invention of Travel

    The Medieval Invention of Travel [Paperback]

    Shayne Aaron Legassie (Author)

    £22.00

    ISBN: 9780226446622
    Published by : University of Chicago Press
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    Over the course of the Middle Ages, the economies of Europe, Asia, and northern Africa became more closely integrated, fostering the international and intercontinental journeys of merchants, pilgrims, diplomats, missionaries, and adventurers. Duri... .... Learn More
  3. Flaying in the Pre-Modern World

    Flaying in the Pre-Modern World [Hardback]

    Larissa Tracy (Editor)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9781843844525
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
    Skin is the parchment upon which identity is written; class, race, ethnicity, and gender are all legible upon the human surface. Removing skin tears away identity, and leaves a blank slate upon which law, punishment, sanctity, or monstrosity ... .... Learn More
  4. Sexuality in Medieval Europe: Doing Unto Others

    Sexuality in Medieval Europe: Doing Unto Others [Paperback]

    Ruth Mazo Karras (Author)

    £27.99

    ISBN: 9781138860896
    Published by : Routledge
    Challenging the way the Middle Ages have been treated in general histories of sexuality, Sexuality in Medieval Europe shows how views at the time were conflicted and complicated; there was no single medieval attitude towards sexuality any more tha... .... Learn More
  5. Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean (C. 1000-1500 Ce)

    Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean (C. 1000-1500 Ce) [Hardback]

    Reuven Amitai (Editor); Christoph Cluse (Editor)

    £110.00

    ISBN: 9782503570198
    Published by : Brepols
    Series: Mediterranean Nexus 1100-1700
    Volume: 5
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    Slavery was an important component of medieval life, certainly so in the Mediterranean basin and nearby lands.  Muslims, Christians and Jews all owned slaved, and slave traders hailed from a variety of locations across the region.  ... .... Learn More
  6. Transformation in Anglo-Saxon Culture

    Transformation in Anglo-Saxon Culture: Toller Lectures on Art, Archaeology and Text [Paperback]

    Charles Insley (Editor); Gale R. Owen-Crocker (Editor)

    £38.00

    ISBN: 9781785704970
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    The five authoritive papers presented here are the product of long careers of research into Anglo-Saxon culture. In detail the subject areas and approaches are very different, yet all are cross-disciplinary and the same texts and artefacts weave t... .... Learn More
  7. Intricate Interfaith Networks in the Middle Ages: Quotidian Jewish-Christian Contacts

    Intricate Interfaith Networks in the Middle Ages: Quotidian Jewish-Christian Contacts [Hardback]

    Ephraim Shoham Steiner (Editor)

    £81.00

    ISBN: 9782503544298
    Published by : Brepols
    Recent scholarship has suggested that the religious divide between Jews and Christians in the Middle Ages, although ever-present (and at times even violently so), did not stop individuals and groups from forming ties and expanding them in mor... .... Learn More
  8. Food Hawkers: Selling in the Streets from Antiquity to the Present

    Food Hawkers: Selling in the Streets from Antiquity to the Present [Hardback]

    Melissa Calaresu (Editor); Danielle van den Heuvel (Editor)

    £95.00

    ISBN: 9781409450429
    Published by : Routledge
    Street vendors are ubiquitous across the world and throughout history. They are part of almost any distribution chain, and play an important role in the marketing of consumer goods particularly to poorer customers. Focusing on the food trades... .... Learn More
  9. Fools and Idiots?: Intellectual Disability in the Middle Ages

    Fools and Idiots?: Intellectual Disability in the Middle Ages [Hardback]

    Irina Metzler (Author)

    £70.00

    ISBN: 9780719096365
    Published by : Manchester University Press
    This is the first book devoted to the cultural history in the pre-modern period of people we now describe as having learning disabilities. Using an interdisciplinary approach, including historical semantics, medicine, natural philosophy and l... .... Learn More
  10. Globalization of Knowledge in the Post-Antique Mediterranean 700-1500

    Globalization of Knowledge in the Post-Antique Mediterranean 700-1500 [Hardback]

    Sonja Brentjes (Editor); Jurgen Renn (Editor)

    £95.00

    ISBN: 9781472456564
    Published by : Routledge
    The contributions to this volume enter into a dialogue about the routes, modes and institutions that transferred and transformed knowledge across the late antique Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf. Each contribution not only presents a diffe... .... Learn More

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