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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. Flaying in the Pre-Modern World

    Flaying in the Pre-Modern World [Hardback]

    Larissa Tracy (Editor)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9781843844525
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
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    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
  3. 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)

    Regular Price: £38.00

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    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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy 800-1230

    Royal Bastards: The Birth of Illegitimacy 800-1230 [Hardback]

    Sara McDougall (Author)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9780198785828
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    The stigmatization as 'bastards' of children born outside of wedlock is commonly thought to have emerged early in Medieval European history. Christian ideas about legitimate marriage, it is assumed, set the standard for legitimate birth. Chil... .... Learn More
  8. The Great Transition: Climate Disease and Society in the Late Medieval World

    The Great Transition: Climate Disease and Society in the Late Medieval World [Paperback]

    Bruce M. S. Campbell (Author)

    Regular Price: £22.99

    Special Price: £18.50

    ISBN: 9780521144438
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    In the fourteenth century the Old World witnessed a series of profound and abrupt changes in the trajectory of long-established historical trends. Transcontinental networks of exchange fractured and an era of economic contraction and demograp... .... Learn More
  9. Legal Plunder: Households and Debt Collection in Late Medieval Europe

    Legal Plunder: Households and Debt Collection in Late Medieval Europe [Hardback]

    Daniel Lord Smail (Author)

    £29.95

    ISBN: 9780674737280
    Published by : Harvard University Press
    As Europe began to grow rich during the Middle Ages, its wealth materialized in the well-made clothes, linens, and wares of ordinary households. Such items were indicators of one’s station in life in a society accustomed to reading visible si... .... Learn More
  10. Childhood Disability and Social Integration in the Middle Ages:

    Childhood Disability and Social Integration in the Middle Ages:: Constructions of Impairments in Thirteenth- And Fourteenth-Century Canonization Processes [Hardback]

    Jenny Kuuliala (Author)

    £85.00

    ISBN: 9782503551852
    Published by : Brepols
    In this volume, testimonies from medieval canonization processes are (for the first time) systematically used as sources for the study of medieval attitudes and everyday life concerning physical impairments, particularly of children.
    <... .... Learn More

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