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  1. The Routledge History of Medieval Magic

    The Routledge History of Medieval Magic [Hardback]

    Sophie Page (Editor); Catherine Rider (Editor)

    Regular Price: £175.00

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    ISBN: 9781472447302
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Routledge Histories
    In recent decades scholars have paid increasingly serious attention to the issue of magic in the medieval period. Moving beyond simplistic notions of witchcraft and supernatural folklore, this Research Companion provides an up-to-date assessment a... .... Learn More
  2. Poison, Medicine, and Disease in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe

    Poison, Medicine, and Disease in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe [Hardback]

    Frederick W. Gibbs (Author)

    Regular Price: £115.00

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    ISBN: 9781472420398
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean
    This book explores how late medieval and early modern physicians (c. 1250-1600) teased out the complex relationships between poison, medicine, and disease. It argues how such discussions must revise the standard history of toxicology, which does n... .... Learn More
  3. Faversham in the Making

    Faversham in the Making: The Early Years: The Ice Ages until AD 1550 [Paperback]

    Patricia Reid (Author); Michael Frohnsdorff (Author); Duncan Harrington (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781911188353
    Published by : Windgather Press
    Well known for its later gunpowder industry and the famous Shepherd Neame brewery, Faversham’s earlier medieval history also reveals it to have been an important religious and administrative centre. The town archives possess an unusually complete ... .... Learn More
  4. 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)

    Regular Price: £115.00

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    ISBN: 9782503570198
    Published by : Brepols
    Series: Mediterranean Nexus 1100-1700
    Volume: 5
    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. Slaves entered ... .... Learn More
  5. Marco Polo's Le Devisement du Monde: Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity

    Marco Polo's Le Devisement du Monde: Narrative Voice, Language and Diversity [Paperback]

    Simon Gaunt (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781843844969
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
    Series: Gallica
    Volume: v. 31
    Le Devisement du Monde (1298), better though inaccurately known in English as Marco Polo's Travels, is one of only a handful of medieval texts that remain iconic today for European cultural history, and Marco Polo is one of only a handful of medie... .... Learn More
  6. The Wealth of England

    The Wealth of England: The medieval wool trade and its political importance 1100–1600 [Hardback]

    Susan Rose (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781785707360
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    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
  7. Fools and Idiots?: Intellectual Disability in the Middle Ages

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

    Irina Metzler (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780719096372
    Published by : Manchester University Press
    Series: Disability History
    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 law, i... .... Learn More
  8. Viewing Disability in Medieval Spanish Texts: Disgraced or Graced

    Viewing Disability in Medieval Spanish Texts: Disgraced or Graced [Hardback]

    Connie L. Scarborough (Author)

    Regular Price: £94.00

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    ISBN: 9789089648754
    Published by : Amsterdam University Press
    Series: Premodern Health, Disease, and Disability
    This book is one of the first to examine medieval Spanish canonical works for their portrayals of disability in relationship to theological teachings, legal precepts, and medical knowledge. Connie L. Scarborough shows that physical impairments wer... .... Learn More
  9. 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
  10. Sacred Trash

    Sacred Trash: The Lost and Found World of the Cairo Genizah [Paperback]

    Adina Hoffman (Author); Peter Cole (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780805212235
    Published by : Schocken Books
    Sacred Trash tells the remarkable story of the Cairo Geniza—a synagogue repository for worn-out texts that turned out to contain the most vital cache of Jewish manuscripts ever discovered. This tale of buried communal treasure weaves together u... .... Learn More

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