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  1. Knights

    Knights: Chivalry and Violence [Paperback]

    John Sadler and Rosie Serdiville

    £7.99

    ISBN: 9781612005171
    Published by : Casemate UK
    Series: Casemate Short History
    Originally warriors mounted on horseback, knights became associated with the concept of chivalry as it was popularised in medieval European literature. Knights were expected to fight bravely and honourably and be loyal to their lord until death if... .... Learn More
  2. Women in the Medieval Common Law c.1170-1500

    Women in the Medieval Common Law c.1170-1500 [Hardback]

    Gwen Seabourne (Author)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9781472439802
    Published by : Routledge
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    Examining the medieval English common law's ideas about and treatment of women, this book tackles the key issues of what legal sources can tell us about the view of women held by lawyers and legislators, and what light this can shed on understandi... .... Learn More
  3. Crime and Forgiveness: Christianizing Execution in Medieval Europe

    Crime and Forgiveness: Christianizing Execution in Medieval Europe [Hardback]

    Adriano Prosperi (Author)

    £28.95

    ISBN: 9780674659841
    Published by : Harvard University Press
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    A provocative analysis of how Christianity helped legitimize the death penalty in early modern Europe, then throughout the Christian world, by turning execution into a great cathartic public ritual and the condemned into a Christ-like figure who a... .... Learn More
  4. Victory's Shadow: Conquest and Governance in Medieval Catalonia

    Victory's Shadow: Conquest and Governance in Medieval Catalonia [Hardback]

    Thomas W. Barton (Author)

    £41.00

    ISBN: 9781501736162
    Published by : Cornell University Press
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    At the beginning of the eleventh century, Catalonia was a patchwork of counties, viscounties, and lordships that bordered Islamic al-Andalus to the south. Over the next two centuries, the region underwent a dramatic transformation. The counts of B... .... Learn More
  5. Courting Sanctity: Holy Women and the Capetians

    Courting Sanctity: Holy Women and the Capetians [Hardback]

    Sean L. Field (Author)

    £33.00

    ISBN: 9781501736193
    Published by : Cornell University Press
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    The rise of the Capetian dynasty across the long thirteenth century, which rested in part on the family's perceived sanctity, is a story most often told through the actions of male figures, from Louis IX's metamorphosis into "Saint Louis" to Phili... .... Learn More
  6. Rivalrous Masculinities: New Directions in Medieval Gender Studies

    Rivalrous Masculinities: New Directions in Medieval Gender Studies [Hardback]

    Ann Marie Rasmussen (Editor)

    £65.95

    ISBN: 9780268105570
    Published by : University of Notre Dame Press
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    Bringing together the work of both leading and emerging scholars in the field of medieval gender studies, the essays in Rivalrous Masculinities advance our understanding of medieval masculinity as a pluralized category and as an intersectional cat... .... Learn More
  7. Urban Bodies: Communal Health in Late Medieval English Towns and Cities

    Urban Bodies: Communal Health in Late Medieval English Towns and Cities [Paperback]

    Carole Rawcliffe (Author)

    £19.99

    ISBN: 9781783273812
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
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    Carole Rawcliffe continues with her mission to clean up the Middle Ages. In earlier work she has already given us scholarly yet sympathetic portrayals of English medicine, hospitals, and welfare for lepers. Now she widens her scope to public healt... .... Learn More
  8. The Routledge History of Medieval Magic

    The Routledge History of Medieval Magic [Hardback]

    Sophie Page (Editor); Catherine Rider (Editor)

    £175.00

    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
  9. Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300

    Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300 [Hardback]

    Elisabeth van Houts (Author)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9780198798897
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Series: Oxford Studies in Medieval European History
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    Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300 contains an analysis of the experience of married life by men and women in Christian medieval Europe, c. 900-1300. The study focusses on the social and emotional life of the married couple rather than on t... .... Learn More
  10. Petitions and Strategies of Persuasion in the Middle Ages: The English Crown and the Church, c.1200-c.1550

    Petitions and Strategies of Persuasion in the Middle Ages: The English Crown and the Church, c.1200-c.1550 [Hardback]

    Thomas W. Smith (Editor); Helen Killick (Editor)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9781903153833
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
    Late medieval petitions, providing unique insights into medieval social and legal history, have attracted increasing scholarly attention in recent years. This wide-ranging collection brings two approaches into dialogue with each other: the study o... .... Learn More

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