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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. 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)

    £95.00

    ISBN: 9781472420398
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Medicine in the Medieval Mediterranean
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    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. Minding Animals in the Old and New Worlds: A Cognitive Historical Analysis

    Minding Animals in the Old and New Worlds: A Cognitive Historical Analysis [Hardback]

    Steven Wagschal (Author)

    £51.99

    ISBN: 9781487503321
    Published by : University of Toronto Press
    Series: Toronto Iberic
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    Minding Animals in the Old and New Worlds employs current research in cognitive science and the philosophy of animal cognition to explore how humans have understood non-human animals in the Iberian world, from the Middle Ages through the Early Mod... .... Learn More
  4. After the Black Death: Plague and Commemoration Among Iberian Jews

    After the Black Death: Plague and Commemoration Among Iberian Jews [Hardback]

    Susan L. Einbinder (Author)

    £56.00

    ISBN: 9780812250312
    Published by : University of Pennsylvania Press
    Series: The Middle Ages Series
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    The Black Death of 1348-50 devastated Europe. With mortality estimates ranging from thirty to sixty percent of the population, it was arguably the most singular event of the fourteenth century. Nonetheless, its force varied across the continent, a... .... Learn More
  5. Medieval and Early Modern Murder

    Medieval and Early Modern Murder [Hardback]

    Larissa Tracy (Editor)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9781783273119
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
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    Murder - the perpetrators, victims, methods and motives - has been the subject of law, literature, chronicles and religion, crossing genres and disciplines and employing multiples modes of expression and interpretation. Often, it is the extraordin... .... Learn More
  6. Faversham in the Making

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

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

    Regular Price: £25.99

    Special Price: £19.50

    ISBN: 9781911188353
    Published by : Windgather Press
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    Well known for its later gunpowder industry and the famous Sheherd 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 s... .... Learn More
  7. Participatory Reading in Late-Medieval England

    Participatory Reading in Late-Medieval England [Hardback]

    Heather Blatt (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9781526117991
    Published by : Manchester University Press
    Series: Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture
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    This book traces affinities between digital and medieval media, exploring how reading functioned as a nexus for concerns about increasing literacy, audiences' agency, literary culture and media formats from the late fourteenth to the early sixteen... .... Learn More
  8. Visions of Kinship in Medieval Europe

    Visions of Kinship in Medieval Europe [Hardback]

    Hans Hummer (Author)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9780198797609
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Series: Oxford Studies in Medieval European History
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    What meaning did human kinship possess in a world regulated by Biblical time, committed to the primacy of spiritual relationships, and bound by the sinews of divine love? In the process of exploring this question, Hans Hummer offers a searching re... .... Learn More
  9. 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)

    £115.00

    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.  Slave... .... Learn More
  10. 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)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781843844969
    Published by : Boydell & Brewer
    Series: Gallica
    Volume: v. 31
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    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

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