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Routledge Library Editions: The Medieval World


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The volumes in this set, originally published between 1938 and 1994, draw together research by leading academics in the area of medieval history and medieval literature, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines medieval history from the early Middle Ages, right up until the Reformation, as well as the effect of the medieval period on later cultures, such as the Victorians. This collection draws together books on the monarchy, medieval philosophy, religion, art, music, psychology and architecture as well as volumes on medieval archeology. The collection also brings together key volumes on medieval literature of the period, with formative works examining medieval religious literature, medieval legends and oral tradition. The collection also includes titles examining specific poems from the period such as Piers Plowman, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight and The Pearl, as well as volumes on influential writers of the period such as Jean Froissant, John Lydgate and Margery Kempe. This collection brings back into print a collection of insightful and detailed books on the diverse medieval period and will be a must have resource for academics and students, not only of history and literature, but of anthropology, music, psychology and religion.

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Origins of English Feudalism

Origins of English Feudalism

1st Edition

Forthcoming

R. Allen Brown
December 31, 2020

Originally published in 1973, Origins of English Feudalism suggests that English feudalism has, for a long time, been the most controversial and thereby the most highly technical aspect of English medieval history. The book contains relevant sources that will be of use to readers and will allow ...

English Justice Between the Norman Conquest and the Great Charter, 1066-1215

English Justice: Between the Norman Conquest and the Great Charter, 1066-1215

1st Edition

Doris M. Stenton
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1965, English Justice between the Norman Conquest and the Great Charter discusses the history of English justice in the period of the Norman Conquest, of the Angevin achievements, and of the contrasting reigns of Richard I and John. This book looks at this period in light of...

Literature and Law in the Middle Ages A Bibliography of Scholarship

Literature and Law in the Middle Ages: A Bibliography of Scholarship

1st Edition

John A. Alford, Dennis P. Seniff
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1984, Literature and Law in the Middle Ages is a comprehensive bibliography on the subject of literature and law in the Middle Ages. The collection was composed with the notion that early society regarded literature, law and religion from the same single point of view. It ...

The Medieval Charlemagne Legend An Annotated Bibliography

The Medieval Charlemagne Legend: An Annotated Bibliography

1st Edition

Susan E. Farrier
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1993, The Medieval Charlemagne Legend is a selective bibliography for the literary scholar, of historical and literary material relating to Charlemagne. The book provides a chronological listing of sources on the legend and man is split into three distinct sections, covering...

A History of Early Medieval Europe From 476-911

A History of Early Medieval Europe: From 476-911

1st Edition

Margaret Deanesly
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1956, A History of Early Medieval Europe traces the changes that took place in Europe between the fifth and tenth centuries, a time of social and political upheaval, when the organization of the Roman Empire, with its single emperor, army and civil service, was replaced by ...

A History of Europe 911-1198

A History of Europe 911-1198

1st Edition

Z.N. Brooke
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1938, A History of Europe 911-1198 is a comprehensive and scholarly history of Europe from the revival of the Empire under the German kings to the great religious and political conflicts of the late twelfth century. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of ...

A Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

A Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

1st Edition

J A Burrow
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1965, A Reading of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is an interpretation of the most important poem in Middle English literature, the only fourteenth century work which can stand beside Chaucer. The book examines the poem’s conventions and purposes in a critical analysis and ...

Alliterative Poetry of the Later Middle Ages An Anthology

Alliterative Poetry of the Later Middle Ages: An Anthology

1st Edition

Thorlac Turville-Petre
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1989, Alliterative Poetry of the Later Middle Ages is an anthology of texts looking at the tradition of alliterative poetry in medieval English literature. The book presents lesser known alliterative Middle English poems, which are unmodernised and include explanatory ...

Animals in Art and Thought To the End of the Middle Ages

Animals in Art and Thought: To the End of the Middle Ages

1st Edition

Francis Klingender, Evelyn Antal, John P Harthan
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1971, Animals in Art and Thought discusses the ways in which animals have been used by man in art and literature. The book looks at how they have been used to symbolise religious, social and political beliefs, as well as their pragmatic use by hunters, sportsmen, and farmers...

Early Middle English Literature

Early Middle English Literature

1st Edition

R. M. Wilson
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1939, Early Middle English Literature is a comprehensive overview of various aspects of early Middle English literature. The book examines authorship and provenance and the effect this had upon the literature of the period. This text examines literature from the period of ...

English Mediaeval Pilgrimage

English Mediaeval Pilgrimage

1st Edition

D. J. Hall
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1965, English Medieval Pilgrimage provides a detailed overview of the history of pilgrimage during the medieval period. The book looks at how the process of pilgrimage was more than a religious exercise, acting as a custom, a means of escape and a form of entertainment, as ...

Exploring Castles

Exploring Castles

1st Edition

W. Douglas Simpson
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1957, Exploring Castles examines the 'classic' castle story. The book traces the origins of castles across England and Scotland, from the early Norman Castles, to Edwardian, all the way up to the ‘modern’ castles. The book case studies on individual castles, such as ...

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