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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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The High Middle Ages 1200-1550

The High Middle Ages: 1200-1550

1st Edition

Trevor Rowley
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1986, The High Middle Ages begins in the late twelfth century and ends, not with the arrival of the Tudor monarchs in 1485, but with the destruction of the wealth and power of the Church in the 1530s. The book looks at how the passing of the monasteries marked the transition...

The Image of the Middle Ages in Romantic and Victorian Literature

The Image of the Middle Ages in Romantic and Victorian Literature

1st Edition

Kevin L. Morris
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1984, The Image of the Middle Ages in Romantic and Victorian Literature looks at the impact of medievalism in the 18th and 19th centuries and the importance of post-Enlightenment literary religious medievalism. The book suggests that religious medievalism was not a ...

The Later Middle Ages

The Later Middle Ages

1st Edition

Stephen Medcalf, Nicola Coldstream, Marjorie Reeves, David R Starkey
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1981, The Later Middle Ages bridges the gap between modern and medieval language and literature, by introducing the social and intellectual milieu in which writers like Chaucer, Malory and Margery Kempe lived. It provides a unified and coherent account of the culture of late...

The Law Courts of Medieval England

The Law Courts of Medieval England

1st Edition

A. Harding
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1973 The Law Courts of Medieval England looks at law courts as the most developed institutions existing in the medieval times. Communities crystallized upon them and the governments worked through them. This book describes the scope and procedures of the different courts, ...

The Long-Haired Kings And Other Studies in Frankish History

The Long-Haired Kings: And Other Studies in Frankish History

1st Edition

J.M. Wallace-Hadrill
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1962, The Long-Haired Kings is split into two parts. The first is concerned with the history of France in the period of gestation, between the end of Roman imperial room in Gaul, and the emergence of medieval France in the tenth century. It is principally concerned with the ...

The Lost Literature of Medieval England

The Lost Literature of Medieval England

1st Edition

R. M. Wilson
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1952 The Lost Literature of Medieval England provides an account of lost masterpieces of medieval English literature. The book examines the evidence for their existence and pieces together a fuller understanding of the literary traditions of the period. In more specific ...

The Medieval Consolation of Philosophy An Annotated Bibliography

The Medieval Consolation of Philosophy: An Annotated Bibliography

1st Edition

Noel Harold Kaylor, Jr.
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1992 The Medieval Consolation of Philosophy is an annotated bibliography looking at the scholarship generated by the translations of the works of Boethius. The book looks at translations which were produced in medieval England, France, and Germany and addresses the influence...

The Medieval Foundations of England

The Medieval Foundations of England

1st Edition

G.O. Sayles
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1948, The Medieval Foundations of England is a chronological framework of the history of ideas and action during the medieval period. The book discusses the fundamental problems of medieval life in England, examining the agricultural foundation of England, the impact of the ...

The Medieval World of Nature A Book of Essays

The Medieval World of Nature: A Book of Essays

1st Edition

Joyce E. Salisbury
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1993, The Medieval World of Nature looks at how the natural world was viewed by medieval society. The book presents the argument that the pragmatic medieval view of the natural world of animals and plants, existed simply to serve medieval society. It discusses the medieval ...

The Middle English Mystics

The Middle English Mystics

1st Edition

Wolfgang Riehle
July 10, 2019

Originally published as an English translation in 1981, The Middle English Mystics is a crucial contribution to the study of the literature of English mysticism. This book surveys and analyses the language of metaphor in the writings of such mystics as Richard Rolle, Walter Hilton, Julian of ...

The Norman Heritage 1055-1200

The Norman Heritage: 1055-1200

1st Edition

Trevor Rowley
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1983, The Norman Heritage looks at the Norman Conquest as a turning point in English history. The book argues that not only was this the last time that England was successfully invaded, but it followed a complete change in the ruling dynasty, the introduction of military ...

The Origins of Open Field Agriculture

The Origins of Open Field Agriculture

1st Edition

Trevor Rowley
July 10, 2019

Originally published in 1981, The Origins of Open Field Agriculture looks at the problems connected with open field agriculture – the origins of strip cultivation, the three-field system, the adaptation of ‘Celtic’ fields, and the development of ploughing techniques. The book looks at the ...

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