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The Medieval World


About the Series

The Medieval World series covers post Roman and medieval societies and major figures in Europe and the Mediterranean, including western, central and eastern Europe as well as North Africa, the Middle East, and Byzantium. Books in the series cover a broad spectrum of subjects. These range from general topics, such as rural and urban economies, religion and religious institutions, rulership, law, conflict and power, gender and sexuality, and material culture, to biographies and interpretations of major figures, from kings, emperors and popes to saints and theologians.

Books in the Medieval World Series are intended to be an introduction to the authors’ specialist subjects and a gateway into the state of the art and current debates in those subjects – the book they would like their students to read before they take advanced undergraduate or graduate level seminars, and that scholars and students in other fields, both inside and outside of medieval history, would resort to first to learn about current work on these subjects.

At the same time, books in the series should be original scholarly monographs that contribute to their authors’ specific fields of interest. They should not only present the state of the art and introduce readers to current debates; they should express the authors’ ideas and develop them into innovative arguments that will contribute to and influence those debates.

The books should range in length between 100,000-and 140,000 words (including notes and other reference material). They may also contain a small number of images, provided that those images are discussed in the text.

If you are interested in writing for the series please contact:

Warren Brown, [email protected] and Piotr Górecki, [email protected]

Series Editors, The Medieval World

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The Fourth Crusade Event and Context

The Fourth Crusade Event and Context

1st Edition

Michael J Angold
November 13, 2003

The Fourth Crusade (1202-4) was one of the key events in medieval historyThe fall of Constantinople to the Venetians and the soldiers of the fourth crusade in April 1204 was its climax. It ensured that Byzantium’s days as a great power were over. It equally ensured that westerners would dominate ...

Abbot Suger of St-Denis Church and State in Early Twelfth-Century France

Abbot Suger of St-Denis Church and State in Early Twelfth-Century France

1st Edition

Lindy Grant, David Bates
May 14, 1998

Based on a fresh reading of primary sources, Lindy Grant's comprehensive biography of Abbot Suger (1081-1151) provides a reassessment of a key figure of the twelfth century. Active in secular and religious affairs alike - Suger was Regent of France and also abbot of one of the most important abbeys...

The Mongols and the West 1221-1410

The Mongols and the West 1221-1410

2nd Edition

Peter Jackson
March 16, 2018

The Mongols and the West provides a comprehensive survey of relations between the Catholic West and the Mongol Empire from the first appearance of Chinggis (Genghis) Khan’s armies on Europe’s horizons in 1221 to the battle of Tannenberg in 1410. This book has been designed to provide a synthesis of...

The Formation of the English Common Law Law and Society in England from King Alfred to Magna Carta

The Formation of the English Common Law Law and Society in England from King Alfred to Magna Carta

2nd Edition

John Hudson
August 08, 2017

The Formation of English Common Law provides a comprehensive overview of the development of early English law, one of the classic subjects of medieval history. This much expanded second edition spans the centuries from King Alfred to Magna Carta, abandoning the traditional but restrictive break at ...

The English Church, 940-1154

The English Church, 940-1154

1st Edition

H.R. Loyn
May 16, 2000

This book discusses the development of the English Church during a rich and turbulent two centuries of European history. It provides a comprehensive survey covering the late Anglo-Saxon period through the Norman Conquest and right across the Anglo-Norman period. Professor Loyn addresses major ...

Charles I of Anjou Power, Kingship and State-Making in Thirteenth-Century Europe

Charles I of Anjou Power, Kingship and State-Making in Thirteenth-Century Europe

1st Edition

Jean Dunbabin
January 22, 1998

Charles I of Anjou (1225-85), brother of St Louis, was one of the most controversial figures of thirteenth-century Europe. A royal adventurer, who carved out a huge Mediterranean power block, as ruler of Provence, Jerusalem and the kingdom of Naples as well as Anjou, he changed for good the ...

The Devil's World Heresy and Society 1100-1300

The Devil's World Heresy and Society 1100-1300

1st Edition

Andrew Roach
August 03, 2005

Exploring the relationship of heresy, dissent and society in the 12th and 13th Centuries,The Devil’s World shows how people made conscious choices between heresy and orthodoxy in the middle ages and were not afraid to exert their power as ‘consumers’ of religion. The book gives an account of all ...

Ambrose Church and Society in the Late Roman World

Ambrose Church and Society in the Late Roman World

1st Edition

John Moorhead
June 30, 1999

An account, and assessment, of the career of St Ambrose (339-397), from 374 bishop of Milan and one of the four Doctors of the Christian Church (with Sts. Jerome, Augustine and Gregory the Great). A key figure in the transition of the later Roman Empire into its medieval successor, Western ...

The Age of Charles Martel

The Age of Charles Martel

1st Edition

Paul Fouracre
June 07, 2000

First glorified as the Saviour of Christendom and then vilified as an enemy of the Church, Charles Martel's career has been written and rewritten from the time of his descendents. This important new study draws on strictly contemporary sources to assess his real achievements and offers new insights...

The Welsh Princes The Native Rulers of Wales 1063-1283

The Welsh Princes The Native Rulers of Wales 1063-1283

1st Edition

Roger K Turvey
July 03, 2002

The Welsh princes were one of the most important ruling elites in medieval western Europe. This volume examines their behaviour, influence and power in a period when the Welsh were struggling to maintain their independence and identity in the face of Anglo-Norman settlement. From the ...

Charles The Bald

Charles The Bald

1st Edition

Janet L. Nelson
March 23, 1992

This important and long-awaited study is the first full-scale biography of Charlemagne's grandson, King of the West Franks from 843 to 877, and Emperor from 875. Posterity has not been kind to Charles or his age, seeing him as a fatally weak ruler in decadent times, threatened by Viking invaders ...

Margery Kempe and her world

Margery Kempe and her world

1st Edition

A.E. Goodman
July 25, 2002

Daughter of a mayor of King's Lynn, wife of a burgess there and mother of fourteen children, Margery Kempe (c. 1373-post 1438) was also a religious mystic and hysteric, who dictated her 'autobiography' to a scribe at the end of her life. In this history of her life, Anthony Goodman examines "...

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