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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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Christian–Jewish Relations 1000–1300 Jews in the Service of Medieval Christendom

Christian–Jewish Relations 1000–1300: Jews in the Service of Medieval Christendom

2nd Edition


By Anna Sapir Abulafia
August 23, 2024

This new and revised edition of Christian–Jewish Relations 1000–1300 expands its survey of medieval Christian–Jewish relations in England, Spain, France and Germany with new material on canon law, biblical exegesis and Christian–Jewish polemics, along with an updated Further Reading section. Anna ...

Medieval Monasticism Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages

Medieval Monasticism: Forms of Religious Life in Western Europe in the Middle Ages

5th Edition

By C.H. Lawrence, Janet Burton
September 28, 2023

Medieval Monasticism traces the Western Monastic tradition from its fourth-century origins in the deserts of Egypt and Syria through the many and varied forms of religious life it assumed during the Middle Ages. It explores the relationship between monasteries and the secular world around them. For...

Edward the Black Prince A Study of Power in Medieval Europe

Edward the Black Prince: A Study of Power in Medieval Europe

2nd Edition

By David Green
August 08, 2023

This fully updated second edition uses the career of Edward the Black Prince to explore key developments in the history of late medieval Europe. The eruption of the Hundred Years War, the arrival of the Black Death, England’s first religious heresy, and major innovations in the role of parliament ...

Medieval Canon Law

Medieval Canon Law

2nd Edition

By James A. Brundage, Melodie H. Eichbauer
August 05, 2022

It is impossible to understand how the medieval church functioned and, in turn, influenced the lay world within its care without understanding "canon law". This book examines its development from its beginnings to the end of the Middle Ages, updating its findings in light of recent scholarly trends...

Leading the Way to Heaven Pastoral Care and Salvation in the Carolingian Period

Leading the Way to Heaven: Pastoral Care and Salvation in the Carolingian Period

1st Edition

By Carine van Rhijn
April 01, 2022

Starting from manuscripts compiled for local priests in the Carolingian period, this book investigates the way in which pastoral care took shape at the local levels of society. They show what illiterate lay people learned about their religion, but also what priests themselves knew. The Carolingian...

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

By 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

By Peter Jackson
March 12, 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

By John Hudson
August 10, 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

By 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

By 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

By 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

By 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 ...

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