History: Medieval History 400-1500

  • Manure Matters: Historical, Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives book cover

    Manure Matters

    Historical, Archaeological and Ethnographic Perspectives

    Edited by Richard Jones

    In pre-industrial societies, in which the majority of the population lived directly off the land, few issues were more important than the maintenance of soil fertility. Without access to biodegradable wastes from production processes or to synthetic agrochemicals, early farmers continuously…

    Paperback – 2017-05-24
    Routledge

  • Byzantium and the Other: Relations and Exchanges book cover

    Byzantium and the Other: Relations and Exchanges

    By Angeliki E. Laiou, edited by Cécile Morrisson

    Angeliki Laiou (1941-2008), one of the leading Byzantinists of her generation, broke new ground in the study of the social and economic history of the Byzantine Empire. Byzantium and the Other: Relations and Exchanges, the second of three volumes to be published posthumously in the Variorum…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Remembering Boethius: Writing Aristocratic Identity in Late Medieval French and English Literatures book cover

    Remembering Boethius

    Writing Aristocratic Identity in Late Medieval French and English Literatures

    By Elizabeth Elliott

    Remembering Boethius explores the rich intersection between the reception of Boethius and the literary construction of aristocratic identity, focusing on a body of late-medieval vernacular literature that draws on the Consolation of Philosophy to represent and reimagine contemporary experiences of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • Producing Christian Culture: Medieval Exegesis and Its Interpretative Genres book cover

    Producing Christian Culture

    Medieval Exegesis and Its Interpretative Genres

    Edited by Giles E. M. Gasper, Francis Watson, Matthew R. Crawford

    Producing Christian Culture takes as its thread the 'interpretative genres' within which medieval people engaged with the Bible. Contributors to the volume present specific material as a case study illustrative of a specific genre, whether devotional, homiletical, scholarly, or controversial. The…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • Cyprus between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (ca. 600–800): An Island in Transition book cover

    Cyprus between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (ca. 600–800)

    An Island in Transition

    By Luca Zavagno

    Research on early medieval Cyprus has focused on the late antique "golden age" (late fourth/early fifth to seventh century) and the so-called Byzantine "Reconquista" (post-AD 965) while overlooking the intervening period. This phase was characterized, supposedly, by the division of the political…

    Hardback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Birmingham Byzantine and Ottoman Studies

  • English Poets in the Late Middle Ages: Chaucer, Langland and Others book cover

    English Poets in the Late Middle Ages

    Chaucer, Langland and Others

    By John A. Burrow

    This volume brings together a selection of lectures and essays in which J.A. Burrow discusses the work of English poets of the late fourteenth and early fifteenth centuries: Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and Hoccleve, as well as the anonymous authors of Pearl, Saint Erkenwald, and a pair of metrical…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Power and Its Problems in Carolingian Europe book cover

    Power and Its Problems in Carolingian Europe

    By Stuart Airlie

    A key theme in this collection of thirteen essays is the creative tension between the Carolingian dynasty and its aristocratic followers across 250 years. The first section explores the rising dynasty's attempts to consolidate its power through war and rewards. The second section focuses on the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Historical Memory and Clerical Activity in Medieval Spain and Portugal book cover

    Historical Memory and Clerical Activity in Medieval Spain and Portugal

    By Peter Linehan

    This fourth Variorum collection of articles by Peter Linehan comprises items largely from the past decade. The studies represent further investigation of themes broached in earlier works, in particular the latest report on the movements of Cardinal John of Abbeville, and the related subjects of…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • The Almohad Revolution: Politics and Religion in the Islamic West during the Twelfth-Thirteenth Centuries book cover

    The Almohad Revolution

    Politics and Religion in the Islamic West during the Twelfth-Thirteenth Centuries

    By Maribel Fierro

    The studies in this collection comprise a series of explorations into the revolutionary character of the Almohad movement in medieval North Africa and Spain and how it was expressed, including through compelling visual and auditory means. Almohad silver coins were minted square instead of round,…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge
    Variorum Collected Studies

  • Shipping, Trade and Crusade in the Medieval Mediterranean: Studies in Honour of John Pryor book cover

    Shipping, Trade and Crusade in the Medieval Mediterranean

    Studies in Honour of John Pryor

    By Ruthy Gertwagen

    Edited by Elizabeth Jeffreys

    The cutting-edge papers in this collection reflect the wide areas to which John Pryor has made significant contributions in the course of his scholarly career. They are written by some of the world's most distinguished practitioners in the fields of Crusading history and the maritime history of the…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • The Hypotyposis of the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis, Constantinople (11th–12th Centuries): Introduction, Translation and Commentary book cover

    The Hypotyposis of the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis, Constantinople (11th–12th Centuries)

    Introduction, Translation and Commentary

    By R. H. Jordan, Rosemary Morris

    This book forms part of the Evergetis Project which aims to investigate all surviving texts associated with the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis founded in 1049 near Constantinople. A book-length introduction sets out the historical significance of the house for the development of Byzantine…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

  • Gonzalo de Berceo and the Latin Miracles of the Virgin: A Translation and a Study book cover

    Gonzalo de Berceo and the Latin Miracles of the Virgin

    A Translation and a Study

    By Robert Boenig

    Edited by Patricia Timmons

    In Gonzalo de Berceo and the Latin Miracles of the Virgin, Patricia Timmons and Robert Boenig present the first English translation of a twelfth-century Latin collection of miracles that Berceo, the first named poet in the Spanish language, used as a source for his thirteenth-century Spanish…

    Paperback – 2017-05-22
    Routledge

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