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  • Crusading and Masculinities

    Edited by Natasha Hodgson, Katherine Lewis, Matthew Mesley

    The purpose of the volume is to further the work of existing studies which have established the importance of gender as a tool of analysis for understanding the Crusades. The book contains essays by established scholars and early career researchers and takes a variety of conceptual and…

    Hardback – 2018-10-01 
    Crusades - Subsidia

  • Celibate and Childless Men in Power

    Ruling Eunuchs and Bishops in the Pre-Modern World

    Edited by Almut Höfert, Matthew Mesley, Serena Tolino

    This book explores a striking common feature of pre-modern ruling systems on a global scale: the participation of childless and celibate men as integral parts of the elites. In bringing court eunuchs and bishops together, this collection shows that the integration of men who were normatively or…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15

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