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  1. Inventing the Berbers
    Inventing the Berbers examines the emergence of the Berbers as a distinct category in early Arabic texts and probes the ways in which later Arabic sources, shaped by contemporary events, imagined the Berbers as a people and the... Learn More
    Published: 18th June 2019
    Hardback | £66.00
  2. The Two Powers
    Covering decades that included the last major crusades, the birth of the Inquisition, and the unexpected invasion of the Mongols, The Two Powers shows how Popes Gregory and Innocent's battles with Emperor Frederick shaped the... Learn More
    Published: 28th May 2019
    Hardback | £70.00
  3. Colonial Justice and the Jews of Venetian Crete
    Rena N. Lauer shows how Crete's Jews turned not only to their own religious courts but also to the secular Venetian judicial system to address matters as prosaic as taxation and as dramatic as murder. In the process, Lauer contends,... Learn More
    Published: 5th April 2019
    Hardback | £58.00
  4. Marie of France
    In this engaging biography, Theodore Evergates offers a rounded view of Countess Marie of France as both a cultural patron and a successful ruler of Champagne, one of the wealthiest and most vibrant principalities in medieval... Learn More
    Published: 7th December 2018
    Hardback | £58.00
  5. Preachers, Partisans, and Rebellious Religion
    Hardback | £70.00
  6. Law and the Imagination in Medieval Wales
    Law and the Imagination in Medieval Wales explores the idea of law as a form of political fiction: a body of literature that blurs the lines generally drawn between the legal and literary genres.... Learn More
    Published: 21st September 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
  7. After the Black Death
    In After the Black Death, Susan L. Einbinder uncovers Jewish responses to plague and violence in fourteenth-century Provence and Iberia, discovering a fundamental continuity in Jewish worldview and means of expression.... Learn More
    Published: 8th June 2018
    Hardback | £58.00
  8. The White Nuns
    The White Nuns considers Cistercian women and the women who were their patrons in a clear-eyed reading of narrative texts and administrative records. In rejecting long-accepted misogynies and misreadings, Constance Hoffman Berman... Learn More
    Published: 24th April 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
  9. How the Anglo-Saxons Read Their Poems

    How the Anglo-Saxons Read Their Poems

    By Daniel Donoghue

    Series The Middle Ages Series

    University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

    Daniel Donoghue shows how the earliest readers of Old English poems deployed a unique set of skills that enabled them to navigate a daunting task with apparent ease.... Learn More
    Published: 22nd March 2018
    Hardback | £58.00
  10. City of Saints
    City of Saints explores how Byzantine Rome naturalized saints from throughout the Mediterranean world to build a new sacred topography. As a result, an exhausted city with a limited Christian presence metamorphosed into the spiritual... Learn More
    Published: 13th March 2018
    Hardback | £45.00
  11. Nuns' Priests' Tales
    Nuns' Priests Tales explores the spiritual ideas that motivated priestly service to nuns across Europe and throughout the medieval period, revealing the central role that women played in male spiritual life, and thus moving beyond... Learn More
    Published: 20th February 2018
    Hardback | £58.00
  12. New Legends of England
    New Legends of England examines a previously unrecognized phenomenon of fifteenth-century English literary culture: the proliferation of vernacular Lives of British, Anglo-Saxon, and other native saints. Catherine Sanok argues... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2018
    Hardback | £54.00
  13. To Live Like a Moor
    To Live Like a Moor traces the many shifts in Christian perceptions of Islam-associated ways of life which took place across the centuries between early Reconquista efforts of the eleventh century and the final expulsions of Spain's... Learn More
    Published: 5th January 2018
    Hardback | £45.00
  14. Conduct Becoming
    Glenn D. Burger argues that, over the course of the long fourteenth century, the "invention" of the good wife in discourses of sacramental marriage, private devotion, and personal conduct reconfigures how female embodiment is... Learn More
    Published: 29th September 2017
    Hardback | £54.00
  15. Ruling the Spirit
    In Ruling the Spirit, Claire Taylor Jones revises the narrative of women's involvement in the German Dominican order, arguing that Dominican women did not lose their piety and literacy in the fifteenth century as is commonly believed,... Learn More
    Published: 28th September 2017
    Hardback | £50.00
  16. Mother and Sons, Inc.
    In the late 1320s, Martha de Cabanis was widowed with three young sons. Mothers and Sons, Inc. shows how the widow Martha maneuvered within the legal constraints of her social, economic, and personal status and illuminates the... Learn More
    Published: 20th September 2017
    Hardback | £54.00
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