Medieval Books

Hundreds of medieval books are published each year in the field of medieval studies. Here, we hope to detail as many as possible, and in these pages we provide information on including the publisher’s description, selections from the book, and any available book reviews.

Featured Medieval Books

Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

Building the Medieval World

Holy Warriors: A Modern History of the Crusades

The Odyssey of Ibn Battuta: Uncommon Tales of a Medieval Adventurer

The Lady Queen: The Notorious Reign of Joanna I

The Maps of Matthew Paris: Medieval Journeys through Space, Time and Liturgy

Landscape with Two Saints: How Genovefa of Paris and Brigit of Kildare Built Christianity in Barbarian Europe

Viking Age Archaeology

Conquest: The English Kingdom of France 1417-1450

Edward IV and the Wars of the Roses




News about Medieval Books

Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages now published after 12-year project

The Convert’s Tale: A new study assesses the 12th-century memoir attributed to ‘Herman the former Jew’

The Likeness of the King: A Prehistory of Portraiture in Late Medieval France wins award

God’s Philosophers: How the medieval world laid the foundations of modern science

John van Engen wins Grundler Prize

The Medieval Churches of the City of Norwich

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton wins 2010 Haskins Gold Medal

Disseminal Chaucer wins award

Jonathan Ray wins John Nicholas Brown Prize for The Sephardic Frontier

New Book Suggests Paradigm Shift in Understanding of Ancient and Medieval Political Theory

The Northern World, AD 900-1400 – new book examines the arctic region in the Middle Ages

Macbeth: A True Story, by Fiona Watson

Book reproduces famous documents from the Vatican Secret Archives

‘A Companion to Bede’ culmination of a historian’s work

Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World

Exeter Cathedral: The First Thousand Years, 400 to 1550

Carmelite Liturgy and Spiritual Identity: The Choir Books of Kraków

More Books

Renaissance Florence on Five Florins a Day

Licoricia of Winchester: Marriage, Motherhood and Murder in the Medieval Anglo-Jewish Community

Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th–13th Centuries

A Companion to Clare of Assisi: Life, Writings, and Spirituality

The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History: How Genghis Khan’s Mongols Almost Conquered the World

The Water Supply of Byzantine Constantinople

An Anthology of Ismaili Literature – A Shi’i Vision of Islam

Patrons and painters on Cyprus : the frescoes in the Royal Chapel at Pyrga

Hofstaðir: Excavations of a Viking Age Feasting Hall in North-Eastern Iceland

The Nature of Natural Philosophy in the Late Middle Ages

The Claims of Poverty: Literature, Culture, and Ideology in Late Medieval England

Sport and Culture in Early Modern Europe

Vengeance in the Middle Ages: Emotion, Religion and Feud

The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman

Misconceptions About the Middle Ages

Monstrous Fishes and the Mead-Dark Sea: Whaling in the Medieval North Atlantic

The Man Who Believed He Was King of France: A True Medieval Tale

The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire

Fish and Fishermen In English Medieval Church Wall Paintings

The Invention of the Jewish People

Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization

Mediaeval Colchester’s Lost Landmarks

Cità Excelentissima: Selections from the Renaissance Diary of Marin Sanudo

The Written World: Past and Place in the Work of Orderic Vitalis

Muhammad Is Not the Father of Any of Your Men: The Making of the Last Prophet

The Visigoths in History and Legend

Hildegard of Bingen and her Gospel Homilies: Speaking New Mysteries

Shakespeare and the Middle Ages

Medieval Dublin IX

Great Houses, Moats and Mills on the South Bank of the Thames: Medieval and Tudor Southwark and Rotherhithe

Anchoritic Traditions of Medieval Europe

The North Atlantic Frontier of Medieval Europe

Absolutism in Renaissance Milan: Plenitude of Power under the Visconti and the Sforza 1329-1535

Communities and Crisis: Bologna during the Black Death

Vengeance in the Middle Ages: Emotion, Religion and Feud

Blood Cries Afar: The Forgotten Invasion on England 1216

The Viking Age: Ireland and the West

The Foundations of Gentry Life

The Social Structure of the First Crusade

The Chronicle of the Czechs by Cosmas of Prague

Enemies and Familiars: Slavery and Mastery in Fifteenth-Century Valencia

The Medieval Cook

Emotion and Devotion: The Meaning of Mary in Medieval Religious Cultures

The Serf, the Knight, and the Historian

The Archaeology of Medieval Europe

Students of the Bible in 4th and 5th Century Syria

The Vikings in the Isle of Man

Medieval Art and Architecture after the Middle Ages

Reconstructing the Middle Ages: Gaston Paris and the Development of Nineteenth-century Medievalism

Widows in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Britain

Anchoress and Abbess in Ninth-Century Saxony

The Medieval Prison: A Social History

The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century

Delizia! The Epic History of the Italians and Their Food

Three Kingdoms and Chinese Culture

The Crusades and the Christian World of the East: Rough Tolerance

Crusaders and Crusading in the Twelfth Century

Crusaders and Settlers in the Latin East

Monasteries and Society in the British Isles in the Later Middle Ages

Readers, Texts and Compilers in the Earlier Middle Ages

The Chronicle of Ibn al-Athir for the Crusading Period from al-Kamil fi’l-Ta’rikh

Image Making in Byzantium, Sasanian Persia and the Early Muslim World

Sanctity in the North: Saints, Lives, and Cults in Medieval Scandinavia

Wu Zhao: China’s Only Woman Emperor

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