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Book Reviews: Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James / Four Ghost Stories

Medieval historians know M.R. James primarily as the compiler of many catalogues of Cambridge manuscripts and as the translator of New Testament apocrypha, but he was also the author of several collections of ghost stories

For the want of Emma: What if the Vikings had won the Battle of Stamford Bridge?

If you could alter history, change one subtle event, what would you pick? For a Viking fan, the answer might be as simple as it is iconic.

New Medieval Books: From the Monastery to the Sea

Five books about the medieval world for your consideration.

New Medieval Books: From Carolingians to Japanese tales

Five recently published works, including two translations of medieval texts, and one book you can download for free.

New Medieval Books: From Dante to Eleanor

Five of the latest books about the Middle Ages that you might want on your bookshelf.

New Medieval Books: From Crusaders to Devils

Our latest collection of new books about the Middle Ages…

“As pounded gaping metal”: Translating Saint Aldhelm’s Aenigmata

Perhaps the greatest pleasure of translating the Aenigmata came from the fact that doing the work well required a scavenger hunt through Anglo-Saxon life—from history to medicine to food and many other arcane topics.

Book Review: Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders

Beyond its incredible, stunning pictures, Medieval Monsters: Terrors, Aliens, Wonders by Sherry C.M. Lindquist and Asa Simon Mittman, explores the medieval love of monsters in all their glory and complexity in a book that transcends its purpose as an accompaniment to an exhibit – it’s a book in which to lose yourself in your love of medieval manuscripts.

Glass Island, by Gareth Griffith

Read an excerpt from Glass Island, a debut novel by Gareth Griffith, set in 6th century Britain.

New Medieval Books: People, Towns, Nations, and … Murder

Five books that might belong on your bookshelf…

The Middle Ages well-represented in The Cambridge History of Ireland

Cambridge University Press has come out with its major new survey of Irish history. Known as The Cambridge History of Ireland, this four-volume work tracks the island from the year 600 AD to the present-day.

Medieval Book Review Round-Up

Here’s a round-up of new books that have landed on my desk that I thought are definitely worth checking out.

Interview with Nancy Goldstone, Author of Daughters of the Winter Queen

Read on to find out more about the book, amazing women in history, and Elizabeth’s connection to the royal wedding.

New Medieval Books: Suger and Blood

Looking for something medieval to read? Here are five new books about the Middle Ages to check out…

Reading Recommendations for a Marvellous Medieval Summer

In preparation for summer reading, Natalie Anderson shares some of her favourite works of medieval historical fiction.

Medieval Bodies: Life, Death and Art in the Middle Ages

In Medieval Bodies, art historian Jack Hartnell uncovers the complex and fascinating ways in which the people of the Middle Ages thought about, explored and experienced their physical selves.

New Medieval Books: From Kitchens to Caves

Five of the latest publications about the medieval world.

New Medieval Books: From Ironmaking to Psalters

Five recently publishing books covering the Middle Ages – taking you from Ireland to Germany and from Sicily to Norway.

New Medieval Books: From China to Iceland

Five new books taking you throughout the medieval world.

New Medieval Books: Music in the Middle Ages

Five recently published books about medieval music.

New Medieval Books: The Anglo-Saxon World

Here are five (plus one) new books about Anglo-Saxon England.

New Medieval Books: Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

Celebrating the New Year by taking a look at these five new books on the Middle Ages.

New Medieval Books: From Dracula to Isabella

Five new books, spanning from Egypt at the beginning of the Middle Ages, to Italy at the end.

New Medieval Books: War, Politics and Beauty

From battles and wars to manuscripts and castles, here are five medieval books to explore.

New Medieval Books: Beowulf to da Vinci

Five new books to take you on a journey back into the Middle Ages.

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