Books Features Podcast

New Book Recommendations

This week, Danièle recommends some newly-released books on the Middle Ages, covering essay collections, a standout new sourcebook, some primary sources, and a biography of one of her favourite medieval writers.

The books talked about in this episode are:

The ‘Roman de la Rose’ and Thirteenth-Century Thought, edited by Jonathan Morton, Marco Nievergelt, with John Marenbon (Cambridge University Press, 2020)


Machaut’s Legacy: The Judgment Poetry Tradition in the Later Middle Ages and Beyond, edited by R. Barton Palmer and Burt Kimmelman (University of Florida Press, 2017)

A Critical Companion to English Mappae Mundi of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries, edited by Dan Terkla and Nick Millea (Boydell Press, 2019)


Scripting the Nation: Court Poetry and the Authority of History in Late Medieval Scotland, by Katherine H. Terrell (The Ohio State University Press, 2021)

Medieval Welsh Medical Texts, Volume One: The Recipes, by Diana Luft (University of Wales Press, 2020) – you can read the digital version of this book through Open Access. Click here to read it.

Book of the Body Politic, by Christine de Pizan; translated by Angus J. Kennedy (Iter Press, 2021)

Christine de Pizan: Life, Work, Legacy, by Charlotte Cooper-Davis (Reakion Books, 2022)

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