Here at The Medieval Podcast, it’s all about books, especially in the depths of winter. Every year, it’s an absolute pleasure to discover new works by both established historians and up-and-comers that expand our collective knowledge, challenge old ideas, and illuminate new corners of the medieval world. As I do every year, I’ve invited Peter Konieczny from Medievalists.net to come on the podcast and discuss some of the year’s best books.
The books mentioned in this year’s list include:
Why Study the Middle Ages?, by Kisha G. Tracy
The Jacquerie of 1358: A French Peasants’ Revolt, by Justine Firnhaber-Baker
Winters in the World: A Journey through the Anglo-Saxon Year, by Eleanor Parker
The Deeds of Philip Augustus: An English Translation of Rigord’s “Gesta Philippi Augusti”, translated by Larry F. Field
The Abbasid House of Wisdom: Between Myth and Reality, by Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu
Blandin de Cornoalha, A Comic Occitan Romance, translated by Wendy Pfeffer and Margaret Burrell
The Kushnameh: The Persian Epic of Kush the Tusked, translated by Kaveh L. Hemmat
Oceania, 800-1800CE: A Millennium of Interactions in a Sea of Islands, by James Flexner
Poisoned Wells: Accusations, Persecution, and Minorities in Medieval Europe, by Tzafrir Barzilay
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