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Best Medieval Books of 2022

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 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


Embodying the Soul: Medicine and Religion in Carolingian Europe, by Meg Leja

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

Household Goods and Good Households in Late Medieval London: Consumption and Domesticity After the Plague, by Katherine L. French

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