New Medieval Books: Matthew Paris on the Mongol Invasion in Europe
This book can be seen as a case study to help answer the author’s question: “What is history and how did Matthew view his duty as a historian?”
New Medieval Books: The Fabric of the City: A Social History of Cloth Manufacture in Medieval Ypres
This is a very interesting book if you want to know more about how business and trade worked in the Middle Ages. It covers a full range of individuals and groups involved in this industry, from the owners to the workers, including some case studies.
New Medieval Books: The Conquest of Santarém and Goswin’s Song of the Conquest of Alcácer do Sal
Part of the very influential Crusade Texts in Translation series, this book offers editions and translations of two accounts of Crusader conquests of two towns that are now part of modern-day Portugal
New Medieval Books: Dictionnaire du Moyen Age Imaginaire: Le médiévalisme, hier et aujourd’hui
Richard Utz reviews this new book on medievalism.
New Medieval Books: Adèle and Gilbert: A Ballad
Adèle and Gilbert is a work of historical fiction written as a long narrative poem, and set in fourteenth-century France and Lombardy.
New Medieval Books: Chronicle of King Pedro
Many historians will want to read through this book – it’s the first English translation of the chronicle and the most important source we have of Pedro the Cruel.
New Medieval Books: Balthazar: A Black African King in Medieval and Renaissance Art
Based on an exhibition held at the Getty Museum, it looks at medieval depictions of the Black magus and what it tells us about depictions of Black people in the pre-modern era.
New Medieval Books: The Wolf Age: The Vikings, the Anglo-Saxons and the Battle for the North Sea Empire
If you want to begin learning about the Viking Age in England, this book should be one of your top choices. Written in an engaging style but also offering a lot of details, The Wolf Age is aimed at the general reader and history enthusiast.
Book of the Month: History of the Vartanants Saints
Our Book of the Month for February is History of the Vartanants Saints, by Yeghishe, translated by Beyon Miloyan.
New Medieval Books: The Cambridge History of the Pacific Ocean
The first part of a two-volume set, this book covers the medieval history of the Pacific Ocean.
New Medieval Books: A Constellation of Authority: Castilian Bishops and the Secular Church During the Reign of Alfonso VIII
This book profiles seven bishops from the reign of Alfonso VIII, King of Castile from 1158 to 1214. It examines their careers and what role they functioned in the Castilian government.
New Medieval Books: A History of Chinese Literature
Although an overview of Chinese literature over the last few thousand years, much of it deals with writings and poetry from the medieval period, with the Tang and Song dynasties getting a lot of the focus.
New Medieval Books: Message in a Bottle: Merchants’ letters, merchants’ marks and conflict management in 1533-34
This open-access book tells the story of a ship captured by pirates in 1533, and a batch of letters to Londoners that was recently rediscovered.
New Medieval Books: The Mamluk Sultanate: A History
A look at the Mamluks, the slave-soldiers who ruled Egypt, Syria and parts of Arabia from the mid-13th century to 1517. It focuses on the politics and governing of this medieval state.
Natural Light in Medieval Churches
A new book explores how the study of sunlight inside Christian churches can help reveal essential aspects of the design, decoration, and function of medieval sacred spaces.
New Medieval Books: Henry V: A History of His Most Important Places and Events
Partly a biography of the English king Henry V (1413-1422) and partly a guide to castles, palaces and battlefields that he visited during his reign.
New Medieval Books: History of the Nation of Archers
This thirteenth-century Armenian history focuses on the Mongol invasion of the Middle East, covering the years 1214 to 1273.
New Medieval Books: London: A Fourteenth-Century City and its People
A look at the daily life of medieval Londoners using the abundant records from the city. Over 40 different topics are covered, ranging from sanitation to crimes and roads to religion.
New Medieval Books: Baghdād: From Its Beginnings to the 14th Century
This collection of 22 articles is a major guide and reference work to the medieval history of the city of Baghdad.
New Medieval Books: Why Study the Middle Ages?
This book examines new trends in medieval studies and how it involves interdisciplinary work with other aspects of the humanities, social sciences and STEM. Case studies within the book look at how medievalists are now researching topics such as domestic abuse and disabilities.
New Medieval Books: The Rise and Demise of the Myth of the Rus’ Land
This open-access book examines the concept of the Rus’ Land and how modern Russian nationalism made it the equivalent of “Russia.” It looks at how this myth developed during the medieval and early modern periods.
New Medieval Books: The Life and Miracles of Saint Godric, Hermit of Finchale
A new addition to the Oxford Medieval Texts series, The Life and Miracles of Saint Godric, Hermit of Finchale is a twelfth-century hagiographic account of a hermit who lived in northern England.
Book of the Month: All She Resolves to Rescue: Marie de France’s ‘Lanval’ and ‘Guildeluec and Guilliadon’
Our Book of the Month for January is All She Resolves to Rescue: Marie de France’s ‘Lanval’ and ‘Guildeluec and Guilliadon’, translated by Katharine Margot Toohey.
New Medieval Books: From Manuscripts to Holy Lands
Five new books about the Middle Ages, including two translated texts.
Best Medieval Books of 2022
This week, Peter Konieczny from Medievalists.net joins Danièle to talk about their favourite medieval books of 2022.