A book on medieval diplomacy, it is a case study of Carolingian relations with the Islamic world, particularly the Abbasids in the Middle East and the Umayyads in Iberia. It is a fascinating account of political relations revealing a more complex situation than has previously been thought.
This book intertwines the history of Rome and the history of the Papacy, to show how each influenced the other and the legacy they created together.
Examines the Knights Templar and their activities in the British Isles. The military order was an important player in the Crusades of the 12th and 13th centuries, but their role in England, Scotland and Ireland is a story of politics, fundraising and managing an international organization.
A collection of over 80 recipes written in the first half of the 15th century, by a cook who worked in the service of Pope Martin V (1417-31).
While billed as covering from Roman times to today, the bulk of this book focuses on the 13th to 16th centuries, a period of long conflict between Scotland and England.
A look at how later medieval society viewed swords as an important item and symbol. it was not just nobles and knights who wanted to wield this weapon; there were many others who held the sword in high regard, and wanted to carry it and be trained in how to use it.
A look at how violence was viewed and remembered by those involved in the crusades.
A military history of the Byzantine Conquest of North Africa in 533-536. The book begins by examining both the Byzantine and Vandal forces, then offers details about the campaigns and battles, and ends with an analysis of the Byzantine victory.
Our Book of the Month for September is volume 2 of Sebeos’ History, translated by Robert Bedrosian.
A historian searching through manuscripts in the United Kingdom’s National Archive in Kew has uncovered a fourteenth-century document that describes the extraordinary criminal career of John of Tintern, abbot of a Benedictine monastery in Wiltshire.
Some cool compilations of short texts in translation about the Middle Ages. Including one you can download for free.
Henry VII and the Tudor Pretenders: Simnel, Warbeck and Warwick By Nathen Amin Amberley Publishing ISBN: 978 1 3981 1246 9 A full…
Its publication comes after 25 years of preparation, a £1 million Arts and Humanities Research Council grant, a team of up to 25 researchers, and seven years of hard work.
It might surprise readers to know that French invaders landed on English soil over 50 times during the fourteenth century.
Manx National Heritage is delighted to announce the upcoming launch of ‘A Visitor’s Guide To The Medieval Kingdoms Of Man And The Isles, 1066-1275’, a new book by Professor R. Andrew McDonald.
This timely book examines extreme weather events that struck Britain during the latter half of the Middle Ages.
This book looks at what happened in Ireland when someone died an unusual death in Ireland between the years 1257 and 1344.
Bioarchaeology of Injuries and Violence in Early Medieval Europe Edited by Jorge Lopez Quiroga and Luis Rios Frutos BAR Publishing ISBN: 978 1…
Ten books that caused controversy in the field of medieval studies.
This book offers an English translation of a medieval account of Saint Enda of Aran, a significant figure in early Irish Christianity.
This book offers translations of various court and manorial records from Newmarket, a small town in southeastern England.
Our Book of the Month for August is volume 1 of Sebeos’ History, translated by Robert Bedrosian.
This book examines how the lives of medieval people, particularly people in England, changed between 1000 and 1600, and how those changes were important for us living in the modern world.
A look at how the Byzantine Empire came to be viewed in five countries – Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Serbia and Turkey.