How medieval cathedrals were built is a fascinating topic, and there are not enough books like this.
Wolves rarely get positive depictions in the Middle Ages, and the same is true for Old English texts.
One does not often see works of satire from the Middle Ages, so this will be of interest to those who want to know more about medieval humour.
Our Book of the Month for March is Smbat Sparapet’s Chronicle, translated by Robert Bedrosian.
Geoffrey Greatrex’ magnum opus, this book complements his translation of The Persian Wars.
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?”
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.
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
Richard Utz reviews this new book on medievalism.
Adèle and Gilbert is a work of historical fiction written as a long narrative poem, and set in fourteenth-century France and Lombardy.
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.
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.
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.
Our Book of the Month for February is History of the Vartanants Saints, by Yeghishe, translated by Beyon Miloyan.
The first part of a two-volume set, this book covers the medieval history of the Pacific Ocean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This thirteenth-century Armenian history focuses on the Mongol invasion of the Middle East, covering the years 1214 to 1273.
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.
This collection of 22 articles is a major guide and reference work to the medieval history of the city of Baghdad.
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.