From manuscripts to wash basins, medieval objects can tell us a lot about how people conceived of the world. This week on The Medieval Podcast, Danièle speaks with Dr. Jack Hartnell about what objects can tell us about the Middle Ages, medicine, and especially medieval bodies.
Five new books about the medieval world, taking us from the Byzantine Empire to fields of Japan.
Here are five new books offering the texts and translations of medieval sources.
Five new books about the Middle Ages, which look at people and ideas that moved around the medieval world.
Five books that will take you from the borders of England and Scotland to the islands between Japan and China.
Here we are in 2019 still discussing the possibility of an historical King Arthur. How and why that is the case is a fascinating story told expertly by the historian Nicholas J. Higham in King Arthur: The Making of a Legend,
Taking you from from ninth century Ireland to 20th century Britain, with stops in China and Iceland.
The Golden Rhinoceros: Histories of the Africa, by Francois-Xavier Fauvelle, is our choice for the medieval book of the year for 2018.
Looking for the perfect medieval book? Here are five offerings for you to consider.
The Early Middle Ages, from the 5th to the 10th centuries, is often derided as the ‘Dark Ages’. But a new study suggests that the middle and lower classes were healthier than their descendants in later centuries – even as late as the 19th-century industrial age.
Four books and one special issue of a magazine for you to check out! From Cambridge to India, and books on crusades, Vikings and medieval inter-religious dialogue.
While the slave trade collapsed in medieval Western Europe following the emergence of sovereign monarchies, territorial states and their rule of law, the situation in Russia was very different.
Five new books to add to your medieval bookshelf…
Four thick books, one thin, but all of them with offering a look into the Middle Ages.
Chances are good that unless you’re a scholar of Welsh literature, Arthurian legend, or early Scottish history, you’ve never heard of a Welsh poem called “Y Gododdin” (“The Gododdin,” in English).
Clothiers were the entrepreneurs at the heart of the cloth trade which became England’s leading industry in the late Middle Ages. No other industry created more employment or generated more wealth.
Five books about the medieval world for your consideration.
Five recently published works, including two translations of medieval texts, and one book you can download for free.
Five of the latest books about the Middle Ages that you might want on your bookshelf.
Our latest collection of new books about the Middle Ages…
Ramie Targoff’s Renaissance Woman tells of the most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance: Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa of Pescara.
Read an excerpt from Glass Island, a debut novel by Gareth Griffith, set in 6th century Britain.
Five books that might belong on your bookshelf…
Cambridge University Press has come out with its major new survey of Irish history. Known as The Cambridge History of Ireland, this four-volume work tracks the island from the year 600 AD to the present-day.