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Writing History for the King
Henry II and the Politics of Vernacular Historiography
Charity Urbanski
Both a reassessment of the reign of Henry II and an original contribution to our understanding of the rise of vernacular historiography in the high Middle Ages.



Francis of Assisi
The Life
Augustine Thompson, O.P.
An elegant, concise, and accessible biography of one of Catholicism's most beloved saints.



Josquin des Prez and His Musical Legacy
An Introductory Guide
William Elders
The most up-to-date contribution to the research on one of the most important and internationally famous composers of the Renaissance.



The Science of the Soul
The Commentary Tradition on Aristotle's De anima, c. 1260–c.1360
Sander W. De Boer
Discusses how philosophers from Thomas Aquinas to Pierre d'Ailly dealt with the difficult task of giving a unified account of life and traces the various stages in the transformation of the science of the soul between 1260 and 1360.



The Sleep of Behemoth
Disputing Peace and Violence in Medieval Europe, 1000–1200
Jehangir Yezdi Malegam
Exploring the emergence of conflicting concepts of peace in western Europe during the High Middle Ages.



Defining Boundaries in al-Andalus
Muslims, Christians, and Jews in Islamic Iberia
Janina M. Safran
Through an examination of the structure and practice of Muslim political and legal-religious authority, a rare look at intercommunal life in Iberia during the first three centuries of Islamic rule.



Paganism in the Middle Ages
Threat and Fascination



Emperor of the World
Charlemagne and the Construction of Imperial Authority, 800–1229
Anne A. Latowsky
Exploring how the historical memory of Charlemagne was used to shape the institutions of kingship and empire in the High Middle Ages.



Princely Brothers and Sisters
The Sibling Bond in German Politics, 1100–1250
Jonathan R. Lyon
Offering a fresh look at sibling networks and the role they played in shaping the practice of politics in the Middle Ages.



Opening Up Middle English Manuscripts
Literary and Visual Approaches
Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, Maidie Hilmo, Linda Olson
This deeply informed and lavishly illustrated book is a comprehensive introduction to the modern study of Middle English manuscripts.



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