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From She-Wolf to Martyr
The Reign and Disputed Reputation of Johanna I of Naples
Elizabeth Casteen
In From She-Wolf to Martyr, Elizabeth Casteen examines Johanna I of Naples's evolving, problematic reputation and uses it as a lens through which to analyze often-contradictory late-medieval conceptions of rulership, authority, and femininity.



Gendering the Master Narrative
Women and Power in the Middle Ages
Gendering the Master Narrative asks whether a female tradition of power might have existed distinct from the male one, and how such a tradition might have been transmitted. It describes women's progress toward power as a push-pull movement, showing...



Giordano Bruno and Renaissance Science
Hilary Gatti
The Renaissance philosopher Giordano Bruno was a notable supporter of the new science that arose during his lifetime; his role in its development has been debated ever since the early seventeenth century. Hilary Gatti here reevaluates Bruno's...



The Good Wife's Guide (Le Ménagier de Paris)
A Medieval Household Book
"You said that you would not fail to improve yourself according to my teaching and correction, and you would do everything in your power to behave according to my wishes." [Prologue] "I urge you to bewitch and bewitch again your future husband, and...



Guillaume de Machaut
Secretary, Poet, Musician
Elizabeth Eva Leach
A comprehensive portrait of the influential medieval poet and composer.



Hell and Its Rivals
Death and Retribution among Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Early Middle Ages
Alan E. Bernstein
In Hell and Its Rivals, Alan E. Bernstein examines an array of sources from within and beyond the three Abrahamic faiths—including theology, chronicles, legal charters, edifying tales, and narratives of near-death experiences—to analyze the origins and evolution of belief in Hell.



Henri Pirenne, Historian
A Life in Pictures
Sarah Keymeulen, Jo Tollebeek
Henri Pirenne (1862–1935) was a Belgian historian of international stature. He had an intellectual reputation that extended far beyond the borders of his own country. This book is not merely a writer's oeuvre. It is a life in pictures.



Her Father’s Daughter
Gender, Power, and Religion in the Early Spanish Kingdoms
Lucy K. Pick
"In Her Father’s Daughter, Lucy K. Pick looks to a much-neglected aspect of the history of the Spanish kingdoms in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Her book is novel and original."—Teofilo Ruiz, author of A King Travels" Her Father’s Daughter...



Heresy and the Politics of Community
The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate
Marina Rustow
A new perspective on the factional conflict between two medieval Jewish sects: the Rabbanites and Qaraites.



A History of Medieval Spain
Joseph F. O'Callaghan
Medieval Spain is brilliantly recreated, in all its variety and richness, in this comprehensive survey.



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