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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.



The Partisan Muse in the Early Icelandic Sagas (1200–1250)
Theodore M. Andersson
A study of the genesis of Old Icelandic prose literature from its roots in oral tradition to the compilation of key early sagas at the beginning of the thirteenth century.



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.



The Criminalization of Abortion in the West
Its Origins in Medieval Law
Wolfgang P. Müller
Wolfgang P. Müller tells the story of how abortion came to be criminalized in the West. As he shows, criminalization as a distinct phenomenon and abortion as a self-standing criminal category developed in tandem with each other.



The Poor and the Perfect
The Rise of Learning in the Franciscan Order, 1209–1310
Neslihan Senocak
In The Poor and the Perfect, Neslihan Şenocak provides a grand narrative of how the quintessential Franciscan virtue of simplicity gradually lost its place to learning, while studying came to be considered an integral part of evangelical perfection.



Anglo-Saxon Art
Leslie Webster
This is the first new introduction to Anglo-Saxon art in twenty-five years and the first book to take account of the 2009 discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard—the largest cache of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork yet found.



Fleas, Flies, and Friars
Children's Poetry from the Middle Ages
Nicholas Orme
In Fleas, Flies, and Friars, Nicholas Orme has gathered a wide variety of children's verse that circulated in England beginning in the 1400s, providing a way for modern readers of all ages to experience the medieval world through the eyes of its children.



Francis of Assisi
A New Biography
Augustine Thompson, O.P.
A tour de force of historical research and biographical writing, Francis of Assisi: A New Biography is divided into two complementary parts—a stand alone biographical narrative and a close, annotated examination of the historical sources about Francis.



Humanistica Lovaniensia
Journal of Neo-Latin Studies



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