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Friendship and Community
The Monastic Experience, 350–1250
Brian Patrick McGuire
First published in 1988, this book has been widely debated, inspiring the current interest on medieval friendship. In a new introduction, McGuire surveys the critical reaction to the original edition and new research on friendship.



The Divorce of Lothar II
Christian Marriage and Political Power in the Carolingian World
Karl Heidecker
"She declares, so the bishops will write in their report on the council, that she is unworthy to continue as a married woman. 'Before God and his angels' she bares her heart and confesses to them 'every secret relating to the rumor that had arisen.'...



Women and Aristocratic Culture in the Carolingian World
Valerie L. Garver
Garver offers a fresh appraisal of the cultural and social history of eighth- and ninth-century women, examining changes in women's lives and in the ways others perceived women during the early Middle Ages.



Idols in the East
European Representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100–1450
Suzanne Conklin Akbari
Representations of Muslims have never been more common in the Western imagination than they are today. Building on Orientalist stereotypes constructed over centuries, the figure of the wily Arab has given rise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century...



The Powers of Prophecy
The Cedar of Lebanon Vision from the Mongol Onslaught to the Dawn of the Enlightenment
Robert E. Lerner
The Powers of Prophecy is an original attempt to investigate the subject of medieval eschatological prophecies: how and in what circumstances they were written; how they circulated; what they told people about the future; and how they were received.



Enemies and Familiars
Slavery and Mastery in Fifteenth-Century Valencia
Debra Blumenthal
A prominent Mediterranean port located near Islamic territories, the city of Valencia in the late fifteenth century boasted a slave population of pronounced religious and ethnic diversity: captive Moors and penally enslaved Mudejars, Greeks, Tartars...



Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds
National and Transnational Identities in the Elizabethan Age
Carole Levin, John Watkins
In Shakespeare's Foreign Worlds, Carole Levin and John Watkins focus on the relationship between the London-based professional theater world of Shakespeare and an unprecedented European experience of geographic, social, and intellectual mobility.



The Serf, the Knight, and the Historian
Dominique Barthélemy
Dominique Barthélemy presents a sharply revisionist account of the history of France around the year 1000, challenging the traditional view that France underwent a kind of revolution at the millennium which ushered in feudalism.



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...



Beggars, Iconoclasts, and Civic Patriots
The Political Culture of the Dutch Revolt
Peter Arnade
A new history of the Dutch Revolt that shows how the act of rebellion forged a political identity through ritual, symbol, and public action



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