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The Dublin region in the Middle Ages: Settlement, land-use and economy
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The Dublin region in the Middle Ages: Settlement, land-use and economy

The Dublin region in the Middle Ages: Settlement, land-use and economyBy Margaret Murphy and Michael PottertonFour Courts Press, 2010ISBN: 978-1-84682-266-7This is the first major publication of the Discovery Programme’s Medieval Rural Settlement Project. The book is a study of the medieval region that contained and was defined by the presence of Ireland’s largest nucleated settlement.

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Jan Hus: Religious Reform and Social Revolution in Bohemia

Jan Hus: Religious Reform and Social Revolution in BohemiaBy Thomas A. FudgeI.B.Tauris, 2010ISBN: 9781848851429A century before Martin Luther and the Reformation, Jan Hus confronted the official Church and helped to change the face of medieval Europe. A key figure in the history of Europe and Christianity and a catalyst for religious reform and social revolution, Jan Hus was poised between tradition and innovation.
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Fighting for the Cross: Crusading to the Holy Land

Fighting for the Cross: Crusading to the Holy LandBy Norman HousleyYale University Press, 2008ISBN: 9780300118889Publisher’s Synopsis: In a series of massive military undertakings that stretched from 1095 to 1291, Christendom’s armies won, defended, and lost the sacred sites of the Holy Land. Many books have been written about the Crusades, but until now none has described in detail what is was like to take part in medieval Europe’s most ambitious wars.
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The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000

The Inheritance of Rome: A History of Europe from 400 to 1000By Chris WickhamAllen Lane, 2009ISBN: 978-0713994292Publisher’s Synopsis: The idea that with the decline of the Roman Empire Europe entered into some immense ‘dark age’ has long been viewed as inadequate by many historians. How could a world still so profoundly shaped by Rome and which encompassed such remarkable societies as the Byzantine, Carolingian and Ottonian empires, be anything other than central to the development of European history?
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The Viking Age: A Reader

The Viking Age: A ReaderEdited by Angus A. Andrew McDonaldUniversity of Toronto Press, 2010ISBN: 9781442601482Publisher’s Synopsis: The diversity of the Viking world is illuminated in more than 100 readings contained in this primary source reader. The Norse translations, many of them new, are straightforward and easily accessible for students.
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The Battle of Wakefield Revisited

The Battle of Wakefield Revisited: A Fresh Perspective on Richard of York’s Final Battle, December 1460By Helen CoxYPD Books, 2010ISBN: 978-0-9565768-0-4On 30th December 1460, a battle took place which changed the course of English history. Richard, Duke of York, had recently been named heir-apparent to King Henry VI by the Act of Accord.
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Alfonso X, the Learned: A Biography

Alfonso X, the Learned: A BiographyBy H. Translated by Odile CisnerosBrill, 2010ISBN: 978 90 04 18147 2Publisher’s Synopsis: Recent publications about King Alfonso X have tended to focus on his role as monarch in the context of the institutions of the realm. This book, however, emphasizes the human dimension of this extraordinary figure.
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The Modulated Scream: Pain in Late Medieval Culture

The Modulated Scream: Pain in Late Medieval CultureBy Esther CohenUniversity of Chicago Press, 2010ISBN: 9780226112671Publisher’s Synopsis:In the late medieval era, pain could be a symbol of holiness, disease, sin, or truth. It could be encouragement to lead a moral life, a punishment for wrong doing, or a method of healing.
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Burial in Later Anglo-Saxon England c.650-1100 AD

Burial in Later Anglo-Saxon England c.650-1100 ADEdited by Jo Buckberry and Annia CherrysonOxbow Books, 2010ISBN: 978-1-84217-965-9Publisher’s Synopsis: Traditionally the study of early medieval burial practices in England has focused on the furnished burials of the early Anglo-Saxon period with those of the later centuries perceived as uniform and therefore uninteresting.
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Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations

The Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations project was started several years at the University of Dallas and is building a collection of medieval Latin texts, with English translations, from the period roughly between 500 and 1500, that will represent the whole breadth and variety of medieval civilization.
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Liber contra Wolfelmum, by Manegold of Lautenbach

Manegold of Lautenbach, Liber contra WolfelmumTranslated with an Introduction and Notes by Robert ZiomkowskiDallas Medieval Texts and Translations, Vol.1, 2002ISBN 978-90-429-1192-5The revival of Platonism in western Europe during the eleventh century inspired masters of cathedral schools to explore ways by which philosophy could serve as the handmaiden of theology.
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Pagan Survivals, Superstitions and Popular Cultures in Early Medieval Pastoral Literature

Pagan Survivals, Superstitions and Popular Cultures in Early Medieval Pastoral LiteratureBy Bernadette FilotasPontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2005ISBN: 978–0–88844–151–5This study explores early medieval popular culture as it appeared in ecclesiastical and secular law, sermons, penitentials, and other pastoral works – a selective but illuminating record of the beliefs and practices of ordinary Christians from circa 500 to 1000 ADClick here to read the Introduction and Chapter 1: Concepts, Contexts, SourcesReview by James Bugslag from The Medieval Review: “This book offers far more than one might expect from the title.
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Ars componendi sermones by Ranulph Higden

Ranulph Higden, Ars componendi sermonesTranslated by Margaret Jennings and Sally A. WilsonDallas Medieval Texts and Translations, Vol.2ISBN 978-90-429-1242-7Ranulph Higden, monk of St. Werburgh’s Abbey and well-known author of the Polychronicon and other treatises, penned a concise and user-friendly Art of Preaching about 1346.
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