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Credit and Debt in Medieval England c.1180-c.1350 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781842170731
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 18 b/w figs, 17 tbs
Description:
The essays in this volume look at the mechanics of debt, the legal process, and its economics in early medieval England. Beneath the elevated plane of high politics, affairs of the Crown and international finance of the Middle Ages, lurked huge numbers of credit and debt transactions. The transactions and those who conducted them moved between social and economic worlds; merchants and traders, clerics and Jews, extending and receiving credit to and from their social superiors, equals and inferiors.
The Battle of Val Es Dunes Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9782815102995
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2016
Imprint: OREP
Description:
Duke William of Normandy (1027-1087) is best known for his conquest of England but his eventful and chaotic youth is often forgotten. William inherited the Dukedom at the age of eight when his father, Robert the Magnificent, died in 1035 on his return from a pilgrimage to the Holy Land. However, many of the barons who had sworn allegiance to the young Duke before his father had left, now refused to obey a bastard.
Fortified Settlements in Early Medieval Europe Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781785702358
Pub Date: 17 Jul 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
Twenty-three contributions by leading archaeologists from across Europe explore the varied forms, functions and significances of fortified settlements in the 8th to 10th centuries AD. These could be sites of strongly martial nature, upland retreats, monastic enclosures, rural seats, island bases, or urban nuclei. But they were all expressions of control - of states, frontiers, lands, materials, communities - and ones defined by walls, ramparts or enclosing banks.
Cod and Herring Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 282
ISBN: 9781785702396
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2016
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: b/w and colour
Description:
Quests for cod, herring and other sea fish had profound impacts on medieval Europe. This interdisciplinary book combines history, archaeology and zooarchaeology to discover the chronology, causes and consequences of these fisheries. It crosscuts traditional temporal and geographical boundaries, ranging from the Migration Period through the Middle Ages into early modern times, and from Iceland to Estonia, Arctic Norway to Belgium.
Les mosquées ibadites du djebel Nafūsa Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9781900971416
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2016
Imprint: Society for Libyan Studies
Series: Society for Libyan Studies Monograph
Description:
The mosques of the Djebel Nafūsa, little known and under threat, personify the continuity of traditions and faith of the Ibadites, who have retained their grip over the centuries on this rugged landscape, despite their many trials and tribulations. This book is the result of a mission carried out in 2010 with the photographer Axel Derriks and examines twenty or so mosques, bringing to light their architectural features and linking them to medieval Ibadite texts.
In William the Conqueror's Footsteps Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 48
ISBN: 9782815102957
Pub Date: 31 May 2016
Imprint: OREP
Description:
In 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, raised an army to invade England and to seize the throne. Maixent, a young boy from a poor family, became the unexpected companion of a nobleman named Tancrède de Hautmesnil on his way to join the Norman chief on the coast. From there, on the 28th of September and taking advantage of favourable winds, the fleet set off to launch the assault on England.
The Marys of Medieval Drama Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9789088903670
Pub Date: 30 Apr 2016
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 6 full colour
Description:
Mary Magdalene and the Virgin Mary continue to intrigue and fascinate us to this day. Their appearances in the Bible are brief, piquing our curiosity and compelling speculation about the unknown years of their lives. This volume contains modern translations of plays performed during the late Middle Ages in England about the lives of the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene.
Practices of Wealth Depositing in the 1st–9th Century AD Eastern Baltic Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 350
ISBN: 9789088903076
Pub Date: 31 Jan 2016
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Description:
This PhD thesis discusses the practices of wealth depositing in the 1st–9th century AD eastern Baltic (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania). Wealth deposits are one or more valued object/s that is/are hidden deliberately as an intended separate deposition in a selected place in a specific, distinguishable manner. Wealth depositing is regarded as an important cultural practice which relates to and derives from various past social phenomena and changes respectively in spatial and temporal terms.
Building a Crossing Tower Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781907372933
Pub Date: 22 Jan 2016
Imprint: Sam Fogg
Illustrations: 70 colour illus.
Description:
Prompted by the recent discovery of an impressive three-metre tall late Gothic drawing of a soaring tower and spire, this book offers a rare insight into the processes of designing and building a major gothic project. The drawing’s place and date of creation are unknown, and it corresponds to no surviving Gothic tower. Equally mysterious is the three-quarter, top-down perspective from which the tower is represented, without parallel in any other medieval drawings.
De stad, het vuil en de beerput Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 344
ISBN: 9789088903144
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2015
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Description:
There has been a lot of new data discovered on Medieval Dutch cities in recent decades. This has provided new insights on the develeopment, topography, material culture and the functioning of cities. This study combines and synthesizes data from several Dutch Medieval cities.
Verwerkt verleden Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9789088903298
Pub Date: 31 Dec 2015
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Description:
This book, aimed at a general audience, presents the results of all archeological research performed in the Dutch city of Helmond during several decades. Starting in the early prehistory the authors present the earliest evidence of people living in the current region of Helmond, the rise of the city up until recent times.
Environment, Society and the Black Death Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781785700545
Pub Date: 30 Nov 2015
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
In the mid-fourteenth century the Black Death ravaged Europe, leading to dramatic population drop and social upheavals. Recurring plague outbreaks together with social factors pushed Europe into a deep crisis that lasted for more than a century. The plague and the crisis, and in particular their short-term and long-term consequences for society, have been the matter of continuous debate.
Late Medieval Panel Paintings Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781907372919
Pub Date: 30 Nov 2015
Imprint: Sam Fogg
Series: Late Medieval Panel Paintings
Illustrations: 400 colour illustrations
Description:
This beautiful and extensively illustrated catalogue presents in-depth case studies of twenty-four rare and remarkable Late Medieval panel paintings, many from the German-speaking regions of Europe, but also from Spain, France and the Southern Netherlands. These works – often fragments of larger altarpieces designed for liturgical performance and communal or private devotion – can be monumental and dramatic or small and intimate, but all on close examination prove to be rich in meaning – even in cases where the painters remain anonymous, and the precise contexts of their creation have become obscured or fragmented. The collected essays will encompass a broad spectrum of artistic styles, techniques, and interests, including in some instances the works’ original frames, and the attendant meanings they give to the imagery housed within.
Middle English Romances in Translation Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9789088903397
Pub Date: 25 Sep 2015
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Description:
The popular romances of medieval England are fantasy stories of love at first sight; brave knights seeking adventure; evil stewards; passionate, lusty women; hand-to-hand combat; angry dragons; and miracles. They are not only fun but indicate a great deal about the ideals and values of the society they were written in. Yet the genre of Middle English romance has only recently begun to attain critical respectability, dismissed as "vayn carpynge" in its own age and generally treated by twentieth-century critics as a junk-food form of medieval literature.
An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon Church Architecture & Anglo-Saxon & Anglo- Scandinavian Stone Sculpture Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 150
ISBN: 9780993033902
Pub Date: 31 Jul 2015
Imprint: Guy Points
Illustrations: 25 Black & White Illustrations 148 Colour Photographs
Description:
The aim of this book is to provide an informed introduction to the subjects so that the reader will be able to confidently recognise Anglo-Saxon church architectural features and Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Scandinavian stone sculpture. The contents, including illustrations and photographs, all meticulously checked on site, are drawn from the author’s extensive research and travels over many years. Especially useful is the gazetteer section offering a selection of 127 sites providing excellent examples of the features described.
Am Rande des Grabs Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9789088902956
Pub Date: 07 May 2015
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Description:
The original circumstances in which archaeological remains came into being are crucial for the interpretation of the material record. Burials are first and foremost a result of a very traumatic event in a society – the death of one of its members. It is due to this context that burials represent a primary source for understanding past societies’ attitudes towards death.