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How Pious Was Shapur I?

The Sasanian Era

I.B.Tauris, 2008

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...The early Sasanian kings are widely assumed to have been motivated by strong religious sentiments, and to have initiated reforms that eventually led to profound changes in the character of the Zoroastrian religion. This view of early...

Henry I at Fritzlar 919

Antoni Grabowski

Antoni Grabowski works at the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is interested in the historiography of the tenth century, its later reinterpretations, and the use of historical sources in medieval narratives. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Construction of Ottonian Kingship : Narratives and Myth in Tenth-Century Germany

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...King’s Designation The king on his deathbed, using the last moment of his life to point out his best successor is a scene fitting a film, or a painting, where viewers would be better able to comprehend the role of the moment.Cf. Schmidt...

Eating Out in the Early and High Middle Ages

A Cultural History of Food in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2014

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...Did most people eat at home in the early and high Middle Ages? Such an opinion would, of course, be considered as evident in view of the fact that the vast majority of the population lived in peasant communities, where food was primarily...

‘Good king Polish Ladislas …’

Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages : A Cultural History

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

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...Among the Jagiellons on the throne of Hungary, the four-year reign of Władysław Warneńczyk was the shortest. Nevertheless, it contained a few moments of historical significance in terms of political ideas, and left a little piece of unique...

Finding Alfred

Daniel Anlezark

Daniel Anlezark is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney. His first book, Water and Fire: The Myth of the Flood in Anglo-Saxon England, examined the literary reception of the biblical Flood in Anglo-Saxon texts, while subsequent publications include an edition of The Dialogues of Solomon and Saturn, an edition and translation of Old English narrative poems, and an edited volume on Old Norse literature: Myths, Legends, and Heroes: Essays in Honor of John McKinnell. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alfred the Great

Arc Humanities Press, 2017

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...Alfred the Great, king of Wessex from 871 until 899, is not the man he used to be. From the mid-nineteenth century until well into the twentieth, schoolchildren across the English-speaking world, and many in British colonies, knew the king...

The West

Carolyne Larrington

Carolyne Larrington is Professor of Medieval European Literature at University of Oxford, UK. She is the author of The Women’s Companion to Mythology (1997), King Arthur’s Enchantresses (2006), The Land of the Green Man (2015) and Winter is Coming (2015), among others. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Winter is Coming : The Medieval World of Game of Thrones

I.B.Tauris, 2016

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...Ned to Catelyn: ‘I’m a Northman, I belong up here with you, not in that rat’s nest they call the capital.’ (1.1)It’s time now for us to take the kingsroad south from Winterfell, through the squelching bogs of the Neck, and to ride down...

Tamar of Georgia, 1184–1213

Lois L. Huneycutt

Lois L. Huneycutt is Associate Professor of History, at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Perspective Tamar the Great (born ca. 1160, r. 1184–1213) ruled the medieval kingdom of Georgia at the height of its political power and cultural influence. The eleventh and twelfth centuries saw the development of powerful centralized...

The Prelude to War: 1449–55

David Grummitt

David Grummitt is the Head of the School of Humanities at the Canterbury Christ Church University. He is the author of The Calais Garrison: War and Military Service in England, 1436-1558 (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of the Wars of the Roses

I.B.Tauris, 2013

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...The parliament that assembled at Westminster on 6 November 1449 did so amidst the news of the fall of Rouen, capital of Lancastrian Normandy, to Charles VII and the ignominious flight of the English Lieutenant-General, Edmund Beaufort, Duke...

Fortune’s Wheel: The Third War 1483–87

David Grummitt

David Grummitt is the Head of the School of Humanities at the Canterbury Christ Church University. He is the author of The Calais Garrison: War and Military Service in England, 1436-1558 (2008). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Short History of the Wars of the Roses

I.B.Tauris, 2013

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...In May 1471 Edward IV could look forward to the future with some degree of satisfaction. He was undisputed king, his right vindicated in battle, and his Lancastrian rivals, Henry VI and Edward, late Prince of Wales, were dead. So too...

Otto I and the Rebellion of 937-939

Antoni Grabowski

Antoni Grabowski works at the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He is interested in the historiography of the tenth century, its later reinterpretations, and the use of historical sources in medieval narratives. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Construction of Ottonian Kingship : Narratives and Myth in Tenth-Century Germany

Amsterdam University Press, 2018

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...The description of the first rebellion of Otto’s reign is the longest continuous narrative about the East Frankish king in Antapodosis. Liudprand constructed a very detailed image, where he was able to make him a special ruler superior...