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Ethnicity, Power and the English

John Moreland

John Moreland is Professor of Historical Archaeology, University of Sheffield. He is the author of Archaeology and Text (2001), published in the Duckworth Debates in Archaeology series. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Archaeology, Theory and the Middle Ages : Understanding the Early Medieval Past

Bristol Classical Press, 2010

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...This chapter was originally published in W. Frazer and A. Tyrrell (eds) (2000) Social Identity in Early Medieval Britain (Leicester). It has since been republished in E. Joy and M. Ramsey (eds) (2006) The Postmodern Beowulf (Morgantown...

Us and them

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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All Men Must Die : Power and Passion in Game of Thrones

Bloomsbury Academic, 2021

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...Game of Thrones breaks out of some of the older and well-established tropes of TV and literary fantasy in unexpected ways. Martin has talked about writing heroes who are not young, warrior-like men and about his interest in people who fit...
...Scholars working on the history of Iran during the eleventh and twelfth centuries have focused more on the role played by the Turks (their conquest, their dynastic feuds, their army, the iqtā‘ system) than on that of the Iranians (by...

Thor in Germany: From Grimm to Himmler

Martin Arnold

Martin Arnold is Professor of Scandinavian Literature at Hull University. He is the author of The Vikings (Continuum, 2006). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Thor : Myth to Marvel

Continuum, 2011

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...In the National Museum of Stockholm there is an early eleventh-century, granite baptismal font, about two feet high and two feet eight inches in diameter. Engraved around the font’s barrel are eight rectangular scenes, seven of which...

The Maya Civilization, 600–1500 CE

Heather McKillop

Heather McKillop is Thomas and Lillian Landrum Alumni Professor at Louisiana State University in the United States. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dr Erik Hermans

Dr Erik Hermans

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description The ancient Maya civilization reached its florescence during the Classic period (300–800 CE) in the rainforest of Belize, Guatemala, the Yucatán of Mexico, western Honduras, and western El Salvador. There was a collapse...

The Idea of Iran in the Buyid Dominions

Early Islamic Iran

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...At the beginning of the tenth century CE fierce spear-carrying warriors from the Caspian provinces, that great reservoir of Iranian identity, began to establish dynasties on the Iranian plateau.The weapon associated with the Daylamis...

A road well travelled

Piotr Górecki

Piotr Górecki is professor of history at the University of California, Riverside, and director of the California Medieval History Seminar (Huntington Library). He is the author of ‘Economy, Society, and Lordship in Medieval Poland, 1100-1250’, ‘Parishes, Tithes, and Society in Early Medieval Poland, c. 1100-c. 1250’, ‘A Local Society in Transition: The Henrykow Book and Related Documents’, and as co-editor with Warren C. Brown, ‘Conflict in Medieval Europe: Changing Perspectives on Society and Culture’. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2009

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...The setting Beginnings are, perhaps in the nature of things, difficult to anchor. This is especially true in the case of a book such as this one, which performs two closely interrelated roles: celebrating the work produced by a single...

Medieval Japan, 1100–1600

William Wayne Farris

William Wayne Farris is Sen Distinguished Professor of Traditional Japanese History and Culture, Emeritus at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Dr Erik Hermans

Dr Erik Hermans

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The Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

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...Theme Description Japan is an archipelago pressed between the world’s largest continent (Asia) and its biggest ocean (the Pacific). It consists of hundreds of islands lying between 45 degrees north latitude and 31 degrees south...

Cultural Transactions: An Introduction to Medieval Seals from a Global Perspective

Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak

Brigitte Miriam Bedos-Rezak is a professor of history at New York University, specializing in the history of medieval northern France. One of her prime interests is medieval seals, what they reveal about the culture that produced them, and how changes in their meaning over the centuries indicated societal and cultural reformulations. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Seals—Making and Marking Connections Across the Medieval World

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...Extensive geographic coverage, including China, South East Asia, Arabia, Sasanian Persia, the Muslim Empire, the Byzantine empire, and Western Europe allows the essays gathered in this volume to offer a well differentiated examination...

‘Undying glory by the sword’s edge’

Writing Battles : New Perspectives on Warfare and Memory in Medieval Europe

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...In 1772, the banker Henry Hoare decided to commemorate the end of the Seven Years’ War against France in 1763 by building a monument at Kingsettle Hill, Somerset (then as now part of the Stourhead estate) on the assumed site of Egbert...