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

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...‘Confess’, the poet begins, ‘it’s my profession that alarms you. This is why few people invite me to dinner.’ Things have moved on since Margaret Atwood wrote these lines in ‘The Loneliness of the Military Historian’ more than twenty years...


The Islamic–Byzantine Frontier : Interaction and Exchange Among Muslim and Christian Communities

I.B.Tauris, 2015

Book chapter

...The frontier in history, cultural consciousness, and current scholarship has always lingered just beyond the grasp of understanding. Indeed, its traditional definition, as a wilderness on the edge of civilization or as a boundary separating...

A peculiar institution

The Prehistory of the Crusades : Missionary War and the Baltic Crusades

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Book chapter

...When the meeting concluded on a day in March 1147 at the Church of the Savior, which was perched on a low island on the river at Frankfurt, the leaders of the expedition, later sources briefly note, felt it advisable that one-third...


The Peace of God

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

Book chapter

...Important place-names for Chapters 1 and 2.Important place-names for Chapter 3.When the Apostle Paul wrote that “the peace of God … surpasses all understanding” (Phil. 4:7), he did not have in mind the historical movement known...

The Black Prince

Digitised primary source

...Manuscript volume containing a metrical chronicle composed by the Chandos Herald in French verse, commemorating the life and feats of arms of Edward the Black Prince, [1385]. The poem is a valuable authority for certain events...

Leadership and opposition under the count of Loritello

County and Nobility in Norman Italy : Aristocratic Agency in the Kingdom of Sicily, 1130–1189

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...The restructuring of the baronial upper stratum had already started to be consolidated during the last years of Roger’s kingship. The peninsular upper aristocracy cemented around the counts. Without having to depend on a royal office...

By Way of Conclusion

The Szekler Nation and Medieval Hungary : Politics, Law and Identity on the Frontier

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

Book chapter

...This study ends with the royal decision of 1562. The particularism of Szekler law, however, did not end with this decision, royal or not.A study of the history of law must take certain strictly historical episodes into account, even...

Injuries, Amputation and Disability in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of the Global Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019

Encyclopedia entry

...Topic/Event Description In the Middle Ages the chances of a man or woman suffering serious wounds and amputations depended, logically, on the work they did, their way of life, and where they lived. For peasants and craftsmen, whether...


A Cultural History of Law in the Middle Ages

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...The tendency to apply procedural arguments to extralegal situations is much more widespread than one might think. In the Middle Ages, this tendency incorporated different fields of knowledge in a much more casual and transversal way than...

Work, Skill, and Technology

A Cultural History of Work in the Medieval Age

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Book chapter

...Modern popular culture often takes the view that the Middle Ages were a backward era; yet the period from 800 to 1450 saw many major technological advances, the development of new forms of skilled labor, and increasing expertise...