Medieval Europe
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Medieval Europe


  • Author : Chris Wickham
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 335
  • ISBN 10 : 9780300208344


Medieval Europe Book Description :

Chapter nine 1204: the failure of alternatives -- chapter ten Defining society: gender and community in late medieval Europe -- chapter eleven Money, war and death, 1350-1500 -- chapter twelve Rethinking politics, 1350-1500 -- chapter thirteen Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index

Regional Cuisines of Medieval Europe

Regional Cuisines of Medieval Europe


  • Author : Melitta Weiss Adamson
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN 10 : 0415929946


Regional Cuisines of Medieval Europe Book Description :

Expert food historians provide detailed histories of the creation and development of particular delicacies in six regions of medieval Europe-Britain, France, Italy, Sicily, Spain, and the Low Countries.

The Long Morning of Medieval Europe
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Long Morning of Medieval Europe


  • Author : Jennifer R. Davis
  • Publisher : Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN 10 : 0754662543


The Long Morning of Medieval Europe Book Description :

Scholars from Europe and North America convened at Harvard University in 2004 for an interdisciplinary conference aimed at Rethinking the Early Middle Ages. What are the issues and techniques of research defining the field today, and what will they be tom

Women and Gender in Medieval Europe
Score: 2.5
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Women and Gender in Medieval Europe


  • Author : Margaret Schaus
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 944
  • ISBN 10 : 9780415969444


Women and Gender in Medieval Europe Book Description :

From women's medicine and the writings of Christine de Pizan to the lives of market and tradeswomen and the idealization of virginity, gender and social status dictated all aspects of women's lives during the middle ages. A cross-disciplinary resource, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe examines the daily reality of medieval women from all walks of life in Europe between 450 CE and 1500 CE, i.e., from the fall of the Roman Empire to the discovery of the Americas. Moving beyond biographies of famous noble women of the middles ages, the scope of this important reference work is vast and provides a comprehensive understanding of medieval women's lives and experiences. Masculinity in the middle ages is also addressed to provide important context for understanding women's roles. Entries that range from 250 words to 4,500 words in length thoroughly explore topics in the following areas: · Art and Architecture · Countries, Realms, and Regions · Daily Life · Documentary Sources · Economics · Education and Learning · Gender and Sexuality · Historiography · Law · Literature · Medicine and Science · Music and Dance · Persons · Philosophy · Politics · Political Figures · Religion and Theology · Religious Figures · Social Organization and Status Written by renowned international scholars, Women and Gender in Medieval Europe is the latest in the Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages. Easily accessible in an A-to-Z format, students, researchers, and scholars will find this outstanding reference work to be an invaluable resource on women in Medieval Europe.

The Oxford History of Medieval Europe
Score: 4
From 4 Ratings

The Oxford History of Medieval Europe


  • Author : George Holmes
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 395
  • ISBN 10 : 0192801333


The Oxford History of Medieval Europe Book Description :

This is the most authoritative account of life in Medieval Europe between the fall of the Roman Empire and the coming of the Renaissance. Full coverage is given to all aspects of life in a thousand-year period which saw the creation of western civilization: from the empires and kingdoms of Charlemagne, the Byzantines, and the Hundred Years War, to the ideals of the crusades, the building of great cathedrals and the social catastrophe of the Black Death; the cultural worlds of chivalric knights, popular festivals, and new art forms. The chapters show the movement of the centre of gravity in European life from the Mediterranean to the north; and the authors explore the contrast between Byzantine and Renaissance cultures in the south and the new, complex political and social structures of north-west Europe, which by 1300 had the most advanced civilization the world had ever seen.

Sexuality in Medieval Europe
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Sexuality in Medieval Europe


  • Author : Ruth Mazo Karras
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-03-12
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136343612


Sexuality in Medieval Europe Book Description :

‘The best short introduction to medieval sexuality that I have read: a remarkable book.’ -Vern Bullough, Reviews in History 'Undergraduate and graduate students will find in Karras’ book an extremely helpful guide to what can be a confusing and perplexing body of scholarship. Even established scholars are likely to find it enlightening as well as enjoyable.' - James Brundage, Journal of Ecclesiastical History ‘An impressively synthetic and highly readable survey of current scholarship on medieval sexuality that will be of considerable use in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching.’ - Emma Campbell, Signs Sexuality in medieval Europe has become a vital scholarly field that is now recognized as central to the study of the Middle Ages. Using a wide collection of evidence from the late Antique period up until the fifteenth century, this new edition of the standard overview on the topic demonstrates that medieval culture developed sexual identities that were quite different from the identities we think of today, yet that were still in some ways ancestral to our own. Challenging the way the Middle Ages have been treated in general histories of sexuality, Ruth Mazo Karras shows how views at the time were conflicted and complicated; there was no single medieval attitude towards sexuality any more than there is one modern attitude. The well-known lusty priest and the ‘repressed’ penitent have their roles to play, but set here in a wider context these figures take on fascinating new dimensions. Focusing on acceptable marital sexual activity as well as what was seen as transgressive, the chapters cover such topics as chastity, the role of the church, and non-reproductive activity. Combining an overview of research on the topic with original interpretations, now updated with the latest scholarship and additional material from medieval Christian Europe, Jewish medieval culture and the Islamic world, Sexuality in Medieval Europe is essential reading for all those w

The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe

The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe


  • Author : Judith M. Bennett
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2013-08-22
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 642
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191667305


The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe Book Description :

The Oxford Handbook of Women and Gender in Medieval Europe provides a comprehensive overview of the gender rules encountered in Europe in the period between approximately 500 and 1500 C.E. The essays collected in this volume speak to interpretative challenges common to all fields of women's and gender history - that is, how best to uncover the experiences of ordinary people from archives formed mainly by and about elite males, and how to combine social histories of lived experiences with cultural histories of gendered discourses and identities. The collection focuses on Western Europe in the Middle Ages but offers some consideration of medieval Islam and Byzantium. The Handbook is structured into seven sections: Christian, Jewish, and Muslim thought; law in theory and practice; domestic life and material culture; labour, land, and economy; bodies and sexualities; gender and holiness; and the interplay of continuity and change throughout the medieval period. It contains material from some of the foremost scholars in this field, and it not only serves as the major reference text in medieval and gender studies, but also provides an agenda for future new research.

Queenship in Medieval Europe

Queenship in Medieval Europe


  • Author : Theresa Earenfight
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2013-06-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137303929


Queenship in Medieval Europe Book Description :

Medieval queens led richly complex lives and were highly visible women active in a man's world. Linked to kings by marriage, family, and property, queens were vital to the institution of monarchy. In this comprehensive and accessible introduction to the study of queenship, Theresa Earenfight documents the lives and works of queens and empresses across Europe, Byzantium, and the Mediterranean in the Middle Ages. The book: * introduces pivotal research and sources in queenship studies, and includes exciting and innovative new archival research * highlights four crucial moments across the full span of the Middle Ages – ca. 300, 700, 1100, and 1350 – when Christianity, education, lineage, and marriage law fundamentally altered the practice of queenship * examines theories and practices of queenship in the context of wider issues of gender, authority, and power. This is an invaluable and illuminating text for students, scholars and other readers interested in the role of royal women in medieval society.

Queens and Queenship in Medieval Europe

Queens and Queenship in Medieval Europe


  • Author : Anne Duggan
  • Publisher : Boydell Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN 10 : 0851158811


Queens and Queenship in Medieval Europe Book Description :

The image, status and function of queens and empresses, regnant and consort, in kingdoms stretching from England to Jerusalem in the European middle ages.

Medieval Europe
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Medieval Europe


  • Author : C. Warren Hollister
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Companies
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: Europe
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015025193254


Medieval Europe Book Description :