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Medieval Art………………………………………..1 General interest…………………………….………3 Medieval Philosophy……………………………….4 early Middle Ages………………………………….5 Medieval France……………………………………6 Medieval europe and the near east………………9 Apocalypticism, Astrology, Magic, and the occult……………………………..10 islandica……………………………………………12 leuven University Press…………………………..13 renaissance and early Modern england………..15 renaissance and early Modern europe………..18 the Classical Age and late Antiquity……………20

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the AnnAles sChool An Intellectual History André Burguière
TrAnslATed By JAne MArie Todd Foreword By TiMoThy TAckeTT
“This is a lively and very personal account of the single most influential school of history of our time. André Burguière offers just the right mix of inside information, careful explanation, and provocative reinterpretation of who and what mattered during the halcyon years of the Annales school.” —lynn hunT, uclA
2009 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4665-8 | 328 pages | $45.00 $36.00 catalog price

Why FrAnCe? American Historians Reflect on an Enduring Fascination ediTed By lAurA lee downs And sTéphAne gerson
AFTerword By roger chArTier
“This eminently readable book is a must-read for all teachers of French civilization.” —French r eview
2009 (2006) | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7570-2 | 256 pages | $21.95 $17.56 catalog price

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Cover Illustration: Pre-Christian kings and prophets examining codices and looking to the heavens, from the fourteenth-century Austrian manuscript, Losbuch in deutschen Reimpaaren (Cod. S.n. 2652, fol. 2v), Österreichische Nationalbibliothek. Photograph copyright ÖNB Vienna. Cornell University Press jacket of A Kingdom of Stargazers (see page 10). Featured on the

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AnGlo-sAXon Art leslie weBsTer
This is the first new introduction to Anglo-Saxon art in twenty-five years and the first book to take account of the 2009 discovery of the Staffordshire Hoard—the largest cache of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork yet found. Written by one of the leading scholars in the field, and illustrated with many of the most impressive artifacts, it will be the authoritative book on the subject for years to come. From its first manifestations in the metalwork and ceramics of the early settlers, Anglo-Saxon art displays certain inherent and highly distinctive stylistic and iconographic features. Despite the many new influences that were regularly absorbed and adapted by Anglo-Saxon artists and craftsmen, these characteristics continued to resonate through the centuries in the great manuscripts, ivories, metalwork, and sculpture of this inventive and creative culture. Anglo-Saxon Art—which features 150 color and black-andwhite illustrations—is arranged thematically while following a broadly chronological sequence. An introduction highlights the character of Anglo-Saxon art, its leitmotifs, and its underlying continuities. Leslie Webster places this art firmly in its wider cultural and political context while also examining the significant conceptual relationship between the visual and literary art of the period.
2011 | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7766-9 | 256 pages $29.95 $23.96 catalog price | 140 color illustrations

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sPlendoUr oF the BUrGUndiAn CoUrt Charles the Bold (1433–1477) ediTed By susAn MArTi, Till-holger BorcherT, And gABriele keck
The essays in Splendour of the Burgundian Court—biographies of rulers, political history, and analyses of court art—form a comprehensive portrait of the Burgundian court. Its splendid full-color illustrations vividly bring to life both the brilliance and the drama of the epoch.
2009 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4853-9 | 384 pages | $80.00 $64.00 catalog price 350 color illusTrATions

Art oF the Celts 700 B.C. to A.D. 700 ediTed By Felix Müller
“This informative book begins in 700 B.C. with colorful display pottery and proceeds through the centuries to book illuminations created in Christian monasteries in the eighth century. This book concentrates on ornamentation as the Celts’ main form of expression: weapons, helmets, chariots, pottery, jewelery, and coinage are shown in color and black-and-white photographs.” —The Globe & Mail (ToronTo)
2009 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4869-0 | 304 pages | $70.00 $56.00 catalog price 450 illusTrATions

introdUCtion to MAnUsCriPt stUdies rAyMond cleMens And TiMoThy grAhAM
“This beautifully illustrated, skillfully organized resource is an ideal survey of the field, valuable for presenting information critical to new students and veteran scholars, for teaching the history and scope of the medieval manuscript.” —choice
2007 | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-8708-8 | 320 pages | $39.95 $31.96 catalog price 150 pAges oF ArT, color ThroughouT

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eAtinG BeAUty The Eucharist and the Spiritual Arts of the Middle Ages Ann w. AsTell
“This magisterial theo-aesthetic study forges new territory as it historicizes varying medieval interpretations of the eucharistic sacrament in medieval Christianity. Astell’s nuanced Eating Beauty demonstrates in every dimension how the Eucharist yokes the human to the divine in a via pulchritudinis.” —Bonnie wheeler, souThern M eThodisT universiTy
2006 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4466-1 | 312 pages | $39.95 $31.96 catalog price 11 color phoTogrAphs, 1 hAlFTone

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the Good WiFe’s GUide (le mÉNAGIer De PArIS) A Medieval Household Book TrAnslATed By ginA l. greco And chrisTine M. rose
“The Good Wife’s Guide is a highly interesting medieval work: this anonymous compilation of instructive materials drawn from different branches of knowledge has all the good qualities of a summa, but it also has controversial messages about a woman’s subservient roles in family and society. Greco and Rose offer not only a modern and integral rendition of the Old French text but also a reinterpretation of it.” —SPeculuM
2009 | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7474-3 | 384 pages | $24.95 $19.96 catalog price

THE GOOD WIFE’S GUIDE

Le Ménagier de Paris
A Medieval Household Book Translated by Gina L. Greco & Christine M. Rose

Merlin Knowledge and Power through the Ages sTephen knighT
“Stephen Knight’s wide-ranging, thorough, insightful, and comprehensive study of the figure of Merlin should become the standard resource on the well-known wizard. Knight shows real familiarity with the major traditions relating to the figure of Merlin and to Arthurian literature in general—which is no mean feat when covering such a large body of material.” —A lAn lupAck, AuThor oF The oxFord Guide To arThurian liTeraTure and leGend
2009 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4365-7 | 296 pages | $27.95 $22.36 catalog price

2010 Choice Magazine Outstanding Academic Title

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roBin hood A Mythic Biography sTephen knighT
“Knight’s book documents the enormous scope of the myth—revolutionary, reactionary, chivalric, homosexual, patriotic, or whatever the audience will allow, even slapstick. A fi nal mythic trait of Robinalia is its ability to parody itself.”—arThurian liTeraTure and leGend
2009 (2003) | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-8992-1 | 272 pages | $19.95 $15.96 catalog price

Winner of the Mythopoeic Scholarship Award in Myth and Fantasy Studies given by the Mythopoeic Society

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GilGAMesh AMonG Us Modern Encounters with the Ancient Epic Theodore ziolkowski
“Theodore Ziolkowski is immensely learned and has read a staggering array of modern publications that somehow or other use Gilgamesh. He is interested to know why the epic evokes such a response and links it to various movements in the arts and literature, especially in the United States, as well as to specific social conditions in Germany.” —BenJAMin r. FosTer, TrAnslATor oF The norTon criTicAl ediTion oF The ePic oF GilGaMeSh
2011 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-5035-8 | 248 pages | $35.00 $28.00 catalog price

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MedievAl PolitiCAl PhilosoPhy A Sourcebook, Second ediTion ediTed By JoshuA pArens And Joseph c. MAcFArlAnd
Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook, edited by Ralph Lerner and Muhsin Mahdi, has been a classroom standard since its publication in 1963. The new edition, revised and enlarged by Joshua Parens and Joseph C. Macfarland, makes accessible to today’s students the insights of the major medieval thinkers from all three Western monotheistic traditions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. Prior to the modern separation of religion from politics, medieval thinkers explored a variety of approaches to the relation between religion and politics—approaches still relevant in a world divided over how best to relate the two.
2011 | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7681-5 | 424 pages | $29.95 $23.96 catalog price AgorA ediTions

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ParT i—PoliTiCal PhilosoPhy in islaM, ediTed by Joshua Parens 1. Alfarabi, The Enumeration of the Sciences; 2. Alfarabi, The Book of Religion; 3. Alfarabi, The Political Regime; 4. Alfarabi, The Attainment of Happiness; 5. Alfarabi, Plato’s Laws; 6. Avicenna, On the Divisions of the Rational Sciences; 7. Avicenna, Healing: Metaphysics; 8. Alghazali, The Deliverer from Error; 9. Ibn Bajja, The Governance of the Solitary; 10. Ibn Tufayl, Hayy the Son of Yaqzan; 11. Averroes, The Decisive Treatise ParT ii—PoliTiCal PhilosoPhy in JudaisM, ediTed by Joshua Parens 12. Saadya Gaon, The Book of Doctrines and Beliefs; 13. Judah Halevi, The Book of Refutation and Proof on Behalf of the Despised Religion, or, The Kuzari; 14. Maimonides, Logic; 15. Maimonides, The Guide of the Perplexed; 16. Maimonides, Eight Chapters; 17. Maimonides, Letter on Astrology; 18. Isaac Polgar, The Support of Religion; 19. Abravanel, Commentary on the Bible ParT iii—PoliTiCal PhilosoPhy in ChrisTianiTy, ediTed by Joshua Parens 20. Roger Bacon, Opus Maius: Moral Philosophy; 21. Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics; 22. Thomas Aquinas and Peter of Auvergne, Commentary on the Politics; 23. Boethius of Dacia, On the Supreme Good; 24. Condemnation of 219 Propositions; 25. Giles of Rome, On Ecclesiastical Power; 26. Ptolemy of Lucca, On the Government of Rulers; 27. Dante Alighieri, Monarchy; 28. Marsilius of Padua, The Defender of the Peace; 29. William of Ockham, The Dialogue

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AQUinAs’s MorAl theory Essays in Honor of Norman Kretzmann edTed By scoTT MAcdonAld And eleonore sTuMp
“The volume demonstrates the truth of two of Kretzmann’s most deeply held beliefs about medieval philosophy: that philosophers today can still profit from careful study of Aquinas and that, despite the excellent work already being done in this field, there is much more work to be done.” —Journal oF The hiSTory oF PhiloSoPhy
2008 (1999) | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7413-2 | 296 pages | $29.95 $23.96 catalog price

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WoMen And AristoCrAtiC CUltUre in the CArolinGiAn World vAlerie l. gArver
“This fascinating book should appeal to medievalists in all fields, particularly those interested in gender history and art history. Valerie L. Garver successfully argues that women played fundamental roles in defining and transmitting aristocratic culture in the period from c. 700 to 925.” —JAne schulenBurg, AuThor oF ForGeTFul oF Their Sex
2009 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4771-6 | 336 pages | $49.95 $39.96 catalog price

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strUGGle For eMPire Kingship and Conflict under Louis the German, 817–876 eric J. goldBerg
“A highly readable and well-illustrated account of an important stage of the early Middle Ages.”—a Merican hiSTorical r eview
2009 (2006) | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7529-0 | 416 pages | $27.95 $22.36 catalog price conJuncTions oF religion And power in The MedievAl pAsT

the divorCe oF lothAr ii Christian Marriage and Political Power in the Carolingian World kArl heidecker
TrAnslATed By TAnis M. guesT
“This is a solid analysis of an intriguing episode in Late Carolingian history that not only examines the juridical aspects of the case but also pays much attention to realpolitik. In Heidecker’s lucid treatment, the ninth-century scandal becomes a fascinating study of family dynamics, changing mental attitudes, and Carolingian reform” —wAlTer siMons, dArTMouTh c ollege
2010 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-3929-2 | 240 pages | $45.00 $36.00 catalog price conJuncTions oF religion And power in The MedievAl pAsT

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eMotionAl CoMMUnities in the eArly Middle AGes BArBArA h. rosenwein
“Historians have always been puzzled by medieval descriptions of emotions. They interpreted them in simplistic terms, or at best explained displays of emotion as ritual performances quite unconnected to what people really felt. Rosenwein, using recent psychological theory, opens doors to a completely new understanding of past emotions.” —wAlTer pohl , universiTy oF viennA
2007 (2006) | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7416-3 | 248 pages | $21.00 $16.80 catalog price

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the PeACe oF God Social Violence and Religious Response in France around the Year 1000 ediTed By ThoMAs heAd And richArd lAndes
During the dissolution of the former Carolingian Empire, warfare and plunder went unchecked. An innovative response to this violence was the Church-led initiative known as the Peace of God, perhaps history’s earliest mass peace movement. In the thirteen essays collected here, leading scholars consider key aspects of the movement and episodes in its history.
1992 | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-8021-8 | 384 pages | $24.95 $19.96 catalog price

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the serF, the KniGht, And the historiAn doMinique BArThéleMy
TrAnslATed By grAhAM roBerT edwArds “Dominique Barthélemy’s willingness to challenge received opinion marks an important contribution which all those interested in medieval France at a critical period will find stimulating.” —TiMeS liTerary SuPPleMenT
2009 | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7560-3 | 368 pages | $29.95 $23.96 catalog price

Out Of lOve fOr my kin
Aristocratic fa mily life in t he lands of t he loire, 1000 –1200

oUt oF love For My Kin Aristocratic Family Life in the Lands of the Loire, 1000–1200 AMy livingsTone
“Amy Livingstone has addressed a central question about medieval family structure. Out of Love for My Kin is clearly based on an intimate knowledge of an enormous amount of primary information—to the extent that she often appears personally acquainted with the families discussed—and she is up to date on the vast modern literature as well.” —c onsTAnce BriTTAin BouchArd, universiTy oF A kron
2010 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4841-6 | 296 pages | $45.00 $36.00 catalog price

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BeGGinG PArdon And FAvor Ritual and Political Order in Early Medieval France geoFFrey koziol
“Begging Pardon and Favor is immensely well informed, reasoned, insightful, and stimulating.” —SPeculuM
2011 (1991) | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7753-9 | 480 pages | $35.00 $28.00 catalog price

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holy entrePreneUrs Cistercians, Knights, and Economic Exchange in Twelfth-Century Burgundy consTAnce BriTTAin BouchArd
“In addition to being an important revisionist study of Burgundian Cistercian economic practices, this clear book is an excellent brief introduction for anyone wishing to understand twelfth-century charters and cartularies.” —a Merican hiSTorical r eview
2009 (1991) | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7525-2 | 260 pages | $24.95 $19.96 catalog price

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sWord, Miter, And Cloister Nobility and the Church in Burgundy, 980–1198 consTAnce BriTTAin BouchArd
In Sword, Miter, and Cloister, Constance Brittain Bouchard provides a fresh perspective on social and ecclesiastical life in the High Middle Ages. Drawing on a vast range of primary sources, she reveals the surprisingly close relationship between the nobility and reformed monasteries in Burgundy.
2009 (1987) | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7526-9 | 464 pages | $35.00 $28.00 catalog price

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the holy BUreAUCrAt Eudes Rigaud and Religious Reform in Thirteenth-Century Normandy AdAM J. dAvis
“Davis has come as close to writing the biography of a thirteenth-century bishop as is achievable. A very fi ne study, more scholarly though not less fascinating than Le Roy Ladurie’s Montaillou, and deserving just as wide a readership.” —bioGraPhy
2006 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4474-6 | 288 pages | $49.95 $39.96 catalog price

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the MAKinG oF sAint loUis Kingship, Sanctity, and Crusade in the Later Middle Ages M. ceciliA gAposchkin
“This elegant and thoroughly researched book makes a significant contribution to our understanding of late medieval sanctity, the relationship between sanctity and kingship, and the way that sermons, liturgy, and hagiography shaped the construction of memory.”—a Merican hiSTorical r eview
2010 (2008) | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7625-9 | 352 pages | $29.95 $23.96 catalog price

CreAtinG CisterCiAn nUns The Women’s Religious Movement and Its Reform in Thirteenth-Century Champagne Anne e. lesTer
“In Creating Cistercian Nuns, Anne E. Lester makes a number of important and compelling arguments that will change our views of the relationship between the Cistercian order and women in the thirteenth century, the institutional shape and function of Cistercian nunneries, and the range of institutional responses to the urge to live the apostolic life in thirteenth-century France.” —shAron FArMer, AuThor oF SurvivinG PoverTy in Medieval PariS
2011 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4989-5 | 264 pages | $45.00 $36.00 catalog price

so GreAt A liGht, so GreAt A sMoKe The Beguin Heretics of Languedoc louisA A. BurnhAM
“This book is an incredibly thorough piece of work, immensely readable, and stuffed with fascinating stories. I particularly like the fact that Louisa A. Burnham solved a couple of age-old mysteries during the course of her research.” —cATherine Jinks, AuThor oF The SecreT FaMiliar
2008 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4131-8 | 240 pages | $39.95 $31.96 catalog price conJuncTions oF religion And power in The MedievAl pAsT

Honorable Mention, 2008 James P. Hanlan Book Award given by the New England Historical Association

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FriendshiP And CoMMUnity The Monastic Experience, 350–1250 BriAn pATrick Mcguire
“McGuire shows the development of medieval ideals of friendship and community from antiquity to the high Middle Ages. Current interest on the topic is high, in large part due to McGuire’s book.” —c. sTephen JAeger, universiTy oF illinois AT urBAnA-chAMpAign
2010 | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7672-3 | 648 pages | $35.00 $28.00 catalog price

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GUillAUMe de MAChAUt Secretary, Poet, Musician elizABeTh evA leAch
“This must be the best, and is surely the fi rst really complete, treatment of Machaut, the fi rst to treat him as poet and musician and courtier and show why it’s important to do so. I have never read anything that did nearly so good a job of showing how musical and poetic language interact.” —winThrop weTherBee , c ornell universiTy
2011 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4933-8 | 360 pages | $59.95 $47.96 catalog price

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sUnG Birds Music, Nature, and Poetry in the Later Middle Ages elizABeTh evA leAch
“This is a fi ne book and is useful for bringing the technical skills of the medieval musicologist to bear on issues important to any historian of medieval court life and the complex interplay between orality and literacy.” —a Merican hiSTorical r eview
2006 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4491-3 | 368 pages | $57.95 $46.36 catalog price

sACred Folly A New History of the Feast of Fools MAx hArris
“In this bracingly revisionist book, Max Harris overturns long-held assumptions about the nature and functions of the Feast of Fools. Denounced by fi fteenthcentury French theologians as a wanton and ungodly rite, the Feast of Fools was in reality, as Harris shows, a reverential, not a rowdy, holiday.” —clAire sponsler, universiTy oF iowA
2011 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4956-7 | 336 pages | $49.95 $39.96 catalog price

A CoMMon stAGe Theater and Public Life in Medieval Arras cArol syMes
• Winner of the 2008 Herbert Baxter Adams Prize given by the American Historical Association • Winner of the David Pinkney Prize given by the Society for French Historical Studies
Winner of the John Nicholas Brown Prize given by the Medieval Academy

• Winner of the 2008 David Bevington Award for Best New Book in Early Drama Studies given by the Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society
2007 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4581-1 | 376 pages | $49.95 $39.96 catalog price

KnoWinG Poetry Verse in Medieval France from the Rose to the Rhétoriqueurs AdriAn ArMsTrong And sArAh kAy
“Does verse convey a different kind of knowledge than prose in the later Middle Ages? Yes and no, according to the authors of this erudite and entertaining book. Verse can convey knowledge as profound as does prose, but it does so differently: verse links the quest for knowledge to orality, performance, and personifications and thus invites its readers to engage in a different kind of epistemology: ‘verse’s ways of knowing.’”—r enATe BluMenFeld -kosinski, universiTy oF piTTsBurgh
2011 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4973-4 | 256 pages | $45.00 $36.00 catalog price

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idols in the eAst European Representations of Islam and the Orient, 1100–1450 suzAnne conklin AkBAri
“Idols in the East makes clear how wide a range of evidence there is for a discourse of medieval Orientalism and how such a discourse might be understood in the present.” —i Ain M Acleod higgins, universiTy oF vicToriA
2009 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4807-2 | 336 pages | $49.95 $39.96 catalog price

eneMies And FAMiliArs Slavery and Mastery in Fifteenth-Century Valencia deBrA BluMenThAl
“Enemies and Familiars is a terrific piece of work that provides complete and bold new vistas on the lives of slaves during the transition to modernity and on the eve of the Atlantic slave trade. I have seldom seen a book with such a wealth of truly interesting material, nor have I often seen such evidence so artfully used.” —TeoFilo F. ruiz, uclA
2009 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4502-6 | 328 pages | $42.50 $34.00 catalog price conJuncTions oF religion And power in The MedievAl pAsT

Winner of the 2010 Premio Del Rey given by the American Historical Association

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the sePhArdiC Frontier The Reconquista and the Jewish Community in Medieval Iberia JonAThAn rAy
“Ray’s book fi rmly places the Jewish communities that he studies in a medieval Spanish setting and, as such, reduces the ‘background noise’ generated by the ultimate fate of these settlements in 1492 and of their European successors in the twentieth century. By this very feat, Ray’s book qualifies as a truly remarkable accomplishment.” —SPeculuM
2008 (2006) | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7451-4 | 224 pages | $21.00 $16.80 catalog price

Cowinner of the 2010 John Nicholas Brown Prize given by the Medieval Academy of America

PAssion And order Restraint of Grief in the Medieval Italian Communes cArol lAnsing
“This is a bold and generous book. Carol Lansing addresses central historical issues in this wide-ranging and immensely stimulating cultural history of the expression of grief in medieval Italian cities. Her learned and thoughtful exposition will engage both experts and students alike. ” —M Aureen c. M iller, universiTy oF cAliForniA, Berkeley
2008 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4062-5 | 264 pages | $49.95 $39.96 catalog price conJuncTions oF religion And power in The MedievAl pAsT

Winner of the 2008 Howard R. Marraro Prize given by the American Catholic Historical Association

heresy And the PolitiCs oF CoMMUnity The Jews of the Fatimid Caliphate MArinA rusTow
“By integrating Jewish and Islamic history into a seamless whole, Rustow illuminates both fields and thereby fully engages the scholarly discipline of history rather than occupying its margins. This book is one of the most accomplished syntheses of Geniza sources available, building upon the pivotal work of S. D. Goitein, who tried to study medieval Jewish history in all its dimensions, especially the social.” —a Merican hiSTorical r eview
2008 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4582-8 | 472 pages | $57.95 $46.36 catalog price conJuncTions oF religion And power in The MedievAl pAsT

Winner of the 2008 Salo W. Baron Prize given by the American Academy for Jewish Research

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A KinGdoM oF stArGAzers Astrology and Authority in the Late Medieval Crown of Aragon MichAel A. ryAn
“A Kingdom of Stargazers affords a welcome glimpse into the ambiguous position of astrology, magic, prophecy, and divination in the royal court of Aragon in the later Middle Ages.” —lAurA AckerMAn sMoller, AuThor oF hiSTory, ProPhecy, and The STarS
2011 | Cloth ISBN 978-0-8014-4984-0 | 232 pages | $45.00 $36.00 catalog price

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disCerninG sPirits Divine and Demonic Possession in the Middle Ages nAncy cAciolA
“The groundbreaking work on exorcism manuals and the impressive range of sources handled throughout the book are particularly noteworthy. Moreover, the striking visual evidence is clearly presented, lucidly analyzed, and tightly interwoven with the rest of the argument.” —SPeculuM
2006 (2003) | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7334-0 | 352 pages | $22.95 $18.36 catalog price conJuncTions oF religion And power in The MedievAl pAsT

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the PoWers oF ProPheCy The Cedar of Lebanon Vision from the Mongol Onslaught to the Dawn of the Enlightenment
roBerT e. lerner “This is an important book for anyone who wishes to understand better the late medieval mind, who is fascinated by popular history, and for those who study the history of eschatology. It is also a book to be enjoyed by the serious scholar as well as by the general reader as it offers stimulating insights into the human mentality.” —a Merican hiSTorical r eview
2009 | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-7537-5 | 264 pages | $24.95 $19.96 catalog price

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the APoCAlyPse in the Middle AGes ediTed By richArd k. eMMerson And BernArd Mcginn
This richly interdisciplinary collection of seventeen eesays by an impressive array of medievalists offers an overview of the influence of the Apocalypse on the shaping of the Christian culture of the Middle Ages. Each one focuses on some aspect of John’s great visionary text, specifically analyzing its interpretation, representation, and manipulation in medieval culture, history, religion, art, and literature.
1993 | Paper ISBN 978-0-8014-9550-2 | 448 pages | $34.95 $27.96 catalog price

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the seCret history oF herMes trisMeGistUs Hermeticism from Ancient to Modern Times FloriAn eBeling
TrAnslATed By dAvid lorTon Foreword By JAn AssMAnn “The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus skillfully introduces the reader to the many gods, philosophers, scholars, and authors who comprise the Hermetic tradition. In this excellent book Florian Ebeling makes accessible a rich chapter of intellectual history, hitherto basically the preserve of a small group of specialists.”—r ichArd JAsnow, The Johns hopkins universiTy
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the oCCUlt Mind Magic in Theory and Practice chrisTopher i. lehrich
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