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Cross and ScepterThe Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation

Cross and Scepter: The Rise of the Scandinavian Kingdoms from the Vikings to the Reformation

Sverre Bagge

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169088
eISBN:
9781400850105
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169088.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

Christianity and European-style monarchy—the cross and the scepter—were introduced to Scandinavia in the tenth century, a development that was to have profound implications for all of Europe. This ... More

Europe and the Islamic WorldA History

Europe and the Islamic World: A History

John Tolan, Henry Laurens, and Gilles Veinstein

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147055
eISBN:
9781400844753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147055.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book sheds light on the shared roots of Islamic and Western cultures and on the richness of their inextricably intertwined histories, refuting once and for all the misguided notion of a “clash ... More

From England to FranceFelony and Exile in the High Middle Ages

From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages

William Chester Jordan

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691164953
eISBN:
9781400866397
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691164953.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

At the height of the Middle Ages, a peculiar system of perpetual exile— or abjuration—flourished in western Europe. It was a judicial form of exile, not political or religious, and it was meted out ... More

Margins and MetropolisAuthority across the Byzantine Empire

Margins and Metropolis: Authority across the Byzantine Empire

Judith Herrin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153018
eISBN:
9781400845224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153018.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This volume explores the political, cultural, and ecclesiastical forces that linked the metropolis of Byzantium to the margins of its far-flung empire. Focusing on the provincial region of Hellas and ... More

Mother of Mercy, Bane of the JewsDevotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England

Mother of Mercy, Bane of the Jews: Devotion to the Virgin Mary in Anglo-Norman England

Kati Ihnat

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691169538
eISBN:
9781400883660
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691169538.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book explores a key moment in the rise of the cult of the Virgin Mary and the way the Jews became central to her story. Benedictine monks in England at the turn of the twelfth century developed ... More

Unrivalled InfluenceWomen and Empire in Byzantium

Unrivalled Influence: Women and Empire in Byzantium

Judith Herrin

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153216
eISBN:
9781400845217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153216.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book explores the exceptional roles that women played in the vibrant cultural and political life of medieval Byzantium. This book evokes the complex and exotic world of Byzantium's women, from ... More

Warriors of the CloistersThe Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World

Christopher I. Beckwith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691155319
eISBN:
9781400845170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691155319.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Medieval History

This book tells how key cultural innovations from Central Asia revolutionized medieval Europe and gave rise to the culture of science in the West. Medieval scholars rarely performed scientific ... More

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