What happened to queens, when their husbands, the kings, died? Was the widows of kings still regarded as queens? How did they proceed to preserve their status and political role? New book explores the phenomena of “royal widowhood” in the English as well as German High Middle Ages
How did Henry the Fowler and his son, Otto the Great, turn Germany into the political centre of 10th century Europe? By besting the Magyars? Or by more traditional mythmaking? New book explores the various sources and their role in the later historiography.
How do you go about communicating the intent to reform a church organisation reaching from Iceland to Sicily in the 11th century? And with it the wider society? This fundamental question has been explored by Arian Lorke in a new book
Trade and commerce bind the world together and creates wealth. Trade networks, however, were never durable. New book examines the diverging systems in a global historical context.
How did the medieval parish function? What role did the priest play? And what role the "trustworthy men". New book tells the story
A cloister is a covered walk surrounding the inner courtyard of a monastery or convent. But it is also a synonym of the wider institutions, in which they were found - the abbeys, the friaries, the priories, the monasteries, and the convents. New book tells the story of how the cloister became more than an element of architecture
Nunneries in the Carolingian and Ottonian World 800–1050 were vibrant and creative lifeworlds
For people in the Middle Ages keeping track of time was all important. Early on, the Church set up itself as the timekeeper par excellence. But how did clerics keep the time? New book introduces the student to the intricacies of medieval timekeeping.
New book by Katherine Ludwig Jansen explores how late medieval search for personal peace through regimens of penance, inspired the creation of a particular legal instrument to also obtain civic peace.
Even though clothes in Late Antiquity might be mended and remade until they were threadbare, they might still be embellished with cut out appliques of recycled tapestries.
An archaeologist takes us into the ancient world of traditional crafts to uncover their deep, original histories. Filled with a slow living it speaks to out innermost and deep yearning af a simple life
Around the year 1000, Marine Fishing came to play a significant role supplying nutritious protein. New book gathers the results of decades of research.
During the Middle Ages, the Cross and its veneration became a key topic in numerous Islamic and Christian treatises. New book explores the theologies behind
Cnut the Great is one of the overlooked English kings. Maligned as aprimitive Viking conqueror, the story has most often been told as a civilising project carried out by Emma. Not so in this new biography.
The archaeologist, Anne Pedersen, has painstakingly sifted through the reports of excavations of Viking warrior tombs in Denmark. New book tells the story
We may feel that nature is given. But it is also a significant cultural and historical construct. New book offers introduction to environmental history