John Walmsley, edit.. Widows, Heirs and Heiresses in the Late Twelfth Century.
by John Walmsley, edit.$ 27.00
Grund, Peter. Misticall Wordes and Names Infinite. An edition and study of Humfrey Locke’s Treatise on Alchemy.
by Grund, Peter.$ 32.00
Hess, Catherine. Italian Ceramics : Catalogue of the J. Paul Getty Museum Collection.
by Hess, Catherine.$ 45.00
“This book catalogues the Getty Museum’s fine collection of forty-five Italian ceramic objects spanning four hundred years, including a pair of eighteenth-century candlesticks representing mythological scenes, a tabletop with hunting scenes, and, from the 1790s, the beautifully modeled and painted Saint Joseph with the Christ Child. Containing the most recent scientific, historical, and iconographic information about the Museum’s holdings, Italian Ceramics offers a wealth of new information about the Getty Museum’s superb collection of Italian ceramic art.”
M. Teresa Tavormina. Sex Aging Death in a Medieval Medical Compendium.
by M. Teresa Tavormina.$ 40.00
Ruiz, Juan. The Book of Good Love.
by Ruiz, Juan.$ 27.00
Pizan, Christine de. The Boke of the Cyte of Ladyes.
by Pizan, Christine de.$ 32.00
“Christine de Pizan attracted an international audience of admirers her during her lifetime, including many readers in England. The Boke of the Cyte of Ladyes (1521) is the earliest English translation of Le Livre de la cité des dames (ca. 1405) and the only version printed in French or English before the twentieth century. Her work stands as an early stronghold against misogynist thinking, with more than one hundred stories about women’s capacity for intelligence and virtue assembled under the auspices of Reason, Rectitude, and Justice to form an allegorical City of Ladies. Modern readers can now rediscover Christine de Pizan’s landmark defense of women in the French and English of its original readers. This new edition offers rich material for scholars interested in gender studies, history, humanism, and the field of Anglo-French literature. The facing page format lets readers closely compare the fifteenth-century Middle French of its female author with the sixteenth-century English text by a male translator. A critical introduction and scholarly annotations enhance its usefulness as a resource for students and critics.”
Phillips, Jonathan. The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin.
by Phillips, Jonathan.$ 27.00
Phillips, Jonathan. The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin. Yale University Press 2019 Hardcover in DJ Like New/Like New Unused Octavo 478 pp
“When Saladin recaptured Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187, returning the Holy City to Islamic rule for the first time in almost ninety years, he sent shockwaves throughout Christian Europe and the Muslim Near East that reverberate today.
It was the culmination of a supremely exciting life, fraught with challenges and contradictions but blessed occasionally with marvellous good fortune. Born into a significant Kurdish family in northern Iraq, Saladin shot to power in faraway Egypt thanks to the tutelage of his uncle. Over two decades, this warrior and diplomat fought under the banner of jihad, but at the same time worked tirelessly to build an immense dynastic empire that stretched from North Africa to Western Iraq. Gathering together a turbulent and diverse coalition he was able to capture Jerusalem, only to trigger the Third Crusade and face his greatest adversary, King Richard the Lionheart.” GoodReads
Catherine Richardson. Domestic Life and Domestic Tragedy in Early Modern England
by Catherine Richardson.$ 37.00
Catherine Richardson. Domestic Life and Domestic Tragedy in Early Modern England : The material life of the household. Manchester University Press 2006 Hardcover in DJ Like New /Like New Unused. Octavo 235 pp
Lifshitz, Felice. Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia.
by Lifshitz, Felice.$ 32.00
“Religious Women in Early Carolingian Francia , a groundbreaking study of the intellectual and monastic culture of the Main Valley during the eighth century, looks closely at a group of manuscripts associated with some of the best-known personalities of the European Middle Ages, including Boniface of Mainz and his beloved, abbess Leoba of Tauberbischofsheim. This is the first study of these Anglo-Saxon missionaries to Germany to delve into the details of their lives by studying the manuscripts that were produced in their scriptoria and used in their communities. The author explores how one group of religious women helped to shape the culture of medieval Europe through the texts they wrote and copied, as well as through their editorial interventions. Using compelling manuscript evidence, she argues that the content of the women’s books was overwhelmingly gender-egalitarian and frequently feminist (i.e., resistant to patriarchal ideas). This intriguing book provides unprecedented glimpses into the feminist consciousness of the women’s and mixed-sex communities that flourished in the early Middle Ages.”
Kehler. The Single Woman in Medieval and Early Modern England : Her Life and Representation.
by Laurel Amtower and Dorothea Kehler.$ 22.00
Laurel Amtower and Dorothea Kehler. The Single Woman in Medieval and Early Modern England : Her Life and Representation. Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies 2003 Hardcover in DJ Like New/Like New Unused Octavo 242 pp