Europe

SOURCES & PROBLEMS IN RENAISSANCE MEDICINE. Rewriting the History of European Medicine

This lecture explains the rationale behind the new survey of history in the period, which relies on a wide range of primary and unfamiliar texts drawn from across Europe from Moldavia to Portugal. It considers the consequences for medicine of the opening up of Europe to the wider world, as well as the results of the ever-hardening religious divide, including the fate of Arabic medicine in Iberia.

Rebellion in the Middle Ages: Fight Against the Crown (2022)

Kings throughout the medieval period came under threat from rebellions and resistance that sprang from the nobility, the Church, and even the general population.

Medieval Sovereignty (2022)

Through a focused and systematic examination of medieval theologians, philosophers, and jurists, Andrew Latham explores how ideas about supreme political authority―sovereignty―first emerged during the high medieval period.

Conceptualizing the “Adriatic”: Artistic Interactions in Late Medieval Dalmatia – Michele Bacci

The artistic production of medieval Dalmatia has long been interpreted as the outcome of artistic interactions between different cultures. The present paper will propose a reconsideration of the conceptual grounds on which the “Adriatic” has been construed as a liminal, or hybrid, artistic context.

Paths to Kingship in Medieval Latin Europe c. 950–1200 (2021)

Drawing on a rich array of remarkable sources, this engaging study explores how the fears and hopes of a ruler's subjects shaped both the idea and the practice of power.

The Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, & Forty Years that Shook the World (2021)

The creator of the hit podcast series; "Tides of History" and "Fall of Rome" explores the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530, bringing to life the dramatic and deeply human story of how the West was reborn.

The Age of Reform, 1250-1550: An Intellectual & Religious History of Late Medieval & Reformation Europe (2020)

The seeds of the swift and sweeping religious movement that reshaped European thought in the 1500s were sown in the late Middle Ages.

Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands (2019)

By telling intimate stories of individual journeys, Jones illuminates these centuries of war not only from the perspective of popes and kings, but from Arab-Sicilian poets, Byzantine princesses, Sunni scholars, Shi'ite viziers, Mamluk slave soldiers, Mongol chieftains, and barefoot friars.

Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe’s Lost Country (2019)

In this beguiling, hilarious and compelling book, Simon Winder retraces the various powers that have tried to overtake the land that stretches from the mouth of the Rhine to the Alps and the might of the peoples who have lived there for centuries.

Two Lives of Charlemagne: The Biography, History and Legend of King Charlemagne, Ruler of the Frankish Empire (2018)

Demonstrating great talents in both war and peace, Charles the Great was able to unite much of Europe to an extent unseen since the time of the Roman Empire.

With a Bended Bow: Archery in Medieval & Renaissance Europe (2018)

With a Bended Bow covers all aspects of the manufacture of ‘artillery’, the shooting styles and the uses of mediaeval and Renaissance archery based upon contemporary manuscripts, preserved artefacts and accurate reproductions.

Norse Mythology (2018)

Neil Gaiman, long inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction, presents a bravura rendition of the Norse gods and their world from their origin though their upheaval in Ragnarok.

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