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The Dark Ages: The 1066 Hastings Campaign.

The Dark Ages: The Viking Invasion of Wessex 878 AD

Fiction & literature

Robin Bennett 
Picus the Thief.

Bernard Cornwell
Death of Kings.

Susanna Gregory 
The Killer of Pilgrims

Conn Iggulden

Michael Jecks 
King's Gold

Michael Jecks
The Oath.

Primary sources

Daniel Anlezark, ed. & trans.
Old Testament Narratives.

Benedict of Nursia; ed. & trans. Bruce L. Venarde 
The Rule of Saint Benedict.

Giovanni Boccaccio; ed. & trans. Jon Solomon 
Genealogy of the Pagan Gods, Volume 1: Books I-V.

Boethius; trans. Andrew Smith
Boethius: On Aristotle On Interpretation 4-6.

Brethren of Purity; eds. Godefroid de Callataÿ and Bruno Halflants
On Magic: An Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 52, Part 1

Nigel Bryant, trans.
Perceforest: The Prehistory of King Arthur's Britain.

John Capgrave; trans. Katherine A. Winstead
The Life of Saint Katherine of Alexandria.

Geoffrey Chaucer
The Canterbury Tales: new edition; trans. David Wright, intro. Christopher Cannon. 

Dante; Prue Shaw, ed.
Dante Alighieri: Commedia. A Digital Edition.

Dante; Robert Durling, trans.; Ronald Martinez, intro. & notes 
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri, Volume 3: Paradiso

Ursula Dronke, ed. & trans.
The Poetic Edda, Volume III: Mythological Poems II.

Swift Edgar, ed.
The Vulgate Bible, Volume II: The Historical Books: Douay-Rheims Translation, Part A.

Swift Edgar, ed.
The Vulgate Bible, Volume II: The Historical Books: Douay-Rheims Translation, Part B.

Swift Edgar, ed.
The Vulgate Bible, Volume III: The Poetical Books, Douay-Rheims Translation. (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library) 

Bartolomeo Fonzio; ed. Alessandro Daneloni, trans. Martin Davies 
Letters to Friends.

Lilio Gregorio Giraldi; ed. & trans. John N. Grant
Modern Poets.

John Gower; ed. & trans. R. F. Yeager.
The French Balades.

John Gower; eds. David R. Carlson and A. G. Rigg.
Poems on Contemporary Events.

Douglas Gray, ed.
From the Norman Conquest to the Black Death: An Anthology of Writings from England.  

Joan Tasker Grimbert and Carol J. Chase, trans. 
Chrétien de Troyes in Prose: the Burgundian Erec and Cligés

Gary R. Grund, trans.
Humanist Tragedies.

Peter J. Grund
Misticall Wordes and Names Infinite: An Edition and Study of Humfrey Lock's Treatise on Alchemy.

Tsangnyon Heruka; trans. Andrew Quintman.
The Life of Milarepa.

Philippa Hoskin, ed.
English Episcopal Acta 38, London 1229-1280; English Episcopal Acta 39, London 1280-1303.

Jean le Bel; trans. Nigel Bryant
The True Chronicles of Jean le Bel 1290-1360.

R. M. Liuzza, ed. & trans.
Anglo-Saxon Prognostics: An Edition & Translation of Texts from London, British Library, MS Cotton Tiberius A.iii.

Michael McCormick
Charlemagne's Survey of the Holy Land: Wealth, Personnel, and Buildings of a Mediterranean Church between Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

Macrobii Ambrosii Theodosii Saturnalia; Robert A. Kaster, ed.

John Mirk; Susan Powell, ed.
John Mirk's Festial, Edited from British Library MS Cotton Claudius A. II, Volume 2.

Alan H. Nelson and John R. Elliott, Jr., eds.
Inns of Court (Records of Early English Drama).

Philoponus; Inna Kupreeva, trans.
Philoponus: On Aristotle Meteorology 1.1-3.  

Porphyry; James Wilberding, trans.
To Gaurus on How Embryos are Ensouled and On What is In Our Power

Richer of Saint-Rémi
Histories; ed. & trans. Justin Lake. (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)

Sextus Amarcius
Satires; Eupolemius; trans. Ronald E. Pepin & Jan M. Ziolkowski. (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Library)

Shira Schwam-Baird, ed. & trans.
Valentin et Orson: An Edition and Translation of the Fifteenth-Century Romance Epic.

Patricia Skinner and Elizabeth van Houts, eds.
Medieval Writings on Secular Women.

Caroline Stone & Paul Lunde, trans.
Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North. (Penguin Classics) 

Sandra Ballif Straubhaar, ed.
Old Norse Women's Poetry: The Voices of Female Skalds.

Marino Sanudo Torsello; trans. Peter Lock 
The Book of the Secrets of the Faithful of the Cross: Liber Secretorum Fidelium Crucis

Christopher Tyerman, trans.
Chronicles of the First Crusade. (Penguin Classics) 

Thomas Walsingham; eds. John Taylor, Wendy R. Childs, and Leslie Watkiss
The St Albans Chronicle: The Chronica maiora of Thomas Walsingham, Volume II, 1394-1422. (Oxford Medieval Texts) 

Michael Winterbottom and Michael Lapidge, eds.
The Early Lives of St Dunstan.  (Oxford Medieval Texts)

Michael Scott Woodward, trans. & intro.
The Glossa Ordinaria on Romans.

Owen Wright, ed. & trans.
On Music: An Arabic critical edition and English translation of Epistle 5.

Isobel Wyatt 
Legends of King Arthur.

Reference works

P. Bober, R. Rubinstein 
Renaissance Artists and Antique Sculpture. A Handbook of Sources, new edn.

Burke's Peerage
Burke's Peerage & Gentry International Register of Arms - Volume 1.

David Farmer 
The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, Fifth Edition Revised. 

Helena Hamerow, David A. Hinton, and Sally Crawford, eds.
The Oxford Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Archaeology.

Daniel W. Mosser 
A Digital Catalogue of the pre-1500 Manuscripts and Incunables of the Canterbury Tales.

Secondary sources

Anna Abulafia 
Christian Jewish Relations 1000-1300: Jews in the Service of Medieval Christendom.

Jane Alden
Songs, Scribes, and Society: The History and Reception of the Loire Valley Chansonniers.

Caroline Alexander
Lost Gold of the Dark Ages: War, Treasure, and the Mystery of the Saxons.

Maria Esperanza Alfonso and Carmen Caballero-Navas, eds.
Late Medieval Jewish Identities: Iberia and Beyond.

Nicholas R. Amor
Late Medieval Ipswich: Trade & Industry.

M. D. Anderson 
The Medieval Carver.

Sian Anthony
Medieval settlement to 18th-/19th-century rookery: excavations at Central St Giles, London Borough of Camden, 2006-8

Francis Bacon; ed. Michael Kiernan
The Historie of the raigne of King Henry the seventh and other works of the 1620s

Sally Badham
Medieval Church and Churchyard Monuments.

Martina Bagnoli, Holger A. Klein, C. Griffith Mann and James Robinson, eds.
Treasures of Heaven: saints, relics and devotion in medieval Europe (exhibition catalogue). 

Richard N. Bailey 
Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Stone Sculpture Volume IX, Cheshire and Lancashire

Max Beer 
Social Struggles in the Middle Ages.

Kimberly K. Bell and Julie Nelson Couch, eds.
The Texts and Contexts of Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 108: The Shaping of English Vernacular Narrative.

Bettina Bildhauer
Filming the Middle Ages.

Ivan Biliarsky 
Word and Power in Mediaeval Bulgaria.

Robert Bork, William W. Clark, and Abby McGehee, eds.
New Approaches to Medieval Architecture

Susan Boynton and Diane J. Reilly, eds.
The Practice of the Bible in the Middle Ages: Production, Reception, and Performance in Western Christianity.

Susan Boynton
Silent Music: Medieval Song and the Construction of History in Eighteenth-Century Spain.

Peter Brears 
All the King's Cooks: The Tudor Kitchens of King Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace

Stefan Brink and Neil Price, eds.
The Viking World.

Peter Brown
Geoffrey Chaucer.

Leslie Brubaker and John Haldon 
Byzantium in the Iconoclast Era, c.680-850: A History.

Janet Burton & Julie Kerr, eds.
The Cistercians in the Middle Ages

Shane Butler 
The Matter of the Page: Essays in Search of Ancient and Medieval Authors.

Caroline Walker Bynum
Christian Materiality: An Essay on Religion in Late Medieval Europe

Jon Cannon and Beth Williamson, eds.
The Medieval Art, Architecture and History of Bristol Cathedral: An Enigma Explored

Marla Carlson 
Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists.

Leo Carruthers, Raeleen Chai-Elsholz and Tatjana Silec, eds.
Palimpsests and the Literary Imagination of Medieval England.

Celia Chazelle, Simon Doubleday, Felice Lifshitz, Amy G. Remensnyder, eds.
Why the Middle Ages Matter: Medieval Light on Modern Injustice.

John Cherry
Medieval Goldsmiths.

Neil Christie 
The Fall of the Western Roman Empire: An Archaeological and Historical Perspective

Neil Christie and Paul Stamper, eds.
Medieval Rural Settlement: Britain and Ireland, AD 800-1600

Gillian Clark
Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introduction

Helen Clarke
Discover Medieval Sandwich: A Guide to its History and Buildings

James G. Clark 
The Benedictines in the Middle Ages

K. P. Clarke
Chaucer and Italian Textuality.

Lisa H. Cooper 
Artisans and Narrative Craft in Late Medieval England.

Marios Costambeys, Matthew Innes, Simon MacLean 
The Carolingian World

Michael Costen 
Anglo-Saxon Somerset.

Sally Crawford
Anglo-Saxon England.

Julia Crick & Elisabeth van Houts, eds.
A Social History of England, 900-1200

Curators of Historic Royal Palaces 
Historic Royal Palaces

Graham Cushway 
Edward III and the War at Sea: The English Navy, 1327-1377

Jacqueline de Weever
Aesop and the Imprint of Medieval Thought: A Study of Six Fables as Translated at the End of the Middle Ages

Giuliano Di Bacco, Stefano Jossa and Yolanda Plumley, eds.
Citation, Intertextuality and Memory in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Volume One: Text, Music and Image from Machaut to Ariosto

Volker Henning Drecoll and Margitta Berghaus, eds.
Gregory of Nyssa: The Minor Treatises on Trinitarian Theology and Apollinarism: 11th International Colloquium on Gregory of Nyssa

Tony Dyson, Mark Samuel, Alison Steele, Susan M Wright
The Cluniac priory and abbey of St Saviour Bermondsey, Surrey: excavations 1984-95

George Edmondson
The Neighboring Text: Chaucer, Boccaccio, Henryson.

J. Escalona, A. Reynolds, eds.
Scale and Scale Change in the Early Middle Ages: Exploring Landscape, Local Society, and the World Beyond

Noel Fallows 
Jousting in Medieval and Renaissance Iberia.

Margot E. Fassler
Gothic Song: Victorine Sequences and Augustinian Reform in Twelfth-Century Paris, Second Edition.

Richard Fawcett
The Architecture of the Scottish Medieval Church 1100-1560.

Donald Featherstone
Bowmen of England

John Fletcher 
Gardens of Earthly Delight: The History of Deer Parks.

Sarah Foot
Athelstan: The First King of England.

Antonio Forcellino
The Lost Michelangelos.

Lilli Fransen, Anna Nørgård & Else Østergård
Medieval Garments Reconstructed: Norse Clothing Patterns.

Charles Freeman
Holy Bones, Holy Dust: How Relics Shaped the History of Medieval Europe.

Edward Augustus Freeman 
The History of the Norman Conquest of England: Its Causes and Its Results

Lynda Garland 
Byzantine Empresses: Women and Power in Byzantium AD 527-1204.

Lori Ann Garner
Structuring Spaces: Oral Poetics and Architecture in Early Medieval England.

Elina Gertsman, ed.
Crying in the Middle Ages: Tears of History

Noreen Giffney, Michelle M. Sauer and Diane Watt, eds.
The Lesbian Premodern.

Jane Gilbert 
Living Death in Medieval French and English Literature.

Jason Glen, ed.
The Middle Ages in Texts and Texture: Reflections on Medieval Sources

Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift 
Shaping the Day: A History of Timekeeping in England and Wales 1300-1800

John Goodall
The English Castle, 1066-1650.

George Goodwin 
Fatal Colours

Ian Grainger and Christopher Phillpotts 
The Cistercian abbey of St Mary Graces, East Smithfield, London.

Joan Greatrex
The English Benedictine Cathedral Priories: Rule and Practice, c. 1270-1420.

Stephen Greenblatt
The Swerve: How the Renaissance Began.

Paul Hardwick 
English Medieval Misericords: The Margins of Meaning

Antony J. Hasler 
Court Poetry in Late Medieval England and Scotland: Allegories of Authority.

Nigel Harvey
Fields, Hedges and Ditches.

Kate Heard and Lucy Whitaker, eds. 
The Northern Renaissance: Dürer to Holbein

Judith Herrin and Guillaume Saint-Guillain, eds.
Identities and Allegiances in the Eastern Mediterranean after 1204

Nicholas J. Higham and Martin J. Ryan, eds.
Place-names, Language and the Anglo-Saxon Landscape.

Konrad Hirschler
Medieval Arabic Historiography: Authors as Actors.

J. C. Holt 
Robin Hood, new edition.

Peter Hoskins 
In the Steps of the Black Prince: The Road to Poitiers, 1355-1356.  

Shennan Hutton
Women and Economic Activities in Late Medieval Ghent

Maren Clegg Hyer and Gale R. Owen-Crocker, eds.
The Material Culture of Daily Living in the Anglo-Saxon World

Caroline Ingle and Helen Saunders 
Aerial Archaeology in Essex: the role of the National Mapping Programme in interpreting the landscape

Erik Inglis
Jean Fouquet and the Invention of France: Art and Nation After the Hundred Years War.

Timothy Scott Jones 
Outlawry in Medieval Literature.

Catherine E. Karkov 
The Art of Anglo-Saxon England

Paul Kershaw
Peaceful Kings: Peace, Power and the Early Medieval Political Imagination.

David A. King 
Astrolabes from Medieval Europe

Miriamne Ara Krummel 
Crafting Jewishness in Medieval England: Legally Absent, Virtually Present.

Aden Kumler
Translating Truth: Ambitious Images and Religious Knowledge in Late Medieval France and England.

Kunstmuseum Basel
Konrad Witz.

Robert Jones
Knight: The Warrior and World of Chivalry

Thomas Forrest Kelly
Early Music: A Very Short Introduction

Gary Lachman 
The Quest For Hermes Trismegistus: From Ancient Egypt to the Modern World

Michael J. Lewis, Gale R. Owen-Crocker and Dan Terkla, eds.
The Bayeux Tapestry: New Approaches.

Craig L. Lambert 
Shipping the Medieval Military: English Maritime Logistics in the Fourteenth Century

Elizabeth L'Estrange and Alison More, eds.
Representing Medieval Genders and Sexualities in Europe: Construction, Transformation, and Subversion, 600-1530.  

Tom Licence
Hermits and Recluses in English Society, 950-1200

Michael Livingston, ed.
The Battle of Brunanburh: A Casebook

Leslie Lockett 
Anglo-Saxon Psychologies in the Vernacular and Latin Traditions

Dennis Looney
Freedom Readers: The African American Reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy.

Julian Luxford and John McNeill, eds.
The Medieval Chantry in England and Wales.

James Macpherson; eds. Allan Burnett and Linda Andersson Burnett 
Blind Ossian's Fingal: Fragments and Controversy

Hugh Magennis 
Translating Beowulf: Modern Versions in English Verse.

Ralph Mathisen and Danuta Shanzer, eds.
Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World: Cultural Interaction and the Creation of Identity in Late Antiquity.  

David Matthews, ed.
In strange countries: Middle English literature and its afterlife: Essays in memory of J. J. Anderson.

Henry Mayr-Harting
Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 1066-1272

Honey Meconi, ed.
Medieval Music

Brent Miles 
Heroic Saga and Classical Epic in Medieval Ireland.

Stephen A. Mitchell 
Witchcraft and Magic in the Nordic Middle Ages.

Robert Mullally 
The Carole: A Study of a Medieval Dance

Jeremy Musson; Photographs by Paul Barker
English Ruins.  

Katariina Mustakallio and Christian Laes, eds.
The Dark Side of Childhood in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Reviel Netz, William Noel, Nigel Wilson, Natalie Tchernetska, eds.
The Archimedes Palimpsest

David Nicolle
European Medieval Tactics (1): The Fall and Rise of Cavalry 450-1260.

David Nicolle
The Fourth Crusade 1202-04: The betrayal of Byzantium.

David Nicolle
The Great Chevauchée - John of Gaunt's Raid on France 1373.

David Nicolle

Sue Niebrzydowski, ed.
Middle-Aged Women in the Middle Ages

Neil Xavier O'Donoghue
The Eucharist in Pre-Norman Ireland.

Natasha F. H. O'Hear
Contrasting Images of the Book of Revelation in Late Medieval and Early Modern Art: A Case Study in Visual Exegesis.

Lisi Oliver 
The Body Legal in Barbarian Law

Glenn W. Olsen
Of Sodomites, Effeminates, Hermaphrodites, and Androgynes: Sodomy in the Age of Peter Damian

Richard Oram
Domination and Lordship: Scotland, 1070-1230.

W. Mark Ormrod
Edward III.

Robert Pasnau 
Metaphysical Themes 1274-1671

Tory Vandeventer Pearman
Women and Disability in Medieval Literature.

David Price 
Johannes Reuchlin and the Campaign to Destroy Jewish Books.

Donald S. Prudlo, ed.
The Origin, Development, and Refinement of Medieval Religious Mendicancies.  

Rhiannon Purdie and Michael Cichon, eds.
Medieval Romance, Medieval Contexts.

Raluca L. Radulescu and Cory James Rushton, eds.
A Companion to Medieval Popular Romance

Matthew Restall and Amara Solari
2012 and the End of the World: The Western Roots of the Maya Apocalypse.

Jane Roberts and Leslie Webster, eds.
Anglo-Saxon Traces.

James Robinson
Finer than Gold: Saints and their relics in the Middle Ages.

Margaret Rogerson, ed.
The York Mystery Plays: Performance in the City.

David Rollo
Kiss My Relics: Hermaphroditic fictions of the Middle Ages.

Joel T. Rosenthal, ed.
Understanding Medieval Primary Sources: Using Historical Sources to Discover Medieval Europe.

Roger Rosewell 
Medieval Wall Paintings in English and Welsh Churches. (paperback reissue)

James Ross 
John de Vere, Thirteenth Earl of Oxford (1442-1513): 'The Foremost Man of the Kingdom'

David J. Rothenberg
The Flower of Paradise: Marian Devotion and Secular Song in Medieval and Renaissance Music.

Marie-Helene Rousseau 
Saving the Souls of Medieval London: Perpetual Chantries at St Paul's Cathedral, c.1200-1548

Nina Rowe 
The Jew, the Cathedral and the Medieval City: Synagoga and Ecclesia in the Thirteenth Century

L. J. Sackville
Heresy and Heretics in the Thirteenth Century: The Textual Representations.

John Sadler
Towton: The Battle of Palm Sunday Field.

Sir John Edwin Sandys 
A History of Classical Scholarship: From Antiquity to the Modern Era.

Peter Sarris
Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700.

Hans Sauer and Joanna Story, with Gaby Waxenberger, eds.
Anglo-Saxon England and the Continent.

Nigel Saul
English Church Monuments in the Middle Ages: History and Representation. (paperback reissue)

Nigel Saul
For Honour and Fame: Chivalry in England, 1066-1500.

John Schofield, ed.
Great Excavations: Shaping the Archaeological Profession

Andreas Schumacher, ed. 
Perugino - Raffaels Meister.  

Gwen Seabourne 
Imprisoning Medieval Women: The Non-Judicial Confinement and Abduction of Women in England, c.1170-1509.

Philip A. Shaw 
Pagan Godesses: Eostre, Hreda and the Cult of Matrons.

Robert Shorrock 
The Myth of Paganism: Nonnus, Dionysus and the World of Late Antiquity

Barney Sloane
The Black Death in London

Katherine Allen Smith 
War and the Making of Medieval Monastic Culture.

Sebastian I. Sobecki, ed.
The Sea and Englishness in the Middle Ages: Maritime Narratives, Identity & Culture

Robert Somerville
Pope Urban II's Council of Piacenza

Charles D. Stanton
Norman Naval Operations in the Mediterranean

Tatiana C. String and Marcus Bull, eds.
Tudorism: Historical Imagination and the Appropriation of the Sixteenth Century

Claire Taylor
Heresy, Crusade and Inquisition in Medieval Quercy

Susanna A. Throop 
Crusading as an Act of Vengeance, 1095-1216.  

J. R. R. Tolkien; ed. Michael D. C. Drout
Beowulf and the Critics by J. R. R. Tolkien (Revised Second Edition).

Walter Ullmann 
The Medieval Idea of Law as Represented by Lucas de Penna

Richard W. Unger, ed.
Shipping and Economic Growth 1350-1850.

Gary Vikan 
Early Byzantine Pilgrimage Art, revised edn.

Nicholas Vincent
A Brief History of Britain, 1066-1485.

Amy N. Vines
Women's Power in Late Medieval Romance.

James Wade
Fairies in Medieval Romance.

David Wallace
Strong Women: Life, Text, and Territory 1347-1645.

Heather Wallis 
Romano-British and Saxon Occupation at Billingford, Central Norfolk.

Michelle R. Warren
Creole Medievalism: Colonial France and Joseph Bédier’s Middle Ages.

Joachim Whaley
Germany and the Holy Roman Empire, Volume I: Maximilian I to the Peace of Westphalia, 1493-1648

Nigel Wilkins 
Words and Music in Medieval Europe.

Alex Woodcock
Gargoyles and Grotesques.

Nino Zchomelidse & Giovanni Freni, eds.
Meaning in Motion: The Semantics of Movement in Medieval Art.

Ragnhild Johnsrud Zorgati
Pluralism in the Middle Ages: Hybrid Identities, Conversion, and Mixed Marriages in Medieval Iberia.

Journals & partworks

Anglo-Norman Studies 33: Proceedings of the Battle Conference 2010. C. P. Lewis, ed. 

Dumbarton Oaks Papers, 63. Alice-Mary Talbot, ed. 

Journal of Medieval Military History, Volume IX: Soldiers, Weapons & Armies in the Fifteenth Century. Anne Curry and Adrian R. Bell, eds. 

Medieval Clothing and Textiles 7. Robin Netherton & Gale R. Owen-Crocker, eds.