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Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages
ISBN: HB: 9781789142129, Reaktion Books, May 2020
224 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 32 illus.
"Heroes and Marvels of the Middle Ages" is a history like no other: it is a history of the imagination, presented through two celebrated groups of the period. One group consists of heroes: Charlemagne, El Cid, King Arthur, Orlando, Pope Joan, Melusin...
Storyworlds of Robin Hood The Origins of a Medieval Outlaw
ISBN: HB: 9781789142327, Reaktion Books, March 2020
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 20 illus.
Robin Hood is one of the most enduring and well-known figures of English folklore. Yet who was he? Lesley Coote re-examines the early tales about Robin in light of the stories, both English and French, that surrounded them. In the process, she return...
City and Cosmos The Medieval World in Urban Form
ISBN: HB: 9781861894410, Reaktion Books, July 2009
256 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 47 black&white illus., 18 colour illus.
"City and Cosmos" is an exploration of "the city" represented in the medieval imagination. Keith D. Lilley shows that, to the medieval mind, the city was not merely a "collection of houses", it was an idea rich in Christian symbolism and cosmological...