Second Half List for Book Reviews

Medieval History

Bitel, Lisa M. Isle of the Saints: Monastic Settlement and Christian Community in Early Ireland

Erdoes, Richard. AD 1000: Living on the Brink of Apocalypse .

Selwood, Dominic. Knights of the Cloister .

Kaeuper, Richard. Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe .

Geary, Patrick J. The Myth of Nations: the Medieval Origins of Europe .

Bloch, Marc. Feudal Society (vol. I).

Erdmann, Carl. The Origin of the Idea of Crusade.

Jordan, William Chester. The Great Famine.

Hicks, Michael. Bastard Feudalism .

Wood, Charles T. Joan of Arc & Richard III .

Gillingham, John. Richard Coeur de Lion: Kingship, Chivalry and War in the Twelfth Century .

Trindade, Ann. Berengaria: In Search of Richard the Lionheart’s Queen .

Kelly, Amy. Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings .

Strohm, Paul. England’s Empty Throne: Usurpation and the Language of Legitimation, 1399–1422 .

Vale, Malcolm. The Origins of the Hundred Years War: The Angevin Legacy 1250–1340 .

Fraioli, Deborah. Joan of Arc: The Early Debate .

Jordan, Karl. Henry the Lion: A Biography .

Fletcher, Richard. The Quest for El Cid .

Medieval Religion


Birch, Debra J. Pilgrimage to Rome in the Middle Ages .

Jantzen, Grace. Julian of Norwich: Mystic and Theologian .

Davies, Oliver. God Within: The Mystical Tradition of Northern Europe .

Lambert, Malcolm. Medieval Heresy .

Muldoon, James. Varieties of Religious Conversion in the Middle Ages .

Biller, Peter and Anne Hudson, editors. Heresy and Literacy, 1000–1530 .

Flanagan, Sabina. Hildegard of Bingen: A Visionary Life .

Spoto, Donald. Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi .

Winstead, Karen. Virgin Martyrs: Legends of Sainthood in Late Medieval England .

Jotischky, Andrew. The Perfection of Solitude: Hermits and Monks in the Crusader States

LaCarrière, Jacques. Men Possessed by God: The Story of the Desert Monks of Ancient Christendom.

Vauchez, André. The Laity in the Middle Ages: Religious Beliefs and Devotional Practices .


Mollat, G. The Popes at Avignon: the “Babylonian Captivity” of the Medieval Church .

Ullman, Walter. Origins of the Great Schism .

Sayers, Jane. Innocent III: Leader of Europe 1198-1216 .

Chamberlin, E.R. The Bad Popes .

Medieval Social/Cultural Topics

Elliot, Dyan. Spiritual Marriage: Sexual Abstinence in Medieval Wedlock .

————. Fallen Bodies: Pollution, Sexuality, & Demonology in the Middle Ages .

Russell, Jeffrey Burton. A History of Heaven: the Singing Silence .

————. Lucifer: the Devil in the Middle Ages .

Rubenstein, Jay. Guibert of Nogent: Portrait of a Medieval Mind .

Bell, Rudolph. Holy Anorexia .

Harvey, Barbara. Living and Dying in England 1100–1540: The Monastic Experience

Leclercq, Jean. The Love of Learning and the Desire for God .

Borst, Arno. Medieval Worlds: Barbarians, Heretics and Artists .

Ferguson, Arthur. The Indian Summer of English Chivalry .

Barber, Richard. The Knight and Chivalry.

Crosby, Alfred. The Measure of Reality: Quantification and Western Society, 1250–1600 .


Huizinga, Johan. The Autumn of the Middle Ages.

Allen, Don Cameron. Doubt’s Endless Sea: Skepticism and Faith in the Renaissance .

Weiss, Roberto. The Renaissance Discovery of Classical Antiquity .

Burckhardt, Jacob. The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy. (Vol. I) DG 533 .G85 1965 v.1

Bouwsma, William J. The Waning of the Renaissance 1550–1640 .

Couliano, Ioan. Eros and Magic in the Renaissance .

Ullmann, Walter. Medieval Foundations of Renaissance Humanism .

Kerrigan, William, and Gordon Braden. The Idea of the Renaissance .

Lewis, Archibald, ed. Aspects of the Renaissance: A Symposium .

Kinsman, Robert, ed. The Darker Vision of the Renaissance: Beyond the Fields of Reason

Mallet, Michael. Mercenaries and their Masters .

Davis, Robert C. The War of the Fists: Popular Culture and Public Violence in Late Renaissance Venice.

Martines, Lauro. April Blood: Florence and the Plot Against the Medici .

Erlanger, Rachel. The Prophet Unarmed: Savonarola in Florence .

Bedini, Silvio. The Pope’s Elephant .

Reformation: Protestant and Catholic

Tentler, Thomas. Sin and Confession on the Eve of the Reformation .

J.T. Cliffe. The Puritan Gentry during and after the Civil Wars . (Routledge).

Seaver, Paul. Wallington’s World: A Puritan Artisan in 17C London .

Poole, Kristen. Radical Religion from Shakespeare to Milton: Figures of Nonconformity in Early Modern England.

Black, Antony. Council and Commune: The Conciliar Movement and the Fifteenth-Century Heritage.

Steinmetz, David. Calvin in Context .

Winston-Allen, Anne. Convent Chronicles: Women Writing About Women and Reform in the Late Middle Ages .

Pettegree, Andrew, Alastair Duke, and Gillian Lewis, eds. Calvinism in Europe, 1540–1620 .

Bouwsma, William J. John Calvin: A Sixteenth-Century Portrait .

Mullan, David George. Scottish Puritanism 1590–1638 .

Morgan, John. Godly Learning: Puritan Attitudes towards Reason, Learning and Education, 1560–1640.

MacDonald, Alan R. The Jacobean Kirk, 1576–1625: Sovereignty, Polity and Liturgy .

Mentzer, Ramyond, ed. Sin and the Calvinists: Morals Control and the Consistory in the Reformed Tradition . (Vol. 32: Sixteenth Century Essays & Studies)

O’Malley, John. The First Jesuits .

Soergel, Philip M. Wondrous in His Saints: Counter-Reformation Propaganda in Bavaria

Housley, Norman. Religious Warfare in Europe 1400–1536.

Cunningham, Andrew and Ole Peter Grell. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse: Religion, War, Famine and Death in Reformation Europe .

Oberman, Heiko. The Impact of the Reformation: Essays by Heiko Oberman.

————. Luther: Man between God and the Devil .

————. The Reformation: Roots & Ramifications .

Edwards, Mark U. Printing, Propaganda, and Martin Luther .

Jones, Norman. The English Reformation: Religion and Cultural Adaptation .

Erikson, Erik. Young Man Luther: A Study in Psychoanalysis and History.

Wright, A.D. The Counter-Reformation .

Pearse, M.T. Between Known Men and Visible Saints: A Study in Sixteenth-Century English Dissent .

Mullett, Michael A. The Catholic Reformation .

The West in the Wider World

Pagden, Anthony. European Encounters with the New World

Maalouf, Amin. The Crusades Through Arab Eyes .

Pratt, Mary Louise. Imperial Eyes: Travel Writing and Transculturation .

Spence, Jonathan. The Memory Palace of Matteo Ricci .

Menocal, María Rosa. The Ornament of the World: How Muslims, Jews, and Christians Created a Culture of Tolerance in Medieval Spain .

Morgan, David. The Mongols .

Early Modern Europe: Politics and Culture

Burke, Peter. Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe .

Rapley, Elizabeth. The Dévotes: Women & Church in Seventeenth-Century France .

Ferrell, Lori Anne. Government by Polemic: James I, the King’s Preachers, and the Rhetorics of Conformity, 1603–1625

Billacois, François. The Duel: Its Rise and Fall in Early Modern France .

Parker, Geoffrey. Success is Never Final: Empire, War, and Faith in Early Modern Europe .

Te Brake, Wayne. Shaping History: Ordinary People in European Politics, 1500–1700 .

Asch, Ronald G. The Thirty Years War: The Holy Roman Empire and Europe, 1618–48 .

Croxton, Derek. Peacemaking in Early Modern Europe: Cardinal Mazarin and the Congress of Westphalia, 1643–1648 .

King, John N. Tudor Royal Iconography .

Hibbert, Christopher. The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I, Genius of the Golden Age .

Doran, Susan. Monarchy & Matrimony: The Courtships of Elizabeth I.

Young, Michael B. King James and the History of Homosexuality .

Wood, James B. The King’s Army: Warfare, soldiers, and society during the Wars of Religion in France, 1562–1576.

Knecht, R.J. Catherine de’ Medici .

Finley-Croswhite, S. Annette. Henry IV and the Towns: The Pursuit of Legitimacy in French Urban Society, 1589–1610 .

Bergin, Joseph. The Rise of Richelieu .

Zumthor, Paul. Daily Life in Rembrandt’s Holland .

Goffman, Daniel. The Ottoman Empire and Early Modern Europe .

Women & Gender

Boureau, Alain. The Myth of Pope Joan .

Petroff, Elizabeth Alvilda. Body & Soul: Essays on Medieval Women and Mysticism .

Newman, Barbara. From Virile Woman to WomanChrist: Studies in Medieval Religion and Literature .

Ranft, Patricia. Women and Spiritual Equality in Christian Tradition .

Davis, Natalie Zemon. Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth-Century Lives .

Newman, Barbara. Sister of Wisdom: St. Hildegard’s Theology of the Feminine .

Walker, Claire. Gender and Politics in Early Modern Europe: English Convents in France and the Low Countries.

Venarde, Bruce. Women’s Monasticism and Medieval Society: Nunneries in France and England, 890–1215

Jansen, Sharon. The Monstrous Regiment of Women: Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe.

Lindsey, Karen. Divorced, Beheaded, Survived: A Feminist Reinterpretation of the Wives of Henry VIII.

Bynum, Caroline Walker. Holy Feast and Holy Famine: The Religious Significance of Food to Medieval Women.

Concerning Persecution

Vodola, Elisabeth. Excommunication in the Middle Ages .

Haliczer, Stephen, ed. & trans. Inquisition and Society in Early Modern Europe .

Lea, Henry Charles. The Inquisition of the Middle Ages: Its Organization and Operation . (Introduction by Walter Ullman) .

Kamen, Henry. Inquisition and Society in Spain .

————. The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision .

Moore, R.I. The Origins of European Dissent .

Costen, Michael. The Cathars and the Albigensian Crusade .

Nirenberg, David. Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages .

Military Topics

Forey, Alan. The Military Orders from the Twelfth to the Early Fourteenth Centuries .

Barber, Malcolm. The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple .

Riley-Smith, Jonathan. The First Crusaders: 1095–1131 .

Powell, James M. Anatomy of a Crusade: 1213–1221 .

Abels, Richard. Lordship and Military Obligation in Anglo-Saxon England .

Morillo, Stephen. Warfare under the Anglo-Norman Kings .

Strickland, Matthew. War and Chivalry .

Millar, John. Tudor Mercenaries and Auxiliaries: 1485–1547 .

Lenman, Bruce. England’s Colonial Wars 1550–1688: Conflicts, Empire and National Identity .

Bradbury, Jim. The Battle of Hastings .

Boardman, Andrew. The Medieval Soldier in the Wars of the Roses .

Bennett, Martyn. The Civil Wars Experienced: Britain and Ireland, 1638–1661 .

Rogers, Randall. Latin Siege Warfare in the Twelfth Century .