Magazine article History Today
The Medieval world.(bibliography)(Bibliography)
Starting from the end of the Roman Empire, Women in Early Medieval Europe, 400-1100 by Lisa M. Bitel (Cambridge University Press, hb 37.50 [pounds sterling], pb 13.95 [pounds sterling]) provides a history of the early middle ages through the eyes of women, combining the rich literature of women's history with original research in the context of mainstream history and traditional chronology.
Pendragon by Steve Blake and Scott Lloyd (Rider Books, 18.99 [pounds sterling]) investigates who was King Arthur and explores the many myths surrounding the Dark Age legend.
Arthur is also covered in Legendary Warriors by Daniel Mersey (Chrysalis Books, 20 [pounds sterling]), celebrating the myths of ten of the most famous combatants in history (including Macbeth, Beowulf, Hiawatha and William Wallace and Dracula).
Historical Atlas of the Viking World by Angus Konstam (Facts on File Inc, 25.95 [pounds sterling]) uses 70 maps, as well as archaeology, myths and sagas to present the spread of the Norse people from the time of the first appearance of their mysterious longboats around 800CE.
Translated by Phyllis G. Jestice, Otto III by Gerd Althoff (Penn State Press, 29.50 [pounds sterling]) is a biography of the powerful 10th-century ruler of Germany, and provides a case study in how medieval kingship worked in practice.
The Battle of Hastings 1066 by M.K. Lawson (Tempus, 16.99 [pounds sterling]) charts the origins and vicissitudes of one of the most widely discussed and most significant battles in English history. …