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HIST5875M
Module Reading List

Lifecycles: Birth, Death and Illness in the Middle Ages, 2017/18, Semester 2
Dr Iona McCleery
i.mccleery@leeds.ac.uk
Tutor information is taken from the Module Catalogue

Items marked with (E) are electronically available via the library catalogue. Items marked (V) are available on the VLE.

Week 1 Introduction to the politics of health

D. Biggs, ‘The politics of health: Henry IV and the Long Parliament of 1406’, in: G. Dodd and D. Biggs (eds), Henry IV : the establishment of the regime, 1399-1406 (Woodbridge, 2003), 185-203 (V)

J. C. Burnham, What is medical history? (Cambridge, 2005)

I. Cochelin and K. Smyth (eds), Medieval life cycles : continuity and change (Turnhout, 2013)

F. Huisman and J. Harley Warner (eds), Locating medical history : the stories and their meanings (Baltimore and London, 2004)

F. Condrau, ‘The patient’s view meets the clinical gaze’, Social history of medicine. 20 (2007), 525-40 (E)

C. Given-Wilson, Chronicles : the writing of history in medieval England (London, 2004)

F.E. Glaze and B.K. Nance (eds), Between text and patient : the medical enterprise in medieval & early modern Europe (Florence, 2011)

M. E. Goodich, From birth to old age : the human life cycle in medieval thought 1250-1350 (Lanham, 1989)

M. Green, ‘Integrative medicine: incorporating medicine and health into the canon of medieval European history’, History compass. 7:4 (2009), 1218-45 (E)

K. Green and C. J. Mews (eds), Healing the body politic : the political thought of Christine de Pizan (Turnhout, 2005)

B. Hamilton, The leper king and his heirs : Baldwin IV and the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem (Cambridge, 2000)

E. H. Kantorowicz, The king's two bodies : a study in mediaeval political theology (Princeton, 1997)

J. Le Goff, ‘Head or heart? The political use of body metaphors in the Middle Ages’, in M. Feher (ed.), Fragments for a history of the human body (New York, 1989), 3: 12-27

E. L’Estrange, Holy motherhood : gender, dynasty and visual culture in the later Middle Ages (Manchester, 2008)

I. McCleery,‘Medical ‘emplotment’ and plotting medicine: health and disease in late medieval Portuguese chronicles’, Social history of medicine. . 24 (2011), 125-41 (E)

I, McCleery, ‘Both “ illness and temptation of the Enemy”: melancholy, the medieval patient and the writings of King Duarte of Portugal (r. 1433-38)’, Journal of Medieval Iberian studies. 1:2 (2009), 163-78 (open access from http://ukpmc.ac.uk/abstract/PMC/PMC3158133 )

M. McVaugh, ‘The medical history of a royal family’, chapter 1 of McVaugh, Medicine before the Plague: Practitioners and their Patients in the Crown of Aragon, 1285-1345 (Cambridge, 1993), 4-34 (E)

P. Mitchell, 'Retrospective diagnosis and the use of historical texts for investigating disease in the past', International Journal of Paleopathology 1 (2011), 81-88 (E)

A. Munslow, Narrative and history (Basingstoke and New York, 2007)

J.C. Parsons, 'Mothers, daughters, marriage, power: some Plantagenet (V) evidence, 1150-1500', in idem (ed.), Medieval queenship (Stroud, 1994),63-78

R. Porter, ‘The patient’s view: doing medical history from below’, Theory and society. 14 (1985), 175-198 (E)

T. Shogimen, ‘‘Head or heart? ’ revisited: physiology and political thought in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries’, History of political thought. 28 (2007), 208-29 (E)

G. Spiegel, The past as text : the theory and practice of medieval historiography (Baltimore, 1997)

H. White, Metahistory: the Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-century Europe (Baltimore, 1973) (E)

H. White, The content of the form : narrative discourse and historical representation (Baltimore, 1987) (E)

D. Youngs, The life cycle in Western Europe, c.1300-c.1500 (Manchester, 2006)

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Week 2 Ideas about life, death, aging and illness

K. Albala, Eating right in the Renaissance (Berkeley, 2002)

J. Arrizabalaga, ‘The medical causes of death in pre-industrial Europe: some historiographical considerations’, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. 54 (1999), 241-60 (E)

P. Biller, The Measure of Multitude : Population in Medieval Thought (Oxford, 2000)

J. A. Burrow, The Ages of Man: a Study in Medieval Writing and Thought (Oxford, 1988) (E)

L. I. Conrad et al, The Western medical tradition, 800 BC to AD 1800 (Cambridge, 1995), 11-138

L. Demaitre, Medieval medicine : the art of healing, from head to toe (Santa Barbara, 2013)

V. Flint, ‘A magic universe’, in: R. Horrox and W. M. Ormrod (eds), A social history of England, 1200-1500 (Cambridge, 2006), 340-55 (V) (E)

P. Horden, ‘A non-natural environment: medicine without doctors and the medieval European hospital’, in: B. S. Bowers, The medieval hospital and medical practice (Aldershot, 2007), 133-45 (V)

R. Kieckhefer, Magic in the Middle Ages (Cambridge, 2000)

J. Kroll and B. Bachrach, ‘Sin and the Etiology of Disease in pre-Crusade Europe’, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. 41 (1986), 395-414 (E)

P. C. Jupp and C. Gittings, Death in England : an illustrated history (Manchester, 1999)

N. Macdonald (ed.), Rites of passage : cultures of transition in the fourteenth century (Woodbridge, 2004)

M. R. McVaugh, ‘The humidum radicale in thirteenth-century medicine’, Traditio. , 30 (1974), 259-83

V. Nutton, ‘Humoralism’, in W.F. Bynum and R. Porter (eds), Companion encyclopedia of the history of medicine (London, 1993), vol. 1, 281-91 (V)

V. Nutton, Ancient Medicine (Abingdon and New York, 2004)

L. T. Olsan, ‘Charms and prayers in medieval medical theory and practice’, A social history of medicine 16 (2003), 343-66 (E)

C. Rawcliffe, Medicine & society in later medieval England (Stroud, 1995), 29-57

N. Partner (ed.), Writing medieval history (London, 2005)

P. E. Pormann and E. Savage-Smith, Medieval Islamic medicine (Edinburgh, 2007), 6-40

J. T. Rosenthal (ed.), Understanding medieval primary sources : using historical sources to discover medieval Europe : (London, 2011)

E. Sears, The ages of man : medieval interpretations of the life cycle (Princeton, 1986) (E)

S. Shahar, ‘Who were old in the Middle Ages? ’, Social history of medicine. 6 (1993) (E)

N. Siraisi, Medieval & early Renaissance medicine [electronic resource] : an introduction to knowledge and practice (Chicago, 1990), 1-16, 48-114

C. Woolgar, ‘Food and the Middle Ages’, Journal of Medieval History. 36 (2010), 1-19 (E)

D. Youngs, The life cycle in Western Europe, c.1300-c.1500 (Manchester, 2006)

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Week 3 Fertility, conception and birth

P. Biller, ‘Birth Control in the West in the Thirteenth and Early Fourteenth Centuries’, Past & present. 94 (1982) (E)

V. L. Bullough, ‘On being a male in the Middle Ages’, in C. A. Lees (ed.) with T. Fenster and J. A. McNamara, Medieval masculinities : regarding men in the Middle Ages , (Minneapolis, 1994), 31-45

M. Cormack (ed.), 'Approaches to childbirth in the Middle Ages', special issue of Journal of the history of sexuality. 21 (2012) (E)

G. McMurray Gibson, ‘Blessing from sun and moon: churching as women’s theatre’, in: B. A. Hanawalt and D. Wallace (eds), Bodies and disciplines : intersections of literature and history in fifteenth-century England (London, 1996), 139-54

M. Green, Making women's medicine masculine : the rise of male authority in pre-modern gynaecology (Oxford and New York, 2008)

M. Green, ‘Gendering the history of women’s healthcare’, Gender & history. 20:3 (2008), 487-518 (E)

M. Green, ‘Bodies, gender, health, disease: recent work on medieval women’s medicine’, Studies in medieval and Renaissance history. 3rd series 2 (2005), 1-46

M. Green, 'Making motherhood inmedieval England: the evidence from medicine', in C. Leyser and L. Smith (eds), Motherhood, religion, and society in medieval Europe, 400-1400 : essays presented to Henrietta Leyser (Farnham, 2011), 173-205 (E)

D. Jacquart and C. Thomasset, Sexuality and Medicine in the Middle Ages (Cambridge, 1988)

P. M. Jones and L. Olsan, ‘Performative rituals for conception and childbirth in England, 900-1500’, Bulletin of the history of medicine. 89 (2015), 406-33 (E)

R. Kiechkhefer, ‘Erotic magic in Medieval Europe’, in J. Salisbury (ed.), Sex in the Middle Ages : a book of essays (New York, London, 1991), 30-55

B. Lee, ‘A company of women and men: men’s recollections of childbirth in medieval England’, Journal of Family History. 27 (2002), 92-100 (E)

E. L’Estrange, Holy motherhood : gender, dynasty and visual culture in the later Middle Ages (Manchester, 2008)

H. King, Midwifery, obstetrics and the rise of gynaecology : the uses of a sixteenth-century compendium : (Aldershot, 2007)

A. L. McClanan and K. Rosoff Encarnación (eds), The material culture of sex, procreation, and marriage in premodern Europe (New York, 2002)

W. Műller, The criminalization of abortion in the West : its origins in medieval law (Ithaca, 2012)

J. Murray, ‘On the origins and role of ‘wise women’ in causes for annulment on the grounds of male impotence’, Journal of Medieval History. 16 (1990), 235-49 (V)

J. Musacchio, The art and ritual of childbirth in Renaissance Italy (Yale, 1999)

K. Park, Secrets of women : gender, generation, and the origins of human dissection (New York, 2006)

J.C. Parsons, 'Mothers, daughters, marriage, power: some Plantagenet evidence, 1150-1500', in idem (ed.), Medieval queenship (Stroud, 1994),63-78 (V)

H. Powell, ‘The ‘miracle of childbirth’: the portrayal of parturient women in medieval miracle narratives’, Social history of medicine. , 25 (2012), 795-811 (E)

J. M. Riddle, Contraception and Abortion from the Ancient World to the Renaissance (Cambridge MA, 1992)

C. Rider, Magic and impotence in the Middle Ages (Oxford, 2006)

P. Rieder, On the purification of women : churching in northern France, 1100-1500 : (New York, 2006)

A. Shail and G. Howie (eds), Menstruation : a cultural history (Basingstoke, 2005)

C. Shenton, ‘Philippa of Hainault’s churchings: the politics of motherhood and the court of Edward III’, in R. Eales and S. Tyas (eds), Family and dynasty in Late Medieval England : proceedings of the 1997 Harlaxton Symposium (Donington, 2003), 105-21 (V)

F. H. Stoertz, ‘Suffering and survival in medieval English childbirth’, in: C. J. Itnyre (ed.), Medieval family roles : a book of essays (New York and London: 1996), 101-120 (V)

F. Harris-Stoertz, ‘Midwives in the Middle Ages? Birth Attendants, 600-1300’, in W. Turner and S. Butler (eds), Medicine and the law in the Middle Ages (Leiden, 2014 ), 58-87

D. Youngs, The life cycle in Western Europe, c.1300-c.1500 (Manchester, 2006)

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Week 4 Childhood and Growing up

T. Adams, ‘Medieval mothers and their children: the case of Isabeau of Bavaria in light of medieval conduct books’, in: A. Classen (ed.), Childhood in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance: the Results of a Paradigm Shift in the History of Mentality (Berlin, 2005), 265-89 (V)

P. Ariès, Centuries of Childhood (London, 1962)

M. Bailey, Socialising the child in late medieval England, c. 1400-1600 (Woodbridge/York, 2012)

E. Baumgarten, Mothers and Children: Jewish Family Life in Medieval Europe (Princeton, 2004) (E)

C. Beem (ed.), The royal minorities of medieval and early modern England (New York, 2008)

J. Boffey, ‘Women authors and women’s literacy in 14th and 15th century England’, in C. M. Meale (ed.), Women and literature in Britain, 1150-1500 (Cambridge, 1996) (V)

J. Boswell, The Kindness of Strangers : the Abandonment of Children in Western Europe from Late Antiquity to the Renaissance (New York, 1988)

C. Bowie, The daughters of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine (Turnhout, 2014)

C. F. Briggs, ‘Literacy, reading and writing in the medieval west’, Journal of Medieval History. . 26 (2000), 397-420 (E)

A. Classen (ed.), Childhood in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance : the results of a paradigm shift in the history of mentality (Berlin, 2005)

H. Dawson, Unearthing late medieval children : health, status and burial practice in southern England (Oxford, 2014)

L. Demaitre, ‘The idea of childhood and childcare in medical writings of the Middle Ages’, Journal of Psychohistory 4 (1977), 461-9 (V)

L. DeMause (ed.), The History of Childhood (London, 1976)

K. Eisenbichler (ed.), The premodern teenager : youth in society, 1150-1650 (Toronto, 2002)

R. C. Finucane, The rescue of the innocents : endangered children in medieval miracles (London, 1997)

P. Gavitt, Charity and children in Renaissance Florence : the Ospedale degli Innocenti, 1410-1536 (Ann Arbor MA, 1990)

A. Giladi, ‘Infants, children and death in medieval Muslim society: some preliminary observations’, Social history of medicine. 3 (1990), 345-68 (E)

E. Gordon, ‘Child health in the Middle Ages as seen in the miracles of five English saints, AD 1150-1220’, Bulletin of the history of medicine. 60 (1986), 502-22 (E)

E. Gordon, ‘Accidents among medieval children as seen from the miracles of six English saints and martyrs’, Medical history. 35 (1991), 145-63 (E)

M. Green, ‘The possibilities of literacy and the limits of reading: women and the gendering of medical literacy’, in M. Green, Women's healthcare in the medieval west : texts and contexts (Aldershot, 2000), article VIII (V)

L. Haas, The Renaissance man and his children : childbirth and early childhood in Florence, 1300-1600 (Basingstoke, 1998)

D. Hadley and K. Hemer (eds), Medieval childhood : archaeological approaches (Oxbow Books, 2014)

B. Hanawalt, Growing up in medieval London : the experience of childhood in history (New York and Oxford, 1993)

B. Hanawalt, ‘Medievalists and the study of children’, Speculum. 77 (2002), 440-60 (E)

C. Heywood, A history of childhood : children and childhood in the West from medieval to modern times (Cambridge, 2001)

C. Leyser and L. Smith (eds), Motherhood, religion, and society in medieval Europe, 400-1400 : essays presented to Henrietta Leyser (Farnham, 2011) (E)

W. F. MacLehose, "A tender age" : cultural anxieties over the child in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries (New York, 2008) (E)

R. Moss, Fatherhood and its representations in Middle English texts (Woodbridge, 2013)

A. B. Mulder Bakker, ‘The metamorphosis of woman: transmission of knowledge and the problems of gender’, Gender & history. 12 (2000), 642-64 (E)

K. Mustakallio and C. Laes (eds), The dark side of childhood in late antiquity and the Middle Ages : unwanted, disabled and lost (Oxford, 2011)

P. Newman, Growing up in the Middle Ages (Jefferson, 2007)

N. Orme, Medieval children (New Haven and London, 2001)

N. Orme, From childhood to chivalry : the education of the English kings and aristocracy 1066-1530 (London, 1984)

N. Orme, Medieval schools : from Roman Britain to Renaissance England (New Haven, 2006)

W. M. Ormrod, ‘The royal nursery: a household for the younger children of Edward III’, English historical review. 120 (2005), 398-415 (E)

J. C. Parsons and B. Wheeler (eds), Medieval mothering (New York and London, 1996)

P. J. Ryan, Master-servant childhood : a history of the idea of childhood in medieval English culture (Basingstoke, 2013) (E)

J.-C. Schmitt, The holy greyhound : Guinefort, healer of children since the thirteenth century : (Cambridge, 1983)

M. Shadis, ‘Berenguela of Castile’s political motherhood: the management of sexuality, marriage and succession’, in: J. Parsons and B. Wheeler (eds), Medieval mothering (New York, 1996), 335-58

S. Shahar, Childhood in the Middle Ages (London, 1990)

M. Sheridan, ‘Mothers and sons: Emma of Normandy’s role in the English succession crisis, 1035-42’, in: C. Meek and C. Lawless (eds), Victims or viragos? (Dublin, 2005), 39-48

R.V. Turner, ‘Eleanor of Aquitaine and her children: an inquiry into medieval family attachment’, Journal of Medieval History. . 14 (1988), 321-335 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

D. Wood (ed.), The Church and childhood , Studies in church history. (1994)

D. Youngs, The life cycle in Western Europe, c.1300-c.1500 (Manchester, 2006)

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Week 5 Sexual activity and marriage

D. d’Avray, Medieval marriage : symbolism and society (Oxford, 2005)

S. Barton, Conquerors, brides, and concubines : interfaith relations and social power in medieval Iberia (Philadelphia, 2015)

C. Beattie, Medieval single women : the politics of social classification in late medieval England (Oxford, 2007)

J. Bennett and A. Froide (eds), Singlewomen in the European past, 1250-1800 (Philadelphia, 1998)

C. Brooke, The medieval idea of marriage (Oxford, 2002) (E)

J. A. Brundage, Law, sex and Christian society in medieval Europe (Chicago, 1987) (E)

V. L. Bullough and J. A. Brundage, Handbook of medieval sexuality New York, 1996)

S. Butler, Divorce in medieval England : from one to two persons in law (New York and Abingdon, 2013)

M.H. Caviness, ‘Patron or matron? A Capetian bride and a vade mecum for her marriage bed’, Speculum. 68 (1993), 333-62 (E)

R. Evans (ed.), A cultural history of sexuality in the Middle Ages (London, 2011)

P.J.P. Goldberg, ‘Desperately seeking the single man in later medieval England’, in J. de Groot, I. Devos and A. Schmitt (eds), Single life and the city, 1200-1900 (Basingtoke, 2015) (E)

E. Hall, The Arnolfini betrothal : medieval marriage and the enigma of van Eyck's double portrait (Berkeley, 1994) (E)

A. Harper and C. Proctor (eds), Medieval sexuality : a casebook (New York, 2008) (E)

D. Herlihy and C. Klapisch-Zuber, Tuscans and their families : a study of the Florentine catasto of 1427 (New Haven, 1985) (E)

J. Jacquart and C. Thomasset, Sexuality and medicine in the Middle Ages (Cambridge, 1988)

K.J. Lewis, N.J Menuge and K.M. Phillips (eds), Young medieval women (Stroud, 1999)

T. Linkinen, Same-sex sexuality in later medieval English culture (Amsterdam, 2015)

R. Mazo Karras, From boys to men : formations of masculinity in late medieval Europe (Philadelphia, 2003)

R. Mazo Karras, Sexuality in medieval Europe : doing unto others (New York, 2005, 2nd edn 2013)

R. Mazo Karras, Common women : prostitution and sexuality in Medieval England (New York, 1996)

R. Mazo Karras, ' Women’s labors: reproduction and sex work in medieval Europe', Journal of women's history. 15 (2004), 153-58 (E)

R. Kieckhefer, 'Erotic magic in medieval Europe', in J. Salisbury (ed.), Sex in the Middle Ages : a book of essays (New York, 1991), 30-55 (V)

C. A. Lees (ed.) with T. Fenster and J. A. McNamara, Medieval masculinities : regarding men in the Middle Ages : regarding men in the Middle Ages , (Minneapolis, 1994)

S. McSheffrey, Marriage, sex, and civic culture in late medieval London (Philadelphia, 2006)

S. Niebrzydowski (ed.), Middle-aged women in the Middle Ages (Cambridge, 2011) (E)

L. L. Otis, Prostitution in medieval society [electronic resource] : the history of an urban institution in Languedoc (Chicago, 1985) (E)

Z. Razi, Life, marriage and death in a medieval parish : economy, society and demography in Halesowen 1270-1400 (Cambridge, 1980)

W. Reddy, The making of romantic love : longing and sexuality in Europe, South Asia, and Japan, 900-1200 CE (Chicago, 2012)

A.M.S.A. Rodrigues, ‘For the honor of her lineage and body: the dowers and dowries of some late medieval queens of Portugal’, E-Journal of Portuguese History 5:1 (2007), http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Portuguese_Brazilian_Studies/ejph/ (E)

F. C. Sautman and P. Sheingorn (eds), Same sex love and desire among women in the Middle Ages (New York, 2001)

J. Salisbury (ed.), Sex in the Middle Ages : a book of essays (New York, London, 1991)

P. M. Soergel (ed.), Sexuality and culture in medieval and Renaissance Europe (New York, 2005)

J. D. Thibodeaux (ed.), Negotiating clerical identities : priests, monks and masculinity in the Middle Ages (Basingstoke, 2010) (E)

D. Youngs, The life cycle in Western Europe, c.1300-c.1500 (Manchester, 2006), chapters 5-6

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Week 6 Adultlife and work

C. M. Barron and A. F. Sutton (eds), Medieval London widows, 1300-1500 (London, 1994)

C. Beattie, A. Maslakovic and S. Rees Jones (eds), The medieval household in Christian Europe, c.850-c.1550 : managing power, wealth, and the body (Turnhout, 2003)

J. Bennett, Ale, beer and brewsters in England: womens work in a changing world, 1300-1600 (New York, 1996) ( E)

P. R. Coss, The knight in medieval England, 1000-1400 (Stroud, 1993)

A. Curry and E. Matthew (eds), Concepts and patterns of service in the later Middle Ages (Woodbridge, 2000)

S. Farmer, Surviving poverty in medieval Paris : gender, ideology, and the daily lives of the poor (Ithaca, 2002)

R.C. Gibbons, ‘The queen as ‘social mannequin’: consumerism and expenditure at the court of Isabeau of Bavaria, 1393–1422’, Journal of Medieval History. 26 (2000), 371-95 (E)

P. J. P. Goldberg, Women, work and life cycle in a medieval economy: women in York and Yorkshire, c.1300-1520 (Oxford, 1992) (E)

A. Goodman, Margery Kempe and her world (Harlow, 2002)

B. Hanawalt, The ties that bound : peasant families in Medieval England (Oxford, 1986)

B. Hanawalt (ed.), Women and work in preindustrial Europe (Bloomington, 1986)

B. Hanawalt, The wealth of wives : women, law, and economy in late medieval London (Oxford, 2007)

M. Howell, ‘ The gender of Europe's commercial economy, 1200–1700’, Gender & history. 20 (2008), 519-538 (E)

M. Kowaleski and P.J.P. Goldberg (eds), Medieval domesticity : home, housing and household in medieval England (Cambridge, 2008)

C. H. Lawrence, Medieval monasticism (London, 2001)

E. Le Roy Ladurie, Montaillou: Cathars and Catholics in a French village, 1294-1324 (Harmondsworth, 1980)

K. Lewis, Kingship and masculinity in late medieval England (London, 2013)

M.E. Mate, Daughters, wives and widows after the Black Death : women in Sussex, 1350-1535 (Woodbridge, 1998)

C. Morris, The discovery of the individual, 1050-1200 (London, 1987)

K. Mummey and K. Reyerson,'Whosecity is this? Hucksters, domestic servants, wet-nurses, prostitutes and slaves in late medieval western mediterranean urban society', History compass. . 9 (2011), 910-922 (E)

C. Rawcliffe, ‘ A marginal occupation? The medieval laundress and her work’, Gender & history. 21 (2009), 147-69 (E)

K. L. Reyerson, ‘The adolescent apprentice/worker in medieval Montpellier’, Journal of Family History . 17 (1992), 353-70 (E)

C. Spark, Heresy, inquisition and life-cycle in Medieval Languedoc (Woodbridge/York, 2014) (E)

P. Stabel, ‘Working alone? Single women in the urban economy of late medieval Flanders (thirteenth-early fifteenth centuries)’, in J. de Groot, I. Devos and A. Schmitt (eds), Single life and the city, 1200-1900 (Basingtoke, 2015) (E)

F. Swabey, Medieval gentlewoman : life in a widow's household in the later middle ages (Stroud, 1999)

H. Swanson, Medieval artisans : an urban class in late medieval England (Oxford, 1989)

R. Swanson, Religion and devotion in Europe, c.1215-c.1515 (Cambridge, 1995)

D. Woodward, Men at work : labourers and building craftsmen in the towns of northern England, 1450-1750 (Cambridge, 1995)

A. Yarborough, ‘Apprentices as adolescents in sixteenth-century Bristol’, Journal of Social History. 13 (1979), 67-81 (E)

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Week7 Illness

J. Arrizabalaga, J. Henderson and R. French, The great pox : the French disease in Renaissance Europe (Yale, 1997)

J. Arrizabalaga, ‘ Problematizing retrospective diagnosis in the history of disease ’, Asclepio 54:1 (2002), 51-70, (E) available at http://asclepio.revistas.csic.es/index.php/asclepio/issue/view/15

A. Paravicini Bagliani, The Pope's body (Chicago, 2000)

F. Barlow, ‘The king’s evil’, English historical review 95 (1980), 3-28 (E)

E. Brenner, ‘ Recent perspectives on leprosy in medieval Western Europe ’, History compass. 8:5 (2010), 385-406 (E)

D. Biggs, ‘The politics of health: Henry IV and the Long Parliament of 1406’, in: G. Dodd and D. Biggs (eds), Henry IV : the establishment of the regime, 1399-1406 (Woodbridge, 2003), 185-203 (V)

M. Bloch, The royal touch : sacred monarchy and scrofula in England and France (London, 1973)

E.A.R. Brown, ‘Death and the human body in the later Middle Ages: the legislation of Boniface VIII on the division of the corpse’, Viator. 12 (1981), 221-70

A. Cunningham, ‘ Identifying disease in the past : cutting the Gordian knot ’, Asclepio 54:1 (2002), 13-34 (E) http://asclepio.revistas.csic.es/index.php/asclepio/issue/view/15

L. Demaitre, Leprosy in premodern medicine : a malady of the whole body (Baltimore, 2007)

L. Demaitre, ‘Medieval Notions of Cancer: Malignancy and Metaphor’, Bulletin of the history of medicine. 72 (1998), 609-37 (E)

R. C. Finucane, Miracles and Pilgrims: Popular Beliefs in Medieval England (Totowa, 1977)

R. French, J. Arrizabalaga, A. Cunningham and L. García Ballester (eds), Medicine from the Black Death to the French disease (Aldershot, 1998)

L. García Ballester, R. French, J. Arrizabalaga and A. Cunningham (eds), Practical medicine from Salerno to the black death (Cambridge, 1994)

F. Getz, Medicine in the English Middle Ages (Princeton, 1998)

D. Green, ‘Masculinity and medicine: Thomas Walsingham and the death of the Black Prince’, Journal of Medieval History. 35 (2009), 34-51 (E)

B. Hamilton, The leper king and his heirs : Baldwin IV and the Crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem (Cambridge, 2000)

P. Horden , Hospitals and healing from antiquity to the later Middle Ages (Aldershot, 2008)

J. Henderson, The Renaissance hospital : healing the body and healing the soul (Yale, 2006)

P. Kibre, ‘The Faculty of Medicine at Paris, charlatanism and unlicensed medical practice in the later Middle Ages’, Bulletin of the history of medicine. 27 (1953), 1-20 (E)

C. Krotzl, K. Mustakallio and J. Kuuliala (eds), Infirmity in antiquity and the Middle ages : social and cultural approaches to health, weakness and care (Farnham, 2015)

M. R. McVaugh, Medicine Before the Plague: Practitioners and their Patients in the Crown of Aragon, 1285-1345 (Cambridge, 1993) (E)

J. O’Callaghan, Alfonso X and the Cantigas de Santa Maria : a poetic biography (Leiden, 1998)

R. Ralley, ‘Medical economies in fifteenth century England’, in: M. Jenner and P. Wallis (eds), Medicine and the market in England and its colonies, c.1450-c.1850 (Basingstoke, 2007), 24-46

C. Rawcliffe, ‘The profits of practice: the wealth and status of medical men in later medieval England’, Social history of medicine. 1 (1988), 61-78 (E)

C. Rawcliffe, Medicine & society in later medieval England (Stroud, 1995)

C. Rawcliffe, Leprosy in medieval England (Woodbridge, 2006)

C. Roberts and M. Cox, ’ Health and disease in the late medieval period (c.1050-c.1550)’, in: Health & disease in Britain : from prehistory to the present day (Stroud, 2003), 221-86 (V)

P. Thompson, ‘The disease that we call cancer’, in S. Campbell, B. Hall and D. Klausner (eds), Health, disease and healing in medieval culture (Basingstoke, 1992), 1-11

J. Vaught (ed.), Rhetorics of bodily disease and health in medieval and early modern England (Farnham, 2010)

T. Wagner and P. Mitchell , ‘The illnesses of King Richard and King Philippe on the Third Crusade: an understanding of arnaldia and leonardie’, Crusades. 10 (2011), 23-44

A. Wear, J. Geyer-Kordesch, R. French (eds), Doctors and ethics : the earlier historical setting of professional ethics (Amsterdam and Atlanta, 1993)

N.K. Yoshikawa (ed.), Medicine, religion and gender in medieval culture (Woodbridge, 2015)

J. Ziegler, ‘Practitioners and saints: medical men in canonization proceedings in the thirteenth to fifteenth centuries’, Bulletin of the history of medicine. 12 (1999), 191-225 (E)

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Week8 Trauma, madness and disability

R. Buckley , M. Morris, J. Appleby , T. King , D. O'Sullivan and L. Foxhall, ‘The King in the Car Park: New Light on the Death and Burial of Richard III in the Grey Friars Church, Leicester in 1485’, Antiquity. 87 ( 2013): 519-38 (E)

R. I. Burns, ‘The medieval crossbow as surgical instrument: an illustrated case history’, in: Moors and Crusaders in Mediterranean Spain (London, 1978), essay VII, 983-89

J. J. Citrome, The surgeon in medieval English literature (Basingstoke, 2007)

E. Cohen, ‘The animated pain of the body’, The American historical review. 105 (2000), 36-68 (E)

E. Cohen, ‘Towards a history of European physical sensibility: pain in the later Middle Ages’, Science in context. 8 (1995), 47-74

E. Gordon, ‘Accidents among medieval children as seen from the miracles of six English saints and martyrs’, Medical history. 35 (1991), 145-63 (E)

P. B. R. Doob, Nebuchadnezzar's children : conventions of madness in Middle English literature (New Haven, CT and London, 1974)

J. R. Eyler (ed.), Disability in the Middle Ages : reconsiderations and reverberations (Farnham, 2010)

V. Fiorato, A. Boylston and C. Knüsel (eds), Blood red roses : the archaeology of a mass grave from the Battle of Towton AD 1461 1461 (Oxford, 2000)

M. Foucault, Madness and Civilization , trans. Richard Howard (London, 2001)

A. Gowland, ‘The problem of early modern melancholy,’ Past & present. 191 (2006), 77-120 (E)

B. Guenée, La folie de Charles VI : roi bien-aimé (No place of publication: Perrin, 2004) (well worth reading if you have a bit of French)

S. Harper, Insanity, individuals, and society in late-medieval English literature : the subject of madness (New York, 2003)

R. E. Harvey, The inward wits : psychological theory in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (London, 1975)

A. Hollywood, ‘Acute melancholia,’ The Harvard theological review. 99 (2006), 381-406 (E)

P. Horden, ‘Responses to possession and insanity in the earlier Byzantine world’, Social history of medicine. 6 (1993), 177-94 (E)

P. Horden (ed.), Music as medicine : the history of music therapy since antiquity (Aldershot, 2000)

T. Hunt, The medieval surgery (Woodbridge, 1992)

S. Huot, Madness in medieval French literature : identities found and lost (Oxford, 2003)

A. Kirkham and C. Warr (eds), Wounds in the Middle Ages (Farnham, 2014) (E)

S. W. Jackson, ‘Unusual mental states in medieval Europe’, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. 27 (1972), 262-97 (E)

S. W. Jackson, Melancholia and depression : from Hippocratic times to modern times (New Haven and London, 1986)

S. Katajala-Peltomaa and S. Niiranen (eds), Mental (dis)order in later Medieval Europe (Leiden, 2014)

P. M. Jones, 'Music therapy in the later Middle Ages: the case of Hugo van der Goes', in P. Horden (ed.), Music as Medicine: the History of Music Therapy Since An tiquity (Aldershot, 2000), 120-44

J. Kerr, ‘Health and safety in the medieval monasteries of Britain’, History. 93 (2008), 3-19 (E)

I. McCleery, ‘A sense of the past: exploring sensory experience in the pre-modern world’, Brain. 132 (2009), 1112-7 (E)

S. Macdougall, ‘The surgeon and the saints: Henri de Mondeville on divine healing’, Journal of Medieval History. 26 (2000), 253-67 (E)

M. McVaugh, ‘Cataracts and hernias: aspects of surgical practice in the fourteenth century’, Medical history. 45 (2001), 319-40 (E)

M. McVaugh, The rational surgery of the Middle Ages (Florence, 2006)

I. Metzler, Disability in medieval Europe : thinking about physical impairment during the high Middle Ages, c.1100- c.1400 (London, 2006)

I. Metzler, ‘Disability in the Middle Ages: impairment at the intersection of historical inquiry and disability studies’, History compass. 9 (2011), 45-60 (E)

I. Metzler, A social history of disability in the middle ages : cultural considerations of physical impairment (New York, 2013)

I. Metzler, Fools and idiots? : intellectual disability in the Middle Ages (Manchester, 2016)

P. Mitchell, Medicine in the Crusades : warfare, wounds and the medieval surgeon (Cambridge, 2004)

A. Murray, Suicide in the Middle Ages , 2 vols (Oxford, 1997)

K. Park, ‘The life of the corpse: division and dissection in late medieval Europe’, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. 50 (1995), 111-132 (E)

K. Park, ‘Eyes, bones, and hernias: surgical specialists in fourteenth- and fifteenth-century Italy,’ in J. Arrizabalaga (ed.), Medicine from the Black Death to the French disease (London, 1998), 110-30 (V)

N. Partner, ‘The hidden self: psychoanalysis and the textual unconscious’, in N. Partner (ed.), Writing medieval history (London, 2005), 42-64

L. Patterson, ‘Chaucer’s pardoner on the couch: Psyche and Clio in medieval literary studies’, Speculum. 76 (2001), 638-80 (E)

M.-C. Pouchelle, The body and surgery in the Middle Ages , trans. R. Morris (Cambridge, 1990)

C. Rawcliffe, ‘The surgeon’, in: C. Rawcliffe, Medicine & society in later medieval England (Stroud, 1995), 125-47

C. Rawcliffe, ‘The insanity of Henry VI’, The historian. 50 (1996), 8-12

G. Rosen, ‘The mentally ill and the community in western and central Europe during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance’, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. 19 (1964), 377-88 (E)

B. H. Rosenwein, ‘Worrying about emotions in history’, The American historical review. 107 (2002), 921-45 (E)

C. J. Rushton, ‘The King's stupor: dealing with royal paralysis in late medieval England’, in W. Turner (ed.), Madness in medieval law and custom (Leiden, 2010)

E. Savage-Smith, ‘The practice of surgery in Islamic lands: myth and reality’, Social history of medicine. 13 (2000), 307-21 (E)

L. Tracy and K. DeVries (eds.), Wounds and wound repair in medieval culture (Leiden, 2015)

W. Turner (ed.), Madness in medieval law and custom (Leiden, 2010) (E)

W. Turner, ‘A cure for the King means health for the country : the mental and physical health of Henry VI’, in W. Turner (ed.), Madness in medieval law and custom (Leiden, 2010) (E)

W. Turner, ‘Mental health as a foundation for suit or an excuse for theft in medieval English legal disputes’, in W. Turner and S. Butler (eds), Medicine and the law in the Middle Ages (Leiden, 2014 ), 157-74

W. Turner and T. V. Pearman (eds), The treatment of disabled persons in medieval Europe : examining disability in the historical, legal, literary, medical, and religious discourses of the Middle Ages (Lewiston, 2010)

L. E. Voights and R. P. Hudson, ‘A drynke Þat men callen dwale to make a man to slepe whyle men kerven him": a surgical anesthetic from late medieval England’, in: S. Campbell, B. Hall and D. Klausner (eds), Health, disease and healing in medieval culture (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1992), 34-56 (V) Available as an Online Course Reading in the VLE

M. Wack, Lovesickness in the Middle Ages : the Viaticum and its commentaries (Philadelphia, 1990)

E. Wheatley, Stumbling blocks before the blind : medieval constructions of a disability : (University of Michigan Press, 2010)

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Week9 Plague and ‘public’ health

N. Archambeau, 'Healing options during the plague: survivor stories from a fourteenth-century canonization inquest', Bulletin of the history of medicine. 85 (2011), 531-59 (E)

J. Arrizabalaga, ‘Facing the Black Death: perceptions and reactions of university medical practitioners’, in: L. García Ballester, R. French, J. Arrizabalaga and A. Cunningham (eds), Practical medicine from Salerno to the black death (Aldershot, 1998), 237-88 (High Demand article in Edward Boyle)

P.A.Baker, H. Nijdam and K. van‘t Land (eds.), Medicine and space : body, surroundings, and borders in antiquity and the Middle Ages (Leiden, 2012) (E)

O. Benedictow, The Black Death, 1346-1353 : the complete history (Woodbridge, 2004)

L. Bisgaard and L. Sondergaard (eds), Living with the Black Death (Odense, 2009)

A. G. Carmichael, ‘Contagion theory and contagion practice in fifteenth-century Milan’, Renaissance quarterly. 44 (1991), 213-56 (E)

S. K. Cohn, The Black Death transformed : disease and culture in early Renaissance Europe (London, 2002)

S. K. Cohn, ‘The Black Death: end of a paradigm’, The American historical review. 107 (2002), 703-38 (E)

S.K. Cohn, Lust for liberty : the politics of social revolt in medieval Europe, 1200-1425 : Italy, France, and Flanders , (Cambridge MA, 2006)

S.K. Cohn, ‘The Black Death and the burning of the Jews,’ Past & present. 196 (2007), 3-36 (E)

S.K. Cohn. ‘Popular insurrection and the Black Death: a comparative view’, Past & present. 19, supplement 2 (2007), 188-204 (E)

S. Cohn, Cultures of plague : medical thinking at the end of the Renaissance (Oxford, 2010) (E)

J. Coomans and G. Geltner, ‘On the street and in the bath-house: medieval Galenism in action? ’ Anuario de Estudios Medievales. 43 (2013), 53-82 (E)

A. Cunningham, ‘Transforming plague: the laboratory and the identity of infectious disease’, in: A. Cunningham and P. Williams (eds), The laboratory revolution in medicine (Cambridge, 1992), 209-44

I. Fay, Health and the city : disease, environment, and government in Norwich, 1200-1575 (Woodbridge, 2015)

G. Geltner, 'Public healthand the pre-modern city: a research agenda', History compass. 10 (2012), 231-45 (E)

G. Geltner, ‘Healthscaping a medieval city: the Curia viarum of Lucca and the future of public health history’, Urban history. 40 (2013), 395-415 (E)

M. Green (ed.), Pandemic Disease in the Medieval World: Rethinking the Black Death , special issue of The Medieval Globe 1 (2014), available from http://scholarworks.wmich.edu/medieval_globe/1/ (E)

B. L. Grigsby, Pestilence in Medieval and early modern English literature (New York and London, 2004)

J. Henderson, ‘The Black Death in Florence: medical and communal responses’, in: S. Bassett (ed.), Death in towns : urban responses to the dying and the dead, 100-1600 (Leicester, 1992), 136-50 (V)

D. Herlihy with intro. by S. Cohn, The Black Death and the transformation of the west (Cambridge, MA, 1997)

R. Hilton, Bond men made free : medieval peasant movements and the English rising of 1381 (London, 1973)

D. Jørgensen, ‘ “All good rule of the cite”: sanitation and civic government in England, 1400-1600’, Journal of Urban history. 36 (2010), 300-315

G.R. Keiser, ‘Two medieval plague treatises and their afterlife in early-modern England’, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. 58 (2003), 292-324 (E)

A. Kinzelbach, ‘Infection, contagion, and public health in late medieval and early modern German imperial towns’, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. 61 (2006), 369-389 (E)

L. K. Little, ‘Plague historians in lab coats’, Past and Present 213 (2011), 267-90 (E)

M.E. Mate, Daughters, wives and widows after the Black Death : women in Sussex, 1350-1535 (Woodbridge, 1998)

W. Naphy and A. Spicer, The Black Death and the history of plagues, 1345-1730 (Stroud, 2001)

V. Nutton, ‘The seeds of disease: an explanation of contagion and infection from the Greeks to the Renaissance’, Medical history. 27 (1983), 1-34 (E)

V. Nutton (ed.), Pestilential complexities : understanding medieval plague (London, 2008)

W. M. Ormrod and P. G. Lindley (eds), The Black Death in England (Stamford, 1996)

A. Paravicini Bagliani and F. Santi (eds), The regulation of evil : social and cultural attitudes to epidemics in the late Middle Ages (Sismel, 1998)

C. Platt, King Death: the Black Death and its Aftermath in Late-Medieval England (London, 1996)

T. Ranger and P. Slack (eds), Epidemics and ideas : essays on the historical perception of pestilence (Cambridge, 1995)

C. Rawcliffe, Urban bodies : communal health in late medieval English towns and cities (Woodbridge, 2013)

J. Stearn, Infectious ideas : contagion in premodern Islamic and Christian thought in the Western Mediterranean (Baltimore, 2012)

Z. B. Tomic and V. Blazina, Expelling the plague : the Health Office and the implementation of quarantine in Dubrovnik, 1377-1533 (Montreal, 2014)

D. Williman (ed.), The Black Death : the impact of the fourteenth-century plague : papers of the eleventh annual conference of the Center for Medieval & Early Renaissance Studies (New York, 1982)

S. K. Wray, ‘Boccaccio and the doctors: medicine and compassion in the face of plague’, Journal of Medieval History. 30 (2004), 301-322 (E)

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Week10 Aging, dying and death

A. Appleford, Learning to die in London, 1380-1540 (Philadelphia, 2014)

M. Aston, ‘Death’, in: R. Horrox (ed.), Fifteenth-century attitudes : perceptions of society in late medieval England (Cambridge, 1994), 202-28

A. Paravicini Bagliani, The Pope's body (Chicago, 2000)

S. Bassett (ed.), Death in towns : urban responses to the dying and the dead, 100-1600 (Leicester, 1992)

N. L. Beaty, The craft of dying : a study in the literary tradition of the Ars moriendi in England (New Haven and London, 1970)

P. Binksi, Medieval death : ritual and representation (London, 1996)

H. Braet and W. Verbeke (eds), Death in the Middle Ages (Leuven, 1983)

C. W. Bynum, Fragmentation and redemption : essays on gender and the human body in medieval religion (New York, 1991)

C. W. Bynum and P. Freedman (eds), Last things : death and the Apocalypse in the Middle Ages (Philadelphia, 2000)

M. Camille, Master of death : the lifeless art of Pierre Remiet, illuminator (New Haven, 1996)

A. Carlino, Books of the body : anatomical ritual and renaissance learning (Chicago, 1999)

A. Classen (ed.), Old age in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance : interdisciplinary approaches to a neglected topic (Berlin, 2007)

C. Daniell, Death and burial in medieval England, 1066-1550. (London and New York, 1997) (E)

L. Demaitre, ‘The medical notion of ‘withering’ from Galen to the fourteenth century: the treatise on marasmus by Bernard of Gordon’, Traditio. 34 (1992), 259-307

L. Demaitre, ‘The care and extension of old age in medieval medicine’, in M.M. Sheehan (ed.), Aging and the aged in medieval Europe (Toronto, 1990), 3-23

C. Eire, From Madrid to purgatory : the art and craft of dying in sixteenth-century Spain (Cambridge, 1995)

M. Evans, The death of kings : royal deaths in medieval England (London and New York, 2003)

R. C. Finucane, ‘Sacred corpse, profane carrion: social ideals and death rituals in the later Middle Ages’, in J. Whaley (ed.), Mirrors of mortality : studies in the social history of death (London, 1981), 40-60 (V)

J. D. Folts, ‘Senescence and renascence: Petrarch’s thoughts on growing old’, The journal of medieval and Renaissance studies. 10 (1980), 207-37

F. Getz, ‘Roger Bacon and medicine: the paradox of the forbidden fruit and the secrets of long life’, in J. Hackett (ed.), Roger Bacon and the sciences : commemorative essays (Leiden: Brill, 1997), 337-64

B. Harvey, Living and dying in England, 1100-1540 : the monastic experience (Oxford, 1993)

C. Krötzl and K. Mustakallio (ed.), On old age : approaching death in antiquity and the Middle Ages (Turnhout, 2011)

J. C. Jupp and C. Gittings (eds), Death in England : an illustrated history (Manchester, 1999)

M. W. Labarge, ‘Gerontocomia, on the care of the aged: a fifteenth-century Italian guide by Gabriele Zerbi (1445-1505)’, in R. Archer (ed.), Crown, government and people in the fifteenth century (Stroud, 1995), 209-21 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

S. Niebrzydowski (ed.), Middle-aged women in the Middle Ages (Cambridge, 2011)

P. H. Niebyl, ‘Old age, fever and the lamp metaphor’, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. , 26 (1971), 351-68 (E)

K. Park, ‘The life of the corpse: division and dissection in late medieval Europe’, Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences. . 50 (1995), 111-32 (E)

K. Park, Secrets of women : gender, generation, and the origins of human dissection (New York, 2006)

F. S. Paxton, ‘Signi mortifera: death and prognostication in early medieval monastic medicine’, Bulletin of the history of medicine 67 (1993), 631-60 (E)

M. Pelling and R.D. Smith (eds), Life, death, and the elderly : historical perspectives (London, 1991)

J. Rosenthal, Margaret Paston's piety (Basingstoke, 2010) (E)

J. T. Rosenthal, Old age in late medieval England (Philadelphia, 1996)

J. T. Rosenthal, ‘Three-generation families: searching for grandpa and grandma in late medieval England’, in C. J. Itnyre (ed.), Medieval family roles : a book of essays (New York, 1996)

J. Rosenthal, ‘When did you last see your grandfather?’ in R. Archer (ed.), Crown, government and people in the fifteenth century (Stroud, 1995), 223-31

S. Shahar, Growing old in the Middle Ages : "winter clothes us in shadow and pain" (London, 1997)

S. Shahar, ‘The old body in medieval culture’, in S. Kay and M.Rubin (eds), Framing medieval bodies (Manchester, 1994), 160-86 (V)

S. Shahar, ‘Who were old in the Middle Ages? ’, Social history of medicine. 6 (1993) (E)

M. Sheehan, Aging and the aged in medieval Europe (Toronto, 1990)

J. H. M. Taylor (ed), Dies illa : death in the Middle Ages : proceedings of the 1983 Manchester Colloquium (Liverpool, 1984)

P. Thane, Old age in English history : past experiences, present issues (Oxford, 2000)

V. Thompson, Dying and death in later Anglo-Saxon England (Woodbridge, 2004)

L. Vivanco, Death in fifteenth-century Castile : ideologies of the elites (Woodbridge, 2004)

D. Westerhof, Death and the noble body in medieval England (Woodbridge, 2008)

D. Youngs, The life cycle in Western Europe, c.1300-c.1500 (Manchester, 2006)

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Week 11 Commemoration and the afterlife

A. Angenendt, ‘Fear, hope, death and salvation’, in The Oxford handbook of medieval Christianity, ed. J. H. Arnold (Oxford, 2014), 289-304

P. Binski, Medieval death : ritual and representation (London, 1996)

E. A. R. Brown, ‘Burying and unburying the kings of France’, in R.C. Trexler (ed.), Persons in groups : social behavior as identity formation in medieval and Renaissance Europe (Binghampton NY, 1985), 241-66 (V)

C. Burgess, ‘“A fond thing vainly invented”: an essay on purgatory and pious motive in late medieval England’, in S. J. Wright (ed.), Parish, church and people : local studies in lay religion 1350-1750 (London, 1988), 56-84 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

C. Burgess, ‘Late medieval wills and pious convention: testamentary evidence reconsidered’, in Profit, piety and the professions in later medieval England, ed. M. A. Hicks (Gloucester, 1990), 14-33 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

M. Carruthers, The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture , 2nd edn (Cambridge, 2008)

E. V. Del Alamo, ‘Lament for a lost queen: the Sarcophagus of Doña Blanca in Nájera’, The art bulletin. 78 (1996), 311-33 (E)

M. Duffy, Royal tombs of medieval England (Stroud, 2003)

G. E. Edwards, ‘Purgatory: birth or evolution?’, Journal of ecclesiastical history. 36 (1985), 34-46 (E)

R. Finucane, Ghosts : appearances of the dead & cultural transformation (New York, 1996)

B. Gordon and P. Marshall (eds), The Place of the Dead: Death and Remembrance in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe (Cambridge, 2000)

E. M. Hallam, ‘Royal burial and the cult of kingship in France and England, 1060-1330’, Journal of Medieval History. 8 (1982), 359-80(V)

E. Van Houts, Memory and gender in medieval Europe, 900-1200 (Basingstoke, 1999)

B. Gordon and P. Marshall (eds), The place of the dead : death and remembrance in late medieval and early modern Europe (Cambridge, 2000)

G. Klaniczay, Holy rulers and blessed princesses : dynastic cults in medieval central Europe (New York, 2002)

J. Le Goff, ‘The learned and popular dimensions of journeys in the Otherworld in the Middle Ages’ in S. L. Kaplan (ed.), Understanding popular culture : Europe from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century (Berlin, 1984), 19-37

J. Le Goff, The birth of purgatory (Aldershot, 1991)

D. Lepine and N. Orme (eds), Death and memory in medieval Exeter (Exeter, 2003)

S. G. Lindsay, ‘Mummies and tombs: Turenne, Napoléon and death ritual’, The art bulletin. 82:3 (2000), 476-502 (E)

I. McCleery, ‘Isabel of Aragon (d. 1336): model queen or model saint? ’, Journal of ecclesiastical history. 57 (2006), 668-92 (E)

C. Muessig and A. Putter (eds), Envisaging heaven in the Middle Ages (London, 2007)

K. Nolan, Queens in stone and silver : the creation of a visual imagery of queenship in Capetian France (New York and Basingstoke, 2009)

K. Nolan, ‘The queen’s choice: Eleanor of Aquitaine and the tombs at Fontevraud,’ in B. Wheeler and J. Parsons (eds), Eleanor of Aquitaine : lord and lady (New York, 2003), 377-406 (V)

K. Nolan, ‘The tomb of Adelaide of Maurienne and the visual imagery of Capetian queenship’, in K. Nolan (ed.), Capetian Women (New York and London, 2003), 45-76

B. Palmer, ‘The inhabitants of hell: devils’, in C. Davidson and T. Seiler (eds), The iconography of Hell (Kalamazoo, 1992), 20-40

J. C. Parsons, ‘Piety, power and the reputations of two thirteenth-century English Queens’, in: T.M. Vann (ed.), Queens, regents and potentates (Cambridge, 1993), 107-23

J. C. Parsons, ‘ ‘Never was a body buried in England with such solemnity and honour’: the burials and posthumous commemorations of English queens to 1500’, in: A. Duggan (ed.), Queens and queenship in medieval Europe (Woodbridge, 1997), 317-37(V)

S. Roffey, Chantry chapels and medieval strategies for the afterlife (Cirencester, 2008)

N. Saul, Death, art, and memory in medieval England : the Cobham family and their monuments, 1300-1500 (Oxford, 2001)

J.-C. Schmitt, Ghosts in the Middle Ages : the living and the dead in Medieval society (Chicago, 1998)

G. W. Sommers, ‘A royal tomb program in the reign of St Louis’, The art bulletin. 56 (1974), 224-43 (E)

G. Spiegel, ‘The cult of Saint Denis and Capetian kingship’, Journal of Medieval History. 1 (1975), 43-69 (V)

R. Swanson, ‘Ghosts and ghost busters in the Middle Ages’, in P. Clarke and T. Claydon (eds), The church, the afterlife and the fate of the soul : papers read at the 2007 summer meeting and the 2008 winter meeting of the Ecclesiastical History Society, Studies in Church History 45 (Woodbridge, 2009), 143-73 Available as an Online Course Reading in Minerva

R. Walker, ‘Leonor of England, Plantagenet queen of King Alfonso VIII of Castile, and her foundation of Las Huelgas: in imitation of Fontevraud? ’, Journal of Medieval History. 31 (2005), 346-68 (E)

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Useful reading on the British Isles

R. Bartlett, England under the Norman and Angevin kings, 1075-1225 (Oxford, 2000)

M. Bennett, Richard II and the revolution of 1399 (Stroud, 1399)

S.D. Church (ed.), King John : new interpretations (Woodbridge, 1999)

G. Dodd and A. Musson (eds), The reign of Edward II : new perspectives (Woodbridge, 2006)

F. Downie, She is but a woman : queenship in Scotland, 1424-1463 (Edinburgh, 2006)

C. Fletcher, Richard II : manhood, youth, and politics, 1377-99 (Oxford, 2008)

R. Frame, The political development of the British Isles, 1100-1400 (Oxford, 1990)

J. Gillingham, The Angevin Empire , 2nd edn (London, 2001)

C. Given-Wilson, The English nobility in the Middle Ages : the fourteenth-century political community (London, 1987)

D. Green, Edward the Black Prince : power in medieval Europe (Harlow, 2007) (E)

L. Hilton, Queens consort : England's medieval queens (London, 2009)

R. Horrox and W. M. Ormrod (eds), A social history of England, 1200-1500 (Cambridge, 2006)

M. Howell, Eleanor of Provence : queenship in thirteenth-century England (Oxford, 1997)

L. Huneycutt, Matilda of Scotland : a study in medieval queenship (Woodbridge, 2003)

M. K. Jones and M. G. Underwood, The king's mother : Lady Margaret Beaufort, countess of Richmond and Derby (Cambridge, 1992)

J. L. Laynesmith, The last medieval queens : English queenship 1445-1503 (Oxford, 2004)

H. E. Maurer, Margaret of Anjou : queenship and power in late medieval England (Woodbridge, 2003)

J. L. Nelson (ed.), Richard Coeur de Lion in history and myth (London, 1992)

J. Nuttall, The creation of Lancastrian kingship : literature, language and politics in late medieval England (Cambridge, 2007)

M. Ormrod, Edward III (New Haven, 2011)

J. C. Parsons, Eleanor of Castile : queen and society in thirteenth-century England (New York, 1995)

A. J. Pollard, The Wars of the Roses (Basingstoke, 2001)

M. Prestwich, The Three Edwards: War and State in England, 1272-1377 , 2nd edn (London, 2003)

M. Rubin, The hollow crown : a history of Britain in the late Middle Ages (London, 2005)

N. Saul, The three Richards : Richard I, Richard II and Richard III (London, 2006)

P. Strohm, England's empty throne : usurpation and the language of legitimation, 1399-1422 (New Haven, 1998)

L. B. St John, Three medieval queens : queenship and the crown in fourteenth-century England (Basingstoke, 2012)

F. Swabey, Medieval gentlewoman : life in a widow's household in the later middle ages (Stroud, 1999)

K. Warner, Edward II : the unconventional king (Stroud, 2014)

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Useful reading on the Iberian Peninsula

B. Aram, Juana the Mad : sovereignty and dynasty in renaissance Europe (Baltimore, 2005)

B. Aram, ‘Authority and maternity in late-medieval Castile: four queens regnant’, in: B. Bolton and C. Meek (eds), Aspects of power and authority in the Middle Ages (Turnhout, 2007), 121-29

D. A. Boruchoff, Isabel la Católica, Queen of Castile : critical essays (New York, 2003)

T. Earenfight (ed.), Queenship and political power in medieval and early modern Spain (Aldershot, 2005)

M. Bullón Fernández (ed.), England and Iberia in the Middle Ages, 12th-15th century : cultural, literary, and political exchanges (New York and London, 2007)

C. Estow, Pedro the Cruel of Castile, 1350-1369 (Leiden, 1995)

R. C. Gomes, The making of a court society : kings and nobles in late medieval Portugal (Cambridge, 2003)

J. N. Hillgarth, The Spanish Kingdoms, 1250-1516 , 2 vols (Oxford, 1976-78) (E)

S. Lay, The Reconquest kings of Portugal : political and cultural reorientation on the medieval frontier (Basingstoke, 2009) (E)

A. H. Oliveira Marques, Daily life in Portugal in the late Middle Ages (Madison WI, 1971)

Z. E. Rohr, Yolande of Aragon (1381-1442) family and power : the reverse of the tapestry (Basingstoke, 2015)

G. Redworth, Government and society in late medieval Spain : from the accession of the House of Trastámara to Ferdinand and Isabella (London, 1993)

T. Ruiz, ‘Unsacred monarchy: the kings of Castile in the late Middle Ages’, in S. Wilentz (ed.), Rites of power : symbolism, ritual, and politics since the Middle Ages (Philadelphia, 1999), 109-44 (High Demand article in Edward Boyle)

T. Ruiz, Spanish society, 1400-1600 (Harlow, 2001)

P. E. Russell, The English intervention in Spain & Portugal in the time of Edward III & Richard II. (Oxford, 1955)

B. F. Weissberger (ed.), Queen Isabel I of Castile : power, patronage, persona (Woodbridge, 2008)

E. Woodacre (ed.), Queenship in the Mediterranean : negotiating the role of the queen in the medieval and early modern eras (Basingstoke, 2013)

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Useful reading on France

J. Bradbury, Philip Augustus : king of France 1180-1223 (London, 1998)

A. Curry, The Hundred Years' War, 1337-1453 , 2nd edn (Basingstoke, 2003)

T. Evergates (ed.), Aristocratic women in medieval France (Philadelphia, 1999)

S. L. Field, Isabelle of France : Capetian sanctity and Franciscan identity in the thirteenth century (Notre Dame, 2006)

M. C. Gasposchkin, The making of Saint Louis : kingship, sanctity, and crusade in the later Middle Ages (Ithaca and London, 2008)

E. Hallam, Capetian France, 987-1328 , 2nd edn (Harlow, 2001)

W. C. Jordan, Louis IX and the challenge of the crusade : a study in rulership (Princeton, 1979)

W. C. Jordan, Ideology and royal power in medieval France : kingship, crusades, and the Jews (Aldershot, 2001)

P. Matarasso, Queen's mate : three women of power in France on the eve of the Renaissance (Aldershot, 2001)

K. Nolan (ed.), Capetian women (New York and London, 2003)

J. Richard, Saint Louis : Crusader King of France (Cambridge, 1992)

G. Small, Late medieval France (Basingstoke, 2009)

J. R. Strayer, The Reign of Philip the Fair (Princeton, 1980) (E)

C. Taylor, ‘The Salic law and the Valois succession to the French crown’, French history. 15 (2001), 358-77 (E)

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General reading on Medieval Europe

M. Barber, The Two Cities: Medieval Europe 1050-1320 2nd edn (London, 2004) (E)

D. Bates, J. Crick and S. Hamilton (eds), Writing medieval biography 750-1250 : essays in honour of Professor Frank Barlow (Woodbridge, 2006)

C. F. Briggs, The body broken : medieval Europe 1300-1520 (London, 2011)

R. Britnell (ed.), Daily life in the late Middle Ages (Stroud, 1998)

D. Crouch, The birth of nobility : constructing aristocracy in England and France, 900-1300 (Harlow, 2005)

A. Duggan (ed.), Queens and queenship in medieval Europe : proceedings of a conference held at King's College London, April 1995 (Woodbridge, 1997)

A. Duggan (ed.), Kings and kingship in medieval Europe (London, 1993)

T. Earenfight, ‘Without the persona of the prince: kings, queens and the idea of monarchy in late medieval Europe’, Gender & history. 19 (2007), 1-21 (E)

T. Earenfight, Queenship in medieval Europe (Basingstoke, 2013)

S.A. Epstein, An economic and social history of later medieval Europe, 1000-1500 (Cambridge, 2009)

A. Fössel, ‘Gender and rulership in the medieval German empire’, History compass. 7 (2009), 55-65 (E)

M. E. Goodich, Miracles and wonders : the development of the concept of miracle, 1150-1350 (Aldershot, 2007)

H. Jewell, Women in late medieval and Reformation Europe, 1200-1550 (Basingstoke, 2007)

K.J. Lewis, N.J Menuge and K.M. Phillips (eds), Young medieval women (Stroud, 1999)

J.C. Parsons (ed.) Medieval queenship (Stroud, 1994, new edn 1998)

J.C. Parsons and B. Wheeler (eds), Medieval mothering (New York, 1996)

E. Peters, The Shadow King: Rex Inutilis in Medieval Law and Literature, 751-1327 (New Haven, 1970)

G. Richardson, Renaissance monarchy : the reigns of Henry VIII, Francis I and Charles V (London and New York, 2002)

J. Riley-Smith (ed.), The Oxford illustrated history of the Crusades (Oxford, 2001)

S. Shahar, The fourth estate : a history of women in the Middle Ages (London, 1983)

M. Vale, The princely court : medieval courts and culture in north-west Europe, 1270-1380 (Oxford, 2001) (E)

T.M. Vann (ed.), Queens, regents and potentates (Cambridge, 1993)

B. Ward, Miracles and the medieval mind : theory, record and event 1000-1215 (London, 1982)

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Primary sources (a small random sample!)

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Medicine

D’Arcy Power (ed.), Treatises of fistula in ano, hæmorrhoids, and clysters by John of Arderne from an Early Fifteenth-Century Manuscript Translation, Early English Text Society 139 (Oxford, 1910)

M. Ogden (ed.), The cyrurgie of Guy de Chauliac , Early English Text Society 265 (London and New York, 1971)

M. C. Seymour (ed.), On the properties of things : John Trevisa's translation of Bartholomaeus Anglicus De proprietatibus rerum : a critical text , 3 vols (Oxford, 1975-88)

R. von Fleischhacker (ed.), Lanfrank's "Science of cirurgie" , Early English Text Society Original Series v.102 (London, 1894)

R. Horrox (ed.), The Black Death (Manchester, 1994) (E)

E. Grant, A source book in medieval science (Cambridge, MA, 1974)

C. Rawcliffe (ed.), Sources for the history of medicine in late medieval England (Kalamazoo, 1995)

F. Wallis (ed.), Medieval medicine : a reader (Toronto, 2010)

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Chronicles

J. N. Hillgarth (ed.) Chronicle of Pere III of Catalonia (Toronto, 1980)

S. Thacker and J. Escobar (eds), Chronicle of Alfonso X (Lexington, 2002)

S. Barton and R. Fletcher (eds), The world of El Cid : chronicles of the Spanish reconquest (Manchester, 2000)

F. Lopes, The English in Portugal 1367-87 : extracts from the Chronicles of Dom Fernando and Dom João , trans. D.W. Lomax and R.J. Oakley (Warminster, 1989)

D. J. Smith and H. Buffery (eds), The book of deeds of James I of Aragon : a translation of the medieval Catalan Llibre dels fets (Aldershot, 2003)

J. F. Benton (ed.), Self and society in medieval France : the memoirs of Abbot Guibert of Nogent (1064? -c.1125) (1064? -c.1125) (New York, 1970)

M. R. B. Shaw (ed), Chronicles of the Crusades (Harmondsworth, 1963)

A. Campbell (ed.), Encomium Emmae Reginae (Cambridge, 1998)

G. Brereton (ed.), Chronicles : Froissart (Harmondsworth, 1978)

V. H. Galbraith, The Anonimalle chronicle, 1333 to 1381 : from a MS. written at St Mary's Abbey, York (Manchester, 1970)

J. G. Clark (ed.), The Chronica maiora of Thomas Walsingham, 1376-1422 (Woodbridge, 2005)

C. J. Nederman (ed.), Policraticus : of the frivolities of courtiers and the footprints of philosophers (Cambridge, 1990)

C. Given-Wilson (ed.), The chronicle of Adam Usk, 1377-1421 (Oxford, 1997)

G. H. Martin (ed.), Knighton's Chronicle 1337-1396 (Oxford, 1995)

J. L. Baird, G. Baglivi and J. R. Kane (eds), The Chronicle of Salimbene de Adam (Binghamton, 1986)

L. C. Hector and B. F. Harvey (eds), The Westminster chronicle : 1381-1394 (Oxford, 1982)

R. A. Newhall (ed.), The Chronicle of Jean de Venette (New York, 1953) (E)

R. Vaughan (ed.), The illustrated Chronicles of Matthew Paris : observations of thirteenth-century life (Stroud and Cambridge, 1993)

R. A. B. Mynors, R. M. Thomson and M. Winterbottom (eds), Gesta regum Anglorum = The history of the English kings , 2 vols (Oxford, 1998)

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Miracles

K. Kulp-Hill (ed.), Songs of holy Mary of Alfonso X, the Wise : a translation of the Cantigas de Santa María (Tempe, 2000)

W. G. Ryan (ed.) The golden legend : readings on the saints , 2 vols (Princeton, 1993)

‘Life of St Margaret of Scotland’, in: L. Huneycutt, Matilda of Scotland : a study in medieval queenship (Woodbridge, 2003), appendix

S. Gilsdorf (ed.), Queenship and sanctity : The lives of Mathilda and The epitaph of Adelheid (Washington, 2004)

L. Staley (ed.), The book of Margery Kempe : a new translation, contexts, criticism (New York and London, 2001)

J. C. Robertson (ed.), Materials for the history of Thomas Becket, archbishop of Canterbury (canonized by Pope Alexander III, A.D. 1173) (London, 1875-85)

T. Head (ed.), Medieval hagiography : an anthology (New York and London, 2001)

R. Bartlett (ed.), The miracles of Saint Æbbe of Coldingham and Saint Margaret of Scotland (Oxford, 2003)

M. Bull (ed.), The miracles of Our Lady of Rocamadour : analysis and translation (Woodbridge, 1999)

M.-A. Stouck (ed.), Medieval saints : a reader (Peterborough, Ontario, 1999)

K. B. Wolf (ed.), The life and afterlife of St. Elizabeth of Hungary : testimony from her canonization hearings : Testimony from her Canonization Hearings (Oxford, 2011)

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Literature

R. Hamilton and J. Perry (eds), The Poem of the Cid (Manchester, 1975)

Chrétien de Troyes, Arthurian Romances (either Penguin Classics edn, 2004 or Everyman edn, 1987)

G. S. Burgess and K. Busby (eds), The Lais of Marie de France , 2nd edn (London, 1999)

L. D. Benson (ed.), The Riverside Chaucer , 3rd edn (Boston, 1987)

Boccaccio, The Decameron , trans. G. H. McWilliam (London, 2003)

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Letters

A. Crawford (ed.) Letters of the queens of England, 1100-1547 (Stroud, 2002)

A. Crawford (ed.), Letters of medieval women (Stroud, 2002)

C. Carpenter (ed.), Kingsford's Stonor letters and papers 1290-1483 (Cambridge, 1996)

N. Davis (ed.), Paston Letters and Papers of the Fifteenth Century , 2 parts (Oxford, 2004-5)

J. Kirby (ed.), The Plumpton letters and papers (Cambridge, 1996)

A. Hanham (ed.) The Cely letters (London, 1975)

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Other (archival, household, political thought, wills, courtesy manuals, etc)

C. J. Nederman and K. Langdon Forhan (eds), Medieval political theory - a reader : quest for the body politic, 1100-1400 (London, 1993)

E. Cavell, The Heralds' memoir 1486-1490 : court ceremony, royal progress and rebellion (Donington, 2009)

O. R. Constable, ed., Medieval Iberia : readings from Christian, Muslim, and Jewish sources (Philadelphia, 1997)

C. Smith (ed.), Christians and Moors in Spain , vols. 1-2 (Warminster, 1988-89)

C. Melville and A.Ubaydli (eds), Christians and Moors in Spain. Vol. 3, Arabic sources (711-1501) , vol. 3 (Warminster, 1992)

M. K. Dale (ed.), The household book of Dame Alice de Bryene, of Acton Hall, Suffolk, Sept. 1412 - Sept. 1413. with appendices (Ipswich, 1931)

Anne of France, Anne of France : lessons for my daughter , (ed.) S.L. Jansen (Cambridge, 2004)

Christine de Pisan, The treasure of the city of ladies, or, The book of the three virtues , (trans.) S. Lawson (London, Penguin Classics, 1985)

F. D. Blackley and G. Hermansen (eds), The Household book of Queen Isabella of England, for the fifth regnal year of Edward II, 8th July 1311 to 7th July 1312 (Edmonton, 1971)

J. C. Parsons (ed.), The Court and household of Eleanor of Castile in 1290 : an edition of British Library, Additional Manuscript 35294 (Toronto, 1977)

F. J. Furnivall (ed.), The fifty earliest English wills in the Court of Probate, London, A.D. 1387-1439 ; with a priest's of 1454 (London, Early English Text Society, 1882) Also available online at http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx? c=cme;idno=EEWills . (E)

M. A. Brozyna (ed.), Gender and sexuality in the Middle Ages : a medieval source documents reader r (Jefferson, 2005)

C. McCarthy (ed.), Love, sex and marriage in the Middle Ages : a sourcebook (London, 2004)

C. Batt (ed.), Livre de Seyntz Medicines: The book of holy medicines (Tempe AZ, 2014)

This list was last updated on 10/01/2016