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Contemporary England

H. S. Bennett, Life on the English Manor, Cambridge U., 1948.

Derek Brewer, Chaucer and His World, Dodd Mead, 1978.

Norman F. Cantor, The Medieval Reader: First-hand accounts of the Middle Ages including letters, essays, state and church documents, poetry and ballads, HarperCollins, 1994.

Donald R. Howard, Chaucer: His Life, His Works, His World, Fawcett, 1987.

Maurice Keen, English Society in the Later Middle Ages 1348-1500, Penguin Social History of Britain series, 1990.

Jacques Le Goff, ed. (trans. Lydia G. Cochrane), The Medieval World, Collins & Brown History of European Society series, 1980.

Delia Hooke, ed., Medieval Villages, Oxford U. Committee for Archaeology, 1985.

Roger Sherman Loomis, A Mirror of Chaucer’s World, Princeton, 1965.

Edward Miller & John Hatcher, Medieval England: Towns, Commerce and Crafts 1086-1348, Longman, 1995.

A. R. Myers, London in the Age of Chaucer, U. of Oklahoma, 1972.

Edith Rickert, Chaucer's World, Oxford U., 1948.

Contemporary France

Theodore Evergates, trans., Feudal Society in Medieval France: Documents from the County of Champagne, U. of Pennsylvania, 1993.

Margaret Wade Labarge, Gascony: England's First Colony 1204-1453, Hamish Hamilton, 1980.

Nicolas Wright, Knights and Peasants: The Hundred Years War in the French Countryside, Boydell, 1998.

History and "Current" Events

Bryan Bevan, King Richard II, Rubicon, 1990.

Leonard Cowie, The Black Death and Peasants' Revolt, Wyland Documentary History Series, 1972.

R. B. Dobson, ed., The Peasants' Revolt of 1381, 2nd edition, Macmillan, 1983.

Kenneth Fowler, The Age of Plantagenet and Valois: The Struggle for Supremacy 1328-1498, Elek, 1967.

Jean Froissart (trans. Geoffrey Brereton), Chronicles, Penguin, 1978.

R. H. Hilton & T. H. Aston, eds., The English Rising of 1381, Cambridge U., 1984.

May McKisack, , Oxford U., 1991.

Politics, Personalities, and Afiliations

Chris Given-Wilson, The Royal Household and the King's Affinity: Service, Politics and Finance in England 1360-1413, Yale U., 1986.

Michael Hicks, Who's Who in Late Medieval England, Shepheard-Walwyn, 1991.

Michael Hicks, Bastard Feudalism, Longman Medieval World series, 1995.

Gervase Matthew, The Court of Richard II, John Murray, 1968.

Anthony Tuck, Crown and Nobility 1272-1461: Political Conflict in Late Medieval England, Barnes & Noble, 1986.

Simon Walker, The Lancastrian Affinity 1361-1399, Oxford Historical Monographs, 1990.

Hampshire and Southampton

John Barton, The Visitor's Guide to Hampshire & Isle of Wight, Hunter, 1990.

Ordnance Survey: Hampshire Walks, 1993.

John Oxley, ed., Excavations at Southampton Castle, Southampton City Museums, 1986.

C. P. S. Platt, Medieval Southampton: The Port and Trading Community AD 1000-1600, Rutledge & Kegan Paul, 1973.

Barbara Carpenter Turner, A History of Hampshire, Phillimore, 1988.


Bernard Hamilton, Religion in the Medieval West, Edward Arnold, 1986.

Jacobus de Voragine (trans. William Granger Ryan), The Golden Legend: Readings on the Saints, Princeton U., 1993.

W. A. Pantin, The English Church in the Fourteenth Century, U. of Toronto, 1980.

R. N. Swanson, Church & Society in Late Medieval England, Blackwell, 1993.


J. J. Jusserand (trans. Lucy Toulmin Smith), English Wayfaring Life in the Middle Ages (XIVth Century), Ernest Benn, 1931.

Norbert Ohler (trans. Caroline Hillier), The Medieval Traveller, Boydell, 1989.

Marjorie Rowling, Everyday Life of Medieval Travellers, Dorset Press, 1971.

Money and Economics

Richard H. Britnell, The Commercialization of English Society 1000-1500, 2nd edition, Manchester U., 1996

Christopher Dyer, Standards of Living in the Later Middle Ages: Social Change in England c. 1200-1520, Cambridge Medieval Textbooks, 1989.

Peter Spufford, Money and Its Use in Medieval Europe, Cambridge U., 1988.

Households and Families

ania Bayard, A Medieval Home Companion, HarperColiins, 1991.

J. M. W. Bean, From Lord to Patron: Lordship in Late Medieval England, U. of Pennsylvania, 1989.

P. D. Blackley & G. Hermansen, eds., The Household Book of Queen Isabella of England, U. of Alberta Classical and Historical Studies, 1971.

Christine de Pizan (trans. Charity Cannon Willard), The Treasure of the City of Ladies, Bard Hall/Persea, 1989.

Frances & Joseph Gies, Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages, Harper & Row, 1987.

Barbara A. Hanawalt, The Ties That Bound: Peasant Families in Medieval England, Oxford U., 1986.

Barbara A. Hanawalt, Growing up in Medieval London: The Experience of Childhood in History, Oxford U., 1993.

David Herlihy, Medieval Households, Harvard U., 1985.

Iris Origo, The Merchant of Prato, Folio Society, 1984.

Nicholas Orme, From Childhood to Chivalry: The Education of the English Kings and Aristocracy 1066-1530, Methuen, 1984.

Shulamith Shahar, Childhood in the Middle Ages, Routledge, 1992.

Erika Uitz (trans. Sheila Marnie), The Legend of Good Women: Medieval Women in Towns & Cities, Moyer Bell, 1990.

Jennifer C. Ward, English Noblewomen in the Later Middle Ages, Longman Medieval World series, 1992.

Jennifer C. Ward, Women of the English Nobility and Gentry, Manchester U., 1995.

C. M. Woolgar, ed., Household Accounts from Medieval England, Oxford U., 1992.

Other matters of Daily Life

Marie Collins & Virginia Davis, A Medieval Book of Seasons, HarperCollins, 1992.

N. Denholm-Young, The Country Gentry in the Fourteenth Century, Clarendon, 1969.

Georges Duby, ed., A History of Private Life, vol. 2: Revelations of the Medieval World, Belknap, 1988.

Christopher Dyer, Everyday Life in Medieval England, Hambledon, 1994.

D. Hartley & M. M. Elliot, Life and Work of the People of England: The Fourteenth Century, Putnam, 1929.

Denis Hay, Europe in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries (2nd ed.), Longman, 1989.

Marjorie Rowling, Everyday Life in Medieval Times, Batsford, 1968.

Margaret Sinclair Ogden, ed., The “Liber de Dicersis Medicinis,’ EETS, 1969.

Carole Rawcliffe, Medicine & Society in Later Medieval England, Sutton, 1995.

Compton Reeves, Pleasures and Pastimes in Medieval England, Oxford U., 1998.

J. Singman & W. McLean, ed., Daily Life in the Age of Chaucer, Greenwood, 1995.

Peter Speedwell, ed.,Those who Fought, Italica, 1996. Those who Prayed, Italica, 1997. Those who Worked, Italica, 1997.

The "Look"

Françoise Avril, Manuscript Painting at the Court of France, The Fourteenth Century, Braziller, 1978.

Janet Backhouse, The Illuminated Page, U. of Toronto, 1997. The Luttrel Psalter, The British Library, 1969.

Michael Camille, The Gothic Idol, Ideology and Image-making in Medieval Art, Cambridge U., 1991.
Image on the Edge: The Margins of Medieval Art, Reaktion, 1992. Master of Death, Yale U., 1996 Mirror in Parchment: The Luttrel Psalter and the making of Medieval England, U. of Chicago, 1998

Charles D. Cutler, Northern Painting from Pucelle to Bruegel, Holt, Reinhart, and Wilson, 1968.

Christopher de Hamel, A History of Illuminated Manuscripts, Phaidon, 1994.

Virginia Wylie Egbert, On the Bridges of Mediaeval Paris, A Record of Early Fourteenth Century Life, Princeton U., 1974.

Anne D. Hedeman, The Royal Image, Illustrations of the Grandes Chroniques de France 1274-1422, U. of California, 1996.

Longuon & Cazelles, eds., The Tres Riches Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry, Braziller, 1969.

R. Marks & N. Morgan, The Golden Age of English Manuscript Painting 1200-1500, Braziller, 1981.

Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Hours of Jeanne d’Evreux, Queen of France, 1957

Millard Meiss, French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry: The Late XIV Century and the Patronage of the Duke, Phaidon, 1967.

Millard Meiss, French Painting in the Time of Jean de Berry: The Limbourgs and Their Contemporaries, Braziller, 1974.

M. Meiss & E. Beatson, eds., The Belles Heures of Jean, Duke of Berry, Braziller, 1974.

Emma Pirani, Gothic Illuminated Manuscripts, Hamlyn, 1966.

Claire Richter Sherman, The Portraits of Charles V of France (1338-1380), New York U., 1969

J. Snyder, Medieval Art, Harry N. Abrams, 1989.

Marcel Thomas, The Rohan Master, A Book of Hours, Braziller, 1973. The Golden Age: Manuscript Painting at the Time of Jean, Duke of Berry, Braziller, 1979.

Artifacts, Crafts, and Trades

J. Alexander & P. Binski. Age of Chivalry, Art in Plantagenet England 1200-1400, Royal Academy of Arts, 1987.

Luisa Cogliati Arano, The Medieval Health Handbook, Braziller, 1976.

Athin, Carter & Evans, Excavations in Norwich 1971-1978, East Anglian Archaeology, 1985.

Patricia Basing, Trades and Crafts in Medieval Manuscripts, New Amsterdam, 1990

M. Biddle, Object and Economy in Medieval Winchester, Oxford U., 1990.

John Blair and Nigel Ramsay, eds., English Medieval Industries, Hambledon, 1991.

British Museum Medieval Craftsmen series:

Paul Binski, Painters, 1991

Sarah Brown & David O'Connor, Glass-Painters, 1991

John Cherry, Goldsmiths, 1992
N. Coldstream, Masons and Sculptors, 1991

Elizabeth Eames, English Tilers, 1992

C. de Hamel, Scribes and Illuminators, 1992

M. Pfaffenbichler, Armourers,1992

Kay Staniland, Embroiderers, 1991

Monica Burckhardt, Mobilier Moyen-Age Rennaissance, Ch. Massie.

Cennino d'Andrea Cennini (trans. Daniel V. Thompson, Jr.), Il Libro dell'Arte, Dover, 1960.

Vicot Chinnery, Oak Furniture, the British Tradition, Antique Collectors’ Club, 1988.

J. Cowgill, M. de Neergaard and N. Griffiths, Knives and Scabbards, HMSO, London, 1987.

D. W. Crossley, ed., Medieval Industry, Council for British Archaeology, 1981.

Barry Cunliffe, Excavations at Porchester Castle, vols., 3 & 4, Thames and Hudson, 1977.

Penelope Eames, Furniture in England, France and the Netherlands from the Twelveth to the Fifteenth Century, Furniture History Society, 1977.

G. Egan, The Medieval Household: Daily Living c.1150-c.1450, The Stationer’s Office, 1998.

T. B. Husband and J. Hayward, The Secular Spirit: Life and Art at the End of the Middle Ages, Dutton, New York, 1975.

Sue Margeson et al, Norwich Households, East Anglian Archaeology, 1993

Eric Mercer, Furniture 700-1700, Meredith Press, 1969.

C. Platt & R. Coleman-Smith, Excavations in Medieval Southampton, Leicester U., 1975.

L. F. Salzman, English Industries of the Middle Ages, Clarendon, 1923 .

B. Spenser, Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum Medieval Catalogue, Parts 1 & 2, Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum, 1990.

Theophilus (trans. John G. Hawthorne & Cyril Stanley Smith), On Divers Arts, Dover, 1979.

Daniel V. Thompson, The Materials and Techniques of Medieval Painting, Dover, 1956.

Walters Art Gallery, The International Style: The Arts in Europe around 1400, 1962.

Ole Wanscher, Sella Curulis, the Folding Stool, Rosenkilde & Bagger, 1980.

Ward Perkins, London Museum Medieval Catalogue 1940, Anglia, 1993.

Clothing and Accessories

Antiquities Journal volume 36.

Janet Arnold, The Jupon or Coat-Armour of the Black Prince in Canterbury Cathedral, Journal of the Church Monument Society Vol. VIII, 1993.

Elijah Bemiss, The Dyer’s Companion, Dover, 1973.

Dorothy K. Burnham, Cut My Cote, Royal Ontario Museum, 1973.

Shirley Bury, An Introduction to Rings, Stemmer House, Owings Mills, 1984.

Muriel Clayton, Catalogue of Rubbings of Brasses and Incised Slabs, HMSO, 1979.

E. Crowfoot, F. Pritchard, & K. Staniland, Textiles and Clothing, HMSO, 1992.

Millia Davenport, The Book of Costume, Crown, 1984.

G. Egan and F. Pritchard, Dress Accessories, HMSO, 1991.

Joan Evans, Dress in Medieval France, Clarendon, 1952.

Ilse Fingerlin, Gürtel des hohen und späten Mittelalters, Deutscher Kunstverlag, 1971.

Fredrick Fischbach, Historic Textiles Patterns, Dover, 1992.

A. Geijer, A. N. Franzér, & M. Nockert, Drottning Margarettas gullene kjortel (Queen Margaret’s Golden Gown) i Uppsala Domkyra, Kunol. Vitterhets Histoire och Antikuitets Akademien.

F. Grew and M. de Neergaard, Shoes and Pattens, HMSO, 1988.

N. B. Harte & K. G. Ponting, eds., Cloth and Clothing in Medieval Europe, Heinemann Educational Books, 1983.

R. W. Lightbown, Mediaeval European Jewelry, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1992.

J. N. Liles, The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing, U. of Tennessee, 1990.

Rebecca Martin, Textiles in Daily Life in the Middle Ages, Indiana U., !985

Maureen Fennell Mazzaoui, The Italian Cotton Industry in the Later Middle Ages 1100-1600, Cambridge U., 1981.

Tessa Murdock, Treasures and Trinkets: Jewelry in London from Pre-Roman Times to the 1930s, Museum of London, 1991.

O. Neubecker, Heraldry: Sources, Symbols, and Meaning, McGraw-Hill, 1976.

Stella Mary Newton, Fashion in the Age of the Black Prince, Boydell/Rowman & Littlefield, 1980.

Margareta Nockert, Bockstensmannen, Foreningen Varsberg Museum, 1985.

Poul Nörlund, Buried Norsemen at Herjolfsnes, Copenhagen, 1924.

F. Piponnier & P. Mane, Dress in the Middle Ages, Yale U., 1997

M. Scott, A Visual History of Costume: The Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries, Batsford, 1986.

Susan Thomas, Medieval Footwear from Coventry, Coventry Museums, 1980.

Penelope Walton, Textiles, Cordage and Raw Fibre from 16-22 Coppergate, Council for British Archaeology, 1989.

John Peter Wild, Textiles in Archaeology, Shire, 1988.

H. M. Zijlstra-zweens, Of His Array Telle I No Lenger Tale, Redapi, 1988.

Military Matters and the Hundred Years War

Christopher Allmand, The Hundred Years War: England and France at War c. 1300-c. 1450, Cambridge U., 1988.

Roger Ascham, Toxophilus: the school of shooting, The Simon Archery Foundation, 1985 .

Andrew Ayton, Knights and Warhorses: Military Service and the English Aristocracy Under Edward III, Boydell, 1994.

Richard Barber, Edward Prince of Wales and Aquitaine: A Biography of the Black Prince, Allen Lane, 1978. The Life and Campaigns of the Black Prince from Contemporary Letters, Diaries, and Chronicles, Folio Society, 1979. The Reign of Chivalry, St. Martin's Press, 1980.

John Barnie, War in Medieval English Society: Social Values and the Hundred Years War 1337-99, Cornell U., 1974.

C Bartlett & G. Embleton, English Longbowman 1330-1515, Osprey, 1997.

Claude Blair, European Armour, Batsford, 1958.

Jim Bradbury, The Medieval Archer, St. Martin’s, 1985.

A. Curry & M. Hughes (ed.), Arms. Armies and Fortifications of the Hundred Years War, Boydell, 1994.

Peter Coss, The Knight in Medieval England 1000-1400, Alan Sutton, 1993.

R. H. C. Davis, The Medieval Warhorse, Thames & Hudson, 1989.

. Edge and J. M. Paddock, Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight, Crescent, 1988.

Charles Ffoulkes, The Armourer and his Craft, Dover, 1988.

Robert Hardy, The Longbow: A social and military history, Bois d’arc, 1992.

Andrea Hopkins, Knights, Quarto Publishing, 1990.

Anne Hyland, The Medieval Warhorse, Sutton, 1994. The Warhorse 1250-1600, Sutton, 1998.

H. W. Koch, Medieval Warfare, Prentice Hall, 1978.

Ewart Oakeshott Archaeology of Weapons, Lutterworth Press, 1960. Records of the Medieval Sword, Boydell, 1991. The Sword in the Age of Chivalry, Boydell, 1991.

David Nicolle, Medieval Warfare Source Book, Vol. 1, Arms and Armour, 1995.

Michael Prestwich, Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience, Yale U., 1996.

Francesco Rossi, Mediaeval Arms and Armour, Magna 1990.\

R. Rudorff, Knights and the Age of Chivalry, The Viking Press, 1974.

Desmond Seward, The Hundred Years War: The English in France, 1337-1453, Atheneum, 1978.

Oswald Graf Trapp, The Armoury of the Castle of Cherbourg, Methuen & Co., 1929.

Geoffrey Trease, The Condottieri, Holt, Reinhart and Winston, 1971.

various, Royal Armouries Yearbook, Vol. 1 & 2, 1996,1997.

S. Wright, Age of Chivalry: English Society 1200-1400, Warwick Press, 1988.

Cooking and Table Service

Luisa Cogliati Arano, The Medieval Health Handbook, Braziller, 1976.

Thomas Austin, ed., Two Fifteenth-Century Cookery-Books, E.E.T.S. O.S.91, 1996.

Sharon Butler & Constance B. Hiett, Pleyn Delit, U. of Toronto, 1987.

Madelaine Palmer Cosman, Fabulous Feasts, Medieval Cookery and Ceremony, Braziller, 1989.

F. J. Furnival (ed.), The Babees Book, E.E.T.S. O.S.32, 1997.

P. W. Hammond, Food and Feast in Medieval England, Alan Sutton, 1993.

Jeremy Haslam, Medieval Pottery, Shire, 1984.

Bridget Ann Henisch Fast and Feast: Food in Medieval Society, Pennsylvania State U., 1996.

Constance B. Hiett, An Ordinance of Pottage, Prospect Books, 1988.

P. W. Hiett & S. Butler, Curye on Inglysch, E.E.T.S. S.S.8, 1985.

M. R. McCarty and C. M. Brooks, Medieval Pottery in Britain AD 900-1600, Leicester U., 1988.

Mary Ella Milham, Platina: On Right Pleasure and Good Health, Medieval & Rennaissance Texts & Studies, 1998.

Eileen Power, The Goodman of Paris, Harcourt, Brace and Co., 1928

O. Redon, F. Sabban, & S. Serventi, The Medieval Kitchen, U. of Chicago, 1998.

Terrence Scully, The Art of Cookery in the Middle Ages, Boydell, 1995.

Terrence Scully, The Vivandier, Prospect, 1997.

J. Spenser, trans., The Four Seasons of the House of Cerruti, Facts on File, 1984.

C. Anne Wilson, Food and Drink in Britain, Academy Chicago, 1991.


Giulio Cattin, Music of the Middle Ages I, Cambridge U., 1984.

Dobson, E.J. & F. Ll. Harrison, Medieval English Songs, Faber & Faber, 1979.

Blanche Gangwere, Music History from the Late Roman through the Gothic Period, 313-1425, Greenwood, 1986.

Noah Greenberg, An English Song Book: part songs and sacred music of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance for one to six voices, Doubleday, 1961.

Richard H. Hoppin, Medieval Music, Norton, 1978.

Timothy J. McGee, Medieval and Renaissance Music: a Performer's Guide, U. of Toronto 1985. Medieval Instrumental Dances, Indiana U., 1989.

Christopher Page, Voices and Instruments of the Middle Ages, J.M.Dent & Sons, 1987. "Polyphony Before 1400", in Performance Practice: Music Before 1600, Howard Mayer Brown, ed, W.W.Norton & Company 1989.

John Southworth, The English Medieval Minstrel, Boydell Press, 1989.

Nigel Wilkins, Music in the Age of Chaucer, Brewer/Rowman & Littlefield, 1979.