1 June 1989
Show More Medieval Civilisation 400-1500 by Jacques Le Goff, translated by Julia Barrow.
Blackwell, 393 pp., £19.95, November 1988, 0 631 15512 0Show More
The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Middle Ages. Vol. I: 350-950 edited by Robert Fossier, translated by Janet Sondheimer.
Cambridge, 556 pp., £30, February 1989, 0 521 26644 0Show More
The Medieval Imagination by Jacques Le Goff, translated by Arthur Goldhammer.
Chicago, 293 pp., £21.95, November 1988, 0 226 47084 9Show More
Concepts of Cleanliness: Changing Attitudes in France since the Middle Ages by Georges Vigarello, translated by Jean Birrell.
Cambridge/Editions de la Maison des Sciences de l’Homme, 239 pp., £25, October 1988, 0 521 34248 1Show More
Medieval Iceland: Society, Sagas and Power by Jesse Byock.
California, 264 pp., $32.50, October 1988, 0 520 05420 2Show More
“... even now might make their point in one way or the other. There is something to be said, though, for the theory that Medieval Iceland was a kind of pure-environment anthropological laboratory. As JesseByock points out, it was a country that ought to have been a Utopia. It had: no foreign policy, no defence forces, no king, no lords, no peasants, no dispossessed aborigines, no battles (till late on ...”