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Welcome to our virtual exhibit for Medieval Studies!

We are sorry not to meet you this year at the Medieval Academy of America, the New College Conference on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, and the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Kalamazoo. However, we would still like to introduce you to some of our new titles, many of which are available in print via print on demand and as e-books! Please browse and follow the links to shop!

Have a project you'd like to discuss? A couple of our editors acquire books related to medieval and renaissance studies.

Out of concern for the health, safety, and well-being of our staff, and in response to a statewide order closing all non-life-sustaining businesses, PSU Press has suspended warehouse operations until further notice and will not be shipping physical books during this time. (For more information on PSU Press's response to COVID-19, click here.)

 

Available in print

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Polemical Encounters

Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Iberia and Beyond

Edited by Mercedes García-Arenal and Gerard Wiegers

$44.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08122-9

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440 pages
6" × 9"
6 b&w illustrations
2019

Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475–1755

The Human Spirit

Beginnings from Genesis to Science

Marjorie O’Rourke Boyle

$44.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08205-9

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344 pages
6" × 9"
1 b&w illustration
2018

Medicine, Religion, and Magic in Early Stuart England

Richard Napier's Medical Practice

Ofer Hadass

$44.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08019-2

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232 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
10 b&w illustrations
2018

Magic in History

Middle English Marvels

Magic, Spectacle, and Morality in the Fourteenth Century

Tara Williams

$34.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-07964-6

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184 pages
6" × 9"
4 b&w illustrations
2018

Magic in the Modern World

Strategies of Repression and Legitimization

Edited by Edward Bever and Randall Styers

$34.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-07778-9

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216 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
2017

Magic in History

Gluttony and Gratitude

Milton’s Philosophy of Eating

Emily E. Stelzer

$39.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-08376-6

376 pages
6" × 9"
2017

Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies

The Continuity of the Conquest

Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism

Wendy Marie Hoofnagle

$34.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-07402-3

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208 pages
6" × 9"
2016

Contested Treasure

Jews and Authority in the Crown of Aragon

Thomas W. Barton

$34.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-06473-4

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312 pages
6" × 9"
3 maps
2015

Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475–1755

Rewriting Magic

An Exegesis of the Visionary Autobiography of a Fourteenth-Century French Monk

Claire Fanger

$29.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-06651-6

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232 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
4 b&w illustrations
2015

Magic in History

Warfare and the Miraculous in the Chronicles of the First Crusade

Elizabeth Lapina

$34.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-06671-4

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224 pages
6" × 9"
2015

Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France

Tracy Adams

$29.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-06457-4

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232 pages
6" × 9"
2014

Chaucer, Gower, and the Vernacular Rising

Poetry and the Problem of the Populace After 1381

Lynn Arner

$29.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-05894-8

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208 pages
6" × 9"
2013

The Transformations of Magic

Illicit Learned Magic in the Later Middle Ages and Renaissance

Frank Klaassen

$34.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-05627-2

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280 pages
6" × 9"
2013

Magic in History

Melusine; or, The Noble History of Lusignan

Jean d'Arras, and Translated and with an introduction by Donald Maddox and Sara Sturm-Maddox

$25.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-05415-5

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264 pages
6" × 9"
2 maps
2012

Alchemical Belief

Occultism in the Religious Culture of Early Modern England

Bruce Janacek

$39.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-05014-0

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240 pages
6" × 9"
6 b&w illustrations
2011

Magic in History

Charlemagne and Louis the Pious

Lives by Einhard, Notker, Ermoldus, Thegan, and the Astronomer

Translated, with introductions and annotations, by Thomas F. X. Noble

$86.95 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-03573-4

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320 pages
6" × 9"
1 map
2009

Unlocked Books

Manuscripts of Learned Magic in the Medieval Libraries of Central Europe

Benedek Láng

$41.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-03378-5

352 pages
6" × 9"
30 b&w illustrations
2008

Magic in History

Battling Demons

Witchcraft, Heresy, and Reform in the Late Middle Ages

Michael D. Bailey

$35.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-02226-0

216 pages
6" × 9"
3 b&w illustrations
2003

Magic in History

Icons of Power

Ritual Practices in Late Antiquity

Naomi Janowitz

$30.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-05837-5

192 pages
6" × 9"
2002

Magic in History

The Fortunes of Faust

Elizabeth M. Butler

$30.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-03011-1

384 pages
6" × 9"
1999
Co-published with Sutton Publishing Ltd.

Magic in History

Conjuring Spirits

Texts and Traditions of Medieval Ritual Magic

Edited by Claire Fanger

$32.95 | Paperback Edition
ISBN: 978-0-271-02517-9

308 pages
6.14" × 9.21"
26 b&w illustrations
1998

Magic in History

Available as an e-book

 

Notre Dame Cathedral

Nine Centuries of History

Dany Sandron and Andrew Tallon, Translated by Andrew Tallon and Lindsay Cook

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192 pages
7.5" × 7.5"
170 color illustrations
2020

The Creation of the French Royal Mistress

From Agnès Sorel to Madame Du Barry

Tracy Adams and Christine Adams

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248 pages
6" × 9"
2020

The Bonds of Humanity

Cicero’s Legacies in European Social and Political Thought, ca. 1100–ca. 1550

Cary J. Nederman

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240 pages
6" × 9"
2020

The Long Life of Magical Objects

A Study in the Solomonic Tradition

Allegra Iafrate

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248 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
19 b&w illustrations
2019

Magic in History

Imagined Romes

The Ancient City and Its Stories in Middle English Poetry

C. David Benson

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216 pages
6" × 9"
2019

Staging Habla de Negros

Radical Performances of the African Diaspora in Early Modern Spain

Nicholas R. Jones

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248 pages
6" × 9"
15 b&w illustrations
2019

Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475–1755

Joan of Arc in the English Imagination, 1429–1829

Gail Orgelfinger

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248 pages
6" × 9"
17 b&w illustrations/1 map
2019

War and Memory at the Time of the Fifth Crusade

Megan Cassidy-Welch

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216 pages
6" × 9"
4 b&w illustrations/3 maps
2019

The Sacred and the Sinister

Studies in Medieval Religion and Magic

Edited by David J. Collins, S. J.

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304 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
6 b&w illustrations
2019

Pygmalion’s Power

Romanesque Sculpture, the Senses, and Religious Experience

Thomas E. A. Dale

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304 pages
9" × 10"
21 color/113 b&w illustrations
2019

Making Magic in Elizabethan England

Two Early Modern Vernacular Books of Magic

Edited by Frank Klaassen

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160 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
66 b&w illustrations
2019

Magic in History

Medieval Art in Motion

The Inventory and Gift Giving of Queen Clémence de Hongrie

Mariah Proctor-Tiffany

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232 pages
8" × 10"
28 color/30 b&w illustrations/5 maps
2019

Robert the Devil

The First Modern English Translation of Robert le Diable, an Anonymous French Romance of the Thirteenth Century

Translated by Samuel N. Rosenberg

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168 pages
6" × 9"
2018

Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James

Patrick J. Murphy

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264 pages
6" × 9"
3 b&w illustrations
2017

Theophilus and the Theory and Practice of Medieval Art

Heidi C. Gearhart

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236 pages
8" × 10"
30 color/37 b&w illustrations/1 map
2017

The Arras Witch Treatises

Johannes Tinctor's Invectives contre la secte de vauderie and the Recollectio casus, status et condicionis Valdensium ydolatrarum by the Anonymous of Arras (1460)

Edited and translated by Andrew Colin Gow, Robert B. Desjardins, and François V. Pageau

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168 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
1 map
2016

Magic in History Sourcebooks

Toledo Cathedral

Building Histories in Medieval Castile

Tom Nickson

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324 pages
9" × 10"
60 color/80 b&w illustrations
2015

Sacred Plunder

Venice and the Aftermath of the Fourth Crusade

David M. Perry

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248 pages
6" × 9"
6 b&w illustrations/3 maps
2015

Magic in the Cloister

Pious Motives, Illicit Interests, and Occult Approaches to the Medieval Universe

Sophie Page

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248 pages
6" × 9"
6 b&w illustrations
2013

Magic in History

Forbidden Rites

A Necromancer’s Manual of the Fifteenth Century

Richard Kieckhefer

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392 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
1998

Magic in History

New & Forthcoming books

Sorry, not yet available as e-books.

 

Gothic Architecture and Sexuality in the Circle of Horace Walpole

Matthew M. Reeve

Coming in June

280 pages
9" × 10"
54 color/89 b&w illustrations
2020

Hebrew Psalms and the Utrecht Psalter

Veiled Origins

Pamela Berger

240 pages
8" × 10"
38 color/52 b&w illustrations
2020

Framing the Church

The Social and Artistic Power of Buttresses in French Gothic Architecture

Maile S. Hutterer

224 pages
9" × 10"
105 b&w illustrations
2020

Picatrix

A Medieval Treatise on Astral Magic

Translated with an introduction by Dan Attrell and David Porreca

384 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
31 b&w illustrations
2019

Magic in History

Jewish Literary Cultures

Volume 2, The Medieval and Early Modern Periods

David Stern

308 pages
6" × 9"
4 color/62 b&w illustrations
2019

Apocalypse Illuminated

The Visual Exegesis of Revelation in Medieval Illustrated Manuscripts

Richard K. Emmerson

288 pages
9" × 10"
37 color/63 b&w illustrations
2018

To Heaven or to Hell

Bartolomé de Las Casas’s Confesionario

David Thomas Orique, O.P.

152 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
4 b&w illustrations/1 map
2018

Latin American Originals

Essential backlist

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Hagia Sophia

Sound, Space, and Spirit in Byzantium

Bissera V. Pentcheva

304 pages
7" × 10"
50 color/42 b&w illustrations
2017

Hazards of the Dark Arts

Advice for Medieval Princes on Witchcraft and Magic

Translated by Richard Kieckhefer

168 pages
5.5" × 8.5"
7 b&w illustrations
2017

Magic in History Sourcebooks

Renaissance Texts, Medieval Subjectivities

Rethinking Petrarchan Desire from Wyatt to Shakespeare

Danila Sokolov

Being Bewitched

A True Tale of Madness, Witchcraft, and Property Development Gone Wrong

Kirsten C. Uszkalo

256 pages
6" × 9"
2017
Distributed by Penn State University Press for Truman State University

Early Modern Studies

Chaucer

Visual Approaches

Edited by Susanna Fein and David Raybin

328 pages
7" × 10"
74 color/26 b&w illustrations
2016

Painting the Hortus deliciarum

Medieval Women, Wisdom, and Time

Danielle B. Joyner

256 pages
8" × 10"
36 color/60 b&w illustrations
2016

The Monk’s Haggadah

A Fifteenth-Century Illuminated Codex from the Monastery of Tegernsee, with a prologue by Friar Erhard von Pappenheim

Edited by David Stern, Christoph Markschies, and Sarit Shalev-Eyni

296 pages
7" × 10"
78 color/26 b&w illustrations/1 map
2015

Dimyonot: Jews and the Cultural Imagination

Worlds Within

Opening the Medieval Shrine Madonna

Elina Gertsman

288 pages
9" × 10"
48 color/106 b&w illustrations
2015

Jewish Literary Cultures

Volume 1, The Ancient Period

David Stern

256 pages
6" × 9"
4 b&w illustrations
2015

Strange Beauty

Issues in the Making and Meaning of Reliquaries, 400–circa 1204

Cynthia Hahn

312 pages
9" × 10"
43 color/90 b&w illustrations
2012

Invoking Angels

Theurgic Ideas and Practices, Thirteenth to Sixteenth Centuries

Edited by Claire Fanger

408 pages
6" × 9"
5 b&w illustrations
2012

Magic in History

The Sensual Icon

Space, Ritual, and the Senses in Byzantium

Bissera V. Pentcheva

320 pages
7.5" × 10"
72 color/19 b&w illustrations
2010

Chaucer

Contemporary Approaches

Edited by Susanna Fein and David Raybin

280 pages
6" × 9"
3 b&w illustrations
2009

Unlocked Books

Manuscripts of Learned Magic in the Medieval Libraries of Central Europe

Benedek Láng

352 pages
6" × 9"
30 b&w illustrations
2008

Magic in History

Binding Words

Textual Amulets in the Middle Ages

Don C. Skemer

336 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
12 b&w illustrations
2006

Magic in History

The Writings of Julian of Norwich

A Vision Showed to a Devout Woman and A Revelation of Love

Edited by Nicholas Watson and Jacqueline Jenkins

488 pages
7" × 10"
6 b&w illustrations
2005
Co-published with Brepols

Brepols Medieval Women Series

Prayer, Magic, and the Stars in the Ancient and Late Antique World

Edited by Scott Noegel, Joel Walker, and Brannon Wheeler

272 pages
6.125" × 9.25"
13 b&w illustrations/1 map
2003

Magic in History

Public Piers Plowman

Modern Scholarship and Late Medieval English Culture

C. David Benson

304 pages
6" × 9"
19 b&w illustrations
2003

Spiritual and Demonic Magic

From Ficino to Campanella

D.P. Walker

256 pages
6" × 9"
2000
Co-published with Sutton Publishing Ltd.

Magic in History

The Medieval Calendar Year

Bridget Ann Henisch

248 pages
6" × 9"
10 color/92 b&w illustrations
1999

Ritual Magic

Elizabeth M. Butler

336 pages
6" × 9"
1999

Magic in History

Editorial Staff to contact

Assistant Director, Editor-in-Chief acquires in the areas of animal studies, graphic studies, interdisciplinary literary studies, and sensory studies. Her book series include Animalibus: Of Animals and Culture, AnthropoScene: The SLSA Book Series, Graphic Medicine, and Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Sensory History

Executive Editor acquires in the areas of art and architectural history, visual culture, history of photography, medieval and early modern studies, occultism and esoterism, Iberian and Latin American history and culture. Her book series include Buildings, Landscapes, and Societies, Iberian Encounter and Exchange, 475–1755, Latin American Originals, Magic in History, Magic in History Sourcebooks, and Refiguring Modernism

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