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Early and medieval to 1485

  • Das geistliche Schrifttum des Spätmittelaltersby

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 391.00

    Volume 2 is introduced by an essay by Werner Williams and Regina D. Schiewer and covers German-language religious literature of the Late Middle Ages and the Early Modern Era up to 1500, with special emphasis on the topics Bible, Apocrypha, hagiography, liturgy and piety, catechesis, pastoral care, sermon, edification, theology/philosophy, monastic... more...

  • History of William the Conquerorby Jacob Abbott

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 12.95

    Jacob Abbott was one of the most prolific American writers of history in the nineteenth century, writing many biographies on the world?s most influential leaders in a clear and exciting style. This comprehensive volume, first published in 1849 and part of Abbott?s Illustrated Histories series, details the remarkable and fascinating life of William... more...

  • Alfred the Greatby Jacob Abbott

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A chronicle of one of the greatest Kings in history. Alfred the Great defended the Anglo-Saxons from the invading Vikings, as well as working to improve the legal system in his kingdom.The current Queen of England is a direct descendent of this fascinating man. more...

  • Alfred the Greatby Richard Abels

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95

    This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (871-899), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England. Alfred emerges from the pages of this biography as a great warlord, an effective and inventive ruler, and... more...

  • English Life and Manners in the Later Middle Agesby Annie Abram

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    Annie Abram was born in London in 1869 and died in Sussex in 1930. As an historian, she contributed significantly to the twentieth-century historiography of late medieval England, researching the social, cultural and religious mores of the English laity and clergy. This title, first published in 1919, comprehensively explores the fabrics of late medieval... more...

  • The King in the Northby Max Adams

    Head of Zeus 2013; US$ 9.99

    A stunning recreation of the life and times of Oswald of Northumbria: Christian warlord, founder of Lindisfarne monastery, and the first great English monarch Oswald Whiteblade lived one of the most influential and colorful lives in early English history. Before his death in battle against the pagans of Mercia cut short his reign as king of... more...

  • Thistle and Bambooby Shiona Airlie

    Hong Kong University Press, HKU 2010; US$ 40.00

    Colonial civil servant, Confucian scholar, and collector of Chinese art, Sir James Stewart Lockhart spent more than forty years in Hong Kong and Weihaiwei — the former British leased territory in northern China. His career reflects tension and upheaval in the emerging colony of Hong Kong and in a China rapidly giving way to civil war. In her vivid... more...

  • A Brief History of Roman Britainby J.P. Alcock

    Constable & Robinson 2011; US$ 13.11

    In BC 55 Julius Caesar came, saw, conquered and then left. It was not until AD 43 that the Emperor Claudius crossed the channel and made Britain the western outpost of the Roman Empire that would span from the Scottish border to Persia. For the next 400 years the island would be transformed. Within that period would see the rise of Londinium, almost... more...

  • Early Britainby Grant Allen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though he got his start in the field of higher education, Grant Allen later found his niche as a writer of popular fiction and nonfiction. Allen's series of history texts presents the highlights of important periods, along with key aspects of social, political and economic context, in an engaging narrative style that will keep readers hooked. more...

  • Anglo-Saxon Britainby Grant Allen

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fascinating look into what life was like in Britain at the beginning of the formation of the English people: the Anglo-Saxons. more...