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  • The Three Edwardsby Michael Prestwich

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 36.95

    The Three Edwards: War and State in England, 1272 is a masterly overview to this eventful and fascinating period of history. It analyses the three Kings of very different qualities and reputations: the confident and masterful Edward I who conquered Wales; Edward II who was defeated by the Scots in battle and was humiliated and deposed; and Edward... more...

  • Bond Men Made Freeby Rodney Hilton

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 40.95

    Rodney Hilton's account of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381 remains the classic authoritative text on the 'English Rising'. Hilton views the revolt in the context of a general European pattern of class conflict. He demonstrates that the peasant movements that disturbed the Middle Ages were not mere unrelated outbreaks of violence but had their roots in... more...

  • Henry Vby John Matusiak

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 39.95

    Henry V of England, the princely hero of Shakespeare?s play, who successfully defeated the French at the Battle of Agincourt and came close to becoming crowned King of France, is one of the best known and most compelling monarchs in English history. This new biography takes a fresh look at his entire life and nine year reign, and gives a balanced... more...

  • Die griechisch-römische Ökumene und die drei Kulturen des Mittelaltersby Ernst Pitz

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 105.00

    Das halbe Jahrtausend, dessen Geschichte in diesem Buch geschrieben wird, sah nicht nur bedeutende Verschiebungen der geographischen Grenzen des Welttheaters. Noch stärker tritt hervor, daß sich eine Weltordnung, in der Orient und Okzident in Gestalt des persischen und des römischen Großreiches einander gegenüberstanden, zur Dreiheit der byzantinischen,... more...

  • Katherine Swynfordby Jeannette Lucraft

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Katherine Swynford -- sexual temptress or powerful woman at the centre of the medieval court? This book unravels the many myths and legacies of this fascinating woman, to show her in a whole new life. Katherine was sister-in-law to Geoffrey Chaucer and governess to the daughters of Blanche of Lancaster and John of Gaunt. She also became John of Gaunt's... more...

  • Richard III and the Death of Chivalryby David Hipshon

    The History Press 2011; US$ 29.15

    The conventional view of Richard III's defeat at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485 is that it was due to a loss of support for him after his usurpation of the throne. However, David Hipshon argues that the result might very well have been in his favour, had not his support for James Harrington in a long-running family feud with Thomas, Lord Stanley... more...

  • Verwandtschaft - Erbrecht - Königswahlenby Armin Wolf; Eckart Henning

    Vittorio Klostermann 2013; US$ 399.53

    Die Entstehung des Kurfürstenkollegs galt als ?Fundamentalrätsel der deutschen Verfassungsgeschichte?. Wolfs Lösung: ?Wahlberechtigt waren die Erbberechtigten?. Die deutschen Königshäuser der Ottonen, Salier, Staufer starben zwar alle nach einem Jahrhundert im Mannesstamm aus, lebten aber über Töchter fort. Die Vertreter dieser Tochterstämme, die gradnah... more...

  • Restoration and Reform, 1153?1165by Graeme J. White

    Cambridge University Press 2000; US$ 46.00

    A revisionary examination of the early years of the reign of Henry II, following civil war in England. more...

  • Bodies and Disciplinesby Barbara A. Hanawalt; David Wallace

    University of Minnesota Press 1996; US$ 72.00

    Centered on practices of the body?human bodies, the ?body politic??Bodies and Disciplines considers a fascinating and largely uncanonical group of texts, as well as public dramas, rituals, and spectacles, from multidisciplinary perspectives. The result is a volume that incorporates insights from history, literature, medieval studies, and critical theory,... more...

  • Plantagenet England 1225-1360by Michael Prestwich

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 37.99

    The dramatic period 1225-1360 in Britain witnessed Simon de Montfort's challenge to the crown, Edward II's deposition and death, great English victories in France, and the disaster of the Black Death. It also saw the development of the state, with the emergence of parliament a key element. Michael Prestwich provides a comprehensive study of... more...