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  • Crusading and Warfare in the Middle Agesby Simon John; Nicholas Morton

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The fifteen essays in this volume cover a range of topics from the Carolingian period through to the early fourteenth century. Some offer new insight upon long-contested issues, some open up new areas of debate connected to the history of crusading, while others use innovative methodologies to unlock the potential of various types of source material... more...

  • Crusading Spirituality in the Holy Land and Iberia, c.1095-c.1187by William J. Purkis

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2014; US$ 36.46

    For much of the twelfth century the ideals and activities of crusaders were often described in language more normally associated with a monastic rather than a military vocation; like those who took religious vows, crusaders were repeatedly depicted as being driven by a desire to imitate Christ and to live according to the values of the primitive Church.... more...

  • European Identityby Kenneth Keulman; Agnes Katalin Koˇs

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 99.99

    The European Union is an exciting social experiment, but its survival is uncertain unless the peoples of the member states develop an inclusive allegiance going beyond national loyalties. This book pursues a realistic account of whether and how a European identity may form so there can be a more stable outlook for the region. more...

  • The Rise and Propagation of Historical Professionalismby Rolf Torstendahl

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the evolution of historical professionalism, with the development of an international community that shares a set of values regarding both methodological minimum demands and what constitutes new results. Historical professionalism is not a fixed set of skills, but a concept with varying import and meaning at different times depending... more...

  • The Paris Gameby Ray Argyle; Maurice Va´sse

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 14.99

    Long dismissed as a vain and arrogant self-seeker chasing glory, Charles de Gaulle is revealed in The Paris Game as a transformative figure of the twentieth century whose unflagging determination brings France back from defeat and saves it from the twin threats of Communism and dictatorship more...

  • A Political History of Western Europe Since 1945by Derek W. Urwin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    Taking a thematic approach, Derek Urwin addresses the major political and economic developments in western Europe since World War II, right up to the present day. The book covers issues and developments in national politics, and the movement towards greater unity in Western Europe and the role of Europe in global politics and in the international economy.... more...

  • Crusading and the Crusader Statesby Andrew Jotischky

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Crusading as a subject has expanded in recent years to include new fields of enquiry.á This book examines how crusading historiography includes new areas and new definitions, focusing on two fundamental issues in current writing: why people went on crusades and what forms the western settlement in the Near East took. Crusading and the Crusader States... more...

  • The Evolution of the Medieval Worldby David M Nicholas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 88.95

    This ambitious and wide-ranging study of the European Middle Ages respects the complexity and richness of its subject; always accessible, it is never merely superficial or over-simplistic. Stressing the long-term factors of continuity, evolution and change throughout, David Nicholas discusses the social and economic aspects of medieval civilization,... more...

  • Studies on the Civilization of Islamby Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    Ranging from studies on Sufism and the Koran to discussion of nineteenth and twentieth-century Arabic literature, these essays on the law and literature of Islamic society illustrate the unique vision of one of the world's great Orientalists. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology... more...

  • The History of Chivalryby G. P. R. James

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Today, the term "chivalry" has come to refer to small acts of kindness typically performed by a man toward a woman, such as opening a car door or offering up one's coat on a chilly evening. But in the medieval period, chivalry was a complex code of behavior that governed virtually every aspect of life. In this comprehensive volume, historical... more...