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  • The Great Mortalityby John Kelly

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled by the scourge that would come to be called the Black Death. The Great Mortality is the extraordinary epic account of the worst natural disaster... more...

  • William Marshalby Georges Duby

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Recreates in detail the life of this advisor to the Plantagnets and knight extraordinaire. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • A Distant Mirrorby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95

    Barbara W. Tuchman?the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize?winning classic The Guns of August ?once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval Europe.   The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals,... more...

  • A Medieval Familyby Frances Gies; Joseph Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    The Pastons family of Norfolk, England, has long been known to medieval scholars for its large collection of personal correspondence, which has survived five centuries. Revealing a wealth of information about manners, morals, lifestyle, and attitudes of the late Middle Ages, the letters also tell the story of three generations of the fifteenth-century... more...

  • Gothic Kings of Britainby Philip J. Potter

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 25.00

    This biographical history tells the story of 31 Gothic monarchs who fought in the crusades, enforced their feudal rights throughout the kingdom, sponsored the growth of representative government through a parliament, and ultimately created a military power that would dominate European affairs. In the process, the narrative recaptures the dramatic and... more...

  • Lancaster Against Yorkby Trevor Royle

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 32.99

    In this sweeping history, Trevor Royle details one of the bloodiest episodes in British history. The prize was the crown of England, and the players were the rival houses of Lancaster and York. The dynastic quarrel threatened the collapse of the monarchy as a succession of weak rulers failed to deal with an overzealous aristocracy, plunging England... more...

  • Anne Nevilleby Michael Hicks

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.77

    Anne Neville was queen to England's most notorious king, Richard III. She was immortalised by Shakespeare for the remarkable nature of her marriage, a union which brought together a sorrowing widow with her husband's murderer. Anne's misfortune did not end there. In addition to killing her first husband, Richard also helped kill her father,... more...

  • Muslims of Medieval Latin Christendom, c.1050?1614by Brian A. Catlos

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    An innovative study which explores how the presence of Muslim communities transformed Europe and stimulated Christian society to define itself. more...

  • The Vikingsby Julian D. Richards

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    The Viking reputation is of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, yet they were also traders, settlers, and farmers, who have been variously perceived as poets, explorers, democrats, and statesmen. Julian Richards uses the latest archaeological evidence to reveal the whole Viking world, and examines their legacy - from medieval sagas to 19th Century nationalism.... more...

  • The Secret Historyby Prokopios; Anthony Kaldellis

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 12.95

    By exposing the perversion, repression, corruption, and injustice at the heart of Justinian's regime, Prokopios' The Secret History destroyed forever that emperor's reputation as the great and benevolent ruler of a vast Byzantine state. Faithfully rendered here in blunt and idiomatic English, Prokopios' tell-all is as shocking today... more...