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  • Medieval Womenby Henrietta Leyser

    Orion 2013; Not Available

    Henrietta Leyser considers the problems and attitudes fundamental to every woman of the time: medieval views on sex, marriage and motherhood; the world of work and the experience of widowhood for peasant, townswoman and aristocrat. The intellectual and spiritual worlds of medieval women are also explored. MEDIEVAL WOMEN celebrates the diversity... more...

  • The Normansby Trevor Rowley

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    The Normans were a relatively short-lived cultural and political phenomenon. They emerged early in the tenth century and had disappeared off the map by the mid-thirteenth century. Drawing on the archaeological and historical evidence, this title examines how the Normans were able to conquer and dominate signficant parts of Europe. more...

  • A Companion & Guide to the Wars of the Rosesby Peter Bramley

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    The Wars of the Roses (1455-85) saw the end of Plantagenet rule in England and Wales, and the accession of the Tudor dynasty to the throne. It is sometimes seen as the end of the Middle Ages in England, and the start of the modern era, and it paved the way for the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. A surprising number of historic sites from this... more...

  • A Medieval Familyby Frances Gies; Joseph Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    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...

  • The Tragedy of the Templarsby Michael Haag

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    From Michael Haag, bestselling author of The Templars: The History and the Myth , comes The Tragedy of the Templars , an exciting new look at the rise of Templar power and the saga of their destruction.   Founded on Christmas Day 1119 in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar was a religious order dedicated to defending the Holy Land and its Christian pilgrims... more...

  • Life in a Medieval Castleby Joseph Gies; Frances Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of this definitive classic on medieval castles, which was a source for George R.R. Martin?s Game of Thrones series. ?Castles are crumbly and romantic. They still hint at an age more colorful and gallant than our own, but are often debunked by boring people who like to run on about... more...

  • Life in a Medieval Cityby Frances Gies; Joseph Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    From acclaimed historians Frances and Joseph Gies comes the reissue of their classic book on day-to-day life in medieval cities, which was a source for George R.R. Martin?s Game of Thrones series. Evoking every aspect of city life in the Middle Ages, Life in a Medieval City depicts in detail what it was like to live in a prosperous city of Northwest... more...

  • Life in a Medieval Villageby Frances Gies; Joseph Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    A lively, detailed picture of village life in the Middle Ages by the authors of Life in a Medieval City and Life in a Medieval Castle . "A good general introduction to the history of this period."-- Los Angeles Times more...

  • Marriage and the Family in the Middle Agesby Frances Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    A compelling, lucid, and highly readable chronicle of medieval life written by the authors of the bestselling Life in a Medieval Castle and Life in a Medieval City Historians have only recently awakened to the importance of the family, the basic social unit throughout human history. This book traces the development of marriage and the family... more...

  • Revisiting the Poetic Eddaby Paul Acker; Carolyne Larrington

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Bringing alive the dramatic poems of Old Norse heroic legend, this new collection offers accessible, ground-breaking and inspiring essays which introduce and analyse the exciting legends of the two doomed Helgis and their valkyrie lovers; the dragon-slayer Siguršr; Brynhildr the implacable shield-maiden; tragic Gušrśn and her children; Attila the... more...