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  • The Merlin of St. Gilles' Wellby Ann Chamberlin

    Tom Doherty Associates 2000; US$ 8.99

    In the bestselling tradition of The Mists of Avalon, a powerful retelling of the legend of Joan of Arc! For close to six hundred years, the world has been fascinated by the true story of Joan of Arc. The saga of her rise from obscurity to lead the armies of France, followed by her tragic martyrdom, has inspired many books, plays, and films. Less... more...

  • The History of the Devilby Daniel Defoe

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    This fascinating volume from the author of such influential novels as Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders offers an analytical take on the figure of Satan. Although Defoe offers a comprehensive history of the symbolic and literary significance of the devil, he also believes that the devil plays an active and direct role in determining the course of world... more...

  • Manzikert 1071by David Nicolle; Christa Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    On 26 August 1071 a large Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV met the Saljuq Turk forces of Sultan Alp Arslan near the town of Manzikert to the far east of the Byzantine Empire. The battle ended in a decisive defeat for the Byzantine forces, with the wings of the army routing following withering Turkish arrow fire, and the centre overwhelmed, with... more...

  • The Return of the Vikingsby Donald Scragg

    The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24

    On a day in August, one thousand years ago, a fleet of ninety viking ships sailed into the estuary of the Blackwater river, Essex. Fresh from the ravage of Ipswich, under the command of the King of Denmark, they were intent no doubt on the rich spoils to be had from the Royal Mint of Maldon. This is the history of the Battle of Maldon. 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 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...

  • Revisiting the Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legendby 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...