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  • The Northmen's Furyby Philip Parker

    Random House 2014; US$ 36.34

    The Northmen's Fury tells the Viking story, from the first pinprick raids of the eighth century to the great armies that left their Scandinavian homelands to conquer larger parts of France, Britain and Ireland. It recounts the epic voyages that took them across the Atlantic to the icy fjords of Greenland and to North America over four centuries... more...

  • New Perspectives on Medieval Scotland, 1093-1286by Matthew Hammond

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    Essays consider the changes and development of Scotland at a time of considerable flux in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. more...

  • Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexualityby John Boswell

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 27.50

    "Truly groundbreaking work. Boswell reveals unexplored phenomena with an unfailing erudition."—Michel Foucault John Boswell's National Book Award-winning study of the history of attitudes toward homosexuality in the early Christian West was a groundbreaking work that challenged preconceptions about the Church's past relationship to its gay... more...

  • Blood Sistersby Sarah Gristwood

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 17.99

    To contemporaries, the Wars of the Roses were known collectively as a “cousins? war.? The series of dynastic conflicts that tore apart the ruling Plantagenet family in fifteenth-century England was truly a domestic drama, as fraught and intimate as any family feud before or since. As acclaimed historian Sarah Gristwood reveals in Blood Sisters... more...

  • Communities of Violenceby David Nirenberg

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In the wake of modern genocide, we tend to think of violence against minorities as a sign of intolerance, or, even worse, a prelude to extermination. Violence in the Middle Ages, however, functioned differently, according to David Nirenberg. In this provocative book, he focuses on specific attacks against minorities in fourteenth-century France and... more...

  • Religion, Politics and Society in Britain 1066-1272by Henry Mayr-Harting

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    The period from 1066 to 1272, from the Norman Conquest to the death of Henry III, was one of enormous political change in England and of innovation in the Church as a whole. Religion, Politics and Society 1066-1272 charts the many ways in which a constantly changing religious culture impacted on a social and political system which was itself dominated... more...

  • 1014: Brian Boru & the Battle for Irelandby Morgan Llywelyn

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 16.03

    The date was Good Friday, April 23rd in the Year of Our Lord 1014. The most ferocious battle ever fought in Ireland was about to begin... In the three decades since Morgan Llyweyln wrote the bestselling novel Lion of Ireland , she has studied the legendary life of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland. Often dismissed as a mythical figure, as all... more...

  • The Knight Who Saved Englandby Richard Brooks

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    This is the fascinating story William Marshal who negotiated the brutal realities of medieval warfare and the conflicting demands of chivalric ideals, and who against the odds defeated the joint French and rebel forces in arguably the most important battle in midieval English history - overshadowing even Agincourt. In 1217 England was facing her... more...

  • Forces of the Hanseatic Leagueby David Nicolle; Gerry Embleton

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 17.95

    The famous but largely unchronicled Hanseatic League (or simple "the Hanse/Hansa") was a Tuetonic German commercial and defensive federation of merchant guilds based in harbor towns along the North Sea and Baltic coasts of what are now Germany and her neighbors, which eventually dominated maritime trade in Northern Europe and spread its influence much... more...

  • Clash of Crownsby Mary McAuliffe

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 25.99

    Conflict between England and France was a fact of life for centuries, but few realize that this conflict originated with the Vikings and their settlement of what would become Normandy. In this compelling and entertaining history, Mary McAuliffe takes the reader back to those dark and turbulent times when Viking descendant William the Conqueror became... more...