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  • Pseudo-Kodinos and the Constantinopolitan Courtby Ruth Macrides; J.A. Munitiz; Dimiter Angelov

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The work known as Pseudo-Kodinos, the fourteenth-century text which is one of two surviving ceremonial books from the Byzantine empire, is presented here for the first time in English translation. With facing page Greek text and the first in-depth analysis in the form of commentary and individual studies on the hierarchy, the ceremonies, court attire,... more...

  • The Adventures of Ibn Battutaby Ross E. Dunn

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 29.95

    Ross Dunn here recounts the great traveler's remarkable career, interpreting it within the cultural and social context of Islamic society and giving the reader both a biography of an extraordinary personality and a study of the hemispheric dimensions of human interchange in medieval times. more...

  • The Templarsby Piers Paul Read

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 17.99

    In 1099, the city of Jerusalem, a possession of the Islamic Caliphate for over four-hundred years, fell to an army of European knights intent on restoring the Cross to the Holy Lands. From the ranks of these holy warriors emerged an order of monks trained in both scripture and the military arts, an order that would protect and administer Christendom's... more...

  • Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriorsby Brian A. Catlos

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 28.99

    An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors , the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground in the Mediterranean world of 1050?1200. We experience the sights and sounds of the region just as enlightened Islamic empires and... more...

  • The Hollow Crownby Dan Jones

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 21.86

    The fifteenth century experienced the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands violently seven times as the great families of England fought to the death for power, majesty and the right to rule. Dan Jones completes his epic history of medieval England with a new book about the the Wars... more...

  • The Medieval Military Ordersby Nicholas Morton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 92.95

    This new addition to the popular Seminar Studies series looks at the origins, development and organisation of the Military Orders during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, showing how they functioned as a form of religious life and concentrating on their role in the Crusades and in the government and defence of the Christian kingdoms in the Holy... more...

  • Gothic Europe 1200-1450by Derek Pearsall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This uniquely ambitious history offers an account of all aspects of cultural activity and production throughout the world of Latin Christendom 1200-1450. Beginning with a detailed description of the political and economic circumstances that allowed the 'Gothic Moment' to flourish, the body of the book is both a celebration of the Gothic cultural achievement... more...

  • The Western Mediterranean Kingdomsby David S H Abulafia; David Bates

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    A pioneering account of the dynastic struggle between the kings of Aragon and the Angevin kings of Naples, which shaped the commercial as well as the political map of the Mediterranean and had a profound effect on the futures of Spain, France, Italy and Sicily. David Abulafia does it full justice, reclaiming from undeserved neglect one of the formative... more...

  • Enduring Songby Jesse Briton

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 14.57

    France, 1096. Matthew, a young French knight, sets out on the First Crusade. Behind him he leaves a broken family, a crumbling ancestral farm and a teenage sister who must save it all from ruin. From the fields of France to the churches of Antioch and the siege of Jerusalem, Enduring Song is a historical epic about love, hope and family. Jesse... more...

  • The Samuraiby Ben Hubbard

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    The true nature of the samurai warrior is an elusive and endlessly fascinating enigma for those in the west. From their inauspicious beginnings as barbarian-subduing soldiers, the samurai lived according to a code known as bushido, or 'Way of the Warrior'. Bushido advocated loyalty, honour, pride and fearlessness in combat. These who broke the code... more...