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  • By Sword and Fireby Sean McGlynn

    Orion Publishing Group 2014; US$ 8.99

    Sean McGlynn investigates the reality of medieval warfare. For all the talk of chivalry, medieval warfare routinely involved acts which we would consider war crimes. Lands laid waste, civilians slaughtered, prisoners massacred: this was standard fare justified by tradition and practical military necessity. It was unbelievably barbaric, but seldom uncontrolled.... more...

  • Medieval Jewish Civilizationby Norman Roth

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This is the first encyclopedic work to focus exclusively on medieval Jewish civilization, from the fall of the Roman Empire to about 1492. The more than 150 alphabetically organized entries, written by scholars from around the world, include biographies, countries, events, social history, and religious concepts. The coverage is international, presenting... more...

  • Jaufre (Routledge Revivals)by Unknown; Arthur G. Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This translation, first published in 1992, presents one of the most memorable medieval ballads, largely because it contains a number of surprises and falsified expectations. Jaufre, the hero, arrives at the court of King Arthur with a total and naïve faith in the King and his ability to effect a total transformation in his followers by inducting... more...

  • Delta - Iotaby Margarethe Billerbeck; Christian Zubler

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 196.00

    This encyclopaedia, compiled around 530 AD,is more or less the Byzantine Encyclopaedia Britannica of the ancient world. It lists some 3,600 names of places, mountains, lakes, rivers, waters and peoples, explaining their origins and derivations. The founding legends and wealth of cultural historical information contained in it make it a source text... 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...

  • Theodori Scutariotae Chronicaby Raimondo Tocci

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 179.00

    This volume presents the first critical edition of the anonymous world chronicle titled Chronica which gives a condensed account of events from Adam up to the death of the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos (ruled 1081?1118). The introduction includes a discussion of the relationship of the Chronica to the Synopsis chronike of Theodoros Skutariotes... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Crusadesby Paul Williams

    DK Publishing 2001; US$ 18.95

    You?re no idiot, of course. You know the Crusades were a war between Christians and Muslims for control of the Holy Land. However, these bloody conflicts raged over centuries, under changing circumstances, making the whole story difficult to follow. You don?t have to don armor and cross deserts to relive the Crusades! The Complete Idiot?s Guide®... more...

  • Los templariosby Run Futthark

    De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; US$ 4.99

    Hace más de siete siglos, nueve caballeros de Cristo se reunieron para constituir una nueva orden, la orden del Temple, encargada de proteger a los peregrinos en Tierra Santa. Se dice que al entrar en contacto con las civilizaciones de Oriente, los caballeros del Temple se convirtieron en depositarios de una tradición secreta en la que se entremezclan... more...

  • Middelalderbyenby Søren Bitsch Christensen; Lars Bisgaard; Peter Carelli

    Aarhus University Press 2004; US$ 42.16

    De første danske byer opstod i middelalderen. Her blev grunden lagt til et stabilt og levedygtigt byvæsen efter en hektisk anlæggelsesperiode. De fleste af vore dages større byer og store dele af vores bymæssige kultur er således rodfæstede i middelalderen. Bogens ni artikler handler om byernes fremvækst og udvikling med udgangspunkt i dansk og international... 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...