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  • Richard III and The Princes In The Towerby Alison Weir

    Random House 2014; US$ 13.65

    Includes a new foreword by the author The story of the death, in sinister circumstances, of the boy-king Edward V and his younger brother Richard, Duke of York, is one of the most fascinating murder mysteries in English history. It is a tale with profound moral and social consequences, rich in drama, intrigue, treason, scandal and violence.... more...

  • The Crusadesby Thomas Asbridge

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 1.99

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge?a renowned historian who writes with ?maximum vividness? (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker )?covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this  big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods... more...

  • The Life and Passion of William of Norwichby Thomas of Monmouth; Miri Rubin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A fascinating surviving chronicle from 12th-century England which holds a unique and terrible place in the history of anti-Semitism The Life and Passion of William of Norwich gives a remarkable insight into life in a medieval cathedral city, brilliantly capturing the everyday concerns of ordinary people and focussing on the miraculous cures... more...

  • Joan of Arcby Helen Castor

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 18.94

    Acclaimed historian Helen Castor brings us afresh a gripping life of Joan of Arc. Instead of the icon, she gives us a living, breathing young woman; a roaring girl fighting the English, and taking sides in a bloody civil war that was tearing fifteenth century France apart. Here is a portrait of a 19-year-old peasant who hears voices from God;... more...

  • Lion Rampant - Medieval Wargaming Rulesby Daniel Mersey; Mark Stacey

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Lion Rampant is a set of rules designed for fighting historical or Hollywood battles in the medieval period from the Norman Conquest to the Hundred Years' War. This period is well suited to large skirmish gaming as played with Lion Rampant as it was a time of anarchy, feuds, robbery, and raiding. Become Robin Hood, Richard the Lionheart, Gamelyn,... more...

  • Medieval Music, Legend, and the Cult of St Martinby Yossi Maurey

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 88.00

    The first study to explore the music of St Martin's cult and its influence upon medieval religion, art and politics. more...

  • In the Wake of the Plagueby Norman F. Cantor

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the final, awful end by respiratory failure -- are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was, and how... more...

  • In the Wake of the Plagueby Norman F. Cantor

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the final, awful end by respiratory failure -- are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was, and how... more...

  • In the Wake of the Plagueby Norman F. Cantor

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the final, awful end by respiratory failure -- are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was, and how... more...

  • The Barbarian North in Medieval Imaginationby Robert Rix

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book examines the sustained interest in legends of the pagan and peripheral North, tracing and analyzing the use of an ?out-of-Scandinavia? legend (Scandinavia as an ancestral homeland) in a wide range of medieval texts from all over Europe, with a focus on the Anglo-Saxon tradition. The pagan North was an imaginative region, which attracted... more...