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  • The Oxford History of Medieval Europeby George Holmes

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 13.99

    This is an authoritative account of the thousand years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the dawning of the Renaissance. Written by a team of leading scholars, the text ranges from the empires of the Byzantines and Charlemagne to the complex system of kingdoms and city states that made up Europe on the verge of overseas expansion. Capturing... more...

  • The Knight in Historyby Frances Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    "A carefully researched, concise, readable, and entertaining account of an institution that remains a part of the Western imagination."-- Los Angeles Times more...

  • The Great Mortalityby John Kelly

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled by the scourge that would come to be called the Black Death. The Great Mortality is the extraordinary epic account of the worst natural disaster... more...

  • The Riddle and the Knightby Giles Milton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 17.99

    Part travelogue/part historical mystery about the most famous traveler--and chronicler-- in medieval Europe. Giles Milton's first book, The Riddle and the Knight , is a fascinating account of the legend of Sir John Mandeville, a long-forgotten knight who was once the most famous writer in medieval Europe. Mandeville wrote a book about his voyage... more...

  • Old-Time Makers of Medicineby James J. Walsh

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Looking back from the vantage-point of the 21st century, medieval medicine seems hopelessly antiquated and even alarmingly ignorant. But today's advanced medical technology wouldn't be possible without those distant historical foundations. In this comprehensive survey of medieval medicine from James J. Walsh, a fascinating picture emerges of... 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 Life and Passion of William of Norwichby Thomas of Monmouth; Miri Rubin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 17.58

    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...

  • 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...

  • Fliehen-Kämpfen-Kapitulierenby Mareike Pohl; Manfred Rudersdorf; Hans-Henning Kortüm; Christoph Schäfer; Wolfram Pyta

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 32.65

    Das Mittelalter ist anders, fremd und für uns heute oft unverständlich & viele Forschungen der letzten Jahre befassten sich intensiv mit der Alterität, der Andersartigkeit des Mittelalters und seiner Akteure. Vielfach wird davon ausgegangen, dass im Mittelalter mehr die Symbolik als das rationale Handeln die Politik der Regierenden bestimmte. Handelte... more...

  • Secrets of the Knights Templarby S.J. Hodge

    Quercus Publishing 2013; Not Available

    An investigation into the myths surrounding the Knights Templar. more...