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  • 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...

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

    Kohlhammer Verlag 2013; US$ 37.21

    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...

  • The Wars of the Rosesby Dan Jones

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 19.99

    The author of the New York Times bestseller The Plantagenets chronicles the next chapter in British history?the historical backdrop for Game of Thrones The crown of England changed hands five times over the course of the fifteenth century, as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. In this riveting... more...

  • Atomism in Late Medieval Philosophy and Theologyby Christophe Grellard

    BRILL 2009; US$ 144.00

    This book is the result of a collective attempt to give a general survey of the development of atomism and its critics in the late Middle Ages. All the contributors focussed on the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries atomists and anti-atomists, with a thorough examination of some important figures, as Nicholas of Autrecourt or John Wyclif, and lesser... more...

  • The ‘Book’ of Travelsby Palmira J Brummett

    BRILL 2009; US$ 138.00

    This collection assesses genre, ethnology, and pilgrimage in a set of disparate travel narratives spanning the medieval to early modern eras. It assesses the possibilities for cultural translation as travelers witness, craft, and imagine desired, fearful, and sacred lands. more...

  • The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval Englandby Ian Mortimer

    Touchstone 2009; US$ 16.99

    The past is a foreign country. This is your guidebook. A time machine has just transported you back to the fourteenth century. What do you see? How do you dress? How do you earn a living and how much are you paid? What sort of food will you be offered by a peasant or a monk or a lord? And more important, where will you stay? The Time Traveler's... more...

  • Early Middle Ages, 500-1000by Robert Brentano

    Free Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    Spanning the years 500 to 1000 A.D., this volume illustrates the conflict between brutality and civilization that seemed to characterize the period so often called?not improperly?the "Dark Ages." Islam and Byzantium, as much as Western Europe, figure in the twenty-two chapters of documents offered in this book, part of the ten-volume series, "Sources... more...

  • Demons of the Body and Mindby Ruth Bienstock Anolik

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00

    The Gothic mode, typically preoccupied by questions of difference and otherness, consistently imagined the Other as a source of grotesque horror. Paradoxically, the Other also became a pitiful figure, often evoking empathy. The sixteen critical essays in this collection examine the ways in which those suffering from mental and physical ailments were... more...

  • A House Dividedby Andrew L. Thomas

    BRILL 2010; US$ 147.00

    This book examines the intersection between religious belief, dynastic ambitions, and late Renaissance court culture within the main branches of Germany's most storied ruling house, the Wittelsbach dynasty. Their influence touched many shores from the "coast" of Bohemia to Boston. more...