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  • The Growth of Royal Government under Henry IIIby David Crook; Louise J. Wilkinson

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    A survey of the complexity and sophistication of English royal government in the thirteenth century, a period of radical change. more...

  • The Church and Vale of Evesham, 700-1215by David Cox

    Boydell & Brewer 2015; US$ 99.00

    A comprehensive account of the abbey of Evesham and its surroundings, demonstrating its full significance in the wider history of the time. more...

  • The World of Vikingsby Justin Pollard; Michael Hirst

    Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 24.99

    MGM's hit show Vikings on the History Channel has drawn millions of viewers into the fascinating and bloody world of legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, who led Viking warriors to the British Isles and France. Covering the first three seasons of the series, this official companion book delves into the real history as well as the behind-the-scenes... more...

  • Physical Evidence for Ritual Acts, Sorcery and Witchcraft in Christian Britainby Ronald Hutton

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    This volume investigates the physical evidence for magic in medieval and modern Britain, including ritual mark, concealed objects, amulets, and magical equipment. The contributors are the current experts in each area of the subject, and show between them how ample the evidence is and how important it is for an understanding of history. more...

  • Histories of Medicine and Healing in the Indian Ocean World, Volume Oneby Anna Winterbottom; Facil Tesfaye

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 95.00

    This interdisciplinary work presents essays on disease and medicine in the Indian Ocean World, spanning over a millennium. It is the first work on medical history in the region. Themes include medical theory, concepts of fertility, material culture, healing, diplomacy, and colonialism, public health, slavery, migrant labour, and medicine. more...

  • The Laws of War in the Late Middle Agesby Maurice Keen

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 45.00

    Many of the combatants in the European wars of the late middle ages fought for their own gain, but they observed a code of regulations, part chivalrous and part commercial which they called the ?law of arms?. This book, originally published in 1965, examines this soldiers? code, to understand its rules and how they were enforced. How did a soldier... 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...