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  • William Marshalby Georges Duby

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Recreates in detail the life of this advisor to the Plantagnets and knight extraordinaire. From the Trade Paperback edition. more...

  • A Distant Mirrorby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    Barbara W. Tuchman?the acclaimed author of the Pulitzer Prize?winning classic The Guns of August ?once again marshals her gift for character, history, and sparkling prose to compose an astonishing portrait of medieval Europe.   The fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals,... more...

  • Master of the Ageby Paul Walker

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 14.95

    Few doctrines in Islam have engendered as much contention and disagreement as those surrounding the imamate, the office of supreme leader of the Muslim community after the death of the Prophet. In the medieval period while the caliphate still existed, rivalry among the claimants to that most lofty position was particularly intense. The early 5th/11th-century... more...

  • Delta - Iotaby Margarethe Billerbeck; Christian Zubler

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 238.00

    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... more...

  • English Law Before Magna Cartaby Stefan Jurasinski; Lisi Oliver; Andrew Rabin

    BRILL 2010; US$ 168.00

    Felix Liebermann's Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen (1903-1916) remains the single most important contribution to the study of early English law. This volume marks the Gesetze's centenary by bringing together original essays by an international group of leading scholars specializing in medieval legal culture. The essays address not only Liebermann's... more...

  • Legitimizing the Queenby Cristina Guardiola-Griffiths

    Bucknell University Press 2010; US$ 69.99

    Isabel I's reign in Castile responds to the ostensible needs expressed throughout the fifteenth-century for moral and political regeneration. Isabel is seen in many works as a just and wise monarch, as a redeemer of her people, and as a divine sovereign. This book reviews changes in the gendered construction of Isabelline sovereignty from the theoretical... more...

  • Maimonidesby Abraham Joshua Heschel; Joachim Neugroschel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1983; US$ 24.99

    Heschel's classic work on Maimonides, originally published in Berlin during the thirties, is one of the few scholarly biographies available of the great medieval philosopher. more...

  • The Inheritance of Romeby Chris Wickham

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 23.98

    The idea that with the decline of the Roman Empire Europe entered into some immense ?dark age? has long been viewed as inadequate by many historians. How could a world still so profoundly shaped by Rome and which encompassed such remarkable societies as the Byzantine, Carolingian and Ottonian empires, be anything other than central to the development... more...

  • Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights (2)by Stephen Turnbull; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    The original forced conversion of pagan Livonia, what is now the Baltic states of Latvia and Estonia, was carried out by a military order known as the Brethren of the Sword. In 1236 this order was incorporated into the Teutonic Knights following a catastrophic military defeat. The knights had always consolidated their conquests through networks of... more...

  • Early Middle Ages, 500-1000by Robert Brentano

    Free Press 2010; Not Available

    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...