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- Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 39.50
This volume explores the political, cultural, and ecclesiastical forces that linked the metropolis of Byzantium to the margins of its far-flung empire. Focusing on the provincial region of Hellas and Peloponnesos in central and southern Greece, Judith Herrin shows how the prestige of Constantinople was reflected in the military, civilian, and ecclesiastical... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2008; US$ 13.99
The Black Death is the name most commonly given to the pandemic of bubonic plague that ravaged the medieval world in the late 1340s. From Central Asia, the plague swept through Europe, leaving millions of dead in its wake. Between a quarter and a third of Europe's population died, and in England the population fell from nearly six million to just... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2000; US$ 8.99
In the bestselling tradition of The Mists of Avalon, a powerful retelling of the legend of Joan of Arc! For close to six hundred years, the world has been fascinated by the true story of Joan of Arc. The saga of her rise from obscurity to lead the armies of France, followed by her tragic martyrdom, has inspired many books, plays, and films. Less... more...
- The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99
This fascinating volume from the author of such influential novels as Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders offers an analytical take on the figure of Satan. Although Defoe offers a comprehensive history of the symbolic and literary significance of the devil, he also believes that the devil plays an active and direct role in determining the course of world... more...
- Nicolas-Hays, Inc 2014; US$ 22.95
Journey into twelve of the world's favorite medieval mysteries and cross the threshold into the world of the High Middle Ages. From Chaucer's Canterbury Tales to Umberto Eco's Name of the Rose to Dan Brown's bestselling The Da Vinci Code , the medieval period continues to intrigue, inspire, entertain and fascinate many today. For the general reader... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95
On 26 August 1071 a large Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV met the Saljuq Turk forces of Sultan Alp Arslan near the town of Manzikert to the far east of the Byzantine Empire. The battle ended in a decisive defeat for the Byzantine forces, with the wings of the army routing following withering Turkish arrow fire, and the centre overwhelmed, with... more...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 22.95
The five hundred years that separate the mid-tenth century from the mid-15th century constitute a critical and formative period in the history of Europe. This was the age of the system of legal and military obligation known as "feudalism", and of the birth and consolidation of powerful kingdoms in England, France and Spain; it was an era of urbanization... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 26.24
On a day in August, one thousand years ago, a fleet of ninety viking ships sailed into the estuary of the Blackwater river, Essex. Fresh from the ravage of Ipswich, under the command of the King of Denmark, they were intent no doubt on the rich spoils to be had from the Royal Mint of Maldon. This is the history of the Battle of Maldon. more...
- Quercus 2013; US$ 26.95
Secrets of the Knights Templar is the compelling chronicle of the warrior monks and their fight to defend the Catholic faith, and of their participation in the efforts to vie for control of the Holy Land with the Muslim armies of Kurdish military genius Saladin and his successors. Informally organized in 1119 to protect pilgrims on their journeys... more...