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- 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...
- ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 208.00
" Icons of the Middle Ages is a selective, if unconventional, reference focusing on 21 'larger-than-life medieval men and women.' Editor Matheson (Michigan State) heads an impressive list of contributors who focus on the 'iconic quality' (person as cultural phenomenon) of a variety of well-known medieval figures . . . Easy-to-read entries provide... more...
- Impress Books 2011; US$ 7.28
?Some say Almodis was a serpent, a scandal, a whore. They say wrong.? After generations of fighting amongst the ruling families of eleventh-century Occitania, the marriage of Almodis de la Marche to Hugh of Lusignan is intended to bring peace and harmony. But at a time when a noblewoman?s purpose is to produce heirs, Almodis resolves to found her... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 17.99
For three centuries, as the Black Death rampaged through Europe and the Reformation tore the Church apart, tens of thousands were arrested as witches and subjected to torture and execution, including being burned alive. This graphic novel examines the background; the witch hunters' methods; who profited; the brave few who protested; and how the... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2004; US$ 18.00
'The Penguin History of Europe series ... is one of contemporary publishing's great projects' New Statesman With a lucid and clear narrative style William Chester Jordan has turned his considerable talents to composing a standard textbook of the opening centuries of the second millennium in Europe. He brings this period of dramatic social, political,... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95
Osprey's examination of the campaign at Nagashino in 1575. When Portuguese traders took advantage of the constant violence in Japan to sell the Japanese their first firearms, one of the quickest to take advantage of this new technology was the powerful daimyo Oda Nobunaga. In 1575 the impetuous Takeda Katsuyori laid siege to Nagashino castle, a possession... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95
Descended from the Viking raiders who settled in Northern France under the leadership of Rollo in around 911, the Normans were amongst the most feared warriors of their time. Their territorial ambitions culminated in Duke William 1's conquest of England in 1066, but although victory at Hastings left the English crown in William's hands, Norman sovereignty... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95
The Ninja were the secret agents and assassins of feudal Japan and they remain a subject of enduring fascination. They first emerged during the power struggles of 9th and 10th century Japan, in response to the increasing demand for spies, informants and even assassins, and they were used until the mid-1600s when they disappeared on account of a campaign... more...
- 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...
- Hillcrest Media Group, Inc. 2012; US$ 3.99
In 1066, Roger Corbeau is on a quest to redeem his soul, which, at his oder brother Hugh's death, he loses for coveting Hugh's inheritance of the Barony of the Pays de Caux. Despondent from grief and guilt, he is asked be Abbot Lanfranc to accompany him to Rome to petition the Pope for the designation "Dei Gratia Rex Anglorum" for... more...