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  • Blood Royalby Eric Jager

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; US$ 14.99

    A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15 th -century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation. On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of masked men. The crime stunned and paralyzed France since Louis had often ruled in place of his brother King Charles, who had gone mad.... more...

  • Medieval Womenby Henrietta Leyser

    Orion 2013; US$ 27.91

    MEDIEVAL WOMEN looks at a thousand years of English history, as it affected - and was made by - women. more...

  • Medieval Womenby Henrietta Leyser

    Orion 2013; Not Available

    MEDIEVAL WOMEN looks at a thousand years of English history, as it affected - and was made by - women. more...

  • The Age of Chivalryby Hywel Williams

    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...

  • Secrets of the Knights Templarby Susie Hodge

    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...

  • The Normansby Trevor Rowley

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    The Normans were a relatively short-lived cultural and political phenomenon. They emerged early in the tenth century and had disappeared off the map by the mid-thirteenth century. Drawing on the archaeological and historical evidence, this title examines how the Normans were able to conquer and dominate signficant parts of Europe. more...

  • A Companion & Guide to the Wars of the Rosesby Peter Bramley

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    The Wars of the Roses (1455-85) saw the end of Plantagenet rule in England and Wales, and the accession of the Tudor dynasty to the throne. It is sometimes seen as the end of the Middle Ages in England, and the start of the modern era, and it paved the way for the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. A surprising number of historic sites from this... more...

  • Revisiting the Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Heroic Legendby Paul Acker; Carolyne Larrington

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

    This collection visits the dramatic poems of Old Norse heroic legend and is a companion volume to The Poetic Edda: Essays on Old Norse Mythology (Routledge, 2002), considering speech act and feminist theory, queer theory and psychoanalytic theory (among others) to raise new questions about the poetry and its reception.   more...

  • Medieval Sieges & Siegecraftby Geoffrey Hindley

    Skyhorse Publishing 2009; US$ 24.95

    Here Geoffrey Hindley serves us the history of military sieges from every angle, tracing the development of fortifications and equipment (offensive and defensive), penning vivid portraits of the weapons involved, exploring the psychology of laying siege, and even describing the role played by women and camp followers in battle. He shows siege tactics... more...

  • Difference and Disability in the Medieval Islamic Worldby Kristina Richardson

    Edinburgh University Press 2012; US$ 96.00

    Outlines the complex significance of bodies in the late medieval central Arab Islamic lands. Did you know that blue eyes, baldness, bad breath and boils were all considered bodily 'blights' by Medieval Arabs, as were cross eyes, lameness and deafness? What assumptions about bodies influenced this particular vision of physical difference? How... more...