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  • Fortifications in Wessex c. 800-1066by Ryan Lavelle; Donato Spedaliere

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The defence of the 9th-century kingdom of Wessex under King Alfred against the 'Great Viking Army' is one of the major military achievements of Early Medieval history. While the guerrilla warfare in the Somerset marshes and the battle of Edington are characteristic of Alfred's military abilities, his definitive physical achievement was a series of... more...

  • Scottish Baronial Castles 1250-1450by Michael Brown; Adam Hook

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Devastated by the civil wars of the 17th century or by the neglect and deliberate destruction of their owners who saw them as archaic and barbaric, the vast majority of Scottish baronial castles built between 1250 and 1450 survive as little more than skeletal ruins. These reminders of Scotland's past have captured the imaginations of romantics, artists,... more...

  • Vikingsby Neil Oliver

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their blood-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the west and as far as Baghdad in the east. As the Vikings did not write their history,... more...

  • Margins and Metropolisby Judith Herrin

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    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...

  • The Black Deathby Sean Martin

    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...

  • The Merlin of St. Gilles' Wellby Ann Chamberlin

    Tom Doherty Associates 2000; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.19

    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...

  • Blood Royalby Eric Jager

    Little, Brown and Company 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • Manzikert 1071by David Nicolle; Christa Hook

    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...

  • The Return of the Vikingsby Donald Scragg

    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...

  • 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...