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- Editions Rodopi 2012; US$ 38.00
This study is the first concentrated investigation of the Old English Book of Consolation Meters, associated with King Alfred?s court. These Alfredian poems, which have long been neglected, recapture poetic ideas from their Latin model, Boethius? De Consolatione Philosophiae. This volume examines the Meters as poetic responses to the prose passages... more...
- OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 189.99
The first English translation and study of George Akropolites' History, an essential source for 13th-century Byzantine history. Ruth Macrides discusses the author's background, social position, and relation to the tradition of Greek history writing, and provides a comprehensive guide to reading the text. more...
- Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99
When the Battle of Tours broke out on 25th October 732, the Umayyad troops were on their way to plunder the wealthy shrine of St. Martin of Tours. This legendary battle was won by the Franks, who managed to force their opponents to retreat, and signaled the definitive decline of the Muslim Empire that had once ruled the whole of the Mediterranean.... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 14.50
The most comprehensive compilation of the works of Abelard and Heloise ever presented in a single volume in English, The Letters and Other Writings features an accurate and stylistically faithful new translation of both The Calamities of Peter Abelard and the remarkable letters it sparked between the ill-fated twelfth-century philosopher and his brilliant... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 64.95
This biography of Alfred the Great, king of the West Saxons (871-899), combines a sensitive reading of the primary sources with a careful evaluation of the most recent scholarly research on the history and archaeology of ninth-century England. Alfred emerges from the pages of this biography as a great warlord, an effective and inventive ruler, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
Praise for the first edition: "Aberth wears his very considerable and up-to-date scholarship lightly and his study of a series of complex and somber calamites is made remarkably vivid." -- Barrie Dobson, Honorary Professor of History, University of York The later Middle Ages was a period of unparalleled chaos and misery -in the form of war, famine,... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 28.99
Plagues in World History provides a concise, comparative world history of catastrophic infectious diseases, including plague, smallpox, tuberculosis, cholera, influenza, and AIDS. John Aberth considers not only their varied impact but also the many ways in which people have been able to influence diseases simply through their cultural attitudes.... more...