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- Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99
This book reconsiders Jan Hus, the late medieval Bohemian priest who was burned at the stake six hundred years ago. This revisionist examination of heresy and religious and social reform in late medieval Europe explores his role and legacy as a priest and reformer in Prague and challenges prevailing views about Hus and the interpretation of his life... more...
- Basic Books 2015; US$ 29.99
If I had been present at the Creation,? the thirteenth-century Spanish philosopher-king Alfonso X is said to have stated, Many faults in the universe would have been avoided.? Known as El Sabio , the Wise,? Alfonso was renowned by friends and enemies alike for his sparkling intellect and extraordinary cultural achievements. In The Wise King , celebrated... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 134.95
This volume discusses infirmitas (?infirmity? or ?weakness?) in ancient and medieval societies. It concentrates on the cultural, social and domestic aspects of physical and mental illness, impairment and health, and also examines frailty as a more abstract, cultural construct. It seeks to widen our understanding of how physical and mental well-being... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 124.95
States of emotion were vital as a foundation to society in the premodern period, employed as a force of order to structure diplomatic transactions, shape dynastic and familial relationships, and align religious beliefs, practices and communities. At the same time, societies understood that affective states had the potential to destroy order, creating... more...
- Oldcastle Books 2015; US$ 8.74
The Holy Grail is a subject that fascinates and intrigues. Through its various guises as magic cauldron, cornucopia, horn of plenty and chalice cup it has remained at the centre of popular culture from antiquity right up to the present day. An object of marvel and mystery it inhabits a place in mythology that has its roots in historical facts. The... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 12.76
Step into the violent world of the 13th century, where the European states of the Levant battled with Muslim powers for control of Jerusalem. At the cutting edge of the conflict were the elite fighting men of the Crusader and Egyptian armies ? the Knights Templar and Mamluk warriors, respectively. The Knights Templar were the most famous and formidable... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 15.95
Step into the violent world of the 13th century, where the European states of the Levant battled with Muslim powers for control of Jerusalem. At the cutting edge of the conflict were the elite fighting men of the Crusader and Egyptian armies - the Knights Templar and Mamluk warriors, respectively. The Knights Templar were the most famous and formidable... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 68.95
The Fourth Crusade (1202-4) was one of the key events in medieval history The fall of Constantinople to the Venetians and the soldiers of the fourth crusade in April 1204 was its climax. It ensured that Byzantium?s days as a great power were over. It equally ensured that westerners would dominate the Levant ? the lands of the old Byzantine Empire... more...
- Chronicle Books LLC 2015; US$ 24.99
MGM's hit show Vikings on the History Channel has drawn millions of viewers into the fascinating and bloody world of legendary Norse hero Ragnar Lothbrok, who led Viking warriors to the British Isles and France. Covering the first three seasons of the series, this official companion book delves into the real history as well as the behind-the-scenes... more...