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- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29
Byzantine princess Anna Komnene is known for writing history and plotting to become empress by murdering her brother. This book explains how Anna broke her culture's rules for women's behavior by writing history, her efforts to be acceptable, and how her writing nonetheless fired the story of her bloodthirsty ambition. more...
- Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 19.77
Seapower played a greater part in ancient empire building than is often appreciated. The Punic Wars, especially the first, were characterized by massive naval battles. The Romans did not even possess a navy of their own when war broke out between them and the Carthaginians in Sicily in 264 B.C. Prior to that, the Romans had relied upon several South... more...
- Lexington Books 2016; US$ 84.99
This book examines the ?sweet smells of sanctity? within early Christianity and Islam. It is a comparative study of two nascent religious communities, located in disparate times and space, employing scent to define cultural, social, and theological ideals. It will be of interest to scholars of religious studies, gender studies, and history. more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 15.99
Internationally renowned samurai expert Dr Stephen Turnbull delves into a pivotal era of Japanese history in this highly illustrated account of The Gempei War a conflict that defined the age and the ethos of the samurai. Never before had there been a large-scale clash between two rival samurai families, the Taira and the Minamoto, and never again would... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95
Ever since the time of Francis of Assisi, a commitment to voluntary poverty has been a controversial aspect of religious life. This volume explores the interaction between poverty and religious devotion in the mendicant orders between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. While poverty has often been perceived more as a Franciscan than as a Dominican... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
This interdisciplinary volume in the AVISTA series is the first book to focus solely on the north transept of Reims Cathedral, the portion of the gothic building that served as the canons' primary entrance to the cathedral from their adjoining cloister in the thirteenth century. Despite the importance of its sculpture and stained glass, as well as... more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 21.00
Medieval sources and modern medieval scholars speak of "Slavs" in many ways. Just what did medieval contemporaries mean when they wrote about "Slavs" or the "Land of the Slavs" and how can we meaningfully define these terms today? This essay questions whether this term used in diverse sources actually referred to any real entity or, if instead, it... more...