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Medieval

  • Medieval Hostageship c.700-c.1500by Matthew Bennett; Katherine Weikert

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This volume explores the issues of taking, using and being hostages in the Middle Ages. It brings together recent research in the areas of hostages and hostageships, looking at the act of hostage-taking and the hostages themselves through the lenses of political and social history. Building upon previous work, this volume in particular critically... more...

  • Outlandish Knightby Minoo Dinshaw

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; Not Available

    In his enormously long life (he was born in 1903 and died in 2000), Steven Runciman managed not just to be a great historian of the Crusades and Byzantium, but Grand Orator of the Orthodox Church, a member of the Order of Whirling Dervishes, Greek Astronomer Royal and Laird of Eigg. His friendships, curiosities and plottings entangled him in a huge... more...

  • Northmenby John Haywood

    St. Martin's Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    From Finland to Newfoundland and Jelling to Jerusalem, follow in the wake of the Vikings?a transformative story of a people that begins with paganism and ends in Christendom. In AD 800, the Scandinavians were just barbarians in longships. Though they held sway in the north, their power meant little more than the ability to pillage and plunder, which... more...

  • Die Benediktinerabtei St. Maximin vor Trier. Die Bistümer der Kirchenprovinz Trier. Das Erzbistum Trier 13by Bertram Resmini

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 269.52

    The community of monks established around 700 was among the five wealthiest imperial abbeys with broad autonomous standing between the regional powers of Trier and Luxembourg. It implemented numerous reforms to the structure of the imperial church and was the training site for higher-level clergy. Of particular note are its specific formulation... more...

  • Schüler und Meisterby Andreas Speer; Thomas Jeschke

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 224.59

    Im Zentrum aller Vermittlungs- und Transferprozesse stehen Praktiken und Techniken der Kompetenz- und Wissensvermittlung. Der vorliegende Band fragt im Ausgang von der Schüler-Meister-Relation nach den individuellen Lebensformen, sozialen Kontexten und institutionellen Voraussetzungen, nach den diskursiven Praktiken und epistemologischen... more...

  • Meetings with Remarkable Manuscriptsby Christopher de Hamel

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 42.29

    'An endlessly fascinating and enjoyable book' Neil MacGregor 'Full of delights' Tom Stoppard An extraordinary exploration of the medieval world - the most beguiling history book of the year This is a book about why medieval manuscripts matter. Coming face to face with an important illuminated manuscript in the original is like meeting... more...

  • The Vikingsby René Chartrand; Keith Durham; Mark Harrison; Ian Heath

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emperors' bodyguard and landing on the shores of America 500 years before Columbus. Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs and original Osprey artwork,... more...

  • Byzantine Naval Forces 1261?1461by Raffaele D?Amato; Igor Dzis; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    After the recapture of Constantinople, Emperor Michael VIII Palaiologos was determined to bring glory back to the Byzantine Empire. To achieve this, he established an Imperial Fleet and raised new regiments of elite marine troops. This work provides a comprehensive, illustrated guide to the unit history and appearance of these men, who were at the... more...

  • Identities and Allegiances in the Eastern Mediterranean after 1204by Guillaume Saint-Guillain; Judith Herrin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This volume of studies explores a particularly complex period in Byzantine history, the thirteenth century, from the Fourth Crusade to the recapture of Constantinople by exiled leaders from Nicaea. During this time there was no Greek state based on Constantinople and so no Byzantine Empire by traditional definition. Instead, a Venetian/Frankish alliance... more...

  • Hospitaller Piety and Crusader Propagandaby Theresa M. Vann; Donald J. Kagay

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 139.95

    Guillaume Caoursin, the Vice-chancellor of the Order of the Hospital, wrote the Obsidionis Rhodiae urbis descriptio (Description of the Siege of Rhodes) as the official record of the Ottoman siege of the Knights in Rhodes in 1480. The Descriptio was the first authorized account of the Order?s activities to appear in printed form, and it became one... more...