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- The History Press 2017; US$ 5.99
It?s true: just over 1,000 years ago, English people lived in several smaller countries all over the island of Britain. A Saxon king called Alfred is famous for starting to bring these countries together ? but who finished the job? Another Saxon king? A monk? Or was it... a Viking? more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 15.50
Francesco di Marco Datini, the 14th-century Tuscan merchant who forms the subject of Iris Origo's study, has now probably become the most intimately accessible figure of the later Middle Ages. In 1870 the whole astonishing cache, containing some 150,000 letters and great numbers of business documents, came to light. Iris Origo drew on this material... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 14.85
Two tales of a city: The historical race to reach one of the world?s most mythologized places, and the story of how a contemporary band of archivists and librarians, fighting to save its ancient manuscripts from destruction at the hands of al Qaeda, added another layer to the legend. more...
- Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95
For nearly a century, it has been a commonplace of Central European history that there were no Jews in medieval Prussia-the result, supposedly, of the ruling Teutonic Order's attempts to create a purely Christian crusader's state. In this groundbreaking historical investigation, however, medievalist Cordelia Hess demonstrates the very weak foundations... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95
The county of Tripoli in what is now North Lebanon is arguably the most neglected of the so-called ?crusader states? established in the Middle East at the beginning of the twelfth century. The present work is the first monograph on the county to be published in English, and the first in any western language since 1945. What little has been written... more...
- Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2017; US$ 35.99
Joan Plantagenet (1328 - 1385), acclaimed in her youth as the "Fair Maid of Kent", became notorious for making both a clandestine and a bigamous marriage in her teens and, in her thirties, a scandalous marriage to her kinsman, Edward III's son and heir, Edward of Woodstock, the Black Prince. Despite these transgressions, she later became one of the... more...