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  • The Travelsby Marco Polo; Ronald Latham; Ronald Latham

    Penguin Books Ltd 1974; US$ 15.98

    Marco Polo was the most famous traveller of his time. His voyages began in 1271 with a visit to China, after which he served the Kubilai Khan on numerous diplomatic missions. On his return to the West he was made a prisoner of war and met Rustichello of Pisa, with whom he collaborated on this book. The accounts of his travels provide a fascinating... more...

  • The Secret Historyby Prokopios; Anthony Kaldellis

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 12.95

    By exposing the perversion, repression, corruption, and injustice at the heart of Justinian's regime, Prokopios' The Secret History destroyed forever that emperor's reputation as the great and benevolent ruler of a vast Byzantine state. Faithfully rendered here in blunt and idiomatic English, Prokopios' tell-all is as shocking today... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the House of Mediciby Christopher Hibbert

    Penguin Books Ltd 2001; US$ 20.78

    At its height Renaissance Florence was a centre of enormous wealth, power and influence. A republican city-state funded by trade and banking, its often bloody political scene was dominated by rich mercantile families, the most famous of which were the Medici. This enthralling book charts the family?s huge influence on the political, economic and cultural... more...

  • Clash of Crownsby Mary McAuliffe

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 25.99

    Conflict between England and France was a fact of life for centuries, but few realize that this conflict originated with the Vikings and their settlement of what would become Normandy. In this compelling and entertaining history, Mary McAuliffe takes the reader back to those dark and turbulent times when Viking descendant William the Conqueror became... more...

  • Theodori Scutariotae Chronicaby Raimondo Tocci

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 179.00

    This volume presents the first critical edition of the anonymous world chronicle titled Chronica which gives a condensed account of events from Adam up to the death of the Byzantine Emperor Alexios I Komnenos (ruled 1081?1118). The introduction includes a discussion of the relationship of the Chronica to the Synopsis chronike of Theodoros... more...

  • Los templariosby Run Futthark

    De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; US$ 4.99

    Hace más de siete siglos, nueve caballeros de Cristo se reunieron para constituir una nueva orden, la orden del Temple, encargada de proteger a los peregrinos en Tierra Santa. Se dice que al entrar en contacto con las civilizaciones de Oriente, los caballeros del Temple se convirtieron en depositarios de una tradición secreta en la que se entremezclan... more...

  • Middelalderbyenby Søren Bitsch Christensen; Lars Bisgaard; Peter Carelli

    Aarhus University Press 2004; US$ 42.16

    De første danske byer opstod i middelalderen. Her blev grunden lagt til et stabilt og levedygtigt byvæsen efter en hektisk anlæggelsesperiode. De fleste af vore dages større byer og store dele af vores bymæssige kultur er således rodfæstede i middelalderen. Bogens ni artikler handler om byernes fremvækst og udvikling med udgangspunkt i dansk og international... more...

  • Los templariosby Run Futthark

    De Vecchi Ediciones 1753; Not Available

    Hace más de siete siglos, nueve caballeros de Cristo se reunieron para constituir una nueva orden, la orden del Temple, encargada de proteger a los peregrinos en Tierra Santa. Se dice que al entrar en contacto con las civilizaciones de Oriente, los caballeros del Temple se convirtieron en depositarios de una tradición secreta en la que se entremezclan... more...

  • The Oxford History of Medieval Europeby George Holmes

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 13.99

    This is an authoritative account of the thousand years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the dawning of the Renaissance. Written by a team of leading scholars, the text ranges from the empires of the Byzantines and Charlemagne to the complex system of kingdoms and city states that made up Europe on the verge of overseas expansion. Capturing... more...

  • From the Brink of the Apocalypseby John Aberth

    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...