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  • Albion's Peopleby John Rule

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95

    This second volume of John Rule's major two-volume portrait of Georgian England is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of eighteenth-century society, incorporating the exciting new research findings of recent years. It deals in turn with the upper class, `middling sort' and lower orders; with popular education, religion and culture; with standards... more...

  • Terry Jones' Medieval Livesby Alan Ereira; Terry Jones

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 12.71

    Was medieval England full of knights on horseback rescuing fainting damsels in distress? Were the Middle Ages mired in superstition and ignorance? Why does nobody ever mention King Louis the First and Last? And, of course, those key questions: which monks were forbidden the delights of donning underpants... and did outlaws never wear trousers? ... more...

  • The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval Englandby Ian Mortimer

    Random House 2012; US$ 14.13

    The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there... Imagine you could travel back to the fourteenth century. What would you see, and hear, and smell? Where would you stay? What are you going to eat? And how are you going to test to see if you are going down with the plague? In The Time Traveller's Guide... more...

  • In the Shadow of the Swordby Tom Holland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    The acclaimed author of Rubicon and other superb works of popular history now produces a thrillingly panoramic (and incredibly timely) account of the rise of Islam.   No less significant than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece, the evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history,... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatreby Richard Beadle; Alan J. Fletcher

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 26.00

    The updated edition of this popular Companion, first published in 2008, includes new chapters, illustrations, and a revised reference section. more...

  • Daily Life in Arthurian Britainby Deborah Shepherd

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 58.00

    This book surveys current archaeological and historical thinking about the dimly understood characteristics of daily life in Great Britain during the fifth and sixth centuries. more...

  • The Crusades Through Arab Eyesby Amin Maalouf

    Saqi 2012; US$ 18.94

    European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common. For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes. Under Saladin, an unstoppable Muslim army inspired by prophets and poets finally succeeded in destroying the most powerful Crusader kingdoms.... more...

  • The Wars of the Rosesby Robin Neillands

    Orion 2013; Not Available

    A concise and entertaining study of the vicious wars between the English noble houses of York and Lancaster during the 15th century. more...

  • Crusader Castles and Modern Historiesby Ronnie Ellenblum

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 43.00

    Revisionist study that unpacks the modern historiography of the Crusades and reinterprets Crusader military architecture. more...

  • The Crusadesby Thomas Asbridge

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge?a renowned historian who writes with ?maximum vividness? (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker )?covers the years 1095 to 1291 in this  big, ambitious, readable account of one of the most fascinating periods... more...