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  • A Distant Mirrorby Barbara W. Tuchman

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00

    Chapter 1 ?I Am the Sire de Coucy?: The Dynasty Formidable and grand on a hilltop in Picardy, the five-towered castle of Coucy dominated the approach to Paris from the north, but whether as guardian or as challenger of the monarchy in the capital was an open question. Thrusting up from the castle?s center, a gigantic cylinder rose to twice the height... more...

  • A History of the Inquisition of the Middle Ages, Volume Iby Henry Charles Lea

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    This detailed analysis of one of the most brutal periods of religious persecution ever recorded is a must-read for history buffs of all stripes. Author Henry Charles Lea lends detail and dimension to the historical record, providing a turn-by-turn recounting of events along with deeper insight into the motives and psychology of the persecutors and... more...

  • In the Wake of the Plagueby Norman F. Cantor

    Simon & Schuster 2014; Not Available

    Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the final, awful end by respiratory failure -- are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was, and how... more...

  • In the Wake of the Plagueby Norman F. Cantor

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 16.00

    Much of what we know about the greatest medical disaster ever, the Black Plague of the fourteenth century, is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified schoolchildren -- the hideous black welts, the high fever, and the final, awful end by respiratory failure -- are more or less accurate. But what the Plague really was, and how... more...

  • From Norman Conquest to Magna Cartaby Christopher Daniell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95

    Using a combination of original sources and sharp analysis, this book is sheds new light on a crucial period in England?s development. From Norman Conquest to Magna Carta is a wide-ranging history of England from 1066 to 1215 ideal for students and researchers throughout the field of medieval history. Starting with the build-up to the Battle of... more...

  • A History of Balance, 1250?1375by Joel Kaye

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    A groundbreaking history of balance, and how a new model of equilibrium emerged during the medieval period. more...

  • Early Chinaby Li Feng

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    A critical new interpretation of the early history of Chinese civilization based on the most recent scholarship and archaeological discoveries. 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...

  • From Memory to Written Recordby M. T. Clanchy

    Wiley 2012; US$ 39.95

    This seminal work of scholarship, which traces the development of literacy in medieval England, is now fully updated in a third edition. This book serves as an introduction to medieval books and documents for graduate students throughout the world Features a completely re-written first chapter, ‘Memories and Myths of the Norman Conquest',... more...

  • The Etymologies of Isidore of Sevilleby Stephen A. Barney; W. J. Lewis; J. A. Beach; Oliver Berghof

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    A complete English translation of the Etymologies of Isidore of Seville. more...