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  • The History of the Devilby Daniel Defoe

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 4.99

    This fascinating volume from the author of such influential novels as Robinson Crusoe and Moll Flanders offers an analytical take on the figure of Satan. Although Defoe offers a comprehensive history of the symbolic and literary significance of the devil, he also believes that the devil plays an active and direct role in determining the course of world... more...

  • 1014: Brian Boru & the Battle for Irelandby Morgan Llywelyn; Terry Foley

    The O'Brien Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The date was Good Friday, April 23rd in the Year of Our Lord 1014. The most ferocious battle ever fought in Ireland was about to begin... In the three decades since Morgan Llyweyln wrote the bestselling novel Lion of Ireland , she has studied the legendary life of Brian Boru, High King of Ireland. Often dismissed as a mythical figure, as all... more...

  • A New Excaliburby A. J. Smithers

    Pen and Sword 1986; US$ 7.99

    The idea of a mobile strong-point, out of which the tank developed, probably occurred to most minds after our first experience of attacking strongly entrenched positions; I first heard it suggested by an Intelligence Corps officer as early as the Battle of the Aisne....the suggestion of using the 'Caterpillar tractor, which has been experimented... more...

  • Medieval History For Dummiesby Stephen Batchelor

    Wiley 2010; US$ 15.99

    Is your knowledge of The Crusades less than tip-top? Maybe you're curious about Columbus, or you're desperate to read about the Black Death in all its gory detail? Whatever your starting point, this expert guide has it all - from kings, knights and anti-Popes, to invasion, famine, the Magna Carta and Joan of Arc (and a few rebellious peasants thrown... more...

  • The Templarsby Michael Haag

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 9.99

    Arguably one of the most provocative, puzzling, and misunderstood organizations of medieval times, the legendary Knights Templar have always been shrouded in a veil of mystery, while inspiring popular culture from I ndiana Jones to Dan Brown . In The Templars , author Michael Haag offers a definitive history of these loyal Christian soldiers of the... more...

  • Medieval Cosmologyby Pierre Duhem; Roger Ariew

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 43.00

    These selections from Le système du monde , the classic ten-volume history of the physical sciences written by the great French physicist Pierre Duhem (1861-1916), focus on cosmology, Duhem's greatest interest. By reconsidering the work of such Arab and Christian scholars as Averroes, Avicenna, Gregory of Rimini, Albert of Saxony, Nicole Oresme,... more...

  • Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexualityby John Boswell

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    "Truly groundbreaking work. Boswell reveals unexplored phenomena with an unfailing erudition."?Michel Foucault John Boswell's National Book Award-winning study of the history of attitudes toward homosexuality in the early Christian West was a groundbreaking work that challenged preconceptions about the Church's past relationship to its gay members?among... 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 Skutariotes... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Crusadesby Paul Williams

    DK Publishing 2001; US$ 18.95

    You're no idiot, of course. You know the Crusades were a war between Christian and Muslims for control of the Holy Land. However, these bloody conflicts raged over centuries, under changing circumstances, making the whole story difficult to follow. You don't have to don armour and cross deserts to relive the Crusades! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide... more...