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  • The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introductionby David M. Gwynn

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 7.99

    Here, David Gwynn reflects on the remarkable legacy of the Roman Republic. The rise and fall of the Republic holds a special place in the history of Western civilization; it has been presented as a model, a source of inspiration, but also a warning. Placing the events in their wider context, he provides a fascinating history of culture and society. 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...

  • Terry Jones' Medieval Livesby Alan Ereira; Terry Jones

    Ebury Publishing 2009; US$ 12.68

    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? Terry... more...

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern Worldby Jack Weatherford

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 16.00

    The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening,... more...

  • Cathedral, Forge, and Waterwheelby Frances Gies; Joseph Gies

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    An illuminating look at the monumental inventions of the Middle Ages, by the authors of Life in a Medieval Castle . more...

  • Princess Nest of Walesby Kari Maund

    The History Press 2007; US$ 11.99

    The daughter of one king and the lover of another; matriarch of a powerful dynasty and the cause of conflict and war: Nest, princess of Dyfed, became a legend. This biography reveals Nest's role in one of the most exciting and dynamic periods of Welsh, Irish and English history. more...

  • Why Can the Dead Do Such Great Things?by Robert Bartlett

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.70

    From its earliest centuries, one of the most notable features of Christianity has been the veneration of the saints—the holy dead. This ambitious history tells the fascinating story of the cult of the saints from its origins in the second-century days of the Christian martyrs to the Protestant Reformation. Robert Bartlett examines all of the most... more...

  • Firearmsby Kenneth Chase

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 24.00

    This book asks why Europeans perfected firearms when the Chinese had invented them by looking at how firearms were used throughout the world. more...

  • Clash of Crownsby PhD 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...

  • 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...