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The Last Knight: The Twilight Of The Middle Ages And The Birth Of The Modern Era
The Last Knight
The Twilight Of The Middle Ages And The Birth Of The Modern Era
Paperback      ISBN: 0060754036
A portrait of John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster and celebrated knight, is set in a context of the late-fourteenth-century pre-Renaissance era and identifies him as Europe's richest man, a patron of Chaucer, a last leader of the Plantagenet family, and a founder of the Lancastrian Dynasty. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
1066: The Year of the Conquest
The Year of the Conquest
Paperback      ISBN: 0140058508
An account of the year's events in England, from the death of Edward the Confessor, through the struggle for succession, to the Christmas coronation of William of Normandy, focuses on the Norman invasion and the Battle of Hastings
The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveller of the 14th Century
The Adventures of Ibn Battuta
A Muslim Traveller of the 14th Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0520067436
Details the life and extensive travels of Ibn Battuta, an Islamic scholar of the fourteenth century, interpreting his career as a diplomatic envoy within the cultural and social context of Islamic society
The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance
The Civilization of Europe in the Renaissance
Hardcover      ISBN: 0689122004
Looks at European history between 1450 and 1620, describes the intellectual life and social conditions of the period, and discusses the cultural changes that took place
The Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
The Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
Hardcover      ISBN: 0670100110
An encyclopedic resource features full-color illustrations and maps covering all aspects of the Middle Ages, from Europe to the Far East and exploring the lives of the great people of the age, including Dante and Chaucer. BOMC.
Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Science And Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe
Mysteries of the Middle Ages
The Rise of Feminism, Science And Art from the Cults of Catholic Europe
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385495552
A new volume in the author's acclaimed Hinges of History series examines the rebirth of scholarship, art, literature, philosophy, and science following the Dark Ages, vividly capturing the spirit of experimentation, pageantry, and pursuit of knowledge that transformed medieval Europe and set the stage for the modern world. 125,000 first printing.
Witch Hunters: Professional Prickers, Unwitchers & Witch Finders of the Renaissance
Witch Hunters
Professional Prickers, Unwitchers & Witch Finders of the Renaissance
Paperback      ISBN: 0752434330
The history of a unique reign of terror.
Sainted Women of the Dark Ages
Sainted Women of the Dark Ages
Paperback      ISBN: 0822312166
Sainted Women of the Dark Ages makes available the lives of eighteen Frankish women of the sixth and seventh centuries, all of whom became saints. Written in Latin by contemporaries or near contemporaries, and most translated here for the first time, these biographies cover the period from the fall of the Roman Empire and the conversion of the invading Franks to the rise of Charlemagne's family. Three of these holy women were queens who turned to religion only after a period of intense worldly activity. Others were members of the Carolingian family, deeply implicated in the political ambitions of their male relatives. Some were partners in the great Irish missions to the pagan countryside and others worked for the physical salvation of the poor. From the peril and suffering of their lives they shaped themselves as paragons of power and achievement. Beloved by their sisters and communities for their spirtual gifts, they ultimately brought forth a new model of sanctity. These biographies are unusually authentic. At least two were written by women who knew their subjects, while others reflect the direct testimony of sisters within the cloister walls. Each biography is accompanied by an introduction and notes that clarify its historical context. This volume will be an excellent source for students and scholars of women's studies and early medieval social, religious, and political history.
The First Crusade: A New History
The First Crusade
A New History
Paperback      ISBN: 0195189051
A history of the First Crusade provides an account of the three-year expedition to the Holy Land, describing the mobilization of the crusaders in Europe, the journey to Constantinople and the Middle East, their struggle against Muslim armies, and the impact of the crusade on the relationship between Islam and the West.
The Templars: Knights of God
The Templars
Knights of God
Paperback      ISBN: 0892812214
For nearly 200 years, until their suppression in 1312 on charges of heresy and magical practices, the Order of the Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon--better known as the Templars--were the most formidable and feared fighting machine in Christendom. Besides their military prowess they also possessed immense wealth and political power, becoming bankers and credit brokers to medieval Europe and the allies of kings and popes. Drawing on contemporary chronicles and original texts, as well as the immense secondary literature, Edward Burman paints a vivid picture of this extraordinary organization of warrior monks and its passage into myth and legend.