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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe
by Thomas Cahill
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The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while the Dark Ages settled on Europe. Every year millions of Americans celebrate St. Patrick's... (read more)

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How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to Rise of Medieval Europe (Hinges of History)
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to Rise of Medieval Europe (Hinges of History)
by Thomas Cahill
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A delightful and illuminating look into a crucial but little known "hinge" of history in which the author shows that the Irish were not only conservators of civilization, but became shapers of the medieval mind, putting their unique stamp on Western... (read more)

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World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age
World Lit Only by Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance Portrait of an Age
by William Manchester
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This beautifully illustrated new color edition of the classic New York Times bestseller brings readers more intimately into the medieval world than ever before.and#160;From tales of chivalry and valor to the barbarity of the Inquisition and the... (read more)

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The Crusades: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
The Crusades: A Beginner's Guide (Beginner's Guides)
by Andrew Jotischky
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In 1095 Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade to recover Jerusalem from the Seljuq Turks. Tens of thousands of people joined his cause, making it the single largest event of the Middle Ages. The conflict would rage for over 200 years, poisoning... (read more)

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Holy War: The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's World
Holy War: The Crusades and Their Impact on Today's World
by Karen Armstrong
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In 1095, with the tomb of Jesus still in the hands of infidels and the Byzantine empire overrun by Muslim Turks, Pope Urban II summoned Christian warriors to take up the cross and their swords against the Turks and then recover the holy city of Jerusalem... (read more)

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Hinges of History #05: Mysteries of the Middle Ages: And the Beginning of the Modern World
Hinges of History #05: Mysteries of the Middle Ages: And the Beginning of the Modern World
by Thomas Cahill
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From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization, a fascinating look at how medieval thinkers created the origins of modern intellectual movements. After the long period of decline known as the Dark Ages, medieval Europe experienced a... (read more)

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Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe
Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe
by Nancy Goldstone
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For fans of Alison Weir and Antonia Fraser,acclaimed author Nancy Goldstoneandrsquo;s thrilling history of the royal daughters who succeeded in rulingandmdash;and shapingandmdash;thirteenth-century Europe Set against the backdrop of the thirteenth... (read more)

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The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe
The Edge of the World: A Cultural History of the North Sea and the Transformation of Europe
by Michael Pye
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Saints and spies, pirates and philosophers, artists and intellectuals: they all criss-crossed the grey North Sea in the so-called "dark ages," the years between the fall of the Roman Empire and the beginning of Europe's mastery over the oceans. Now the... (read more)

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Europe in the High Middle Ages (Penguin History of Europe)
Europe in the High Middle Ages (Penguin History of Europe)
by William Ches Jordan
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A new understanding of one of the most decisive eras in European history, captured in extraordinary detail by a renowned scholar and#160; The latest addition to the landmark Penguin History of Europe series is a fascinating study of the sixteenth and... (read more)

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In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made
In the Wake of the Plague: The Black Death and the World It Made
by Norman Cantor
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The Black Death was the fourteenth century's equivalent of a nuclear war. It wiped out one-third of Europe's population, takingmillion lives. And yet, most of what we know about it is wrong. The details of the Plague etched in the minds of terrified... (read more)

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A Concise History of the Crusades (Critical Issues in History)
A Concise History of the Crusades (Critical Issues in History)
by Thomas F Madden
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'God wills it ' With that cry of medieval knights a new era in European history began. Across Europe a wave of pious enthusiasm led many thousands to leave their homes, family, and friends to march to a distant land in a great struggle for Christ. Yet... (read more)

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The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization, and Cultural Change, 950-1350
The Making of Europe: Conquest, Colonization, and Cultural Change, 950-1350
by Robert Bartlett
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From our twentieth-century perspective, we tend to think of the Europe of the past as a colonizer, a series of empires that conquered lands beyond their borders and forced European cultural values on other peoples. This provocative book shows that Europe... (read more)

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Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
by Barbara W Tuchman
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Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August—a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The... (read more)

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Inheritance of Rome (09 Edition)
Inheritance of Rome (09 Edition)
by Chris Wickham
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How a seven-year cycle of rain, cold, disease, and warfare created the worst famine in European history and#160; In May 1315, it started to rain. It didnand#8217;t stop anywhere in north Europe until August. Next came the four coldest winters in a... (read more)

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The History of the Franks
The History of the Franks
by Gregory Of Tours
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This colorful narrative of French history in the sixth century is a dramatic and detailed portrait of a period of political and religious turmoil.... (read more)

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Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350
Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350
by Janet L Abu Lughod
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By the end of the thirteenth century the regions of Europe, the Middle East, the Indian Ocean area, and China were becoming integrated--through activities in an archipelago of cities located along major land and sea routes--into a world system of... (read more)

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Peasant Fires: The Drummer of Niklashausen
Peasant Fires: The Drummer of Niklashausen
by Richard M. Wunderli
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"... lively and intellectually stimulating... " --Speculum "Wunderli... has lucidly reconstructed a controversial conflict in 15th-century south-central Germany.... this engaging narrative takes off from Hans Behem--the peasant who claimed to see the... (read more)

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The Hundred Years War: A People's History
The Hundred Years War: A People's History
by David Green
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The Hundred Years War (1337and#150;1453) dominated life in England and France for well over a century. It became the defining feature of existence for generations. This sweeping book is the first to tell the human story of the longest military conflict... (read more)

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Pimlico Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
Pimlico Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages
by Norman Cantor
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An authoritative, entertaining, and fully illustrated guide to the Middle Ages.... (read more)

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The Oxford History of the Crusades
The Oxford History of the Crusades
by Jonatha Riley Smith
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In this collection of essays, the story of the Crusades is told as never before in an engrossing and comprehensive history that ranges from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of crusading ideals and imagery that continues today... (read more)

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