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The Axe and the Oath: Ordinary Life in the Middle Ages
The Axe and the Oath: Ordinary Life in the Middle Ages
by Robert Fossier
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"What did men and women eat, drink, and wear in the Middle Ages? How did they work, fight, pray, and laugh? This book reduces medieval life to its most elemental functions. It encompasses not only material and social conditions, thought, and belief, but... (read more)

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Secrets of the Knights Templar: The Hidden History of the World's Most Powerful Order
Secrets of the Knights Templar: The Hidden History of the World's Most Powerful Order
by S. J. Hodge
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Secrets of the Knights Templar is the compelling chronicle of the warrior monks and their fight to defend the Catholic faith, and of their participation in the efforts to vie for control of the Holy Land with the Muslim armies of Kurdish military genius... (read more)

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Mediaeval Academy Reprints for Teaching #0007: Political Thought Med Times 7/
Mediaeval Academy Reprints for Teaching #0007: Political Thought Med Times 7/
by John B Morrall
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Originally published by Hutchinson & Co., Ltd., 1958.... (read more)

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Crusades: the Authoritative Histor (11 Edition)
Crusades: the Authoritative Histor (11 Edition)
by Asbridge Thoma
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The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge—a renowned historian who writes with “maximum vividness” (Joan Acocella, The New Yorker)&... (read more)

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Medieval Thought: An Introduction
Medieval Thought: An Introduction
by B B Price
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Medieval Thought provides a clear and authoritative introduction to an important period in intellectual history. It studies the course of medieval intellectualisation, analysing how tension between the religious and non-religious components of medieval... (read more)

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Chivalry
Chivalry
by Maurice Keen
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Chivalry--with its pageants, heraldry, and knights in shining armor--was a social ideal that had a profound influence on the history of early modern Europe. In this eloquent and richly detailed book, a leading medieval historian discusses the complex... (read more)

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Life in a Medieval Village
Life in a Medieval Village
by Frances Gies
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This account of medieval villages emphasizes the daily life of peasants-their food, housing and family life; the threatening tensions between them and the lord of the manor; and the place of the Church in their lives.... (read more)

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Sex, Dissidence and Damnation: Minority Groups in the Middle Ages
Sex, Dissidence and Damnation: Minority Groups in the Middle Ages
by Jeffrey Richards
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For the authorities in medieval Europe, dissent struck at the roots of an ordered, settled world. It was to be crushed - initially by reason and argument, eventually by torture. Jeffrey Richards examines the wretched lives of heretics, witches, Jews... (read more)

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Charlemagne (Vintage)
Charlemagne (Vintage)
by Derek Wilson
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"Every country has its heroes; men and women, part fact, part legend, who exist to explain and reinforce elements of the national psyche. None has been as powerful and influential as Charles the Great.... While the Charlemagne story illuminates some of... (read more)

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Charlemagne's Survey of the Holy Land: Wealth, Personnel, and Buildings of a Mediterranean Church Between Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Humanities)
Charlemagne's Survey of the Holy Land: Wealth, Personnel, and Buildings of a Mediterranean Church Between Antiquity and the Middle Ages (Dumbarton Oaks Medieval Humanities)
by Michael Mccormick
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Michael McCormick rehabilitates a neglected source from Charlemagne's revival of the Roman empire: the report of a fact-finding mission to the Christian church of the Holy Land. It preserves the most detailed statistical portrait before the Domesday Book... (read more)

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The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time
The Great Mortality: An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time
by John Kelly
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A compelling and harrowing history of the Black Death epidemic that swept through Europe in the      mid-14th century killing 25 million people. It was one of the most devastating human disasters in history. The bodies were sparsely... (read more)

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Penguin History of Medieval Europe (68 Edition)
Penguin History of Medieval Europe (68 Edition)
by Maurice Keen
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A comprehensive, general survey of Europe from the ruins of the Roman Empire to the rise of the Ottoman Turks.... (read more)

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Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages (Perennial Library)
Marriage and the Family in the Middle Ages (Perennial Library)
by Frances Gies
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< center> A compelling, lucid, and highly readable chronicle of medieval life written by the authors of the bestselling < i> Life in a Medieval Castle< /i> and < i> Life in a Medieval City< /i> < /center> < p align... (read more)

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The Middle Ages
The Middle Ages
by Johannes Fried
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Since the fifteenth century, when humanist writers began to speak of a "middle" period in history linking their time to the ancient world, the nature of the Middle Ages has been widely debated. Across the millennium from 500 to 1500, distinguished... (read more)

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Last Crusaders
Last Crusaders
by Barnaby Rogerson
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The Crusades were the bridge between medieval and modern history, between feudalism and colonialism. In many ways, the little explored later Crusades were the most significant of them all, for they made the crisis truly global. The Last Crusaders is... (read more)

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Crusades
Crusades
by Michael Paine
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This book examines the bloody, violent, and sometimes farcical reality behind our images of the Crusades.... (read more)

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History of Private Life #02: Histoire de La Vie Privee, Vol. 2, de L'Europe Feodale a la Renaissance / Renaissance
History of Private Life #02: Histoire de La Vie Privee, Vol. 2, de L'Europe Feodale a la Renaissance / Renaissance
by Georges Duby
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The second volume of A History of Private Life is a treasure trove of rich and colorful detail culled from an astounding variety of sources. This absorbing "secret epic" constructs a vivid picture of peasant and patrician life in the eleventh to... (read more)

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A Most Holy War: The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom
A Most Holy War: The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christendom
by Mark Gregory Pegg
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In January of 1208, a papal legate was murdered on the banks of the Rhone in southern France. A furious Pope Innocent III accused heretics of the crime and called upon all Christians to exterminate heresy between the Garonne and Rhone rivers--a vast... (read more)

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The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
by Jonathan Lyons
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For centuries following the fall of Rome, Western Europe was a benighted backwater, a world of subsistence farming, minimal literacy, and violent conflict. Meanwhile Arab culture was thriving, dazzling those Europeans fortunate enough to visit cities... (read more)

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The Medieval World Complete
The Medieval World Complete
by Robert Bartlett
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re-creates one of the great ages of European civilization through a sequence of spectacular images accompanied by a lively, informed commentary. Organized by topic and thoroughly cross-referenced, this comprehensive volume enables the reader to explore... (read more)

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