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Mohammed, Charlemagne and the Origins of Europe
Mohammed, Charlemagne and the Origins of Europe
by Richard Hodges
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'In this book, Richard Hodges and David Whitehouse review the Pirenne thesis and test hypotheses advanced by some of Pirenne's critics in the light of archaeological information from the Mediterranean, northern Europe, and western Asia....The book... (read more)

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The First Crusade (Canto Book)
The First Crusade (Canto Book)
by Steven Runciman
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'Whether the Crusades are regarded as the most romantic of Christian expeditions, or the last of the barbarian invasions, they remain one of the most exciting and colourful adventure stories in history. An army of mounted warriors, travelling with... (read more)

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Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile
Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile
by Julia Fox
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The history books have cast Katherine of Aragon, the first queen of King Henry VIII of England, as the ultimate symbol of the Betrayed Woman, cruelly tossed aside in favor of her husband’s seductive mistress, Anne Boleyn. Katherine’s sister... (read more)

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Medieval Women in Their Communities
Medieval Women in Their Communities
by Diane Watt
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The lives of women in religious communities in late medieval Europe are the main focus of this volume which brings together a body of original research by historians and literary scholars and discusses a variety of such communities in France, Germany and... (read more)

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Satanism and Witchcraft: The Classic Study of Medieval Superstition
Satanism and Witchcraft: The Classic Study of Medieval Superstition
by Jules Michelet
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Michelet's classic study of medieval superstition brings to the general public's attention one of the truly great sociological works of modern times, revealing an age of unbridled pleasure and sensuality, of luxury beyond imagination, and squalor beyond... (read more)

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Atlas of Medieval Europe
Atlas of Medieval Europe
by Angus Mackay
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Covering the period from the fall of the Roman Empire through to the beginnings of the Renaissance, this is an indispensable volume which brings the complex and colourful history of the Middle Ages to life. Key features: * geographical coverage extends... (read more)

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Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade
Medieval Cities: Their Origins and the Revival of Trade
by Henri Pirenne
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Henri Pirenne is best known for his provocative argument--known as the "Pirenne thesis" and familiar to all students of medieval Europe--that it was not the invasion of the Germanic tribes that destroyed the civilization of antiquity, but rather the... (read more)

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Illustrated History of the World the Fa
Illustrated History of the World the Fa
by J M Roberts
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The Illustrated History of the World is a lavishly illustrated edition of J. M. Roberts's bestselling History of the World. Now completely revised and updated, each volume of this comprehensive reference work traces the tumultuous story of humankind from... (read more)

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Black Death
Black Death
by Sean Martin
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The Black Death is the name most commonly given to the pandemic of bubonic plague that ravaged the medieval world in the late 1340s. Sean Martin looks at the origins of the disease and traces its terrible march through Europe from the Italian cities to... (read more)

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Medieval Foundations of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 400-1400 (Yale Intellectual History of the West)
Medieval Foundations of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 400-1400 (Yale Intellectual History of the West)
by Marcia L Colish
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This magisterial book is an analysis of the course of Western intellectual history between A.D. 400 and 1400. The book is arranged in two parts: the first surveys the comparative modes of thought and varying success of Byzantine, Latin-Christian, and... (read more)

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Feudal Society, Volume 2: Social Classes and Political Organization
Feudal Society, Volume 2: Social Classes and Political Organization
by Marc Bloch
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"Few have set themselves to the formidable task of reconstructing and analyzing a whole human environment; fewer still have succeeded. Bloch dared to do this and was successful; therein lies the enduring achievement of Feudal Society."—Charles... (read more)

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The Autumn of the Middle Ages
The Autumn of the Middle Ages
by Johan Huizinga
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"Here is the first full translation into English of one of the 20th century's few undoubted classics of history." —Washington Post Book World The Autumn of the Middle Ages is Johan Huizinga's classic portrait of life, thought, and art in... (read more)

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Charlemagne (06 Edition)
Charlemagne (06 Edition)
by Derek A. 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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God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215
God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215
by David Levering Lewis
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Hailed by critics as an essential book, God's Crucible is a bold, new interpretation of Islamic Spain and the birth of Europe from one of our greatest historians. David Levering Lewis's narrative, filled with accounts of some of the greatest battles in... (read more)

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The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe (World History Series)
The Black Death: Natural and Human Disaster in Medieval Europe (World History Series)
by Robert S Gottfried
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A fascinating work of detective history, The Black Death traces the causes and far-reaching consequences of this infamous outbreak of plague that spread across the continent of Europe from 1347 to 1351. Drawing on sources as diverse as monastic... (read more)

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Charlemagne: The Formation of a European Identity
Charlemagne: The Formation of a European Identity
by Rosamon Mckitterick
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Charlemagne is often claimed as the greatest ruler in Europe before Napoleon. In this magisterial new study, Rosamond McKitterick re-examines Charlemagne the ruler and his reputation. She analyses the narrative representations of Charlemagne produced... (read more)

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Economic and Social History of Medicine
Economic and Social History of Medicine
by Henri Pirenne
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A great Belgian historian recounts the economic and social evolution of Western Europe from the end of the Roman Empire to the mid-fifteenth century. Translated by I. E. Clegg.... (read more)

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Women in Early Medieval Europe, 400-1100 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)
Women in Early Medieval Europe, 400-1100 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)
by Lisa M Bitel
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This history of the early European middle ages combines the rich literature of women's history with original research in mainstream history and traditional chronology. Beginning at the end of the Roman empire, the book recreates the lives of ordinary... (read more)

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Christian Society and the Crusades, 1198-1229: Sources in Translation, Including the Capture of (Middle Ages)
Christian Society and the Crusades, 1198-1229: Sources in Translation, Including the Capture of (Middle Ages)
by Edward M Peters
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During the thirteenth century, the widespread conviction that the Christian lands in Syria and Palestine were of utmost importance to Christendom, and that their loss was a sure sign of God's displeasure with Christian society, pervaded nearly all... (read more)

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Sea of Faith: Islam and Christianity in the Medieval Mediterranean World
Sea of Faith: Islam and Christianity in the Medieval Mediterranean World
by Stephen Oshea
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From the sixth through the sixteenth centuries, the faiths of Islam and Christianity contended for primacy in the Mediterranean world. At times acrimonious, at other times harmonious, the encounter between the two creeds in the Middle Ages provides a... (read more)

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