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The First and Second Italian Wars 1494-1504

by Julian Romane Pen and Sword Military (August 30, 2020)

The First and Second Italian Wars describes the course of military operations and political machinations in Italy from 1494 to 1504. The narrative begins with the French conquest of much of Italy. But the French...


The Galatians

by John D Grainger Pen and Sword History (August 30, 2020)

The eastern Celtic tribes, known to the Greeks as Galatians, exploited the waning of Macedonian power after Alexander the Great’s death to launch increasingly ambitious raids and expeditions into the Balkans....


The Habsburgs

by Martyn Rady Basic Books (August 25, 2020)

The definitive history of the dynasty that dominated Europe for centuries

In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world they built -- and then lost -- over nearly a millennium....


The Sea Kings

by R. Andrew McDonald John Donald (July 28, 2020)

The archipelagic kingdoms of Man and the Isles that flourished from the last quarter of the eleventh century down to the middle of the thirteenth century represent two forgotten kingdoms of the medieval British...


Re-imagining Periphery

by Charlotta Hillerdal & Kristin Ilves Oxbow Books (June 30, 2020)

This edited volume delves into the current state of Iron Age and Early Medieval research in the North. Over the last two decades of archaeological explorations, theoretical vanguards, and introduction of new...


My Life as a Replica

by Sally Foster & Sian Jones Windgather Press (May 31, 2020)

In 1970 a concrete replica of the St John’s Cross arrived in Iona sitting incongruously on the deck of a puffer delivering the island’s annual supply of coal. What is the story behind this intriguing replica?...


Living in Medieval England

by Kathryn Warner Pen and Sword History (May 30, 2020)

1326 was one of the most dramatic years in English history. The queen of England, Isabella of France, invaded the country with an army of mercenaries to destroy her husband's powerful and detested lover, Hugh...


Dracula

by Kurt Treptow & Radu Florescu Center for Romanian Studies (May 06, 2020)

Dracula – the fifteenth century Romanian prince, also known as Vlad the Impaler [?epe?], is one of the most fascinating personalities of medieval history. Even during his own lifetime, his true story became...


The Holy Shroud

by Gary Vikan Pegasus Books (May 05, 2020)

A towering figure in the art world unravels the mystery of the world’s most controversial relic.

The history of the Christian church is strewn with holy relics and artifacts, none more controversial than the...


The Mighty Warrior Kings

by Philip J Potter Pen and Sword History (April 30, 2020)

The Mighty Warrior Kings traces the history of early Europe through the biographies of nine kings, who had the courage, determination and martial might to establish their dominance over the fragmented remnants...


The Accursed Tower

by Roger Crowley & Matt Kugler Basic Books (November 05, 2019)

From a New York Times-bestselling author, a stirring account of the siege of Acre in 1291, when the last Christian stronghold fell to the Muslim army The 1291 siege of Acre was the Alamo of the Christian Crusades...


The Persecution of the Knights Templar

by Alain Demurger Pegasus Books (January 01, 2019)

The trial of the Knights Templar is one of the most infamous in history. Accused of heresy by the king of France, the Templars were arrested and imprisoned, had their goods seized and their monasteries ransacked....


The Black Prince

by Michael Jones Pegasus Books (May 01, 2018)

As a child he was given his own suit of armor; at the age of sixteen, he helped defeat the French at Crécy. At Poitiers, in 1356, his victory over King John II of France forced the French into a humiliating...


Northumberland

by Craig Armstrong Pen and Sword (March 30, 2018)

Northumberland…to the Romans it was Ad Fines, the limit of the Empire, the end of the Roman World. It was here in 122 AD that the Emperor Hadrian decided to build a wall stretching from coast-to-coast to provide...


The Hundred Years' War

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (April 09, 2017)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Hundred Years' War in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Hundred Years' War....


After the Prophet

by Lesley Hazleton Blackstone Publishing (June 14, 2016)

In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever....


Luther's Fortress

by James Reston & David Cochran Heath Blackstone Publishing (May 05, 2015)

From a celebratedreligious scholar comes a riveting account of the Catholic Church's failedattempt to crush Martin Luther and his Reformation.

In 1521, the CatholicChurch was hunting for Martin Luther. Angered...


The Edge of the World

by Michael Pye Pegasus Books (April 15, 2015)

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...


Exploring English Castles

by Edd Morris Skyhorse (April 07, 2015)

A guide to some of the most historical and picturesque castles in England for romantics and Anglophiles alike.

Castles have shaped England. For almost one thousand years, castles have been the settings of siege...


A Great and Terrible King

by Marc Morris Pegasus Books (March 15, 2015)

The first major biography of a truly formidable king, whose reign was one of the most dramatic and important of the entire Middle Ages, leading to war and conquest on an unprecedented scale.

Edward I is familiar...


The Crusades

by Andrew Jotischky Oneworld Publications (January 29, 2015)

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...


Finding Arthur

by Adam Ardrey Abrams Press (October 28, 2014)

The legend of King Arthur has been told and retold for centuries. As the king who united a nation, his is the story of England itself. But what if Arthur wasn't English at all? As writer and Arthurian scholar...


The Third Horseman

by William Rosen & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (May 15, 2014)

How a seven-yearcycle of rain, cold, disease, and warfare created the worst famine in Europeanhistory

In May 1315 it started to rain. It didn't stop anywhere innorth Europe until August. Next came the four coldest...


The Last White Rose

by Desmond Seward Pegasus Books (April 15, 2014)

One of the most dramatic periods of British history, the Wars of the Roses didn't end at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485. Despite the death of Richard III and Henry VII's victory, it continued underground into...


Blood Royal

by Eric Jager & Rene Auberjonois Little, Brown & Company (February 25, 2014)

A riveting true story of murder and detection in 15th-century Paris, by one of the most brilliant medievalists of his generation.

On a chilly November night in 1407, Louis of Orleans was murdered by a band of...


Medieval Punishments

by William Andrews Skyhorse (August 01, 2013)

"The brank may be described simply as an iron framework; which was placed on the head, closing it in a kind of cage; it had in front a plate of iron, which, either sharpened or covered with spikes, was so situated...


The Plantagenets

by Dan Jones & Clive Chafer Blackstone Publishing (April 18, 2013)

The first Plantagenet king inherited a blood-soaked kingdom from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic history, Dan Jones vividly resurrects...


Inventing the Middle Ages

by Norman F. Cantor & Frederick Davidson Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

In this groundbreaking work, Norman Cantor explains how our current notion of the Middle Ages--with its vivid images of wars, tournaments, plagues, saints and kings, knights and ladies--was born in the twentieth...


The Archaeology of Medieval Novgorod in Context

by Nikolaj Makarov & Evgenij Nosov Oxbow Books (January 31, 2012)

Novgorod is one of the most intensively and continuously studied urban sites in northern Europe. The excellent preservation of organic and inorganic material in its anaerobic soils, including the structural...


The Holy Place

by Henry Lincoln Arcade (November 21, 2011)

From the coauthor of Holy Blood, Holy Graila basis for The Da Vinci Codecomes a deeper exploration of the secrets of Rennes-le-Château. In 1982, Henry Lincoln, along with colleagues Michael Baigent and Richard...


Butrint 3

by William Bowden & Richard Hodges Oxbow Books (September 08, 2011)

This engaging and well-illustrated volume describes the excavations of a large urban sector, the so-called Triconch Palace, of the Adriatic seaport of Butrint. In so doing it adds to the new paradigm for the...


Secret Societies

by John Lawrence Reynolds Arcade (September 01, 2011)

They generate fear, suspicion, and--above all--fascination. Secret societies thrive among us, yet they remain shrouded in mystery. Their secrecy suggests, to many, sacrilege or crime, and their loyalties are...


The Temple and the Lodge

by Michael Baigent & Richard Leigh Arcade (April 01, 2011)

Coauthors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh recount the events that led to the strange and sudden disappearance of the Knights Templar in the fourteenth century and their reappearance...


Calendars and Years II

by John M. Steele Oxbow Books (February 15, 2011)

Understanding the calendars used by ancient and medieval cultures is essential to the writing of history. Equally important, however, is understanding the basis upon which our current knowledge of these calendars...


The Bayeux Tapestry

by Michael J. Lewis, Gale R. Owen-Crocker & Dan Terkla Oxbow Books (January 15, 2011)

The Bayeux Tapestry, perhaps the most famous, yet enigmatic, of medieval artworks, was the subject of an international conference at the British Museum in July 2008. This volume publishes 19 of 26 papers delivered...


Medieval People

by Eileen Power & Roe Kendall Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2010)

In this classic of social history, the author describes the lives of five lesser-known men and women of the Middle Ages, as well as one famous one. She draws on account books, records, letters, diaries, and...


Medieval Art in the Christian West

by Victoria Charles & Klaus H. Carl Parkstone International (February 26, 2020)

September 4, 476 A. D. marked the end of the Western Roman Empire. After several centuries of prosperity, Europe sank into chaos. With Charlemagne, a new dynamic begins that of a civilising reconstruction. The...


A World Lit Only by Fire

by William Manchester & Barrett Whitener Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2007)

The preeminent popular history of civilization’s rebirth after the Dark Ages

From tales of chivalrous knights to the barbarity of trial by ordeal, no era has been a greater source of awe, horror, and wonder...


Medieval Science

by Jack Sanders, Edwin Newman, Jack Sommer & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (February 07, 2006)

Many believe the “Middle Ages” lacked progress, yet during this time algebra was developed, and Islamic scholars preserved and extended Greek thought (which otherwise was lost). Metallurgy (and its speculative...