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Writing the Welsh borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England

by Lindy Brady

This is the first study of the Anglo-Welsh border region in the period before the Norman arrival in England, from the fifth to the twelfth centuries. Its conclusions significantly alter our current picture of...


Rosslyn Treasury

by P.L. Snow

A collection of stories represented by the carvings at Rosslyn Chapel, drawn from the beginnings of the world, Ancient Egypt, the Holy Land, Celtic myth and Scottish history.


Winchester: Swithun's 'City of Happiness and Good Fortune': An Archaeological Assessment

by Patrick Ottaway

This critical assessment of the archaeology of the historic city of Winchester and its immediate environs from earliest times to the present day is the first published comprehensive review of the archaeological...


Ingratiation from the Renaissance to the Present

by Jeff Diamond

Ingratiation from the Renaissance to the Present explores a common ethical problem for intellectuals of the Renaissance: How does one win the favor and patronage of the wealthy and powerful and yet maintain...


Blood Royal: The Wars of the Roses: 1462-1485

by Hugh Bicheno

The concluding volume to this rousing two-part history of the Wars of the Roses, England’s longest and bloodiest civil war, narrated by a master historian. England, 1462.

The Yorkist Edward IV has been king...


A History of Germany in the Middle Ages

by Ernest F. Henderson

"The fortunes and misfortunes of a Charlemagne and Henry IV., of a Barbarossa, a Henry VI. and an Emperor Frederick II... The rise and fall of the mediæval German Empire is in itself a subject boundlessly interesting,...


The Criminalization of Abortion in the West

by Wolfgang P. Müller

Anyone who wants to understand how abortion has been treated historically in the western legal tradition must first come to terms with two quite different but interrelated historical trajectories. On one hand,...


The Roots of Western Finance

by Thomas K. Park & James B. Greenberg

In The Roots of Western Finance: Power, Ethics, and Social Capital in the Ancient World, Thomas K. Park and James B. Greenberg take an anthropological approach to credit. They suggest that financial activities...


Joan of Arc

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life of Joan of Arc in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of Joan of Arc. As the Hundred Years’...


The Dark Ages

by Charles Oman

Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman KBE (1860-1946) was a British military historian.

His reconstructions of medieval battles from the fragmentary and distorted accounts left by chroniclers were pioneering.

Occasionally...


Where Three Worlds Met

by Sarah Davis-Secord

Sicily is a lush and culturally rich island at the center of the Mediterranean Sea. Throughout its history, the island has been conquered and colonized by successive waves of peoples from across the Mediterranean...


Hell and Its Rivals

by Alan E. Bernstein

The idea of punishment after death—whereby the souls of the wicked are consigned to Hell (Gehenna, Gehinnom, or Jahannam)—emerged out of beliefs found across the Mediterranean, from ancient Egypt to Zoroastrian...


After Lavinia

by John Watkins

The Renaissance jurist Alberico Gentili once quipped that, just like comedies, all wars end in a marriage. In medieval and early modern Europe, marriage treaties were a perennial feature of the diplomatic landscape....


Cathay and the Way Thither, Being a Collection of Medieval Notices of China: Volume I

by Henry Yule

'Translated and Edited with a Preliminary Essay on the Intercourse between China and the Western Nations previous to the Discovery of the Cape Route'. Containing the travels of Friar Odoric of Pordenone, 1316-30,...


The Dark Ages - Book III of III

by Charles Oman

Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman KBE (1860-1946) was a British military historian.

His reconstructions of medieval battles from the fragmentary and distorted accounts left by chroniclers were pioneering. Occasionally...


The Dark Ages - Book II of III

by Charles Oman

Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman KBE (1860-1946) was a British military historian.

His reconstructions of medieval battles from the fragmentary and distorted accounts left by chroniclers were pioneering. Occasionally...


The Dark Ages - Book I of III

by Charles Oman

Sir Charles William Chadwick Oman KBE (1860-1946) was a British military historian.

His reconstructions of medieval battles from the fragmentary and distorted accounts left by chroniclers were pioneering. Occasionally...


Michael Psellos on Literature and Art: A Byzantine Perspective on Aesthetics

by Michael Psellos, Charles Barber & Stratis Papaioannou

The ambition of Michael Psellos on Literature and Art is to illustrate an important chapter in the history of Greek literary and art criticism and introduce precisely this aspect of Psellian writing to a wider...


Routledge Revivals: Medieval France (1995): An Encyclopedia

by William W. Kibler & Grover A. Zinn

First published in 1995, Medieval France: An Encyclopedia is the first single-volume reference work on the history and culture of medieval France. It covers the political, intellectual, literary, and musical...


Routledge Revivals: Key Figures in Medieval Europe (2006): An Encyclopedia

by Richard K. Emmerson

First published in 2006, Key Figures in Medieval Europe, brings together in one volume the most important people who lived in medieval Europe between 500 and 1500. Gathered from the biographical entries from...