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The Penguin Book of the Undead: Fifteen Hundred Years of Supernatural Encounters

by Scott G. Bruce

The dead live again in this haunting compendium of ghostly visitations through the ages, exploring the history of our fascination with zombies and other restless souls.

 

Since ancient times, accounts of supernatural...


Northmen

by John Haywood

From Finland to Newfoundland and Jelling to Jerusalem, follow in the wake of the Vikings—a transformative story of a people that begins with paganism and ends in Christendom.

In AD 800, the Scandinavians were...


On Being and Cognition

The High History of the Holy Grail

by Sebastian Evans

The original Book of the Grail was written early in the 13th century, but only fragments of the manuscript survive. Originally titled The High History of the Holy Graal, this book was compiled in 1866 from a...


Warriors, Warlords and Saints: The Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Mercia

by John Hunt

Anglo-Saxon Mercia was a great power in its day, although many aspects of it have been shrouded in myth and mystery. However, recent discoveries, such as the Staffordshire Hoard and the Lichfield Angel, have...


Anna Komnene

Rome Seizes the Trident: The Defeat of Carthaginian Seapower and the Forging of the Roman Empire

by Marc G DeSantis

Seapower played a greater part in ancient empire building than is often appreciated. The Punic Wars, especially the first, were characterized by massive naval battles. The Romans did not even possess a navy...


The Age of Charles Martel

by Paul Fouracre

First glorified as the Saviour of Christendom and then vilified as an enemy of the Church, Charles Martel's career has been written and rewritten from the time of his descendents. This important new study draws...


The Crusader States and their Neighbours: 1098-1291

by P.M. Holt

The book will be welcome for tackling the Crusades from a fresh but important angle; the relations of the Crusader states with their neighbours, both Christian (the Byzantines) and, especially, Islamic â€"...


A History of the Muslim World since 1260: The Making of a Global Community

by Vernon O. Egger

The history of the predominantly Muslim world is examined within the context of world history. It examines political, economic, and broad cultural developments, as well as specifically religious ones. The themes...


Magna Carta

by Ralph Turner

This new history is the first to tell the story of Magna Carta 'through the ages'. No other general work traces its continuing importance in England's political consciousness.  Many books have examined the...


Hospitaller Piety and Crusader Propaganda: Guillaume Caoursin's Description of the Ottoman Siege of Rhodes, 1480

by Theresa M. Vann & Donald J. Kagay

Guillaume Caoursin, the Vice-chancellor of the Order of the Hospital, wrote the Obsidionis Rhodiae urbis descriptio (Description of the Siege of Rhodes) as the official record of the Ottoman siege of the Knights...


Identities and Allegiances in the Eastern Mediterranean after 1204

by Guillaume Saint-Guillain & Judith Herrin

This volume of studies explores a particularly complex period in Byzantine history, the thirteenth century, from the Fourth Crusade to the recapture of Constantinople by exiled leaders from Nicaea. During this...


Joachim of Fiore and the Influence of Inspiration: Essays in Memory of Marjorie E. Reeves (1905-2003)

by Julia Eva Wannenmacher

Joachim of Fiore and the Influence of Inspiration. Essays in Memory of Marjorie E. Reeves (1905-2003) is a title that is deliberately reminiscent of the title of Marjorie Reeves' opus magnum: her book 'The Influence...


Sylvester Syropoulos on Politics and Culture in the Fifteenth-Century Mediterranean: Themes and Problems in the Memoirs, Section IV

by Fotini Kondyli, Vera Andriopoulou & Eirini Panou

The Memoirs of Sylvester Syropoulos is a text written by a Î'yzantine ecclesiastical official in the 15th century. Syropoulos participated in the Council for the union of the Greek and Latin Churches held in...


Galloglas

by John Marsden

Galloglas were mercenary warriors from the Hebrides and West Highlands who settled in Ireland in the later 13th century and achieved an extraordinary prominence on Irish battlefields throughout the three hundred...


Constructing kingship

Robert Holcot

Mystical Resistance

Les mosquées ibadites du djebel Nafusa: Architecture, histoire et religions du nort-ouest de la Libye (VIIe-XIIIe siècle)

by Virginie Prevost

The mosques of the Djebel Nafūsa, little known and under threat, personify the continuity of traditions and faith of the Ibadites, who have retained their grip over the centuries on this rugged landscape, despite...