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Europe After Wyclif

Beyond the Northlands

The Vikings: The Story of a People

by Njord Kane

The story of the Norse is a Viking adventure in history.

The Norse saga began with the first ancient tribes of Norsemen during the Early Nordic Stone Age. The beginning of the Nordic Ax Culture when primitive...

God's Armies: Crusade and Jihad: Origins, History, Aftermath

by Malcolm Lambert

With ramifications on geopolitics today, a vivid chronicle of the Christian and Islamic struggle to control the sacred places of Palestine and the Middle East between the seventh and thirteenth centuries. Crusade...

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

by Scott G. Bruce

The walking dead from 15 centuries haunt this compendium of ghostly visitations through the ages, exploring the history of our fascination with zombies and other restless souls.


Since ancient times, accounts...


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...

The Vikings

by Rene Chartrand, Keith Durham, Mark Harrison & Ian Heath

The history of the Vikings is bloody and eventful, and Viking warriors capture the popular imagination to this day. They made history, establishing the dukedom of Normandy, providing the Byzantine Emperors'...

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...

The Fifth Crusade in Context: The Crusading Movement in the Early Thirteenth Century

by E.J. Mylod, Guy Perry & Thomas W. Smith

The Fifth Crusade represented a cardinal event in early thirteenth-century history, occurring during what was probably the most intensive period of crusading in both Europe and the Holy Land. Following the controversial...

Crusading at the Edges of Europe: Denmark and Portugal c.1000 - c.1250

by Kurt Villads Jensen

This book is the first to compare Denmark and Portugal systematically in the High Middle Ages and demonstrates how the two countries became strong kingdoms and important powers internationally by their participation...

Anna Komnene

An Anglo-Saxon Cemetry at Collingbourne Ducis, Wiltshire

by Kirsten Egging Dinwiddy & Nick Stoodley

Excavations at Collingbourne Ducis revealed almost the full extent of a late 5th-7th century cemetery first recorded in 1974, providing one of the largest samples of burial remains from Anglo-Saxon Wiltshire....

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 Gempei War 1180–85

by Stephen Turnbull & Giuseppe Rava

Internationally renowned samurai expert Dr Stephen Turnbull delves into a pivotal era of Japanese history in this highly illustrated account of The Gempei War a conflict that defined the age and the ethos of...

Death in Medieval Europe: Death Scripted and Death Choreographed

by Joëlle Rollo-Koster

Death in Medieval Europe: Death Scripted and Death Choreographed explores new cultural research into death and funeral practices in medieval Europe and demonstrates the important relationship between death and...

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...