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Medieval Bosa

by Fernanda Poli

The book provides an updated reading on the fortification of the city of Bosa, and the castle church, the Palatine chapel of the judges of Arborea, from an architectural and artistic perspective. Particular...


Saccargia

by Fernanda Poli

The book provides a detailed description of the architectural structure and the different phases of construction of the monastic complex. Particular attention is devoted to the pictorial cycle, to the architectural...


Religious Art in France of the Thirteenth Century

by Emile Mâle

Classic by noted art historian focuses on French cathedrals of the 13th century as apotheosis of medieval style. Iconography, bestiaries, illustrated calendars, gospels, secular history, many other aspects....


England's Marvelous Gothic Cathedrals and Churches

by Richard Moore & Sawon Hong

This substantive, easy-to-use guide to selected English gothic cathedrals and churches provides profiles of thirteen important religious buildings, including eleven cathedrals, one abbey, and one chapel. The...


Arts of Allusion

by Margaret S. Graves

The art of the object reached unparalleled heights in the medieval Islamic world, yet the intellectual dimensions of ceramics, metalwares, and other plastic arts in this milieu have not always been acknowledged....


Samurai Castles

by Jennifer Mitchelhill & David Green

Samurai Castles features hundreds of stunning color photographs and little-known details about the most important and well-preserved Samurai castles in Japan, including their history, design and military features....


Building Anglo-Saxon England

by John Blair

A radical rethinking of the Anglo-Saxon world that draws on the latest archaeological discoveries

This beautifully illustrated book draws on the latest archaeological discoveries to present a radical reappraisal...


East Timor (Timo Leste)

by Owen Peter

East Timor (Timo Leste) History, Government and Politics, People, Culture and Religion. From the 16th century onwards, East Timor was a Portuguese colony known as Portuguese Timor. The rest of the island 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.


The Framing of Sacred Space

by Jelena Bogdanovic

The Framing of Sacred Space offers the first topical study of canopies as essential spatial and symbolic units in Byzantine-rite churches. Centrally planned columnar structures--typically comprised of four columns...


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.


Islamic Palace Architecture in the Western Mediterranean

by Felix Arnold

Palaces like the Aljafer?a and the Alhambra rank among the highest achievements of the Islamic world. In recent years archaeological work at C?rdoba, Kairouan and many other sites has vastly increased our knowledge...


The Feudal System Uncovered- Children's Medieval History Books

by Baby Professor

It’s interesting to note that during the middle ages, Europe used a feudal system of government and society. What is the feudal system? What are its features, strengths and limitations? Find the answers in...


Manors in Medieval Times-Children's Medieval History Books

by Baby Professor

In the Medieval times, the world looked different. There were no gadgets and homes didn't have electricity. Isn't it interesting to step into a time machine just to see how life was like in those dark days?...


Castles in Japan

by Morton S. Schmorleitz

Behind the glossy facade of modern Japan there survive remnants—some of them surprisingly well preserved—of the country's feudal past, of warlords and fighting samurai, of shoguns and sequestered emperors,...


From Castle to Teahouse: Japanese Architecture of the Momoyama Period

by John B. Kirby, Jr

The Momoyama period of Japanese art history, at the turn of the 16th century, is perhaps best known to the West through the resplendent paintings of the Kano masters and their fellow artists. Yet this same period...


Toledo Cathedral

by Tom Nickson

Medieval Toledo is famous as a center of Arabic learning and as a home to sizable Jewish, Muslim, and Christian communities. Yet its cathedral—one of the largest, richest, and best preserved in all of Europe—is...


Medieval Heresy and the Inquisition: How the Vatican Got Away with the Murders of Millions of Innocent People

by Arthur S. Turberville & William Garner

Arthur S. Turberville details the Vatican's doctrine underlying the violent Roman Inquisition, which was used to suppress all opponents to the Roman Catholic Church's well-established religion. This book is...