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The Medieval Soldier

by Vesey Norman

The author outlines the development of the undisciplined barbarian war bands of the Dark Ages into the feudal armies of the early Middle Ages. It deals with the arms and equipments of the soldier, not only from...


The Templar Treasure: An Investigation

by Tobias Daniel Wabbel

Following author Tobias Wabbel’s research and investigation throughout Europe, this book solves the mystery of the treasure of the Knights Templar. The most up-to-date archeological and historical information...


The Complete Works of Chaucer In Middle English

by Geoffrey Chaucer

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Geoffrey Chaucer in Middle English:

The Canterbury Tales

The Book of the Duchess

The House of Fame

Anelida and Arcite

The Parliament of Fowls

Boece

Troilus...


The Crusades: The Authoritative History of the War for the Holy Land

by Thomas Asbridge

The Crusades is an authoritative, accessible single-volume history of the brutal struggle for the Holy Land in the Middle Ages. Thomas Asbridge—a renowned historian who writes with “maximum vividness”...


428 AD: An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire

by Giusto Traina & Averil Cameron

This is a sweeping tour of the Mediterranean world from the Atlantic to Persia during the last half-century of the Roman Empire. By focusing on a single year not overshadowed by an epochal event, 428 AD provides...


The Medieval Mind: A History of the Development of Thought and Emotion in the Middle Ages

by Henry Osborn Taylor

Lasting from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries AD, the medieval period was a crucial time of transformation and growth, setting the stage for the flowering of knowledge and culture that would come to pass...


The Concise History of the Crusades

by Thomas F. Madden

What is the relationship between the medieval crusades and the problems of the modern Middle East? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of Muslim jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden...


Templars: History and Myth: From Solomon's Temple to the Freemasons

by Michaël Haag

An order of warrior monks founded to protect pilgrims to Jerusalem, the Templars were among the wealthiest and most powerful bodies in the medieval world. Yet two centuries later, they were arrested, accused...


The Agincourt War: A Military History of the Hundred Years War from 1369 to 1453

by Alfred H. Burne

Henry V's stunning victory at Agincourt was a pivotal battle of the Hundred Years War, reviving England's military fortunes and changing forever the course of European warfare.

In this exciting and readable...


Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors

by Brian A. Catlos

An in-depth portrait of the Crusades-era Mediterranean world, and a new understanding of the forces that shaped it

In Infidel Kings and Unholy Warriors, the award-winning scholar Brian Catlos puts us on the ground...


A New Excalibur: The Development of the Tank 1909-1939

by A J Smithers

The idea of a mobile strong-point, out of which the tank developed, probably occurred to most minds after our first experience of attacking strongly entrenched positions; I first heard it suggested by an Intelligence...


A History of Witchcraft in England: From 1558 to 1718

by Wallace Notestein

Many historical treatments of witchcraft tend to be somewhat sensationalistic and cartoonish. Not so with Wallace Notestein's measured, intellectual take on the subject in A History of Witchcraft in England,...


The Medieval World

by Peter Linehan & Janet L. Nelson

This groundbreaking collection brings the Middle Ages to life and conveys the distinctiveness of this diverse, constantly changing period. Thirty-eight scholars bring together one medieval world from many disparate...


Medieval Punishments: An Illustrated History of Torture

by William Andrews

“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...


Becoming Charlemagne

by Jeff Sypeck

On Christmas morning in the year 800, Pope Leo III placed the crown of imperial Rome on the brow of a Germanic king named Karl. With one gesture, the man later hailed as Charlemagne claimed his empire and forever...


The Great Mortality

by John Kelly

La moria grandissima began its terrible journey across the European and Asian continents in 1347, leaving unimaginable devastation in its wake. Five years later, twenty-five million people were dead, felled...


King Robert the Bruce

by A. F. Murison

This in-depth historical account focuses on the life, accomplishments and influence of Robert I, also known as Robert the Bruce, who was the king of Scots in the period 1306-1329. Offering a detailed and even-handed...


Sleepwalking into a New World: The Emergence of Italian City Communes in the Twelfth Century

by Chris Wickham

Amid the disintegration of the Kingdom of Italy in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, a new form of collective government—the commune—arose in the cities of northern and central Italy. Sleepwalking into...


Holinshed's Nation: Ideals, Memory, and Practical Policy in the Chronicles

by Igor Djordjevic

Raphael Holinshed's account of English history from 1377-1485 in the Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland is most well-known as the source of Shakespeare's English history plays. Although the Chronicles...


The Atlantic World

by D'Maris Coffman, Adrian Leonard & William O'Reilly

As the meeting point between Europe, colonial America, and Africa, the history of the Atlantic world is a constantly shifting arena, but one which has been a focus of huge and vibrant debate for many years....