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The A to Z of the Crusades

by Corliss K. Slack

This one-volume overview provides an accessible reference work for scholars, students, and general readers on the period with numerous entries on key persons, places, events, battles and sieges, use of weapons...


Saracen Strongholds AD 630-1050: The Middle East and Central Asia

by David Nicolle & Adam Hook

The Islamic world developed its own highly sophisticated, effective and varied style of fortification. It drew upon pre-existing Romano-Byzantine, Iranian, Central Asian and Indian traditions of military architecture,...


Scottish Baronial Castles 1250-1450

by Michael Brown & Adam Hook

Devastated by the civil wars of the 17th century or by the neglect and deliberate destruction of their owners who saw them as archaic and barbaric, the vast majority of Scottish baronial castles built between...


English Castles 1200-1300

by Christopher Gravett & Adam Hook

The simple castles raised after the Norman conquest had been developed throughout 11th and 12th centuries, whilst the introduction of Islamic and Byzantine fortification techniques from the late 12th century...


Tannenberg 1410: Disaster for the Teutonic Knights

by Stephen Turnbull & Richard Hook

By 1400 the long running conflict between the Order of Teutonic Knights and Poland and Lithuania was coming to a head, partly as a result of the Order’s meddling in the internal politics of its neighbours....


William Wallace

by James Mackay

Sir William Wallace of Ellerslie is one of history's greatest heroes, but also one of its greatest enigmas - a shadowy figure whose edges have been blurred by myth and legend. Even the date and place of his...


Mary Queen of Scots

by James Mackay

In My End Is My Beginning is the story of Mary Queen of Scots (1542-87), the tragic heroine par excellence. Queen of an unfamiliar and troubled nation when she was a week old, it was her misfortune to be a pawn...


Culture Clash: An International Legal Perspective on Ethnic Discrimination

by Anne-Marie Mooney Cotter

This book provides readers with a better understanding of the issue of ethnic discrimination and inequality. It aims to increase the likelihood of achieving equality at both the national and international levels...


Language and Power in the Early Middle Ages

by Patrick J. Geary

Language and ideology in the scholarship of the late Middle Ages


History as Prelude: Muslims and Jews in the Medieval Mediterranean

by Joseph Montville, Mark R. Cohen & Olivia Remie Constable

This collection of essays by seven scholars is a straightforward narrative of real world—intellectual, commercial, spiritual, philosophical, scientific, esthetic—creative engagement among Jews, Muslims,...


The Armenians in the Medieval Islamic World: Armenian Realpolitik in the Islamic World and Diverging ParadigmsCase of Cilicia Eleventh to Fourteenth C

by Seta B. Dadoyan

In the second volume, Seta B. Dadoyan explores the Armenian condition from the 970s to the end of the fourteenth century. This period marked the gradual loss of semi-autonomy on the traditional mainland and...


Christianity and Islam Under the Sultans, Volume II

by Frederick William Hasluck

Originally published in 1929, Hasluck's study examines the religious-social changes wrought by the imposition of Islam over Christianity in Asia Minor. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's...


Otterburn 1388: Bloody Border Conflict

by Peter Armstrong & Stephen Walsh

In his Chronicles, Froissart describes Otterburn as ‘the best fought and the most severe’ battle of his time. Fought at Redesdale in Northumberland in August 1388, the battle originated from the ongoing...


Medieval European Armies

by Terence Wise & Gerry Embleton

Almost continual warfare raged in Europe during the period 1300-1500. These wars were the furnaces in which many of the modern European nations were forged. Parallel with this emergence of the nations came the...


The Chronicle of Duke Erik: A Verse Epic from Medieval Sweden

by Peter C. Hogg, Erik Carlquist & Eva Osterberg

Written in the 14th century and enjoying a Swedish national status similar to the English Beowulf, this fascinating tale with many levels of meaning reflects the ideals of politics and aesthetics typical of...


Conflicting Femininities in Medieval German Literature

by Karina Marie Ash

Conflicting Femininities in Medieval German Literature illuminates anxieties about women's roles in society in light of lay religious movements during the High Middle Ages and explains how these anxieties are...


Translating the Middle Ages

by Karen L. Fresco & D. Wright

Drawing on approaches from literary studies, history, linguistics and art history, and ranging from Late Antiquity to the sixteenth century, this collection views 'translation' broadly as the adaptation and...


The Cult of Saint Katherine of Alexandria in Late-Medieval Nuremberg: Saint and the City

by Anne Simon

Saint Katherine of Alexandria was - after the Virgin Mary - arguably the most important female religious figure within medieval Europe. Yet despite this many gaps in our knowledge remain as regards the significance...


An Environmental History of the Middle Ages: The Crucible of Nature

by John Aberth

The Middle Ages was a critical and formative time for Western approaches to our natural surroundings. An Environmental History of the Middle Ages is a unique and unprecedented cultural survey of attitudes...


Remembering Boethius: Writing Aristocratic Identity in Late Medieval French and English Literatures

by Elizabeth Elliott

Remembering Boethius explores the rich intersection between the reception of Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy and the literary construction of aristocratic identity. Elliott presents new interpretations...