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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...


The Merovingian Kingdoms 450 - 751

by Ian Wood

Of all Rome's western successors, the Frankish kingdom that emerged in France, Belgium, the Rhineland and Switzerland was the longest lasting and most powerful; yet the Merovingians, who ruled it for nearly...


The South West to 1000 AD

by Malcolm Todd

A unique and detailed history of the south-west of England written in a clear and accessible style. A wondeful resource for any local historian.


The Medieval Town in England 1200-1540

by Richard Holt & Gervase Rosser

This book brings together twelve outstanding articles by eminent historians to throw light on the evolution of medieval towns and the lives of their inhabitants. The essays span the period from the dramatic...


Space in the Medieval West: Places, Territories, and Imagined Geographies

by Meredith Cohen & Fanny Madeline

In the last two decades, research on spatial paradigms and practices has gained momentum across disciplines and periods, including the field of medieval studies. Responding to this 'spatial turn' in the humanities,...


Constantine

by Ramsay MacMullen

This study, first published in 1969, presents an astute and authoritative depiction of the cultural, religious and secular developments which shook the Roman world in the late 3rd and early 4th centuries AD,...


Growth of the Medieval City, The: From Late Antiquity to the Early Fourteenth Century

by David M Nicholas

The first part of David Nicholas's massive two-volume study of the medieval city, this book is a major achievement in its own right. (It is also fully self-sufficient, though many readers will want to use it...


The Early Christian Centuries

by Philip Rousseau

Charting the first six hundred years of the Christian movement, THE EARLY CHRISTIAN CENTURIES carries the reader from the world of second-temple Judaism to the Byzantine age, the rise of Islam, and the beginnings...


The Later Medieval City: 1300-1500

by David M Nicholas

The Later Medieval City, 1300-1500, the second part of David Nicholas's ambitious two-volume study of cities and city life in the Middle Ages, fully lives up to its splendid precursor, The Growth of the Medieval...


The Cathars: Dualist Heretics in Languedoc in the High Middle Ages

by Malcolm Barber

The Cathars are one of the most famous heretical movements of the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries. They infiltrated the highest ranks of society and posed a major threat not only to the Catholic...


The Handley Page Victor: The History & Development of a Classic Jet

by Roger Brooks

The Handley Page Victor was the longest serving V-Bomber with the RAF. It was conceived in 1945 and after much research and development the Mk 1 entered service in the late 1950s to become part of the UK's nuclear...


Technological Innovation in Finance

by Bernado Batiz-Lazo & J Carles Maixé-Altés

In this edited volume the editors highlight the relative importance of European actors in the globalization of technological change by documenting developments in France, Germany, Great Britain, The Netherlands,...


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...


Roman de Brut: Arthurian Chronicles

by Wace & Eugene Mason

The poet Wace produced a remarkable epic poem known as "Roman de Brut" in the 1100s. The poem combined a sweeping history of Britain, along with elements of Arthurian legend and folktales. This twentieth-century...


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,...


Sieges of the Middle Ages

by Philip Warner

In the Middle Ages the castle was an important military and administrative centre, essentially utilitarian in its design and in the purposes it served. Because it played so central a role in medieval history,...


Charles The Bald

by Janet L Nelson

This important and long-awaited study is the first full-scale biography of Charlemagne's grandson, King of the West Franks from 843 to 877, and Emperor from 875. Posterity has not been kind to Charles or his...


The Formation of English Common Law: Law and Society in England from the Norman Conquest to Magna Carta

by John Hudson

During the Anglo-Norman period a concept of law developed, binding ruler and ruled alike and which was based on custom common throughout the country. This was Common Law and it was from this that subsequent...


Albion's People: English Society 1714-1815

by John Rule

This second volume of John Rule's major two-volume portrait of Georgian England is a comprehensive and authoritative survey of eighteenth-century society, incorporating the exciting new research findings of...


John of Gaunt: The Exercise of Princely Power in Fourteenth-Century Europe

by Anthony Goodman

John of Gaunt (1340 -99), Duke of Lancaster and pretender to the throne of Castile, was son to Edward III, uncle to the ill-starred Richard III and father to Henry IV and the Lancastrian line. The richest and...