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The bloody Albigensian Crusade launched against the Cathar heretics of southern France in the early thirteenth century is infamous for its brutality and savagery, even by the standards of the Middle Ages. It was marked by massacres and acts of appalling cruelty, deeds commonly ascribed to the role of religious ...
Kill Them All: Cathars and Carnage in the Albigensian Crusade
The bloody Albigensian Crusade launched against the Cathar heretics of southern France in the early thirteenth century is infamous for its brutality and savagery, even by the standards of the Middle Ages. It was marked by massacres and acts of appalling cruelty, deeds commonly ascribed to the role of religious fanaticism. Here, in the first military history of the whole conflict, Sean McGlynn tells the story of the crusade through its epic sieges of seemingly impregnable fortresses, desperate battles and destructive campaigns, and offers expert analysis of the warfare involved, revealing the crusade in a different light - as a bloody territorial conquest in which acts of terror were perpetrated to secure military aims rather than religious ones. The dramatic events of the crusade and its colourful leading characters - Simon de Montfort, Louis the Lion, Innocent III, Peter of Aragon, Count Raymond of Toulouse - are brought to life through the voices of contemporary writers who fought and experienced it.
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Kill Them All: Cathars and Carnage in the Albigensian Crusade

by Sean McGlynn
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In Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France, Tracy Adams offers a reevaluation of Christine de Pizan's literary engagement with contemporary politics. Adams locates Christine's works within a detailed narrative of the complex history of the dispute between the Burgundians and the Armagnacs, the two largest political factions in ...
Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France
In Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France, Tracy Adams offers a reevaluation of Christine de Pizan's literary engagement with contemporary politics. Adams locates Christine's works within a detailed narrative of the complex history of the dispute between the Burgundians and the Armagnacs, the two largest political factions in fifteenth-century France. Contrary to what many scholars have long believed, Christine consistently supported the Armagnac faction throughout her literary career and maintained strong ties to Louis of Orleans and Isabeau of Bavaria. By focusing on the historical context of the Armagnac-Burgundian feud at different moments and offering close readings of Christine's poetry and prose, Adams shows the ways in which the writer was closely engaged with and influenced the volatile politics of her time.
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31.450000 USD

Christine de Pizan and the Fight for France

by Tracy Adams
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The Carolingian period represented a Golden Age for the abbey of St Gall, an Alpine monastery in modern-day Switzerland. Its bloom of intellectual activity resulted in an impressive number of scholarly texts being copied into often beautifully written manuscripts, many of which survive in the abbey's library to this day. ...
The Irish Scholarly Presence at St. Gall: Networks of Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages
The Carolingian period represented a Golden Age for the abbey of St Gall, an Alpine monastery in modern-day Switzerland. Its bloom of intellectual activity resulted in an impressive number of scholarly texts being copied into often beautifully written manuscripts, many of which survive in the abbey's library to this day. Among these books are several of Irish origin, while others contain works of learning originally written in Ireland. This study explores the practicalities of the spread of this Irish scholarship to St Gall and the reception it received once there. In doing so, this book for the first time investigates a part of the network of knowledge that fed this important Carolingian centre of learning with scholarship. By focusing on scholarly works from Ireland, this study also sheds light on the contribution of the Irish to the Carolingian revival of learning. While the surviving copies of their works of learning are ample evidence of the influence by the Irish, the `who' and `how' of the spread of their scholarship is not well-understood. Historians have often assumed a special relationship between Ireland and the abbey of St Gall, which was built on the grave of the Irish saint Gallus. This book studies the Irish contribution to intellectual life at the abbey of St. Gall and scrutinises this notion of a special connection. The result is a new viewpoint on the spread and reception of Irish learning in the Carolingian period.
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119.700000 USD

The Irish Scholarly Presence at St. Gall: Networks of Knowledge in the Early Middle Ages

by Sven Meeder
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The wool trade was undoubtedly one of the most important elements of the British economy throughout the medieval period - even the seat occupied by the speaker of the House of lords rests on a woolsack. In The Wealth of England Susan Rose brings together the social, economic and political ...
The Wealth of England: The medieval wool trade and its political importance 1100-1600
The wool trade was undoubtedly one of the most important elements of the British economy throughout the medieval period - even the seat occupied by the speaker of the House of lords rests on a woolsack. In The Wealth of England Susan Rose brings together the social, economic and political strands in the development of the wool trade and show how and why it became so important. The author looks at the lives of prominent wool-men; gentry who based their wealth on producing this commodity like the Stonors in the Chilterns, canny middlemen who rose to prominence in the City of London like Nicholas Brembre and Richard (Dick) Whittington, and men who acquired wealth and influence like William de la Pole of Hull. She examines how the wealth made by these and other wool-men transformed the appearance of the leading centres of the trade with magnificent churches and other buildings. The export of wool also gave England links with Italian trading cities at the very time that the Renaissance was transforming cultural life. The complex operation of the trade is also explained with the role of the Staple at Calais to the fore leading to a discussion on the way the policy of English kings, especially in the fourteenth century, was heavily influenced by trade in this one commodity. No other book has treated this subject holistically with its influence on the course of English history made plain.
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The Wealth of England: The medieval wool trade and its political importance 1100-1600

by Susan Rose
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This is the first book devoted to the cultural history in the pre-modern period of people we now describe as having learning disabilities. Using an interdisciplinary approach, including historical semantics, medicine, natural philosophy and law, it considers a neglected field of social and medical history and makes an original contribution ...
Fools and Idiots?: Intellectual Disability in the Middle Ages
This is the first book devoted to the cultural history in the pre-modern period of people we now describe as having learning disabilities. Using an interdisciplinary approach, including historical semantics, medicine, natural philosophy and law, it considers a neglected field of social and medical history and makes an original contribution to the problem of a shifting concept such as 'idiocy'. Medieval physicians, lawyers and the schoolmen of the emerging universities wrote the texts which shaped medieval definitions of intellectual ability and its counterpart, disability. In studying such texts, which form part of our contemporary scientific and cultural heritage, we gain a better understanding of which people were considered to be intellectually disabled and how their participation and inclusion in society differed from the situation today.
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Fools and Idiots?: Intellectual Disability in the Middle Ages

by Irina Metzler
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Julian Romane examines the military events behind the emergence of the Sui and Tang dynasties in the period 581-626 AD. Narrating the campaigns and battles, he analyses in detail the strategy and tactics employed, a central theme being the collision of the steppe cavalry with Chinese infantry armies. By the ...
Rise of the Tang Dynasty: The Reunification of China and the Military Response to the Steppe Nomads (AD581-626)
Julian Romane examines the military events behind the emergence of the Sui and Tang dynasties in the period 581-626 AD. Narrating the campaigns and battles, he analyses in detail the strategy and tactics employed, a central theme being the collision of the steppe cavalry with Chinese infantry armies. By the fourth century AD, horse nomads had seized northern China. Conflict with these Turkic interlopers continued throughout the 5th and most of the 6th century. The emergence of the Sui dynasty (581-618) brought some progress but internal weakness led to their rapid collapse. The succeeding House of Tang, however, provided the necessary stability and leadership to underpin military success. This was largely the achievement of Li Shimin, who later became the second Tang Emperor. By the start of Li Shimin s reign as Emperor Tang Taizong, effective military organizations had been developed and China reunified. His military campaigns are examples of tactical and strategic virtuosity that demonstrate the application of the distinctive Chinese way of war expounded in Chinese military manuals, including Li Shimin s own writings.
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34.11 USD

Rise of the Tang Dynasty: The Reunification of China and the Military Response to the Steppe Nomads (AD581-626)

by Julian Romane
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This book focuses on aspects of Islamic thought in Iran and Yemen, and other regions of the Middle East, from the ninth to the fifteenth century CE, through a close study of manuscript materials. The book's seventeen chapters are arranged under five rubrics: Mu'tazilism, Zaydism in Iran and in Yemen, ...
Studies in Medieval Islamic Intellectual Traditions
This book focuses on aspects of Islamic thought in Iran and Yemen, and other regions of the Middle East, from the ninth to the fifteenth century CE, through a close study of manuscript materials. The book's seventeen chapters are arranged under five rubrics: Mu'tazilism, Zaydism in Iran and in Yemen, Twelver Shi'ism, Mysticism, and Bibliographical Traditions. The appearance of these studies together in a single volume makes this book a significant and welcome contribution to the field of classical Islamic Studies. Th
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Studies in Medieval Islamic Intellectual Traditions

by Sabine Schmidtke, Hassan Ansari
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This book explores the role of the castle in warfare in England and Wales, focusing on the period from the Norman Conquest to the reign of Henry VIII. Previous authors have tended to concentrate on the architecture of castles and on establishing a narrative of how castles changed throughout the ...
The Castle at War in Medieval England and Wales
This book explores the role of the castle in warfare in England and Wales, focusing on the period from the Norman Conquest to the reign of Henry VIII. Previous authors have tended to concentrate on the architecture of castles and on establishing a narrative of how castles changed throughout the Middle Ages, which can be characterised as their 'rise and fall'. Instead this book adopts a new approach by discussing castles in relation to the military history of medieval England and Wales, with chapters covering specific conflicts such as the Normans, the twelfth century civil war, known as the Anarchy, War on the Frontiers, War with Scotland, The Owen Glendower Rebellion and the Wars of the Roses. It therefore combines two popular topics, medieval military history and castles, in one book. In this highly readable and groundbreaking book, the 'story' of the castle is integrated into changes in warfare throughout this period providing us with a new understanding of their role.
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The Castle at War in Medieval England and Wales

by Dan Spencer
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Caves and rockshelters in Europe have traditionally been associated with prehistory, and in some regions cave archaeology has become synonymous with the Palaeolithic. However, there is abundant evidence that caves and rockshelters were important foci for activities in historic times. During the medieval period (here taken as AD 500-1500) caves ...
Caves and Ritual in Medieval Europe
Caves and rockshelters in Europe have traditionally been associated with prehistory, and in some regions cave archaeology has become synonymous with the Palaeolithic. However, there is abundant evidence that caves and rockshelters were important foci for activities in historic times. During the medieval period (here taken as AD 500-1500) caves were used for short-term shelter, habitation, specialised craft activities, storage, as hideaways and for tending animals. Caves were also used for religious purposes. Caves and ritual in medieval Europe, AD 500-1500 focuses on this neglected field of research - the ritual and religious use of caves. It draws together interdisciplinary studies by leading specialists from across Europe: from Iberia to Crimea, and from Malta to northern Norway. The different religions and rituals in this vast area are unified by the use of caves and rockshelters, indicating that the beliefs in these natural places - and in the power of the underworld - were deeply embedded in many different religious practices. Christianity was widespread and firmly established in most of Europe at this time, and many of the contributions deal with different types of Christian practices, such as the use of rock-cut churches, unmodified caves for spiritual retreat, caves reputedly visited by saints, and caves as places for burials. But parallel to this, some caves were associated with localised popular religious practices, which sometimes had pre-Christian origins. Muslims in Iberia used caves for spiritual retreat, and outside the Christian domain in northern Europe, caves and rockshelters were places for carving symbols among Pictish groups, places for human burial, for bear burials amongst the Sami, and places for crafting and votive deposition for Norse populations.
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85.31 USD

Caves and Ritual in Medieval Europe

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The Norman conquerors of Anglo-Saxon England have traditionally been seen both as rapacious colonizers and as the harbingers of a more civilized culture, replacing a tribal Germanic society and its customs with more refined Continental practices. Many of the scholarly arguments about the Normans and their influence overlook the impact ...
The Continuity of the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism
The Norman conquerors of Anglo-Saxon England have traditionally been seen both as rapacious colonizers and as the harbingers of a more civilized culture, replacing a tribal Germanic society and its customs with more refined Continental practices. Many of the scholarly arguments about the Normans and their influence overlook the impact of the past on the Normans themselves. The Continuity of the Conquest corrects these oversights. Wendy Marie Hoofnagle explores the Carolingian aspects of Norman influence in England after the Norman Conquest, arguing that the Normans' literature of kingship envisioned government as a form of imperial rule modeled in many ways on the glories of Charlemagne and his reign. She argues that the aggregate of historical and literary ideals that developed about Charlemagne after his death influenced certain aspects of the Normans' approach to ruling, including a program of conversion through allurement, political domination through symbolic architecture and propaganda, and the creation of a sense of the royal forest as an extension of the royal court. An engaging new approach to understanding the nature of Norman identity and the culture of writing and problems of succession in Anglo-Norman England, this volume will enlighten and enrich scholarship on medieval, early modern, and English history.
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36.700000 USD

The Continuity of the Conquest: Charlemagne and Anglo-Norman Imperialism

by Wendy Marie Hoofnagle
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This book addresses the critical terminologies of place and space (and their role within medieval studies) in a considered and critical manner, presenting a scholarly introduction written by the editors alongside thematic case studies that address a wide range of visual and textual material. The chapters consider the extant visual ...
Place and Space in the Medieval World
This book addresses the critical terminologies of place and space (and their role within medieval studies) in a considered and critical manner, presenting a scholarly introduction written by the editors alongside thematic case studies that address a wide range of visual and textual material. The chapters consider the extant visual and textual sources from the medieval period alongside contemporary scholarly discussions to examine place and space in their wider critical context, and are written by specialists in a range of disciplines including art history, archaeology, history, and literature.
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Place and Space in the Medieval World

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A History of the Later Roman Empire, Vol. 2: From Arcadius to Irene (395 A. D. to 800 A. D.) (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

A History of the Later Roman Empire, Vol. 2: From Arcadius to Irene (395 A. D. to 800 A. D.) (Classic Reprint)

by J B Bury
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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem (Classic Reprint)

by Archdeacon Dowling
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by Edward Gibbon, Esq; ... of 6; Volume 5
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30.400000 USD

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by Edward Gibbon, Esq; ... of 6; Volume 5

by Edward Gibbon
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by Edward Gibbon, Esq; ... of 6; Volume 6
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31.450000 USD

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by Edward Gibbon, Esq; ... of 6; Volume 6

by Edward Gibbon
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by Edward Gibbon, Esq; Volume the First. a New Edition. of 1; Volume 1
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35.650000 USD

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by Edward Gibbon, Esq; Volume the First. a New Edition. of 1; Volume 1

by Edward Gibbon
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by Edward Gibbon, Esq; Volume the First. of 1; Volume 1
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34.600000 USD

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by Edward Gibbon, Esq; Volume the First. of 1; Volume 1

by Edward Gibbon
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. a New Edition. of 6; Volume 4
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31.450000 USD

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. a New Edition. of 6; Volume 4

by Edward Gibbon
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Chivalry, the Mediterranean, and the Crown of Aragon
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41.950000 USD

Chivalry, the Mediterranean, and the Crown of Aragon

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Extracts from Aristeas, Hecat�us, Origen, and Other Early Writers (Classic Reprint)
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10.050000 USD

Extracts from Aristeas, Hecat�us, Origen, and Other Early Writers (Classic Reprint)

by Palestine Pilgrims Society
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The Story of the Church of Egypt, Vol. 1 of 2: Being an Outline of the History of the Egyptians Under Their Successive Masters from the Roman Conquest Until Now (Classic Reprint)
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17.820000 USD

The Story of the Church of Egypt, Vol. 1 of 2: Being an Outline of the History of the Egyptians Under Their Successive Masters from the Roman Conquest Until Now (Classic Reprint)

by Edith Louisa Butcher
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Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hind�st�ni and Pusht� Manuscripts, Vol. 1: In the Bodleian Library (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

Catalogue of the Persian, Turkish, Hind�st�ni and Pusht� Manuscripts, Vol. 1: In the Bodleian Library (Classic Reprint)

by Edward Sachau
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. a New Edition. of 6; Volume 2
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29.350000 USD

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. a New Edition. of 6; Volume 2

by Edward Gibbon
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by Edward Gibbon, Esq; In Six Volumes. ... the Fifth Edition. of 6; Volume 4
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30.400000 USD

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by Edward Gibbon, Esq; In Six Volumes. ... the Fifth Edition. of 6; Volume 4

by Edward Gibbon
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History of Armenia, by Father Michael Chamich, Vol. 2 of 2: From B. C. 2247 to the Year of Christ 1780, or 1229 of the Armenian Era, Translated from the Original Armenian (Classic Reprint)
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20.550000 USD

History of Armenia, by Father Michael Chamich, Vol. 2 of 2: From B. C. 2247 to the Year of Christ 1780, or 1229 of the Armenian Era, Translated from the Original Armenian (Classic Reprint)

by Johannes Avdall
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The Life of Saladin: 1137 1193 A. D (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

The Life of Saladin: 1137 1193 A. D (Classic Reprint)

by Beha Ed Din
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The Crusades: The Story of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem (Classic Reprint)
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17.400000 USD

The Crusades: The Story of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem (Classic Reprint)

by Thomas Andrew Archer
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The Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia (Classic Reprint)
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8.370000 USD

The Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia (Classic Reprint)

by Vahan M Kurkjian
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M Is for Monster
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12.550000 USD

M Is for Monster

by Asa Simon Mittman, Sherry M Lindquist
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by Edward Gibbon, Esq; In Six Volumes. ... the Fifth Edition. of 6; Volume 3
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30.400000 USD

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. by Edward Gibbon, Esq; In Six Volumes. ... the Fifth Edition. of 6; Volume 3

by Edward Gibbon
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