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The Medieval Papacy (Library of World Civilization)

By: Barraclough, Geoffrey

Price: $6.00

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Company: 1979

Seller ID: 2269914


Sticker on rear wrapper, pages very faintly toned. 1979 Trade Paperback. 216 pp. The medieval papacy is treated as a historical phenomenon developing and changing in response to changing historical circumstances. The author seeks to show how its success in building up its authority and its legal and administrative machinery militated against its claim to spiritual leadership, and how an institution which rose through furthering the cause of reform later became an obstacl... View more info

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Freedom from Violence: Sectarian Nonresistance from the Middle Ages to the Great War

By: Brock, Peter

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Toronto Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200927


First edition. Pages toned.Jacket toned. 1991 Hard Cover. x, 385 pp. As long as governments engage in warfare, there will be citizens who organize to resist. The roots of nonviolent activism in Western society are deep, going back centuries in Europe and crossing over to North America more than three hundred years ago. Peter Brock traces the history of a long line of Christian sects that have rejected both the violence involved in war and the violence involved in the adm... View more info

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The Anglo-Saxon State

By: Campbell, James

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Hambledon and London: 2000

Seller ID: 2269937


Pencil underlining. 2000 Hard Cover. xxix, 290 pp. The power, sophistication, unity and wealth of the late Anglo-Saxon state have been underestimated. The shadow of defeat in 1066, and an assumption that the Normans brought about strong government and a unification that had not previously been there, has prevented many of the remarkable features of Anglo-Saxon society from being seen. In The Anglo-Saxon State James Campbell shows how strong, unified and well-governed Ang... View more info

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The Struggle for Mastery: The Penguin History of Britain, 1066-1284

By: Carpenter, David

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2004

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2269911


Spine creased, remainder mark, pencil underlining. 2004 Trade Paperback. xxiv, 615 pp. The two-and-a-half centuries after 1066 were momentous ones in the history of Britain. In 1066, England was conquered for the last time. The Anglo-Saxon ruling class was destroyed and and the English became a subject race, dominated by a Norman-French dynasty and aristocracy. This book shows how the English domination of the kingdom was by no means a foregone conclusion. The struggle f... View more info

The Lady and the Unicorn

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270473


First edition. Signed by author without inscription. Pages lightly to moderately toned. 2003 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 278 pp. The new novel from the author of the much-loved Girl with a Pearl Earring and Falling Angels. The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries are a set of six medieval tapestries. Beautiful, intricate and expertly made, they are also mysterious in their origin and meaning. Tapestries give an appearance of order and continuity,... View more info

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Florence in the Forgotten Centuries, 1527-1800

By: Cochrane, Eric

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1973

Seller ID: 2196668


Ink underlining and marginalia, page edges toned.Jacket edges and spine heavily toned, edges rubbed, jacket price-clipped. 1973 Hard Cover. xiv, 593 pp. A history of Florence and the Florentines in the Age of Grand Dukes. This history begins with the heroic siege of 1529-30 and the establishment of the Medici monarchy. It continues until the dawn of the Risorgimento, the movement for Italian national unification, in the early nineteenth century. Each of the six major epo... View more info

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A History of Philosophy Volume 2, Part I: Mediaeval Philosophy -- Augustine to Bonaventure

By: Copleston, Frederick

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Image Books / Doubleday: 1962

Seller ID: 2205995


Spine creased, ink stamp to blurb page, text highlighted. 1962 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 346 pp. ...surveys the schools of Western thought from the Patristic period and St. Augustine, through the Carolingian renaissance, St. Bonaventure and St. Thomas Aquinas to Duns Scotus. ...describes the gradual absorption of Greek philosophy by Christian theology. The contributions of such eminent philosophers as St. Justin Martyr, Clement,... View more info

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The High History of the Holy Graal [Grail] (Everyman's Library No. 445)

By: Evans, Sebastian

Price: $25.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons LTD / E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.: 1936

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2260183


4th printing. One-inch tear along back top corner of jacket rear, jacket edges rubbed, a few faint smudges to jacket. Ink name and date on front endpaper, page ridges very faintly foxed. 1936 Hard Cover. xx, 379 pp. Fold-out map follows text. Perlesvaus, also called Li Hauz Livres du Graal (The High History of the Holy Grail), is an Old French Arthurian romance dating to the first decade of the 13th century. It purports to be a continuation of Chrétien de Troyes unfinis... View more info

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The Castles and Keeps of Scotland: Being a Description of Sundry Fortresses, Towers, Peels, and Other Houses of Strength Built by the Princes and Barons of Old Time in the Highlands, Islands, Inlands, and Borders of the Ancient and Godfearing Kingdom of Scotland

By: Fraprie, Frank Roy

Price: $195.00

Publisher: L.C. Page & Company, Boston: 1907

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 1877493


2nd printing. No jacket. Front hinge just starting, otherwise an exceptional copy - sharp corners, bright titles & decorations (without the usual loss of white often seen). Small bookstore plate on front endpaper, small tear on half-title page. 1907 Hard Cover. xiv, 411 pp. 8vo. Original grey cloth, gilt , white & red decorations, top edge gilt. An examination of the styles of castles in Scotland as they developed during the nation's history, with numerous examples from ... View more info

Image for The Castles and Keeps of Scotland: Being a Description of Sundry Fortresses, Towers, Peels, and Other Houses of Strength Built by the Princes and Barons of Old Time in the Highlands, Islands, Inlands, and Borders of the Ancient and Godfearing Kingdom of Scotland

The Castles and Keeps of Scotland: Being a Description of Sundry Fortresses, Towers, Peels, and Other Houses of Strength Built by the Princes and Barons of Old Time in the Highlands, Islands, Inlands, and Borders of the Ancient and Godfearing Kingdom of Scotland

By: Fraprie, Frank Roy

Price: $175.00

Publisher: L.C. Page & Company, Boston: 1907

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 1909542


1932 5th printing, with slightly different color scheme to cover. Spine slightly toned, boards lightly foxed. Interior excellent. 1907 Hard Cover. xiv, 411 pp. 8vo. Original grey cloth, gilt , dark grey & red decorations, top edge gilt. An examination of the styles of castles in Scotland as they developed during the nation's history, with numerous examples from throughout Scotland. Illustrated with photographs & diagrams. View more info

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Chronicles: The Writing of History in Medieval England

By: Given-Wilson, Chris

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hambledon and London: 2004

Seller ID: 2269943


Pages very faintly toned. 2004 Hard Cover. xxiii, 292 pp. The priorities of medieval chroniclers and historians were not those of the modern historian, nor was the way that they gathered, arranged and presented evidence. Yet if we understand how they approached their task, and their assumption of God's immanence in the world, much that they wrote becomes clear. Many of them were men of high intelligence whose interpretation of events sheds clear light on what happened. C... View more info

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Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire

By: Goodwin, Jason

Price: $6.00

Publisher: John Macrae / Owl Book: 2000

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268746


First printing. Pages very faintly toned. 2000 Trade Paperback. xv, 351 pp. For six hundred years, the Ottoman Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, it advanced in three centuries from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at its height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched the empire's aid. In its last three hundred years the empire seemed ready to collapse, a prodigy of survival and decay. In th... View more info

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Knight (Eyewitness Books)

By: Gravett, Christopher

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Knopf: 1993

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2262043


4th printing. Boards faintly rubbed. 1993 Hard Cover. Detailed photographs trace the origins, heyday, and eventual decline of knighthood, chivalry, and the feudal system. Discover how armor was made, how men became knights, and what life in a medieval castle was like. View more info

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Forts & Castles: Masterpieces of Architecture

By: Hardin, Terri

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Smithmark: 1997

Seller ID: 1849127


Includes original jacket. Jacket art a bit faded, 1/4 inch tear to jacket corner.Very Good. 1997 Large Hardcover. 80 pp. Explores the fascinating rise & evolution of military defenses through the history, from the 709- encampments used by Roman legions, to the stone battlements of the Middle Ages, to the frontier outposts of the Colonial period. This richly illustrated volume presents historic fortifications as unique architectural examples. With detailed text, 79 stunni... View more info

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King Parliament and Public Finance in Medieval England to 1369

By: Harriss, G.L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Clarendon Press: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2269930


Faint sticker adhesive on jacket front. 1996 Hard Cover. xii, 554 pp. Traces the emergence of public finance from the 12th to 14th century: administration, demands of war, taxation and levies, kings and crises. View more info

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Medieval Germany, 1056-1273

By: Haverkamp, Alfred; Braun, Helga; Mortimer, Richard

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1992

Seller ID: 2269912


Faint creases on front wrapper, pencil underlining. 1992 Trade Paperback. xiv, 419 pp. This valuable and up-to-date guide to the complex and generally unfamiliar history of medieval Germany provides a comprehensive and vivid portrayal of this important time period in German and European history. Haverkamp begins with the accession of Henry IV to the German throne in 1056, takes in the reign of the energetic and successful Frederick Barbarossa (1152-1190) and ends with th... View more info

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The Organization of War Under Edward III

By: Hewitt, H.J.; Ayton, Andrew

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Pen & Sword Military: 2004

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2269910


Front wrapper corner lightly creased, pencil underlining, pages faintly toned. 2004 Trade Paperback. x, 206 pp. H.J. Hewitt's classic study looks beyond the succession of campaigns, marches, raids, sieges and pitched battles that punctuated the long reign of Edward III. He focuses instead on the organization of war - how Edward'sarmies were raised and trained, how they were transported and supplied, how they fought, and how their fighting affected the lives of the civili... View more info

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The History of Nottingham Castle, from the Danish Invasion to its Destruction by Rioters in 1831

By: Hicklin, John

Price: $250.00

Publisher: Hamilton, Adams, and Co. / J. Hicklin: 1836

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266234


First edition. Boards lightly soiled with minor loss from spine ends and edges of label, owner bookplate and ink gift note (dated 17th May 1844) on front endpapers, front hinge repaired, a few pages lightly foxed. 1836 Hard Cover. viii, 218, 103 pp. 7 1/2 x 5. Original green cloth, gilt titles & castle motif on spine. Engraving of Castle Lodge on title page, several engravings, fold-out Harleian manuscript detailing materials necessary for construction, fold-out ground p... View more info

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Queen's Consort: England's Medieval Queens from Eleanor of Aquitaine to Elizabeth of York

By: Hilton, Lisa

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Pegasus Books: 2010

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2265317


Third printing. A nice copy. 2010 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. x, 482 pp. England's medieval queens were elemental in shaping the history of the nation. In an age where all politics were family politics, dynastic marriages placed English queens at the very center of power?the king's bed. From Matilda of Flanders, William the Conqueror's queen, to Elizabeth of York, the first Tudor consort, England's queens fashioned the nature of monarch... View more info

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Castellarium Anglicanum: An Index and Bibliography of the Castles in England, Wales and the Islands, in Two Volumes

By: King, David J. Cathcart

Price: $300.00

Publisher: Kraus International Publications: 1983

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2205766


First edition. Former library copy, front free endpaper of each volume removed, usual library marks, otherwise very good. 1983 Hard Cover. lxviii, 304; [viii], [305]-676 pp. 8vo. An index of castles in England, Wales, and the British Isles, with bibliographic information on secondary literature related to each, and maps showing their locations.KEYWORDS: ARCHITECTURE MILITARY FORTRESS FORT CASTLES FORTIFICATIONS View more info

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Castle

By: Macaulay, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Collins: 1988

Seller ID: 2266252


Back corner lightly creased. 1988 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 80 pp. The word itself conjures up mystery, romance, intrigue, and grandeur. What could be more perfect for an author/illustrator who has continually stripped away the mystique of architectural structures that have long fascinated modern man? With typical zest and wry sense of humor punctuating his drawings, David Macaulay traces the step-by-step planning and construction of ... View more info

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A World Lit Only By Fire: The Medieval Mind and the Renaissance--Portrait of an Age

By: Manchester, William

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1993

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2262573


3rd printing. Spine creased. 1993 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 322 pages. It speaks to the failure of medieval Europe, writes popular historian William Manchester, that 'in the year 1500, after a thousand years of neglect, the roads built by the Romans were still the best on the continent.' European powers were so absorbed in destroying each other and in suppressing peasant revolts and religious reform that they never quite got aro... View more info

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Life in a Medieval Abbey (English Heritage Gatekeeper Series)

By: McAleavy, Tony

Price: $9.00

Publisher: English Heritage: 1996

Seller ID: 2265034


Pages very faintly toned. 1996 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. 64 pp. The four main sections of this book (daily life, the origins of monastic life, monasteries in the medieval world, decline and fall) not only open a window on to a day in the life of a monk, but also tell a fascinating story of cultural flowering and decay. View more info

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The Nobility of Later Medieval England: The Ford Lectures for 1953 and Related Studies

By: McFarlane, K.B.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1997

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2269929


Minor tear to jacket spine base. 1997 Hard Cover. xlii, 315 pp. Kenneth Bruce McFarlane authors a study on the nobility class in late medieval England. He understanding of late medieval feudal relationships is a key part of his contribution to studies in medieval nobility. View more info

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Castles in Ireland: Feudal Power in a Gaelic World

By: McNeill, Tom

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2266253


First edition. 1997 Hard Cover. xiii, 261 pp. Illustrated with maps, photographs, and diagrams. Castles in Ireland tells the story of the nature and development of lordship and power in medieval Ireland, using its military fortifications as a guide. Tom McNeill argues that the design of the castles contests the traditional view of Ireland as a land torn by war and divided culturally between the English and Irish. View more info

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The Crusades

By: Paine, Michael

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Chartwell Books: 2006

Seller ID: 2201351


Ink name to front endpaper.Near Fine. 2006 Hard Cover. 144 pp. This book examines the bloody, violent, and sometimes farcical reality behind our images of the Crusades, traces the chronology of the campaigns from 1095, when the first crusade was set in motion by Pope Urban II, to 1291, and teh fall of Acre, and looks at the lives of such legendary figures as Richard the Lionheart and Saladin.Keywords: MICHAEL PAINE CRUSADES HISTORY MIDDLE AGES MEDIEVAL RELIGIOUS MILITARY... View more info

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Domesday Book to Magna Carta, 1087-1216

By: Poole, A.L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1993

Seller ID: 2265011


Pages lightly toned. 1993 Trade Paperback. xv. 541 pp. A landmark study of key century in medieval history, this book comprises the history of the century and a quarter which elapsed between the compilation of Domesday Book and the issue of the Magna Carta, the two greatest documents of English medieval history. The volume opens with chapters in which the position of the monarchy and social and economic background of the period in its feudal, rural, and urban aspects are... View more info

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Robert the Bruce: King of Scots

By: Scott, Ronald McNair

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Books: 1982

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2265085


Minor sticker adhesive to jacket front. 1982 Hard Cover. xviii, 253 pp. Robert the Bruce is one of the great heroic figures of history. When after years of struggle Scotland was reduced to a vassal state by Edward I of England it was Bruce who, supported by the Scottish Church and a group of devoted followers, had himself crowned at Scone as King of Scots and renewed the fight for freedom. Ronald McNair Scott has used the accounts of contemporary chronicles, particularly... View more info

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Venice and the Renaissance

By: Tafuri, Manfredo; Levine, Jessica

Price: $15.00

Publisher: MIT Press: 1995

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2202373


A very nice copy. 1995 Large Softcover. xi, 296 pp. Pursuing the intersections of Venetian culture from the beginning of the sixteenth century through the first decades of the seventeenth, Manfredo Tafuri develops a story crowded with characters and full of surprises. He engages the doges Andrea Gritti and Leonardo Dona; architects and artists Sansovino, Serlio, Palladio, and Scamozzi; and scientists Francesco Barozzi and Galileo. He records the battle that was fought fo... View more info

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Cadfael Country: Shropshire & the Welsh Border

By: Talbot, Rob; Whiteman, Robin; Peters, Ellis

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 1997

Edition: 4th Printing

Seller ID: 2265074


Fourth printing. Jacket rear faintly toned. Pages faintly toned. 1997 Large Hardcover. 192 pp. This beautifully illustrated book is a celebration of Ellis Peters's Shropshire and the world of the medieval sleuth she has created in Brother Cadfael. ...based on the bestselling Chronicles of Brother Cadfael. Edith Mary Pargeter, OBE, BEM (28 September 1913 – 14 October 1995), also known by her nom de plume Ellis Peters, was an English author of works in many categories, e... View more info