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The Hundred Years War

By: Neillands, Robin

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Routledge: 1996

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2284255

ISBN: 0415071496

Condition: Fine


Third printing. A fine copy. 1996 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xv, 299 pp. The Hundred Years War was the longest war in European history, a quarrel between two cousins resulting in decades of violence in the battle for the French throne. It was a war which wrought great change in two medieval societies, ushering in the Renaissance and having repercussions down to the present day. View more info

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The Knights Templar and Their Myth

By: Partner, Peter

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Destiny Books: 1990

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2284300

ISBN: 0892812737

Condition: Near Fine


Seventh printing. A very nice copy. 1990 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 209 pp. Bound by religious vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, the Knights Templar were a Military Crusading Order engaged in religious war in the Holy Land. At the end of the thirteenth century, after their withdrawal from Syria, they became the apparently innocent victims of a campaign of slander and persecution mounted against them by the French government. The ruthless dissolution of the Knights Templar was only the beginning of a new and strange chapter in their history. They... View more info

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When Christ and His Saints Slept: A Novel

By: Penman, Sharon Kay

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2009

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2284741

ISBN: 0345396685

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 2009 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 759 pp. A.D. 1135. As church bells tolled for the death of England's King Henry I, his barons faced the unwelcome prospect of being ruled by a woman: Henry's beautiful daughter Maude, Countess of Anjou. But before Maude could claim her throne, her cousin Stephen seized it. In their long and bitter struggle, all of England bled and burned. Sharon Kay Penman's magnificent fifth novel summons to life a spectacular medieval tragedy whose unfolding breaks the heart even as it prepares the way for splendors to come—th... View more info

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The Fourth Crusade: The Conquest of Constantinople

By: Queller, Donald E.; Madden, Thomas F.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press: 1997

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2285912

ISBN: 0812233875

Condition: Near Fine


Second edition. A few faint smudges on page ridges. 1997 Hard Cover. xi, 357 pp. On August 15, 1199, Pope Innocent III called for a renewed effort to deliver Jerusalem from the Infidel, but the Fourth Crusade had a very different outcome from the one he preached. Proceeding no further than Constantinople, the Crusaders sacked the capital of eastern Christendom and installed a Latin ruler on the throne of Byzantium. This revised and expanded edition of The Fourth Crusade gives fresh emphasis to events in Byzantium and the Byzantine response to the actions of the Crusaders. Included in this edit... View more info

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Lionhearts: Richard I, Saladin, and the Era of the Third Crusade

By: Regan, Geoffrey

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Walker and Company: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286296

ISBN: 0802713548

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. An excellent copy. 1998 Hard Cover. xxv, 254 pp. In early June 1191, the crusading army of Richard the Lionheart of England at last faced the Muslim forces led by Saladin, garrisoned in the fortress of Acre on the coast of what was then the Kingdom of Jerusalem. Lionhearts is a parallel biography of two of the greatest figures of the twelfth century. In alternating chapters, Regan presents the early years and rise to absolute authority of each man, while outlining the geopolitics of the medieval era in Europe and the Middle East. Gradually, Regan brings Richard and Saladin, and ... View more info

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The Carolingians: A Family Who Forged Europe

By: Riche, Pierre; Allen, Michael Idomir

Price: $12.00

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press: 1998

Edition: 3rd Printing

Seller ID: 2284253

ISBN: 0812213424

Condition: Near Fine


Third printing. A very nice copy. 1998 Trade Paperback. xix, 398 pp. Pierre Riché traces the emergence of Europe from the seventh to the early eleventh century, the period that witnessed the rise, fall, and revival of the Carolinian Empire. It was during this time the first contours of a broad new civilization and the first visible signs of European unity are discernible. Until the seventh century Europe was simply a geographic term; as Isidore of Seville defined it, Europe was the space that extended from the river Don to Spain and the Atlantic. By the ninth century, however, Europe had grad... View more info

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The Crusades: A Short History

By: Riley-Smith, Jonathan

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Yale University Press: 1987

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2285043

ISBN: 0300047002

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Inside of front wrapper lightly soiled, sticker remnant on rear wrapper. 1987 Trade Paperback. xxx, 302 pp. Provides an overview of the crusades from the eleventh to eighteenth century, discusses the motivations of crusaders, and looks at the political aspects of the crusades. View more info

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades

By: Riley-Smith, Jonathan

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1995

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2286558

ISBN: 0192852949

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. An excellent copy. 1995 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 436 pp. In The Oxford Illustrated History of the Crusades, the story of the Crusades is told as never before in an engrossing, authoritative, and comprehensive history that ranges from the preaching of the First Crusade in 1095 to the legacy of the crusading ideals and imagery that continues today. Here are the ideas of apologists, propagandists, and poets about the Crusades, as well as the perceptions and motives of the crusaders themselves and the means by which they joined the movement. The ... View more info

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Medieval Civilization

By: Russell, Jeffrey Burton

Price: $15.00

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.: 1968

Seller ID: 2278338

Condition: Good


Spine lightly toned, ink name on front paste-down endpaper, ink underlining. 1968 Hard Cover. xiii, 635 pp. From the Preface: This book is intended as an investigation of the civilization of western Europe from the third to the fifteenth centuries. It presents not only the results, but some of the important problems, of contemporary scholarship in medieval history. It follows a topical treatment of economic, social, political, and cultural history within a chronological framework. Rather than trying to achieve consistently detailed coverage of every aspect of medieval civilization, I have conc... View more info

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The Hundred Years War: The English in France, 1337-1453

By: Seward, Desmond

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1999

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2284303

ISBN: 0140283617

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Pages very faintly toned. 1999 Trade Paperback. 296 pp. From 1337 to 1453 England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. Though it was a small, poor country, England for most of those hundred years won the battles, sacked the towns and castles, and dominated the war. The protagonists of the Hundred Years War are among the most colorful in European history: Edward III, the Black Prince; Henry V, who was later immortalized by Shakespeare; the splendid but inept John II, who died a prisoner in London; Charles V, who very nearly ov... View more info

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History & Community: Norman Historical Writing in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries

By: Shopkow, Leah

Price: $7.00

Publisher: The Catholic University of America Press: 1997

Seller ID: 2278633

ISBN: 0813208831

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. 1997 Trade Paperback. xv, 327 pp. This study of the tradition of historical writing the Normans created offers an insight into the nature of Latin historical writing in the 11th and 12th centuries. It treats the Norman tradition as a whole, considering not only what the Normans wrote and what methods and models they used, but also what purpose history served in Normandy and who read it. View more info

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Medieval Islam: A Study in Cultural Orientation

By: von Grunebaum, Gustave E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Phoenix Books / The University of Chicago Press: 1961

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 2295568

Condition: Very Good


Second edition. Spine creased, ink name on half-title page, pages lightly toned. 1961 Trade Paperback. vii, 378 pp. This important work on the Islam of the Middle Ages explains the structure of its universe, its social and religious framework, and its relationship to the two other great contemporary powers--Roman and Byzantine Christianity. It assesses, too, the cultural legacy of this era and its reflection in Western civilization. View more info

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The Seven Liberal Arts in the Middle Ages

By: Wagner, David L.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1986

Seller ID: 2287327

ISBN: 025320397X

Condition: Very Good


Spine creased, binding broken on pages 60-61. 1986 Trade Paperback. xiii, 282 pp. The seven liberal arts were taught in two groups: the trivium and the quadrivium. Trivium: Grammar, Dialectic (logic), Rhetoric; Quadrivium: Arithmetic, Geometry, Astronomy, Music. View more info

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The Lancastrian Affinity: 1361-1399 (Oxford Historical Monographs)

By: Walker, Simon

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Clarendon Press: 1996

Seller ID: 2289118

ISBN: 0198201745

Condition: Near Fine


A nice copy. 1996 Hard Cover. xii, 350 pp. John of Gaunt was arguably the most powerful nobleman in medieval England and his imposing affinity - household servants, indentured retainers and estate officials - formed one of the crucial bases of his power. This is a study of its genesis, composition and power. View more info

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England in the Reign of Edward III (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)

By: Waugh, Scott L.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Cambridge at the University Press: 1991

Seller ID: 2289120

ISBN: 0521325102

Condition: Good


Top edge of jacket lightly bumped. Pencil underlining. 1991 Hard Cover. xi, 303 pp. The reign of Edward III is usually remembered for his stirring victories over the French and Scots. Yet these triumphs occurred against a domestic backdrop of economic upheaval, crime, high taxation and the Black Death. Edward's ability to pursue his ambitions amid such challenges shows the effectiveness of his leadership and the resilience of English institutions. This book examines the strains on English life in this remarkable era, and shows how an interlocking network of hierarchies at each level enabled Ed... View more info

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Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285032

ISBN: 0345453190

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Top corner of rear jacket flap bumped. 2005 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxi, 487 pp. Isabella arrived in London in 1308, the spirited twelve-year-old daughter of King Philip IV of France. Her marriage to the heir to England’s throne was designed to heal old political wounds between the two countries, and in the years that followed, she would become an important figure, a determined and clever woman whose influence would come to last centuries. But Queen Isabella’s political machinations led generations of historians to malign her, earning her a ... View more info

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Mistress of the Monarchy: The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster

By: Weir, Alison

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Ballantine Books: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285033

ISBN: 0345453239

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A nice copy. 2009 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxii, 392 pp. Acclaimed author Alison Weir has been prolific with her books on English royalty covering everything from the Houses of York and Lancaster to the reigns of the Tudors and beyond. Now this remarkable historian brings to life the extraordinary tale of the woman who was ancestor to them all: Katherine Swynford, a royal mistress who was to become one of the most crucial figures in the history of the British royal dynasties. Born in the mid-fourteenth century, Katherine de Roët was only twelve ... View more info

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The Prince and the Page: A Story of the Last Crusade

By: Yonge, Charlotte M.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Macmillan Company: 1925

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286793

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. An excellent copy. 1925 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. viii, 246 pp. Blue cloth boards with gilt titles on spine. Color frontispiece. EXCERPT: A fine evening - six centuries ago - shed a bright parting light over Alton Wood, illuminating the gray lichens that clung to the rugged trunks of the old oak trees, and shining on the smoother bark of the graceful beech, with that sidelong light that, towards evening, gives an especial charm to woodland scenery. The long shadows lay across an open green glade, narrowing towards one end, where a path,... View more info

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The Story of Rome (Mediaeval Towns)

By: Young, Norwood; Erichsen, Nelly

Price: $7.00

Publisher: J.M. Dent & Co.: 1901

Seller ID: 2206491

Condition: Very Good


Missing front endpaper, half-title page beginning to loosen from binding. 1901 Hard Cover. xi, 403 pp. CONTENTS: The Rise of Rome; The Triumphal Procession of the Trajan to the Capitol; Pagan and Christian; The Barbarians; The Pope; The Middle of the Middle Age; Roman Revolutions; Renaissance Rome; The Catholic Reaction; The Dome of St. Peter's; Appendix; Index. Includes illustrations. View more info