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Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World AD 500 - AD 1500: Equipment, Combat Skills, and Tactics

By: Bennett, Matthew; Bradbury, Jim; DeVries, Kelly; Dickie, Iain; Jestice, Phyllis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Press: 2006

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2293061

ISBN: 0312348207

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Minimal wear to corners. 2006 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. Numerous color and black-and-white illustrations, including quite a few of siege engines and the fortifications they were designed to overcome. Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World describes the fighting techniques of soldiers in Europe and the Near East in an age before the widepsread use of gunpowder. The book explores the unique tactics required to win battles with the technology available, and demonstrates how little has changed in some respects of the art of war. The book is divided into five chapters covering the ... View more info

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

By: Brock, Peter

Price: $9.00

Publisher: University of Toronto Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200927

Condition: Very Good


First edition. 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 administration of the state, concluding the story with the outbreak of the Great War in 1914.Among the earliest of these groups to emerge were the medieva... View more info

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The Templars: Knights of God (The Rise and Fall of the Knights Templars)

By: Burman, Edward

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Destiny Books: 1986

Edition: 7th Printing

Seller ID: 2284757

ISBN: 0892812214

Condition: Near Fine


Seventh printing. Rear wrapper faintly creased. 1986 Trade Paperback. 207 pp. For nearly 200 years, until their suppression in 1312 on charges of heresy and magical practices, the Order of the Poor Knights of the Temple of Solomon--better known as the Templars--were the most formidable and feared fighting machine in Christendom. Besides their military prowess they also possessed immense wealth and political power, becoming bankers and credit brokers to medieval Europe and the allies of kings and popes. Drawing on contemporary chronicles and original texts, as well as the immense secondary lite... View more info

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The Lady and the Unicorn

By: Chevalier, Tracy

Price: $25.00

Publisher: HarperCollins: 2003

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2270473

ISBN: 0007140908

Condition: Near Fine


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, as if designed and made by one person, belying the complicated process required to create them. Weavers, patrons, designers,... View more info

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Battles of the Medieval World: 1000-1500

By: Devries, Kelly; Dougherty, Martin; Dickie, Iain; Jestice, Phyllis G.; Jorgensen, Christer

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Barnes & Noble: 2006

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2281331

ISBN: 0760777799

Condition: Very Good


Reissue. Light edge wear to jacket. 2006 Large Hardcover. 224 pp. Introduces 20 key battles from Europe and the Near East in an age when traditional codes of chivalry gave way to increasing professionalism. These battles include Hastings, Hattin, Leignitz, Lake Peipus, Bannockburn, Crecy, Agincourt, Constantinople, and many more. The book includes exciting, full-color tactical maps for each battle, showing the reader the dispositions and movements of the opposing armies at a glance. View more info

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Life in Medieval France

By: Evans, Joan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Phaidon Press: 1957

Seller ID: 2291547

Condition: Very Good


No jacket. A very good copy. 1957 Large Hardcover. vii, 254 pp. Red boards. Color plates tipped in; 91 black-and-white plates. CONTENTS: Preface; France in the Early Middle Ages; Feudal Society; Town Life; Monastic Life; Pilgrimage and Crusade; Learning; Education; The End of the Middle Ages; Plates; Notes on the Illustrations; Select Bibliography; Index; Map of Medieval France. View more info

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Royal Blood: Richard III and the Mystery of the Princes

By: Fields, Bertram

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Regan Books / Harper Collins: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285115

ISBN: 006039269X

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Pages lightly toned. 1998 Hard Cover. x, 335 pp. Notoriously immortalized by Shakespeare and historians, he is history's most infamous royal villain: Richard III, king of England from 1483 to 1485. Crazed with power and paranoia, he is generally supposed to have killed the youthful Prince of Wales and the aged Henry VI, drowned his brother in a vat of wine, poisoned his wife, and, worst of all, murdered his two young nephews, the older of whom was the rightful king -- a reign of terror ending only with his own cowardly death on the blood-soaked field of battle. But is all this t... 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: $175.00

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

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 1909542

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 1852853581

Condition: Near Fine


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. Christopher Given-Wilson is one of the leading authorities on medieval English historical writing. He examines how medieval wr... 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

ISBN: 0679838821

Condition: Very Good


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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Medieval Siege Warfare (Elite, 28)

By: Gravett, Christopher

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Osprey Publishing: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2286557

ISBN: 0850459478

Condition: Near Fine


Rear wrapper faintly toned along edge. 1998 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 64 pp. During the Middle Ages siege warfare played a vital role in military strategy. Sieges were far more numerous than pitched battles, ranging from small-scale affairs against palisaded earthworks to full-scale assaults on vast strongholds. Needless to say, the art of siege warfare assumed a unique importance to both invader and defender alike. In this title Christopher Gravett explores the different aspects of medieval siege warfare, from chivalrous formalities to 'surprise and treachery',... View more info

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King and Country: England and Wales in the Fifteenth Century

By: Griffiths, Ralph A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: The Hambledon Press: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281620

ISBN: 1852850183

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Pages very faintly toned. 1991 Hard Cover. 408 pp. The relationship between the king of England and his subjects int he middle ages was complex, the product of centuries of development and adaptation, including the extension of royal rule within the British Isles and in France. The fifteenth century is an unusually fascinating phase in this story, not least because of the unprecedented frequency with which kings were replaced and dynasties changed, and because of the Wars of the Roses which affected both realm and dominions. The engine of royal authority was the king and his ent... View more info

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From Kingdom to Commonwealth: The Development of Civic Consciousness in English Political Thought

By: Hanson, Donald W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1970

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2288314

ISBN: 0674324757

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1970 Hard Cover. xiv, 469 pp. From Kingdom to Commonwealth is Mr. Hanson's controversial inquiry into the relation between late medieval and early modern European political thought. View more info

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Forts & Castles: Masterpieces of Architecture

By: Hardin, Terri

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Smithmark: 1997

Seller ID: 1849127

Condition: Very Good


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 stunning full-color photos & beautiful archival artwork, the book shows how fortifications have proved to be both a symbol & a demo... View more info

Image for King Parliament and Public Finance in Medieval England to 1369

King Parliament and Public Finance in Medieval England to 1369

By: Harriss, G.L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Clarendon Press: 1996

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2269930

ISBN: 0198224354

Condition: Near Fine


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 and Renaissance Studies: Proceedings of the Southern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Summer, 1967 (Medieval and Renaissance Series, Number 3)

By: Headley, John M.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press: 1968

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287401

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Quarter inch tear along top edge of front jacket panel, one inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel. 1968 Hard Cover. ix, 238 pp. This volume is the third of a series of works sponsored by the Duke-University of North Carolina Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. It presents the public lectures delivered by Senior Fellows at the third session of the Institute held in Chapel Hill during the summer of 1967. 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

ISBN: 1844152316

Condition: Good


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 civilians of the time. The author's lucid and readable analysis gives a fascinating insight into the wars of Edward III against the... 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

Condition: Good


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 plans of the ancient (1617) and modern (1831) castle. A scarce work of English history, focusing specifically on Nottingham Ca... 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

ISBN: 1605981052

Condition: Near Fine


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 monarchy and influenced the direction of the state. Occupying a unique position in the mercurial, often violent world of medieval po... View more info

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Chronicles of the Crusades (Penguin Classics)

By: Joinville, Jean de; Villehardouin, Geoffroy de; Shaw, Margaret

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1976

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2277367

ISBN: 0140441247

Condition: Very Good


Wrappers lightly rubbed, minor pencil marginalia, pages lightly toned. 1976 Mass Market Paperback. 362 pp. The two famous Old French chronicles in this volume were composed by soldiers who took part in the Holy Wars. Villehardouin's Conquest of Constantinople is the first trustworthy and fully informed history of the Crusades. Distinguished for its simplicity and lucidity, it is an account of the Fourth Crusade, which ironically ended as a war against the Eastern Christians of the Orthodox Church. Joinville's Life of Saint Louis was inspired by the author's close attachment to the pious king a... View more info

Medieval Warfare: A History

By: Keen, Maurice

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2294543

ISBN: 0198206399

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 1999 Hard Cover. viii, 340 pp. The medieval period was a singular epoch in military history--an age profoundly influenced by martial ideals, whose very structure of society was organized for war, and whose leaders were by necessity warriors. Now, the richly illustrated Medieval Warfare illuminates this era, examining over seven hundred years of European conflict, from the time of Charlemagne to the end of the middle ages (1500). Twelve scholars examine medieval warfare in two sections. The first section explores the experience of war chronologic... View more info

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Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Four Kings

By: Kelly, Amy Ruth

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2284461

ISBN: 0674242505

Condition: Near Fine


Spine slightly cocked. 1981 Hard Cover. xi, 427 pp. The story of that amazingly influential and still somewhat mysterious woman, Eleanor of Aquitaine, has the dramatic interest of a novel. She was at the very center of the rich culture and clashing politics of the twelfth century. Richest marriage prize of the Middle Ages, she was Queen of France as the wife of Louis VII, and went with him on the exciting and disastrous Second Crusade. Inspiration of troubadours and trouveres, she played a large part in rendering fashionable the Courts of Love and in establishing the whole courtly tradition of... View more info

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Science and Literature in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

By: Lacroix, Paul

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.: 1964

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2287065

Condition: Very Good


Front jacket flap price-clipped, half-inch tear along top edge of rear jacket panel along spine. 1964 Large Hardcover. We have more books available by this author!. xvii, 552 pp. 1964 reissue of 1878 original. With over 400 wood engravings. Originally published in 1878, this compilation of text and more than 400 illustrations assembled by the 19th-century bibliophile, librarian and amateur historian Paul Lacroix unfolds an unusual panorama of the life of the period, putting the reader into closer touch with the scholars and surgeons, the magicians, rulers and actors who peopled these centuries... View more info

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Conflict and Stability in Fifteenth-Century England

By: Lande, J.R.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Hutchinson of London: 1977

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2280243

ISBN: 0091291917

Condition: Very Good


Third edition. Bottom corner of wrappers and pages lightly creased and lightly bumped. 1977 Trade Paperback. 222 pp. Professor Lander has thoroughly revised the text in the light of his own and other recent research. in particular, he has completely rewritten the section on wool production, prices and the causes of enclosures. In addition, he brings new evidence to bear on the characters and influence of Henry VI and Henry VII, on the role of the nobility in the Wars of the Roses, and on the background to Lollardy. View more info

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Seventy Centuries of the Life of Mankind, in Two Volumes: Ancient and Mediaeval [Medieval]; Modern

By: Larned, J.N.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: The C.A. Nichols Company: 1905

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2280929

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor tear to leather of bottom corner on front board of Volume II, leather spines of both volumes lightly toned, pencil name on frontispiece recto of both volumes. 1905 Half-Leather. We have more books available by this author!. xviii, 465; xv, 539 pp. Two volume set. Top page ridges gilt. Endpapers of both volumes illustrated with color maps. In a survey of history from the earliest known records through all stages of civilization, in all important countries, down to the present time. With an introductory account of prehistoric peoples, and with character sketches of the chie... View more info

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Castles of the Old World: The Guide to Castle Hotels in Europe

By: Long, Robert P.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Robert P. Long: 1966

Seller ID: 2279590

Condition: Very Good


Small surface tear on front wrapper, spine base lightly bumped. 1966 Soft Cover. 64 pp. Includes fold-out map supplement. Ancient Castles, Abbeys, Baronial Mansions, Ancestral Homes, Chateaux and Palaces in Western Europe Which Offer Hotel Accommodations. CONTENTS: Austria; Belgium; Britain, Norther Ireland; France; Germany; Holland; Ireland; Italy; Portugal; Scotland; Spain; Switzerland; Sweden; Map of all locations. View more info

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The Heptameron: Tales and Novels of Marguerite, Queen of Navarre

By: Machen, Arthur

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1924

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2291627

Condition: Near Fine


First thus. Numbered 1844 of 2000. No jacket. Minor general wear. 1924 Hard Cover. xxv, 385 pp. Green boards with gilt titles and decor on spine and on front board. Top page ridge gilt. In the early 1500s five men and five women find themselves trapped by floods and compelled to take refuge in an abbey high in the Pyrenees. When told they must wait days for a bridge to be repaired, they are inspired - by recalling Boccaccio's Decameron - to pass the time in a cultured manner by each telling a story every day. The stories, however, soon degenerate into a verbal battle between the sexes, as the ... 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

ISBN: 1850745927

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 0198226578

Condition: Near Fine


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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Lancastrian Kings and Lollard Knights

By: McFarlane, K.B.; Harriss, G.L.; Highfield, J.R.L.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford at the Clarendon Press: 1998

Seller ID: 2276246

ISBN: 0198223447

Condition: Near Fine


Jacket lightly rubbed. 1998 Hard Cover. 261, [5] pp. 8vo. The first part of this book contains a series of lectures on Henry IV and a character study of Henry V. The second part consists of lectures on the Lollard Knights of Richard II and Henry IV, a study which grew out of the author's John Wycliffe and the Beginnings of English Nonconformity (1952). The lectures were given in their final form in 1966, the year of his death, and contained some of his most recent work. The editors, both former pupils of his, have added notes and critical apparatus. View more info