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Herodotus, Explorer of the Past Three Essays by James Allan Stewart Evans Herodotus, Explorer of the Past Three Essays

Why does a power expand and become an empire? Writing in the early years of the Peloponnesian War, Herodotus gave Athens full credit for saving Greece from Persia, but also identified the city's expansion as a new manifestation of imperialist...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/05/2017
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Fifty Early Medieval Things Materials of Culture in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages by Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis, Hendrik W. Dey, Paolo Squatriti Fifty Early Medieval Things Materials of Culture in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
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Fifty Early Medieval Things explores objects and places for what they really are: the fabric of the world, the raw materials of life and history. This book begins with an extensive introduction to the historiography, an assessment of the methodological...
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Fifty Early Medieval Things Materials of Culture in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages by Deborah Mauskopf Deliyannis, Hendrik W. Dey, Paolo Squatriti Fifty Early Medieval Things Materials of Culture in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages
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Fifty Early Medieval Things explores objects and places for what they really are: the fabric of the world, the raw materials of life and history. This book begins with an extensive introduction to the historiography, an assessment of the methodological...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/05/2017
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Michael Psellos on Literature and Art A Byzantine Perspective on Aesthetics by Michael Psellos Michael Psellos on Literature and Art A Byzantine Perspective on Aesthetics

The ambition of Michael Psellos on Literature and Art is to illustrate an important chapter in the history of Greek literary and art criticism and introduce precisely this aspect of Psellian writing to a wider public.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2017
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Ireland the Struggle for Power From the Dark Ages to the Jacobites by Jeffrey James Ireland the Struggle for Power From the Dark Ages to the Jacobites

A fascinating saga of invasion, resistance and colonisation
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Harold The King Who Fell at Hastings by Peter Rex Harold The King Who Fell at Hastings

When Harold, King England, fell to William the Conqueror's army at Hastings in 1066 it changed the course of British history forever. This is the life of Harold, Anglo-Saxon England's last king.
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/04/2017
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The Viking Warrior The Norse Raiders Who Terrorized Medieval Europe by Ben Hubbard The Viking Warrior The Norse Raiders Who Terrorized Medieval Europe


Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017
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Jonas of Bobbio Life of Columbanus, Life of John of Reome, and Life of Vedast by Alexander O'Hara Jonas of Bobbio Life of Columbanus, Life of John of Reome, and Life of Vedast

A translation of the two books of The Life of Columbanus, a central text for the history of seventh-century monasticism. The Life of John of Reome and The Life of Vedast are also included.
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/02/2017
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Medieval Jerusalem Forging an Islamic City in Spaces Sacred to Christians and Jews by Jacob Lassner Medieval Jerusalem Forging an Islamic City in Spaces Sacred to Christians and Jews

A compelling consideration of Jerusalem during the formative period of Islamic civilization
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/05/2017
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Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology Al-Sharif Murtada and Imami Discourse by Hussein Ali Abdulsater Shi'i Doctrine, Mu'tazili Theology Al-Sharif Murtada and Imami Discourse

This book presents the contribution of al-Sharif al-Murtada (d. 1044) of Baghdad, the thinker whose views still remain central to Imami identity. It analyzes his intellectual project and establishes the dynamic context which prompted him to pour the old wine...
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Northwest Europe in the Early Middle Ages, c.AD 600-1150 A Comparative Archaeology by Christopher Loveluck Northwest Europe in the Early Middle Ages, c.AD 600-1150 A Comparative Archaeology

Using the most recently discovered archaeological and textual evidence, Christopher Loveluck explores the transformation of Northwest Europe, from c.AD 600 to 1150.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/06/2017
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Jonas of Bobbio Life of Columbanus, Life of John of Reome, and Life of Vedast by Alexander O'Hara Jonas of Bobbio Life of Columbanus, Life of John of Reome, and Life of Vedast

A translation of the two books of The Life of Columbanus, a central text for the history of seventh-century monasticism. The Life of John of Reome and The Life of Vedast are also included.
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Byzantium by Giles Morgan Byzantium


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A Sacred Kingdom Bishops and the Rise of Frankish Kingship, 300-850 by Michael Edward Moore A Sacred Kingdom Bishops and the Rise of Frankish Kingship, 300-850

Drawing on the records of nearly 100 bishops' councils spanning the centuries, alongside royal law, edicts, and capitularies of the same period, this study details how royal law and the very character of kingship among the Franks were profoundly affected...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/12/2016
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The Wisdom of the Middle Ages by Michael K. Kellogg The Wisdom of the Middle Ages


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All from One A Guide to Proclus by Pieter d'Hoine All from One A Guide to Proclus

Proclus (412-485 A.D.) was one of the last great philosophers of Antiquity. His legacy in the cultural history of the west can hardly be overestimated. This book is the most comprehensive guide to Proclus' life, thought and legacy that is...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2016
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Edward IV & Elizabeth Woodville A True Romance by Amy Licence Edward IV & Elizabeth Woodville A True Romance

When Edward of York seized the English throne in 1461, he could have chosen any bride he wanted, but it was the beautiful widow, Elizabeth Wydeville, who captured his heart. A new assessment of the tumultuous life of the real...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/11/2016
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The Last Duel A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France by Eric Jager The Last Duel A True Story of Trial by Combat in Medieval France

In 1386, a few days after Christmas, a massive crowd gathered at a Paris monastery to watch the two men fight a duel to the death. In this book, the dramatic true story of the knight, the squire, and the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/10/2016
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Hoplites at War A Comprehensive Analysis of Heavy Infantry Combat in the Greek World, 750-100 BCE by Paul M. Bardunias, Eugene Ray, Jr. Fred Hoplites at War A Comprehensive Analysis of Heavy Infantry Combat in the Greek World, 750-100 BCE
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It has been 2500 years since the Greek heavy infantry known as hoplites dominated the battlefield. Drawing on classical literature, archaeology and the latest data from physical, behavioral and medical science, this study of hoplite equipment, tactics and command seeks...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/08/2016
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The CID and His Spain by Ramon Menendez Pidal The CID and His Spain

This study of El Cid, first published in English in 1934, is by the leading authority on the medieval history and literature of Spain. The Cid occupies a unique position among national heroes. Others such as King Arthur and Roland...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/07/2016
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The Emergence of Russia 750-1200 by Jonathan Shepard The Emergence of Russia 750-1200

This eagerly awaited volume, the first of its kind by western scholars, describes the development amongst the diverse inhabitants of the immense landmass between the Carpathians and Urals of a political, economic and social nexus (underpinned by a common culture...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/04/2016
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Europe A Literary History, 1348-1418 by David Wallace Europe A Literary History, 1348-1418

This two-volume edition brings together 83 leading scholars to offer the first full-scale literary history of Europe. Spanning the period 1348-1418, the volumes demonstrate in unprecedented detail what the free movement of European literature achieved through its variety, local peculiarity,...
Format: Multiple copy pack - Released: 21/04/2016
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