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Early history: c 500 to c 1450/1500 books

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King Cnut and the Viking Conquest of England 1016 by W. B. Bartlett King Cnut and the Viking Conquest of England 1016

The first ever full biography of England's Viking king and how he conquered England.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

A Chronology of Early Medieval Western Europe 450-1066 by Timothy Venning A Chronology of Early Medieval Western Europe 450-1066

A Chronology of Early Medieval Western Europe uses a wide range of both primary and secondary sources to chart the history of Britian and Western Europe, with reference to the Celtic world, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean and North America. Extending from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

The Cambridge World History: Volume 1, Introducing World History, to 10,000 BCE by David (Macquarie University, Sydney) Christian The Cambridge World History: Volume 1, Introducing World History, to 10,000 BCE
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Volume introducing key frames of analysis and themes that shaped world history, and surveying the earliest phases of human history.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Cambridge World History: Volume 5, Expanding Webs of Exchange and Conflict, 500CE-1500CE by Professor Benjamin Z. (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Kedar The Cambridge World History: Volume 5, Expanding Webs of Exchange and Conflict, 500CE-1500CE

Global history of cross-cultural exchange and conquest, and the accompanying growth of states, religions, knowledge, and economic systems, between 500 and 1500 CE.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Cambridge World History: Volume 4, A World with States, Empires and Networks 1200 BCE-900 CE by Dr. Craig (Grand Valley State University, Michigan) Benjamin The Cambridge World History: Volume 4, A World with States, Empires and Networks 1200 BCE-900 CE
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Traces the expansion of states, ideologies, social structures and economic systems, and exchange and conquest, between 1200 BCE-900 CE.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Cambridge World History: Volume 2, A World with Agriculture, 12,000 BCE-500 CE by Graeme (University of Cambridge) Barker The Cambridge World History: Volume 2, A World with Agriculture, 12,000 BCE-500 CE

Explores the origins and impact of agriculture across the globe, arguably the most important change in all of human history.
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Consorts of the Caliphs Women and the Court of Baghdad by Shawkat M. Toorawa, Julia Bray, Marina Warner Consorts of the Caliphs Women and the Court of Baghdad
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Accounts of remarkable women at the world's most powerful court Consorts of the Caliphs is a seventh/thirteenth-century compilation of anecdotes about thirty-eight women who were consorts to those in power, most of them concubines of the early Abbasid caliphs and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

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Empires and Barbarians by Peter Heather Empires and Barbarians

At the start of the first millennium AD, southern and western Europe formed part of the Mediterranean-based Roman Empire, the largest state western Eurasia has ever known, and was set firmly on a trajectory towards towns, writing, mosaics, and central...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Early Medieval Europe 300-1050 A Guide for Studying and Teaching by David (Durham University, UK) Rollason Early Medieval Europe 300-1050 A Guide for Studying and Teaching
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Early Medieval Europe 300-1050 provides students with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate this complex period. David Rollason identifies the major research questions and historiographical debates and offers guidance on how to engage with and evaluate the major documentary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/12/2017

Early Medieval Europe 300-1050 A Guide for Studying and Teaching by David (Durham University, UK) Rollason Early Medieval Europe 300-1050 A Guide for Studying and Teaching
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Early Medieval Europe 300-1050 provides students with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate this complex period. David Rollason identifies the major research questions and historiographical debates and offers guidance on how to engage with and evaluate the major documentary...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/12/2017

Historians on Chaucer The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales by Alastair (Douglas Tracy Smith Professor of English, Yale University) Minnis Historians on Chaucer The 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales
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Historians on Chaucer brings together 25 experts in the history of fourteenth-century England to discuss one of the most famous works of Middle English literature-Geoffrey Chaucer's 'General Prologue' to the Canterbury Tales-in relation to the economic change, social issues, and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/01/2018

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

Narrates the military history of 'the rise of the Sui and Tang dynasties who reunified China.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

God's Viking: Harald Hardrada The Varangian Guard of the Byzantine Emprerors Ad998 to 1204 by Nic Fields God's Viking: Harald Hardrada The Varangian Guard of the Byzantine Emprerors Ad998 to 1204

A biography of one of the most famous warriors of the early Middle Ages
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/01/2018

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The Most Noble of People Religious, Ethnic, and Gender Identity in Muslim Spain by Jessica Coope The Most Noble of People Religious, Ethnic, and Gender Identity in Muslim Spain

Negotiates ethnic, religious, and gender identity amid turbulent social change in medieval Islamic Spain
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2017

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

Michael Psellos has long been known as a key figure in the history of Byzantine literary and intellectual culture, but his theoretical and critical reflections on literature and art are little known outside of a small circle of specialists. Most...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/04/2017

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: 27/04/2017

Hazards of the Dark Arts Advice for Medieval Princes on Witchcraft and Magic by Richard Kieckhefer Hazards of the Dark Arts Advice for Medieval Princes on Witchcraft and Magic


Format: Paperback - Released: 19/04/2017

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

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
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/04/2017

Renaissance & Early Modern Era (1308-1600) by Salem Press Renaissance & Early Modern Era (1308-1600)

This new addition to the Defining Documents series offers in-depth analysis of a broad range of historical documents and historic events that shaped these documents and the authors behind them. This text closely studies more than forty primary source documents...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/04/2017

Arthur and the Kings of Britain The Historical Truth Behind the Myths by Miles Russell Arthur and the Kings of Britain The Historical Truth Behind the Myths

A fresh look at the text which introduced for the first time some of the key figures in British myth and legend.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/03/2017

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