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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

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

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: 09/11/2017

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: 09/11/2017

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: 09/11/2017

Aelfred's Britain by Max Adams Aelfred's Britain

In 865, a great Viking army landed in East Anglia, precipitating a series of wars that would last until the middle of the following century. It was in this time of crisis that the modern kingdoms of Britain were born....
Format: eBook - Released: 02/11/2017

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 Britain and Western Europe, with reference to the Celtic world, Scandinavia, the Mediterranean and North America. Extending from...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

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: 05/09/2017

Chretien de Troyes The Story of the Grail by Robert White Linker Chretien de Troyes The Story of the Grail

This first English translation of the twelfth-century work retells the tale of King Arthur's court and the search for the Holy Grail. Linker's translation avoids false archaisms and presents a language that is strange and lovely from the medieval world....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/07/2017

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Selected Works of Abbot Suger of Saint-denis by Richard Cusimano Selected Works of Abbot Suger of Saint-denis

Suger, the twelfth century abbot of Saint-Denis, has not received the respect and attention that he deserves. Suger's texts provide a wealth of information about the events of his era as well as a large amount of biographical material on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/01/2018

The Age of Attila Fifth-Century Byzantium and the Barbarians by C. D. Gordon, Arthur E. R. Boak, David S. Potter The Age of Attila Fifth-Century Byzantium and the Barbarians
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A classic brought back in print with an introduction and notes by David S. Potter
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/02/2018

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: 05/02/2018

Tanaka Kinuyo Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity by Michael Smith Tanaka Kinuyo Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity

This is the first book in English dedicated to the actress and director Tanaka Kinuyo. Her career overlapped with a transformative period in Japanese history, and this close analysis of her fascinating life and work offers new perspectives, subjectivities and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/03/2018

Anthropomorphism in Islam The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350) by Livnat Holtzman Anthropomorphism in Islam The Challenge of Traditionalism (700-1350)

Through a close, contextualized, and interdisciplinary reading in Hadith compilations, theological treatises, and historical sources, this book offers an evaluation and understanding of the traditionalistic endeavours to define anthropomorphism in the most crucial and indeed most formative period of Islamic...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/03/2018

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: A Guide for Studying and Teaching empowers students by providing them with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate the period. Throughout the book, major research questions and historiographical debates are identified and guidance is given...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2018

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: A Guide for Studying and Teaching empowers students by providing them with the conceptual and methodological tools to investigate the period. Throughout the book, major research questions and historiographical debates are identified and guidance is given...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2018

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

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

Presents a nuanced look at questions of identity in Muslim Spain under the Umayyads, an Arab dynasty that ruled from 756 to 1031. With a social historical emphasis on relations among different religious and ethnic groups, and between men and...
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. The aim of this volume is to illustrate...
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

Examines an old question that has recently surfaced and given rise to spirited discussion among Islamic historians and archeologists: what role did a city revered for its holiness play in the unfolding politics of the early Islamic period? Medieval Jerusalem...
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

English translations of two important fifteenth-century writings on witchcraft by Johannes Hartlieb and Ulrich Molitoris. Introduction discusses the writings, the authors, their historical environments, the ways they used sources, and their influence on the development of ideas about witchcraft --Provided...
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

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