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The Middle Ages (524-1431) by Salem Press The Middle Ages (524-1431)

Provides in-depth analysis of primary documents surrounding the most important historical events and key figures from the Middle Ages.
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/04/2018

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: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2018

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: 04/04/2018

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: 04/04/2018

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

Tanaka Kinuyo Nation, Stardom and Female Subjectivity by Irene Gonzalez-Lopez 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

Saints and Sainthood around the Baltic Sea Identity, Literacy, and Communication in the Middle Ages by Dr. Carsten Selch (Associate Professor of Church History, University of Copenhagen) Jensen Saints and Sainthood around the Baltic Sea Identity, Literacy, and Communication in the Middle Ages
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Format: Hardback - Released: 31/03/2018

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: 30/01/2018

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Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures by Mr. Gad Freudenthal Science in Medieval Jewish Cultures

Provides the first comprehensive overview by world-renowned experts of what we know today of medieval Jews' engagement with the sciences.
Format: Hardback - Released: 00/05/2018

Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300-900 by Ildar (Professor of Medieval History, Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History University of Oslo) Garipzanov Graphic Signs of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 300-900
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Graphic Signs Of Authority in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages offers a cultural history of the graphic monogrammatic tools from antiquity to the Middle Ages. It examines the sign of the cross, christograms, monograms, and other similar devices,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/05/2018

A 14th Century Malay Code of Laws The Nitisarasamuccaya by Uli Kozok A 14th Century Malay Code of Laws The Nitisarasamuccaya

This work is the result of several years study by the author and colleagues of what is now determined to be the oldest known Malay document. It is was written in a pre-Jawi (Arabic/Malay) script, the Kerinci surat incung script....
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/05/2018

50 Medieval Finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme by Michael Lewis 50 Medieval Finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme

A look at fifty fascinating finds from the medieval era, all recorded by the portable antiquities scheme.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2018

The Warrior Queen The Life and Legend of Aethelflaed, Daughter of Alfred the Great by Joanna Arman The Warrior Queen The Life and Legend of Aethelflaed, Daughter of Alfred the Great

The remarkable story of Myrcna hlaefdige, the Lady of the Mercians - Alfred the Great's daughter and the only female ruler of a kingdom in Anglo-Saxon history.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/05/2018

Women in Medieval England by Lynda Telford Women in Medieval England

This fascinating book explores the status of women in medieval England, both before and after the Norman Conquest.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/05/2018

The Acts of the Second Council of Nicaea (787) by Richard Price The Acts of the Second Council of Nicaea (787)

The Second Council of Nicaea decreed that religious images are to be venerated, making the cult of icons central in Eastern Orthodoxy. Its Acts are essential reading for the iconoclast controversy, one of the most explored and contested topics in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/05/2018

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: 00/06/2018

Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors by Jonathan Karam (Professor of History and Director of International Studies, Shippensburg University) Skaff Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors
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A comparative history that reconsiders China's relations with the rest of Eurasia, Sui-Tang China and Its Turko-Mongol Neighbors challenges the notion that inhabitants of medieval China and Mongolia were irreconcilably different from each other.
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2018

Pope Benedict XII (1334-1342) The Guardian of Orthodoxy by Irene Bueno Pope Benedict XII (1334-1342) The Guardian of Orthodoxy

Medieval Papacy; Church history; Avignon Papacy
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/06/2018

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: Paperback - Released: 15/06/2018

After the Conquest The Divided Realm 1066-1135 by Teresa Cole After the Conquest The Divided Realm 1066-1135

England under the reign of King Henry I of England and Duke of Normandy. Despite two wives, a legion of mistresses, 22 illegitimate children, his only legitimate heir would die in a shipwreck thrusting England into a succession crisis and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/06/2018

Property, Power, and Authority in Rus and Latin Europe, ca. 1000-1236 by Yulia (Lecturer at the New Mexico Institute of Technology, New Mexico Institute of Technology, Department of Humani Mikhailova Property, Power, and Authority in Rus and Latin Europe, ca. 1000-1236
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Offers a new perspective on the feudal revolution by comparing forms of social and political organization in the Kingdom of the Rus and Latin Europe.
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2018

The Mythology of the Princes in the Tower by John Ashdown-Hill The Mythology of the Princes in the Tower

When was the story of the murder of the `princes in the Tower' put out? What bones were found at the Tower of London, and when? Can DNA now reveal the truth?
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2018

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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 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

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

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: 30/08/2017

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

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: 30/04/2017

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: 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: Paperback - Released: 30/04/2017

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

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