History - Medieval


  • "sefer Hasidim" and the Ashkenazic Book in Medieval Europe

    By Ivan G. Marcus

    Our Price: $69.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780812250091
    • Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
  • 'England's Darling': The Victorian Cult of Alfred the Great

    By Joanne Parker

    Our Price: $32.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780719073571
    • Publisher: Manchester University Press
    • Published: May 2014
    During the last two decades, numerous studies have been devoted to the Victorian fascination with King Arthur. However, the figure of King Alfred has received almost no attention. For much of the nineteenth century, Alfred was as important as Arthur in the British popular imagination. A pervasive cult of the king developed which included the erection of at least four public statues, the completion of more than twenty-five paintings, and the publication of over a hundred texts, by authors ranging from Wordsworth to minor women writers. By 1852, J.A. Froude could describe Alfred's life as 'the favourite story in English nurseries'; in 1901, a national holiday marked the thousandth anniversary of his death, organised by a committee including Edward Burne Jones, Arthur Conan Doyle and Thomas Hughes. 'England's Darling' sets out to answer the questions that must arise in the face of such nineteenth-century enthusiasm for a long-dead king. It addresses a genuine gap in the literature on Victorian medievalism in particular and cultural history in general and argues that knowledge of the cult of Alfred is crucial to understanding the Victorian cultural map. The book examines the ways in which Alfred was rewritten by nineteenth-century authors and artists, and asks how beliefs about the Saxon king's reign and achievements related to nineteenth-century ideals about leadership, law, religion, commerce, education and the Empire. The book concludes by addressing the most interesting enigma in Alfred's reception history: why is the king no longer 'England's darling'?A fascinating study that will be enjoyed by scholars of history, cultural history, literature and art history.
  • 'The Beste and Fayrest of Al Lincolnshire': The Church of St Botolph, Boston, Lincolnshire, and Its Medieval Monuments

    By Sally Badham

    Our Price: $88.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781407309330
    • Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Oxford Ltd
    • Published: April 2012
  • 1066 in Perspective

    By David Bates

    Our Price: $60.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780948092848
    • Publisher: Royal Armouries
  • 1066: The History of the Bayeux Tapestry

    Our Price: $11.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781841150413
    • Publisher: Harper Perennial
    • Published: November 2004
  • 1215: The Year of Magna Carta

    By Danny Danziger

    Our Price: $8.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780743257787
    • Publisher: Touchstone
    • Published: June 2005
    From bestselling author Danny Danziger and medieval expert John Gillingham comes a vivid look at the signing of the Magna Carta and how this event illuminates one of the most compelling and romantic periods in history. Surveying a broad landscape through a narrow lens, 1215 sweeps readers back eight centuries in an absorbing portrait of life during a time of global upheaval, the ripples of which can still be felt today. At the center of this fascinating period is the document that has become the root of modern freedom: the Magna Carta. It was a time of political revolution and domestic change that saw the Crusades, Richard the Lionheart, King John, and—in legend—Robin Hood all make their marks on history. The events leading up to King John’s setting his seal to the famous document at Runnymede in June 1215 form this rich and riveting narrative that vividly describes everyday life from castle to countryside, from school to church, and from hunting in the forest to trial by ordeal. For instance, women wore no underwear (though men did), the average temperatures were actually higher than they are now, and the austere kitchen at Westminster Abbey allowed each monk two pounds of meat and a gallon of ale per day. Broad in scope and rich in detail, 1215 ingeniously illuminates what may have been the most important year of our history. 336p. Pap.
  • 1215: The Year of the Magna Carta

    By Danny Danziger

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780340824757
    • Publisher: Coronet Books
    • Published: 2004
    On June 15 1215, rebel barons forced King John of England to meet them at runnymede. They did not trust the monarch, so he was not allowed to leave until his seal was attached to the charter in front of him. This wasthe Magna Carta, a revolutionary document. never before had royal authority been so fundamentally challenged. This study explores what it was like to be alive in that momentous year of the medieval world. Bibliography, index. 324p.
  • 1381: The Year of the Peasants' Revolt

    By Juliet Barker

    Our Price: $29.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674368149
    • Publisher: Belknap Press
    • Published: November 2014
  • 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

    By Roger Crowley

    Our Price: $16.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781401308506
    • Publisher: Hyperion
    • Published: August 2006
    Impeccably researched, 1453 is a vivid, intense tale of courasge and cruelty, of technological ingenuity, endurance and luck. It is also the story of this moment and the crucial link it provides inthe chain of events that connects the historic confrontations of the Mideast to the modern world. Source Notes, Bibliography, Index. B&W illus. 304p.
  • 1492: The Decline of Medivalism and the Rise of the Modern Age

    By Barnet Litvinoff

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780684192109
    • Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
    • Published: August 1991
    First voyage can be seen as a watershed in history, as the parochialism of the medieval age gave way to the enlightenment of the Renaissance. This intelligent study shows how the events of that erabuilt a societal legacy that remains with us today. Illus.
  • 50 Medieval Finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme

    By Michael Lewis

    Our Price: $22.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781445672380
    • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • 778: La Batalla de Errozabal En Su Contexto Histórico

    By Xabier Irujo

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781717249753
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • The A to Z of Ancient and Medieval Nubia

    By Richard A. Lobban

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810875647
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: February 2010
  • The A to Z of Medieval China

    By Victor Cunrui Xiong

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810875753
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: May 2010
  • The A to Z of Medieval India

    By Iqtidar Alam Khan

    Our Price: $47.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780810875760
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: February 2010