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The Perfect Heresy the Revolutionary Life And Death Of The Medieval Cathars

By O'Shea, Stephen

Toronto: Douglas & McIntyre, 2000 Eight hundred years ago, the Cathars, a group of heretical Christians from all walks of society, high and low, flourished in what is now the Languedoc in Southern France. Their subversive beliefs brought down on them the wrath of Popes and monarchs and provoked a brutal 'Crusade' against them. The final defeat of the Cathars was horrific with mass burnings of men, women and children in the village of Montaillou in the Pyrenees. 1st Canadian Edition.. Hardcover. New/New.

$30.00

The Black Death

By Ziegler, Philip

London: Reader's Union, 1969 "Philip Ziegler follows the course of the plague as it swept from Asia into Italy and then into the rest of Europe." 319p. bliography.index.. Book Club (BCE/BOMC). Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine.

$10.00

Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1425) A Study in Late Byzantine Statesmanship

By Barker, John W

New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1969 614p. illus. bibliography index. maps on endpapers. Clean tight text block, name of previous owner on ffep, Spine slightly bruised .. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. Good>Very Good/No Jacket.

$27.50

A Brief History of Magna Carta: The Origins of Liberty from Runnymede to Washington
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A Brief History of Magna Carta: The Origins of Liberty from Runnymede to Washington

By Hindley.Geoffrey

London: Robinson, 2015 2015 marks the 800th anniversary of the signing of Magna Carta, the influence of which is still felt today around the world. In 1215 the barons of England forced King John to sign a revolutionary document which would change the political landscape not only of thirteenth-century Britain, but of the modern world. Magna Carta was the forerunner of the constitution that limited the powers of the crown and its echoes can be found in the seventeenth-century Civil Wars, the struggles for American Independence, the work of Thomas Paine and in the bedrock constitutional legislation of just about every democratic country today. As civil Liberties and the rule of law are increasingly brought into question throughout the world, leading medieval historian Geoffrey Hindley breathes vivid life into the story behind the signing of Magna Carta, and reveals the undiminished significance of this ancient document in today's world. [An updated version of " Book of Magna Carta" orignially published Constable 1990] 349p. lllus bibliography. incdex. FirstThus.. Softcover. As New.

$10.00

The Penguin Atlas of Medieval History

By McEvedy, Colin

London: Penguin, 1971 96p,maps. index. Reprint.. Softcover. Good.

$4.50

Simon the Coldheart
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Simon the Coldheart

By Heyer,Georgette

New York: Buccaneer Books, 1951 Re-issue of medieval novel first published in1925. Clean crisp copy - looks unread. Facsimile Reprint.. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket (as issued).

$45.00

Proud Knight, Fair Lady: The Twelve Lais of Marie de France

By Marie De France & Lewis, Naomi

London: Hutchinson, 1989 Centuries befor Anderson, Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, a twelfth century French Poet , Marie, collected these marvellous tales from the wandering minstrels and turned them into magical verses or lais. Herwe are tales of love, of valiant knights and proud ladies, of nobility and chivalry, Naomi Lewis's English rranslation.brings the stories to life fo today's readers., and combined with Angela Barrett's breathtaking illustrations make this book a modern classic.. First Thus.. Hardcover. New/New. Illus. by Angela Barrett.

$35.00

Christendom and Christianity in the Middle Ages: The Relations Between Religion, Church, and Society
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Christendom and Christianity in the Middle Ages: The Relations Between Religion, Church, and Society

By Bredero, Adriaan H

Grand Rapids MI: Willliam B. Eerdmans publishing Company, 1994 Christenheid en Christendom in de Middeleeuwen. Over de verhouding van godsdienst, kerk en samenleving Translated from the Dutch by Reinder Bruinsma. 402p. bibliography index. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/As New.

$25.00

The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript : Pearl, Cleanness, Patience and Gawain and the Green Knight
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The Poems of the Pearl Manuscript : Pearl, Cleanness, Patience and Gawain and the Green Knight

By Andrew, Malcolm & Waldron, Ronald

Exeter: University Of Exeter Press, 1996 'The appearance of a revised edition of Malcolm Andrew and Ronald Waldron's The Poems of The Pearl Manuscript is very welcome. This new text, an updating of the 1987 edition (itself a revision of the original 1978 publication), allows the editors to update the notes in the light More. of recent scholarship and generally to streamline the layout of the text . . . The bibliography has also been updated, while a number of older works have been discreetly removed from the lists. Such changes keep the edition abreast of recent developments in the field and mean that it is likely to remain the best single-volume edition of the Gawain Poet's works for some time to come.' [The Year's Work in English Studies, March 1999] 373p. glossary appendix. Rev Ed... Flexible Cover. Near Fine.

$30.00

Chaucer and the City (Chaucer Studies)
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Chaucer and the City (Chaucer Studies)

By Butterfield, Ardis [ed]

Woodbridge, Suffolk: D.S.Brewer, 2006 [Chaucer Studies Vol XXXVII] Literature of the city and the city in literature are topics of major contemporary interest. This volume enhances our understanding of Chaucer's iconic role as a London poet, defining the modern sense of London as a city in history, steeped in its medieval past. Building on recent work by historians on medieval London, as well as modern urban theory, the essays address the centrality of the city in Chaucer's work, and of Chaucer to a literature and a language of the city. Contributors explore the spatial extent of the city, imaginatively and geographically; the diverse and sometimes violent relationships between communities, and the use of language to identify and speak for communities; the worlds of commerce, the aristocracy, law, and public order. A final section considers the longer history and memory of the medieval city beyond the devastations of the Great Fire and into the Victorian period. 1st UK Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine.

$60.00

Death in the Middle Ages: Mortality, Judgment, and Remembrance (Library of Medieval Civilization)

By Boase, T.S.R.

New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972 144p.illus.bibliography.index. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$12.50

The House of Wisdom / Visdommen i Vestjylland [IN ENGLISH & DANISH]

By Norn, Otto & Jensen, Soren Skovgaard

Copenhagen: Christian Ejlers Forlag, 1990 The golden altar at Sahl church in Western Jutland is an unrivalled monument from an oustanding period in Denmark abut 1200. Today the altar is highly prized for its artistry, but in the Middle Ages it imparted the deepest mysteries of the Christian faith. The Sahl altar is a didactic work of art.The two authors present a trailblazing reading of the altar's message to show how links were forged in the early Middle Ages between Christian doctrine and classical philosophy. The altar is thus crowned by Sapienta, Divine Wisdom, in converse with Plato and Socrates : heathen ancients drawn into Christian mythology. Photographs of the Sahl Altar by Gerard Franceschi. Drawings by Holger Schmidt.158p. lllus. Letter from the publisher laid in.. First Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Very Good, Slight Chips & Tear.

$30.00

Life on the English Manor: A Study of Peasant Conditions 1150-1400
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Life on the English Manor: A Study of Peasant Conditions 1150-1400

By Bennett,H.S.

Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 1989 Pbk. 364p. illus.bibliography.index. A fe minor stains on cover. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$8.00

Life on the English Manor: A Study of Peasant Conditions 1150-1400
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Life on the English Manor: A Study of Peasant Conditions 1150-1400

By Bennett,H.S.

Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 1984 Pbk. 364p. illus.bibliography.index.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$10.00

The Violent Kingdom: Early History of Northumbria

By Anderson, Roy

Rothbury: Butler Publishing, 1989 "This is the story of the rise & fall of Northumbria - it spans the centuries between the departure of the Roman legions & the arrival of the conquering Normans - this is a time that sees the arrival of Christianity, but a time, too, that sees violence, battle & bloodshed, mayhem & murder, torture & treachery - Northumbria was indeed a violent Kingdom".72p. Maps by Al Pearson.. 1st UK Edition.. Pbk.. As New. Illus. by Philip Marshall.

$12.50

Medicine and Society in Later Medieval England (Social History)

By Rawcliffe, Carole

Stroud GL: Alan Sutton, 1995 From a social context and using contemporary sources, this text explains how the medical profession (physicians, surgeons and apothecaries) developed and functioned in late medieval England. Against a backdrop of high morality, widespread disease and persistent problems of public health, it considers what alternatives were available to the patient, from "society doctors" to wise women, quacks and hospitals for the sick poor. Medical theories and practices of the time are investigated, along with the often satirical and sometimes hostile attitudes of the man on the street.241p, illus bibliography index. Donor instription on ffep, else fine. 1st. English Edition.. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine.

$30.00

The Medical Unity of the Mediterrnean World in Antiquity and The Middle Ages

By Vryonis, Speros (Jr)

Herakleion, Crete: Crete University Press, 1991 ". a fascinating surveyof the achievements . of the ancient medical schools . and of the adoption and standardization of ancient doctrines in Byzantine and Arab medical centres." A lecture delivered at the first Mediterranean Medical Meeting Herakleion, Crete, 24-29 sept. 1989, organise par Medical school of the University of Crete. [Foundation for research and technology (Hellas), Institute for Mediterranean studies ; in co-operation with the Speros Basil Vryonis Center for Hellenic studies (Sacramento, Ca.). 34p. bibliography.. First Edition.. French Wraps. New.

$35.00

The Domesday Book: England's Heritage, Then & Now
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The Domesday Book: England's Heritage, Then & Now

By Hinde, Thomas [ed]

Godalming: Colour Library Books, 1997 The Domesday Book: England"s Heritage, Then and Now brings this 900-year-old document to life The county gazetteer follows, with the Domesday settlements listed alphabetically by their modern spelling. Each entry contains a brief resume of its Domesday information and a note, where ever possible, of its history and present status." 351p. illus ,maps bibligraphy.index .Extremley large heavy book may cost more to deliver.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good.

$25.00

Cathedral : The Story of Its Construction
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Cathedral : The Story of Its Construction

By Macaulay, David

Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1973 "Text and detailed drawings follow the planning and construction of a magnificent Gothic cathedral in the imaginary French town of Chutreaux during the thirteenth century." Winner of 1978 Caldecott Honor . 80p. Illus (B & W). Reprint. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

Travels with a Medieval Queen - The Journey of a Sicilian Princess

By Simeti, Mary Taylor

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2002 " In 1185, the 32-year- old Constance of Sicily, a princess with the most magnificent dowry Europe has ever seen, was betrothed to the 21-year-old Henry, cold-hearted son of the great German Emperor, Frederick Barbarossa. Eight years later, the Sicilian throne lies empty and Henry and Constance (pregnant for the first time at 40) travel south to stake their claim against the usurper Tancredi's family. It is this journey that Taylor Simeti retraces, along the way contrasting medieval society with modern, capturing what the life of the medieval queen must have been like, exploring the idea of travel and pilgrimage, and expressing, above all, a deep empathy for her subject. " 319p. illus (some col.) bibliography.. 1st UK Ed. Hard Cover. As New/As New.

$45.00

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