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A History of the Crusades: Vlume I: The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem
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A History of the Crusades: Vlume I: The First Crusade and the Foundation of the Kingdom of Jerusalem

By Runciman, Steven

New York: Harper Torchbook/Harper & Row, Publishers, 1964. First Thus. Trade Paperback in Very Good Overall Condition. Illustrated with eight pages of black-and-white reproductions of contemporary illustrations and five maps within the text. Colour illustrated cover with wraparound art of part of a 14th century manuscript showing mediaeval warfare; red & blue lettering on white cover, which is sunned along edges and on spine. Pages are lightly and evenly toned, quite clean, no markings of any kind, no creases. This is the first volume of three to cover the history of the movement we call the Crusades, from its birth in the eleventh century to its decline in the fourteenth, and of the states that it created in the Holy Land and in neighboring countries. A "mighty wave of emotion that swept western Europe and gathered hundreds of thousands of humble men and women to the banners of such popular leaders as Peter the Hermit and Walter the Penniless marks a great epoch in modern history--perhaps the moment when the faith, preserved in the cloister while the barbarians trampled down the classic order, came forth from the sanctuary to take the world by storm". 238 pages, indexed.. 8" x %.25". 1964, Harper Torchbook/Harper & Row, Publishers, New York.

$19.95

The Pelican History of Medieval Europe (Pelican book)
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The Pelican History of Medieval Europe (Pelican book)

By Keen, Maurice

Middlesex, England: Penguin Books, 1969. Paperback. Good. Paperback in Good Condition. Cover is clean and bright, worn around edges, rubbed down hinge, shows a detail from a fourteenth century French manuscript, The Travels of Marco Polo, showing the brothers Nicolo and Matteo Polo setting sail for the Black Sea. Glued binding tight snd solid, all pages attached and intact, clean with no text markings of any kind, They are yellowing, more so towards edges, not browning. The Middle Ages--a time of struggles of Empire and Papacy, of the Crusades, of serfdom, of feudalism, of the Hundred Years War, Barbarian invasions, ----. Maurice Keen shows how the feudal order of a world driven back upon its natural resources was gradually transformed into the self-confident, expansionist society of the twelfth century. 349 pp with Tables of the Royal Houses and Popes, Bibliography and Index. 1965 printing, Penguin Books, Middlesex, England.

$8.95

The Knights Templar Their History and Myths Revealed
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The Knights Templar Their History and Myths Revealed

By Butler, Alan

New York: Shelter Harbor Press, 2016. Paperback. As New/No Jacket. 2016, Shelter Harbor Press, NY. Trade Paperback As New. Magnificently illustrated book with pages of coated paper, full color illustrations throughout, with side notes on many pages. Heavy illustrated wraps, clean, unmarked, solidly bound. The Knights Templar were the most famous warrior monks that appeared in late medieval Europe. They were originally founded to protect Christian pilgrims travelling from Europe to Jerusalem and the Holy Land and grew to become a political force to rival kings and popes. This is the history of their growth and of their decline and eventual destruction. 192 pages. Epilogue, Glossary, Bibliography, Index. 7.25 x 9.5 inches. 2016, Shelter Harbor Press, New York.

$12.95

The Autumn of the Middle Ages
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The Autumn of the Middle Ages

By Huizinga, Johan

Chicago, Illinois: University of Chicago Press, 1996. First US Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Type: Hardback First U.S. Edition Hardcover in Very Good Condition with a Good Dust Jacket. Translated by Rodney J. Payton and Ulrich Mammitzsch, based on the 1921 Edition of "Herfsttij der Middeleewen". Few who have read this book in English realize that 'The Waning of the Middle Ages', the only previous translation, is vastly different from the original Dutch and incompatible with all other European-language translations. Now, for the first time ever, the original version of this classic work has been translated into English. Illustrated with 36 pages of historic Plates, b/w, on coated paper. One of the most famous works of history, Johan Huizinga presents a brilliant portrait of life, thought, and art in 14th and 15th century France and the Netherlands. Black cloth with bright and sharp orange titles to spine, very clean and unmarked, lower edge near heel and heel lightly rubbed; sewn binding tight, solid, square, with sharp corners. On the rear endpapers, on the page tips, there is a brownish stain, otherwise the internals are in fine condition. Jacket is clean and bright with lllustration: 'Etienne Chevalier and St. Stephen', by Jean Foucquet. Upper edge with chips, rear upper edge with diagonal tear, tape reinforced. 467 pages with Notes, Bibliography and Index. 6.5 x 9.5 inches. 1996, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, Illinois.

$15.95

English Society in the Later Middle Ages 1348-1500 (The Penguin Social History of Britain)
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English Society in the Later Middle Ages 1348-1500 (The Penguin Social History of Britain)

By Keen, Maurice

London, England: Penguin Books, 1990. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Bright and clean, unmarked wraps with a whisper of wear to front corners. The cover shows a map of Boarstall, Buckinghampshire, in the Record Office. Pages moderately toned, more so near the edges, quite clean, no marks of any kind, no highlighting, no underlining. In 1350, the traditional idea of the 'three estates' - priests, knights, and labourers-offered an idealized but essentially accurate picture of society. By 1500, a far more complex structure based on landowning wealth, the city commercial elite and 'bastard feudal' relations was firmly in place. In this book Maurice Keen traces the causes and the scope of this great transformation. 332 pages with bibliography and index. 5 x 7.75 inches. 1990, Penguin Books, London, England.

$12.95

The Penguin History of Medieval Europe
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The Penguin History of Medieval Europe

By Keen, Maurice

London, England: Penguin Books, 1991. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Bright and clean, unmarked wraps with a whisper of wear to extremities; illustration of details from a 14th century French manuscript, "The Travels of Marco Polo" showing the brothers Nicolo and Matteo Polo seting sail for the Black Sea. Pages evenly toned, quite clean, no marks of any kind, no highlighting, no underlining. A three-dimensional picture of the politics, society and religion of Medieval Europe. Dr. Keen examines tribal wars, the Crusades, the growth of trade and the changing patterns of community life as villages grew into towns and towns into cities. During this time, the blurring of the distinction between temporal and spiritual matters eventually undermined the spiritual authority of the Church under the popes. Charlemagne, Crusades, The Hundred Years War, serfdom, feudalism--are other areas of exploration. 349 pages with bibliography and index. 5 x 7.75 inches. 1991, Penguin Books, London, England.

$12.95

Secrets of the Middle Ages
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Secrets of the Middle Ages

By Harpur, James and Hallam, Elizabeth

New York: Konecky & Konecky, 2000. First Thus. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback First Konecky & Konecky Edition, Quarto Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition. Full color illustrations throughout. Bright red cloth w/gilt titles to spine is very clean and unmarked, no wear to extremities; tight and solid binding, square; First Chapter has highlighted text, still easy to read. No other marks or highlighting. Clean and bright jacket with slight wear. Brings to life the rich pageantry and key components of the middle ages--the Crusades, Charlenagne, the Black Death, castles, knights, lords and vassals, monks and monasteries, warfare, its fabulous architecture and art. A fascinating period on history, frm the Fall of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the European exploration of the 'New World'. 119 pages. 9.5 x 11.75 inches. 2000, Konecky & Konecky, New York

$12.95

The Vikings: Voyagers of Discovery and Plunder (General Military)
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The Vikings: Voyagers of Discovery and Plunder (General Military)

By Chartrand, Rene; Durham, Keith; Harrison, Mark; Heath, Ian

Oxford, UK: Osprey Publishing, 2008. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Type: Remainder Trade Paperback in Good Condition. Foreword by Magnus Magnuson. Elaborately illustrated in full color. Bright, clean and unmarked cover, with light wear to extremities, spine head scuffed. Remainder mk on lower edge. Internals as new. The Viking Age--approximately 800 AD to 1066--three centuries of "mounting power and ferocity all over Europe" until a crushing defeat on a battlefield in England at the Battle of Stamford Bridge. 208 pages with Chronology, Glossary, Bibliography and Index. 7.5 x 9.5 inches. 2008, Osprey Publishing, Oxford, UK

$8.32

Western Europe in the Middle Ages: A Short History  Second Edition
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Western Europe in the Middle Ages: A Short History Second Edition

By Strayer, Joseph R

Pacific Palisades, California, USA: Goodyear Publishing Company, 1974. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Second Edition. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition.Wrap-around cover art of lime-green with black line drawing of medieval scene, white titles, quite clean and unmarked, slight wear to edges, solid and square.pages also quite clean, no underlining or highlghting, no marks. The Middle Ages exrtends from the fifth century with the decline of the Roman Empire to the fifteenth century with the beginnings of modern European civilization. There are arugments against this time frame but it is generally the time period called Medieval History or the Middle Ages. This book is an attempt to give in the briefest form possible an interpretation of the rise and fall, the nature and contributions, of medieval civilizations This Second Edition takes account of some scholarly research work on the Middle Ages taking place after the First Edition, corrects some errors, updates the bibliography, and the author's appraisal of the 14th century has been somewhat modified. Contents: 1. The Making of Europe: The Roman Empire; the Church; the Germanic Invasions; the End of Mediterranean Unity; The Work of Charlemagne. 2. The Years of Transition: Collapse of the Carolingian Empire-Feudalism; The Revival of the Empire-Germany and Italy; The Renewal of Western Civilization. 3. The Flowering of Medieval Civilization: Twelfth Century; Christendom; Secular Government; New Ideas and Their Expression in the 12th Century. 4.The edieval Summer: 13th Century: Papal Monarchy-Innocent III; Papal Monarchy-The Popes and the Hohenstaufen; The Rise of the Secular State; Economic, Intellectual, and Artistic Activities in the 13th Century. 5. The Long Autumn: Failure of the Secular States. 245 pages with index. 5. 8 x 9 inches. 1974, Goodyear Publishing Company, Pacific Palisades, California, USA

$8.77

The Making of Medieval Spain (History of European Civilization library)
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The Making of Medieval Spain (History of European Civilization library)

By Jackson, Gabriel

USA: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1972. First US Edition. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. First US Edition. Trade Paperback in Near Fine Condition. 132 Illustrations, 18 in colour. Clean and bright golden cover with medieval illustrations; bare touch of wear to corners. Soundly bound, square, no spine creasing. Internals faintly toned, otherwise Fine. The author explores the unique intermingling of three immensely powerful cultures in medieval Spain: Christian, Jews, and Muslim. He provides a lucid study of this interaction, from the Islamic occupation of Spain, in the early 8th century, through the gradual rise of Christian Spain and the success of the 'Reconquista' in the 13th century, to the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, dual monarchs of the Inquisition period, and the final conquest of Muslim Granada in 1492. He clarifies the complex political history and stresses the role of economic, social and cultural influences. 216 pages with Bibliography, List of Illustrations and credits, and Index. 8,25 x 5.75 inches. 1972, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, USA

$18.32

A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century
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A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century

By TUCHMAN, BARBARA W

New York, New York, USA: Ballantine Books, 1987. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Clean and unmarked book with very gentle wear. Touch of wear to lower front corner. No other edge wear. Cover art:The fourth horseman of the apocalypse" from the "Tres Riches Heures of Jean", Duc de Berry. 9 full color plates. 61 b/w plates. The plates are striking; for example there is a color plate of an entire illuminated page from a manuscript of 1409 of Charles VI in the royal palace in Paris receiving a book. Medieval manuscripts are full of details of people and activities of the day and are delightful. They enhance any history book as they illustrate the text. Barbara Tuchman is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winning historian. 677 pages. 5.25 x 8.5 inches. 1987, Ballantine Books, New York, New York, USA

$11.10

Women's Lives in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook
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Women's Lives in Medieval Europe: A Sourcebook

By Emilie Amt (Editor)

U.S.A: Routledge, 1992. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Bright and clean wrappers with slight wear to corners, tight and solid glued binding. Some highlighting of text and some pages with notes in margins. Otherwise pages clean, no soiling, no creases. A collection of primary sources focused on the lives of women in the Middle Ages, women in all social classes, including those on the margins of society. Emile Amt has brought together documents from the 5th to the 15th centuries which reveal this society, how women were expected to live--the Christian majority, and also about the minority groups in Europe-- Jews, Muslims, and heretics. 347 pages with Further Reading Suggestions and Index. 9 x 6 inches. 1992, Routledge, New York and London

$7.40

Cathedral, Forge and Waterwheel: Technology and Invention in the Middle Ages
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Cathedral, Forge and Waterwheel: Technology and Invention in the Middle Ages

By Gies, Joseph and Francis

New York: Harper Perennial, 1995. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Bright, clean and unmarked wrappers with trace wear to corners. tight, solid and square. More than 90 black and white illustrations and drawings. Pages are clean, no creases, with highlighting and ink underlining and a few notes in margins--does not interfere with easy readability. An account of Europe's rise to world leadership in technology. Contents include Triumphs and Failures of Ancient Technology; Dark Ages (or not so dark), 500-900; the Asian Connection; The Technology of the Commercial Revolution. 900-1400; The High Middle Ages, 1200-1400; Leonardo and Columbus. 357 pages with Notes, Bibliography, and Index. 1995, Harper Perennial, USA

$6.61

The Inheritance of Historiography 350-900  (Exeter Studies in History No. 12)
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The Inheritance of Historiography 350-900 (Exeter Studies in History No. 12)

By Holdsworth, Christopher and Wiseman, T. P. (Editors)

UK: University of Exeter, 1986. First Edition. Paperback. Fine/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Fine Condition. Exeter Studies in History No. 12. Clean and bright, unmarked book, tight and square binding. A study of the historians of the early Middle Ages and the extent to which they inherited the aims and methods of Greek and Roman historiography, the critical writing of history. A number of scholars participated in a conference in Exeter in 1885 to discuss this question. This book presents nine of the contributions, on representative authors from the fourth to the ninth centuries: Brian Warmington on Athanasius; John Matthews on Ammanius Marcellinus; Robert Markus on Prosper of Aquitaine; Jill Harris on Sozomen; Averil Cameron on Procopius; Roger Ray on Bede; Donald Bullough on Paul the Deacon; Tom Brown on Agnellus of Ravenna; and James Campbell on Asser. Together they provide an authoritative guide to the contrasts and continuities in history writing from Byzantium to Alfred's Wessex. 138 pages with index. 5.75 x 8.25 inches. 1986, University of Exeter, UK

$9.71

The Outlaws of Medieval Legend
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The Outlaws of Medieval Legend

By Maurice Keen

U.S.A: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Clean and unmarked wrappers, hinged, slight cover edge wear; binding tight, solid and square; pages and page edges quite clean and free from any markings. b/w in-text illustrations. The popular heroes of the Middle Ages were semi-mythical figures such as Robin Hood and Hereward the Wake. Maurice Keen explains the popularity of such figures and explores what it was in the outlaw stories that appealed to the common peopleof the Middle Ages, and discusses their origins, spirit and background. 234 pages with Appendices: 1. The Supposed Mythological Origin of the Robin Hood Legend. 2. Sources and Bibliography. 3. Additional Bibliography. 4. Robin Hood in Recent Historical Writing (1977-1986): A Postscript. Index. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. 1987, Routledge & Kegan Paul, USA. Originally published in Great Britain in 1961.

$12.95

Feudal Society, Volume 2: Social Classes and Political Organization
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Feudal Society, Volume 2: Social Classes and Political Organization

By Marc Bloch

U.S.A: University of Chicago Press, 1964. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Translated by L. A. Manyon. Eight illustrative plates. Clean, unmarked wrappers, whisper of edge wear, tight & solid, square. Former owner name of first page, otherwise intenals are clean, no markings, no creasing. 499 pages with Bibliography and Index. 5.25 x 8. 1964, University of Chicago Press, USA

$7.86

Medieval Europe: Readings In World History, Volume 8
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Medieval Europe: Readings In World History, Volume 8

By McNeill, William H. And Houser, Schuyler, O. (Editors)

New York, London, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1971. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Good + Condition. Clean and unmarked wrappers, rubbed, with slight wear around edges. Binding tight and square, all pages intact. Pages clean with no markings or creasing. The Readings in World History series consists of original source materials chosen to illustrate key points in history and of the interaction of its separate civilizations. 286 pages. 5.25 x 8 inches. 1971, Oxford University Press, New York, London, Toronto

$9.25

Medieval History: A Source Book
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Medieval History: A Source Book

By White, Donald A

Homewood, Illinois, USA: The Dorset Press, 1965. Paperback. Good/No Jacket. Second Printing of First Edition, 1968. Trade Paperback bound in publisher's illustrated stiff paper covers, in Good Condition. Gold cover with green titles and green/gold illustration is clean and unmarked, rubbed all along fore edge of front and back cover; rubbed on upper part of front hinge and spine head and heel. Solid, tight binding, square & solid volume, Internals are quite clean, no markings of any kind, no creasing--internals are in near fine condition. The author believes that the study of medieval history, perhaps more than any other, requires acquaintance with primary sources of the era. This volume is a collection of contemporary documents, accounts, and essays on main movements in Europe from the times of the Romans to 1300, with as many complete works as possible or at least large sections of works, not little snippets of various things here and there. and closing the book at the end of the thirteenth century. An example of the organization and contents included is Chapter One: The Reorganization of the Roman Empire in the Fourth Century: Sources: The Theodosian Code, Diocletians Edict on Maximum Prices, Ammianus Marcellinus. In other chapters there are documents relating to The Germans and the Decline of Rome; The Christian Antique; Merovingian and Carolingian Gaul; Feudalism and Manorialism; The Investiture Controversy; The Crusades; The Twelfth Century Awakening; The Church in the High Middle Ages; The Triumph of Scholasticism. 575 pages. 6 x 9 inches. The Dorset Press, Homewood, Illinois, 1968.

$14.93

Western Europe in the Middle Ages: A Short History
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Western Europe in the Middle Ages: A Short History

By Strayer, Joseph R

USA: Appleton-Century-Crofts, 1955. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. Purple cover with black illustration, white titles, quite clean, slight wear to edges, solid and square. Few of the last pages with slight rumpling of upper corners, otherwise quite clean, no underlining or highlghting, no marks. The Middle Ages exrtends from the fifth century with the decline of the Roman Empire to the fifteenth century with the beginnings of modern European civilization. There are arugments against this time frame but it is generally the time period called Medieval History or the Middle Ages. This book deals with: I The Making of Europe: The Roman Empire; the Church; the Germanic Invasions; the End of Mediterranean Unity; The Work of Charlemagne. II The Years of Transition: Collapse of the Carolingian Empire-Feudalism; The Revival of the Empire-Germany and Italy; The Renewal of Western Civilization. III The Flowering of Medieval Civilization: Twelfth Century; Christendom; Secular Government; New Ideas and Their Expression in the 12th Century. IV The Medieval Summer: 13th Century: Papal Monarchy-Innocent III; Papal Monarchy-The Popes and the Hohenstaufen; The Rise of the Secular State; Economic, Intellectual, and Artistic Activities in the 13th Century. V The Long Autumn: Failure of the Secular States. 245 pages with index. 8.25 x 5.5 inches. Appleton-Century-Crofts Publisher, USA 1955.

$7.88

Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle Ages
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Aristotle's Children: How Christians, Muslims, and Jews Rediscovered Ancient Wisdom and Illuminated the Middle Ages

By Rubenstein, Richard E

Orlando, Florida: Harcourt, Inc, 2003. Hardcover. As New/As New. David Toohey. Type: Hard Back Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket AS NEW. Probable Book Club Edition--no price on jacket. Very clean and unmarked binding of black paper-wrapped boards, tight & solid, square with sharp corners. Internals as new. Bright and colorful glossy jacket, with jacket image of detail of The School of Athens by Raphael. This book documents the intellectual explosion that transformed Europe in the Middle Ages and follows a set of these ideas as they course through the West. These ideas triggered student riots and heresy trials, prompted Pope Innocent III to recognize the Franciscan and Dominican orders, and set the stage for today's rift between reason and religion. This new persepectve came from Aristotle. Medieval History. 368 pages with Chapter Notes, Bibliography and Index. 6.25 x 9.5 inches. Harcourt, Inc. Publishers, Orlando, Florida, 2003.

$8.32

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