Medieval history

    Simon de Montfort and the Rise of the English Nation

    By Darren Baker

    Paperback £8.45

    Simon de Montfort's combination of charisma, determination, and fearlessness made him one of the greatest men of his age. This new biography marks 750 years since Montfort established the earliest forerunner of our modern parliament.

    Cambridge Library Collection - Medieval History

    By Sharon Turner

    Hardback £95.39

    Sharon Turner 1768-1847 practised as a solicitor in London, but as a young man he had become involved in the study of Anglo-Saxon and Icelandic literature and history. Published 1799-1805, this four-volume work was a benchmark in Anglo-Saxon studies, drawing on manuscripts in the British Museum.

    Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad

    Hardback £162.46

    Entertaining, instructive, licentious and sometimes abhorrent, Tanukhi's wonderful collection of anecdotes presents a rich and colourful mosaic of life and belief in the tenth-century Middle East.

    Distant Mirror

    By Barbara W. Tuchman

    Paperback £10.25

    The fourteenth century was a time of fabled crusades and chivalry, glittering cathedrals and grand castles. It was also a time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world of chaos and the plague. Here, Barbara Tuchman masterfully reveals the two contradictory images of the age, examining the great rhythms of...

    Portraits of Medieval Eastern Europe, 900-1400

    Paperback £27.92

    Portraits of Medieval Eastern Europe provides imagined biographies of twenty different figures from all walks of life living in Eastern Europe from 900 to 1400. Moving beyond the usual boundaries of speculative history, the book presents innovative and creative interpretations of the people, places, and events of medieval Eastern Europe...

    Templars

    By Dan Jones

    Hardback £17.46

    The remarkable story of the Knights Templar - the wealthiest, most powerful and most secretive of the military orders that flourished in the crusading era.

    Tales from the Long Twelfth Century

    By Richard Huscroft

    Paperback £9.05

    This intriguing book tells the story of England's great medieval Angevin dynasty in an entirely new way. Departing from the usual king-centric narrative, Richard Huscroft instead centers each of his chapters on the experiences of a particular man or woman who contributed to the broad sweep of events. Whether noble...

    Formation of the English Common Law

    By John Hudson

    Paperback £29.75

    The Formation of English Common Law provides a comprehensive overview of the development of early English law, one of the classic subjects of medieval history. This much expanded second edition spans the centuries from King Alfred to Magna Carta, abandoning the traditional but restrictive break at the Norman Conquest. Within...

    Scientific Practices in European History, 1200-1800

    By Peter Dear

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    Scientific Practices in European History, 1200-1800 presents and situates a collection of extracts from both widely known texts by such figures as Copernicus, Newton, and Lavoisier, and lesser known but significant items, all chosen to provide a perspective on topics in social, cultural and intellectual history and to illuminate the...

    Marriage and the Law in the Age of Khubilai Khan

    By Bettine Birge

    Hardback Save £7.53 = £32.42

    These thirteenth-century legal cases from the classic compendium Yuan dianzhang reveal the complex, contradictory inner workings of the Mongol-Yuan legal system, as seen through the prism of divorce, adultery, rape, wife-selling, and other marital disputes. Bettine Birge offers a meticulously annotated translation and analysis.

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