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  • Powers and Thrones

    A New History of the Middle Ages

    by Dan Jones ...
    **"Not only an engrossing read about the distant past, both informative and entertaining, but also a profoundly thought-provoking view of our not-really-so-‘new’ present . . . All medieval history is here, beautifully narrated . . . The vision takes in whole imperial landscapes but also makes room for intimate portraits of key individuals, and even some poems."—Wall Street Journal"A lively history ... Read more

    $10.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Life in Medieval Europe

    Fact and Fiction

    “A lovely, witty treasure trove of a book, spilling over with historical gems . . . a very human history: sometimes weird, always wonderful.” —Dan Jones, New York Times-bestselling authorHave you ever found yourself watching a show or reading a novel and wondering what life was really like in the Middle Ages? What did people actually eat? Were they really filthy? And did they ever get to marry for ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Bookseller's Tale

    A totally gripping historical crime thriller

    by Ann Swinfen ...
    Book 1 - Oxford Medieval Mysteries
    The death of a scholar, the birth of a detective...Oxford, Spring 1353. When young bookseller Nicholas Elyot discovers the body of William Farringdon floating in the River Cherwell, all the signs point to suicide.Soon, however, Nicholas discovers evidence of murder. Who could have wanted to kill this promising student? As Nicholas and his close friend Jordain try to unravel what lies behind ... Read more

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  • The Plantagenets

    The Warrior Kings and Queens Who Made England

    by Dan Jones ...
    The New York Times bestseller, from the author of Powers and Thrones, that tells the story of Britain’s greatest and worst dynasty—“a real-life Game of Thrones” (The Wall Street Journal)The first Plantagenet kings inherited a blood-soaked realm from the Normans and transformed it into an empire that stretched at its peak from Scotland to Jerusalem. In this epic narrative history of courage, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $6.99 USD

  • Before Galileo

    The Birth of Modern Science in Medieval Europe

    by John Freely ...
    A physicist and historian sheds light on scientific minds, breakthroughs, and innovations that paved the way for the Scientific Revolution.Histories of modern science often begin with the heroic battle between Galileo and the Catholic Church, a conflict which ignited the Scientific Revolution and led to the world-changing discoveries of Isaac Newton. As a consequence of this narrative frame, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Defenders of the West

    The Christian Heroes Who Stood Against Islam

    A riveting account of the lives and epic battles of eight Western defenders against violent Islamic jihad that sheds much-needed light on the enduring conflict with radical Islam.In Defenders of the West, the author of Sword and Scimitar follows up with vivid and dramatic profiles of eight extraordinary warriors—some saints, some sinners—who defended the Christian West against Islamic invasions. ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Medieval Market Morality

    Life, Law and Ethics in the English Marketplace, 1200–1500

    by James Davis ...
    This important study examines the market trade of medieval England by providing a wide-ranging critique of the moral and legal imperatives that underpinned retail trade. James Davis shows how market-goers were influenced not only by practical and economic considerations of price, quality, supply and demand, but also by the moral and cultural environment within which such deals were conducted. This ... Read more

    $44.99 USD

  • The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

    series Very Short Introductions
    In the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, the Mongols carved out the largest land-based empire in world history, stretching from Korea to Russia in the north and from China to Syria in the south, and unleashing an unprecedented level of violence. But as Morris Rossabi reveals in this Very Short Introduction, within two generations of their bloody conquests, the Mongols evolved from conquerors ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Children of Ash and Elm

    A History of the Vikings

    by Neil Price ...
    The definitive history of the Vikings -- from arts and culture to politics and cosmology -- by a distinguished archaeologist with decades of expertiseThe Viking Age -- from 750 to 1050 -- saw an unprecedented expansion of the Scandinavian peoples into the wider world. As traders and raiders, explorers and colonists, they ranged from eastern North America to the Asian steppe. But for centuries, the ... Read more

    $19.99 USD $14.99 USD

  • The Viking Age

    A Reader, Third Edition

    series Readings in Medieval Civilizations and Cultures
    In this extensively revised third edition of The Viking Age: A Reader, Somerville and McDonald successfully bring the Vikings and their world to life for twenty-first-century students and instructors. The diversity of the Viking era is revealed through the remarkable range and variety of sources presented as well as the geographical and chronological coverage of the readings.The third edition has ... Read more

    $44.99 USD

  • The House Of Medici

    Its Rise and Fall

    It was a dynasty with more wealth, passion, and power than the houses of Windsor, Kennedy, and Rockefeller combined. It shaped all of Europe and controlled politics, scientists, artists, and even popes, for three hundred years. It was the house of Medici, patrons of Botticelli, Michelangelo and Galileo, benefactors who turned Florence into a global power center, and then lost it all.The House of ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Chaucer's People: Everyday Lives in Medieval England

    by Liza Picard ...
    The Middle Ages re-created through the cast of pilgrims in The Canterbury Tales.Among the surviving records of fourteenth-century England, Geoffrey Chaucer’s poetry is the most vivid. Chaucer wrote about everyday people outside the walls of the English court—men and women who spent days at the pedal of a loom, or maintaining the ledgers of an estate, or on the high seas. In Chaucer’s People, Liza ... Read more

    $20.99 USD

  • The Lost World of Byzantium

    The acclaimed author of Byzantium and the Crusades “offers a fresh take on this fabled but hidden civilization” across 11 centuries of history (Colin Wells, author of Sailing from Byzantium).For more than a millennium, the Byzantine Empire presided over the juncture between East and West, as well as the transition from the classical to the modern world. Rather than recounting the standard ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The First Crusade

    The Call from the East

    According to tradition, the First Crusade began at the instigation of Pope Urban II and culminated in July 1099, when thousands of western European knights liberated Jerusalem from the rising menace of Islam. But what if the First Crusade’s real catalyst lay far to the east of Rome? In this groundbreaking book, countering nearly a millennium of scholarship, Peter Frankopan reveals the untold ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The History Of The Knights Templar

    The History of the Knights Templarby Charles G. Addison"This is a mainstream history of the Knights Templars, written in the 19th century. Addison details the rise of the Templars to become, essentially, the first multinational corporation. The Templars were entrusted by the Church and States of Europe to be the spearhead of the crusades. In the process they gained immense wealth and influence, ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • A Distant Mirror

    The Calamitous 14th Century

    A “marvelous history”* of medieval Europe, from the bubonic plague and the Papal Schism to the Hundred Years’ War, by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Guns of August*Lawrence Wright, author of The End of October, in The Wall Street JournalThe fourteenth century reflects two contradictory images: on the one hand, a glittering age of crusades, cathedrals, and chivalry; on the other, a world ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Hundred Years War

    The English in France 1337-1453

    From 1337 to 1453 England repeatedly invaded France on the pretext that her kings had a right to the French throne. Though it was a small, poor country, England for most of those "hundred years" won the battles, sacked the towns and castles, and dominated the war. The protagonists of the Hundred Years War are among the most colorful in European history: Edward III, the Black Prince; Henry V, who ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • Medieval Intrigue

    Decoding Royal Conspiracies

    In this important new work Ian Mortimer examines some of the most controversial questions in medieval history, including whether Edward II was murdered, his possible later life in Italy, the weakness of the Lancastrian claim to the throne in 1399 and the origins of the idea of the royal pretender. Central to this book is his ground-breaking approach to medieval evidence. He explains how an ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Dangerous Art of Alchemy

    A fascinating free e-short accompaniment to The Raven's Head

    A free e-short from 'Queen of the Dark Ages' Karen Maitland, author of Company of Liars, which explores medieval Dark Arts practices and the mysterious history of alchemy.**Includes real recipes devised by medieval alchemists and a free sample of Karen's gothic historical thriller, The Raven's Head**'An atmospheric and dark story' The Times on The Raven's Head</st... ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Battle of Tours

    The Turning Point in the Struggle Against Islam

    by 50minutes ...
    series History
    Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the events of the Battle of Tours in next to no time with this concise provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Battle of Tours. In the year 732, Christian Frankish and Burgundian troops under Charles Martel clashed with soldiers from the Muslim Umayyad Caliphate. The Frankish victory turned back the Muslim advance into ... Read more

    $4.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Queens of the Conquest

    England's Medieval Queens Book One

    by Alison Weir ...
    Book 1 - England's Medieval Queens
    In the first volume of an exciting new series, bestselling author Alison Weir brings the dramatic reigns of England’s medieval queens to life.The lives of England’s medieval queens were packed with incident—love, intrigue, betrayal, adultery, and warfare—but their stories have been largely obscured by centuries of myth and omission. Now esteemed biographer Alison Weir provides a fresh perspective ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The History of the Middle Ages: 476-1453

    From the Fall of Ancient Rome in 476 until the Fall of Constantinople and Final Destruction of the Eastern Roman Empire in 1453

    The History of the Middle Ages starts with the decline of the Roman Empire and the establishment of the great modern monarchies, than it extends from the German invasion at the beginning of the fifth century to the capture of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks ten centuries later in 1453. This carefully crafted ebook is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. ... Read more

    $0.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Medieval Ethiopian Kingship, Craft, and Diplomacy with Latin Europe

    by Verena Krebs ...
    This book explores why Ethiopian kings pursued long-distance diplomatic contacts with Latin Europe in the late Middle Ages. It traces the history of more than a dozen embassies dispatched to the Latin West by the kings of Solomonic Ethiopia, a powerful Christian kingdom in the medieval Horn of Africa. Drawing on sources from Europe, Ethiopia, and Egypt, it examines the Ethiopian kings’ motivations ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • Mistress of the Monarchy

    The Life of Katherine Swynford, Duchess of Lancaster

    by Alison Weir ...
    BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide and excerpts from Allison Weir's The Lady in the Tower and Mary Boleyn.Acclaimed author Alison Weir brings to life the extraordinary tale of Katherine Swynford, a royal mistress who became one of the most crucial figures in the history of Great Britain. Born in the mid-fourteenth century, Katherine de Roët was only twelve when she married Hugh Swynford ... Read more

    $14.99 USD