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  • Femina

    A New History of the Middle Ages, Through the Women Written Out of It

    **THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLERLONGLISTED FOR THE 2023 CUNDIL HISTORY PRIZEA "Next Big Idea Book Club" Must Read?A groundbreaking reappraisal of medieval femininity, revealing why women have been written out of history and why it matters**The Middle Ages are seen as a bloodthirsty time of Vikings, saints and kings; a patriarchal society that oppressed and excluded women. But when we dig a little ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Medieval Horizons

    Why the Middle Ages Matter

    by Ian Mortimer ...
    The essential introduction to the Middle Ages by the bestselling author of The Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval EnglandWe tend to think of the Middle Ages as a dark, backward and unchanging time characterised by violence, ignorance and superstition. By contrast we believe progress arose from science and technological innovation, and that inventions of recent centuries created the modern world.We ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Habsburgs

    To Rule the World

    by Martyn Rady ...
    The definitive history of a powerful family dynasty who dominated Europe for centuries -- from their rise to power to their eventual downfall.In The Habsburgs, Martyn Rady tells the epic story of a dynasty and the world it built -- and then lost -- over nearly a millennium. From modest origins, the Habsburgs gained control of the Holy Roman Empire in the fifteenth century. Then, in just a few ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Maid and the Queen

    The Secret History of Joan of Arc

    “Attention, ‘Game of Thrones’ fans: The most enjoyably sensational aspects of medieval politics—double-crosses, ambushes, bizarre personal obsessions, lunacy and naked self-interest—are in abundant evidence in Nancy Goldstone's The Maid and the Queen.” (Laura Miller, astute, ambitious, and beautiful, Yolande of Aragon, queen of Sicily, was one of the most powerful women of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • 1492

    The Year the Four Corners of the Earth Collided

    A study of events of 1492 and how they affect the global community of the world of today.The world would end in 1492—so the prophets, soothsayers and stargazers said. They were right. Their world did end. But ours began.In search of the origins of the modern world, 1492 takes readers on a journey around the globe of the time, in the company of real-life travellers, drawing together the threads ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ravenna

    Capital of Empire, Crucible of Europe

    by Judith Herrin ...
    A riveting history of the city that led the West out of the ruins of the Roman EmpireAt the end of the fourth century, as the power of Rome faded and Constantinople became the seat of empire, a new capital city was rising in the West. Here, in Ravenna on the coast of Italy, Arian Goths and Catholic Romans competed to produce an unrivaled concentration of buildings and astonishing mosaics. For ... Read more

    $15.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Greatest Knight

    The Remarkable Life of William Marshal, the Power Behind Five English Thrones

    Renowned scholar Thomas Asbridge brings to life medieval England’s most celebrated knight, William Marshal—providing an unprecedented and intimate view of this age and the legendary warrior class that shaped it.Caught on the wrong side of an English civil war and condemned by his father to the gallows at age five, William Marshal defied all odds to become one of England’s most celebrated knights. ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • River Kings

    A New History of the Vikings from Scandinavia to the Silk Roads

    by Cat Jarman ...
    Follow an epic story of the Viking Age that traces the historical trail of an ancient piece of jewelry found in a Viking grave in England to its origins thousands of miles east in India.An acclaimed bioarchaeologist, Catrine Jarman has used cutting-edge forensic techniques to spark her investigation into the history of the Vikings who came to rest in British soil. By examining teeth that are now ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Household Goods and Good Households in Late Medieval London

    Consumption and Domesticity After the Plague

    Series series The Middle Ages Series
    The Black Death that arrived in the spring of 1348 eventually killed nearly half of England's population. In its long aftermath, wages in London rose in response to labor shortages, many survivors moved into larger quarters in the depopulated city, and people in general spent more money on food, clothing, and household furnishings than they had before. Household Goods and Good Households in Late ... Read more

    $58.99 USD

  • 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

    $14.99 USD

  • The Oxford History of Byzantium

    Edited by Cyril Mango ...
    The Oxford History of Byzantium is the only history to provide in concise form detailed coverage of Byzantium from its Roman beginnings to the fall of Constantinople and assimilation into the Turkish Empire. Lively essays and beautiful illustrations portray the emergence and development of a distinctive civilization, covering the period from the fourth century to the mid-fifteenth century. The ... Read more

    $40.99 USD

  • The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction

    Series 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

  • A Flight of Arrows

    A gripping, captivating historical thriller

    Series Book 1 - The Hundred Years' War
    'Unputdownable ... I was blown away' Angus Donald, bestselling author of the Outlaw ChroniclesTwo kings. Two nations. One crown. The start of an epic historical espionage series by master authors A.J. Mackenzie.After years of civil unrest between England and France, Charles IV dies, leaving no apparent heir. His closest heir to the throne is Edward III of England, but it passes instead to Charles' ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Templar of Jerusalem

    by Bob base ...
    This is the story of a Templar Knight from the Temple within th eHoly city and his Oders struggle against Saladin and the Saracens culminating in the Battle at the Horns of Hattin and the loss of the kingdom of God ... Read more

    $5.00 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

  • Medieval Christianity

    A New History

    by Kevin Madigan ...
    An “engaging narrative history” of the medieval church, with new attention to women, ordinary parishioners, attitudes toward Jews and Muslims, and more (Publishers Weekly, starred review).For many, the medieval world seems dark and foreign—an often brutal and seemingly irrational time of superstition, miracles, and strange relics. The aggressive pursuit of heretics and attempts to control the ... Read more

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  • Elizabeth Woodville - A Life

    The Real Story of the 'White Queen'

    Elizabeth Woodville, wife of Edward IV, mother of Elizabeth of York and the Princes in the Tower, and grandmother of Henry VIII, has been vilified and defended in turn. Was she a cunning enchantress, an ambitious advancer of her family’s fortunes, or a courageous and tragic figure who lost husbands, brothers and sons during this turbulent period? Discover the real story of the ‘White Queen’. Born ... Read more

    $8.99 USD

  • The Bright Ages

    A New History of Medieval Europe

    "The beauty and levity that Perry and Gabriele have captured in this book are what I think will help it to become a standard text for general audiences for years to come….The Bright Ages is a rare thing—a nuanced historical work that almost anyone can enjoy reading.”—Slate"Incandescent and ultimately intoxicating." —The Boston GlobeA lively and magisterial popular history that refutes common ... Read more

    $14.99 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

  • The Mercenary Mediterranean

    Sovereignty, Religion, and Violence in the Medieval Crown of Aragon

    by Hussein Fancy ...
    Sometime in April 1285, five Muslim horsemen crossed from the Islamic kingdom of Granada into the realms of the Christian Crown of Aragon to meet with the king of Aragon, who showered them with gifts, including sumptuous cloth and decorative saddles, for agreeing to enter the Crown’s service.They were not the first or only Muslim soldiers to do so. Over the course of the thirteenth and fourteenth ... Read more

    $23.99 USD

  • The Aztecs: A Very Short Introduction

    Series series Very Short Introductions
    This book presents a very short introduction to the Aztecs using interpretive tools from religious studies and anthropology to uncover the paradox of Aztec life; on the one hand a people highly skilled in sculpture, astronomy, city planning, poetry and philosophic rhetoric while on the other hand a people profoundly committed to cosmic regeneration through the thrust of the ceremonial knife and ... Read more

    $7.99 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

  • Vikings and Goths

    A History of Ancient and Medieval Sweden

    The Vikings descended upon Europe at the close of the 8th century, invading the continent's western seas and river systems, trading, raiding and spreading terror. In the north, they settled Iceland and Greenland and reached North America. In the east, Swedish Varangians established a river road to the Orient. With the collapse of the Viking commercial empire, Sweden and the other Scandinavian ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Alba

    Celtic Scotland in the Medieval Era

    This book is the first volume to scrutinise in detail the history of the Highlands and Islands incorporating the most up-to-date research. It examines the evolution of the idea of 'Celtic Scotland', tracing the historiography of the Gaidhealtachd through the Caledonians, the Picts and the first medieval writings in the area.It investigates such areas as Galloway as well as surveying politics, ... Read more

    $28.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus