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 Byzantine coins and their values
Author: David R. Sear
Byzantine Coins and Their Values.
Seaby
1974
Format: pdf
Language: English
Size: 34,35 mb

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 The Legend of the Grail
The Legend of the Grail
Author:Nigel Bryant
The Legend of the Grail (Arthurian Studies LVIII)
BREWER
2004
Format: pdf
Size: 2.2Mb
Language: English

The Grail legends have been appropriated by novelists as diverse as Umberto Eco and Dan Brown yet very few have read for themselves the original stories from which they came. All the mystery and drama of the Arthurian world are embodied in the extraordinary tales of Perceval, Gawain, Lancelot and Galahad in pursuit of the Holy Grail. The original romances, full of bewildering contradictions and composed by a number of different writers, dazzle with the sheer wealth of their conflicting imagination.

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 An Historical Geography 0f Europe 450bc-AD1330
An Historical Geography 0f Europe 450bc-AD1330
Author: Normal J. G. Pounds
An Historical Geography 0f Europe 450bc-AD1330
Cambridge University Press
1973
ISBN: 0521085632
Format: PDF
Size: 25,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 490
Every age has its own geography, separate and distinct from the geographies of earlier and succeeding ages. This 1973 book seeks to examine the complex of natural and man-made features which have provided the background of history, influencing its course and themselves modified by human action. Professor Pounds examines five short periods, each of which is not only relatively well documented, but also important in the climax of a civilisation.

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 The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.5
The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.5
The Cambridge medieval history
New York Macmillan
Author: J.B. Bury
1911
Pages: 1096
Format: PDF
Size: 71 mb
Language: English

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 Speculations on German History
Speculations on German History
Author: Barry Emslie
Speculations on German History (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
Camden House
2015
ISBN: 157113929X
Format: PDF
Size: 3,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 256
German history never loses its fascination. It is exceptionally varied, contradictory, and raises difficult problems for the historian. In a material sense, there have been a great many Germanies, so that it was long unclear what""Germany"" would amount to geopolitically, while German intellectuals fought constantly over the idea(s) of Germany. Provocative and spiced with humor, Speculations tackles Germany's successes and catastrophes in view of this fraught relationship between material reality and ideology. Concentrating on the period from Friedrich the Great until today, the book is less a conventional history than an extended essay. It moves freely within the chosenperiod, and because of its cultural studies disposition, devotes a great deal of attention to German writers, artists, and intellectuals. It looks at the ways in which German historians have attempted to come to terms with theirown varying notions of nation, culture, and race. An underlying philosophical assumption is that history is not one dominant narrative but a struggle between competing, simultaneous narratives: like all those Germanies of thepast and of the mind, history is plural. Barry Emslie pursues this agenda into the present, arguing that there has been an unprecedented qualitative change in the Federal Republic in the quarter-century since unification.Barry Emslie lives and teaches in Berlin. He is the author of Richard Wagner and the Centrality of Love (Boydell Press, 2010) and Narrative and Truth: An Ethical and Dynamic Paradigm for the Humanities.

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 The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.2
The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.2
The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.2
New York Macmillan
Author: J.B. Bury
1911
Pages: 992
Format: PDF
Size: 69 mb
Language: English

I. THE CHRISTIAN ROMAN EMPIRE, AND THE
FOUNDATION OF THE TEUTONIC KINGDOMS
II. THE RISE OF THE SARACENS AND THE
FOUNDATION OF THE WESTERN EMPIRE
III. GERMANY AND THE WESTERN EMPIRE
IV. THE EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE
V. THE CRUSADES
VI. THE ROMAN THEOCRACY
VII. DECLINE OF THE EMPIRE AND PAPACY
VIII. GROVTH OF THE VESTERN KINGDOMS

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 Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy
Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy
Castles and Chateaux of Old Burgundy
1909
Author: Miltoun Francis
L.C.Page and Company (Boston)
Language: English
Format: PDF
Pages: 410
Size: 18,3 mb

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 On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age
On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age
On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta)
Author: Edward Lipinski
Peeters Publishers
2006
Pages: 479
Format: PDF
Size: 32 mb
Language: english
The history of Canaan in the Iron Age is generally written from the perspective of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. The scope of this book is to inverse this relation and to focus on "the skirts of Canaan", while regarding the "United Monarchy" and the "Divided Monarchy" as external and sometimes marginal players of the regional history. After having examined the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age in the mid-12th century B.C., the book deals thus with the Philistines and the role of Egypt in Canaan during Iron Age II, especially in the face of the Assyrian expansion. It treats further of the Phoenicians and the Aramaeans. There follow five chapters on Bashan, Gilead, Ammon, Moab, and Edom with the Negeb. Several indices facilitate the consultation of the work on particular topics.

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 Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
Author: Kathryn Harrison
Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
Doubleday
2014
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 14.9 Mb
Language: English

Every era must retell and reimagine the Maid of Orleans's extraordinary story in its own way, and in Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured, the superb novelist and memoirist Kathryn Harrison gives us a Joan for our time—a shining exemplar of unshakable faith, extraordinary courage, and self-confidence during a brutally rigged ecclesiastical inquisition and in the face of her death by burning. Deftly weaving historical fact, myth, folklore, artistic representations, and centuries of scholarly and critical interpretation into a compelling narrative, she restores Joan of Arc to her rightful position as one of the greatest heroines in all of human history.

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 The Byzantine Monuments and Topography of the Pontos. Vol.I-II
The Byzantine Monuments and Topography of the Pontos. Vol.I-II
Author: R. Anderson, A. Bryer, D. Winfield, J. Winfield
The Byzantine Monuments and Topography of the Pontos
Dumbarton Oaks Publications Office
1985
Format: PDF
Size: 34.67 mb
Language: English
The Pontos and its empire of Trebizond (1204-1461) embraced the distinctive Black Sea coastlands, mountains, and pastures of northeastern Anatolia. The importanceof this unusual study is twofold. First, it places the material remains of the medieval peoples of the Pontos in their historical and environmental setting through a sequence of local histories. Second, it is a field record-usually the first and all too often the last-of over three hundred sites and monuments examined by the authors since 1957. They include walled cities, painted churches, cave monasteries, and perilous castles, all of which are covered in extensive photographic documentation with additional plans, maps, drawings, bibliographies, and indices.

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 The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.1
The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.1
The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.1
New York Macmillan
Author: Bury, J. B.
1911
Pages: 836
Format: PDF
Size: 65 mb
Language: English

Table of Contents
I. The Christian Roman empire and the foundation of the Teutonic kingdoms.
II. The rise of the Saracens and the foundation of the Western empire.
III. Germany and the Western empire.
IV. The eastern Roman empire (717-1453)
V. Contest of empire and papacy.
VI. Victory of the papacy.
VII. Decline of empire and papacy.
VIII. The close of the middle ages.

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 Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in the Medieval West
Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in the Medieval West
Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in the Medieval West
I. B. Tauris
Author: Diana Webb
2001
Pages: 304
Format: PDF
Size: 2 mb
Language: English

Pilgrimage was an integral part of both medieval religion and medieval life, and from its origins in the fourth-century Mediterranean world it spread rapidly to Northern Europe as a pan-European devotional phenomenon. Concentrating on the medieval Latin West, this book covers the period spanning the growth in pilgrimage during the seventh century to the Protestant Reformation in the 16-century, when pilgrimage ceased to be a vital part of European Christian culture. It draws extensively upon original source materials accounts of pilgrimage, guidebooks, chronicles, wills, covert memos, and state documents, thereby seeking to uncover the motives of the pilgrims themselves as well as details of and attitudes towards their preparations, journeys, shrines, and eventual destinations (particularly Jerusalem, Compostela, and Rome).

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