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 History of the Byzantine Empire: Vol. 1, 324-1453
History of the Byzantine Empire: Vol. 1, 324-1453
History of the Byzantine Empire: Vol. 1, 324-1453
University of Wisconsin Press
Author: Alexander A. Vasiliev
1958
Pages: 382
Format: PDF
Size: 1,5 mb
Language: English

“This is the revised English translation from the original work in Russian of the history of the Great Byzantine Empire. It is the most complete and thorough work on this subject. From it we get a wonderful panorama of the events and developments of the struggles of early Christianity, both western and eastern, with all of its remains of the wonderful productions of art, architecture, and learning.”

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 In Search Of The Dark Ages
In Search Of The Dark Ages
Author: Michael Wood
In Search Of The Dark Ages
Facts on File
1988
Format: PDF
Pages: 251
Language: English
Size: 17.5 MB

This edition of Michael Wood's groundbreaking first book explores the fascinating and mysterious centuries between the Romans and the Norman Conquest of 1066. In Search of the Dark Ages vividly conjures up some of the most famous names in British history, such as Queen Boadicea, leader of a terrible war of resistance against the Romans, and King Arthur, the 'once and future king', for whose riddle Wood proposes a new and surprising solution. Here too, warts and all, are the Saxon, Viking and Norman kings who laid the political foundations of England - Offa of Mercia, Alfred the Great, Athelstan, and William the Conqueror, whose victory at Hastings in 1066 marked the end of Anglo-Saxon England. Reflecting recent historical, textual and archaeological research, this revised edition of Michael Wood's classic book overturns preconceptions of the Dark Ages as a shadowy and brutal era, showing them to be a richly exciting and formative period in the history of Britain.

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 The story of King Arthur and his Knights
The story of King Arthur and his Knights
Author: Howard Pyll
New York
1916
344
Format: pdf
Size: 17 mb
Language: english

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 Life in the Middle Ages
Life in the Middle Ages
Author: Robert Delort
Life in the Middle Ages
Phaidon Press Ltd
1974
348
Format: Pdf
Size: 16 MB
Language: English

Historian Hans-Werner Goetz presents here a comprehensive depiction of life in the earlier Middle Ages that focuses on "everyday history". According to Goetz it is nearly impossible to write a history of everyday life during the Middle Ages since the written sources of that age had entirely different purposes, never describing everyday life for its own sake.

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 Crusading and the Crusader States
Crusading and the Crusader States
Author: Andrew Jotischky
Crusading and the Crusader States
Routledge
2013
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 10.3 Mb
Language: English

Crusading as a subject has expanded in recent years to include new fields of enquiry. This book examines how crusading historiography includes new areas and new definitions, focusing on two fundamental issues in current writing: why people went on crusades and what forms the western settlement in the Near East took.
Crusading and the Crusader States explains how the idea of holy wars came into being and why they took the form that they did – a clash between western and Islamic societies that dominated the Middle Ages.

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 Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan
Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan
Author: Komaroff L. (ed.)
Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan
Brill
2006
Format: PDF
Size: 20 mb
Language: English
Pages: 679

This publication offers a wide-ranging account of the Mongols in western and eastern Asia in the aftermath of Genghis Khan's disruptive invasions of the early thirteenth century, focusing on the significant cultural, social, religious and political changes that followed in their wake. The issues considered concern art, governance, diplomacy, commerce, court life, and urban culture in the Mongol world empire as originally presented at a 2003 symposium at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and now distilled in this volume. This collection of 23 papers by many of the main authorities in the field demonstrates both the scope and the depth of the current state of Mongol-related studies and will undoubtedly inspire and provoke further research. The text is profusely illustrated by 27 color and 110 black-and-white illustrations.

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 A History of the Church in the Middle Ages
A History of the Church in the Middle Ages
Author: F Donald Logan
A History of the Church in the Middle Ages, 2nd edition
Routledge
2012
Format: PDF/ePub
Size: 16.5 Mb
Language: English

For its humane and learned approach to its enormous canvas, as well as for the cogency with which it penetrates at speed to the essentials of a vanished historical epoch, this History of the Church in the Middle Ages deserves a very wide audience indeed.

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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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 Medieval Warfare: A History
Medieval Warfare: A History
Author: Maurice Keen
Medieval Warfare: A History
Oxford University Press
1999
Format: EPUB
Pages: 352
Size: 14 Mb
Language: English

The medieval period was a singular epoch in military history--an age profoundly influenced by martial ideals, whose very structure of society was organized for war, and whose leaders were by necessity warriors. Now, the richly illustrated Medieval Warfare illuminates this era, examining over seven hundred years of European conflict, from the time of Charlemagne to the end of the middle ages.

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 The origins and development of the Ottoman-Safavid conflict
The origins and development of the Ottoman-Safavid conflict
Author: Adel Allouche
The origins and development of the Ottoman-Safavid conflict (906-9621500-1555)
K. Schwarz Verlag
1983
Format: PDF
Size: 68,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 202
The Ottoman-Safavid conflict is considered "within the framework of the entire geopolitical pattern of the Middle East and Transoxania at the end of the fifteenth century and the beginning of the sixteenth rather than within the simplistic framework of Shi'ism versus Sunnism." Examines relations between three of the major Muslim powers of the time--Ottomans, Safavids, Mamluks--while touching upon issues related to the Uzbeks, Mughals, and Christendom where relevant. Begins with Ottoman relations with eastern Anatolian and Iranian tribes following the capture of Constantinople (1453) and the development of the Safaviya Sufi Order culminating with the coronation of Ismail I in 1501. The bulk of the work then focuses on Ottoman-Safavid relations from Ismail's accession to the Treaty of Amasya (1555), paying particular attention to events leading up to Selim I's defeat of the Safavids at Chaldiran (1514) and the repeated clashes between Shah Tahmasb and Sultan Sulayman that led to Amasya and the surrender of Arab Iraq to the Ottomans. Also given attention is Selim's conquest of the Mamluk Empire in 1517, an effort to prevent a Mamluk-Safavid alliance, and Ottoman concerns over repeated Shi'ite rebellions in Anatolia.

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 The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision, Fourth Edition
The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision, Fourth Edition
Author: Henry Kamen
The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision, Fourth Edition
Yale University Press
2013
Format: epub
Size: 19.3 Mb
Language: English

In this completely updated edition of Henry Kamen’s classic survey of the Spanish Inquisition, the author incorporates the latest research in multiple languages to offer a new—and thought-provoking—view of this fascinating period. Kamen sets the notorious Christian tribunal into the broader context of Islamic and Jewish culture in the Mediterranean, reassesses its consequences for Jewish culture, measures its impact on Spain’s intellectual life, and firmly rebuts a variety of myths and exaggerations that have distorted understandings of the Inquisition. He concludes with disturbing reflections on the impact of state security organizations in our own time.

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 The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.4
The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.4
The Cambridge medieval history
Cambridge University Press
Author: J.B. Bury
1911
Pages: 1040
Format: PDF
Size: 90 mb
Language: English

I. LEO III AND THE ISAURIAN DYNASTY (717—802)
II. FROM NICEPHORUS I TO THE FALL OF THE
PHRYGIAN DYNASTY
III. THE MACEDONIAN DYNASTY FROM 867 TO 976 a. d.
IV. THE MACEDONIAN DYNASTY FROM 976 TO 1057 a.d.
V. THE STRUGGLE WITH THE SARACENS (717—867)
VI. ARMENIA
VII. THE EMPIRE AND ITS NORTHERN NEIGHBOURS
VIII. THE RISE AND FALL OF THE FIRST BULGARIAN EMPIRE
(679—1018)
IX. THE GREEK CHURCH; ITS RELATIONS WITH THE WEST
UP TO 1064
X. (A) MUSLIM CIVILISATION DURING THE ABBASID PERIOD
XI. THE EARLIER COMNENI
XII. THE LATER COMNENI
XIII. THE EMPIRE OP NICAEA AND THE RECOVERY
OP CONSTANTINOPLE
XIV. THE BALKAN STATES - The Zenith of Bulgaria and SeHbia (1186 — 1355)
XV. THE BALKAN STATES - The Turkish Conquest (1355—1483)
XVI. ATTEMPTS AT REUNION OF THE GREEK AND LATIN
CHURCHES
XVII. THE MONGOLS
XVIII. THE OTTOMAN TURKS TO THE FALL OF CONSTANTINOPLE
XIX. BYZANTINE LEGISLATION FROM THE DEATH
OF JUSTINIAN (565) TO 1463
XX. THE GOVERNMENT AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE
BYZANTINE EMPIRE
XXI. BYZANTINE CIVILISATION

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