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 Medieval Warfare (The Putnam Pictorial Sources Series)
Medieval Warfare (The Putnam Pictorial Sources Series)
Author: Geoffrey Hindley
Medieval Warfare (The Putnam Pictorial Sources Series)
G P. Putnam's Sons
1971
Format: PDF
Pages: 134
Language: English
Size: 21.7 MB

Examines the instruments, tactics, and strategies that characterized military conflicts between the seventh and sixteenth centuries.

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 In the Footsteps of William Wallace: In Scotland and Northern England
In the Footsteps of William Wallace: In Scotland and Northern England
In the Footsteps of William Wallace: In Scotland and Northern England
Author: Alan Young & Michael J. Stead
History Press
ISBN: 978 0752456386
2010
Language: English
Pages: 104*2
Format: PDF
Size: 57,1 mb

For nearly 700 years debate has raged over the true nature of William Wallace and his role in Scotland's turbulent history. Was he the 'Braveheart' of Blind Harry's legendary account, the bold, but savage hero of the Scottish wars? Or, as some contemporary chroniclers attested, nothing but a villainous thief and vagrant fugitive? This book draws on a wide range of contemporary and modern sources to look behind the figure of legend to find Wallace's true character. These superb photographs trace Wallace's life from his modest upbringing in south-west Scotland to his remarkable victory as a 'guerilla' leader and military commander at Stirling Bridge, and to his eventual betrayal, capture and painful execution seven years later. This is an essential travel companion for a journey through the landscapes and places associated with Wallace in Scotland and Northern England, and a vibrant new insight into the reality of Scotland's most famous battlefield hero.

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 The Art of Longsword Combat
The Art of Longsword Combat
Author: David M. Cvet
2001
Pages: 151
Format: pdf
Size: 6 Mb
Language: English

A student’s (recruit) reference manual for the development and training of medieval martial arts focused on longsword with grappling and dagger techniques for the preparation of achieving a scholler rank

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 Medieval Russia, 980-1584
Medieval Russia, 980-1584
Author: Janet Martin
Medieval Russia, 980-1584 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)
Cambridge University Press
2008
540
Format: Pdf
Size: 5 MB
Language: English

This revised edition is a concise, yet comprehensive narrative of the history of Russia from the reign of Vladimir I the Saint, through to the reign of Ivan IV the Terrible. Supplementing the original edition with results of recently published scholarship as well as her own research, Janet Martin emphasizes the dynamics of Russia's political evolution from the loose federation of principalities known as Kievan Rus' through the era of Mongol domination to the development of the Muscovite state.

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 Byzantine Matters
Byzantine Matters
Author:Averil Cameron
Byzantine Matters
Princeton University Press; First Edition
2014
ISBN:0691157634
Format:epub
Size:3.57 Mb
Pages:184
Language:English

For many of us, Byzantium remains "byzantine"--obscure, marginal, difficult. Despite the efforts of some recent historians, prejudices still deform popular and scholarly understanding of the Byzantine civilization, often reducing it to a poor relation of Rome and the rest of the classical world. In this book, renowned historian Averil Cameron presents an original and personal view of the challenges and questions facing historians of Byzantium today.

The book explores five major themes, all subjects of controversy. "Absence" asks why Byzantium is routinely passed over, ignored, or relegated to a sphere of its own. "Empire" reinserts Byzantium into modern debates about empire, and discusses the nature of its system and its remarkable longevity. "Hellenism" confronts the question of the "Greekness" of Byzantium, and of the place of Byzantium in modern Greek consciousness. "The Realms of Gold" asks what lessons can be drawn from Byzantine visual art, and "The Very Model of Orthodoxy" challenges existing views of Byzantine Christianity.

Throughout, the book addresses misconceptions about Byzantium, suggests why it is so important to integrate the civilization into wider histories, and lays out why Byzantium should be central to ongoing debates about the relationships between West and East, Christianity and Islam, Catholicism and Eastern Orthodoxy, and the ancient and medieval periods. The result is a forthright and compelling call to reconsider the place of Byzantium in Western history and imagination.

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 The Viking Blitzkrieg AD 789-1098
The Viking Blitzkrieg AD 789-1098
Author: Martyn Whittock, Hannah Whittock
The Viking Blitzkrieg AD 789-1098
The History Press
2013
ISBN: 0752467999
Format: PDF
Size: 5,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 447
This book explores the impact of the Viking Wars on England between the first recorded attack in AD 789 and the last major Scandinavian interventions in the late eleventh century, with a few stray events occurring even later than this.
This book argues that without the Viking Wars there would have been no united England in the 10th century, no rise of the Godwin family and their conflict with Edward the Confessor, no Norman connection, no Norman Conquest and no Domesday Book.
The wars and responses to them accelerated economic growth; stimulated state formation and an assertive sense of an English national identity; created a hybrid Anglo-Scandinavian culture that spread beyond the so-called Danelaw; and caused an upheaval in the ruling elite.

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 The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.3
The Cambridge medieval history. Vol.3
The Cambridge medieval history
New York Macmillan
Author: J.B. Bury
1911
Pages: 792
Format: PDF
Size: 67 mb
Language: English

I. LOUIS THE PIOUS.
II. THE CAROLINGIAN KINGDOMS (840—877)
III. THE CAROLINGIAN KINGDOMS (877—918)
IV. FRANCE, THE LAST CAROLINGIANS AND THE ACCESSION
OF HUGH CAPET (888—987)
V. FRANCfi IN THE ELEVENTH CENTURY
VI. THE KINGDOM OF BURGUNDY
VII. ITALY IN THE TENTH CENTURY
VIII. GERMANY: HENRY I AND OTTO THE GREAT
IX. GERMANY: OTTO II AND OTTO III
X. THE EMPEROR HENRY II
XI. THE EMPEROR CONRAD II
XII. THE EMPEROR HENRY HI
XIII. THE VIKINGS
XIV. THE FOUNDATION OF THE KINGDOM OF ENGLAND
XV. ENGLAND FROM a.d. 954 TO THE DEATH OF
EDWARD THE CONFESSOR
XVI. THE WESTERN CALIPHATE
XVII. THE CHURCH FROM CHARLEMAGNE TO SYLVESTER II
XVIII. FEUDALISM
XIX. LEARNING AND LITERATURE TILL THE DEATH OF BEDE
XX. LEARNING AND LITERATURE TILL POPE SYLVESTER II
XXI. BYZANTINE AND ROMANESQUE ARTS

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 Great Ages of Man - Early Japan
Great Ages of Man - Early Japan
Author: Jonathan Norton Leonard
Great Ages of Man - Early Japan
Time-Life Books
1969
Format: PDF
Pages: 200
Language: English
Size: 28 MB

Early Japan is one of twenty-one volumes in the Time-Life Book series Great Ages of Man. This series was published in the 1960s and is an overview of world history. This volume describes Japanese history from around A.D. 500 to 1600. Author Jonathan Norton Leonard strikes a good balance of cultural, political, military, and religious history. Topics covered include Japanese literature (The Tale of Genji and Tales of the Heike), architecture, the samurai, feudalism, society, Zen Buddhism, and the introduction of Christianity by the Jesuits in the 1500s. Each chapter is supplemented by wonderful picture essays. The picture essay depicting the process of a samurai warrior donning his armor is especially interesting. The book includes several maps, a time line, bibliography, and index. In summary, Early Japan is a great, easy-to-read introduction to a fascinating and distinctive culture.

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 Medieval Technology and Social Change
Medieval Technology and Social Change
Medieval Technology and Social Change
Author: Lynn White
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195002660
1974
Pages: 224
Format: PDF
Size: 75.18МБ
Language: English
In Medieval Technology and Social Change, Lynn White considers the effects of technological innovation on the societies of medieval Europe: the slow collapse of feudalism with the development of machines and tools that introduced factories in place of cottage industries, and the development of the manorial system with the introduction of new kinds of plows and new methods of crop rotation. One invention of particular import, writes White, was the stirrup, which in turn introduced heavy, long-range cavalry to the medieval battlefield. The development thus escalated small-scale conflict to "shock combat." Cannons and flamethrowers followed, as did more peaceful inventions, such as watermills and reapers.

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 The Knights Templars
The Knights Templars
Author: Harun Yahya
The Knights Templars
Millad Book Centre
2003
Format: PDF
Size: 10,42 mb
Language English

The Templars were a shadowy medieval cult proscribed by a joint decision of the King of France and the Pope. It was originally founded to fight for Christianity, but over time_as the Templars acquired immense power, adopted heretical teachings, and established a capitalist system based on material gain, their order fell afoul of the Church. After being dispersed, the cult survived underground.


The Templars developed a fierce opposition to the Church and the divine religions in general, and eventually turned into the organization we know as the Freemasons. The Masons’ antireligious philosophy and involvement in revolutions and political movements is a consequence of their Templars ancestry. This book examines the secret history of this Templar/Masonic organization and some of its influences on recent world and Turkish history.

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 Forces of the Hanseatic League: 13th-15th Centuries
Forces of the Hanseatic League: 13th-15th Centuries
Author: David Nicolle
Forces of the Hanseatic League: 13th-15th Centuries
Osprey Publishing
Osprey Men-at-Arms 494
ISBN: 1782007792
2014
Format: PDF (e-book)
Pages: 50
Size: 3 Mb
Language: English

The Hanseatic League was a commercial and defensive federation of merchant guilds based in harbour towns along the North Sea and Baltic coasts of what are now Germany and her neighbours, which eventually dominated maritime trade in Northern Europe and spread its influence much further afield. The League was formed to protect the economic and political interests of member cities throughout a vast and complex trading network. The League continued to operate well into the 17th century, but its golden age was between c.1200 and c.1500; thereafter it failed to take full advantage of the wave of maritime exploration to the west, south and east of Europe.

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 The Crusades: An Encyclopedia (4 Vol. Set)
The Crusades: An Encyclopedia (4 Vol. Set)
The Crusades: An Encyclopedia (4 Vol. Set)
Author: Alan Murray
ABC-CLIO
2006
Pages: 1550
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 32.4 Mb

The set THE CRUSADES is a 4-volume work of art highly recommended for both high school and college-level libraries as a basic introductory reference. 1000 A-Z entries and translated texts on individual crusades and crusaders reflect the contributions of over a hundred researchers from over twenty countries, and are accompanied by maps, bibliographic references, and black and white illustrations. It's the only work to embrace the entire crusade movement from the 11th century through modern times - and all throughout Europe into the Middle East, and represents the latest scholarship, organized by a UK lecturer in medieval studies. A highly recommended, basic reference for any school where Crusades history is studied.

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 The Ottomans: Empire of Faith
The Ottomans: Empire of Faith
Author: David Nicolle
The Ottomans: Empire of Faith
Thalamus Publishing
2008
Format: PDF
Size: 83.3 Mb
Language: English

David Nicolle's "The Ottomans" is a lavishly illustrated book & contains 60 specially commissioned Maps and the latter oversees the period from the Romano-Byzantine empire at the death of Justin II AD 578; the Byzantine empire in 1025 at the death of BASIL II,the great Seljuk sultanate and the conquest of ANATOLIA ca 1090 the Mongol invasion of Anatolia in 1243 and so on till the map on page 184 from sultanate-caliphate to republic 1920-1923.
Every period in the conquest of the Ottoman Empire is extremely well depicted in splendid detailed color maps so that the reader has an astonishing clear view of the complicated history of an empire covering 8 centuries.
Besides a good read the reference to the different sites and historical places gives one an oversight never seen in any book so far.

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 German Medieval Armies 1300-1500
German Medieval Armies 1300-1500
Author: Christopher Gravett
German Medieval Armies 1300-1500 (Men-ar-Arms 166)
Osprey Publishing Ltd
1985
Format: Pdf
Size: 38 Mb
Language: English

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 Historical Dictionary of Medieval India
Historical Dictionary of Medieval India
Author:Iqtidar Alam Khan
Historical Dictionary of Medieval India
2008
Series: Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras (Book 20)
Scarecrow Press
Format:PDF
Size:1.78 MB
Language:English

The medieval period of Indian history is difficult to define clearly. It may be perceived as the long phase of India's transition from the ancient to the immediately pre-colonial times. The latter period would naturally be imagined commencing from Vasco da Gama's voyage round the Cape of Good Hope in 1498, or, alternatively, the establishment of the Mughal empire (1526). More definitely though, the renewed Islamic advance into north India, roughly from 1000 A.D. onwards leading to the rise of the Delhi Sultanate (1206), can be held to mark, in political and cultural terms, the beginning of the medieval period.

For the purpose of the Historical Dictionary of Medieval India, the period from 1000 A.D. to 1526 A.D. will be considered India's medieval times. The turbulent history of this period is told through the book's chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on key people, historical geography, arts, institutions, events, and other important terms.

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 The Second Scottish Wars of Independence 1332-1363
The Second Scottish Wars of Independence 1332-1363
Author: Chris Brown
The Second Scottish Wars of Independence 1332-1363
Tempus Publishing
2002
Format: PDF
Pages: 159
Language: English
Size: 57.5 MB

The least well known of Britain's medieval wars, the Second Scottish War of Independence lasted for more than thirty years. The Scots were utterly defeated in three major battles. The nobility was destroyed at Dupplin Muir, the rank and file died in droves at Halidon Hill and at Neville's Cross, the Scottish King was captured. So how did England lose the war? The wars of William Wallace and Robert the Bruce cast a long shadow in Scottish history. The collapse and recovery of the Bruce cause in the reign of his son, David II, has not attracted much attention among historians of medieval warfare. Drawn from English and Scottish state papers and chronicle accounts, this new book is an analysis of the armies and campaigns that would develop the tactics that gave English forces the dramatic triumphs of the Hundred Years War.

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 Women of the Renaissance
Women of the Renaissance
Author: Margaret L. King
Women of the Renaissance
University of Chicago Press
1991
Pages: 350
Format: PDF
Language : English
Size: 22 mb
Quality: Good

In this informative and lively volume, Margaret L. King synthesizes a large body of literature on the condition of western European women in the Renaissance centuries (1350-1650), crafting a much-needed and unified overview of women's experience in Renaissance society.
Utilizing the perspectives of social, church, and intellectual history, King looks at women of all classes, in both usual and unusual settings. She first describes the familial roles filled by most women of the day—as mothers, daughters, wives, widows, and workers. She turns then to that significant fraction of women in, and acted upon, by the church: nuns, uncloistered holy women, saints, heretics, reformers,and witches, devoting special attention to the social and economic independence monastic life afforded them. The lives of exceptional women, those warriors, queens, patronesses, scholars, and visionaries who found some other place in society for their energies and strivings, are explored, with consideration given to the works and writings of those first protesting female subordination: the French Christine de Pizan, the Italian Modesta da Pozzo, the English Mary Astell.
Of interest to students of European history and women's studies, King's volume will also appeal to general readers seeking an informative, engaging entrance into the Renaissance period.

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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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 History of Civilizations of Central Asia: The Dawn of Civilization : Earliest Times to 700 B.C
History of Civilizations of Central Asia: The Dawn of Civilization : Earliest Times to 700 B.C
History of Civilizations of Central Asia: The Dawn of Civilization : Earliest Times to 700 B.C
Author: A. H. Dani
United Nations Educational
1993
Pages: 535
ISBN: 9231027190
Format: PDF
Size: 16 MB
Language English
Volume 1 of this UNESCO multi-volume series traces the history of man in this vast region from the Palaeolithic beginnings to circa 700 BC, when the foundations of the Achaemenian Empire were laid. The earliest history of man is evidenced and the food producing areas of Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and the Indus Valley explored. The Bronze Age and the first signs of urbanization from the Indus to the Oxus are described as is the development of the nomadic pastoral tribes, such as the Aryans, whose history can be seen in proper perspective through archaeological evidence now available. A comprehensive first instalment for any enthusiast interested in the history and development of Asia.

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