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 Medieval Warfare
Medieval Warfare
Author: Don Nardo
Medieval Warfare (The Library of Medieval Times)
Referencepoint Press
2014
Format: PDF
Size: 14.6 Mb
Language: English

Gr 7 Up-Drawing on documented primary sources and modern scholarship, these well-written books separate fact from myth and give readers a detail-rich glimpse into life during the often gruesome Middle Ages. Books are primarily focused on Western Europe, and authors describe both the rigid social and religious structures and the ignorance and brutality that were hallmarks of medieval life. They also explain how innovation and expanded trade with the Middle East brought gradual change, especially in weaponry, warfare, and medicine. Texts are supplemented with sidebars that provide longer primary source excerpts and additional information about related topics. Illustrations, which include a single map of medieval Europe and color reproductions of period art and contemporary photos of locations and weapons, add little. These books will help readers and report writers understand the reality of medieval life.

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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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 Arms & Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350: Islam, Eastern Europe and Asia (Vol 2)
Arms & Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350: Islam, Eastern Europe and Asia (Vol 2)
Author: David C. Nicolle
Arms & Armour of the Crusading Era, 1050-1350: Islam, Eastern Europe and Asia (Vol 2)
Greenhill Books
1999
Format: pdf
Size: 28,95 mb
Language English

David C. Nicolle, in this second volume of his comprehensive study of military weapons and equipment examines the arms and armor actually used by Moslem, Orthodox Christian and Mongol armies. Emphasising the evolution of military technology, fashion and science, this definitive study throws light on Eastern Europe and Asia as old empires decay and new powers emerge.

Arms and Armour of the Crusading Era examines the arms and equipment for each specific power or ethnic group. Conclusions are then linked to hundreds of superbly detailed line drawings based on archaeological evidence, iconography and contemporary accounts.

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 The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century
The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century
Author: William Rosen
The Third Horseman: Climate Change and the Great Famine of the 14th Century
Viking Penguin
2014
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 10.4 Mb
Language: English

In May 1315, it started to rain. It didn’t stop anywhere in north Europe until August. Next came the four coldest winters in a millennium. Two separate animal epidemics killed nearly 80 percent of northern Europe’s livestock. Wars between Scotland and England, France and Flanders, and two rival claimants to the Holy Roman Empire destroyed all remaining farmland. After seven years, the combination of lost harvests, warfare, and pestilence would claim six million lives—one eighth of Europe’s total population.
William Rosen draws on a wide array of disciplines, from military history to feudal law to agricultural economics and climatology, to trace the succession of traumas that caused the Great Famine. With dramatic appearances by Scotland’s William Wallace, and the luckless Edward II and his treacherous Queen Isabella, history’s best documented episode of catastrophic climate change comes alive, with powerful implications for future calamities.

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 The Price of Freedom A History of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present
The Price of Freedom A History of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present
Author: Piotr S. Wandycz
The Price of Freedom A History of East Central Europe from the Middle Ages to the Present
Routledge
2001
ISBN: 0415254906
Format: PDF
Size: 3,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 352
The second edition of this distinguished book brings the history of the region up to date. It discusses the events of the post-communist decade of the 1990s and the problems resulting from the transition to democracy and market economy. Taking a thematic approach, the author explores such issues and controversies as the tension between the industrial developed West and the agrarian East, the rise of modern nationalism, authoritarianism and Communism.

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 Byzantine Armies 886-1118
Byzantine Armies 886-1118
Byzantine Armies 886-1118 (Men-at-arms 89)
Osprey Publishinf Ltd
2003
Format: Pdf
Size: 18 Mb
Language: English

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 The Development of the Komnenian Army 1081-1180
The Development of the Komnenian Army 1081-1180
Author: John W. Birkenmeier
The Development of the Komnenian Army 1081-1180
Brill Academic Pub
2002
263
Format: Pdf
Size: 13 MB
Language: English

The emperors of the Komnenian dynasty orchestrated the economic and military renewal of the Byzantine Empire. In 1081, Alexios I became emperor of a bankrupt and diminished empire. In 1180, Manuel I ruled the most powerful state in the eastern Mediterranean, capable of sending expeditions to Egypt, Hungary, Italy, and Palestine. This study examines how the Komnenian emperors restored the Byzantine state by building a professional army of mercenaries and Byzantine citizens. It examines the army's ethnic composition, tactics, equipment, and its financial support.

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 A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages
A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages
Author:
Stephen Henry Rigby
A Companion to Britain in the Later Middle Ages
Wilеy-Blаckwell
2003
Pages: 688
ISBN: 0631217851
Format: PDF
Size: 19.30 mb
Language: English
Quality: Good

This authoritative survey of Britain in the later Middle Ages comprises 28 chapters written by leading figures in the field.
Covers social, economic, political, religious, and cultural history in England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales
Provides a guide to the historical debates over the later Middle Ages
Addresses questions at the leading edge of historical scholarship
Each chapter includes suggestions for further reading

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 Anglo-Saxons at war 800-1066
Anglo-Saxons at war 800-1066
Author: Paul Hill
Anglo-Saxons at war 800-1066
Pen and Sword Military
ISBN: 1848843690
2012
Format: EPUB
Pages: 224
Size: 4 Mb
Language: English

In the time of the great Anglo-Saxon kings like Alfred and Athelstan, Æthelred and Edmund Ironside, what was warfare really like – how were the armies organized, how and why did they fight, how were the warriors armed and trained, and what was the Anglo-Saxon experience of war? As Paul Hill demonstrates in this compelling new study, documentary records and the growing body of archaeological evidence allows these questions to be answered with more authority than ever before. His broad, detailed and graphic account of the conduct of war in the Anglo-Saxon world in the unstable, violent centuries before the Norman Conquest will be illuminating reading for anyone who wants to learn about this key stage of medieval history.

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 Genghis Khan: Conqueror of the World
Genghis Khan: Conqueror of the World
Genghis Khan: Conqueror of the World
Author: Leo de Hartog
Tauris Parke Paperbacks
2004
Pages: 256
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 9.1 Mb

Genghis Khan's armies breached the Great Wall of China, captured Beijing, and crushed all resistance in Afghanistan, Persia and Southern Russia by ruthless massacres and pillage. His armies also invaded Europe. Yet until now no historically reliable book about him has been written for a popular audience. This book analyses how Genghis Khan was able to unite the primitive Mongol tribes of the harsh Siberian steppes and organize them into highly mobile and disciplined troops. It shows how he created a regime so strong that his son was able to extend the conquests after the death of Genghis Khan himself. Leo de Hartog pays particular attention to the little-studied Mongol invasion of Europe and explores Europe's contacts with the great Khan.

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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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 Time Frame AD 1300-1400 - The Age of Calamity
Time Frame AD 1300-1400 - The Age of Calamity
Author: Collective
Time Frame AD 1300-1400 - The Age of Calamity
Time-Life Books
1989
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 33 MB

Surveys fourteenth-century world history in the eastern hemisphere.

Content:
The Hundred Year's War
The Rise of the Ottomans
The fury of the steppes
China's Brilliant dynasty.

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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 Medieval Archer
The Medieval Archer
The Medieval Archer
Author: Jim Bradbury
Boydell Press; New edition
2014
ISBN: 0851151949
Pages: 208
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 39 MB

It is a delight to read a book which recognises the importance of warfare in medieval times...also...discusses the changing role of the archer in medieval society. SIR STEVEN RUNCIMANThis book traces the history of the archer in the medieval period, from the Norman Conquest to the Wars of the Roses. From a close study of early evidence, Mr Bradbury shows that the archer's role before the time of Edward I was an important but rarely documented one, and that his new prominence in the fourteenth century was the result of changes in development of military tactics rather than the introduction of the famous `longbow'. A second thread of the book examines the archer's role in society, with particular reference to that most famous of all archers, Robin Hood. The final chapters look at the archer in the early fifteenth century and then chronicle the rise of the handgun as the major infantry weapon at the bow's expense. JIM BRADBURY writes and lectures on battles and warfare in England and France in the middle ages.

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 Empire of the Mongols
Empire of the Mongols
Author: Michael Burgan
Empire Of The Mongols
Facts on File
2005
Format: Pdf
Size: 8,81 mb
Language: English
Great Empires of the Past
FOR SEVERAL THOUSAND YEARS WARRIORS ON HORSEBACK rode across central Asia, conquering nearby towns and cities. These horsemen lived on the steppes, a flat, grassy region that extends from Asia into central Europe. The riders were nomads, moving from one grazing
spot to another with their herds of horses, sheep, camels, goats, and cattle. Over the centuries these nomads battled such people as the ancient Greeks, the Romans, the Persians, the Chinese, and the Arabs. Of all the nomadic warriors of central Asia, the fiercest were the Mongols.

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 The Central Middle Ages Europe 950–1320
The Central Middle Ages Europe 950–1320
Author: composite authors
The Central Middle Ages Europe 950–1320
Oxford University Press
2006
Format: PDF
Language: English
Pages: 304
Size: 2,83 МБ

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 The Templars: The History and the Myth: From Solomon's Temple to the Freemasons
The Templars: The History and the Myth: From Solomon's Temple to the Freemasons
The Templars: The History and the Myth: From Solomon's Temple to the Freemasons
Harper Paperbacks
Author: Michael Haag
2009
Pages: 384
Format: PDF
Size: 4,5 Mb
Language: English

The first history of the legendary knights since the Vatican momentously released the records of their trial and exoneration

Who were the Templars?
What was the secret of their wealth and power?
Why did the pope and the king of France act to destroy them?

The Knights Templar were founded on Christmas Day 1119, on the very spot in Jerusalem where Jesus Christ was crucified. A religious order of fighting knights, the Templars defended the Holy Land and Christian pilgrims in the decades after the First Crusade. Legendary for their bravery and dedication, the Templars became one of the wealthiest and most powerful bodies of the medieval world—until they were condemned for heresy two centuries after their foundation, when the order was abolished and its leaders were burned at the stake.

In The Templars, renowned historian Michael Haag investigates the origins and history, the enduring myths, and the soaring architecture of an enigmatic order long shrouded in mystery and controversy. The hand of the Templars, many believe, can be found in everything from Cathar heresy to Masonic conspiracies, and the Knights Templar still inspire popular culture, from Indiana Jones to Xbox games, to the novels of Dan Brown.

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 A History of West Africa, 1000-1800
A History of West Africa, 1000-1800
Author: Basil Davidson
A History of West Africa, 1000-1800
Longman
1978
ISBN: 0582603404
Language: English
Pages: 336
Format: PDF
Size: 50,62 МБ
This text is designed for students preparing for O Level history, offering an examination of some of the major trends and events in West African history from AD 1000-1800.

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 Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane
Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane
Author: S. Frederick Starr
Lost Enlightenment: Central Asia's Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane
Princeton University Press
2013
Format: epub
Size: 11.4 Mb
Language: English

In this sweeping and richly illustrated history, S. Frederick Starr tells the fascinating but largely unknown story of Central Asia's medieval enlightenment through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds--remarkable figures who built a bridge to the modern world. Because nearly all of these figures wrote in Arabic, they were long assumed to have been Arabs. In fact, they were from Central Asia--drawn from the Persianate and Turkic peoples of a region that today extends from Kazakhstan southward through Afghanistan, and from the easternmost province of Iran through Xinjiang, China.
Lost Enlightenment recounts how, between the years 800 and 1200, Central Asia led the world in trade and economic development, the size and sophistication of its cities, the refinement of its arts, and, above all, in the advancement of knowledge in many fields. Central Asians achieved signal breakthroughs in astronomy, mathematics, geology, medicine, chemistry, music, social science, philosophy, and theology, among other subjects. They gave algebra its name, calculated the earth's diameter with unprecedented precision, wrote the books that later defined European medicine, and penned some of the world's greatest poetry. One scholar, working in Afghanistan, even predicted the existence of North and South America--five centuries before Columbus. Rarely in history has a more impressive group of polymaths appeared at one place and time. No wonder that their writings influenced European culture from the time of St. Thomas Aquinas down to the scientific revolution, and had a similarly deep impact in India and much of Asia.

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