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 The Crusades Biographies
The Crusades Biographies
Author: J. Sydney Jones, Marcia Merryman Means, Neil Schlager
The Crusades Biographies
UXL
2004
ISBN: 0787691771
Format: PDF
Size: 15,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 256
"The Crusades: Biographies" explores many key figures, such as Pope Urban II, Saladin, Pope Innocent III, Peter the Hermit, Richard I of England, Frederick I of Germany, Francis of Assisi, Stephen of Cloyes and others.

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 The Archaeology of Early Medieval Poland: Discoveries, Hypotheses, Interpretations
The Archaeology of Early Medieval Poland: Discoveries, Hypotheses, Interpretations
Author: Andrzej Buko
The Archaeology of Early Medieval Poland: Discoveries, Hypotheses, Interpretations
Brill Academic Publishers
2008
Format: PDF (rar+3%)
Size: 14,34 mb
Language: English
Pages: 475
This is the first academic book which concentrates on the discoveries of medieval date (6th- 13th centuries) from the territory of modern Poland. The book covers the principal research questions, such as the origins of the Slavs, societies of the proto-state period and the origins of the Polish state. The volume also includes a discussion of the most interesting, sometimes controversial, archaeological discoveries or issues.

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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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 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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 Medieval Castles
Medieval Castles
Medieval Castles (Greenwood Guides to Historic Events of the Medieval World)
Greenwood
Author: Marilyn Stokstad
2005
Pages: 256
Format: PDF
Size: 2,5 mb
Language: English

Stokstad, the author of a well- regarded history of medieval art, has written an account that describes all aspects of medieval castles, with many specific examples and a rich collection of primary sources. Written for high school students and the general reader, the text provides a nuanced look at castles, with attention to their architecture, methods of fortification, methods of warfare, functions besides defense, inhabitants, their fate after the invention of gunpowder, and the romantic attachment to their architecture from the 18th century to the present. This volume focuses mainly on examples in England and France; it is supplemented nicely by examples in another book in this series, also written by a senior scholar, that focuses on the Crusades

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 Byzantium Confronts the West, 1180-1204
Byzantium Confronts the West, 1180-1204
Author: Charles M. Brand
Byzantium Confronts the West, 1180-1204
Harvard University Press
1968
Format: PDF
Size: 18,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 416
At the death of emperor Manuel I Comnenus in 1180, the Byzantine Empire appeared to be a solidly constructed state; in 1204, barely a quarter century later, Constantinople fell to the forces of the Fourth Crusade. Brand analyzes the internal and external pressures which beset Byzantium: the tyranny of Andronicus I comnenus, the incapable Angeli emperors, the pressure of Turks and Bulgarians, and especially the onslaught of the vigorous West. Attacks and threats from Normans, Frederick Barbarossa, and his son Henry VI, and eventually the Fourth Crusaders were reinforced by commercial pressure from Venice, Genoa and Pisa.

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 The Palgrave Atlas of Byzantine History
The Palgrave Atlas of Byzantine History
Author : John Haldon
: The Palgrave Atlas of Byzantine History
Palgrave Macmillan
: 2005
ISBN: 9781403917720
Pages: 256
Format : pdf
Size : 28 MB
Language : English

This historical atlas charts key aspects of the political, social and economic history of the Byzantine Empire, the dominant Mediterranean power in the fifth and sixth centuries. Surrounded by foes who posed a constant threat to its very existence, it survived because of its administration, army and the strength of its culture, of which Orthodox Christianity was a key element.
This medieval empire bridged the Christian and Islamic worlds from the late Roman period through the late Middle Ages, but by the time of its demise at the hands of the Ottomans in 1453 the Byzantine empire was a shadow of its former self, restricted essentially to the city of Constantinople, modern Istanbul.

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 The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 4, Christianity in Western Europe, c.1100-c.1500
The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 4, Christianity in Western Europe, c.1100-c.1500
The Cambridge History of Christianity: Volume 4, Christianity in Western Europe, c.1100-c.1500
Author: Miri Rubin, Walter Simons
Cambridge University Press
2009
ISBN: 0521811066
Pages: 600
Format: PDF
Size: 13 mb
Language: english
During the early middle ages, Europe developed complex and varied Christian cultures, and from about 1100 secular rulers, competing factions and inspired individuals continued to engender a diverse and ever-changing mix within Christian society. This volume explores the wide range of institutions, practices and experiences associated with the life of European Christians in the later middle ages. The clergy of this period initiated new approaches to the role of priests, bishops and popes, and developed an ambitious project to instruct the laity. For lay people, the practices of parish religion were central, but many sought additional ways to enrich their lives as Christians. Impulses towards reform and renewal periodically swept across Europe, led by charismatic preachers and supported by secular rulers. This book provides accessible accounts of these complex historical processes and entices the reader towards further enquiry.

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 Warrior Cults. A history of Magical Mystical and Murderous Organizations
Warrior Cults. A history of Magical Mystical and Murderous Organizations
Author: Paul Elliott
Warrior Cults. A history of Magical Mystical and Murderous Organizations
Blandford Press
1995
Format: PDF
Pages: 216
Language: English
Size: 36.1 MB

Today's terrorists are not new. Terror, murder, and stealth have always flourished in close-knit, blindly obedient cults. In fact, the very word "assassin" has its origins in a medieval warrior cult of the Middle East, while the original Thugs were a secret band who terrorized India in the 19th century. Here is the whole gruesome history of groups that have used loyalty to commit murder and spread terror. Start with the mystery cults of ancient Greece and the secret Roman religion of Mithras with its bloody initiations. Follow the sinister Knights Templar, the Japanese Ninja and Triad clans, and the Chinese Boxer cult that led the famous uprising against the British. Each of these warrior cults had its own strict codes and rituals, yet its motivations may seem strange to modern minds. Today it's more urgent than ever to try to understand, as we attempt to protect ourselves against today's versions, made far more dangerous with the possession of biological, and even nuclear, weapons.

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 The Devil's Horsemen. The Mongol Invasion of Europe
The Devil's Horsemen. The Mongol Invasion of Europe
Author: Chambers James
The Devil's Horsemen. The Mongol Invasion of Europe
Book Club Associates
1979
Format: PDF
Size: 10 mb
Language: English
Pages: 212

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 Heroes of the Middle Ages
Heroes of the Middle Ages
Author: Eva March Tappan
Heroes of the Middle Ages
Nabu Press
ISBN: 1599151693
2010
Format: EPUB
Size: 8,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 252
Recounts the stories of the most important movements in the history of Europe during the Middle Ages and acquaints the reader with the most important figures in those scenes. The figures are grouped into seven periods: The Barbarian Invasion, The Forming of the Germanic Nations, The Teutonic Invasions, The Rise of Nationalities, The Crusades, The Time of Progress and Discovery, and The Struggles of the Nations. In the tapestry which the author weaves may be traced the history of the rise and fall of the various nationalities and the circumstances and mode of life of each.

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 Armor
Armor
Author: Charlotte and David Yue
Armor
Houghton Mifflin Company
1994
Format: PDF
Pages: 104
Language: English
Size: 10.6 MB

No figure in history is more vivid and dramatic than the medieval knight. Fierce in battle and gallant in their defense of the weak, these warriors of the Middle Ages are seen as champions of justice in a savage world. They did not always live up to our image of them, but they still represent a noble ideal.

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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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 The Emergence of the Bohemian State (East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450)
The Emergence of the Bohemian State (East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450)
Author : Petr Charvt
: The Emergence of the Bohemian State (East Central and Eastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 450-1450) Leiden-Boston: Brill
: 2010
ISBN: 9004180095
Pages: 288
Format : PDF
Size : 11 MB
Language : English

The emergence of the Bohemian state is a long-discussed topic with many obscure points. Though significant progress has been reached in recent decades, the interpretations proposed are far from satisfactory.
Important new information is still awaiting inclusion in explanatory schemes. In addition to that, treatises on the origins of Bohemian state have frequently failed to take account of studies of scholars from abroad. Taking account of all this, the author proposes a fresh look on some of the essential data provided by history, archaeology, art history and cultural or social anthropology. What emerges is a nuanced perspective of the rising of one of central Europes first states, attempting to avoid the pitfalls to which traditional research has been falling, with emphasis on a broad scope of vision taking account of research results reached far and wide.

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 Decline and Fall of Byzantium to the Ottoman Turks An Annotated Translation of Historia Turco-Byzantina 1341-1462
Decline and Fall of Byzantium to the Ottoman Turks An Annotated Translation of Historia Turco-Byzantina 1341-1462
Author: Doukas
Decline and Fall of Byzantium to the Ottoman Turks An Annotated Translation of Historia Turco-Byzantina 1341-1462
Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 0814315402
1975
Format: PDF
Size: 8,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 346
Decline and Fall of Byzantium to the Ottoman Turks: An Annotated Translation of "Historia Turco-Byzantina"

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 The Battlefields of England
The Battlefields of England
Author: Alfred Higgins Burne; Robert Hardy
The Battlefields of England
Pen & Sword Military Classics
Pen & Sword Military Classics №49
ISBN: 1844152065
2005
Format: EPUB
Pages: 560
Size: 13 Mb
Language: English

England's battlefields bear witness to dramatic turning-points in the country's history. At Hastings, Bosworth Field, Flodden and Naseby, the battles fought were to have an enormous effect on English life. This double volume, containing Burne's famous Battlefields of England" and "More Battlefields of England" make it possible for readers to follow the course of 39 battles from AD 51 to 1685

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 Templars And The Freemasons
Templars And The Freemasons
Author: Harun Yahya
Templars And The Freemasons
GLOBAL PUBLISHING
2007
Format: PDF
Size: 3,88 mb
Language English
The Knights of the Temple—or Templars, for short—an organization that arose in the Middle Ages, but whose activities and supporters changed over the course of time. The Knights Templar first emerged after the First Crusade, rapidly adopted a political identity and became one of the greatest financial powers of the ages.
Initially portraying themselves as devout, they made use of the prestige and esteem they thus acquired. But statements from the Templar trials that began in 1327 revealed the organization’s true face: Shortly after its formation, it had adopted a form of satanic teaching and also acquired one of the greatest fortunes in Europe.
How did the Templars amass this financial power? How vast was their wealth? And now, who controls that sinister fortune they amassed, and to what ends is it being used?
To answer these questions, this book reconsiders the Knights Templars—whose history was dealt with in our earlier book on the subject—and their successors, the Freemasons, and shows how the Templars continue to be financed by illicit funds.

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 Crusader Castles
Crusader Castles
Crusader Castles
Cambridge University Press
Author: Hugh Kennedy
1994
Pages: 237
Format: PDF
Size: 11 mb
Language: English

This is a general account of the history and architecture of Crusader castles in the Kingdom of Jerusalem, County of Tripoli and Principality of Antioch between 1099 and 1291, the years during which the Crusaders had a permanent presence on the Levantine coast. Extensive use is made of contemporary chronicles to show the reasons why castles were built and how they were used in peace and war. The book is fully illustrated by photographs, drawings and plans, and contains a comprehensive bibliography.

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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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