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 A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World
A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World
Author: C.Harper-Bill,E.Van Houts
A Companion to the Anglo-Norman World
Boydell Press
2003 г.
Format: PDF
Size: 2,85 mb

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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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 Renaissance Swordsmanship
Renaissance Swordsmanship
Author: John Clements
1997
Format: pdf
Size: 10,8 Mb
Pages: 147
Language: English

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 Byzantine Trade, 4th-12th Centuries: The Archaeology of Local, Regional and International Exchange
Byzantine Trade, 4th-12th Centuries: The Archaeology of Local, Regional and International Exchange
Author: Marlia Mundell Mango
Byzantine Trade, 4th-12th Centuries: The Archaeology of Local, Regional and International Exchange
Ashgate Pub Co
ISBN: 0754663108
2009
Format: PDF
Size: 12,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 477
The 28 papers examine questions relating to the extent and nature of Byzantine trade from Late Antiquity into the Middle Ages. The Byzantine state was the only political entity of the Mediterranean to survive Antiquity and thus offers a theoretical standard against which to measure diachronic and regional changes in trading practices within the area and beyond.

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 The Age of the Dromon: The Byzantine Navy ca 500-1204
The Age of the Dromon: The Byzantine Navy ca 500-1204
The Age of the Dromon: The Byzantine Navy ca 500-1204
Author: Pryor J. H., Jeffreys E. M.
Brill Academic Publishers
2006
Pages: 758
ISBN: 978-90-04-15197-0; 90-04-15197-4
Format: PDF
Language: English
Size: 18 mb

This volume examines the development and evolution of the war galley known as the Dromon, and its relative, the Chelandion, from first appearance in the sixth century until its supercession in the twelfth century by the Galea developed in the Latin West. Beginning as a small, fully-decked, monoreme galley, by the tenth century the Dromon had become a bireme, the pre-eminent war galley of the Mediterranean. The salient features of these ships were their two-banked oarage system, the spurs at their bows which replaced the ram of classical antiquity, their lateen sails, and their primary weapon: Greek Fire.
The book contextualizes the technical characteristics of the ships within the operational history of Byzantine fleets, logistical problems of medieval naval warfare, and strategic objectives.

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 Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England
Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England
Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance: Italy, France, and England
ABC-CLIO
Author: Anne R. Larsen, Diana Robin, Carole Levin
2007
Pages: 480
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1851097722
Size: 7 mb

Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance is the first first comprehensive reference devoted exclusively to the contributions of women to European culture in the period between 1350 and 1700. It offers over 135 biographies of the extraordinary women of those times.

Encyclopedia of Women in the Renaissance provides vivid portraits of well known women such as Catherine of Siena, Joan of Arc, Mary Queen of Scots, and Christine de Pizan. Also included are less familiar but equally important women like Elena Lucrezia Cornaro, the first woman in Europe to earn a doctorate; the renowned Renaissance painter Artemisia Gentileschi; and the acclaimed author of medical textbooks and midwife to a French queen, Louise Boursier.

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 The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History
The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History
The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History
Author: Barbara Hanawalt
Oxford University Press
1998
Pages: 161
Format: PDF
Size: 29 Mb
Language: English

A brisk narrative of battles and plagues, monastic orders, heroic women, and knights-errant, barbaric tortures and tender romance, intrigue, scandals, and conquest, The Middle Ages: An Illustrated History mixes a spirited and entertaining writing style with exquisite, thorough scholarship. Barbara A. Hanawalt, a renowned medievalist, launches her story with the often violent amalgamation of Roman, Christian, and Germanic cultures following the destruction and pillaging of the crown jewel of the Roman Empirethe great city of Rome. The story moves on to the redrawn map of Europe, in which power players like Byzantium and the newly-established Frankish kingdom begin a precarious existence in a "sea of tribes" (in the words of a contemporary).

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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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 Bronze age greek warrior 1600-1100 bc
Bronze age greek warrior 1600-1100 bc

Bronze age greek warrior 1600-1100 bc (warrior 153)
Osprey Publishing Ltd
2011
Format: Pdf
Size: 8 Mb
Language: English

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 A History of War and Weapons, 449 to 1660
A History of War and Weapons, 449 to 1660
Author: A. V. B. Norman, Don Pottinger
A History of War and Weapons, 449 to 1660
Thomas Y. Crowell Company
1966
Format: PDF
Pages: 232
Language: English
Size: 28.6 MB

The subject was divided into nine chronological periods, beginning with the Anglo-Saxons, followed by the Normans, and then by single chapters on each of the four centuries, 12th to 15th, with the last three chapters on three half-centuries from 1500 to 1660. Within each of these nine chapters, the material is sub-divided into four parts concerned with military organization; arms and armour; tactics and strategy; and, finally, castles and cannon. Each paragraph or page is marked by an appropriate symbol to indicate which of: these four topics is being discussed at that point, so that the reader, if he wishes, could read a brief history of tactics from 449 to 1660 by reading only the passages in the nine chapters marked by the symbol "T". To assist this there are, in addition to the ordinary table of contents, four other tables of contents giving the pages for each of the four topics. The plan may sound rather artificial, but it is surprisingly successful, aided, as it is, by the numerous small but clear illustrations in two colors. Some of the weapons included are: sword, longbow, halberd, pike, battering ram, catapult, cannon, and the brass feathered gun arrow. The book also includes important battles, tournaments, jousts, Renaissance pageantry, the carousel (the mounted ballet), and the evolution of armor - each vividly portrayed in words and pictures.

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 British Fortifications Through the Reign of Richard III: An Illustrated History
British Fortifications Through the Reign of Richard III: An Illustrated History
Jean-Denis G. G. Lepage
British Fortifications Through the Reign of Richard III: An Illustrated History
McFarland
2012
ISBN: 9780786459186
Pages: 318
Format : PDF
Size : 29,8 MB
Language: English

From the time the Romans first set foot on England's shore in 55 BC, the British Isles have faced a constant threat of foreign invasion. As a result, the landscapes of England, Scotland, and Ireland are dotted with ancient defensive fortifications as varied as their makers. Iron Age Celtic "hillforts," Roman castra and Hadrian's Wall, Anglo-Saxon dykes and Alfredian burhs, Norman mottes and stone-keeps, Edwardian castles, Irish tower houses they all served to repel ancient intruders and many still stand as tangible relics of a remarkable past. This study chronicles the development of British fortifications from prehistoric times through the end of Richard III's reign in 1485, providing the history of each type of structure, relevant examples, and information on weapons and siege warfare. More than 250 illustrations vividly detail each ediface's construction and configuration.

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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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 The Age of Exploration: From Christopher Columbus to Ferdinand Magellan
The Age of Exploration: From Christopher Columbus to Ferdinand Magellan
Author: Kenneth Pletcher
The Age of Exploration: From Christopher Columbus to Ferdinand Magellan
Rosen Education Service
ISBN: 1622750195
2013
Format: EPUB
Size: 16,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 163
The Britannica Guide to Explorers and Adventurers
People have been pushing boundaries in search of fame and fortune for centuries, from ancient times to the present day. A quest for knowledge has been another impetus for testing personal and universal limits, as has the thrill of adventure. Within these pages, readers will discover detailed accounts of the lives of explorers and adventurers throughout the ages, men and women whose journeys have been remarkable, whatever their motivation.

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 Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350
Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350
Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350
Author: Janet L. Abu-Lughod
Oxford University Press
1991
ISBN: 0195067746
Pages: 464
Format: PDF
Size: 26 mb
Language: English
In this important study, Abu-Lughod presents a groundbreaking reinterpretation of global economic evolution, arguing that the modern world economy had its roots not in the sixteenth century, as is widely supposed, but in the thirteenth century economy--a system far different from the European world system which emerged from it. Using the city as the working unit of analysis, Before European Hegemony provides a new paradigm for understanding the evolution of world systems by tracing the rise of a system that, at its peak in the opening decades of the 14th century, involved a vast region stretching between northwest Europe and China. Writing in a clear and lively style, Abu-Lughod explores the reasons for the eventual decay of this system and the rise of European hegemony.

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 1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry
1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry
Author: Andrew Bridgeford
1066: The Hidden History in the Bayeux Tapestry
Walker & Company
2006
ISBN: 0802777422
Format: EPUB
Size: 7,6 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 354
For more than 900 years the Bayeux Tapestry has preserved one of history's greatest dramas: the Norman Conquest of England, culminating in the death of King Harold at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Historians have held for centuries that the majestic tapestry trumpets the glory of William the Conqueror and the victorious Normans. But is this true? In 1066, a brilliant piece of historical detective work, Andrew Bridgeford reveals a very different story that reinterprets and recasts the most decisive year in English history. Reading the tapestry as if it were a written text, Bridgeford discovers a wealth of new information subversively and ingeniously encoded in the threads, which appears to undermine the Norman point of view while presenting a secret tale undetected for centuries-an account of the final years of Anglo-Saxon England quite different from the Norman version. Bridgeford brings alive the turbulent 11th century in western Europe, a world of ambitious warrior bishops, court dwarfs, ruthless knights, and powerful women. 1066 offers readers a rare surprise-a book that reconsiders a long-accepted masterpiece, and sheds new light on a pivotal chapter of English history.

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 Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy c. 300-1450
Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy c. 300-1450
Author: Hendy M.F.
Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy c. 300-1450
Cambridge University Press
1985
Format: PDF
Size: 24.13 mb
Language: English

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 The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe
The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe
Author:Author:
The Murder of William of Norwich: The Origins of the Blood Libel in Medieval Europe
2015
Oxford University Press
Format:PDF
Size:7,5 MB
Pages: 416
Language:English

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 The Jews of Byzantium 1204-1453
The Jews of Byzantium 1204-1453
Author: Steven B. Bowman
The Jews of Byzantium 1204-1453
Bloch Pub Co
ISBN: 0819707031
1985
Format: PDF
Size: 5,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 379
Bowman presents the sources with a critical historical introduction for the rediscovery of Balkan and Aegean Jewry from the Fourth Crusade to the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople. The book traces the fortunes of Greek Jews, their contact with co-religionists from Spain, Italy, the Crimea and their interaction with the variegated local populations and endemic conquerors of the region. From the beginning of the 13th century to the 16th century with special chapters on intellectual life, rabbinic interests, mysticism, Greek culture and the social and economic dimension.

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 The Big Golden Book of Knights and Castles
The Big Golden Book of Knights and Castles

Author: Barbara Weisberg
The Big Golden Book of Knights and Castles
Golden Book
1993
Format: PDF
Pages: 72
Language: English
Size: 14.8 MB

The Middle Ages--the era of brave knights, majestic castles, and royal pageantry--comes to vivid life in this exciting book. Young readers will discover how a castle was built, how knights were chosen and trained, what it was like to compete in a jousting tournament or to enjoy a lavish feast in the castle's great hall, more. In addition, the book includes lively accounts of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, Joan of Arc, the Black Prince, and other fascinating figures from the days of chivalry.

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