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 The Making of the Slavs: History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, c. 500-700
The Making of the Slavs: History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, c. 500-700
Author: Florin Curta
The Making of the Slavs: History and Archaeology of the Lower Danube Region, c. 500-700
Cambridge university press
2001
Format: pdf
Size: 9.65 mb
Language: English

This book offers a new approach to the problem of Slavic ethnicity in southeastern Europe between c. 500 and c. 700. The author shows how Byzantine authors "invented" the Slavs, in order to make sense of political and military developments taking place in the Balkans. Making extensive use of archaeology to show that such developments resulted in the rise of powerful leaders, responsible for creating group identities and mobilizing warriors for successful raids across the frontier. The author rejects the idea of Slavic migration, and shows that "the Slavs" were the product of the frontier.

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 The Concise History of the Crusades
The Concise History of the Crusades
Author: Thomas F. Madden
The Concise History of the Crusades (Critical Issues in World and International History)
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
2014
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 22.4 Mb
Language: English

What is the relationship between the medieval crusades and the problems of the modern Middle East? Were the crusades the Christian equivalent of Muslim jihad? In this sweeping yet crisp history, Thomas F. Madden offers a brilliant and compelling narrative of the crusades and their contemporary relevance. Placing all of the major crusades within their social, economic, religious, and intellectual environments, Madden explores the uniquely medieval world that led untold thousands to leave their homes, families, and friends to march in Christ’s name to distant lands. From Palestine and Europe's farthest reaches, each crusade is recounted in a clear, concise narrative. The author gives special attention as well to the crusades’ effects on the Islamic world and the Christian Byzantine East.

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 French medieval armies 1000-1300
French medieval armies 1000-1300
French medieval armies 1000-1300 (Men-at-Arms series 231)
Osprey Publishing Ltd
1991
Format: Pdf
Size: 7 Mb
Language: English

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 Renaissance Armies 1480-1650
Renaissance Armies 1480-1650
Author: George Gush
Renaissance Armies 1480-1650
Patrick Stephens Ltd, Cambridge
Quality:
Pages: 128

Language: English
1975
Format: PDF
Size: 122 МБ

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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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 Time Frame AD 1000-1100 - Light in the East
Time Frame AD 1000-1100 - Light in the East
Author: Collective
Time Frame AD 1000-1100 - Light in the East
Time-Life Books
1988
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 24.5 MB

Contents: China's Enlightened Empire, The Advent of the Turks, The Norman Conquests, The Birth of Russia, India's Elephant Kings.

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 Medieval Warfare
Medieval Warfare
Author: H. W. Koch
Medieval Warfare
Dorset Press
1988
Format: PDF
Pages: 264
Language: English
Size: 70 MB

Medieval Warfare is a comprehensive illustrated history of the way, why and how war was fought from the fall of the Roman Empire through and including the Renaissance and Protestant Reformation. This is the first serious work to analyze medieval warfare since the publication of Sir Charles Oman's classic study more than forty years ago.

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 Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC-1000 BC
Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC-1000 BC
Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age Mediterranean c.1400 BC-1000 BC
Author: Raffaele D'Amato and Andrea Salimbeti
Osprey Publishing
Elite, Book 204
2015
ISBN: 1472806816
Pages: 64
Language: English
Format: EPUB
Size: 19 MB

Sea Peoples of the Bronze Age and Mediterranean features the latest historical and archaeological research into the mysterious and powerful confederations of raiders who troubled the Eastern Mediterranean in the last half of the Bronze Age. Research into the origins of the so-called Shardana, Shekelesh, Danuna, Lukka, Peleset and other peoples is a detective 'work in progress'. However, it is known that they both provided the Egyptian pharaohs with mercenaries, and were listed among Egypt's enemies and invaders. They contributed to the collapse of several civilizations through their dreaded piracy and raids, and their waves of attacks were followed by major migrations that changed the face of this region, from modern Libya and Cyprus to the Aegean, mainland Greece, Lebanon and Anatolian Turkey. Drawing on carved inscriptions and papyrus documents - mainly from Egypt - dating from the 15th-11th centuries BC, as well as carved reliefs of Medinet Habu, this title reconstructs the formidable appearance and even the tactics of the famous 'Sea Peoples'.

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 Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy between 500 and 1500
Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy between 500 and 1500
Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy: Philosophy between 500 and 1500
Springer
Author: Henrik Lagerlund
2010
Pages: 1423
Format: PDF
Size: 11 mb
Language: English

Research on medieval philosophy has advanced greatly in the last thirty years, but there has not been a comprehensive encyclopedia summarizing the current research available. This two-volume reference work fills that void.
The Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy covers all areas of philosophy in the Middle Ages and part of the Renaissance, ranging from 500 to 1500 CE. It contains general entries on medieval philosophers and medieval philosophies and on the key terms and concepts in the subject area, but it also provides more in-depth details and analyses of particular theories. Furthermore, in order to gain an insight into the social and cultural context of the material, entries are included on the teaching of philosophy, the career of philosophers, and the place of philosophy within the universities.
Complete with cross-references between key words and related essays to enable efficient searches, this Encyclopedia is exhaustive, unprecedented, and user-friendly. It is indispensable for scholars of medieval philosophy and of the history of ideas, and it is also useful for anyone interested in medieval ideas and thought.

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 Byzantine Studies and Other Essays
Byzantine Studies and Other Essays
Author: Hepburn Baynes
Byzantine Studies and Other Essays
Athlone Press
ISBN: 0837176735
1974
Format: PDF
Size: 37,9 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 392
Byzantine Studies and Other Essays

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 The Mediaeval Castles of Skye and Lochalsh
The Mediaeval Castles of Skye and Lochalsh
Author: Roger Miket , David Roberts
The Mediaeval Castles of Skye and Lochalsh
Birlinn
2007
Format: PDF
Pages: 116
Language: English
Size: 54.3 MB

In this book, the castles of Hebridean myth and story are brought to life in a scholarly yet easy-to-read text. Roger Miket explores the history and architecture of the settings associated with blood-curdling dramas such as the murderous goings-on at Dun Sgaith or the far-fetched yarns of Saucy Mary and Cu Chulainn. Many of the castles are shown in reconstruction and all the architectural descriptions are fully illustrated making them clear to both expert and amateur historians. Together with the earlier broachs and duns, the castles are the principal material survivals of the great pageant of Hebridean history.

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 Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 565-1204
Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 565-1204
Warfare, State And Society In The Byzantine World 565-1204
Author: John Haldon
Routledge
1999
Pages: 400
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 2.3 Mb

Warfare, State and Society in the Byzantine World is the first comprehensive study of warfare and the Byzantine world from the sixth to the twelfth century.
The book examines Byzantine attitudes to warfare, the effects of war on society and culture, and the relations between the soldiers, their leaders and society. The communications, logistics, resources and manpower capabilities of the Byzantine Empire are explored to set warfare in its geographical as well as historical context. In addition to the strategic and tactical evolution of the army, this book analyses the army in campaign and in battle, and its attitudes to violence in the context of the Byzantine Orthodox Church.
The Byzantine Empire has an enduring fascination for all those who study it, and Warfare, State and Society is a colourful study of the central importance of warfare within it.

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 The Myth of Muslim Barbarism and Its Aims
The Myth of Muslim Barbarism and Its Aims
Author: S. E. Al-Djazairi
The Myth of Muslim Barbarism and Its Aims
Bayt Al-Hikma Press
2007
Format: PDF
Size: 10 Mb
Language: English

The cultural, scientific and economic acheivements of Islamic civilisation over the last 1400 years could be a great inspiration to humanity today. Unfortunately, for centuries, the impact of Islamic civilisation has been obscured and its appeal has been countered by the creation and repetition of the myth of the Barbaric Muslim.
From the Pope's imaginative justifications for the first crusade in 1095 down to the untouchable death squad roaming US occupied Iraq in 2007, the myth has been told and retold and it has convinced many of the great threat of Muslim fundamentalism, terrorism, extremism, fanaticism, irrationality, etc.
As the threat gets magnified, ever more violent measures become justified as necessary to eliminate it - up to and including genocide itself. Wars and sanctions that have killed millions of Muslims have been justified with many pretexts that turned out to be untrue, but the main false pretext is the myth of Muslim barbarism. In this Book, S E Al-Djazairi complements his substantial works on Islamic Civilisation by detailing the nature of this myth, how it was built through the ages and what forms it takes today.
He demonstrates the fallacies at the heart of each of its aspects including the charges of intolerance, oppression of women, slave trading, cruelty to captives, Muslim inferiority etc. after refuting these claims he shows the real aims of those who propagate and benefit from them.

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 Warfare in the Medieval World
Warfare in the Medieval World
Author: Brian Todd Carey
Warfare in the Medieval World
Pen and Sword Military
ISBN: 1848847416
2011
Format: EPUB
Pages: 272
Size: 5 Mb
Language: English

Warfare in the Medieval World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe in the period between the fall of Rome and the introduction of reliable gunpowder weapons during the Thirty Years' War. Through an exploration of thirty-three selected battles, military historian Brian Todd Carey surveys the changing tactical relationships between the four weapon systems - heavy and light infantry and heavy and light cavalry - focusing on the evolution of shock and missile combat.Through the use of dozens of multiphase tactical maps, this fascinating introduction to the art of war during western civilization's ancient and classical periods pulls together the primary and secondary sources and creates a powerful historical narrative. The result is a synthetic work that will be essential reading for students and armchair military historians alike.

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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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 Time Frame AD 1200-1300 - The Mongol Conquests
Time Frame AD 1200-1300 - The Mongol Conquests
Author: Collective
Time Frame AD 1200-1300 - The Mongol Conquests
Time-Life Books
1989
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 26.6 MB

Examines the effects of the expansion of the Mongol empire in the thirteenth century on the history, politics, and social conditions in Central Asia, the Middle East, and Western Europe.

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 Lightning Over Yemen: A History of the Ottoman Campaign in Yemen, 1569-71
Lightning Over Yemen: A History of the Ottoman Campaign in Yemen, 1569-71
Author: Clive Smith
Lightning Over Yemen: A History of the Ottoman Campaign in Yemen, 1569-71
I. B. Tauris
ISBN: 1860648363
2002
Format: PDF
Size: 5,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 256
Yemen’s inhospitable mountain ranges and fiercely independent people have kept all but the most determined invader at bay; and even the Ottomans, when they entered the region in the 16th century, were hard put to achieve more than a tenuous occupation of its highlands. Their military campaign was chronicled by Qutb al-Din al-Nahrawali, a scholar charged by an Ottoman general to document his army’s progress. Lightning Over Yemen makes an invaluable 16th century Ottoman source document available in English for the first time. Al-Nahrawali’s work vividly brings to life a vital period in the history of this far-flung province of the Ottoman empire, which Clive Smith’s exemplary translation fully conveys.

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 Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1425) A Study in Late Byzantine Statesmanship
Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1425) A Study in Late Byzantine Statesmanship
Author: John W Barker
Manuel II Palaeologus (1391-1425) A Study in Late Byzantine Statesmanship
Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813505828
1969
Format: PDF
Size: 85,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 614
A Study in Late Byzantine Statesmanship

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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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