Www.WorldHistory.Biz
Login *:
Password *:
     Register

 

 The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500-1492
The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500-1492
The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire c.500-1492
Author: composite authors
Cambridge University Press
2011
Pages: 1210
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 17.27 Mb

Byzantium lasted a thousand years, ruled to the end by self-styled 'emperors of the Romans'. It underwent kaleidoscopic territorial and structural changes, yet recovered repeatedly from disaster: even after the near-impregnable Constantinople fell in 1204, variant forms of the empire reconstituted themselves. The Cambridge History of the Byzantine Empire tells the story, tracing political and military events, religious controversies and economic change. It offers clear, authoritative chapters on the main events and periods, with more detailed chapters on particular outlying regions, neighbouring powers or aspects of Byzantium. With aids such as a glossary, an alternative place-name table and references to English translations of sources, it will be valuable as an introduction. However, it also offers stimulating new approaches and important new findings, making it essential reading for postgraduates and for specialists.

Read Full Post
 
 Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)
Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)
Author: Catherine Holmes
Basil II and the Governance of Empire (976-1025)
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199279683
2006
Format: PDF
Size: 14,5 МБ
Language: English
This is the first book-length study in English of the Byzantine emperor Basil II, the "Bulgar-slayer." Basil presided over a Byzantium which was the superpower of the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East in the century before the Crusades. Catherine Holmes peels away the layers of later interpretations to reveal an empire that was governed by a potent mixture of subtle persuasion and brute force.

Read Full Post
 
 The Old World and the New: 1492-1650
The Old World and the New: 1492-1650
Author: J. H. Elliott
The Old World and the New: 1492-1650 (Canto)
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521427096
1992
Format: PDF
Size: 12,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 136
The impact of Europe on a newly-discovered world of America has long been a subject of historical fascination. Yet the impact of that discovery and conquest for the European conquering powers has traditionally received less attention.
In this pioneering book J. H. Elliott set out to show how traditional European assumptions about geography, theology, history and the nature of man were challenged by the encounter with new lands and people; trading relationships around the world were affected by an influx of gold and silver imports from America; while politically, the sources of power were no longer confined to European territory. The 500th anniversary of Columbus's discovery has prompted renewed enquiry into the relationship of the Old World and the New; John Elliott's fascinating and now classic account is here reissued with a new foreword addressing the significance of the book's insights for a new generation of readers.

Read Full Post
 
 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.

Read Full Post
 
 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.

Read Full Post
 
 An Historical Guide to Arms & Armor
An Historical Guide to Arms & Armor
Author: Stephen Bull
An Historical Guide to Arms & Armor
Facts On File Inc
1991
Format: PDF
Pages: 232
Language: English
Size: 42 MB

In this authoritative guide, Stephen Bull describes armor and arms from the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans to the early nineteenth century.

Read Full Post
 
 A Distant Mirror The Calamitous 14th Century
A Distant Mirror The Calamitous 14th Century
Author: Barbara W. Tuchman
A Distant Mirror The Calamitous 14th Century
Ballantine Books
ISBN: 0345349571
1987
Format: EPUB
Size: 11,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 704
The 14th century gives us back two contradictory images: a glittering time of crusades and castles, cathedrals and chivalry, and a dark time of ferocity and spiritual agony, a world plunged into a chaos of war, fear and the Plague. Barbara Tuchman anatomizes the century, revealing both the great rhythms of history and the grain and texture of domestic life as it was lived.
In this sweeping historical narrative, Barbara Tuchman writes of the cataclysmic 14th century, when the energies of medieval Europe were devoted to fighting internecine wars and warding off the plague. Some medieval thinkers viewed these disasters as divine punishment for mortal wrongs; others, more practically, viewed them as opportunities to accumulate wealth and power. One of the latter, whose life informs much of Tuchman's book, was the French nobleman Enguerrand de Coucy, who enjoyed the opulence and elegance of the courtly tradition while ruthlessly exploiting the peasants under his thrall. Tuchman looks into such events as the Hundred Years War, the collapse of the medieval church, and the rise of various heresies, pogroms, and other events that caused medieval Europeans to wonder what they had done to deserve such horrors.

Read Full Post
 
 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

Read Full Post
 
 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

Read Full Post
 
 The story of King Arthur and his Knights
The story of King Arthur and his Knights
Author: Howard Pyll
New York
1916
344
Format: pdf
Size: 17 mb
Language: english

Read Full Post
 
 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.

Read Full Post
 
 Medieval France An Encyclopedia
Medieval France An Encyclopedia
Author: W.Kibler,G.Zinn,L.Earr
Medieval France An Encyclopedia
Garland Publishing
1995 г.
Format: PDF
Size: 22,8 mb

Read Full Post
 
 The Normans in European history
The Normans in European history
The Normans in European history
Houghton Mifflin
Author: Haskins, Charles Homer
1915
Pages: 280
Format: PDF
Size: 14 mb
Language: English

This book provides a selection from the abundant source material generated by the Normans and the peoples they conquered. It takes a wide European perspective on the Normans, assessing and explaining Norman expansion, their political and social organization and their eventual decline. The Normans in Europe explores: the process of assimilation between Scandinavians and Franks and the emergence of Normandy; the internal organization of the principality with a variety of source materials from chronicles, miracle stories and chapters; the role of women and children in Norman society; and a variety of other areas.

Read Full Post
 
 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

Read Full Post
 
 Kildrummy Castle and Glenbuchat Castle
Kildrummy Castle and Glenbuchat Castle
Kildrummy Castle and Glenbuchat Castle
Author: Chris Tabraham
Historic Scotland
1995
ISBN: 0-7480+1081-5
Pages: 28
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 8.5 MB

Glenbuchat Castle is a Z-plan castle built for John Gordon of Cairnburrow in 1590. In 1701 it was bought by a different branch of the Gordon family and became the home of another John Gordon who came to be known as 'Old Glenbucket' (an older spelling of Glenbuchat). He was a prominent supporter of the Jacobite cause and a hero of the Jacobite Risings of 1715 and 1745. Such was his infamy that he is said to have haunted the dreams of King George II. By 1738 the castle had been abandoned as the Gordon family home and was already partly unroofed when it was sold to the Duff Earl of Fife.

Read Full Post
 
 Medieval Warfare: A History
Medieval Warfare: A History
Author: Maurice Keen
Medieval Warfare: A History
Oxford University Press
1999
Format: EPUB
Pages: 352
Size: 14 Mb
Language: English

The medieval period was a singular epoch in military history--an age profoundly influenced by martial ideals, whose very structure of society was organized for war, and whose leaders were by necessity warriors. Now, the richly illustrated Medieval Warfare illuminates this era, examining over seven hundred years of European conflict, from the time of Charlemagne to the end of the middle ages.

Read Full Post
 
 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

Read Full Post
 
 Time Frame AD 1100-1200 - The Divine Campaigns
Time Frame AD 1100-1200 - The Divine Campaigns
Author: Collective
Time Frame AD 1100-1200 - The Divine Campaigns
Time-Life Books
1988
Format: PDF
Pages: 184
Language: English
Size: 39.6 MB

Looks at the culture and historical events of the twelfth century in Europe, the Middle East, India, and Southeast Asia.

Read Full Post
 
 The Byzantine commonwealth: Eastern Europe, 500-1453
The Byzantine commonwealth: Eastern Europe, 500-1453
Author: Dimitri Obolensky
The Byzantine commonwealth: Eastern Europe, 500-1453 /

Praeger Publishers
Quality:
Pages: 524
Genre:
History of Civilization
Language: English
1971
Format: PDF
Size: 101 МБ

Read Full Post