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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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 The Birth of the Hospital in the Byzantine Empire
The Birth of the Hospital in the Byzantine Empire
Author: Timothy S. Miller
The Birth of the Hospital in the Byzantine Empire
Johns Hopkins University Press
ISBN: 0801856574
1997
Format: PDF
Size: 36,8 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 328
Medical historians have traditionally claimed that modern hospitals emerged during the latter half of the nineteenth century. Premodern hospitals, according to many scholars, existed mainly as refuges for the desperately poor and sick, providing patients with little or no medical care. Challenging this view in a compelling survey of hospitals in the East Roman Empire, Timothy Miller traces the birth and development of Byzantine xenones, or hospitals, from their emergence in the fourth century to their decline in the fifteenth century, just prior to the Turkish conquest of Constantinople. These sophisticated medical facilities, he concludes, are the true ancestors of modern hospitals. In a new introduction to this paperback edition, Miller describes the growing scholarship on this subject in recent years.

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 The Career and Writings of Demetrius Kydones: A Study of Fourteenth-Century Byzantine Politics, Religion and Society
The Career and Writings of Demetrius Kydones: A Study of Fourteenth-Century Byzantine Politics, Religion and Society
Author: Judith R. Ryder
The Career and Writings of Demetrius Kydones: A Study of Fourteenth-Century Byzantine Politics, Religion and Society
Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9004185658
2010
Format: PDF
Size: 41,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 295
The second half of the fourteenth century was a period of rapid change in the Eastern Mediterranean, principally due to the expansion into Europe of the Ottoman Turks. Demetrius Kydones was one of the key Byzantine political and intellectual figures of the time, and his writings are regarded as one of the most important sources for study of the period. Kydones’ career spanned at least four decades, from the 1340s to the 1380s. A Latin scholar, influenced in particular by the writings of Thomas Aquinas (some of which he translated into Greek), Kydones was a leading advocate of improvement of relations between Byzantium and the Latin West as crucial to Byzantine survival. This book examines Kydones’ career and writings, investigating how they can contribute to developing a nuanced understanding of Byzantine political and cultural developments in these years of crisis.

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 Byzantium and Venice A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations
Byzantium and Venice A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations
Author: Donald M. Nicol
Byzantium and Venice A Study in Diplomatic and Cultural Relations
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521428947
1992
Format: PDF
Size: 14,3 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 480
This book traces the diplomatic, cultural, and commercial links between Constantinople and Venice from the foundation of the Venetian Republic to the Fall of the Byzantine Empire. It aims to show how, with the encouragement of the Fourth Crusade in 1204, the Venetians came to dominate first the Genoese and thereafter the whole Byzantine economy. At the same time, the author points to those important cultural and, above all, political reasons why the relationship between the two states was always inherently unstable.

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 Crusader Archaeology: The Material Culture of the Latin East
Crusader Archaeology: The Material Culture of the Latin East
Crusader Archaeology: The Material Culture of the Latin East
Author: Adrian J. Boas
Routledge
1999
Pages: 267
Language: English
Format: pdf
Size: 14.7 Mb

Crusader Archaeology draws together recently excavated material culture in Israel, Cyprus, Syria and Jordan to examine what life was like for the Crusaders in their territory and how they were influenced by their newfound neighbors. Chapters discuss urban and rural settlements, surveying agriculture, industry, military, church, public and private architecture, arts and crafts, leisure pursuits, death and burial, and building techniques. This lavishly illustrated volume creates a vivid portrait of the period.

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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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 A Social History of England, 1200-1500
A Social History of England, 1200-1500
Author : Rosemary Horrox
: A Social History of England, 1200-1500
Cambridge
: 2006
ISBN: 0521783453
Pages: 528
Format : PDF
Size : 3 MB
Language : English

What was life really like in England in the later Middle Ages? This comprehensive introduction explores the full breadth of English life and society in the period 1200-1500. Opening with a survey of historiographical and demographic debates, the book then explores the central themes of later medieval society, including the social hierarchy, life in towns and the countryside, religious belief, and forms of individual and collective identity.
Clustered around these themes a series of authoritative essays develop our understanding of other important social and cultural features of the period, including the experience of war, work, law and order, youth and old age, ritual, travel and transport, and the development of writing and reading. Written in an accessible and engaging manner by an international team of leading scholars, this book is indispensable both as an introduction for students and as a resource for specialists.

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 Empires of Medieval West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhay
Empires of Medieval West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhay
Author: David C. Conrad
Empires of Medieval West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhay (Great Empires of the Past)
Chelsea House Publications
2009
Language: English
Pages: 152
Format: PDF
Size: 15,53 МБ
Beginning about 1200 CE, the Mali, Songhay, and Ghana empires spread their sequential influence across the western horn of Africa, making advances in trade, language, culture, and economy. Influenced heavily by Islam in their later periods, these empires flourished and grew under a series of powerful leaders, including one, Mansa Musa, whose skills were celebrated in European capitals. "Empires of Medieval West Africa, Revised Edition" discusses the vital role salt and other natural resources played in the development of the empires, the rich and diverse cultures, and the influence of the growing Islamic Empire on every day life. Included are some transcriptions of the oral tradition that is, in many cases, the only record of the deeds and achievements of these people. Connections to life today include the continuing impact of Islam and tribal groups in today's Africa and the influence of the medieval traditions on modern music and cuisine.

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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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 An Historical Geography 0f Europe 450bc-AD1330
An Historical Geography 0f Europe 450bc-AD1330
Author: Normal J. G. Pounds
An Historical Geography 0f Europe 450bc-AD1330
Cambridge University Press
1973
ISBN: 0521085632
Format: PDF
Size: 25,7 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 490
Every age has its own geography, separate and distinct from the geographies of earlier and succeeding ages. This 1973 book seeks to examine the complex of natural and man-made features which have provided the background of history, influencing its course and themselves modified by human action. Professor Pounds examines five short periods, each of which is not only relatively well documented, but also important in the climax of a civilisation.

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 Empire of the Islamic World
Empire of the Islamic World
Author: Robin S. Doak
Empire of the Islamic World (Great Empires of the Past)
Chelsea House Publications
2010
ISBN: 1604131616
Format: PDF
Size: 15,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 144
While Europe was in the Dark Ages, classical learning from ancient Greece, Rome, and Persia was being preserved and advanced in Islamic libraries and universities. From 632 to 1258, the Islamic Empire was the most powerful and cultured domain in the world.
Less than a century after its founding, the empire had grown from a loose confederation of desert tribes into the largest empire in the history of the world, larger than the mighty Roman Empire at its peak. "Empire of the Islamic World, Revised Edition" opens with a brief summary of the Islamic Empire, and gives a sense of the world and geographic area in the years leading up to the empire. The book continues by exploring the empire's society, culture, and daily life including architecture and art; astronomy and mathematics; customs, holidays, sports, and foods; government systems; industry and trade; language and literature; military structure and strategy; and, mythology and religious beliefs.

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 The Emergence of Modern Europe: C. 1500 to 1788
The Emergence of Modern Europe: C. 1500 to 1788
The Emergence of Modern Europe: C. 1500 to 1788
Rosen Educational Services
Author: Heather M. Campbell
2011
Pages: 244
Format: PDF
Size: 8 mb
Language: English

At the end of the Renaissance, the Western world was beginning to change. Explorers brought back treasures from other lands. Merchants helped develop the rudiments of a modern economy. The new Protestant religion swept across Europe, sparking the brutal Thirty Year's War with Roman Catholics. By the time of the French Revolution, the world had been introduced to the distinct entities that still largely make up present-day Europe, and to the revolutionary social, cultural, and political philosophies of the enlightenment. Within these pages, readers will encounter the developments that altered the course of Europe's early modern era. The volume contains a wealth of thoroughly researched information complemented by beautiful photographs to draw readers into the remarkable history of the development of this powerful continent.

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 On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age
On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age
On the Skirts of Canaan in the Iron Age (Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta)
Author: Edward Lipinski
Peeters Publishers
2006
Pages: 479
Format: PDF
Size: 32 mb
Language: english
The history of Canaan in the Iron Age is generally written from the perspective of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. The scope of this book is to inverse this relation and to focus on "the skirts of Canaan", while regarding the "United Monarchy" and the "Divided Monarchy" as external and sometimes marginal players of the regional history. After having examined the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Iron Age in the mid-12th century B.C., the book deals thus with the Philistines and the role of Egypt in Canaan during Iron Age II, especially in the face of the Assyrian expansion. It treats further of the Phoenicians and the Aramaeans. There follow five chapters on Bashan, Gilead, Ammon, Moab, and Edom with the Negeb. Several indices facilitate the consultation of the work on particular topics.

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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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 The mosaics of nea moni on Chios, vol 1
The mosaics of nea moni on Chios, vol 1
Author: Doula Mouriki
The mosaics of nea moni on Chios, vol 1
Commercial Bank of Greece
1985
Format: PDF
Size: 45.09 mb
Language: English

One of the three great 11th century monuments of Byzantine art, these mosaics are a valuable example of style and character found during this prosperous era of the Byzantine Empire.

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 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.

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 The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple
The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple
The New Knighthood: A History of the Order of the Temple
Author: Malcolm Barber
Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521420415, 0521558727
2000
Pages: 457
Format: DjVu
Size: 10.08МБ
Language: English
The Order of the Temple, founded in 1119 to protect pilgrims around Jerusalem, developed into one of the most influential corporations in the medieval world. It has retained its hold on the modern imagination thanks to the dramatic events of the Templars' trial and abolition two hundred years later, and has been involved in historical mysteries from masonic conspiracy to the survival of the Turin shroud. Malcolm Barber's lucid narrative separates myth from history in this full and detailed account of the Order, from its origins, flourishing and suppression to the Templars' historical afterlife.

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