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 The High Middle Ages in Germany
The High Middle Ages in Germany
Author: Rolf Toman
The High Middle Ages in Germany
Benedikt Taschen
1990 г.
Format: PDF
Size: 5,31 mb

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 European Witch Trials, Their Foundations in Popular and Learned Culture, 1300-1500
European Witch Trials, Their Foundations in Popular and Learned Culture, 1300-1500
European Witch Trials, Their Foundations in Popular and Learned Culture, 1300-1500
Routledge
Author: Richard Kieckhefer
2011
Pages: 194
Format: pdf
Language: English
ISBN: 978-0415619257
Size: 25 mb

This study concentrates on the period between 1300 and 1500 when ideas about witchcraft were being formed and witch-hunting was gathering momentum. It is concerned with distinguishing between the popular and learned ideas of witchcraft. The author has developed his own methodology for distinguishing popular from learned concepts, which provides adequate substantiation for the acceptance of some documents and the rejection of others.

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 The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision, Fourth Edition
The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision, Fourth Edition
Author: Henry Kamen
The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision, Fourth Edition
Yale University Press
2013
Format: epub
Size: 19.3 Mb
Language: English

In this completely updated edition of Henry Kamen’s classic survey of the Spanish Inquisition, the author incorporates the latest research in multiple languages to offer a new—and thought-provoking—view of this fascinating period. Kamen sets the notorious Christian tribunal into the broader context of Islamic and Jewish culture in the Mediterranean, reassesses its consequences for Jewish culture, measures its impact on Spain’s intellectual life, and firmly rebuts a variety of myths and exaggerations that have distorted understandings of the Inquisition. He concludes with disturbing reflections on the impact of state security organizations in our own time.

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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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 Hosios Loukas: Byzantine Art in Greece
Hosios Loukas: Byzantine Art in Greece
Author: Manolis Chatzidakis (Editor)
Hosios Loukas: Byzantine Art in Greece
Melissa
1997
Format: PDF
Size: 174,44 mb
Language English

The monastery of Osios Loukas was built in the early 11th century to house the relics of the monk, Blessed Luke who was by then a famous local saint. It soon became one of the most important pilgrimage sites in all Greece. Abbots from the ranks of the aristocracy ensured that the construction and decoration of the "katholikin" (main church), befitted the prestige of the community's founder. The grandeur of the building and its sumptuous decoration indicate the patron's wealth and social standing: the sophistication of the iconographic program indicates their profound theological background.

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 Conquest: The English Kingdom of France, 1417-1450
Conquest: The English Kingdom of France, 1417-1450
Author: Juliet Barker
Conquest: The English Kingdom of France, 1417-1450
Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674065603
2012
Format: EPUB
Size: 3.1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 512
For thirty dramatic years, England ruled a great swath of France at the point of the sword—an all-but-forgotten episode in the Hundred Years’ War that Juliet Barker brings to vivid life in Conquest.
Following Agincourt, Henry V’s second invasion of France in 1417 launched a campaign that would place the crown of France on an English head. Buoyed by conquest, the English army seemed invincible. By the time of Henry’s premature death in 1422, nearly all of northern France lay in his hands and the Valois heir to the throne had been disinherited. Only the appearance of a visionary peasant girl who claimed divine guidance, Joan of Arc, was able to halt the English advance, but not for long. Just six months after her death, Henry’s young son was crowned in Paris as the first—and last—English king of France.
Henry VI’s kingdom endured for twenty years, but when he came of age he was not the leader his father had been. The dauphin whom Joan had crowned Charles VII would finally drive the English out of France. Barker recounts these stirring events—the epic battles and sieges, plots and betrayals—through a kaleidoscope of characters from John Talbot, the “English Achilles,” and John, duke of Bedford, regent of France, to brutal mercenaries, opportunistic freebooters, resourceful spies, and lovers torn apart by the conflict.

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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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 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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 Icons of the Middle Ages: Rulers, Writers, Rebels, and Saints
Icons of the Middle Ages: Rulers, Writers, Rebels, and Saints
Author : Lister M. Matheson
: Icons of the Middle Ages: Rulers, Writers, Rebels, and Saints
Greenwood
: 2011
ISBN: 9780313340802
Pages: 705
Format : PDF
Size : 4,4 MB
Language : English

Drawing on the latest research, Icons of the Middle Ages: Rulers, Writers, Rebels, and SaintS examines the lives of some of the most remarkable personalities of the Medieval Era—powerful, ruthless, compassionate, brilliant people who remain widely influential today.
Each portrait in this extraordinary gallery sets its subject in the context of their world, revealing what we really know about their lives, their iconic status in their own times, and their lasting legacies in our time. Readers will encounter fascinating individuals devoted to the pursuit of power (Richard III), to freedom (Robert the Bruce), to philosophy and religion (Maimonides Thomas More), and to the arts (Dante Hildegard of Bingen). Additional chapters explore life in the medieval castle and the advent of siege warfare—two defining developments in the Middle Ages.

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 The Normans: The History of a Dynasty
The Normans: The History of a Dynasty
The Normans: The History of a Dynasty
Hambledon Continuum
Author: David Crouch
2006
Pages: 362
Format: PDF
Size: 20 mb
Language: English

The first great city to which the Crusaders came in 1089 was not Jerusalem but Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire. Almost as much as Jerusalem itself, Constantinople was the key to the foundation, survival and ultimate eclipse of the crusading kingdom. It was the threat to Constantinople which led Urban II to preach the First Crusade, yet the Byzantines were extremely suspicious of this and subsequent crusades, often failing to provide looked for military and diplomatic support. The riches and sophistication of the great city nevertheless made a lasting impression on the crusaders, and through them on western European culture. In turn, Byzantine leaders employed their sophistication and diplomatic skills in an attempt to use the crusades to supply their own weaknesses. In the end, the lure of the city's wealth was irresistibly fatal to the claims of Christian unity. In 1204, the Fourth Crusade under the Venetian doge Enrico Dandolo, captured and sacked Constantinople, signaling the effective end of almost a thousand years of Byzantine dominance in the east.

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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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 In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce: In Scotland, Northern England and Ireland
In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce: In Scotland, Northern England and Ireland
In the Footsteps of Robert Bruce: In Scotland, Northern England and Ireland
Author: Alan Young & Michael J. Stead
History Press
ISBN: 978 0752456423
2010
Language: English
Pages: 104*2
Format: PDF
Size: 55,4 mb

For over 600 years, Robert Bruce has occupied a unique place in Scottish history. Yet behind the legendary figure is a complex, and in many ways more intriguing, picture. Bruce was a man who not only led his nation to a famous victory over the English at Bannockburn, but also overcame powerful odds to win power in Scotland and fulfil his family's long-held ambition for political power. This book, illustrated with superb colour and black and white photographs, takes the reader on a journey from Bruce's birth in south-west Scotland to his kingship and triumph at Bannockburn and finally to his death as King of Scotland in 1329, covering in detail all of the principal characters and dramatic settings of the major political and military events of the period.

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 The Crusades
The Crusades
Author: Christopher Tyerman
The Crusades (A Brief Insight)
Sterling
2009
ISBN: 1402768915
Format: EPUB
Size: 23,0 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 224
Crusading fervor gripped Europe for more than 200 years, creating one of the most extraordinary episodes in world history. But were the Crusades the first steps in European colonialism, an attempt at ethnic cleansing, a manifestation of religious zeal—or all three?
Bringing together issues of colonialism, cultural exchange, and economic exploitation, scholar Christopher Tyerman challenges our assumptions about the Crusades and encourages us to re-evaluate the relationship between past and present.

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 Emperor Michael Palaeologus And The West, 1258-1282
Emperor Michael Palaeologus And The West, 1258-1282
Author: Deno John Geanakoplos
Emperor Michael Palaeologus And The West, 1258-1282
Harvard University Press
1959
Format: PDF
Size: 29,8 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 452

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 Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan
Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan
Author: Komaroff L. (ed.)
Beyond the Legacy of Genghis Khan
Brill
2006
Format: PDF
Size: 20 mb
Language: English
Pages: 679

This publication offers a wide-ranging account of the Mongols in western and eastern Asia in the aftermath of Genghis Khan's disruptive invasions of the early thirteenth century, focusing on the significant cultural, social, religious and political changes that followed in their wake. The issues considered concern art, governance, diplomacy, commerce, court life, and urban culture in the Mongol world empire as originally presented at a 2003 symposium at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and now distilled in this volume. This collection of 23 papers by many of the main authorities in the field demonstrates both the scope and the depth of the current state of Mongol-related studies and will undoubtedly inspire and provoke further research. The text is profusely illustrated by 27 color and 110 black-and-white illustrations.

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 The Stormin' Normans
The Stormin' Normans
Author: Terry Deary
The Stormin' Normans
Scholastic
Quality:
Pages: 128
Genre: novell
Horrible Histories
Language: English
2001
Format: PDF
Size: 14,9 МБ


Horrible Histories is a series of illustrated history books published in the United Kingdom by Scholastic. They are designed to get children interested in history by concentrating on the unusual, gory, or unpleasant.
This title contains fascinating facts about Bill the Conqueror and his bully boys who battled at Hastings, stormed around Europe and joined the Crusades. There are tales of limb-chopping, terribly tortured saints and you can find out what "really" happened in 1066.
Want to know:
Why Norman knights slept with a dolly?
Which pirate hung up his eye-patch and became a saint?
Why Crusader ships were defended with barrels of pee?
This book lets you discover the foul facts about the 'Stormin' Normans'.

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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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 Eugenius IV, Pope of Christian Union
Eugenius IV, Pope of Christian Union
Author: Gill Joseph, SJ
Eugenius IV, Pope of Christian Union
Burns & Oates
1962
Format: PDF
Size: 9.52 mb
Language: English

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 Great Ages of Man - Early Japan
Great Ages of Man - Early Japan
Author: Jonathan Norton Leonard
Great Ages of Man - Early Japan
Time-Life Books
1969
Format: PDF
Pages: 200
Language: English
Size: 28 MB

Early Japan is one of twenty-one volumes in the Time-Life Book series Great Ages of Man. This series was published in the 1960s and is an overview of world history. This volume describes Japanese history from around A.D. 500 to 1600. Author Jonathan Norton Leonard strikes a good balance of cultural, political, military, and religious history. Topics covered include Japanese literature (The Tale of Genji and Tales of the Heike), architecture, the samurai, feudalism, society, Zen Buddhism, and the introduction of Christianity by the Jesuits in the 1500s. Each chapter is supplemented by wonderful picture essays. The picture essay depicting the process of a samurai warrior donning his armor is especially interesting. The book includes several maps, a time line, bibliography, and index. In summary, Early Japan is a great, easy-to-read introduction to a fascinating and distinctive culture.

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