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 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.

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 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.

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 Latin for Local History: An Introduction
Latin for Local History: An Introduction
Author: Eilen A. Gooder
Latin for Local History: An Introduction
Longman Group United Kingdom
1978
Format: PDF (rar+3%)
Size: 10,2 mb
Language: English
Pages: 147

Latin for Local History provides a self-teaching guide for those historians who wish to tackle the language in which the majority of pre-eighteenth century historical records have been written. It is unique in dealing only with Latin found in historical records of the medieval period. Practice material and exercises are provided in the form of documents most commonly encountered by the historian in their research - deeds, charters, court rolls, accounts, bishops' registers and so on.

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 Frommer’s Europe
Frommer’s Europe
Frommer’s Europe (12th edition)
Author:
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
2012
Language: English
Pages: 1088
Format: pdf
Size: 135,5 mb
ISBN: 1118369076

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 The Castles of Suffolk
The Castles of Suffolk
The Castles of Suffolk
Author: Peter Truon
Poppyland Publishing
2004
ISBN: 0-946148-686
Pages: 98
Language: English
Format: PDF
Size: 33.7 MB

Suffolk has a rich heritage which can be discovered in many of its historic attractions and heritage sites including:- Framlingham Castle, Leiston Abbey, Sutton Hoo, Kentwell Hall, Palace House (Newmarket) and Otley Hall to mention just a few.

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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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 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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 Jewish self-government in the middle ages
Jewish self-government in the middle ages
Author:Louis Finkelstein
Jewish self-government in the middle ages
The Jewish Theological Seminary of America
1924
Format: PDF
Size: 95,9 MB
Language:English

A comprehensive history of the constitutional activities of the European Jewish communities during the Middle Ages. Various texts, in Hebrew with English translations, describe the enactments of the different synods.

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 Castles in Ireland: Feudal Power in a Gaelic World
Castles in Ireland: Feudal Power in a Gaelic World
Author: T.E. McNeill
Castles in Ireland: Feudal Power in a Gaelic World
Routledge
ISBN: 0415165377
2005
Format: PDF
Size: 25,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 280
The castles of Ireland are an essential part of the story of medieval Europe, but were, until recently, a subject neglected by scholars. A lord's power and prestige was displayed in the majesty and uniqueness of his castle. The remains of several thousand castles enable us to reconstruct life in Ireland during these crucial centuries.
Castles in Ireland tells the story of the nature and development of lordship and power in medieval Ireland. Ireland formed the setting to the interplay of the differing roles of competing lordships: English and Irish; feudal European and Gaelic; royal and baronial. Tom McNeill argues that the design of the castles contests the traditional view of Ireland as a land torn by war and divided culturally between the English and Irish.

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 Speculations on German History
Speculations on German History
Author: Barry Emslie
Speculations on German History (Studies in German Literature Linguistics and Culture)
Camden House
2015
ISBN: 157113929X
Format: PDF
Size: 3,4 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 256
German history never loses its fascination. It is exceptionally varied, contradictory, and raises difficult problems for the historian. In a material sense, there have been a great many Germanies, so that it was long unclear what""Germany"" would amount to geopolitically, while German intellectuals fought constantly over the idea(s) of Germany. Provocative and spiced with humor, Speculations tackles Germany's successes and catastrophes in view of this fraught relationship between material reality and ideology. Concentrating on the period from Friedrich the Great until today, the book is less a conventional history than an extended essay. It moves freely within the chosenperiod, and because of its cultural studies disposition, devotes a great deal of attention to German writers, artists, and intellectuals. It looks at the ways in which German historians have attempted to come to terms with theirown varying notions of nation, culture, and race. An underlying philosophical assumption is that history is not one dominant narrative but a struggle between competing, simultaneous narratives: like all those Germanies of thepast and of the mind, history is plural. Barry Emslie pursues this agenda into the present, arguing that there has been an unprecedented qualitative change in the Federal Republic in the quarter-century since unification.Barry Emslie lives and teaches in Berlin. He is the author of Richard Wagner and the Centrality of Love (Boydell Press, 2010) and Narrative and Truth: An Ethical and Dynamic Paradigm for the Humanities.

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 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

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 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.

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 Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
Author: Kathryn Harrison
Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured
Doubleday
2014
Format: epub/pdf
Size: 14.9 Mb
Language: English

Every era must retell and reimagine the Maid of Orleans's extraordinary story in its own way, and in Joan of Arc: A Life Transfigured, the superb novelist and memoirist Kathryn Harrison gives us a Joan for our time—a shining exemplar of unshakable faith, extraordinary courage, and self-confidence during a brutally rigged ecclesiastical inquisition and in the face of her death by burning. Deftly weaving historical fact, myth, folklore, artistic representations, and centuries of scholarly and critical interpretation into a compelling narrative, she restores Joan of Arc to her rightful position as one of the greatest heroines in all of human history.

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 The Serbs and Byzantium during the reign of Tsar Stephen Dusan (1331-1355) and his successors
The Serbs and Byzantium during the reign of Tsar Stephen Dusan (1331-1355) and his successors
Author: George Christos Soulis
The Serbs and Byzantium during the reign of Tsar Stephen Dusan (1331-1355) and his successors
Dumbarton Oaks Library and Collection
ISBN: 0884021378
1984
Format: PDF
Size: 47,1 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 353
George Christos Soulis unravels the sequence of events in [a] chaotic, relatively little understood, and crucial period, which is presented with clarity in this tour de force of research and organization. . . . This is a major contribution to the understanding of events that prevented either a consolidation of Byzantium and its survival or Serbian succession and the continuity of a variant of the Byzantine civilization.

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 Women in Purple Rulers of Medieval Byzantium
Women in Purple Rulers of Medieval Byzantium
Author: Judith Herrin
Women in Purple Rulers of Medieval Byzantium
Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691117802
2004
Format: EPUB
Size: 6,2 МБ
Language: English
Pages: 288
In the eighth and ninth centuries, three Byzantine empresses--Irene, Euphrosyne, and Theodora--changed history. Their combined efforts restored the veneration of icons, saving Byzantium from a purely symbolic and decorative art and ensuring its influence for centuries to come.
In this exhilarating and highly entertaining account, one of the foremost historians of the medieval period tells the story of how these fascinating women exercised imperial sovereignty with consummate skill and sometimes ruthless tactics. Though they gained access to the all-pervasive authority of the Byzantine ruling dynasty through marriage, all three continued to wear the imperial purple and wield tremendous power as widows. From Constantinople, their own Queen City, the empresses undermined competitors and governed like men. They conducted diplomacy across the known world, negotiating with the likes of Charlemagne, Roman popes, and the great Arab caliph Harun al Rashid.

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 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

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 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.

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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 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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