Download Medieval Warfare: A History by Maurice Keen PDF

By Maurice Keen

The medieval interval was once a unique epoch in army history--an age profoundly encouraged through martial beliefs, whose very constitution of society was once geared up for conflict, and whose leaders have been via necessity warriors. Now, the richly illustrated Medieval Warfare illuminates this period, interpreting over 700 years of ecu clash, from the time of Charlemagne to the tip of the center a long time (1500). Twelve students learn medieval war in sections. the 1st part explores the event of battle chronologically, with essays at the Viking age, at the wars and growth of the 11th and 12th centuries, at the Crusades, and at the nice Hundred Years battle among England and France. the second one part strains advancements within the artwork of battle: fortification and siege craft, the function of armored cavalrymen, using mercenary forces, the beginning of gunpowder artillery, and the recent talents in navigation and shipbuilding.

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Download From Memory to Written Record: England 1066–1307 (3rd by M. T. Clanchy PDF

By M. T. Clanchy

This seminal paintings of scholarship, which lines the improvement of literacy in medieval England, is now totally up-to-date in a 3rd version. This publication serves as an advent to medieval books and files for graduate scholars through the global. encompasses a thoroughly re-written first bankruptcy, ‘Memories and Myths of the Norman Conquest', and a brand new postscript through the writer reflecting at the reception to the unique ebook and discussing contemporary scholarship on medieval literacy. contains a revised advisor to additional interpreting and a revision of the plates which illustrate medieval manuscripts intimately.

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Download Les origines franques Ve - IXe siècle (Nouvelle histoire de by Stéphane Lebecq PDF

By Stéphane Lebecq

Nouvelle histoire de los angeles France médiévale:

1. Stéphane Lebecq, Les Origines franques (Ve-IXe siècle)
2. Laurent Theis, L'Héritage des Charles (de l. a. mort de Charlemagne aux environs de l'an mil)
3. Dominique Barthélemy, L'Ordre seigneurial (XIe-XIIe siècle)
4. Monique Bourin, Temps d'équilibre, temps de rupture (XIIIe siècle)
5. Alain Demurger, Temps de crise, temps d'espoir (XIVe-XVe siècle)

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Download The High Middle Ages in Germany by Rolf Toman PDF

By Rolf Toman

From creation: "This ebook goals at encouraging, in an ingenious and pleasing approach, an curiosity in old evidence and a philosophical and historical contemplation of the cloth. There are the numerous illustrations within the ebook to spur the reader's mind's eye. The textual content itself is either hugely readable and stimulating and takes under consideration the truth that readers can't be anticipated to grasp much concerning the heart a long time. The constitution of the booklet, illuminating lifestyle within the heart a while and working with sociological, financial, political and cultural features, is such that it may be learn as an creation to this era. the fabric at our disposal is so varied and covers this kind of huge region that it's been deemed essential to pay attention to the excessive center a long time (approximately the eleventh to thirteenth centuries) and at the geographic zone of the Holy Roman Empire. If, after having learn the e-book, the reader desires to be aware of extra in regards to the heart a while, there's a in actual fact laid-out bibliography on the finish. many of the titles, although, are in German."

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Download Piers the Ploughman (Penguin Classics) by William Langland PDF

By William Langland

Piers the Ploughman, a mixing of prophecy and satirical comedy, is the good consultant English poem of the past due center Ages.

The paintings of an imprecise fourteenth-century cleric, Piers the Ploughman is worried with the biggest of all poetic topics, the which means of man's lifestyles when it comes to his final future. This non secular allegory is determined opposed to a colourful historical past of teeming medieval lifestyles among the 'Tower of Truth' and the 'Dungeon of Falsehood'. With an advent, Notes and a book-by-book observation at the allegory, J.F. Goodridge's smooth translation of the poem captures the flavor of Langland's vibrant photographs and vernacular expressions.

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Download York Mystery Plays: A Selection in Modern Spelling by Richard Beadle, Pamela M. King PDF

By Richard Beadle, Pamela M. King

This quantity is the single paperback to provide the most physique of the performs which make up York's well-known Corpus Christi cycle. the choice right here emphasises the scope of the oldest and best-preserved of the English secret cycles, and the trendy spelling, special notes, and basic advent make the amount relatively precious for either readers and actors.

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Download Medieval Art: A Topical Dictionary by Leslie D. Ross PDF

By Leslie D. Ross

Designed as a quick-reference resource to the subjects, symbols, issues, and tales most often present in early Christian, western medieval, and Byzantine paintings, this paintings describes issues that come with names and narratives drawn from the Bible and apocrypha, the lives of saints, and various different textual resources.

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Download Wheel of Fate (Roger the Chapman Mysteries, Book 19) by Kate Sedley PDF

By Kate Sedley

In fifteenth-century London, the child-king isn't the just one less than hazard - 1483. Amidst the chaos following the loss of life of King Edward IV, Roger the Chapman is named to London to enquire a probability to the Godslove family members. long ago yr, there were deaths and a mysterious poisoning. Roger dismisses their concerns first and foremost yet, while one other family member disappears, he stumbles throughout a stunning mystery that threatens to damage the complete Godslove relations . . .

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Download The Tragedy of the Templars: The Rise and Fall of the by Michael Haag PDF

By Michael Haag

Based on Christmas Day 1119 in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar used to be a non secular order of struggling with knights devoted to protecting the Holy Land and Christian pilgrims within the many years after the 1st campaign. mythical for his or her bravery and commitment, the Templars grew to become one of many wealthiest and strongest our bodies of the medieval world--and the manager defenders opposed to the transforming into Muslim army crusade to reimpose international rule on a Christian society.

In The Tragedy of the Templars, historian Michael Haag explores the increase and fall of the Templars opposed to the historical past tale of the Crusader enterprise within the Holy Land, which even after 4 centuries of Muslim profession had remained a predominantly Christian group with whom settlers from the West intermarried and created a particular civilization.

A stirring paintings of old research, The Tragedy of the Templars masterfully information the conflicts and betrayals that despatched the Knights Templar spiraling from domination and gear to being burned alive on the stake.

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