The Tragedy of the Templars: The Rise and Fall of the Crusader States

By Michael Haag

From Michael Haag, bestselling writer of The Templars: The historical past and the Myth, comes The Tragedy of the Templars, an exhilarating new examine the increase of Templar energy and the saga in their destruction.
 
Founded on Christmas Day 1119 in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar used to be a spiritual order devoted to protecting the Holy Land and its Christian pilgrims within the a long time after the 1st campaign. mythical for his or her bravery and commitment, the Templars turned one of many wealthiest and strongest our bodies of the medieval world—and the manager defenders of Christian society opposed to becoming Muslim forces.
 
In The Tragedy of the Templars: the increase and Fall of the Crusader States, Haag masterfully information the conflicts and betrayals that despatched this faction of strong knights spiraling from domination to condemnation.
 
This stirring and carefully researched paintings of historic research comprises maps and full-color pictures of vital cultural websites, lots of which doubled as battlefields in the course of the Crusades.

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An Age of Transition?: Economy and Society in England in the Later Middle Ages (Ford Lectures)

By Christopher Dyer

Christopher Dyer examines the transition within the economic climate and society of britain among 1250 and 1550. utilizing new assets of proof, he demonstrates that vital structural adjustments after 1350 equipped at the advertisement progress of the 13th century. He indicates that improvement of person estate, reaction to new intake styles, and use of credits and funding, got here from the peasantry instead of the aristocracy. An Age of Transition?, an important new paintings by way of a best medievalist, unearths how England used to be set heading in the right direction to turn into the 'first commercial nation'.

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The Sepulchre of Christ and the Medieval West: From the Beginning to 1600

By Colin Morris

The tomb of Christ at Jerusalem was once an important impact within the making of Western Europe. Pilgrimage there prompted the improvement of society and its buildings. the need to "bring the Sepulchre to the West" in copies or memorials formed paintings and faith, whereas the ambition to regulate Christ's tomb was once a principal goal of the crusades. Western Europe spoke back to the lack of Jerusalem through making a new pilgrimage to the East, by means of making kingdoms "holy lands" for his or her matters, and by way of growing new pilgrim facilities at domestic. This booklet brings jointly social, political, and non secular subject matters usually thought of in isolation.

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Francis Bacon and the Transformation of Early-Modern Philosophy

By Stephen Gaukroger

This bold and critical e-book offers the 1st actually common account of Francis Bacon as a thinker. It explores intimately how and why Bacon tried to rework the mostly esoteric self-discipline of common philosophy right into a public perform via a software during which sensible technology supplied a version that encouraged many from the seventeenth to the 20 th centuries. This ebook could be famous as an enormous contribution to Baconian scholarship of designated curiosity to historians of early glossy philosophy, technology, and ideas.

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Silence and Sign Language in Medieval Monasticism: The Cluniac Tradition, c.900-1200 (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series)

By Scott G. Bruce

Silence and signal Language in Medieval Monasticism explores the rationales for spiritual silence in early medieval abbeys and using nonverbal different types of communique between clergymen whilst principles of silence forbade them from conversing. After analyzing the non secular advantages of private silence as a sort of defense opposed to the perils of sinful discourse in early monastic concept, this paintings indicates how the clergymen of the Abbey of Cluny (founded in 910 in Burgundy) have been the 1st to hire a silent language of meaning-specific hand symptoms that allowed them to express specific info with out recourse to spoken phrases. Scott Bruce discusses the linguistic personality of the Cluniac signal language, its principal position within the education of rookies, the precautions taken to avoid its abuse, and the common adoption of this practice in different abbeys all through Europe, which led to the production of domestically particular idioms of this silent language.

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The Memoirs Of A Prague Executioner

By Josef Svátek

A tender guy is set to graduate from clinical tuition whilst a surprising shift of destiny alterations his existence perpetually. He turns into caught within the so much detested career for the remainder of his lifestyles, and he's on his strategy to changing into the main famous executioner within the heritage of Bohemia. grasp Jan unearths himself within the heart of the old occasions of the time. The non secular and political turmoil of Bohemia culminates within the 1621 White Mountain conflict. Czech Protestant rebels are defeated through Catholic forces, and grasp Jan is to execute 27 males who're his fellow Protestants... The previous city Executioner supplies the reader a primary hand account approximately how justice used to be conducted by way of the medieval legislation. whereas his memoirs provide an exciting account of the manners and values of overdue medieval society, his observations approximately human nature might come as a shock. The legislation and society have replaced because the seventeenth century, yet humans have replaced little or no.

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The New Cambridge Medieval History (Volume 1: c.500-c.700)

The 1st quantity of the recent Cambridge Medieval background covers the transitional interval among the later Roman international and the early heart a while, c. 500 to c. seven-hundred. This was once an period of constructing cognizance and profound switch in Europe, Byzantium and the Arab global, an period within which the rules of medieval society have been laid and to which lots of our sleek myths of nationwide and spiritual id could be traced. This booklet bargains a entire neighborhood survey of the 6th and 7th centuries, from eire within the west to the increase of Islam within the heart East, and from Scandinavia within the north to the Mediterranean south. It explores the major issues pinning jointly the heritage of this era, from kingship, alternate and the church, to paintings, structure and schooling. It represents either a useful conspectus of present scholarship and knowledgeable creation to the interval.

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Swein Forkbeard's Invasions and the Danish Conquest of England, 991-1017 (Warfare in History)

By Ian Howard

From the conflict of Maldon in 991 through the reign of Æethelred (the Unready), England used to be invaded through Scandinavian armies of accelerating dimension and ferocity. Swein Forkbeard, king of Denmark, performed an important half in those invasions, which culminated within the domination of britain and the lengthy reign of his son, Cnut. This research of the invasions demonstrates past doubt that Æthelred used to be no indolent and valueless king who bribed invading Vikings to leave: his courting with the Scandinavian armies used to be extra advanced and extra fascinating than has been intended. it's both obvious that Swein used to be greater than a marauding Viking adventurer: he used to be a cosmopolitan baby-kisser who laid the rules for a superb northern empire which was once governed by means of his descendents for a few years after his dying. New perception into this interesting interval of English heritage is won by means of concentrating on the actions of Swein Forkbeard and, after his loss of life in 1014, the Danish warlord Thorkell the Tall, either extraordinary warriors and political leaders of what's also known as 'the moment Viking Age'. Many components resulting in the invasions and conquest are investigated via a serious research of the chronology of occasions, a proof of the commercial history, plotting the itineraries of the Scandinavian armies, and a clean exam of the assets, together with the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the Encomium, and John of Worcester's Chronicle. IAN HOWARD has a PhD from Manchester college and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. After a profession in and trade, he has back to full-time examine and has produced a number of papers overlaying quite a few features of early medieval historical past.

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A Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

By Christopher B. Krebs

The New York instances ebook evaluate Editor's Choice
Times Literary complement Book of the Year
Choice Outstanding title
Winner of Phi Beta Kappa's 2012 Christian Gauss e-book Award.

    

"A version of well known highbrow heritage. . . . In each manner, 
A most deadly ebook is a such a lot fabulous achievement."--Washington Post  

When the Roman historian Tacitus wrote the Germania, a none-too-flattering little booklet in regards to the historical Germans, he couldn't have foreseen that centuries later the Nazis could extol it as "a bible" and vow to resurrect Germany on its grounds. however the Germania inspired--and polarized--readers lengthy prior to the increase of the 3rd Reich. during this based and eye-catching historical past, Christopher B. Krebs, a professor of classics at Harvard collage, strains the wide-ranging effect of the Germania, revealing how an historic textual content rose to take its position one of the most threatening books on the earth. 14 illustrations

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The New Cambridge Medieval History (Volume 1: c.500-c.700)

The 1st quantity of the hot Cambridge Medieval historical past covers the transitional interval among the later Roman international and the early heart a while, c. 500 to c. seven hundred. This was once an period of constructing realization and profound swap in Europe, Byzantium and the Arab international, an period within which the rules of medieval society have been laid and to which lots of our smooth myths of nationwide and non secular identification will be traced. This publication deals a entire neighborhood survey of the 6th and 7th centuries, from eire within the west to the increase of Islam within the center East, and from Scandinavia within the north to the Mediterranean south. It explores the major topics pinning jointly the heritage of this era, from kingship, exchange and the church, to paintings, structure and schooling. It represents either a useful conspectus of present scholarship and knowledgeable advent to the interval.

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