This introduction to the work of the 16th-century master portraitist Hans Holbein reveals the impressive and surprising scope of his career.
Crécy: Battle of Five Kings is a story of past and present. It is a new history of one of the most important battles of the Middle Ages: a compelling narrative account of the Battle of Crécy that still adheres to the highest scholarly standards in its detail.
The book aims to present the life and military exploits of one of the biggest commanders in European medieval history.
During the Crusades, chivalric knightly orders, such as the Knights Templar and the Knights Hospitaller, brought along monastic mediciners to treat the sick and wounded. These mediciners not only employed the leading cures of medieval Europe but also learned new methods from the local folk-healers and Arabic healing traditions they encountered on their journeys.
Entertaining and enlightening, The Wordhord reveals the magical roots of the language you’re reading right now: you’ll never look at―or speak―English in the same way again.
This is the story of a thousand years, a compulsively readable narrative history of ambitious aristocrats, family dysfunction, treachery, savage battles, luxury and madness.
This book, previously unavailable in English, is an exemplar of the medieval magic of Syria, showing influences of alchemy, natural magic, demonology and ceremonial magic.
Updated and revised, with full-colour maps and all new images throughout, this concise history examines the most violent, turbulent, cruel and exciting chapter in Japanese history, the Age of Warring States, beginning with the Onin War in 1467 and ending with the Osaka War in 1615.
The remains of an illuminated manuscript from the early medieval period, along with its leather cover, were discovered by chance during turf-cutting operations. The find made international headlines and today represents one of the National Museum of Ireland’s top ten treasures.
Kings throughout the medieval period came under threat from rebellions and resistance that sprang from the nobility, the Church, and even the general population.
Through a focused and systematic examination of medieval theologians, philosophers, and jurists, Andrew Latham explores how ideas about supreme political authority―sovereignty―first emerged during the high medieval period.
The remarkable, little-known story of two trailblazing women in the Early Middle Ages who wielded immense power, only to be vilified for daring to rule.