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Burgundians: A Vanished Empire (2022)

This is the story of a thousand years, a compulsively readable narrative history of ambitious aristocrats, family dysfunction, treachery, savage battles, luxury and madness.

Medieval Sovereignty (2022)

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 Verge: Reformation, Renaissance, & Forty Years that Shook the World (2021)

The creator of the hit podcast series; "Tides of History" and "Fall of Rome" explores the four explosive decades between 1490 and 1530, bringing to life the dramatic and deeply human story of how the West was reborn.

Fifth Sun: A New History of the Aztecs (2021)

For the first time, in Fifth Sun, the history of the Aztecs is offered in all its complexity based solely on the texts written by the indigenous people themselves.

Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Lands (2019)

By telling intimate stories of individual journeys, Jones illuminates these centuries of war not only from the perspective of popes and kings, but from Arab-Sicilian poets, Byzantine princesses, Sunni scholars, Shi'ite viziers, Mamluk slave soldiers, Mongol chieftains, and barefoot friars.

Lotharingia: A Personal History of Europe’s Lost Country (2019)

In this beguiling, hilarious and compelling book, Simon Winder retraces the various powers that have tried to overtake the land that stretches from the mouth of the Rhine to the Alps and the might of the peoples who have lived there for centuries.

The Afterlife of the Roman City: Architecture & Ceremony in Late Antiquity & the Early Middle Ages – Reprint Edition (2018)

This book offers a new and surprising perspective on the evolution of cities across the Roman Empire in late antiquity and the early Middle Ages (third to ninth centuries AD).

Two Lives of Charlemagne: The Biography, History and Legend of King Charlemagne, Ruler of the Frankish Empire (2018)

Demonstrating great talents in both war and peace, Charles the Great was able to unite much of Europe to an extent unseen since the time of the Roman Empire.

Danubia: A Personal History of Habsburg Europe (2014)

For centuries much of Europe and the Holy Roman Empire was in the royal hands of the very peculiar Habsburg family. From their principal lairs along the Danube they ruled most of Central Europe and Germany and interfered everywhere―indeed the history of Europe hardly makes sense without the House of Hapsburg.

The Birth of the West: Rome, Germany, France, & the Creation of Europe in the Tenth Century (2013)

The Birth of the West tells the story of a transformation from chaos to order, exploring the alien landscape of Europe in transition.

The Last Days of the Incas (2008)

In 1532, the fifty-four-year-old Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro led a force of 167 men, including his four brothers, to the shores of Peru, heralding the an end to Incan civilization.

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