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The Medieval Fortress: Castles, Forts, And Walled Cities Of The Middle Ages
by J.E. Kaufmann, H.W. Kaufmann

The great walled castles of the medieval world continue to fascinate the modern world. Today, the remains of medieval forts and walls throughout Europe are popular ...

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—Updated Dec 25, 2006



The Black Death and the Transformation of the West
by David Herlihy

In this small book David Herlihy makes subtle and subversive inquiries that challenge historical thinking about the Black Death. Looking beyond the view of the ...

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Based on a series of lectures at the University of Maine by Doctor David Herlihy, this book was put together and published by Samuel Cohn, a former student of Dr. Herlihy. This book calls into question the long held belief that the Black Death was caused by an ...
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—Updated Jul 6, 2006



The Great Mortality : An Intimate History of the Black Death, the Most Devastating Plague of All Time
by John Kelly

A compelling and harrowing history of the Black Death epidemic that swept through Europe in the mid–14th century killing 25 million people. It was one of the most ...

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Of the many, many books on the black death that I have read, I must say, this is my favorite. Dr Kelly does an amazing job of sucking the reader into this book. Using vivid and poetic language to add drama to the long ago struggle of the black death, Kelly really ...
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—Updated Jul 6, 2006



The Powers of Prophecy: The Cedar of Lebanon Vision from the Mongol Onslaught to the Dawn of Enlightenment
by Robert E. Lerner

An original attempt to investigate the subject of medieval eschatological prophecies.

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I used this book by Dr Lerner for a research paper on the black death of 1347-50, and the apocalyptic feelings that that outbreak of pestilence caused. This is a very interesting work which follows a medieval prophecy from the 13th century on throughout the following ...
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—Updated Jul 6, 2006



A Chronicle History of Knights
by Andrea Hopkins

A fascinating exploration of the history of knights and how they have been portrayed in literature and art. Looks at how chivalric values became so intertwined with ...

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This is a pretty good book for the money. Not terribly detailed, just a good overview of many aspects of the life of a Knight from the Carolingians all the way through to about the 16th century. This book has many nice illustrations and seems to be fairly up to date ...
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—Updated Jul 6, 2006



Swords of the Viking Age
by Ian Peirce

This new work fills a vacuum in English language studies of the swords made and used in northern Europe during the Viking Age, from the mid-eighth through to the ...

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This book has some great pictures. Also some good info on hilt progressions, and pattern-welding.
—Updated Feb 27, 2006



Records of the Medieval Sword
by Ewart Oakeshott

Forty years of intensive research into the specialised subject of the straight two-edged knightly sword of the European middle ages are contained in this classic ...

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—Updated Nov 20, 2005



Sarum: The Novel of England
by Edward Rutherfurd

A masterpiece that is breathtaking in its scope, SARUM is an epic novel that traces the entire turbulent course of English history. This rich tapestry weaves a ...

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—Updated Oct 25, 2005



How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (The Hinges of History)
by Thomas Cahill

The perfect St. Patrick's Day gift, and a book in the best tradition of popular history -- the untold story of Ireland's role in maintaining Western culture while ...

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—Updated Oct 25, 2005



The Roman Empire and its Germanic Peoples
by H. Wolfram

An account of the Germanic peoples and their kingdom between the 3rd and 8th centuries, as they invaded, settled in and transformed the Roman empire.

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—Updated Oct 25, 2005



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