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"Here lies our leader all cut down, the valiant man in the dust." The elegiac words of the Battle of Maldon, an epic poem written to celebrate the bravery of an English army defeated by Viking raiders in 991. They emerge from a diverse literature-including Beowulf and Bede's Ecclesiastical History-produced by the peoples known as the Anglo-Saxons: Germanic tribes who migrated to Britain from Lower Saxony and Denmark in the early fifth century CE. The era once known as the 'Dark Ages' was marked by stunning cultural advances. Here, Henrietta Leyser offers a fresh analysis of exciting recent discoveries made in the archaeology and art of the Anglo-Saxon world. Arguing that the desperate struggle (led by Alfred the Great) against the Vikings helped define a distinctively English sensibility. The author explores relations with the indigenous British, the Anglo-Saxon conversion to Christianity, the ascendancy of Mercia, and the rise of Wessex. This vivid history evokes both the emergent kingdoms of Alfred and Offa, and the golden treasures of Sutton Hoo. It will appeal to students of early medieval history and to all those who wish to understand how England was born.

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9781780765990 | Tauris Academic Studies, December 30, 2016, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: "Here lies our leader all cut down, the valiant man in the dust.

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9781780766003 | Reprint edition (Tauris Academic Studies, December 30, 2016), cover price $15.95

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Product Description: In A Saving Science, Eric Ramírez-Weaver explores the significance of early medieval astronomy in the Frankish empire, using as his lens an astronomical masterpiece, the deluxe manuscript of the Handbook of 809, painted in roughly 830 for Bishop Drogo of Metz, one of Charlemagne’s sons...read more

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9780271071268 | Sew edition (Pennsylvania State Univ Pr, December 16, 2016), cover price $89.95 | About this edition: In A Saving Science, Eric Ramírez-Weaver explores the significance of early medieval astronomy in the Frankish empire, using as his lens an astronomical masterpiece, the deluxe manuscript of the Handbook of 809, painted in roughly 830 for Bishop Drogo of Metz, one of Charlemagne’s sons.

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Product Description: In Savage Economy: The Returns of Middle English Romance, Walter Wadiak traces the evolution of the medieval English romance from its thirteenth-century origins to 1500, and from a genre that affirmed aristocratic identity to one that appealed more broadly to an array of late medieval communities...read more

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9780268101183 | Univ of Notre Dame Pr, December 15, 2016, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: In Savage Economy: The Returns of Middle English Romance, Walter Wadiak traces the evolution of the medieval English romance from its thirteenth-century origins to 1500, and from a genre that affirmed aristocratic identity to one that appealed more broadly to an array of late medieval communities.

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Product Description: This engaging survey of important works from late antiquity to the beginning of the Renaissance reveals the depth of thought and the diversity of expression that characterized the Middle Ages. Michael Kellogg demonstrates that medieval thought owes far more to ancient philosophy than is generally supposed; that poets of this era were as sophisticated and nuanced as their ancient counterparts; and that writers of this time anticipated most of the lines of inquiry that gave rise to the Renaissance...read more

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9781633882133 | Prometheus Books, December 13, 2016, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: This engaging survey of important works from late antiquity to the beginning of the Renaissance reveals the depth of thought and the diversity of expression that characterized the Middle Ages.

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Product Description: The New Testament lay at the center of Byzantine Christian thought and practice. But codices and rolls were neither the sole way―nor most important way―the Byzantines understood the New Testament. Lectionaries apportioned much of its contents over the course of the liturgical calendar; its narratives structured the experience of liturgical time and shaped the nature of Christian preaching, throughout Byzantine history...read more
By Robert S. Nelson (editor)

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9780884024149 | Dumbarton Oaks Pub Service, January 23, 2017, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: The New Testament lay at the center of Byzantine Christian thought and practice.

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Product Description: The scholarship of the influential historian, Steven G. Ellis, provides inspiration and coherence to this collection of original essays assembled in his honour. Explorations of the history of Tudor Ireland form the core of the volume, but essays on late medieval Ireland, the Tudor far north and on the Netherlands and Iceland in later times stretch the chronological and geographic boundaries of early modern Ireland...read more
By Gerald Power (editor)

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9781846826054 | Four Courts Pr Ltd, December 9, 2016, cover price $74.50 | About this edition: The scholarship of the influential historian, Steven G.

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Product Description: This volume contains the proceedings of a conference held in Trinity College Dublin in April 2014 marking the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf, one of the landmark events in Irish history. Organized by the editor in partnership with Dublin City Council, the conference heard from leading experts in the fields of Irish history, Scandinavian history, Celtic studies and archaeology, speakers being drawn from universities throughout Ireland, Great Britain and further afield, as well as specialists from the National Museum and elsewhere...read more
By Sean Duffy (editor)

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9781846826030 | Four Courts Pr Ltd, December 9, 2016, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: This volume contains the proceedings of a conference held in Trinity College Dublin in April 2014 marking the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf, one of the landmark events in Irish history.

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9781846826047 | Reprint edition (Four Courts Pr Ltd, December 9, 2016), cover price $39.95 | About this edition: This volume contains the proceedings of a conference held in Trinity College Dublin in April 2014 marking the millennium of the Battle of Clontarf, one of the landmark events in Irish history.

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Product Description: This study provides a new interpretation of how political authority was conceived and transmitted in the Early Mongol Empire (1227-1259) and its successor state in the Middle East, the Ikhanate (1258-1335). Authority within the Mongol Empire was intimately tied to the character of its founder, Chinggis Khan, whose reign served as an idealized model for the exercise of legitimate authority amongst his political successors...read more

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9780198768593 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 6, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: This study provides a new interpretation of how political authority was conceived and transmitted in the Early Mongol Empire (1227-1259) and its successor state in the Middle East, the Ikhanate (1258-1335).

Product Description: The first mention of the presence of the Ark of the Covenant at the Lateran Cathedral in Rome was in a description of the cathedral from the early twelfth century, later labelled Descriptio Lateranensis Ecclesia (DLE), where it was said to be inside or beneath the church’s high altar...read more

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9781472426567 | Routledge, December 5, 2016, cover price $149.95 | About this edition: The first mention of the presence of the Ark of the Covenant at the Lateran Cathedral in Rome was in a description of the cathedral from the early twelfth century, later labelled Descriptio Lateranensis Ecclesia (DLE), where it was said to be inside or beneath the church’s high altar.

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Product Description: In the dying days of the eighth century, the Vikings erupted onto the international stage with brutal raids and slaughter. The medieval Norsemen may be best remembered as monk murderers and village pillagers, but this is far from the whole story...read more

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9780198701248 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 1, 2016, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: In the dying days of the eighth century, the Vikings erupted onto the international stage with brutal raids and slaughter.

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Product Description: This book examines labouring-status women in late medieval Valencia as they negotiated the fundamentally defining experience of their lives: marriage. Through the use of notarial records and civil court cases, it argues that the socio-economic and immigrant status of these women greatly enhanced their ability to exercise agency not only in choosing a spouse and gathering dotal assets, but also in controlling this property after they wed...read more

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9781526106650 | Reprint edition (Manchester Univ Pr, December 1, 2016), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: This book examines labouring-status women in late medieval Valencia as they negotiated the fundamentally defining experience of their lives: marriage.

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Product Description: Few English monarchs fought harder for the right to rule than King Edward IV—Shakespeare’s glorious son of York. Cast in the true Plantagenet mold, more than six feet tall, he was a charismatic leader. In the 11 years between 1460 and 1471, he fought five major battles in the Wars of the Roses...read more

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9781445660257 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, November 30, 2016), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Few English monarchs fought harder for the right to rule than King Edward IV—Shakespeare’s glorious son of York.

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Product Description: The identity of Robin Hood has been questioned many times since the Outlaw of Sherwood first sprang to fame in the 12th century. No two authorities seem able to agree as to his origins, antecedents, or even whether or not he was a historical personage or a mythical figure...read more
By Richard Carpenter (foreword by)

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9781445656014 | Amberley Pub Plc, November 30, 2016, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The identity of Robin Hood has been questioned many times since the Outlaw of Sherwood first sprang to fame in the 12th century.

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Product Description: From the end of the thirteenth century onwards, European towns exhibited a significant increase in the use of writing as a tool for administrative and economic purposes, as well as for social communication. The medieval towns of Poland are no exception to this pattern...read more

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9782503565118 | Brepols Pub, November 30, 2016, cover price $117.00 | About this edition: From the end of the thirteenth century onwards, European towns exhibited a significant increase in the use of writing as a tool for administrative and economic purposes, as well as for social communication.

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Product Description: Eleanor of Castile, the remarkable woman behind England’s greatest medieval king, Edward I, has been effectively airbrushed from history; yet she had one of the most fascinating lives of any of England’s queens. Her childhood was spent in the centre of the Spanish reconquest and was dominated by her military hero of a father (St Ferdinand) and her prodigiously clever brother (King Alfonso X the Learned)...read more

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9781445635897 | Casemate Pub & Book Dist Llc, May 12, 2015, cover price $42.00 | About this edition: Eleanor of Castile, the remarkable woman behind England’s greatest medieval king, Edward I, has been effectively airbrushed from history; yet she had one of the most fascinating lives of any of England’s queens.

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9781445660264 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, November 30, 2016), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Eleanor of Castile, the remarkable woman behind England’s greatest medieval king, Edward I, has been effectively airbrushed from history; yet she had one of the most fascinating lives of any of England’s queens.
9781445650517 | Reprint edition (Amberley Pub Plc, December 19, 2015), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Eleanor of Castile, the remarkable woman behind England’s greatest medieval king, Edward I, has been effectively airbrushed from history; yet she had one of the most fascinating lives of any of England’s queens.

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Product Description: Trusty's Hill is an early medieval fort at Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway. The hillfort comprises a fortified citadel defined by a vitrified rampart around its summit, with a number of enclosures looping out along lower-lying terraces and crags...read more

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9781785703119 | Oxbow Books Ltd, January 31, 2017, cover price $46.00 | About this edition: Trusty's Hill is an early medieval fort at Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway.

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Product Description: The Battle of Hastings, was the bitterly fought clash on 14 October 1066 between the 10,000 strong invading army of Duke William of Normandy and 7,000 men of the English king Harold II. The Battle is the single most important event in English history, it was so critical a turning point that it marked the end of the Anglo-Saxon epoch...read more

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9781445646602 | Amberley Pub Plc, November 30, 2016, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: The Battle of Hastings, was the bitterly fought clash on 14 October 1066 between the 10,000 strong invading army of Duke William of Normandy and 7,000 men of the English king Harold II.

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Product Description: A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period—one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages...read more

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9780300208344 | Yale Univ Pr, November 29, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A spirited and thought-provoking history of the vast changes that transformed Europe during the 1,000-year span of the Middle Ages The millennium between the breakup of the western Roman Empire and the Reformation was a long and hugely transformative period—one not easily chronicled within the scope of a few hundred pages.

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Product Description: This is the first modern scholarly biography of Blanche of Castile, whose identity has until now been subsumed in that of her son, the saintly Louis IX. A central figure in the politics of medieval Europe, Blanche was a sophisticated patron of religion and culture...read more

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9780300219265 | Yale Univ Pr, November 22, 2016, cover price $50.00 | About this edition: This is the first modern scholarly biography of Blanche of Castile, whose identity has until now been subsumed in that of her son, the saintly Louis IX.

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Product Description: The Second Scottish War of Independence began in 1332, only four years after the previous conflict had ended. Fought once more for the continued freedom of Scotland from English conquest, the war also witnessed a revival of Scottish civil conflict as the Bruce-Balliol fight for the Scottish crown recommenced once more...read more

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9781783271443 | Boydell Pr, November 17, 2016, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: The Second Scottish War of Independence began in 1332, only four years after the previous conflict had ended.

Product Description: The castles of the late medieval period represent some of the finest medieval monuments in Britain, with an almost infinite capacity to fascinate and draw controversy. They are also a source of considerable academic debate. The contents of this volume represent key works in castle scholarship...read more
By Robert Liddiard (editor)

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9781783270330 | Boydell Pr, November 17, 2016, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: The castles of the late medieval period represent some of the finest medieval monuments in Britain, with an almost infinite capacity to fascinate and draw controversy.

Product Description: "A superb piece of local history." Professor Mark Bailey, University of East Anglia. Lowestoft became an increasingly important Suffolk town during the later middle ages. This book traces its history from its Anglo-Saxon origins up until its fully recognisable urban nature in the first half of the sixteenth century...read more

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9781783271498 | Boydell Pr, November 17, 2016, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: "A superb piece of local history.

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Product Description: Powys, extending over north-east and central Wales, was one of three great medieval Welsh polities, along with Gwynedd to the north and Deheubarth (south-west), occupying nearly a quarter of the country. However, it has been somewhat neglected by historians, who have tended to dismiss it as a satellite realm of England, and viewed its leaders as obstacles to the efforts of Gwynedd leaders to construct a principality of Wales...read more

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9781783271405 | Boydell Pr, November 17, 2016, cover price $99.00 | About this edition: Powys, extending over north-east and central Wales, was one of three great medieval Welsh polities, along with Gwynedd to the north and Deheubarth (south-west), occupying nearly a quarter of the country.

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Product Description: "Dan Jones has an enviable gift for telling a dramatic story while at the same time inviting us to consider serious topics like liberty and the seeds of representative government." —Antonia FraserFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Plantagenets, a lively, action-packed history of how the Magna Carta came to be—by the author of Crusaders...read more

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9780525428299 | Viking Pr, October 20, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: "Dan Jones has an enviable gift for telling a dramatic story while at the same time inviting us to consider serious topics like liberty and the seeds of representative government.

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9780143108955 | Reprint edition (Penguin USA, November 15, 2016), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: "Dan Jones has an enviable gift for telling a dramatic story while at the same time inviting us to consider serious topics like liberty and the seeds of representative government.

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