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A Journal of the Plague Year

by Daniel Defoe

<p>In 1665 the plague swept through London, claiming over 97,000 lives. Daniel Defoe was just five at the time of the plague, but he later called on his own memories, as well as his writing experience, to create this vivid chronicle of the ...

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A Short History of the Middle Ages, Fifth Edition

by Barbara H. Rosenwein

<p>In this newest edition of her bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of European, Byzantine, and Islamic medieval cultures—as well as their Eurasian connections—in a dynamic narrative. The text has been significantly ...

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A Short History of the Middle Ages, Fourth Edition

by Barbara H. Rosenwein

<p>Barbara H. Rosenwein's bestselling survey text continues to stand out by integrating the history of three medieval civilizations (European, Byzantine, and Islamic) in a lively narrative that is complemented beautifully by 70 full-color ...

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A Short History of the Middle Ages, Volume I

From c.300 to c.1150, Fourth Edition

by Barbara H. Rosenwein

<p>Barbara H. Rosenwein's bestselling survey text continues to stand out by integrating the history of three medieval civilizations (European, Byzantine, and Islamic) in a lively narrative that is complemented beautifully by full-color plates, ...

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A Short History of the Middle Ages, Volume I

From c.300 to c.1150, Fifth Edition

by Barbara H. Rosenwein

<p>In this newest edition of her bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of European, Byzantine, and Islamic medieval cultures—as well as their Eurasian connections—in a dynamic narrative. This volume spans the period ...

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A Short History of the Middle Ages, Volume II

From c.900 to c.1500, Fourth Edition

by Barbara H. Rosenwein

<p>Barbara H. Rosenwein's bestselling survey text continues to stand out by integrating the history of three medieval civilizations (European, Byzantine, and Islamic) in a lively narrative that is complemented beautifully by full-color plates, ...

ISBN: 9781442606197

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A Short History of the Middle Ages, Volume II

From c.900 to c.1500, Fifth Edition

by Barbara H. Rosenwein

<p>In this newest edition of her bestselling book, Barbara H. Rosenwein integrates the history of European, Byzantine, and Islamic medieval cultures—as well as their Eurasian connections—in a dynamic narrative. This volume spans the period ...

ISBN: 9781442636316

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Alexander the Great in the Middle Ages

Transcultural Perspectives

by Markus Stock

<p>In the Middle Ages, the life story of Alexander the Great was a well-traveled tale. Known in numerous versions, many of them derived from the ancient Greek <em>Alexander Romance</em>, it was told and re-told throughout Europe, India, the ...

ISBN: 9781442661318

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Animal Skins and the Reading Self in Medieval Latin and French Bestiaries

by Sarah Kay

<p>Just like we do today, people in medieval times struggled with the concept of human exceptionalism and the significance of other creatures. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the medieval bestiary. Sarah Kay’s exploration of French and ...

ISBN: 9780226436876

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Art and Mysticism

Interfaces in the Medieval and Modern Periods

by Louise Nelstrop & Helen Appleton

<p>From the visual and textual art of Anglo-Saxon England onwards, images held a surprising power in the Western Christian tradition. Not only did these artistic representations provide images through which to find God, they also held mystical ...

ISBN: 9781351765145

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Arts of the Medieval Cathedrals

Studies on Architecture, Stained Glass and Sculpture in Honor of Anne Prache

by Kathleen Nolan & Dany Sandron

<p>The touchstones of Gothic monumental art in France - the abbey church of Saint-Denis and the cathedrals of Chartres, Reims, and Bourges - form the core of this collection dedicated to the memory of Anne Prache. The essays reflect the impact ...

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Between Constantinople and Rome

An Illuminated Byzantine Gospel Book (Paris gr. 54) and the Union of Churches

by Kathleen Maxwell

<p>This is a study of the artistic and political context that led to the production of a truly exceptional Byzantine illustrated manuscript. Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, codex grec 54 is one of the most ambitious and complex ...

ISBN: 9781351955843

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Between Islam and Byzantium

Aght`amar and the Visual Construction of Medieval Armenian Rulership

by Lynn Jones

<p>Between Islam and Byzantium provides the first complete analysis of the development of the visual expression of medieval Armenian rulership during the years 884-1045 CE. During this period, the Armenian rulers had loosened the ties that ...

ISBN: 9781351955812

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Byzantine Images and their Afterlives

Essays in Honor of Annemarie Weyl Carr

by Lynn Jones

<p>The twelve papers written for this volume reflect the wide scope of Annemarie Weyl Carr's interests and the equally wide impact of her work. The concepts linking the essays include the examination of form and meaning, the relationship between

ISBN: 9781351953832

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Delphi Complete Works of Hieronymus Bosch (Illustrated)

by Hieronymus Bosch

<p><strong>The Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch is considered one of the most notable representatives of the Early Netherlandish painting school. His work is renowned for its fantastic imagery, ethereal landscapes, original religious concepts and, ...

ISBN: 9781786565105

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Early Celtic Art

From Its Origins to Its Aftermath

by Joel Gibbons

<p>For many, perhaps most, the title <em>Early Celtic Art</em> summons up images of Early Christian stone crosses in Ireland, Scotland, Wales, or Cornwall; of Glendalough, lona or Tintagel; of the Ardagh Chalice or the Monymusk Reliquary; of the

ISBN: 9781351521406

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French Visual Culture and the Making of Medieval Theater

by Weigert, Laura

This book revives what was unique, strange, and exciting about the variety of performances that took place in the realms of the French kings and Burgundian dukes. Laura Weigert brings together a wealth of visual artifacts and practices to ...

ISBN: 9781316413159

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Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experience

by Nadine Schibille

<p>Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the ...

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Heroes of the Icon

by Steven Bigham

<p>Heroes of the Icon is a book about people, events and ideas related to the phenomenon called the Orthodox icon. 1) The first of the chapters deals with the three decisive points in history which form the foundation on which the icon stands. ...

ISBN: 9781311285317

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History of the Inquisition from Its Establishement Till the Present Time

by William Sime

Among the numerous and varied methods which the Popish Church has adopted, to maintain its usurped sway over the minds and bodies of men, none has been more effectual than the erection of the Inquisition. Established for the purpose of taking ...

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