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Macbeth before Shakespeare


Benjamin Hudson

17 January 2023

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The Life and Death of Ancient Cities: A Natural History


Greg Woolf

25 August 2022

The story of ancient cities from the end of the Bronze Age to the beginning of the Middle Ages: a tale of war and politics, pestilence and famine, triumph and tragedy, by turns both fabulous and squalid.

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Holy Land


Robert G. Hoyland, H. G. M. Williamson

08 August 2022

Oxford Illustrated History

The story of the Holy Land, encompassing the three millennia that saw the birth of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and is highly illustrated with paintings, photographs, and ancient texts.

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The Jacquerie of 1358: A French Peasants' Revolt


Justine Firnhaber-Baker

24 March 2022

The Jacquerie of 1358 is one of the most famous and mysterious peasant uprisings of the Middle Ages. This book, the first extended study of the Jacquerie in over a century, resolves long-standing controversies about whether the revolt was just an irrational explosion of peasant hatred or simply an extension of the Parisian revolt.

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Married Life in the Middle Ages, 900-1300


Elisabeth van Houts

16 March 2022

Oxford Studies in Medieval European History

An analysis of the lived experience of Christian married life in Christian medieval Europe, this study examines the process of getting married and wedding celebrations; the married life of lay couples and clergy, their sexuality, and any remarriage; and alternative living, including concubinage, polygyny, and the single life.

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The Later Middle Ages


Isabella Lazzarini

06 May 2021

Short Oxford History of Europe

This edited volume brings together experts on the later middle ages to chart the principle developments of medieval Europe.

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The Oxford Illustrated History of the Renaissance


Gordon Campbell

22 April 2021

Oxford Illustrated History

The story of the 'long Renaissance' for a new generation from Giotto and Dante in thirteenth-century Italy to the English literary Renaissance in the first half of the seventeenth century.

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The Holy Roman Empire: A Very Short Introduction


Joachim Whaley

26 July 2018

Very Short Introductions

This Very Short Introduction explores the thousand-year history of the Holy Roman Empire, from its origins in 800 as Charlemagne's Frankish kingdom, to its destruction by Napoleon. Throughout, Joachim Whaley analyses the empire's crucial impact and role in the history of European power and politics.

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Byzantine Art

Second Edition


Robin Cormack

08 March 2018

Oxford History of Art

A beautifully illustrated, new edition of the best single-volume guide to Byzantine art, providing an introduction to the whole period and range of styles.

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Debating Truth: The Barcelona Disputation of 1263


Nina Caputo, Liz Clarke

08 September 2016

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Byzantium: A Very Short Introduction


Peter Sarris

23 July 2015

Very Short Introductions

From the fourth to the fifteenth century AD the Byzantine Empire flourished as a powerful economic, cultural, and military force, whose influence stretched from Spain to Egypt. Peter Sarris explores the fusion of Greek and Roman civilization at the heart of the Byzantine Empire, and charts its struggle for survival against external challenges.

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The Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction


Miri Rubin

23 October 2014

Very Short Introductions

The Middle Ages (c.500-1500) includes a thousand years of European history. In this Very Short Introduction Miri Rubin tells the story of the times through the people and their lifestyles. Including stories of kingship and Christian salvation, agriculture and trade, Rubin demonstrates the remarkable nature and legacy of the Middle Ages.

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The Roman Republic: A Very Short Introduction


David M. Gwynn

30 August 2012

Very Short Introductions

Here, David Gwynn reflects on the remarkable legacy of the Roman Republic. The rise and fall of the Republic holds a special place in the history of Western civilization; it has been presented as a model, a source of inspiration, but also a warning. Placing the events in their wider context, he provides a fascinating history of culture and society.

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The Mongols: A Very Short Introduction


Morris Rossabi

26 April 2012

Very Short Introductions

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The Norman Conquest: A Very Short Introduction


George Garnett

26 November 2009

Very Short Introductions

The Norman Conquest in 1066 was the last time England was successfully invaded, and was one of the most profound turning points in English history. This fascinating Very Short Introduction focuses on the differing ways the invasion was viewed by those who witnessed it, and how its legacy has been interpreted by generations since.

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The History of the English People 1000-1154


Henry of Huntingdon, Diana Greenway

26 February 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology

Second Edition


Timothy Darvill

31 July 2008

Oxford Quick Reference

The most wide-ranging, comprehensive, and up-to-date dictionary of archaeology available. Over 4,000 entries cover artefacts, techniques, terminology, people, places, and periods. The second edition includes strong coverage of archaeological resource management and archaeological theory. An essential book for amateurs and professionals alike.

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The Crusades: A Very Short Introduction


Christopher Tyerman

13 October 2005

Very Short Introductions

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Ancient Warfare: A Very Short Introduction


Harry Sidebottom

25 November 2004

Very Short Introductions

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Early Medieval Art


Lawrence Nees

25 April 2002

Oxford History of Art

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