The Tragedy of the Templars: The Rise and Fall of the Crusader States

By Michael Haag

From Michael Haag, bestselling writer of The Templars: The background and the Myth, comes The Tragedy of the Templars, a thrilling new examine the increase of Templar energy and the saga in their destruction.
 
Founded on Christmas Day 1119 in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar was once a non secular order devoted to protecting the Holy Land and its Christian pilgrims within the many years after the 1st campaign. mythical for his or her bravery and commitment, the Templars grew to become one of many wealthiest and strongest our bodies of the medieval world—and the executive defenders of Christian society opposed to turning out to be Muslim forces.
 
In The Tragedy of the Templars: the increase and Fall of the Crusader States, Haag masterfully info the conflicts and betrayals that despatched this faction of robust knights spiraling from domination to condemnation.
 
This stirring and carefully researched paintings of historic research comprises maps and full-color photos of vital cultural websites, a lot of which doubled as battlefields in the course of the Crusades.

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By Michael Haag

From Michael Haag, bestselling writer of The Templars: The background and the Myth, comes The Tragedy of the Templars, a thrilling new examine the increase of Templar energy and the saga in their destruction.
 
Founded on Christmas Day 1119 in Jerusalem, the Knights Templar was once a non secular order devoted to protecting the Holy Land and its Christian pilgrims within the many years after the 1st campaign. mythical for his or her bravery and commitment, the Templars grew to become one of many wealthiest and strongest our bodies of the medieval world—and the executive defenders of Christian society opposed to turning out to be Muslim forces.
 
In The Tragedy of the Templars: the increase and Fall of the Crusader States, Haag masterfully info the conflicts and betrayals that despatched this faction of robust knights spiraling from domination to condemnation.
 
This stirring and carefully researched paintings of historic research comprises maps and full-color photos of vital cultural websites, a lot of which doubled as battlefields in the course of the Crusades.

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Ecstasies: Deciphering the Witches' Sabbath

By Carlo Ginzburg

For hundreds of years witches on trial admitted to playing grotesque "sabbaths" the place they forged spells, worshipped a bestial satan, enacted obscenely blasphemous rites or even gobbled corpses. Many students think that such confessions, usually enacted lower than torture have been only a mirrored image in their persecutors' fantasies. definitely as Carlo Ginzburg indicates, witch hunters tailored the stereotypes previous used to descredit and persecute lepers and Jews.

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By Carlo Ginzburg

For hundreds of years witches on trial admitted to playing grotesque "sabbaths" the place they forged spells, worshipped a bestial satan, enacted obscenely blasphemous rites or even gobbled corpses. Many students think that such confessions, usually enacted lower than torture have been only a mirrored image in their persecutors' fantasies. definitely as Carlo Ginzburg indicates, witch hunters tailored the stereotypes previous used to descredit and persecute lepers and Jews.

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Plenitude of Power: The Doctrines And Exercise of Authority in the Middle Ages : Essays in Memory of Robert Louis Benson (Church, Faith and Culture in ... Faith and Culture in the Medieval West)

By Robert C. Figueira

'I research power' - so Robert Louis Benson defined his paintings as a pupil of medieval historical past. This quantity unites papers through a couple of his scholars facing concerns principal to Benson's historic pursuits - ecclesiastical associations and management, emperorship and papacy, canon legislation, political ideology, and historiography. The justification and workout of political strength is taken into account in chapters that examine how the hagiography of a overdue Roman army saint, Maurice, used to be harnessed within the eleventh century to the dialogue of the ability exercised by means of either emperor and pope, and the way either pious function and political pretext lively the Hohenstaufen emperors' suppression of heresy. 3 next chapters concentrate on the Church: a research of the criminal commentaries that taught that the 'authority to bind and loose' in a particular ecclesiastical topic will be decided via the evaluations of 'the elders of the province'; a controversy that blameless Ill's management of the Roman church represented a version for the ordering of all Christian society; and an inquiry into the doctrinal formation of the 'territorial principle' within the workout of jurisdiction by means of papal legates. The overdue heart a while offers the point of interest for 2 extra experiences, specifically an exploration of the problems of strength and authority within the charitable associations of Cologne within the thirteenth - 14th centuries, and the argument that the present wish for common criteria of governmental behavior within the quarter of uncomplicated human rights hearkens again to typical legislation concept as defined within the fifteenth century by means of Nicholas of Cusa. historiographical experiences around out the quantity: an estimation of recent study in regards to the political theology of overdue antiquity, and a mirrored image on Benson's personal contribution to ancient scholarship. jointly, those papers either epitomize and additional boost Benson's unique method of the research of the center a long time, whereas themselves making their very own vital contribution.

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By Robert C. Figueira

'I research power' - so Robert Louis Benson defined his paintings as a pupil of medieval historical past. This quantity unites papers through a couple of his scholars facing concerns principal to Benson's historic pursuits - ecclesiastical associations and management, emperorship and papacy, canon legislation, political ideology, and historiography. The justification and workout of political strength is taken into account in chapters that examine how the hagiography of a overdue Roman army saint, Maurice, used to be harnessed within the eleventh century to the dialogue of the ability exercised by means of either emperor and pope, and the way either pious function and political pretext lively the Hohenstaufen emperors' suppression of heresy. 3 next chapters concentrate on the Church: a research of the criminal commentaries that taught that the 'authority to bind and loose' in a particular ecclesiastical topic will be decided via the evaluations of 'the elders of the province'; a controversy that blameless Ill's management of the Roman church represented a version for the ordering of all Christian society; and an inquiry into the doctrinal formation of the 'territorial principle' within the workout of jurisdiction by means of papal legates. The overdue heart a while offers the point of interest for 2 extra experiences, specifically an exploration of the problems of strength and authority within the charitable associations of Cologne within the thirteenth - 14th centuries, and the argument that the present wish for common criteria of governmental behavior within the quarter of uncomplicated human rights hearkens again to typical legislation concept as defined within the fifteenth century by means of Nicholas of Cusa. historiographical experiences around out the quantity: an estimation of recent study in regards to the political theology of overdue antiquity, and a mirrored image on Benson's personal contribution to ancient scholarship. jointly, those papers either epitomize and additional boost Benson's unique method of the research of the center a long time, whereas themselves making their very own vital contribution.

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Enquiring History: The Wars of the Roses

By Ian Dawson

The Wars of the Roses covers the political background of britain from 1450-1485. The content material is amassed into ten discrete enquiries for example:

- Why used to be London choked with rebels in 1450?
- used to be Edward IV successful moment time round?
- How definite will we be approximately why Richard III took the crown?)

Which jointly aid research the basic paradox of this era: humans on the time didn't want civil conflict, and for the nobles loyalty to the monarch used to be all important...yet wars occurred and kings have been deposed. So the primary query is that if loyalty used to be so very important and folks in England didn't want civil conflict, why did the Wars of the Roses take place?

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By Ian Dawson

The Wars of the Roses covers the political background of britain from 1450-1485. The content material is amassed into ten discrete enquiries for example:

- Why used to be London choked with rebels in 1450?
- used to be Edward IV successful moment time round?
- How definite will we be approximately why Richard III took the crown?)

Which jointly aid research the basic paradox of this era: humans on the time didn't want civil conflict, and for the nobles loyalty to the monarch used to be all important...yet wars occurred and kings have been deposed. So the primary query is that if loyalty used to be so very important and folks in England didn't want civil conflict, why did the Wars of the Roses take place?

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A Companion to Bernard of Clairvaux (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition)

Bernard of Clairvaux could be the main arguable determine of Western Europe's bright 12th century. not like Abelard, who's obvious as a proponent of contemporary pondering, Bernard is frequently relegated to the darkest nook of the center a long time. not anything is straightforward with Bernard, yet those clean reviews of him and their stories of modern scholarship permit the reader to make a extra balanced review of the guy, his writings, and his effect on his interval. Bernard emerges as a multifaceted determine who sought to reform monasticism and ended up turning into a saint with an entice nearly all sessions in medieval society. Bernard lives on at the present time with the lay and monastic students who proceed to discover new layers of that means in his writings. participants comprise Christopher Holdsworth, Michael Casey, James France, Diane Reilly, John Sommerfeldt, Mette B. Bruun, Burcht Pranger, Chrysogonus Waddell, E. Rozanne Elder, and Brian Patrick McGuire.

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Bernard of Clairvaux could be the main arguable determine of Western Europe's bright 12th century. not like Abelard, who's obvious as a proponent of contemporary pondering, Bernard is frequently relegated to the darkest nook of the center a long time. not anything is straightforward with Bernard, yet those clean reviews of him and their stories of modern scholarship permit the reader to make a extra balanced review of the guy, his writings, and his effect on his interval. Bernard emerges as a multifaceted determine who sought to reform monasticism and ended up turning into a saint with an entice nearly all sessions in medieval society. Bernard lives on at the present time with the lay and monastic students who proceed to discover new layers of that means in his writings. participants comprise Christopher Holdsworth, Michael Casey, James France, Diane Reilly, John Sommerfeldt, Mette B. Bruun, Burcht Pranger, Chrysogonus Waddell, E. Rozanne Elder, and Brian Patrick McGuire.

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The Liturgy in Medieval England: A History

This booklet presents a finished ancient remedy of the Latin liturgy in medieval England. Richard Pfaff constructs a background of the worship performed in church buildings - cathedral, monastic, or parish - basically in the course of the surviving manuscripts of provider books, and units this in the context of the broader political, ecclesiastical, and cultural background of the interval. the main target is at the mass and day-by-day place of work, taken care of either chronologically and by way of style, the liturgies of every spiritual order and every secular 'use' being studied separately. additionally, hagiographical and historiographical subject matters - respectively, which saints are trendy in a given witness and the way the labors of students over the past century and a part have either furthered and, on occasion, impeded our understandings - are explored all through. The e-book hence offers either a story account and a reference software of everlasting price.

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This booklet presents a finished ancient remedy of the Latin liturgy in medieval England. Richard Pfaff constructs a background of the worship performed in church buildings - cathedral, monastic, or parish - basically in the course of the surviving manuscripts of provider books, and units this in the context of the broader political, ecclesiastical, and cultural background of the interval. the main target is at the mass and day-by-day place of work, taken care of either chronologically and by way of style, the liturgies of every spiritual order and every secular 'use' being studied separately. additionally, hagiographical and historiographical subject matters - respectively, which saints are trendy in a given witness and the way the labors of students over the past century and a part have either furthered and, on occasion, impeded our understandings - are explored all through. The e-book hence offers either a story account and a reference software of everlasting price.

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The Forge of Christendom: The End of Days and the Epic Rise of the West

On the strategy of the 1st millennium, the Christians of Europe didn't look most probably applicants for destiny greatness. vulnerable, fractured, and hemmed in by means of adverse international locations, they observed no destiny past the generally expected moment Coming of Christ. but if the area didn't finish, the peoples of Western Europe all of sudden chanced on themselves with out selection yet to start the heroic activity of establishing a Jerusalem on earth.

In The Forge of Christendom, Tom Holland masterfully describes this striking new age, a time of caliphs and Viking sea kings, the unfold of castles and the discovery of knighthood. It was once essentially the most major departure issues in historical past: the emergence of Western Europe as a particular and expansionist energy.

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On the strategy of the 1st millennium, the Christians of Europe didn't look most probably applicants for destiny greatness. vulnerable, fractured, and hemmed in by means of adverse international locations, they observed no destiny past the generally expected moment Coming of Christ. but if the area didn't finish, the peoples of Western Europe all of sudden chanced on themselves with out selection yet to start the heroic activity of establishing a Jerusalem on earth.

In The Forge of Christendom, Tom Holland masterfully describes this striking new age, a time of caliphs and Viking sea kings, the unfold of castles and the discovery of knighthood. It was once essentially the most major departure issues in historical past: the emergence of Western Europe as a particular and expansionist energy.

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Hebrew Scholarship and the Medieval World

The ebook brings jointly specially-commissioned contributions via top students, who survey what has been completed in fresh learn on medieval Hebrew language and texts, and make clear a variety of features, really the methods the Jewish, Christian and Muslim students within the center a while prompted one another. There are contributions by means of original and more youthful students from world wide, and especially from western ecu international locations the place Hebrew experiences are presently flourishing (Britain, Holland, France, Spain).

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The ebook brings jointly specially-commissioned contributions via top students, who survey what has been completed in fresh learn on medieval Hebrew language and texts, and make clear a variety of features, really the methods the Jewish, Christian and Muslim students within the center a while prompted one another. There are contributions by means of original and more youthful students from world wide, and especially from western ecu international locations the place Hebrew experiences are presently flourishing (Britain, Holland, France, Spain).

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Medieval Weapons: An Illustrated History of Their Impact (Weapons and Warfare)

By Robert D. Smith, Kelly DeVries

Within the heart a long time, the inability of standardized guns intended that one warrior's palms have been usually fairly diverse from another's, even if they have been combating at the similar part. And with few significant technological advances in that interval, the evolution of these guns over the centuries was once incremental. yet evolve they finally did, bringing hands, armor, and siege guns to the edge of the trendy period. From the autumn of the Roman Empire to the beginnings of the Renaissance, Medieval guns: An Illustrated heritage in their Impact covers the inexorable transformation from warrior within the mail blouse to totally armored knight, from the times of spears and swords to the large-scale adoption of the handgun.

Medieval guns covers this attention-grabbing expanse of centuries in chapters dedicated to the early medieval, Carolingian, campaign, and overdue medieval sessions. inside of every one interval, the e-book info how guns and armor have been built, what guns have been used for various sorts of battles, and the way guns and armor either prompted, and have been inspired by means of, altering strategies in battles and sieges.

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By Robert D. Smith, Kelly DeVries

Within the heart a long time, the inability of standardized guns intended that one warrior's palms have been usually fairly diverse from another's, even if they have been combating at the similar part. And with few significant technological advances in that interval, the evolution of these guns over the centuries was once incremental. yet evolve they finally did, bringing hands, armor, and siege guns to the edge of the trendy period. From the autumn of the Roman Empire to the beginnings of the Renaissance, Medieval guns: An Illustrated heritage in their Impact covers the inexorable transformation from warrior within the mail blouse to totally armored knight, from the times of spears and swords to the large-scale adoption of the handgun.

Medieval guns covers this attention-grabbing expanse of centuries in chapters dedicated to the early medieval, Carolingian, campaign, and overdue medieval sessions. inside of every one interval, the e-book info how guns and armor have been built, what guns have been used for various sorts of battles, and the way guns and armor either prompted, and have been inspired by means of, altering strategies in battles and sieges.

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Pilgrimage

By Jonathan Sumption

In a desirable paintings of historical past, Jonathan Sumption brings alive the traditions of pilgrimage customary in Europe from the start of Christianity to the top of the 15th century. Vividly describing such significant locations as Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago de Compostela and Canterbury, he examines either significant figures - popes, kings, queens, students, villains - and the typical humans in their day. With nice sympathy he conjures up their achievements and screw ups, and addresses the query of what influenced such amazing quests.

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By Jonathan Sumption

In a desirable paintings of historical past, Jonathan Sumption brings alive the traditions of pilgrimage customary in Europe from the start of Christianity to the top of the 15th century. Vividly describing such significant locations as Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago de Compostela and Canterbury, he examines either significant figures - popes, kings, queens, students, villains - and the typical humans in their day. With nice sympathy he conjures up their achievements and screw ups, and addresses the query of what influenced such amazing quests.

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