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Renaissance Food from Rabelais to Shakespeare

Providing a unique perspective on a fascinating aspect of early modern culture, this volume focuses on the role of food and diet as represented in the works of a range of European authors, including Shakespeare, from the late medieval period … Continue reading

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World History (Eyewitness Companions)

This title offers more than 10,000 years of history in the palm of your hand. From the early beginnings of human civilization in prehistoric times, to the first manned space flight and beyond, discover all about the things that have … Continue reading

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Arts and Crafts in the Middle Ages

The book has no illustrations or index. Purchasers are entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Subjects: Decorative arts; Decoration and ornament, Medieval; Illumination … Continue reading

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Jac Weller studies every move and countermove of the battle, recreating not only the actions and tactics of the two great leaders but the epic engagements and clashes between the troops themselves that were pivotal for the victory or defeat. … Continue reading

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The Place of Magic in the Intellectual History of Europe (62-64)

This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from You can also preview excerpts from the book … Continue reading

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The Axe and the Oath: Ordinary Life in the Middle Ages

In The Axe and the Oath, one of the world’s leading medieval historians presents a compelling picture of daily life in the Middle Ages as it was experienced by ordinary people. Writing for general readers, Robert Fossier vividly describes how … Continue reading

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The Balkans: A History of Bulgaria, Serbia, Greece, Rumania and Turkey

This book was written in 1915. This was a time that saw many significant events that affected the Balkans. Written by four different authors from different locations, here is their preface to “The Balkans”. PREFACE The authors of this volume … Continue reading

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Common Nonsense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance

Who is this guy and why are people listening? Forget Rush Limbaugh, Bill O’Reilly, and Sean Hannity—Glenn Beck is the Right’s new media darling and the unofficial leader of the conservative grassroots. Lampooned by the Left and Lionized by the … Continue reading

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Shoes and Pattens (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London)

Until recently, very little was known about medieval shoes. Glimpses in manuscript illustrations and on funerary monuments, with the occasional reference by a contemporary writer, was all that the costume historian had as evidence, not least because leather tends to … Continue reading

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Japan in World History (New Oxford World History)

Japan in World History ranges from Japan’s prehistoric interactions with Korea and China, to the Western challenge of the late 1500s, the partial isolation under the Tokugawa family (1600-1868), and the tumultuous interactions of more recent times, when Japan modernized … Continue reading

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