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The History of King Richard the Third: by Sir George Buc, Master of the Revels Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9780854313044
Pub Date: 15 Feb 2023
Series: Reports of the Research Committee of the Society of Antiquaries of London
Description:
Sir George Buc (1560-1622), one of the careful antiquarian scholars of the English Renaissance, is famous in literary history as Master of Revels under King James I, a position in which he was responsible for censorship of Shakespeare’s later plays. His own work has never received the attention and assessment it merits. In 1619 Sir George wrote The History of King Richard the Third, a study of Richard’s life and reign and a defence of his historical reputation against the Tudor chroniclers’ slanders.
The Book of Kells Cover The Book of Kells Cover
Format: 
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9789464261233
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 109fc / 11bw
Pages: 326
ISBN: 9789464261226
Pub Date: 20 Sep 2022
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Illustrations: 109fc / 11bw
Description:
Sublime calligraphy, marvellous art, and amazing initials, have charmed and captivated the audience of the Book of Kells for over twelve hundred years. This remarkable illuminated Gospel book attracts the attention of scholars as well as those more generally interested in the fabulous artefacts of the past.Everybody knows it was made by an extensive team of scribes and artists.
Medieval Bridges of Southern England Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781914427138
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2022
Imprint: Windgather Press
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
Throughout history rivers have been a hub for human settlement and have long been a key part of local livelihoods, history and culture, as well as still playing a present-day role in providing services and leisure to people who live around them. It is no coincidence that all four of the earliest human civilisations were formed on great rivers: the Nile, Euphrates, Indus and Yellow rivers all saw great human aggregation along them. The most ancient and vital architectural structures linked to the use of rivers are bridges.
Northern Emporium Vol 1 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9788793423749
Pub Date: 01 Jul 2022
Series: Jutland Archaeological Society Publications
Illustrations: Illustrations, color
Description:
In the early Middle Ages, a network of maritime trading towns – emporia – emerged along the northern coasts of Europe. These early urban sites are among archaeology’s most notable contributions to our knowledge of the period between the disintegration of the Western Roman Empire and the growth of a maritime-oriented world in the Viking Age. Ribe, on the western coast of Denmark, is one of these sites.
Bosworth 1485 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781789258776
Pub Date: 25 Jun 2022
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: Colour
Description:
Bosworth stands alongside Naseby and Hastings as one of the three most iconic battles ever fought on English soil. The action on 22 August 1485 brought to an end the dynastic struggle known as the Wars of the Roses and heralded the dawn of the Tudor dynasty. However, Bosworth was also the most famous lost battlefield in England.
British Historic Towns Atlas Volume VII: Oxford Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
ISBN: 9781789253269
Pub Date: 10 Dec 2021
Series: British Historic Towns Atlas
Illustrations: b/w and colour including 16 large folded maps
Description:
The latest volume of the British Historic Towns Atlas series covers the internationally-renowned city of Oxford. Famed for its university and its many outstanding historic buildings, the volume presents in mapped form the history of its topographical development. From its prehistoric setting, through its contentious Anglo-Saxon foundation, the medieval establishment of its university, and its sporadic growth after that, the Atlas charts how it became a nineteenth-century city dominated by colleges, churches, university buildings, and its associated publishing industry.
Seasonal Settlement in the Medieval and Early Modern Countryside Cover Seasonal Settlement in the Medieval and Early Modern Countryside Cover
Format: 
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9789464270105
Pub Date: 28 Oct 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Ruralia
Illustrations: 117fc/22bw
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9789464270099
Pub Date: 28 Oct 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: Ruralia
Illustrations: 117fc/22bw
Description:
For the first time seasonality is placed at the centre of the study of rural settlement. Using a Europe-wide approach, it provides a primer of examples, of techniques and of ideas for the identification and understanding of seasonal settlement. As such, it marks an important new step in the interpretation of the use of the countryside by historic communities linked to the annual passage of the year.
Royal Forteviot Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781909990050
Pub Date: 30 Sep 2021
Series: CBA Research Report
Illustrations: 163 illustrations
Description:
A detailed report on excavation of early historic features at Forteviot in eastern Scotland by the University of Glasgow's Strathearn Environs and Royal Forteviot (SERF) Project. Features include a potential royal palace and early church, with a discussion of their relationship with prehistoric remains. This report also includes a detailed analysis of early medieval sculpture from the Forteviot area.
London Bridge and its Houses, c. 1209-1761 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9781789257519
Pub Date: 10 Sep 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w and colour
Description:
London Bridge lined with houses from end to end was one of the most extraordinary structures ever seen in London. It was home to over 500 people, perched above the rushing waters of the Thames, and was one of the city’s main shopping streets. It is among the most familiar images of London in the past, but little has previously been known about the houses and the people who lived and worked in them.
Old Norse - Old Icelandic Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 215
ISBN: 9781953947093
Pub Date: 01 Sep 2021
Imprint: Jules William Press
Series: Viking Language Old Norse Icelandic Series
Description:
Old Norse - Old Icelandic: Concise Introduction to the Language of the Sagas is a new, modern "primer" for learning to read sagas and Viking myths in their original language. Carefully designed and easy-to-use, this primer teaches grammar and vocabulary in a straightforward way, requiring no previous language knowledge. Suitable for self-learning, in-class use, and distance teaching, students read from the first pages, Old Norse passages from Icelandic sagas as well as episodes from Scandinavian mythology and medieval sources.
Horse and Rider in the Late Viking Age Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9788771849981
Pub Date: 28 Aug 2021
Description:
An equestrian burial from the 10th century with an exceptionally elaborate horse harness was discovered at Fregerslev near Skanderborg in eastern Jutland, Denmark in 2012. This formed the starting point for the Fregerslev Research Project initiated by Museum Skanderborg in 2017. Two years later, the museum held a conference to present the preliminary results of the project.
Before the Military Revolution Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781789256697
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: B/w
Description:
Before the Military Revolution examines European Warfare in the Late Middle Ages from 1300 to 1490. It is not restricted only to well-covered conflicts, like the Anglo-Scottish Wars or the Hundred Years War, but gives due weight to all regions of Europe, including the Empire, the Baltic, the Balkans and the Mediterranean, and considers developments in naval warfare. The Hussite Wars and the wars of the Teutonic Order and the Hanseatic League are covered, as is the expansion of Moscow, the Ottomans and Venice, and battles likeAussig (1426), Copenhagen (1428), Chojnice (1454) are discussed alongside Bannockburn and Agincourt.
Interpreting Medieval Effigies Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9781789256857
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Description:
This innovative study examines and analyses the wealth of evidence provided by the monumental effigies of Yorkshire, from the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries, including some of very high sculptural merit. More than 200 examples survive from the historic county in varying states of preservation. Together, they present a picture of the people able to afford them, at a time when the county was frequently at the forefront of national politics and administration, during the Scottish wars.
Women and Weapons in the Viking World Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 200
ISBN: 9781789256659
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: 21 colour and 58 b/w illustrations
Description:
The Viking Age (c. 750-1050 AD) is conventionally seen as a tumultuous time when hordes of fierce warriors from Scandinavia wreaked havoc across the European continent and when Norse merchants travelled to distant corners of the world in pursuit of slaves, silver, and exotic commodities. Until relatively recently, archaeologists and textual scholars had the tendency to weave a largely male-dominated image of this pivotal period in world history, dismissing or substantially downplaying women's roles in Norse society.
Dorestad and its Networks Cover Dorestad and its Networks Cover
Format: 
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9789464260045
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: PALMA
Illustrations: 142fc/5bw
Pages: 216
ISBN: 9789464260038
Pub Date: 05 Jun 2021
Imprint: Sidestone Press
Series: PALMA
Illustrations: 142fc/5bw
Description:
Dorestad was the largest town of the Low Countries in the Carolingian era. As a riverine emporium on the northern edge of the Frankish Empire, it functioned as a European junction, connecting the Viking world with the Continent. In 2019, the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden hosted its quinquennial international congress based around Dorestad, located at present-day Wijk bij Duurstede.
The Birsay Bay Project Volume 3 Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 720
ISBN: 9781789256079
Pub Date: 15 May 2021
Imprint: Oxbow Books
Illustrations: Colour
Description:
The Brough of Birsay was the power-centre of the Viking earldom of Orkney and is one of Historic Environment Scotland’s key monuments and visitor attractions on the islands. This publication is the culmination of 60 years of investigations that took place on the site between 1954 and 2014.This new volume incorporates comprehensive accounts of work undertaken by Dr Ralegh Radford and Mr Stewart Cruden between 1954 and 1964, excavations by the Viking and Early Settlement Research Project under the direction of the author on site between 1974 and 1981, a rescue excavation in 1993, a geophysical survey in 2007 and archival research up to 2014.