History, Ancient, Medieval

The glory of the Medieval World

The Middle Ages, a time of darkness: that is the image we all retain of our secondary education. 
For a long time, the builders of cathedrals have been labeled barbarians and the listeners of St....

Life in the Middle Ages

Taking medieval times as between the tenth and fifteenth century, the book attempts to show the transition from the Dark Ages to Modern England in villages and towns up and down the country. It highlights...

The Autumn of the Middle Ages

An essay on the characteristics of culture and life in 15th century France, Burgundy and Flanders. Huzinga presents the "autumn" of the Middle Ages: conception of the world as something stable, taste for...

A Classical Education

The book is a summary of Greek and Roman classical culture. It is to be sipped, not read in one sitting. The jacket says: “What do you know about the classical world, besides Veni, vidi, vici? Where do...

The epic of the crusades

After publishing his monumental and prestigious History of the Crusades and the Frankish Kingdom of Jerusalem, in three volumes, René Grousset wrote in 1936 this Epic of the Crusades, a synthesis for a...

Millennium

Tom Holland tackles the history of Europe which is split into factional kingdoms two centuries either side of the year 1000, the first millennium after Christ. His thesis is that the anarchy of the supposed...

Rubicon

With the unstoppable rise of the Roman Republic over centuries, this book deals with its downfall under the command of Sula, Pompey and Caesar. Holland summaries the foundations of the Republic, its history...