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Medieval History Books

Medieval Fight Book DVD-R
Medieval Fight Book DVD-R
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

Violent, secretive, and packed full of knowledge, Medieval Fight Book uncovers the real story of Europe in the Middle Ages. Using historical recreations, amazing CGI and leading historians, Medieval Fight Book reveals that medieval society was far more sophisticated and peculiar than we realized. Hidden in a dusty library, this obscure and strange manuscript contains unique imagery of bloody but highly sophisticated combat, futuristic designs and inventions, ingenious engineering and judicial duels. Hans Talhoffer’s 1459 fight book is one of the medieval worlds’ most mysterious manuscripts, challenging the legends and myths that surrounded this often misunderstood period of our history.


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$19.95
National Geographic History Book
National Geographic History Book
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

You won't find dusty topics and long-dead heroes and villains in the National Geographic History Book. Turn the pages and you'll find documents, letters, journals, telegrams, posters, and artworks that you can literally pull out and examine. See for yourself, with the primary source materials that history buffs love, what really happened and who really did it.


$40.00
The Medieval World
The Medieval World
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Sumptuously illustrating the vivid parade of a thousand years of history, this comprehensive historical atlas concentrates on the Mediterranean world but also shows what happened across the globe between A.D. 400 and 1500 —from the fall of Rome to the age of discovery. Every page glistens with period works of art, fascinating maps, quotes from medieval figures, close-ups of intriguing artifacts, and rich landscape photographs of the places where battles were fought and monarchs were crowned. For every century, a signature city is spotlighted to represent that era's developments. Time lines connect the many dramatic events that took place in these dark and exciting times, which continue to shape our world today. Written by a team of veteran National Geographic writers, this richly illustrated reference includes full index, reading list, and glossary.


$40.00
Eyewitness to History
Eyewitness to History
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

History comes alive in this engaging and lavishly illustrated chronicle, which spans world events and people from ancient times to the 21st century. The voices of the great and humble speak to us through songs, documents, edicts, poetry, letters, menus, and even graffiti, revealing each era's conflicts, daily life, arts, science, religion, and enduring influence. Interactive design focuses on the tangible artifacts of history, and magnificent illustrations—including period art, archival photographs, and expertly rendered scenes of long-ago events—bring vivid immediacy and appeal to every colorful spread.


$35.00
National Geographic Almanac of World History, 2nd Edition
National Geographic Almanac of World History, 2nd Edition
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

From the first civilizations to the 21st century this wide-ranging, compulsively readable book encompasses all of world history: great ages and monumental events; the rise and fall of cultures; names, dates, and statistics, and stories galore. Designed as an authoritative reference that's also irresistible to browse, it's a brilliant blend of narrative, analysis, detailed facts, and visual variety including sidebars, time lines, and more than 200 maps and illustrations.


$24.95
National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-in: My Medieval Adventure
National Geographic Kids Funny Fill-in: My Medieval Adventure
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

On a family trip to the Reniassance Fair, you meet a wizard who send you back to the Middle Ages! What happens next is up to you. Filled with excitement and hilarity, this compositional challenge lets you tell your very own story starring...you! Combining National Geographic Kids' photography and illustrations in colorful laugh-out-loud pages, this engaging, entertaining, and educational book introduces you to dinosaurs from the past, and invites you to enter their world imaginatively by combining your story with theirs.


$4.99
Everything Castles
Everything Castles
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

Young readers will be spellbound by this story of fierce battles, dark dungeons, secret passageways, and medieval characters, made all the more vivid by true tales from experts in the field. Fun facts and photos, including reenactment shots, illuminate the lives of the inhabitants and the fascinating histories of castles.


$12.95
1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy Of Muslim Civilization
1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy Of Muslim Civilization
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization takes readers on a journey through years of forgotten Islamic history to discover one thousand fascinating scientific and technological inventions still being used throughout the world today. Take a look at all of the discoveries that led to the great technological advances of our time; engineering, early medicinal practices, and the origins of cartography are just a few of the areas explored in this book. 1001 Inventions provides unique insight into a significant time period in Muslim history that has been looked over by much of the world. A time where discoveries were made and inventions were created that have impacted how Western civilization and the rest of the world lives today. The book covers seven aspects of life relatable to everyone, including home, school, hospital, market, town, world, and universe.


$28.00
Lost Gold of the Dark Ages
Lost Gold of the Dark Ages
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

In July 2009 an amateur metal-detecting enthusiast made an astonishing find: 1,500 pieces of bejeweled gold and silver almost 1,500 years old, buried, lost, then forgotten. The treasure trove promises to shed unprecedented light on the most mysterious period of British history—the so-called "Dark Ages"—when the Saxons, Anglos, Celts, Picts, Jutes, and Vikings battled for control of the British Isles and a "mish mash of peoples evolved into a homogenous nation possessed with a strong cultural identity," according to New York Times bestselling author of the book, Caroline Alexander.


$35.00
1000 Events That Shaped the World
1000 Events That Shaped the World
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

A fascinating sweep of global developments, this fact-filled book delivers National Geographic's mission: the world and all that is in it.


$40.00
$16.99
Eleanor of Aquitaine
Eleanor of Aquitaine
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Biography

In medieval times, Eleanor of Aquitaine broke the mold for women, living life on her own terms, ultimately becoming queen of France and England.


$17.95
2014 National Geographic Castles Wall Calendar
2014 National Geographic Castles Wall Calendar
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Category: Books/Calendars and Stationery

France's Chateau de Menthon in the Rhone Alps and Fort la Latte in Brittany are just two of the magnificent buildings featured in our 12-month 2014 Castles calendar. Marvel at the opulence and architectural splendor of these amazing structures.


$14.95
1,001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization
1,001 Inventions and Awesome Facts from Muslim Civilization
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/History

We often think that people from a thousand years ago were living in the Dark Ages. But from the 7th century onward in Muslim civilization there were amazing advances and inventions that still influence our everyday lives. People living in the Muslim world saw what the Egyptians, Chinese, Indians, Greek, and Romans had discovered and spent the next one thousand years adding new developments and ideas. Inventors created marvels like the elephant water clock, explorers drew detailed maps of the world, women made scientific breakthroughs and founded universities, architects built huge domes larger than anywhere else on earth, astronomers mapped the stars, and so much more! This is the companion book to the “1001 Inventions” exhibit from the Foundation for Science, Technology, and Civilization. Each page is packed with information on this little-known history, and shows how it still applies to our world today.


$14.95
Great Empires
Great Empires
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Category: Books/Culture, History and Religion/History

Experience what life was like when pharaohs erected the majestic pyramids; when Hannibal commanded Carthage's 40,000 troops; when Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor; and when the drive to conquer defined the destiny of leaders and the lives of ordinary people. Much of human history is destined to be forgotten—but thousands of years have not erased the epic stories of the great empires of the world. Great Empires sweeps through the ages, uncovering the secrets of dynasties from the dawn of human civilization to the 20th century and tracing the path of power around the globe and across the centuries. Each chapter delves into the times, places, and historical forces that gave rise to legendary warriors, charismatic kings, and lasting dynasties.


$40.00
Joan of Arc - Hardcover
Joan of Arc - Hardcover
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Biography

Around 1412, a baby girl was born in the village of Domremy who would change France forever. A farmer's daughter, she seemed destined for an unremarkable life. But as the dramatic narrative of this World History Biography reveals, Joan's life was anything but ordinary.


$17.95