Castles  Customs  and Kings

Castles Customs and Kings


  • Author : English Historical Fiction Authors
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015-07-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0996264817


Castles Customs and Kings Book Description :

An anthology of essays from the second year of the English Historical Fiction Authors blog, this book transports the reader across the centuries from prehistoric to twentieth century Britain. Nearly fifty different authors share the stories, incidents, and insights discovered while doing research for their own historical novels. From medieval law and literature to Tudor queens and courtiers, from Stuart royals and rebels to Regency soldiers and social calls, experience the panorama of Britain's yesteryear. Explore the history behind the fiction, and discover the true tales surrounding Britain's castles, customs, and kings....

Culture and Customs of Ethiopia

Culture and Customs of Ethiopia


  • Author : Solomon Addis Getahun
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2014-02-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780313086069


Culture and Customs of Ethiopia Book Description :

An ideal resource for anyone interested in learning about Ethiopia, this accessible, single-volume work provides all-encompassing and up-to-date coverage of the ancient and diverse cultures of Africa's second-most populated nation. • Presents comprehensive, current coverage of Ethiopia that includes the latest archaeological findings and socio-economic and political developments as well as previously overlooked topics such as gender, slavery, and migration • Addresses the major famines in Ethiopia in the 1980s that led to the deaths of thousands of people and served as the reason many Westerners first became aware of this African nation • Describes all of the major ethnic groups of Ethiopia, including the Afar, Amhara, Oromo, Sidamo, Somalis, a...

Anglo Norman Castles

Anglo Norman Castles


  • Author : Robert Liddiard
  • Publisher : Boydell Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0851159044


Anglo Norman Castles Book Description :

Wide-ranging studies offer an in-depth analysis of castle-building 11th - 12th centuries and place castles within their broader social and political context....

The Ideals and Practice of Medieval Knighthood III

The Ideals and Practice of Medieval Knighthood III


  • Author : Christopher Harper-Bill
  • Publisher : Boydell & Brewer Ltd
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0851152651


The Ideals and Practice of Medieval Knighthood III Book Description :

Reviewing the first volume in this series, Christopher Allmand, writing in English Historical Review, said: `Once again, a volume of papers published by the Boydell Press has made a useful interdisciplinary contribution to an important and difficult subject. Historians may read this book with profit.' But not only historians, for the contributions to these volumes are wide-ranging, and cover all aspects of culture in the middle ages, with a strong emphasis on continental literature....

The Castle of Kings
Score: 3
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The Castle of Kings


  • Author : Oliver Pötzsch
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-07-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544317888


The Castle of Kings Book Description :

“Pötzsch paints picturesque landscapes, whether it’s damp, dark castles, the stink of a medieval tannery, or whirlpool-plagued Rhine River rapids . . . Combine Princess Bride with Germanic history circa 1500, add a dash of Lord of the Rings, and there’s a week of good fun.” — Kirkus Reviews In 1524, in what is now Germany, hundreds of thousands of peasants revolted against the harsh treatment of their aristocratic overlords. Agnes is the daughter of one of these overlords, but she is not a typical sixteenth-century girl, refusing to wear dresses and spending more time with her pet falcon than potential suitors. There is only one suitor she is interested in: Mathis, a childhood friend whom she can never marry due to his low birth status. In...

Manners  Customs  and Dress During the Middle Ages  and During the Renaissance Period

Manners Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period


  • Author : P. L. Jacob
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1876
  • Genre: Costume
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89051963403


Manners Customs and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period Book Description :

Art must be the faithful expression of a society, since it represents it by its works as it has created them -- undeniable witnesses of its spirit and manners for future generations. But it must be acknowledged that art is only the consequence of the ideas which it expresses; it is the fruit of civilization, not its origin. To understand the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, it is necessary to go back to the source of its art, and to know the life of our fathers; these are two inseparable things, which entwine one another, and become complete one by the other. - Preface....

Exploring English Castles
Score: 5
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Exploring English Castles


  • Author : Edd Morris
  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release Date : 2015-04-07
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781634500098


Exploring English Castles Book Description :

A guide to some of the most historical and picturesque castles in England for romantics and Anglophiles alike. Castles have shaped England. For almost one thousand years, castles have been the settings of siege and battle, dens of plotting and intrigue, and refuges for troubled kings. Today, the romantic yet ruinous shapes of once grand fortresses stud the English countryside—a reminder of turbulent times past. Exploring English Castles provides readers with a breathtaking tour through the grandest castles of England. It brings ruins to life through true stories of royalty, chivalry, deception, and intrigue, played out within formerly majestic walls. Uncover the secret of Bodiam Castle, Sussex—a fortress seemingly from a fairy tale, built for a k...