Magic in the Middle Ages

History / Military

How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables by Rebecca Rupp
Magic in the Middle Ages (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) by Richard Kieckhefer
Jonathan Simon, Christopher Riley-Smith, “The Crusades: A Short History”
No. 352 (Y) R.A.F. Squadron
Walki w Afryce Cz.1 Od Cyrenajki do Ghazali

How Carrots Won the Trojan War: Curious (but True) Stories of Common Vegetables by Rebecca Rupp

English | October 7, 2011 | ISBN: 1603429689 | EPUB + PDF | 376 pages | 4.9/64 MB

Discover why Roman gladiators were massaged with onion juice before battle, how celery contributed to Casanova’s conquests, how peas almost poisoned General Washington, and why some seventeenth-century turnips were considered degenerate. Rebecca Rupp tells the strange and fascinating history of 23 of the world’s most popular vegetables. Gardeners, foodies, history buffs, and anyone who wants to know the secret stories concealed in a salad are sure to enjoy this delightful and informative collection.

Magic in the Middle Ages (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks) by Richard Kieckhefer

English | Jan 26, 1990 | ISBN: 0521309417, 0521312027 | 231 Pages | PDF | 72 MB

This textbook deals with magic, both natural and demonic, within the broad context of medieval culture. Covering the years c. 500 to 1500, with a chapter on antiquity, it invesigates the way magic relates to the many other cultural forms of the time, such as religion and science, literature and art. The book begins with a full discussion of the social history of magic and of the ways in which magical beliefs borrowed from a diversity of cultures.

Jonathan Simon, Christopher Riley-Smith, “The Crusades: A Short History”

1990 | ISBN: 0300047002, 0300039050 | PDF | 306 pages | 10,3 MB

This lively, comprehensive history provides a wealth of fascinating detail about the Crusades and the politics and personalities behind them. This new edition includes revisions throughout as well as a new Preface and Afterword in which Jonathan Riley-Smith surveys recent developments in the field and examines responses to the Crusades in different periods, from the Romantics to the Islamic world today, making this the standard and authoritative account of the Crusades for years to come.
From reviews of the first edition:
“Everything is here: the crusades to the Holy Land, and against the Albigensians, the Moors, the pagans in Eastern Europe, the Turks, and the enemies of the popes. Riley-Smith writes a beautiful, lucid prose, . . . [and his book] is packed with facts and action.”—Choice
“A concise, clearly written synthesis . . . by one of the leading historians of the crusading movement. ”—Robert S. Gottfried, Historian
“A lively and flowing narrative [with] an enormous cast of characters that is not a mere catalog but a history. . . . A remarkable achievement.”—Thomas E. Morrissey, Church History
“Superb.”—Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, Speculum
“A first-rate one-volume survey of the Crusading movement from 1074 . . . to 1798.”—Southwest Catholic

No. 352 (Y) R.A.F. Squadron

2003 | ISBN: 9539769825 | English | 163 Pages | PDF | 118 MB

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Wydawnictwo Edipresse Polska | 2005 | ISBN: 8360160317 | Polish | 70 Pages | PDF | 18 MB

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