The Templars: The Rise and Spectacular Fall of God's Holy Warriors

n Dan Jones is an entertainer, but also a bona fide historian Seldom does one find serious scholarship so easy to read The Times, Book of the YearA New York Times bestseller, this major new history of the knights Templar is a fresh, muscular and compelling history of the ultimate military re

The Year 1000: When Explorers Connected the World—and Globalization Began

From celebrated Yale professor Valerie Hansen, a groundbreaking work of history showing that bold explorations and daring trade missions connected all of the world s great societies for the first time at the end of the first millennium.In history, myth often abides It was long assumed that the cent

The Map of Knowledge: How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found: A History in Seven Cities

In The Map of Knowledge Violet Moller traces the journey taken by the ideas of three of the greatest scientists of antiquity Euclid, Galen and Ptolemy through seven cities and over a thousand years In it, we follow them from sixth century Alexandria to ninth century Baghdad, from Muslim Cordoba