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Holmes, Mary Tavener.

Summary: Relates the story, told by a monk named Notker the Stammerer, of how the Emperor Charlemagne sent an ambassador to Baghdad, the center of the Muslim world, to learn about the great ruler in the East, Haroun al Rashid. Includes notes on the factual basis of the story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Marshall Cavendish Children 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE HOL

Kennedy, Hugh (Hugh N.)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Da Capo 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.702 KEN

Sypeck, Jeff.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: In the year 800, Pope Leo III placed the crown of imperial Rome on a Germanic king named Karl. Thus, the man later hailed as Charlemagne claimed his empire and forever shaped the destiny of Europe. Transporting readers far beyond Europe to the glittering palaces of Constantinople and the streets of medieval Baghdad, this far-ranging book shows how the Frankish king and his wise counselors built...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHARLEMAGNE Syp

Summary: Bonus material for the documentary 'The Crusades: crescent & the cross.' Includes a behind-the-scenes featurette, bonus documentary, and timeline.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A&E Home Video 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV CRU

Jones, Dan

Summary: "For more than one thousand years, Christians and Muslims lived side by side, sometimes at peace and sometimes at war. When Christian armies seized Jerusalem in 1099, they began the most notorious period of conflict between the two religions. Depending on who you ask, the fall of the holy city was either an inspiring legend or the greatest of horrors. In Crusaders, Dan Jones interrogates the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2019

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Harl, Kenneth W.

Summary: Professor Kenneth W. Harl of Tulane University delivers thirty-six lectures on the history of the Crusades, from its origins to the final Muslim victory over the Crusaders in 1291.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

4 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 909.07 HAR
Call number: CD 909.07 HAR PART 1
Call number: CD 909.07 HAR PART 2
Call number: CD 909.07 HAR PART 3

Rufin, Jean-Christophe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC RUF

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2

Hering, Marianne.

Summary: Cousins Patrick and Beth travel in Mr. Whittaker's invention, the Imagination Station, to thirteenth-century China, where they meet Marco Polo and Kublai Khan and are mistaken for Christian shamans.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tyndale House 2011

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J Fiction Her

Rogerson, Barnaby.

Summary: The Crusades were the bridge between medieval and modern history, between feudalism and colonialism. In many ways, the little explored later Crusades were the most significant of them all, for they made the crisis truly global. "The Last Crusaders" is about the period's last great conflict between East and West, and the titanic contest between Habsburg-led Christendom and the Ottoman Empire in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.015 ROG

Summary: The development of the arts in Europe from the Middle Ages to the modern era is an astonishing record of cultural achievement, from the breathtaking architecture of Gothic cathedrals to the daring visual experiments of the Cubist painters. We all have our favorite artists, periods, or styles from this immensely rich tradition, but how many of us truly know the full sweep of European art? How...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 709 HIS
Call number: DVD 709 HIS

Shafak, Elif

Summary: "From the acclaimed author of The Bastard of Istanbul, a colorful, magical tale set during the height of the Ottoman Empire In her latest novel, Turkey's preeminent female writer spins an epic tale spanning nearly a century in the life of the Ottoman Empire. In 1540, twelve-year-old Jahan arrives in Istanbul. As an animal tamer in the sultan's menagerie, he looks after the exceptionally smart...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2015

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC SHA

Shafak, Elif

Summary: In 1540, twelve-year-old Jahan arrives in Isanbul. As an animal tamer in the sultan's menagerie, he looks after the exceptionally smart elephant Chota and befriends (and falls for) the sultan's beautiful daughter, Princess Mihrimah. A palace education leads Jahan to Mimar Sinan, the empire's chief architect, who takes Jahan under his wing as they construct (with Chota's help) some of the most...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC SHA

Sepahban, Lois.

Summary: Introduces readers to Mongol warriors, including their history and famous battles, uniforms and weapons, and training and tactics.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Childs World Inc 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J932 CHI

Bradford, Emma.

Summary: Having traveled in her time machine to the court of Kublai Khan, Kat comes to the aid of a Mongolian princess who is facing a fearful future.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Just Pretend 1998

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Fiction Series, Call number: J FICTION Series Bradford 1998

Scieszka, Jon.

Summary: The Time Warp Trio find themselves in a desert in China, and in order to retrieve their magical book from the court of Kublai Khan, they must pose as astrologers and join the caravan of Marco Polo and his father.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 2008

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE SCI

Waldo, Anna Lee.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC WAL

Livingston, Michael

Summary: "Julius Caesar is dead, assassinated on the senate floor, and the glory that is Rome has been torn in two. Octavian, Caesar's ambitious great-nephew and adopted son, vies with Marc Antony and Cleopatra for control of Caesar's legacy. As civil war rages from Rome to Alexandria, and vast armies and navies battle for supremacy, a secret conflict may shape the course of history. Juba, Numidian...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tor Books 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC LIV

Osborne, Mary Pope

Summary: "Jack and Annie are about to meet the fiercest warriors of all--the soldiers of the ancient Roman legion! When the magic tree house whisks them back to a ROman army camp, they learn their mission: Be like warriors. That is easier said than done--Roman soldiers are the best fighters in the world! When Jack and Annie find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, they're in big trouble....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Transitional Reader (Blue), Call number: JBR BLUE OSB

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JBR RED MTH 31

Lester, Toby.

Contents: Awakening -- Old World. Matthew's maps ; Scourge of God ; The description of the world ; through the Ocean Sea ; Seeing is believing -- New World. Rediscovery ; Ptolemy the Wise ; the Florentine perspective ; Terrae incognitae ; Into African climes ; The learned men ; Cape of Storms ; Colombo ; The Admiral ; Christ-bearer ; Amerigo -- The whole world. Gymnasium ; World without end ; Afterworld...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 912.73 LES

Simeti, Mary Taylor.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 945.804 SIM

Ibrahim, Raymond

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: A sweeping history of the often-violent conflict between Islam and the West, shedding a revealing light on current hostilities The West and Islam--the sword and the scimitar--have clashed since the mid-seventh century, when, according to Muslim tradition, the Byzantine emperor rejected Prophet Muhammad's order to abandon Christianity and convert to Islam, unleashing a centuries-long jihad on...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: De Capo Press, Hachette Book Group 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 IBR

Barnes, Margaret Campbell

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks 2009

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: P BAR

Weir, Alison

Summary: "Spanning the years from the Norman conquest in 1066 to the dawn of a new era in 1154, when Henry II succeeded to the throne and Eleanor of Aquitaine, the first Plantagenet queen, was crowned, this ... book brings to ... life five women: Matilda of Flanders, wife of William the Conqueror, the first Norman king; Matilda of Scotland, revered as 'the common mother of all England'; Adeliza of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ballentine Books 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 WEI