Three ebooks on sale on our Patreon take a look at important societies in the medieval world.
We are very happy to be adding ebooks from Arc Humanities to our Patreon Shop. They are part of the Past Imperfect series, which aims to be provocative and edgy short-form publications that explore many different topics within medieval studies. The first three books we have added to our Patreon Shop are:
By Sæbjørg Walaker Nordeide and Kevin J. Edwards
This book presents a fresh overview of the Vikings from both conceptual and material perspectives. The prevailing image of a Viking is frequently that of a fierce male, associated with military expansion and a distinctive material culture.
By Timothy May
This book investigates how the Mongols adopted and adapted different ruling strategies from previous Inner Asian empires as well as Chinese and Islamic Empires to rule an empire in which they were a distinct minority, and also investigates the processes by which this empire fragmented into an increasing number of states, many of which lasted into the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
By Anthony Kaldellis
This book proposes a long view of Byzantium, one that begins in the early Roman empire and extends all the way to the modern period. It is a provocative thought-experiment which posits Byzantium as the most stable and enduring form of Greco-Roman society, forming a sturdy bridge between antiquity and the early modern period, as well as between East and West, and which sees the ancient Greek, Roman, and Christian traditions as flowing together.
All three of these books will come in both PDF and ePub versions, allowing you to read the way you want. Click here to see all our digital items on our Patreon Shop