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Medieval science, technology, and medicine: An encyclopedia
REF Q124.97 .M43 2005
Epidemics and pandemics: Their impacts on human history
REF RA649 .H293 2005
The timetables of history: A historical linkage of people and events
REF D11 .G78 2005
Sports and games of the Renaissance REF GV576 .L43 2004
Encyclopedia of the crusades REF D155 .A6 2003
Encyclopedia of the Crusades REF D155 .A6 2003
New Catholic encyclopedia 2nd ed. (15 vols.) REF BX841 .N44 2003
Encyclopedia of European social history from 1350 to 2000 (6 vols.)
REF HN373 .E63 2001
Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages (2 vol.) REF D114 .E53 2000
Encyclopedia of the Renaissance REF CB361 .E52 1999
The new Arthurian encyclopedia REF DA152.5.A7 N48 1996
Medieval France: An encyclopedia REF DC33.2 .M44 1995
The Middle Ages: A concise encyclopedia REF CB351 .M565 1989
Everyman's dictionary of dates 6th ed.REF D9 .D5 1971

Selected Biography Titles

All things Chaucer : an encyclopedia of Chaucer's world REF  PR1903 .R55 2007 (2 vols.)
Encyclopedia of world biography  2nd ed. (18 vols.) REF CT103 .E56 1998
Great lives from history. Ancient and medieval series (5 vols.) 
 REF CT113 .G74 1988