Tag Archives: Middle Ages

Non-Book Review: The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century

The Principality Of Antioch And Its Frontiers In The Twelfth Century, by Andrew D. Buck One of my favorite parts of being a prolific book reviewer for the De Re Militari is being able to read books on a variety … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Chivalric Biography Of Boucicaut, Jean II Le Meingre

The Chivalric Biography of Boucicault, Jean II Le Meingre, tarnslated by Craig Taylor and Jane H.M. Taylor As a prolific reviewer for the De Re Militari [1], I thought it would be worthwhile to examine this particular work in translation. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ivory Vikings

Ivory Vikings:  The Mystery Of The Most Famous Chessmen In The World And The Woman Who Made Them, by Nancy Marie Brown The odds are high that many people among my readers will not know the Lewis chessmen by name. … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Environment, Society And The Black Death

Environment, Society And The Black Death:  An Interdisciplinary Approach To The Late-Medieval Crisis In Sweden, edited by Per Lagerås As someone who reviews fairly prolifically for De Re Militari, to the point where sometimes I have two or three reviews … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Haskins Society Journal 27

Haskins Society Journal 27:  Studies In Medieval History, edited by Laura L. Gathagan and William North This is the sort of book I like to read from the De Re Militari where there are likely to be two very different … Continue reading

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Book Review: The History Of Chivalry And Armor

The History of Chivalry And Armor, by Dr. F. Kottenkamp, translated by A. Löwy In this book, which is somewhat equally divided between a text written in the 19th century by a German historian and translated for a contemporary audience … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Baronial Reform And Revolution In England 1258-1267

Baronial Reform And Revolution In England 1258-1267, edited by Adrian Jobson For reasons that are either too obscure or too personal to wish to explain in detail, I am fascinated by the problems of legitimacy that governments have faced throughout … Continue reading

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Book Review: Man Made The Land

Man Made The Land:  Essays In English Historical Geography, edited by Alan R.H. Baker and J.B. Harley There is a great deal of tension between the risible claim of the title of this book in all of its hubris and … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Crècy 1346: A Tourists’ Guide

Crècy 1346:  A Tourists’ Guide, by Peter Hoskins with Richard Barber Continuing my recent tour of the first part of the Hundred Year’s War [1], this book aims to help those English language tourists traveling to France to see one … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Crecy War

The Crecy War:  A Military History of the Hundred Years’ War From 1337 to the Peace of Bretigny in 1360, by Lt. Col Alfred H. Burne Having recently read and reviewed [1] a book that dealt with the same period … Continue reading

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