Tag Archives: Middle Ages

Audiobook Review: Great Courses: War And World History: Part II

Great Courses:  War And World History:  Part II, taught by Professor Jonathan P. Roth Admittedly, and pleasingly, I found the author’s war and society much less irritating than I did at first.  When one is listening to lectures about ancient … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Wars Of The Roses

The Wars Of The Roses:  The Fall Of The Plantagenets And The Rise Of The Tudors, by Dan Jones As someone who has a great degree of interest in the Plantagenet dynasty and its various problems as well as the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Templars

The Templars:  The Rise And Spectacular Fall Of God’s Holy Warriors, by Dan Jones As someone who has read several of the author’s books, I was pleased that he explored one of the more striking aspects of history that occurs … Continue reading

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Book Review: Magna Carta: The Birth Of Liberty

Magna Carta:  The Birth Of Liberty, by Dan Jones While this book may not be the only book about the subject one would want to read, it certainly demonstrates that historian Dan Jones has been able to profitably expand upon … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Dawn Of The Middle Ages

The Dawn Of The Middle Ages, by Michael Grant By and large, I have become familiar with Michael Grant through his writings relating to ancient and early medieval history [1], especially as they relate to art and culture, and for … Continue reading

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Book Review: Medieval Siege & Siegecraft

Medieval Siege & Siegecraft, by Geoffrey Hindley As someone who is deeply interested in fortifications and siege warfare [1], it is little surprise that I would find a book about medieval sieges to be interesting and worthwhile.  And so it … Continue reading

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Book Review: Castles: Their Construction And History

Castles:  Their Construction And History, by Sidney Toy When I was a child, I developed a strong interest in castles, likely through the literature I read and loved.  Surprisingly, though I read a great deal about medieval military history and … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: The Mongol Conquests

The Mongol Conquests:  The Military Operations Of Genghis Khan and Sube’etei, by Carl Fredrik Sverdrup Although this is likely to be the last book I request from the De Re Militari for a while since they are moving to limit … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Game Of Thrones And The Medieval Art Of War

Game Of Thrones And The Medieval Art Of War, by Ken Mondschein It ought not to be a surprise that there have been a few notable efforts on the part of military historians to tie the Game of Thrones with … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Terror Of History: Part 1

Great Course:  The Terror Of History:  Mystics, Heretics, And Witches In The Western Tradition:  Part 1, taught by Professor Teofilo F. Ruiz Although I do not consider myself a particularly mystical person, quite the opposite, for a variety of reasons … Continue reading

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