Tag Archives: Middle Ages

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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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Early Middle Ages: Part Two

Great Courses:  The Early Middle Ages:  Part Two, by Professor Philip Daileader As someone who finds Charlemagne and the Vikings to be subjects of personal interest [1], there was much in this audiobook to appreciate.  What was covered here was … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Early Middle Ages: Part One

Great Courses:  The Early Middle Ages:  Part One, by Professor Philip Daileader As someone who is particularly fond of the early middle ages despite its obscurity and the lack of historical source material [1], I found this course to be … Continue reading

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Book Review: Remember, Remember (The Fifth Of November)

Remember, Remember (The Fifth Of November):  The History Of Britain In Bite-Sized Chunks, by Judy Parkinson This book is an ambitious and largely successful effort at putting interesting British history into bite-sized chunks of between 250 and 500 words covering … Continue reading

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Book Review: Medieval Warfare Source Book

Medieval Warfare Source Book:  Christian Europe And Its Neighbors, by David Nicolle Most of the time, when Westerners think of the Middle Ages, they think of knights fighting gallantly on horseback.  What this book does, and does well, is place … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: Luther: Gospel, Law, And Reformation: Part 1

Great Courses:  Luther:  Gospel, Law, And Reformation:  Part 1, taught by Professor Phillip Cary As someone with a considerable interest in the Protestant Reformation and as someone who wishes to better understand it in light of the approaching 500 year … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: The Plantagenets

The Plantagenets:  The Warrior Kings And Queens Who Made England, by Dan Jones, read by Clive Chafer It should come as little surprise that as a confirmed Anglophile that I would enjoy reading and writing a fair bit about the … Continue reading

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Non-Book Review: Vikings At War

Vikings At War, by Kim Hjardar & Vegard Vike As a particularly prolific reader for the De Re Militari [1], I have almost single-handedly emptied out the society of its books for review at present.  As someone who is fond … Continue reading

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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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