Tag Archives: Middle Ages

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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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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