Multi-volume review of books on medieval warfare


A multi-book essay review by Sean McGlynn has appeared in the European Review of History/Revue europeenne d’histoire 20.1 (2013): 153-159.  For those who have institutional access, you should be able to link to it here.  The books reviewed en masse are

  • Medieval Warfare 1000–1300, ed. John France (Ashgate 2010)
  • Medieval Warfare 1300–1450, ed. Kelly DeVries (Ashgate, 2010)
  • Fourteenth-Century England VI, ed. Chris Given-Wilson (Boydell, 2010)
  • Essays on Medieval Military History: Strategy, Military Revolutions and the Hundred Years War,  ed. Cliff Rogers (Ashgate, 2010)
  • Bloodied Banners: Martial Display on the Medieval Battlefield, by Robert Jones (Boydell, 2010)
  • Alfred’s Wars: Sources and Interpretations of Anglo-Saxon Warfare in the Viking Age, by Ryan Lavelle (Boydell, 2010)

The opening sentence is, “Our understanding of medieval warfare has come a long way since the 1980s,” and indeed, the review shows that as demonstrated by this crop of books from 2010.

We will work to see if we can reprint the review in full here at DRM.


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