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Syllabus: Warfare and Medieval Society: The Hundred Years War, (seminar) Kowaleski

HSRU 4305: Seminar: Warfare & Medieval Society: The Hundred Years War Dr M. Kowaleski Fall Term 1998, Fordham University Aims of the Course: This course focuses on the historiography of the Hundred Years War (1337-1453) and the Wars of the … Continue reading

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Syllabus: Medieval Warfare (Kowaleski)

Medieval Warfare Fordham University: Fall 2016 Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski This course examines the social, economic, and political history of warfare from the fall of the Roman Empire to the fifteenth century. Several themes are emphasized: 1) the impact of technological … Continue reading

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Syllabus: War and Society: A New Interdisciplinary Degree (J. France)

War and Society: A New Interdisciplinary Degree for Students of the University of Wales Swansea War is one of the most spectacular of historic events. It is a subject of great fascination because it is seen as bringing about violent … Continue reading

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Syllabus: The Crusades (DeVries)

HS 335:  The Crusades Professor:  Dr. Kelly DeVries Texts: Riley-Smith, Jonathan.  The Crusades: A Short History.  New Haven: Yale University Press, 1987. Allen, S.J. and Emilie Amt.  The Crusades: A Reader.  Peterborough:  Broadview Press, 2003. Gabrieli, Francesco, ed. and trans.  Arab Historians of the Crusade.  Trans. E.J. Costello.  Berkeley and … Continue reading

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Syllabus: The Crusades (Madden)

History 306 — The Crusades Thomas Madden Fall 2002 Required Reading Thomas F. Madden, A Concise History of the Crusades. The Crusades: The Essential Readings, ed., Madden   Supplemental (Optional) Reading Carl Erdmann, Origins of the Idea of the Crusade. James A. Brundage, Medieval … Continue reading

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Syllabus: Medieval Warfare in Fact and Film (Burkholder)

History 396: Medieval Warfare in Fact & Film, Winter Term 2004 Professor: Pete Burkholder Hollywood abounds in ostensibly “historical” films. Warfare is a perennial favorite theme, with the Middle Ages featuring prominently among the public’s fare of choice. Some of … Continue reading

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Lambert — Shipping the Medieval Military

Craig Lambert Shipping the Medieval Military Boydell Press, 2011. 256 pp. $90.00 USD. ISBN 978-1843836544. A perusal of the Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology, its updates, the International Medieval Bibliography and other military history bibliographies will demonstrate … Continue reading

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Allmand — The De Re Militari of Vegetius [H-Net review]

An H-Net review from H-Soz-u-Kult, in German, has just been posted: Christopher Allmand. The De Re Militari of Vegetius: The Reception, Transmission and Legacy of a Roman Text in the Middle Ages. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011. 450 S. ISBN 978-1-107-00027-8. — reviewed … Continue reading

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George Akropolites, Warfare in 13th century Byzantium

The History of George Akropolites is one of main sources for the Byzantine world in the 13th century.  George Akropolites (c.1217-1282) was an important civil servant of the Byzantine emperors of Nicaea, and was involved in many of the important political … Continue reading

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Nicolle — Cross & Crescent in the Balkans (Goodrich)

David Nicolle Cross & Crescent in the Balkans: The Ottoman Conquest of Southeastern Europe Barnsley, UK: Pen & Sword Military, 2010. 256 pp. ISBN: 9781844159543 Dr. David Nicolle is perhaps best known as the prolific author of many of the … Continue reading

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Tondro — Superheroes of the Round Table (Cueva)

Jason Tondro Superheroes of the Round Table: Comics Connections to Medieval and Renaissance Literature Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2011. 248 pp. 68 ill. $40.00. ISBN 978-0-7864-6068-7. There is no doubt that Jason Tondro’s Superheroes of the Round Table: … Continue reading

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TMR 12.06.10 Bagge, et al., Feudalism (Brown)

Sverre Bagge, Michael H. Gelting, and Thomas Lindkvist (eds.) Feudalism: New Landscapes of Debate. The Medieval Countryside 5. Turnhout: Brepols, 2011. Pp. 232. 80 Euros. ISBN: 978-2-503-53158- 8. Reviewed by Elizabeth A. R. Brown The City University of New York, Emerita (earbrown160@aol.com) Available … Continue reading

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Purton — History of the Early Medieval Siege c.450-1220 (Eads)

Peter Purton A History of the Early Medieval Siege c.450-1220. Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2009. Pp. xxvii+505.  ISBN 978-1-84383-448-9. As the date range in the title implies, this book is only half of the author’s history of medieval siege warfare.  … Continue reading

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Means, Motive, Opportunity: Medieval Women and the Recourse to Arms

Why did medieval women go to war? The usual explanation is that such actions take place in crisis situations when the absence of male authority creates a power vacuum and class temporarily trumps gender–the lady defending the castle while her husband is away on crusade motif. Continue reading

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DRM @ Leeds 2013

Dear DRM members and medieval military historians of all stripes, The deadline for sessions for Leeds Medieval Congress (1-4 July 2013) is 30 September.  We welcome any paper proposals on any military topics from 500-1650.  Please send your personal information, … Continue reading

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Kyriakidis — Warfare in Late Byzantium, 1204-1453 (May)

Savvas Kyriakidis Warfare in Late Byzantium, 1204-1453 History of Warfare, vol. 67. Leiden: Brill, 2011.  254 pp.  $144.  ISSN: 1385-7827 The capture and sacking of Constantinople in 1204 by the Fourth Crusade, the Byzantine Empire split and went into a … Continue reading

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TMR 12.06.08 Dass, The Deeds of the Franks (Throop)

Nirmal Dass (ed. and trans.), The Deeds of the Franks and other Jerusalem-bound Pilgrims: The Earliest Chronicle of the First Crusades. Lanham, MD:  The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group, 2011. Pp. 154 pages. $24.95. ISBN-13: 9781442204980.  Reviewed by Susanna A. Throop, Ursinus College <sthroop@ursinus.edu> Available at The … Continue reading

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Curry and Bell (eds.) — Journal of Medieval Military History 9 (Mondschein)

Anne Curry and Adrian R. Bell (eds.) Journal of Medieval Military History IX: Soldiers, Weapons and Armies in the Fifteenth Century Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer. xiii+199 pp. £60.00/$99 ISBN 1843836688 The fifteenth century is a critical period not only for … Continue reading

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Fallows — Jousting in Medieval and Renaissance Iberia (Muhlberger)

Noel Fallows Jousting in Medieval and Renaissance Iberia Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2011, 574pp. US$99. ISBN 978 1 84383 594 3 This substantial study might almost be called “The Encyclopedia of Iberian Jousting.”  It brings together a wide variety of … Continue reading

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TMR 12.06.05 Rubenstein, Armies of Heaven (France)

Rubenstein, Jay. Armies of Heaven: The First Crusade and the Quest for the Apocalypse. New York: Basic Books, 2011. Pp. xiv, 402. $29.99. ISBN-13: 978-0-465-01929-8.  Reviewed by John France, United States Military Academy, West Point <John.France@usma.edu> Available at The Medieval Review 12.06.05

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TMR 12.04.25, Mondschein, The Knightly Art of Battle (Curry)

Mondschein, Ken. The Knightly Art of Battle. Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011. Pp. 128. . . $14.95. ISBN 978-1-60606-076-6. Reviewed by: Anne Curry, University of Southampton <A.E.Curry@soton.ac.uk> Available at The Medieval Review TMR 12.04.25 See Also TMR 12.06.01 Response to 12.04.25, Mondschein, … Continue reading

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TMR 12.06.04 Korössy, Zríni, The Siege of Sziget (Berend)

Korössy, László, trans. Zrínyi, Miklós. The Siege of Sziget, with an introduction by George Gömöri. Washington, DC: The Catholic University of America Press, 2011. Pp. xxv, 267. $24.95. ISBN-13: 978-0-8132-1861-8.  Reviewed by Nora Berend, University of Cambridge <nb213@cam.ac.uk> Available at The Medieval Review TMR … Continue reading

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New facsimile of Royal Armouries I.33 for the Jubilee!

Those of you who attended the Kalamazoo Conference no doubt were drooling over the leaflet in the registration packet advertising the facsimiles of Royal Armories MS I.33 fight book.  They are producing only 750 copies of this, in three different … Continue reading

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Mondschein — The Knightly Art of Battle (Hester)

Ken Mondschein The Knightly Art of Battle Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum, 2011. 128pp. $14.95. ISBN 9781606060766. Fiore dei Liberi’s Fior di Battaglia (‘The Flower of Battle’) remains one of the most important texts for fight scholars today. The teachings … Continue reading

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Bell, et al., The Soldier Experience in the Fourteenth Century (Boydell & Brewer, 2011) — Ditcham

Adrian R Bell, Anne Curry, Adam Chapman, Andy King, and David Simpkin (eds)  The Soldier Experience in the Fourteenth Century  Warfare in History 36 (Woodbridge: Boydell and Brewer, 2011).  232pp.   $90/£50.  ISBN 9781843836742. A common criticism of multi-authored publications of … Continue reading

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TMR 12.04.07 Bell et al., The Soldier Experience (Muhlberger)

Bell, Adrian R., Anne Curry, Adam Chapman, Andy King, and David Simpkin, eds., The Soldier Experience in the Fourteenth Century, Warfare in History. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 2011. Pp. 232. $90. ISBN: 978-1-84383-674-2. Reviewed by Steven Muhlberger, Nipissing Universitiy, steve.muhlberger@gmail.com Available at The Medieval Review TMR … Continue reading

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TMR 12.02.22 Aurell, Le chevalier lettré (Livingstone)

Aurell, Martin. Le chevalier lettré: Savior et conduite de l’aristocratie aux XIIe et XIIIe siècles. Fayard: Paris, 2011. Pp. 540. EUR 26. ISBN: 978-2-213-66233-6. Reviewed by Amy Livingstone, Wittenberg University, alivingstone@wittenberg.edu Available at The Medieval Review TMR 12.02.22

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TMR 12.03.20 Dey, The Aurelian Wall (Kalas)

Dey, Hendrik W. The Aurelian Wall and the Refashioning of Imperial Rome AD 271-855. Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. 376. $110. ISBN: 978-0-52176-365-3. Reviewed by Gregor A. Kalas, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, gkalas@utk.edu Avaialble at The Medieval Review TMR 12.03.20  

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Newman, Travel and Trade in the Middle Ages (McFarland, 2011) — Hassanali

Paul B Newman Travel and Trade in the Middle Ages Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011, 249 pp. ISBN 978-0786445356, $39.95 This work almost reads like part two of Newman’s “Daily Life in the Middle Ages.”  This one takes a closer look at … Continue reading

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Kzoo 2012

De Re Militari Sessions at the 47th International Congress on Medieval Studies, held at Kalamazoo Michigan, 10-13 May 2012: Thursday 1:30 p.m.: Session 96, Bernhard Brown & Gold Room The Eight Hundredth Anniversary of the Battle of Las Navas de … Continue reading

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Zhao, Marriage as Political Strategy and Cultural Expression (PhD, 2001)

Marriage as Political Strategy and Cultural Expression: Mongolian Royal Marriages from World Empire to Yuan Dynasty by George Qingzhi Zhao Ph.D., East Asian Studies, University of Toronto, 2001 ABSTRACT This dissertation is a study of the Mongolian royal marriages from the World Empire (1206-1 … Continue reading

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Walton, The Art of Gunnery in Renaissance England (PhD, 1999)

Steven Ashton Walton The Art of Gunnery in Renaissance England Ph.D., IHPST, University of Toronto, 1999 Abstract Previous histories of artillery have concentrated on the guns themselves and their use in military actions, whereas this dissertation attempts to understand those guns as … Continue reading

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Earenfight, Queenship, Politics, and Government in the Medieval Crown of Aragon (PhD, 1997)

Earenfight, Queenship, Politics, and Government in the Medieval Crown of Aragon: the lieutenancy of Maria of Castile, 1420-23 and 1432-53 by Theresa M. Earenfight Ph.D., History, Fordham UNiversity, 1997 Opening to Ch. 1 CHAPTER 1 — ALTER NOS: THE PARADOX OF MARIA OF … Continue reading

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Todesca, Coinage and Monetary Policy in Leon-Castile to 1230 (Ph.D, 1996)

What Touches All: Coinage and Monetary Policy in Leon-Castile to 1230 by James J. Todesca Ph.D, History, Fordham University, 1996 Opening of Introduction This present study is concerned broadly with the growth of a monetary economy in the kingdom of León-castile. More … Continue reading

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Adair, Countess Clemence and Her Role in the Comital Family and in Flanders (PhD, 1993)

“Ego et uxor mea… :” Countess Clemence and Her Role in the Comital Family and in Flanders (1092–1133) by Penelope Ann Adair Ph.D., History, University of California – Santa Barbara, 1993 ABSTRACT In an evaluation of Flemish countesses the eleventh and twelfth centuries, Clemence … Continue reading

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Schearing, Models, Monarchs and Misconceptions (PhD)

Linda Sue Schearing Models, Monarchs and Misconceptions: Athaliah and Joash of Judah Ph.D., Emory University, 1992 ABSTRACT Jehu’s coup signaled the end of the Omride era and the beginning of a hundred year period of dynestic stability in the North . Jehu’s coup also had repercus … Continue reading

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