Author Archives: Steven Walton

Hales — Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour (Walton)

Robert Hales Islamic and Oriental Arms and Armour: A Lifetime’s Passion London: Robert Hales, 2013, 400 pp., £85 [note 1] ISBN 978-0-9926315-0-5 This gorgeous collector’s volume of arms and armour covering most of Asia is a stunning book. It includes numerous … Continue reading

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Venning – Alternative… Anglo-Saxon Age (Webb)

Timothy Venning An Alternative History of Britain: The Anglo-Saxon Age Barnsley, South Yorkshire: Pen & Sword Military, 2013. 224 pp. $39.95. ISBN 978-1-78159-125-3. “Nothing was inevitable.” In this one simple statement, printed on the back cover of Dr. Venning’s latest … Continue reading

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Nicolle — Fall of English France 1449-1453 (Ditcham)

David Nicolle The Fall of English France 1449-1453 Campaign 241 (Oxford, Osprey, 2012).  96pp.   $19.95/£14.95.   ISBN 978-1-84908-616-5. English historiography of the Hundred Years War, at least at the popular level, has tended to lose interest in the conflict after the … Continue reading

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Carey/Allfree/Cairns — Warfare in the Medieval World (Bachrach)

 Brian Todd Carey, Joshua B. Allfree, and John Cairns Warfare in the Medieval World Pen & Sword, Barnsley-U.K., 2006. Pp. viii, 262. 47 Maps and 2 figure. Carey, assistant professor of history and military history in the American Military University … Continue reading

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King & Simpkin — England and Scotland at War (Nakashian)

Andy King and David Simpkin  (eds.) England and Scotland at War, c. 1296-c.1513 History of Warfare 78. Leiden: Brill, 2012.  ISBN. 9789004229822.  $220.00.  409 pp. Volume 78, England and Scotland at War c.1296-1513, of Brill’s History of Warfare series continues … Continue reading

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Trigg — Shame and Honor [TMR]

Stephanie Trigg Shame and Honor: A Vulgar History of the Order of the Garter Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012. Pp. viii, 322. $55.00. ISBN-13: 9780812243918. Reviewed in The Medieval Review: TMR 13.03.21 Since at least Congenial Souls (2002), Stephanie Trigg has demonstrated a serious interest in … Continue reading

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Bom — Women in the Military Orders of the Crusades [TMR]

Myra Miranda Bom Women in the Military Orders of the Crusades The New Middle Ages. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012. Pp. xiv, 230. $85.00. ISBN-13: 9780230114135. Reviewed in The Medieval Review: TMR 13.03.15 The topic of women’s participation in the military orders is one which … Continue reading

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Nicolle — European Medieval Tactics (2) (Fields)

David Nicolle European Medieval Tactics (2): New Infantry, New Weapons 1260-1500 Elite189 (Osprey, 2012) 64pp $18.95 978-1-84908-739-1 David Nicolle’s book European Medieval Tactics (2): New Infantry, New Weapons 1260-1500 is from Osprey Publishing in the United Kingdom.  Some additional illustration … Continue reading

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Turbull, Toyotomi Hideyoshi (Nakashian)

Stephen Turbull Toyotomi Hideyoshi: Leadership, Strategy, Conflict, Command 6 (Osprey 2010) 64pp.  $18.95.  ISBN 9781846039607  Stephen Turnbull contributes an effective and enlightening look at the career of Hideyoshi Toyotomi in the sixth installment of Osprey’s Command series.  The series, with … Continue reading

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Capwell — The Noble Art of the Sword (Mondschein)

Tobias Capwell The Noble Art of the Sword: Fashion and Fencing in Renaissance Europe London: Paul Holberton Publishing, 2012. 264 pp., 150 illustrations. GB£30/US$60. ISBN 978 0 900785 43 6 Wallace Collection curator Tobias Capwell’s gorgeous and well-conceived The Noble … Continue reading

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Potter — Monarchs of the Renaissance (Albright)

Philip J. Potter Monarchs of the Renaissance: The Lives and Reigns of 42 European Kings and Queens Jefferson, South Carolina: McFarland, 2012. 351pp. $40.00. ISBN 0-7864-6806-5. On the back cover of this book, there is a quotation that is belied … Continue reading

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Bysted et al. (eds.) — Jerusalem in the North (Albright)

A. Bysted, K. V. Jensen, C.S. Jensen, J. Lind (eds.) Jerusalem in the North:  Denmark and the Baltic Crusades, 1100-1522 Outremer. Studies in the Crusades and the Latin East 1 (Turnhout, Belg.: Brepols, 2012).  xiv+393pp. ISBN: 978-2-503-52325-5. According to the authors of … Continue reading

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Reid, Battles of the Scottish Lowlands (Manning)

Stuart Reid Battles of the Scottish Lowlands Battlefield Britain series (Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2004). 160 pp. £11.99. ISBN 184415078X. In Battles of the Scottish Lowlands, Stuart Reid offers a sweeping survey of battles and campaigns occurring around Stirling over … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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JMMH vol. 10 (2012)

Journal of Medieval Military History Volume 10 The tenth anniversary of the Journal includes pieces by some of the most distinguished scholars of military history, including an analysis of tenth-century Ottonian warfare on the eastern frontier of the Empire by David and … Continue reading

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JMMH vol. 9 (2011)

Journal of Medieval Military History Volume IX: Soldiers, Weapons and Armies in the Fifteenth Century Guest editors: Anne Curry and Adrian R. Bell The articles in this volume focus on the fifteenth century. Several draw on the substantial archives of the … Continue reading

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JMMH vol. 8 (2010)

Journal of Medieval Military History vol. 8 The journal’s hallmark of a broad chronological, geographic, and thematic coverage of the subject is underlined in this volume. It begins with an examination of the brief but fascinating career of an armed … Continue reading

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JMMH vol. 7 (2009)

Journal of Medieval Military History Volume VII: The Age of the Hundred Years War This seventh volume of the Journal of Medieval Military History has a particular focus on western Europe in the late middle ages, and specifically the Hundred Years War; … Continue reading

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JMMH vol. 6 (2008)

Journal of Medieval Military History, Volume 6 This sixth volume continues the journal’s tradition of providing a wide range of scholarly studies, covering topics as diverse as Carolingian war-horse breeding, late-medieval Spanish methods of war-finance, the interface between military action … Continue reading

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JMMH vol. 5 (2007)

Journal of Medieval Military History, Volume 5 Like the earlier volumes of The Journal of Medieval Military History, this one includes articles covering the full chronological range of the Middle Ages and using a wide variety of approaches-including literary, prosopographical, technological, … Continue reading

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JMMH vol. 4 (2006)

Journal of Medieval Military History, Volume 4 Once again De Re Militari has produced a volume of its annual journal which no student of medieval warfare can afford to ignore. The majority of the contributions deal with issues of broad … Continue reading

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JMMH vol. 3 (2005)

Journal of Medieval Military History, Volume 3 Table of Contents A Lying Legacy? A Preliminary Discussion of Images of Antiquity and Altered Reality in Medieval Military History, by Richard Abels and Stephen R Morillo War and Sanctity: Saints’ Lives as Sources … Continue reading

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JMMH vol. 2 (2004)

Journal of Medieval Military History, Volume 2 Table of Contents The Use of Chronicles in Recreating Medieval Military History , by Kelly DeVries Military Service in the County of Flanders , by J.F. Verbruggen (translated by Kelly DeVries) Prince into Mercenary: Count … Continue reading

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JMMH vol. 1 (2003)

Journal of Medieval Military History, Volume 1 Table of Contents Introduction to the First Volume, by Bernard S. Bachrach The Vegetian ‘Science of Warfare in the Middle Ages, by Clifford J. Rogers Battle Seeking: The Contexts and Limits of Vegetian … Continue reading

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