Author Archives: Craig Nakashian

Martin Aurell, The Lettered Knight: Knowledge and Aristocratic Behaviour in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries, tr. Jean-Charles Khalifa and Jeremy Price (Million)

Martin Aurell The Lettered Knight: Knowledge and Aristocratic Behaviour in the Twelfth and Thirteenth Centuries (Central European University Press, 2017) 468 pp. $70 In the past two decades, scholars of chivalry have placed the study of imaginative literature (e.g., romances, … Continue reading

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Prowess, Piety, and Public Order in Medieval Society: Studies in Honor of Richard W. Kaeuper, eds. Nakashian and Franke (Muhlberger)

Craig M Nakashian and Daniel P Franke (eds.) Prowess, Piety, and Public Order in Medieval Society: Studies in Honor of Richard W. Kaeuper (Brill, 2017) 436 pp. $114.00/€99,00 This festschrift celebrating the scholarly and professional career of Richard Kaeuper of the … Continue reading

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The Fifth Crusade in Context The Crusading Movement in the Early Thirteenth Century, eds. Mylod, Perry, Smith, and Vandeburie (Phillips)

E.J. Mylod, Guy Perry, Thomas W. Smith, Jan Vandeburie (eds.) The Fifth Crusade in Context The Crusading Movement in the Early Thirteenth Century (Routledge, 2017) 240 pp. $149.95/£110. 2017 marks the 800th anniversary of the year that the first contingents of … Continue reading

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Steven Muhlberger, Charny’s Men-at-Arms: Questions Concerning The Joust, Tournaments and War (Hass)

Steven Muhlberger Charny’s Men-at-Arms: Questions Concerning The Joust, Tournaments and War (Freelance, 2014) 111 pp. $25.00 Written around 1350, Geoffrey de Charny’s Questions Concerning the Joust, Tournaments and War (Les demandes pour la joute, les tournois et la guerre) consists of … Continue reading

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Guilhem Pépin, Françoise Lainé and Frédéric Boutoulle (eds), Routiers et Mercenaires Pendant la Guerre de Cent Ans; Hommage à Jonathan Sumption (Ditcham)

Guilhem Pépin, Françoise Lainé and Frédéric Boutoulle (eds), Routiers et Mercenaires Pendant la Guerre de Cent Ans; Hommage à Jonathan Sumption (Ausonius, Bordeaux, 2016) 357 pp. €25.00 The Anglophone historiography of the Hundred Years War once focused primarily on the great … Continue reading

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Guillaume de Machaut, The Capture of Alexandria, trans. Janet Shirley, introduction and notes by Peter Edbury (Rogers)

Janet Shirley (tr.) Guillaume de Marchaut, The Capture of Alexandia (Ashgate, 2001) 254pp.  £79.00 The Capture of Alexandria comprises a blank verse translation of Guillaume de Machaut’s La prise d’Alexandre by Janet Shirley, an informative historical introduction and notes by the … Continue reading

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