De Re Militari is pleased to present reviews and notices of recent work on medieval military history, whether new books, journal articles, or scholarly appearances in media.
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- Ϸhorsteinn Helgason, The Corsairs’ Longest Voyage: The Turkish Raid in Iceland 1627, translated by Anna Yates and Jóna Ann Pétursdóttir (Simon Egan) February 15, 2019
- Nicholas Savy, Bertrucat d’Albret, ou le destin d’un captaine gascon du roi d’Angleterre pendant la guerre de Cent Ans (Brian Ditcham) February 12, 2019
- Anthony Musson and Nigel Ramsay (eds), Courts of Chivalry and Admiralty in Late Medieval Europe (Brian Ditcham) January 7, 2019
- Joanna Bellis and Laura Slater (eds.), Representing War and Violence, 1250-1600 (Million) January 4, 2019
- Michael Lower, The Tunis Crusade of 1270: A Mediterranean History (Phillips) November 30, 2018
- Michael S Fulton, Artillery in the age of the Crusades: Siege warfare and the development of trebuchet technology (Purton) November 12, 2018
- Savy, La Ville Fortifiée de la Guerre de Cent Ans (v. 1345-v. 1395): Armement et Tactique. (Ditcham) October 31, 2018
- Georgios Theotokis and Aysel Yıldız (eds.) A Military History of the Mediterranean Sea: Aspects of War, Diplomacy, and Military Elites (Fissel) September 22, 2018
- Acre and its Falls: Studies in the History of a Crusader City, edited by John France (Brian Ditcham) September 20, 2018
- Luigi Russo, I crociati in Terrasanta. Una nuova storia (1095-1291) (Petrizzo) September 5, 2018
- Alexander Sarantis, Justinian’s Balkan Wars: Campaigning, Diplomacy and Development in Illyricum, Thrace and the Northern World A.D. 527-565 (McMahon) August 21, 2018
- Tobias Capwell, Armour of the English Knight 1400–1450 (Mondschein) August 20, 2018
- Military Communities in Late Medieval England: Essays in Honour of Andrew Ayton, eds. Gary P. Baker, Craig L. Lambert, and David Simpkin (Brian Ditcham) August 1, 2018
- Linda Paterson (in collaboration with Luca Barbieri, Ruth Harvey and Anna Radaelli and with an appendix by Marjolaine Raguin), Singing the Crusades: French and Occitan Lyric Responses to the Crusading Movements, 1137-1336 (Brian Ditcham) June 21, 2018
- Between Sword and Prayer: Warfare and Medieval Clergy in Cultural Perspective, eds. Radosław Kotecki, Jacek Maciejewski, and John S. Ott (Hubbart) May 11, 2018
- Danielle E.A. Park, Papal Protection and the Crusader: Flanders, Champagne, and the Kingdom of France. 1095-1222 (Brian Ditcham) April 19, 2018
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|Late Medieval/Renaissance||Italy, Spain, & The Mediterranean|
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|Full list of pre-2012 reviews: Alphabetical by Author
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DRM Books Available for Review
Links here are to the publisher’s website for the book, if available.
- Pietro Monte’s Collectanea: The Arms, Armour and Fighting Techniques of a Fifteenth-Century Soldier, tr. Jeffrey L. Forgeng (Boydell & Brewer, 2018), 333 pp.
- Marc Hyden, Gaius Marius: Rise and Fall of Rome’s Savior (Pen & Sword Books, 2017), 331 pp.
- Elizabeth Lapina and Nicholas Morton (eds.), The Uses of the Bible in Crusader Sources (Brill, 2017), 480 pp. (Available to the reviewer as PDF or Kindle edition)
- Kirill Rivkin and Brian Isaac, A Study of the Eastern Sword (Yamna Publishing, 2017), 360 pp.
- Peter Purton, The Medieval Military Engineer: From the Roman Empire to the Sixteenth Century (Boydell & Brewer, 2018), 365 pp.
- Nicholas Savy, Bertrucat d’Albret: ou le destin d’un capitaine gascon du roi d’Angleterre pendant le guerre de Cent Ans (Archeodrom, 2017), 478 pp. [French]
- Timothy May, The Mongol Art of War (Pen & Sword, 2007; republished 2016), 214 pp.
- Lindsey Powell, Germanicus (Pen & Sword, 2016), 374 pp.
- Susan Curran, The English Friend, illustrated by Susan Curran and Mike Dixon (Lasse Press, 2007), 304pp. (Available to the reviewer as PDF or Kindle edition.)
- Mollie M. Madden, The Black Prince and the Grand Chevauchée of 1355 (The Boydell Press, 2018), 262 pp.
- Georgios Chatzelis, Byzantine Military Manuals as Literary Works and Practical Handbooks (Routledge, 2019), 202 pp.