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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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Jared Kirby (ed.), Italian Rapier Combat: Capo Ferro’s ‘Gran Simalcro’ (Hester)

Jared Kirby (ed.) Italian Rapier Combat: Capo Ferro’s ‘Gran Simalcro’ (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) 192pp.  $65.00 Slowly but surely the works of the great masters of swordplay are being translated into English for the benefit of a much wider readership. We … 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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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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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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