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Medieval Frontiers and Fortification: The Pale and its Evolution

Medieval Frontiers and Fortification: The Pale and its Evolution Tadhg O’Keeffe Dublin City and County: From Prehistory to Present (1992) Moreover, the English have now a greater advantage than at the Conquest, for then there were not five piles or … Continue reading

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John Cantacuzenus, “History”, The War of Galata (1348)

One of the most important figures in the history of fourteenth century Byzantium was John Cantacuzenus, a military commander under Andronicus III, who then rebelled against the regency government of Anna of Savoy, and himself emperor from 1347 to 1354.  … 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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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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