Medieval Warfare Book Reviews
If you have any suggestions for books to review, or wish to review
one yourself, please contact our book reviews editor, Steven Walton
at Penn State, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The book reviews editor would like to express thanks to Penn State's STS
Program for onging support for the review process.
Although the books were distributed to the reviewers as noted below, the reviews
below were never forthcoming:
| Andy King
Bernard S. Bachrach (x2)
Stephen McCauley (x2)
J. Patrick Hughes
L. J. Andrew Villalon
Brian R. Price
Matthew Bennett (x2)
Peter Konicezny (x2)
- Keith Durham, Strongholds of
the Border Reivers: Fortifications of the Anglo-Scottish Border 1296-1603
(Osprey, 2008), 64pp. -- to be reviewed by Steven A. Walton.
- Peter Coss and Christopher Tyerman (eds.), Soldiers,
Nobles and Gentlemen: Essays in Honour of Maurice Keen (Boydell, 2009),
408pp. -- to be reviewed by David Trim.
- Peter Marren, Battles
Of The Dark Ages (Pen & Sword, 2009), 224pp. -- to be reviewed
by Rob Howell.
- David Childs, Tudor
Sea Power: The Foundation Of Greatness (Seaforth Publishing, 2010),
225pp. -- to be reviewed by Peter Sposato.
- Peter Purton, A
History of the Early Medieval Siege, c.450-1250 (Boydell, 2010), xxviii+505pp.
-- to be reviewed by Val Eads.
- Zsolt Hunyadi, The
Hospitallers in the Medieval Kingdom of Hungary c.1150-1387 (Budapest,
2010), 354pp. -- to be reviewed by Jon Porter.
- Stephen Cooper, The
Real Falstaff: Sir John Fastolf and the Hundred Years War (Pen
& Sword, 2010), 210pp. -- to be reviewed by Scott Manning.
- Stephen Turnbull, Crusader
Castles of the Teutonic Knights (2), Fortress 19
(Osprey, 2004), 64pp. -- to be reviewed by DRM member
- Jonathan Cooper, Scottish
Renaissance Armies 1513-1550, illus. by Graham Turner, Elite
167 (Osprey, 2008), 64pp. -- to be reviewed by DRM member
- Brenda J. Buchanan (ed.), Gunpowder,
Explosives, and the State: A Technological History (Ashgate,
2006), xxiii+425pp. -- to be reviewed by Brian R.Price
- David Nicolle, Knights
of Jerusalem: The Crusading Order of Hospitallers 1100-1565 (Osprey,
2008) 223pp. -- to be reviewed by Zsolt Hunyadi.
- Konstantin S. Nossov, Medieval
Russian Fortresses AD862-1480, Fortress
61 (Osprey, 2007), 64pp. -- to be reviewed by Stephen McCauley.
- John D. Hosler, Henry
II: A Medieval Soldier at War, 1147-1189 (Ashgate
2007), 275pp. - to be reviewed by Emir Filipovic.
- John France and Kelly DeVries (eds.), Warfare
in the Dark Ages, International Library of Essays
on Military History (Ashgate 2008), 510pp. -- to be reviewed
- Sergio Boffa, Warfare in Medieval Brabant (Boydell,
2004), 289pp. -- to be reviewed by Craig Taylor
- H.J. Hewitt, The Black Prince's Expedition (1958;
Barnsley: Pen & Sword, 2004), ix+226pp. -- to be reviewed by Andy King
- Zsolt Hunyadi and József Laszlovszky (eds.),
The Crusades and the Military Orders: Expanding the Frontiers
of Medieval Christianity, Central European University Medievalia
(Budapest, 2001), 606 pp. [predominantly English with a few
German, French and Hungarian essays] - to be reviewed by Mark Vaughn.
- Leslie A. Sconduto (ed. and trans.), Guillaume
de Palerne: An English Translation of the 12th Century French Verse
Romance (McFarland, 2004), 266pp. -- to be reviewed by
- Bernard S. Bachrach, Warfare
and Military Organization in Pre-Crusade Europe, Variorum
Collected Studies (Ashgate, 2002), 334pp. - to be reviewed
by J. Patrick Hughes.
- Kelly DeVries, A
Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology,
Update 2004 (Brill, 2004), CD-Rom -- to be reviewed by Paul
- Jeff Janoda, Saga: a Novel of Medieval Iceland (Academy
Chicago Press, 2005), 353pp. -- Reviewed by Ed Cox.
- Helen Nicholson and David Nicolle, God's
Warriors: Crusaders, Saracens and the Battle for Jerusalem (Osprey
2005), 224pp. -- to be reviewed by Peter Koniensky.
- Cyril Mazansky, British
Basket-Hilted Swords: a typology of basket-type sword hilts (Boydell
and the Royal Armouries, 2005), xi+292pp. -- to be reviewed
by Fred Clume
- Gilbert of Mons, Chronicle
of Hainaut, trans. Laura Napran (Boydell, 2005),
xxxviii+221 pp. -- to be reviewed by Stephen Morillo.
- Alice-Mary Talbot and Denis F. Sullivan (eds. and trans.), The History
of Leo the Deacon: Byzantine Military Expansion in the Tenth Century (Dumbarton
Oaks, 2005), 229pp. -- to be reviewed by Bernie Bachrach.
- Clifford J. Rogers and Kelly DeVries (eds.), Journal
of Medieval Miliary History vol. III (2005), 183pp.
-- to be reviewed by Charles Bowlus.
- Marianne Ailes & Malcolm Barber (eds.), The
History of the Holy War: Ambroise's Estoire de la Guerre Sainte (Boydell&Brewer,
2004) -- to be reviewed by Kelly DeVries
- Matthew Gordon , The Breaking of a Thousand Swords: a
history of the Turkish Military of Samarra, A.H. 200-275/815-889 C.E., (State
University of New York Press, 2001), 303pp. -- to be reviewed
by Bernard S. Bachrach.
- Jamel Ostwald, Vauban
under Siege: Engineering Efficiency and Martial Vigor in the
War of the Spanish Succession, History of Warfare
41 (Brill, 2006), xiv+394 pp.-- to be reviewed by David Trim.
- Anthony Luttrell and Helen J. Nicholson (eds.), Hospitaller
Women in the Middle Ages (Ashgate,2006), xiv+265pp
-- to be reviewed by Don Kagay.
- Donald J. Kagay, War,
Government, and Society in the Medieval Crown of Aragon (Ashgate,
2007), 344pp -- to be reviewed by David McDaniel.
- Norman Housley (ed.), Knighthoods
of Christ: Essays on the History of the Crusades and the Kinghts
Templar, Presented to Malcolm Barber (Ashgate, 2007),
280pp -- to be reviewed by Peter Konicezny.
- D.J.B. Trim (ed.), The
Chivalric Ethos and the Development of Military Professionalism,
History of Warfare 11 (Brill, 2003), 360 pp. -- to
be reviewed by Matthew Strickland
- Simon Barton and Richard Fletcher (eds.), The
World of El Cid: Chronicles of the Spanish Reconquest, Manchester
Medieval Sources (Manchester University Press,
2001), 304pp. -- to
be reviewed by Steven Isaac.
- Elisabeth van Houts (ed.), The
Normans in Europe Manchester Medieval sources (Manchester
2000) -- to be reviewed by Matthew Bennett
- Marjorie Chibnall, The
Debate on the Norman Conquest,
Issues in Historiography (Manchester University Press,
1999), 176pp. --
to be reviewed by Matthew Bennett
- Thomas F. Madden (ed.), The
Crusades: The Essential Readings (Blackwell,
2002), 352 pp. -- to be reviewed by James Burrett
- Andrew Mackillop
and Steve Murdoch (eds.), Military
Governors and Imperial Frontiers, c.1600-1800:
A Study of Scotland and Empires, History of Warfare 17 (Brill,
to be reviewed by Daniel Mondekar
- Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray
(eds.), The Medieval Hero
on Screen: Representations from Beowulf to Buffy (McFarland,
2004), 268pp. -- to be reviewed by L. J. Andrew Villalon
Fallon, The Christian Soldier: Religious Tracts Published
for Soldiers on Both Sides During and After
the English Civil Wars, 1642-1648 (ACMRS,
2003), xviii+200pp. -- to be reviewed by David Seim.
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