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Battle Weapons of the American Revolution, by George C. Neumann, is the author's exhaustive photo catalogue of nearly every conceivable weapon that could have seen use during the revolution. With a collection of over 2,200 photographs, this book is an amazing resource for those interested in the time period.

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—Updated Mar 5, 2016



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Thomas Asbridge's The Crusades: The War for the Holy Land is an excellent and thorough book for those wanting a detailed overview of the major crusades to the Holy Land.

There are several things to recommend about Asbridge's book. First and foremost is his detailed coverage of the crusading expeditions, and the events in between them. Unlike ...
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—Updated May 26, 2015



Italian Medieval Armies 1000-1300 (Men-at-Arms)
by David Nicolle

As early as the 11th century, Italian warfare was developing along lines which were unique in medieval Europe. This fragmented, cosmopolitan region, increasingly ...

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David Nicolle’s Italian Medieval Armies provides a good overview of the transitional period between 1000-1300. Like the other books in the Osprey Men-at-Arms series, this text covers the important factors for armies and battles, such as troop types, commanders, training and organization, fortification, and other things pertaining to the art of war. Besides ...
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—Updated May 22, 2013



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This book is a fabulous introduction to medieval jewelry. In addition to having many photos of jewelry from the period, the book extensively discusses the history, development and use of jewelry in the period. My main complaint is that artifacts from the 12th century are quite rare; I believe there are only three or four in the entire book, although this ...
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—Updated Oct 25, 2012



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Christian Henry Tobler's book is an anthology of different articles on a variety of weapons and topics. The great value of this book, in my view, is that it provides a complete translation of the Peter von Danzig fechtbuch, from the Rome edition of the manuscript, in English. Arguably, the von Danzig manuscript is the single most important gloss and ...
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—Updated Oct 25, 2012



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England Under the Norman and Angevin Kings, 1075-1225 is, without question, the single best text that I have ever read on the subject of medieval history. Robert Bartlett combines an astonishing breadth and scope into a text that is both readable and scholarly, a difficult feat for any historian to accomplish. The result is an astonishing tour-de-force ...
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—Updated Aug 31, 2011



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Ian Mortimer's new medieval history book features a rather innovative approach to the subject of medieval history. Instead of writing a traditional historical text, Mortimer writes as though the reader is a traveller to the past, and is seeing and experiencing the world of 14th century England. The result is a very lively and readable text; however, if you ...
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—Updated Aug 31, 2011



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The Beginnings of Western Science is the new standard for a survey to natural philosophy and the development of early science from the Classical through to the Medieval period. Simply put, this book is outstanding. It boldly synthesizes the Greek and Roman natural philosophy traditions to the Muslim and Medieval tradition in a way that has rarely been ...
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—Updated Apr 29, 2007



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Magic in Medieval Manuscripts is a brief but decent introduction to magic as it was understood and recorded in the Middle Ages. The book is divided into five different sections. The first looks at the medieval conception of the magician, and examples of literary or semi-historical magicians who would have been known to medieval people. In the second, the ...
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—Updated Mar 13, 2007



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France in the Central Middle Ages is a good introduction to medieval France, but it seems to lack "meat" at times. A book from the Short Oxford History series, this volume comprises the first part of a two-volume examination of France during the Middle Ages. The book is comprised of a number of chapters on various themes, each written by a different ...
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—Updated Sep 2, 2006



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