Books received (April 2016)

Books! You gotta love ‘em. If you’ve been reading our magazine blogs for a while, you know we regularly get stacks of books sent to us by publishers in hopes that their latest (and some older) releases get a review published in one of our magazines. For one reason or another, we’ve amassed a huge stack of books on a variety of medieval matters that are ready to be reviewed.

I mean, just look at all these books:

And here’s a complete list of all the books that we’ve still got available:

  • Andrew Rawson, A Clash of Thrones: The Power-Crazed Medieval Kings, Popes and Emperors of Europe (The History Press, 2015) - gone!
  • Hans Leckuchner, The Art of Swordmanship (translated by Jeffrey L. Forgeng; Boydell Press 2015) - gone!
  • David Santiuste, The Hammer of the Scots: Edward I and the Scottish Wars of Independence (Pen & Sword 2015) - gone!
  • Timothy Venning, An Alternative History of Britain: Normans and Early Plantagenets (Pen & Sword 2014) - gone!
  • John Carr, Fighting Emperors of Byzantium (Pen & Sword 2015) - gone!
  • Kathleen Thompson, Power and Border Lordship in Medieval France: The County of the Perche 1000-1226 (Past & Present 2002) - gone!
  • Robert W. Jones, Bloodied Banners: Martial Display on the Medieval Battlefield (Boydell Press 2010) - gone!
  • Rory Cox, John Wyclif on War and Peace (Boydell Press 2014) - gone!
  • Hans Talhoffer, Medieval Combat: A Fifteenth-Century Manual of Swordfighting and Close-Quarter Combat (transl. Mark Rector; Pen & Sword 2000/2014) - gone!
  • Michael Newth (transl.), Heroines of the French Epic: A Second Selection of Chansons de Geste (D.S. Brewer 2014).
  • Geoff Boxell, If You Go Down in the Woods (self-published novel, 2015).
  • Timothy Dawson, By the Emperor’s Hand: Military Dress and Court Regalia in the Later Roman-Byzantine Empire (Frontline Books 2015) - gone!
  • Christopher Mott, The Formless Empire: A Short History of Diplomacy and Warfare in Central Asia (Westholme 2015) - gone!
  • Martin J. Dougherty, The Wars of the Roses: The Conflict That Inspired Game of Thrones (Amber Books 2015) - gone!
  • Damien Bouet, Les bateaux vikings (Heimdal 2015).
  • Julian Romane, Byzantium Triumphant: The Military History of the Byzantines, 959-1025 (Pen & Sword 2015) - gone!
  • Anthony Adolph, Brutus of Troy and the Quest for the Ancestry of the British (Pen & Sword 2015) - gone!

If you’re interested in reviewing one or more books from the list above, just send an email to me at Be sure to tell me what makes you qualified to review the book: just a brief comment is enough. I’d also like a quick turnaround on reviews, so be prepared to send me your review of the book within two months of reveiving it.

Please note that you don’t get paid for a review, but you do get to keep the book that we send you. Reviews should generally be between ca. 400 and 1200 words in length, with an average of around 650 words (about one page in the magazine), though the length of the review is also dependent on the nature of the book.

Books are sent out on a first-come, first-served basis, so better be quick than sorry!

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