Coming Soon to Medieval Warfare magazine
We wanted to give you an update on what issues we are working on here at Medieval Warfare magazine. Our original plan was to have the next issue focus on the Battle of Neville's Cross, but do to unforeseen circumstances we've had to push that back to next year. Instead, our next issue is going to take a look at Cyprus and the Crusades. Nicholas Coureas and Helena P. Schrader will be our featured authors for this theme, and both of their articles will be very interesting!
The final issue of 2019 is going to be about medieval Iceland. It is not a land known for large-scale warfare, but in the mid-thirteenth-century the island fell into a civil war with three major battles. The Sturlunga Age is a period of Icelandic history that gets overlooked, but it is a very dramatic time that would leave massive changes to its society and governance. We really hope it is going to be one of the best we have published.
For 2020 we are going to be starting off by looking at King Arthur's wars - the literary ones. From Geoffrey of Monmouth to Thomas Malory, you can find some great stories of Arthur, Lancelot, Gawain, and the the other Knights of the Round Table. This includes a lot of descriptions of battles and warfare, and we want to take a look at these and how this literary world impacted the real world.
Issue 2 of 2020, we are taking you to the early ninth century, when the Abbasid Caliphate would be shaken to its core by a civil war. The Abbasids had emerged only a few decades before, but with the creation of Baghdad it became one of the key centres of the early medieval world. Then, at its high point, a conflict with emerge between two brothers for the throne. We will tell you that story.
Issue 3 will have our theme on the Battle of Neville's Cross, a key fight between Scotland and England in the fourteenth century. With the rest of the issues for 2020, one of them will be about the Siege of Acre during the Third Crusade, with John Hosler revisiting the topic. We're looking at other few ideas for themes in 2020, and we would love to get your suggestions. Would you be interested in an issue that features Japan? What about the Ottoman Empire? Also, would you want to have an issue that looks at Anglo-Saxon England, or England during the Anarchy? Let us know in the comments.