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Recent Content

Author: 
Dennis Showalter, William J. Astore
Reviewer: 
Jamel Ostwald

Ostwald on Showalter and Astore, 'Soldiers' Lives through History: The Early Modern World'

Dennis Showalter, William J. Astore. Soldiers' Lives through History: The Early Modern World. Soldiers' Lives through History Series. Portsmouth: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007. 320 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-313-33312-5.

Reviewed by Jamel Ostwald (Eastern Connecticut State University) Published on H-HRE (June, 2009) Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Author: 
Sandy Bardsley
Reviewer: 
Constance H. Berman

Berman on Bardsley, 'Women's Roles in the Middle Ages'

Sandy Bardsley. Women's Roles in the Middle Ages. Portsmouth: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007. 264 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-313-33635-5.

Reviewed by Constance H. Berman (History Department, University of Iowa) Published on H-HRE (June, 2009) Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Building on What Jo Ann McNamara Started

Author: 
Konrad Eisenbichler, Nicholas Terpstra, eds
Reviewer: 
Julie Tanaka

Tanaka on Eisenbichler and Terpstra, 'The Renaissance in the Streets, Schools, and Studies: Essays in Honour of Paul F. Grendler'

Konrad Eisenbichler, Nicholas Terpstra, eds. The Renaissance in the Streets, Schools, and Studies: Essays in Honour of Paul F. Grendler. Essays and Studies Series. Toronto: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 2008. Illustrations. 378 pp. $37.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7727-2042-9.

Reviewed by Julie Tanaka (History Department, University of Puget Sound) Published on H-HRE (May, 2009) Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Author: 
Robin Briggs
Reviewer: 
William Monter

Monter on Briggs, 'The Witches of Lorraine'

Robin Briggs. The Witches of Lorraine. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007. xii + 404 pp. $150.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-822582-9.

Reviewed by William Monter (Northwestern University (Emeritus)) Published on H-HRE (May, 2009) Commissioned by Tryntje Helfferich

Returning to the Scene of the Crime

Author: 
John France, ed
Reviewer: 
William Urban

Urban on France, 'Mercenaries and Paid Men: The Mercenary Identity in the Middle Ages.'

John France, ed. Mercenaries and Paid Men: The Mercenary Identity in the Middle Ages. Leiden: Brill, 2008. 415 pp. $145.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-90-04-16447-5.

Reviewed by William Urban (Department of History, Monmouth College) Published on H-HRE (May, 2009) Commissioned by Amy R. Caldwell

Defining a Medieval Mercenary

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