Those Terrible Middle Ages: Debunking the Myths

I wish that I had discovered Those Terrible Middle Ages by Régine Pernoud at the beginning of my graduate school career rather than a few weeks before graduation. Since beginning my studies, I suspected that the average person had a … Continue reading

Women in the Days of the Cathedrals

Régine Pernoud is my favorite medieval historian. She is best known for her writings about Joan of Arc and has received an award from the Académie française for her scholarship. She has worked as a curator for the Museum of … Continue reading

Knights: In History and Legend

Today, I’m taking a break from reviews on scholarly editions to do a review of a book that I bought solely for the pretty pictures. Knights: In History and Legend by Constance Brittain Bouchard has 283 pages of marvelous photographs … Continue reading

Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales

Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales, edited by Stephen Knight and Thomas Ohlgren, is one of my favorite medieval literature volumes. Technically speaking, this isn’t a volume of medieval literature, as most of the stories in it were written after … Continue reading

Le Morte Darthur: Norton Critical Edition

When I began researching Arthurian literature, my first order of business was to find a good copy of Le Morte D’Arthur. I already had a version with modernized spellings, but since I like to get as close to the original … Continue reading