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Game Review: Crusader Kings II, by Paradox Interactive

HistoryNet Staff | Published: May 03, 2012 at 12:46 pm
Crusader Kings II, by Paradox Interactive, puts you in control of a medieval Christian dynasty between 1066 and 1453, challenging you to defend your borders, fill your coffers and consolidate power.

Book Review: Lost Legion Rediscovered, by Donald O'Reilly

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 01, 2012 at 8:28 pm
In Lost Legion Rediscovered author Donald O'Reilly considers the facts behind the legend of Rome's mythic Theban Legend.

Fighting Words: Of Moats and the Middle Ages

Christine Ammer | Published: February 10, 2012 at 12:45 pm
MHQ lexicographer Christine Ammer highlights terms coined during the Middle Ages

Interview with Archaeologist Charles Stanish

Published: January 06, 2012 at 10:08 pm
Charles Stanish, UCLA archaeologist and professor of anthropology, discusses war and formation of the earliest states.

Book Review: Rome and the Sword, by Simon James

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 08, 2011 at 6:18 pm
Simon James looks at Roman history from the perspective of the common soldiers, provincial residents and conquered peoples.

Daisho: Mystical Blades of the Japanese Samurai

Jon Guttman | Published: November 04, 2011 at 5:39 pm
A samurai's daisho comprised the long katana fighting sword and the shorter wakizashi for close combat or, if need be, ritual suicide.

Book Review: Dividing the Spoils, by Robin Waterfield

HistoryNet Staff | Published: September 09, 2011 at 11:41 am
Robin Waterfield chronicles the wars between Alexander's successors for control of his empire.

The Genius of El Cid

Ronald R. Gilliam | Published: August 03, 2011 at 10:40 am
How the Spanish superhero broke out of Valencia, crushed a Muslim army, and inspired Christian crusaders.

Game Review: History: Great Battles Medieval, by Matrix Games

HistoryNet Staff | Published: July 08, 2011 at 6:14 pm
Developed in conjunction with the History Channel, Great Battles Medieval covers the Hundred Years' War from the English and French perspectives.

Longbow: A Medieval Take on Long-Range Artillery

Jon Guttman | Published: July 08, 2011 at 3:41 pm
The English (or Welsh) longbow introduced long-range artillery to the battlefield, forever changing the nature of warfare.

Marathon: Attack on the Run

Jim Lacey | Published: March 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm
Persia’s mighty army proved no match for the fired-up Athenian veterans in their epic close-quarters 490 BC battle

Book Review: The Real Falstaff, by Stephen Cooper

HistoryNet Staff | Published: March 07, 2011 at 1:01 pm
In The Real Falstaff, author Stephen Cooper reveals the mischaracterized real-life man behind the Shakespearean myth.

The War List: Five Battles That Shaped Modern Europe

Geoffrey Parker | Published: February 08, 2011 at 6:41 pm
A renowned historian looks at the greatest conflicts from ancient times to World War II.

Book Review: Ghosts of Cannae, by Robert L. O'Connell

HistoryNet Staff | Published: November 05, 2010 at 3:25 pm
Robert L. O'Connell's book Ghosts of Cannae looks at Carthaginian General Hannibal's decisive yet ultimately hollow victory against Rome at Cannae in 216 BC.

Roman Gladius and Scutum: Carving out an Empire

Jon Guttman | Published: August 13, 2010 at 1:48 pm
The Roman gladius (sword) and scutum (shield) enabled the legions to conquer the known world.

The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic

Byron J. Nakamura | Published: August 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm
"The Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic" By Robert L. O’Connell. The life-and-death struggle between Rome and Carthage during the Second Punic War of the third century BC proved a watershed for both civilizations.
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