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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.

Letter From MHQ: Summer 2010

William W. Horne | Published: April 26, 2010 at 2:56 pm
Check local newsstands for the Summer 2010 issue of MHQ on May 18th, 2010.

Julian's Gamble in the Desert

Byron J. Nakamura | Published: April 26, 2010 at 2:38 pm
Inspired by Alexander the Great, the Roman emperor Julian set out to conquer Persia with a massive army, a bold plan, and a thirst for glory.

MHQ Summer 2010 Table of Contents

Published: April 26, 2010 at 1:56 pm
The Summer 2010 issue of MHQ features articles about looted art throughout history, the bombing of Guernica, the Battle of Antietam, U.S Navy in the Korean War, the Emperor Julian, and the O'Brien brothers during the American War of Independence.

Holy Terror: The Rise of the Order of Assassins

Jefferson M. Gray | Published: February 24, 2010 at 10:15 am
Early in the second millennium, Hasan-I Sabbah developed a program of carefully targeted political murder that brought security to his Muslim sect, the Order of Assassins, for over a century and a half.

The Roman Empire Loses Its Grip at Adrianople in AD 378

Adrian Goldsworthy | Published: December 02, 2009 at 9:23 pm
The AD 378 Gothic War between the eastern Roman emperor, Valens, and the Tervingi leader, Fritigern, showed the deep flaws in the Roman Empire that would lead to its downfall

MHQ Reader Comments: Casualty Figures from Ancient Historians

Published: August 28, 2009 at 7:01 pm
An MHQ reader reconsiders the credibility of the troop numbers and casualty figures reported by Polybius for the battle of Cannae as presented in Adrian Goldsworthy's article, “Can the Counters Be Counted On?” (Autumn 2008).
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