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Book Listings
« on: 2010-10-26, 15:42:48 »
Here is a definitive listing of the books reviewed or mentioned by the Knights of this forum; the format is as follows:

Book title, author, (owner) and Amazon permalink.

1.  A Great and Terrible King, by Marc Morris (Sir Gerard) http://amzn.com/0099481758
2.  A Knight’s Own Book of Chivalry, by Geoffroi de Charny (Sir Edward) http://amzn.com/0812219090
3.  Armour of Imperial Rome, by H Russell Robinson (Sir Wolf) http://amzn.com/0684139561
4.  Arms and Armor of the Crusading Era 1050-1350, by David Nicolle (Sir Wolf) http://amzn.com/1853673471
5.  Azincourt, by Bernard Cornwell (Sir William aka Paladin) http://amzn.com/0061578908
6.  Battle: A Visual Journey through 5000 Years of Combat, by R.G. Grant (Sir William) http://amzn.com/0756655781
7.  Book of Knighthood and Chivalry, by Ramon Lull (Sir Edward) http://amzn.com/1891448420
8.  Chivalry and Violence in Medieval Europe, by Richard W. Kaeuper (Sir Edward) http://amzn.com/0199244588
9.  Chivalry Now, by D. Joseph Jacques (Sir Edward) http://amzn.com/1846942845
10. Chivalry, by Maurice Keen (Sir Edward) http://amzn.com/0300107676
11. Fighting with the German Longsword, by Christian Tobler (Sir Edward) http://amzn.com/1891448455
12. In Service of the Duke, by Christian Tobler (Sir Edward) http://amzn.com/B000OVGW3Y
13. Records of the Medieval Sword, by Ewart Oakeshott (Sir William) http://amzn.com/0851155669
14. Reign of Chivalry, by Richard Barber (Sir Wolf) http://amzn.com/1843831821
15. The Black Douglas aka James the Good, by David Ross (Sir Brian) http://amzn.com/1906307342
16. The Compleat Gentleman, by Brad Miner (Sir Ancelyn) http://amzn.com/098007634X
17. The Complete Romances of Chretien de Troyes, (Sirs Wolf and William) http://amzn.com/0253207878
     - Erec and Enide
     - Cliges
     - The Knight of the Cart (Lancelot)
     - The Knight of the Lion (Yvain)
     - The Story of the Grail (Percival)
18. The Grail Quest Series, by Bernard Cornwell (Sir William)
     - Harlequin aka The Archer’s Tale http://amzn.com/0060935766
     - Vagabond http://amzn.com/0060935782
     - Heretic http://amzn.com/006053284X
19. The Greatest Knight, by Elizabeth Chadwick (Sirs Brian and William) http://amzn.com/1402225180
20. Time Travelers Guide, by Ian Mortimer (Sir Gerard) http://amzn.com/1439112894
21. The Troy Series, by David Gemmell (Sir William)
     - Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow http://amzn.com/0345494571
     - Troy: Shield of Thunder http://amzn.com/0345477022
     - Troy: Fall of Kings http://amzn.com/0345477049
22. William Marshal, by David Crouch (Sir William) http://amzn.com/0582772222
23. Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett (Sir William) http://amzn.com/0451207149
24. World Without End, by Ken Follett (Sir William) http://amzn.com/0451228375
25. The Scarlet Lion, by Elizabeth Chadwick (Sir William) no permalink found
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Re: Book Listings
« Reply #1 on: 2010-10-26, 15:42:55 »
Listings 26 - 50 (the first six comprise the Saxon Chronicles by Bernard Cornwell)

26. The Last Kingdom,
27. The Pale Horseman
28. Lords of the North: A Novel
29. Sword Song
30. The Burning Land
31. Death of Kings: A Novel

More to come; I can't recall how to get the abbreviated url links off Amazon, even tho the first 25 have them.  Go figure.
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Re: Book Listings
« Reply #2 on: 2010-10-26, 15:43:01 »
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« Reply #3 on: 2010-10-26, 15:43:09 »
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« Reply #4 on: 2010-10-26, 15:43:30 »
Reserved for future copy; if it is shown that these other post areas are unnecessary, I'll delete them.
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« Reply #5 on: 2011-08-11, 00:16:21 »
Below is a list of books in my personal Crusades/Military Orders library. I tend to stay away from the ones that have Masonic tints when concerned with the Templars, but a few on this list are still good for historical background information on the Order.

1.   God’s War, A New History of the Crusades; Christopher Tyerman

2.   The Last Templar, The Tragedy of Jacques de Molay: Alain Demurger

3.   The Knights Templar, A New History: Helen Nicholson

4.   Richard the Lionheart; The Mighty Crusader: D. Miller

5.   The Knights Templar in the Golden Age of Spain; Atienza

6.   The Illustrated History of the Knights Templar; Wasserman

7.   The Crusades: M. Paine

8.   God Wills It: Bartlett

9.   Crusades: T. Madden

10.   Knights: J. Heller

11.   Armour and Weapons: Charles Ffoulkes

12.   The Chronicle History of Knights: A Hopkins

13.   God’s Warriors: H. Nicholson

14.   Acre 1291:Osprey Publishing

15.   The 3rd Crusade: Osprey Publishing

16.   Knights Templar: Osprey Publishing

17.   Knights Hospitaller: Osprey Publishing

18.   The 12th Century English Knight: Osprey Publishing

19.   Teutonic Knights: Urban

20.   The Dream And The Tomb: Payne

21.   Knights Templar: S. Howarth

22.   Knights Templar-God’s Warriors, The Devil’s Bankers: Sarello

23.   The Templars: P. Read

24.   Templars and Assassins: Wassermann

25.   The Templars: E. Burman

26.   Warriors of God: J. Reaston

27.   Northern Crusades: Christensan

28.   The Monks of War: D. Seward

29.   The Knight: Barber

30.   Fighting For Christendom: Tyerman

31.   Dungeon, Fire, and Sword, The Knights Templar in the Crusades: Robinson

32.   Albigensian Crusade: Sumption

33.   The Way of The Crusades: Williams

34.   The Knights Templar: S. Martin

35.   Soldiers of The Faith: Finucane

36.   Warfare In The Middle Ages: R. Humble

37.   Medieval Warfare: Koch

38.   Historical Atlas of The Crusades: A. Konstam

39.   The Rise and Fall of The Knights Templar: G. Napier

40.   Armies of the Crusades: Osprey Publishing

41.   Cathar Castles 1209-1300: Osprey Publishing

42.   Knights Templar Encyclopedia: The Essential Guide to the People, Places, Events, and Symbols of the Order of the Temple: K.Ralls

43.   The Rule of the Templars: J.M.Upton-Ward

44.   The Piebald Standard : Edith Simon

45.   The New Concise History of the Crusades: Thomas F. Madden

46.   The Real History of the Templars : Sharan Newman

47.   The Templars, A complete introduction to the Legendary Monk Warriors: Miguel Gomez

48.   The Knights Templar, Discovering the myth and reality of a legendary Brotherhood: Susie Hodge

49.   The Medieval Soldier : Vesey Norman

50.   Fighting for the Faith : D. Niccole

51.   El Cid; The Making of a Legend : M. J. Trow

52.   Warriors of the Lord: The Military Orders of Christendom : Michael J. Walsh

53.   Battles of the Crusades 1097-1444; from Dorylaeum to Varna : Devries, Dickie, Dougherty, Jestice, Jorgensen, and Pavkovic

54.   The Templars, Holy Warrior Monks of the Ancient Lands : Jack M. Driver

55.   Templar Organization, The Management of Warrior Monasticism : S.T. Bruno

56.   A Most Holy War, The Albigensian Crusade and the Battle for Christiandom: Mark Gregory Pegg 

57.   A to Z of the Knights Templar, A Guide to their History and Legacy: Gordon Napier

58.    Essential Histories; The Crusades : David Nicolle

59.   Battles of the Medieval World 1000-1500, From Hastings to Constantinople: Devries, Dickie, Dougherty, Jestice, Jorgensen, and Pavkovic

60.   Templar Knights and the Crusades; Charles R. Dillon

61.   The Enigma of the Knights Templar: Marilyn Hopkins

62.   The New Knighthood, A History of the Order of the Temple: M. Barber

63.   Knights of Jerusalem, The Crusading Order of Hospitallers 1100-1565: David Nicholle

64.   Crusader Castles in the Holy Land; David Nicholle

65.   Nobly Born, An illustrated History of the Knights Templar; Stephen Dafoe

66.   Templars, Hospitallers, and Teutonic Knights, Images of the Military Orders 1128-1291; Helen Nicholson

67.   Chronicles of the Crusades; Villehardouin & Joinville

68.   The Templars, The secret history revealed; Barbara Frale

69.   The Crusades in the Holy Land; Meron Benvenisti

70.   Teutonic Knight 1190-1561; Osprey Publishing

71.   The Crusades; Osprey Publishing Elite #19

72.   The Scandanavian/Baltic Crusades 1100-1500; Osprey Publishing

73.   Knight of Outremer AD 1187-1344; Osprey Publishing

74.   The Crusades- Essential Histories; Osprey Publishing

75.   The Illustrated history of the Crusades and the Crusader Knights ; C. Phillips

76.   Richard the Lionheart ; J. Gillingham

77.   Crusades ; Terry Jones & Alan Ereira

78.   The Siege of Jerusalem, Crusade and Conquest in 1099; Conor Kostick

79.   The Templars, The History & The Myth; Michael Haag

80.   The Crusades, History and Myths Revealed; Michael Paine

81.   Leper Knights: Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem in England, c.1150-1544;  D. Marcombe

82.   The Templars, Knights of Christ; Regine Pernoud

83.   God’s Battalions, The Case for the Crusades; Rodney Stark

84.   Knights in History and Legend; Constance Bouchard

85.   The Crusades- A Brief Insight; Christopher Tyerman

86.   A Brief History of the Knights Templar; Helen Nicholson

87.   Holy Warriors, A Modern History of the Crusades; Jonathan Phillips

88.   Armies and Enemies of the Crusades 1096-1291 (PDF); Ian Heath

89.   The Crusades- A History of the War for the Holy Land; Thomas Asbridge

90.   Knight: The Medieval Warrior's [Unofficial] Manual; Michael Prestwich

91.   The Templar Code for Dummies; Chris Hodapp

92.   The Book of Knights; L A Williams

93.   Military Religious Orders of the Middle Ages; F.C.Woodhouse

94.   Illustrated History of the Knights Hospitaller; Steven Dafoe

95.   Reconquest and Crusade in Medieval Spain; Joseph F. O'Callaghan

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Re: Book Listings
« Reply #6 on: 2011-08-12, 04:19:34 »
That's a library and a half indeed! I have nowhere near that many, but my always up-to-date list is here:

http://www.james-anderson-iii.com/library/pages/books
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« Reply #7 on: 2011-08-12, 11:59:34 »
I'm always looking to add to my library. The ones I posted support the persona I developed. I have many others regarding basic medieval knights and topics like The War of the Roses, Agincourt, Crecy, etc.

My thanks for the lists you two gentlemen have also provided. A few on each are now identified for future purchase.  :)

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« Reply #8 on: 2011-08-12, 13:28:21 »
Well, for my part, a good number in your list are now earmarked for future acquisitions for my library.  In fact, I believe I have just the bookshelf but YOU have the definitive Templar cache.  Nicely done.
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« Reply #9 on: 2011-08-15, 14:01:48 »
I keep my medieval reading library mostly up to date on myArmoury.

My reading list

I've cut and paste an abbreviated list here:
1.   1066: The Year of the Conquest
2.   1381: The Peel Affinity: An English Knight's Household in the Fourteenth Century
3.   2,500 years of European helmets, 800 B.C.-1700 A.D
4.   Age of Chivalry, The
5.   Archaeology of Weapons: Arms and Armour from Prehistory to the Age of Chivalry, The
6.   Armor: From ancient to modern times
7.   Armour and Weapons
8.   Armourer and His Craft: From the XIth to the XVIth Century, The
9.   Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight: An Illustrated History of Weaponry in the Middle Ages
10.   Arms and Armour
11.   Arms And Armour In Antiquity And The Middle Ages (Medieval Military Library)
12.   Art of War
13.   Basic Heraldry
14.   Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization, The
15.   Battles of the Medieval World 1000 - 1500
16.   Between Pit and Pedestal: Women in the Middle Ages
17.   Book of Five Rings, The Classic Text of Samurai Sword Strategy, The
18.   Book Of The Medieval Knight, The
19.   Booke of Days (Trade)
20.   Brassey's Book of Body Armor (Photographic Histories)
21.   Castle
22.   Compendium of Weapons Armour and Castles, The
23.   Costumes for the Stage: A Complete Handbook for Every Kind of Play
24.   Czech Fairy-tales: A selection of the most beautiful folk tales
25.   Daggers and Fighting Knives of the Western World
26.   Edward the Black Prince / the Funeral Achievements
27.   Enterprise of War, The
28.   European Arms & Armor
29.   Everyday Life In Renaissance Times
30.   Everyday life of the barbarians: Goths, Franks and Vandals;
31.   Feudal Coats of Arms
32.   Fighting with the German Longsword
33.   Fourteenth-Century Towns (Living History)
34.   Guide to Heraldry, A
35.   Heraldic Alphabet
36.   Heraldry (Brockhampton Reference Series (Popular))
37.   Heraldry: Its Origins and Meaning (New Horizons)
38.   Historical Atlas of the Medieval World
39.   Homer's Iliad Retold
40.   Illustrated Encyclopedia of Arthurian Legends
41.   Illustrated Encyclopedia of Knives, Daggers & Bayonets: An authoritative history and visual directory of sharp-edged weapons and blades from around ... photographs (Illustrated Encyclopedia of...), Th
42.   Introduction to Heraldry, An
43.   Italian Medieval Armies 1300-1500 (Men-at-Arms)
44.   Königsschloss Neuschwanstein. Schlossbeschreibung - Baugeschichte - Sagen. Englische Ausgabe
45.   Knight and His Armor, A
46.   Knight and His Castle, A
47.   Knight and His Weapons, A
48.   Knight in Medieval England, 1000-1400 (Medieval Military Library), The
49.   Knight Triumphant: The High Middle Ages, 1314-1485, The
50.   Knights
51.   Knights Templar
52.   Knives and Scabbards (Medieval Finds from Excavations in London)
53.   Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, The
54.   Life in a Medieval Castle
55.   Life in a Medieval Village
56.   Medieval Art of Love, The ...
57.   Medieval Costume and Fashion
58.   Medieval Costume in England and France: The 13th, 14th and 15th Centuries
59.   Medieval European Armies 1300-1500 (Men at Arms Series, 50)
60.   Medieval Mercenaries: The Business of War
61.   Medieval Siege Warfare (Elite)
62.   Medieval Soldier: 15th Century Campaign Life Recreated in Colour Photographs, The
63.   Medieval Warrior, The
64.   Navigators: Knights and Castles
65.   Normans (Trade Editions), The
66.   Outline of Ancient, Medieval & Modern History (College Outline Series), An
67.   Patterns for Theatrical Costumes: Garments, Trims, and Accessories from Ancient Egypt to 1915
68.   Perfect Heresy : The Revolutionary Life and Death of the Medieval Cathars, The
69.   Renaissance, The
70.   Ships and Seamanship in the Ancient World
71.   Spirit Of The Sword: A Celebration of Artistry and Craftsmanship
72.   Sword and the Mind, The Classic Japanese Treatise on Swordsmanship and Tactics, The
73.   Sword in Hand:: A History of the Medieval Sword
74.   Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction: The 14th Century
75.   Uppity Women of Medieval Times
76.   Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade
77.   Year 1000: What Life Was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium, The
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Re: Book Listings
« Reply #10 on: 2011-08-15, 20:48:41 »
there is NOWAY i could ever list my books hehehee. you guys are awesome though

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« Reply #11 on: 2011-08-15, 20:52:04 »
there is NOWAY i could ever list my books hehehee. you guys are awesome though

Oh come now, we know you have nothing better to do with your time. so hop to it! :)
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75.   Uppity Women of Medieval Times

Priceless!! :P ;D

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75.   Uppity Women of Medieval Times

Priceless!! :P ;D

It's one of a four part series (Ancient Times, Medieval Times, Middle Ages and Renaissance) written by Vicki Leon.  The real characters examined in the book are a hoot from the Joan of Arc wanna-bes (there were several) to the former nun Catalina de Erauso who "dueled, drank and cross dressed her way through Spain and South America".  It's a very fun read.  Leon also has some titles that I have yet to pick up: How to Mellify A Corpse: And Other Human Stories of Ancient Science & Superstition and Working IX to V: Orgy Planners, Funeral Clowns, and Other Prized Professions of the Ancient World.  She's a little different to say the least! ;)
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« Reply #14 on: 2011-08-16, 14:33:30 »
My Mom has that Uppity women series...they are hilarious!  As it states...no women who minded her manners ever made history...or something very much like.  lol
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