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“Crusading Armies and the Turks in the Middle East,” in The Routledge Handbook of the Global History of Warfare, eds. K. Roy and M. Charney (Routledge: contracted and submitted).

“England, 991-1307,” in The Oxford Handbook of Medieval Military History, eds. C. Rogers, J. France, and D. Franke (Oxford UP: contracted and submitted).

“Sassanians, Conquest of Jerusalem (614),” “Gregory the Great, Papacy of,” “Peace and Truce of God Movements,” “Jerusalem, Conquest of (1099),” “Apocalypticism and the Crusader States,” “Jerusalem, Fall of (1187),” in Religion and World Civilizations: How Faith Shaped Societies from Antiquity to the Present, ed. A.P. Holt (ABC-CLIO: contracted and submitted).

“The Whole Globe Assembled to Fight for Her: the Siege of Acre,” Medieval Warfare 

Magazine 10:6 (2021).

“Countermeasures: the Destruction of Siege Equipment at Acre, 1189-1191,” in The Art of Siege Warfare and Military Architecture from the Classical World to the Middle Ages, eds. M. Eisenberg and R. Khamisy (Oxbow, 2020).

“Knightly Ideals on the Third Crusade: Behaviour, Combat, and Faith,” in Knighthood and Society in the high Middle Ages, eds. D. Crouch and J. Deploige (Leuven/Cornell UP, 2020).

“Embedded Reporters: Ambroise, Richard de Templo, and Roger of Howden on the Third 

Crusade,” in Military Cultures and Martial Enterprises in the Middle Ages: Essays in Honour of Richard P. Abels, eds. J.D. Hosler and S. Isaac (The Boydell Press, 2020).

“Gap Crossings: Medieval and Modern,” Military Review (Mar/Apr 2020).

“Crusading Historiography and the Siege of Acre, 1189-1191,” History Compass 16:5 (2018).

“The War Councils and Military Advisers of Louis VII,” in Louis VII and His World, eds. M. Bardot and L. Marvin (Brill, 2018).

“Reframing the Conversation on Medieval Military Strategy,” Journal of Medieval Military History 16 (2018).

“Clausewitz’s Wounded Lion: a Fighting Retreat at the Siege of Acre, November 1190,” in Acre and its Falls: Studies in the History of a Crusader City, ed. J. France (Brill, 2018).

“Pre-Modern Military History in U.S. Doctoral Programs: Figures and Implications,” Journal of Military History 82:2 (April 2018).

“Knowing How to Win at Acre,” Yale University Press Blog (July 18, 2018).

“Chivalric Carnage? Fighting, Capturing and Killing the Enemy at the Battles of Dol and Fornham in 1173,” in Prowess, Piety, and Public Order in Medieval Society: Studies in Honor of Richard W. Kaeuper, eds. C.M. Nakashian and D.P. Franke (Brill, 2017).

“Saladin’s Post-Hattin Malaise: the Consequences of Poor Strategy,” Medieval Warfare Magazine 7:4 (2017).

“James Comey and Thomas Becket: the Seduction of Historical Equivalency,” The Medieval Magazine 3:12 (2017).

“Identifying King Stephen’s Artillery,” Journal of Conflict Archaeology 10:3 (2015).

“Niccolò Machiavelli, John of Salisbury, and the Originality of Arte della guerra,” Viator 46:2 (2015).

“Why didn’t King Stephen Crusade?” in Travel and Mobilities in the Middle Ages: from the Atlantic to the Black Sea, eds. M. O’Doherty and F. Schmieder, International Medieval Research 21 (Turnhout, 2015).

“‘The Golden Age of Historiography’: Records and Writers in the Reign of Henry II,” History Compass 12:5 (2014).

“Gregory the Great’s Gout: Suffering, Penitence, and Diplomacy in the Early Middle Ages,” in Where Heaven and Earth Meet: Essays on Medieval Europe in Honor of Daniel F. Callahan, eds. M. Frassetto, M. Gabriele, and J.D. Hosler (Brill, 2014).

“Hundred Years War,” in Oxford Bibliographies Online: Military History, ed. D. Showalter (Oxford, 2013).

“Military Technology in the Writings of John of Salisbury,” in ACTA 2012, Technology and Warfare: 38th International Congress of Military History Proceedings, eds. D. Minchev, J. Baev, and K. Gozev (Sofia, 2013).

“Henry II, king of England” and “Richard I, king of England,” in The Encyclopedia of War, ed. G. Martel, 5 vols. (Hoboken, 2011).

“Henry II of England,” “Mercenaries,” “Robert Curthose, Duke of Normandy,” “Rochester, Siege of (1088),” and “William the Conqueror,” in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology, ed. C. Rogers, 3 vols. (Oxford UP, 2010). 

“Peter of Celle,” in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages, ed. R.E. Bjork, 4 vols. (Oxford UP, 2010).

“The Norman Era,” in Knights: In History and Legend, ed. C.B. Bouchard (Global Book, 2009).

“Revisiting Mercenaries under Henry fitz Empress, 1167-1189,” in Mercenaries and Paid Men: the Mercenary Identity in the Middle Ages, ed. J. France (Brill, 2008).

“Henry II, William of Newburgh, and the Development of English Anti-Judaism,” in Christian Attitudes toward the Jews in the Middle Ages: a Casebook, ed. M. Frassetto (Routledge, 2007).


“The Brief Military Career of Thomas Becket,” Haskins Society Journal 15 (2006).

“Henry II’s Military Campaigns in Wales, 1157 and 1165,” Journal of Medieval Military History 2 (2004).



Michigan War Studies Review (2021): Jonathan Phillips, The Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin (Yale UP, 2019).

Reading Religion (February 4, 2019): Scottish Episcopal Acta, Volume I: the Twelfth Century, ed. Norman F. Shead (The Boydell press, 2016).

H-Italy: Reviews (November 12, 2018): Irene O’Daly, John of Salisbury and the Medieval Roman Renaissance (Manchester UP, 2018).

The Medieval Review (18.09.28): Nicholas Morton, The Field of Blood: the Battle for Aleppo and the Remaking of the Medieval Middle East (Basic Books, 2018).

The Medieval Review (17.03.12): Matthew Strickland, Henry the Young King, 1155-1183 (Yale UP, 2016).

The Medieval Review (16.08.03): John France, Great Battles: Hattin (Oxford UP, 2015).

English Historical Review 130:544 (June 2015): Charity Urbanski, Writing History for the King: Henry II and the Politics of Vernacular Historiography (Cornell UP, 2013).

History: Reviews of New Books 43:2 (April 2015): A.R. Bell, A. Curry, A. King, and D. Simpkin, The Soldier in Later Medieval England (Oxford UP, 2013).

Journal of Military History 78:1 (January 2014): Timothy Guard, Chivalry, Kingship, and Crusade: the English Experience in the Fourteenth Century (The Boydell Press, 2013).

Journal of Military History 76:2 (April 2012): A.R. Bell and A. Curry, eds., The Soldier Experience in the Fourteenth Century (The Boydell Press, 2011).

Journal of Military History 75:2 (April 2011): Ryan Lavelle, Alfred’s Wars: Sources and Interpretations of Anglo-Saxon Warfare in the Viking Age (The Boydell Press, 2010). (2010): Peter Rex, 1066: a New History of the Norman Conquest (Amberley, 2009).

Arthuriana 20:3 (Fall 2010): Yuval Noah Harari, Special Operations in the Age of Chivalry, 1100-1550 (The Boydell Press, 2007).

Speculum 84:3 (July 2009): David Simpkin, The English Aristocracy at War: from the Welsh Wars of Edward I to the Battle of Bannockburn (The Boydell Press, 2008).

Military History Magazine 25:5 (November/December 2008): Peter Reid, Medieval Warfare (Carroll & Graf, 2007).

History: Reviews of New Books 37:1 (Fall 2008): M. Cecilia Gaposchkin, The Making of St. Louis: Kingship, Sanctity, and Crusade in the Later Middle Ages (Cornell UP, 2008). (2008): Robert the Monk’s History of the First Crusade: Historia Iherosolimitana, trans. C. Sweetenham (Ashgate, 2006).

The Medieval Review (07.11.05): Medieval Warfare, 1000-1300, ed. J. France (Ashgate, 2006).

Journal of British Studies 46:4 (October 2007): Christopher Norton, St. William of York (York Medieval Press, 2006).

Speculum 81:4 (October 2006): Cynthia J. Neville, Native Lordship in Medieval Scotland: the Earldoms of Strathearn and Lennox, c.1140-1365 (Four Courts Press, 2005).

Journal of Military History 70:3 (July 2006): David S. Bachrach, Religion and the Conduct of War, c. 300-c. 1215 (The Boydell Press, 2003).

The Medieval Review (06.08.05): Abigail Wheatley, The Idea of the Castle in Medieval England (York Medieval Press, 2004).

Journal of Military History 70:2 (April 2006): Alessandro Barbero, Charlemagne: Father of a Continent (University of California Press, 2004). (2005): J.E. Griffin, The Grail Procession: the Legend, the Artifacts, and the Possible Sources of the Story (McFarland, 2004). (2005): C. Gravett, Norman Stone Castles, 2 vols. (Osprey, 2004).


by John D. Hosler

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