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Of Wolves and Mercenaries

Dr. Steven Isaac has just published an article in the summer edition of the Cahiers de Civilisation Médiévale 59:2 in France.  The article, “Le Loup et le Mercenaire: une métaphore d’exclusion au XIIe siècle,” looks at how medieval chroniclers, because they did not have the actual term “mercenary” (in its modern sense) available to them, […]

Steven Isaac in roundtable on terrorism; featured on AHA blog and C-Span

As a result of a chapter contributed to the recent Routledge History of Terrorism, history professor Steven Isaac was invited to participate in a roundtable on “The History of Terrorism: New Avenues of Research”  at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, held in Atlanta at the start of January. The panel drew […]

Steven Isaac publishes chapter: “Medieval Terrorism”

Professor Steven Isaac has contributed a chapter, “Medieval Terrorism: the Seeds of Later Developments,” to a volume that has just appeared, The Routledge History of Terrorism, edited by Randall Law.  The promotional blurb from the publisher claims: “Though the history of terrorism stretches back to the ancient world, today it is often understood as a […]

Steven Isaac publishes article on 1214 Battle of Bouvines

Steven Isaac has published an article in The Journal of Military History 79 (April 2015) titled “The Role of Towns in the Battle of Bouvines (1214).”  Bouvines has long been recognized as “the battle that made France,” but this article looks at the social dynamics leading up to the day of actual fighting. The article […]