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About gawainsmum

I'm an academic researching on the Knights Templar and Knights Hospitaller, the crusades, religion and the role of women in warfare and in religious life in medieval Europe. This blog will feature developments in my research as it progresses.

Women-only carriages

Originally posted on Official Gawain Blog:
This came up in 2015, when I wrote a long blogpost trying to delicately dismantle it that, in the end, I didn’t hit “post” on and which you have, therefore, not read. Anyway, it…

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Call for Papers: Kalamazoo 2018

medieval-congress-call-2018 This is a call for papers for a session at the IMC Kalamazoo 2018 on: Generalship: in the field and from the armchair Although warfare plays a central role in human societies, study of the organisation of war and … Continue reading

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The book is out

The Everyday Life of the Templars is now out, priced at £20 or $32.95 for the hardback or £8.99 / $11.72 for the Kindle edition (Amazon only). It can be ordered directly from the publisher or from Amazon UK or … Continue reading

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Hospitallers, for a change

Cardiff PhD candidate Nick McDermott was with the Cardiff contingent at the International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo last May. Medieval Warfare Magazine liked his paper on Hospitaller slaves: https://www.karwansaraypublishers.com/mwblog/hospitallers-used-slaves/

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The Everyday Life of the Templars

F040266 The Everyday Life of the Templars Press Release … is due out on 27 July (less than two weeks from now). Update 20 July: in fact Amazon states that it’s due out on 20 July, but it’s not out … Continue reading

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Death of ‘Documents relating to the Military Orders’

It was warned of long ago, and now it has come: the ‘Documents relating to the Military Orders’ are no longer available online. Cardiff University has closed down the links. However, here comes Google cache to the rescue! All the … Continue reading

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And the index …

Those awaiting the book will be pleased to read that the index was completed and sent back last week. As I had to do the index in the middle of exam marking there are probably some ‘issues’ with it. But … Continue reading

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