Now that those of you with an academic bent are finishing up your final grades, you should be sure to take some well-deserved time off during this holiday season to relax and read through posts you may have missed during the crush of Fall semester. Highlights include:
- Ancient influences on early moderns
- a survey of EMEMH titles published over the past 11 years, and what it tells us about the field (Publishing tag)
- the difficult question of whether to e-publish or go with a traditional publisher (Publishing tag)
- posts on the problems of talking about army sizes (army sizes tag)
- the anachronistic nature of military manuals
- recent publications (Resources category)
- online research resources (Resources category)
- the conventions of early modern names
- the traditional assumptions of military historians and how we need to keep an eye out for them
- timecharts (graphics tag)
- various This Day in EMEMH
- a good discussion on the varieties of early modern mercenaries
- did I mention Caturday?
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And don’t forget to vote for Topic of the Month if you haven’t already. First up in January will be battles (because that’s the topic of my current book project), and it’s beginning to look a lot like a logistical February. So come prepared.
I’ll fill out the rest of December with some more thoughts and analysis of EMEMH publishing, and do a roundup of other 2011 publications that I missed (including one on cavalry).