"A notably satisfying book....The pleasure is enlarged when the message, both for the detail and the broad view, is delivered with conscious punctilio and urbanity....These mature reflections are calculated to excite students and to provoke their teachers out of routine responses."--Speculum
"Professor Wood's study of French and English history in the late Middle ages is a notably satisfying book ... Wood has style, both in curiosity and diction, and fortunately he enjoys displaying it."--Speculum
A Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
"Readers...will find much to ponder in this rich collection of essays."--Choice
"Wood works close to his primary sources and is therefore interesting to argue with....Contains a number of fresh insights."--American Historical Review
"A lively, provocative book...Wood dives into his story with zest."--Catholic Historical Review
About the Author
Charles T. Wood is at Dartmouth College.