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The Battle at the Halfway Oak and The Spanish Count by Steven Muhlberger

Author: Steven Muhlberger
Published: July 2022
ISBN: 9798201523046
Cost: $2.99

Summary: A deadly formal combat between two garrisons. Knightly honor in an age when it seemed all honor was gone. Blood and death on both sides.

A count hiding in plain sight, awaiting a huge ransom. Bankers, courtesans, and card sharps. Cloak & dagger intrigue in the streets of London.

The Hundred Years War was an epic medieval power struggle between England and France that lasted over a century over who should rule the dynasty. Over the decades, alliances shifted, battles were won and lost, and generations were born that included figures like Joan of Arc, Edward the Black Prince, and Shakespeare’s famous “Band of Brothers.” The conflict for the crown was fought on the battlefield, in the courts of the royal houses, and in the bedrooms.

In front of this backdrop, renowned medieval historian Dr. Steven Muhlberger brings two different stories of The Hundred Years War to life in these scripts of historical fiction about real events: The famous Combat of the Thirty at the Halfway Oak, and the intrigue involved in ransoming the Count of Denia. These scripts bring the focus in to show how nobility, men-at-arms, and common people in the streets struggled to maintain their honor and recall an earlier age of chivalry.

News and Announcements

Coming Soon: The King’s Box by Dr. Alfred Becker

Witan Publishing is proud to announce The King’s Box, our next publication, from Dr. Alfred Becker.

Set to be published in Late 2022/Early 2023, The King’s Box focuses on the Franks Casket:

The runic and Roman texts appearing on the Franks (Auzon) Casket are well-known to students of Old English. The iconography is likewise familiar but contains many unusual features which are seldom discussed in detail. Dr Becker submits the runes and imagery to close examination using heuristic principles. The result of his study is a re-evaluation of the whole iconographic and textual program of the box as a figurative calendar relating to astrological events. The text then applies these results to what we know of the story of Welund the Smith who appears in one of the figural scenes.

Please continue to watch this space for more information!

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New Print Title: Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English

Witan Publishing has been hard at work this summer bringing you the best in quality print work! Our latest offering is the print version of Michael Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English.

Drout’s Quick and Easy Old English has been a big hit on e-readers, so we were excited to team up with Medievalists.net again with their Book of the Month club to bring it to our readers in print. Students and scholars alike will enjoy this great primer on Old English, whether they’re just getting started with the language or need to brush up on their skills.

If you’re interested, purchase the book today!

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Now in Print: Ælfric of Eynsham’s Letter to Sigeweard

Ælfric of Eynsham’s Letter to Sigeweard: An Edition, Commentary, and Translation by Larry J. Swain is now in print!

Released as part of Medievalists.net‘s Book of the Month club, Ælfric of Eynsham’s Letter to Sigeweard can be purchased through Amazon for $9.95 USD. Don’t forget to buy your copy today!

For upcoming free books from Witan Publishing and other great books, be sure to subscribe to Medievalists.net’s Patreon.

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New Print Titles from Witan

Witan Publishing is pleased to announce Insular Art Forms: Their Essence and Construction by Robert Stevick as our most recent print title for Medievalists.net‘s Book of the Month club!

You can purchase this title from Dr. Stevick at major online retailers for $7.99 USD. It is still available in ebook form as well for $3.99 USD.

Previous Books of the Month from Witan Publishing include:

You can sign up as a patron for any of Medievalists.net’s three highest Patreon tiers (Canadian, American, or Big Supporter) to receive a free Book of the Month. The next book from Witan will be Beowulf: A Verse Translation for Students by Edward L. Risden for the month of March.

Sign up today for your free copy or purchase it afterward!

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Now in Print: Edward Risden’s Alfgar’s Stories from Beowulf

Witan Publishing has partnered with Medievalists.net to present print versions of our works as part of their Book of the Month club. For the month of September, you can sign up as a patron for any of their three highest Patreon tiers (Canadian, American, or Big Supporter) and receive Edward Risden’s Alfgar’s Stories from Beowulf in print for free. Each book comes with a personalized thank you note from our company for becoming a patron of Medievalists.net.

eBook Cover of Steven Muhlberger's "Format Combats in the Fourteenth Century"

You can purchase Medievalists.net’s August Book of the Month (also by Witan Publishing) Formal Combats in the 14th Century by Steven Muhlberger in print. Get your copy for $7.99 USD on Amazon.com today!

Non-Scholarship Witan Titles

The Student’s Guide to Digital Publishing

Author: Various
Published: May 2020
ISBN: 9781393268864
Cost: $9.95

Summary: Are you interested in digital publishing? Maybe you are a beginning writer, or maybe you are an experienced writer who now finds that your old skills need to be re-sharpened for digital environments. Whether you want to write engaging articles, edit a digital publication for your employer, or self-publish your own novel, this guide is for you.

The Student’s Guide to Digital Publishing aims to teach the complete layman or undergraduate. No special expertise is needed. Our presumption that readers come to this book with little knowledge beyond that of the consumer. Most people find themselves reading and writing in digital environments all day long, yet from elementary school through university have not had a single lesson on how writing for those environments is different than writing for print. Digital publishing went from being on the periphery to being the dominant form of publishing so quickly that most of the pioneers in the field are still alive.

As early adopters of digital publishing experimented, they quickly found that most of the evergreen writing skills taught in school still apply. Some of those skills, however, need to be presented in new ways. Since digital publishing is the future for most forms of writing, beginners need guidance and formal training beyond the skills of traditional print writing. This book provides the starting point you need.