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.
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!
Summary: 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 entire iconographic and textual program of the box as a heroic course of life and the prosperity of a warrior king, based on a sequence of conceptual runes whose meaning determines the choice of images as emblems. At the same time, the number and value of the runes establish an eternal calendar backed by an astronomical cycle (comparable to the Nebra sky disk). A separate chapter is devoted to the only image referring to Norse sources, a representation of Welund, the mythical goldsmith, the emblem of prosperity.
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.
Edward R. Risden’s Beowulf: A Verse Translation for Students is now in print!
Witan Publishing is proud and excited to bring this new translation to paperback. Released as part of Medievalists.net‘s March free Book of the Month club, you can now purchase A Verse Translation for Students on Amazon for $9.95 USD. Buy your copy today!
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.
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!