Friday, December 09, 2011

Best cover on an early medieval book that I can recall...

...goes to this beauty:

As someone who studies formal combats, I should probably have a look at a book called Morality and Masculinity in the Carolingian Empire. Don't you think?

Update:  Another candidate in the same category:


  1. Anonymous12:21 pm

    Also, it's by Rachel Stone, whose stuff is VERY good!

  2. I hadn't seen the first book, thanks for sharing the info here. I love Matt Gabriele's book both in content and style. There's something to be said for the high quality of book design these days despite all the pressures on presses to economize!