Judi Upton-Ward

The Military Orders: Volume 4: On land and by sea, edited by Judi Upton-Ward (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2008), £60.00.

Contains 27 papers from the 4th Military Orders conference, 2005. Scholars from 17 countries presented papers spanning the 12th century to the present, and a geographical spread from Portugal to the Middle East and from Malta to Scandinavia. This selection is therefore a guide to the progress of international research.

The Catalan Rule of the Templars by J M Upton-Ward (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Boydell & Brewer, 2003), £45.00.

The Catalan Rule is presented here with facing English translation. Although incomplete compared to the French Rule, it nevertheless contains important clauses not contained in other manuscripts. The introduction discusses the content, language and dating of the manuscript. Footnotes elucidate the text and indicate significant differences from the French Rule.