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Karl C. Randall
|List Affiliations:||Reviewer for H-War
Economic History / Studies
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Medieval and Byzantine History / Studies
Karl Randall graduated from Oakland University with bachelor degrees in Finance and Economics. Graduating with a major in History at American Military University in 2011, he is currently enrolled in the doctoral program in the Department of Classics and World Languages at the University of South Africa. Mr. Randall is currently in the process of writing his doctoral thesis titled: Origins and Spread of the Composite Bow with the support of his advisor, Dr. Martine De Marre.
Most of Mr. Randall's research is focused on weapons and armor technology, often incorporating physical testing as part of his efforts. Some of his graduate papers include the economics of longbow design, the construction and capabilities of the Roman scutum, and a feasibility study and range testing of one and two man traction trebuchets. His thesis, "An Investigation of Paper Armor and its Feasibility against Period Weapons" is the first comprehensive examination ever of the topic, currently making him the world's leading expert in paper armor.
Mr. Randall is a resident of Busan, South Korea where he works at Kyungsung University as an Assistant Professor in the English department. His first book, Korean Games and Sports was released in March 2011, followed by the publication of his first journal article "Hoplite Phalanx Mechanics" in the June issue of the Korean Journal of Greco-Roman Studies. Mr. Randall was named the first foreign member of the editorial board of the Korean Historical Review, South Korea's most prestigious history journal in February of 2011.
While he would like to stay in South Korea, Mr. Randall is currently looking for a history position related to early military history or the history of early technology and is willing to consider relocating. In his spare time, he enjoys fencing, archery and brewing mead. He can be contacted at email@example.com.