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Medieval Warfare: A History

Medieval Warfare A History The medieval period was a singular epoch in military history an age profoundly influenced by martial ideals whose very structure of society was organized for war and whose leaders were by necessity

  • Title: Medieval Warfare: A History
  • Author: Maurice Keen
  • ISBN: 9780198206392
  • Page: 437
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The medieval period was a singular epoch in military history an age profoundly influenced by martial ideals, whose very structure of society was organized for war, and whose leaders were by necessity warriors Now, the richly illustrated Medieval Warfare illuminates this era, examining over seven hundred years of European conflict, from the time of Charlemagne to the endThe medieval period was a singular epoch in military history an age profoundly influenced by martial ideals, whose very structure of society was organized for war, and whose leaders were by necessity warriors Now, the richly illustrated Medieval Warfare illuminates this era, examining over seven hundred years of European conflict, from the time of Charlemagne to the end of the middle ages 1500 Twelve scholars examine medieval warfare in two sections The first section explores the experience of war chronologically, with essays on the Viking age, on the wars and expansion of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, on the Crusades, and on the great Hundred Years War between England and France The second section traces developments in the art of warfare fortification and siege craft, the role of ard cavalrymen, the use of mercenary forces, the birth of gunpowder artillery, and the new skills in navigation and shipbuilding.

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    1. A collecting of essays. Some essayists have better rhythm than others. I specially enjoyed account of Henry V's battles. Also incredibly illuminating regarding the actual role of chivalry in battle field. Debunking a lot of myths created around the figure of the knight.

    2. An excellent single-volume survey of the whys and wherefores of medieval warfare from the Carolingian era to the rise of gunpowder and standing armies at the dawn of the Renaissance. Ironically because of the surfeit of books on the subject, medieval warfare can be a difficult subject to study effectively - the question of where to begin threatens to stultify the aspiring student. When looking for a single volume with which to begin, too many start with C.W.C. Oman's readily-available The Art of [...]

    3. -Completo desde la generalidad.- Género. Historia.Lo que nos cuenta. Conjunto de ensayos sobre el tema, con Maurice Keen a cargo de la edición, la introducción y el capítulo dedicado a las armas de fuego, pólvora y ejércitos permanentes, que analizan la influencia de la guerra sobre la Europa medieval principalmente, con una primera parte histórica y cronológica que nos habla de la guerra carolingia y otoniana, de los vikingos, del papel de la guerra en el desarrollo de naciones, países [...]

    4. This fine introduction to war in Europe and the Crusader states in the Middle Ages is a collection of articles by experts that cover the subject both chronologically (from the age of Charlemagne and the Vikings until the end of the Hundred-Years War) and topically, with chapters in fortifications and sieges, arms armor and horses, mercenaries, naval warfare, and - unusually - the effects of war on non-combatants, as well as an overview by the editor on how Medieval-era armies and navies were bei [...]

    5. Non fiction book. I've owned this book for many years, but never read it. Decided to take a look at it after reading Crispin.

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