Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World: Equipment, Combat Skills and Tactics

Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World: Equipment, Combat Skills and Tactics

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by Matthew Bennett
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0312348207

ISBN-13: 2900312348204

Pub. Date: 12/27/2005

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World describes the fighting techniques of soldiers in Europe and the Near East in an age before the widepsread use of gunpowder. The book explores the unique tactics required to win battles with the technology available, and demonstrates how little has changed in some respects of the art of war.

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Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World describes the fighting techniques of soldiers in Europe and the Near East in an age before the widepsread use of gunpowder. The book explores the unique tactics required to win battles with the technology available, and demonstrates how little has changed in some respects of the art of war.

The book is divided into five chapters covering the main elements of medieval warfare: infantry, cavalry, generalship, siege warfare, and naval combat. Each chapter features four major battles to demonstrate the strengths, pitfalls, and characteristics of the style of warfare.

Using specially-commisioned color and black-and-white artwork to illustrate the battles, equipment, and tactics of the era, Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World shows in detail the methods by which armies, including Norman, Crusader, and Mongol forces, prevailed over their foes, and why other armies were less successful. The book is an essential companion for any reader interested in warfare in the medieval age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900312348204
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
12/27/2005
Series:
Fighting Techniques Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
256

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I've just recently bought Combat Techniques of the Medieval World, and it is a must have for anyone who is even interested in Military History. The deatailed maps included are absolutely exquisite, not to mention the black and white illustrations. If you're not interested in this time period, I suggest 'Combat Techniques of the Ancient World' or 'Combat Techniques of the Early Modern World.'