Medieval Warfare: A History / Edition 1

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Overview


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 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 armored cavalrymen, the use of mercenary forces, the birth of gunpowder artillery, and the new skills in navigation and shipbuilding.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198206392
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 11/28/1999
  • Edition description: Illustrate
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 1,096,168
  • Lexile: 1460L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Maurice Keen is Tutor in Medieval History, and Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford University. He lives in the United Kingdom.

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Maurice Keen
Part I: Phases of Medieval Warfare
2. Carolingian and Ottonian Warfare, Timothy Reuter
3. The Vikings, H. B. Clark
4. An Age of Expansion c.1020-1204, John Gillingham
5. Warfare in the Latin East, Peter Edbury
6. European Warfare, c.1200-1320, Norman Housely
7. The Age of the Hundred Years War, Clifford J. Rogers
Part II: The Arts of Warfare
8. Fortifications and Sieges in Western Europe, 800-1450, Richard L. C. Jones
9. Arms, Armour and Horses, Andrew Ayton
10. Mercenaries, Michael Mallett
11. Naval Warfare in the Viking Age, c.1100-1500, Felipe Fernández-Armesto
12. War and the Non-Combatant in the Middle Ages, Christopher Allmand
13. The Changing Scene: Guns, Gunpowder, and Permanent Armies, Maurice Keen
Further Reading, Chronology, Index

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