Warfare In The Medieval World

Warfare In The Medieval World

by Brian Todd Carey, Joshua B. Allfree, John Cairns
     
 

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Warfare in the Medieval World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe in the period between the fall of Rome and the introduction of reliable gunpowder weapons during the Thirty Years' War. Through an exploration of thirty-three selected battles, military historian Brian Todd Carey surveys the changing

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Warfare in the Medieval World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe in the period between the fall of Rome and the introduction of reliable gunpowder weapons during the Thirty Years' War. Through an exploration of thirty-three selected battles, military historian Brian Todd Carey surveys the changing tactical relationships between the four weapon systems - heavy and light infantry and heavy and light cavalry - focusing on the evolution of shock and missile combat.

Through the use of dozens of multiphase tactical maps, this fascinating introduction to the art of war during western civilization's ancient and classical periods pulls together the primary and secondary sources and creates a powerful historical narrative. The result is a synthetic work that will be essential reading for students and armchair military historians alike.

AUTHOR
Brian Todd Carey is an assistant professor of history and military history at the American Public University System, where he teaches ancient, classical, medieval, and early modern military history. He is the author of dozens of articles on warfare in numerous history and military history periodicals and the recent ABC-CLIO World History Encyclopedia. In 2007 he was the recipient of American Public University System’s Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award for the School of Arts and Humanities. He is also the author of Warfare in the Ancient World, Warfare in the Medieval World, and Hannibal’s Last Battle: Zama and the Fall of Carthage.

TACTICAL MAP ILLUSTRATOR
Joshua B. Allfree is a US Army sergeant major currently serving as a recruiting information technology program manager at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He has over thirty years of military experience divided between the combat arms and recruiting systems and operations. He holds the bachelor of arts degree in world military history from the American Military University, the master of science in applied information technology from Bellarmine University, and several professional certifications in project management, network engineering, and IT service management.

REGIONAL MAP ILLUSTRATOR
John Cairns is a professional software developer with eighteen years of industry experience. His special emphasis on computer cartography includes the development of the mapping system used on a popular travel site.

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Brian Todd Carey's Warfare in the Medieval World explores how civilizations and cultures made war in the period between the fall of Rome and the start of the Thirty Years War. This was a period when warfare became sophisticated, with strategies including shock and missile tactics and involving approaches still used today. Tactical maps chart history while the introduction to the era uses primary and secondary sources to reconstruct military history. A strong pick for military history collections.” MBR: California Bookwatch, 2006

"Professor Carey carries his “Archer Jones”-inspired matrix analysis of combat into the Middle Ages. Good coverage of Byzantine tactics and the early Middle Ages. The Mongols and the Reconquista in Spain are welcome additions to the high Middle Ages. Separate treatments of light and heavy infantry in the late Middle Ages. Important chapter on the “military revolution” of the early modern era. Excellent diagrams and maps. Glossary and select bibliography."
Oxford Bibliographies.

Editorial Reviews

Oxford Bibliographies
Professor Carey carries his “Archer Jones”-inspired matrix analysis of combat into the Middle Ages. Good coverage of Byzantine tactics and the early Middle Ages. The Mongols and the Reconquista in Spain are welcome additions to the high Middle Ages. Separate treatments of light and heavy infantry in the late Middle Ages. Important chapter on the “military revolution” of the early modern era. Excellent diagrams and maps. Glossary and select bibliography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848847415
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
03/14/2012
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
380,525
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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Oxford Bibliographies
Professor Carey carries his “Archer Jones”-inspired matrix analysis of combat into the Middle Ages. Good coverage of Byzantine tactics and the early Middle Ages. The Mongols and the Reconquista in Spain are welcome additions to the high Middle Ages. Separate treatments of light and heavy infantry in the late Middle Ages. Important chapter on the “military revolution” of the early modern era. Excellent diagrams and maps. Glossary and select bibliography.
Oxford Bibliographies.

Meet the Author

Brian Todd Carey, Joshua B Allfree and John Cairns are the same team that produced Warfare in the Ancient World, Warfare in the Medieval World, and Hannibal's Last Battle for Pen & Sword.

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