The comprehensive breadth and scope of the Journal are to the fore in this issue, which ranges widely both geographically and chronologically. The subjects of analysis are equally diverse, with three contributions dealing with the Crusades, four with matters related to the Hundred Years War, two with high-medieval Italy, one with the Alans in the Byzantine-Catalan conflict of the early fourteenth century, and one with the wars of the Duke of Cephalonia in Western Greece and Albania at the turn of the fifteenth century. Topics include military careers, tactics and strategy, the organization of urban defenses, close analysis of chronicle sources, and cultural approaches to the acceptance of gunpowder artillery and the prevalence of military "games" in Italian cities.
Contributors: T.S. Asbridge, A. Compton Reeves, Kelly DeVries, Michael Ehrlich, Scott Jessee, Donald Kagay, Savvas Kyriakidis, Randall Moffett, Aldo A. Settia, Charles D. Stanton, Georgios Theotokis, L.J. Andrew Villalon, Anatoly Isaenko.
About the Author
Clifford J. Rogers is Professor of History, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.
Kelly De Vries is Professor of History at Loyola College, Baltimore, USA.
Table of Contents
Military Games and the Training of the Infantry - Aldo A. Settia The Battle of Civitate: A Plausible Account - Charles D. Stanton The Square 'Fighting March' of the Crusaders at the battle of Ascalon (1099) - Georgios Theotokis How the Crusades could have been won: King Baldwin II of Jerusalem's campaigns against Aleppo (1124-5) and Damascus (1129). - Thomas S Asbridge Saint Catherine's Day Miracle - the Battle of Montgisard - Michael Ehrlich The Military Effectiveness of Alan Mercenaries in Byzantium, 1301 - 1306 - W. Scott Jessee and Anatoly Isaenko Winning and Recalling Honor in Spain: Pro-English Poetry in Celebration of the Battle of Nájera (1367) - Donald Kagay and L. J. Andew Villalon The Wars and the Army of the duke of Cephalonia Carlo I Tocco (ca.1375-1429) - Savvas Kyriakidis Sir John Radcliffe, K.G. (d. 1441): Miles Famossissimus - A Compton Reeves Defense Schemes of Southampton in the Late Medieval Period, 1300-1500 - Randall Moffett French and English Acceptance of Medieval Gunpowder Weaponry - Kelly De Vries