Medieval Warfare A History

ISBN-10: 0192801279
ISBN-13: 9780192801272
Edition: 2001
Authors: Maurice H. Keen
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Description: This finely illustrated book explores over seven hundred years of European warfare, from the time of Charlemagne through to the end of the Crusades. The period covered has a distinctive character in military history, being an age when organization  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 348
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

This finely illustrated book explores over seven hundred years of European warfare, from the time of Charlemagne through to the end of the Crusades. The period covered has a distinctive character in military history, being an age when organization for war was integral to social structure, when the secular aristocrat was by necessity also a warrior, and whose culture was profoundly influenced by martial ideas. Twelve scholars, each expert in his own field, have contributed to this survey, which is is divided into two parts. Part I seeks to explore the experience of war viewed chronologically with separate chapters on, for instance, the Viking age, the wars and expansion of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, the Crusades, and the great Hundred Years War between England and France. The chapters in Part II trace thematically the principal developments in the art of warfare. In both parts of the book, the overall aim has been to offer the reader an impression, not just of the where and the when of great confrontations, but above all of the social experience of warfare in the middle ages, and of the impact of its demands on human resources.

Introduction
Phases of Medieval Warfare
Carolingian and Ottonian Warfare
The Vikings
An Age of Expansion ic./i1020-1204
Warfare in the Latin East
European Warfare, ic./i1200-l1320
The Age of the Hundred Years War
The Arts of Warfare
Fortifications and Sieges in Western Europe, 800-1450
Andrew Ayton
Mercenaries
Naval Warfare in the Viking Age, c.1100-1500
War and the Non-Combatant in the Middle Ages
The Changing Scene: Guns, Gunpowder, and Permanent Armies
Further Reading
Chronology
Index

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