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Medieval warfare : a history

Author: Maurice Keen
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
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Written by 12 scholars, this richly illustrated volume illuminates the medieval period, examining over 700 years of European conflict from the time of Charlemagne to the end of the Middle Ages (1500). 100 illustrations. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Maurice Keen
ISBN: 0198206399 9780198206392
OCLC Number: 41581804
Notes: "Chronological table of important dates and events": p. [301]-314.
Description: viii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Carolingian and Ottonian warfare / Timothy Reuter --
Vikings / H.B. Clarke --
Age of expansion, c. 1020-1204 / John Gillingham --
Warfare in the Latin East / Peter Edbury --
European warfare, c. 1200-1320 / Norman Housley --
Age of the Hundred Years War / Clifford J. Rogers --
Fortifications and sieges in Western Europe, c. 800-1450 / Richard L.C. Jones --
Arms, armour, and horses / Andrew Ayton --
Mercenaries / Michael Mallett --
Naval warfare after the Viking Age, c. 1100-1500 / Felipe Fernández-Armesto --
War and the non-combatant in the Middle Ages / Christopher Allmand --
Changing scene : guns, gunpowder, and permanent armies / Maurice Keen.
Responsibility: edited by Maurice Keen.
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This account of the great confrontations of medieval Europe (c.700-1500) examines major developments in the methods of warfare from the time of Charlemagne through to the end of the Crusades.  Read more...

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Keen and Housley have made distinguished contributions to our knowledge of medieval war theory ... Jonathan Riley-Smith, TLS

 
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