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Barbarians, marauders, and infidels : the ways of medieval warfare

Author: Antonio Santosuosso
Publisher: New York : MJF Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a sequel to two earlier books about Medieval warfare, Santosuasso (emeritus history, U. of Western Ontario) covers the period from the end of the Roman Empire in the fifth century to the last stages of the Middle Ages in the 15th. He places the main changes in warfare and its motivations within their political, cultural, and social contexts. The chronology is arranged by country.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Santosuosso
ISBN: 9781567318913 1567318916
OCLC Number: 319595000
Description: xiv, 344 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The barbarian kingdoms. 1. Attila is dead : the early barbarian kingdoms --
2. A double pestilence : Ostrogoths and Byzantines in Italy --
3. The arrival of the Longobards --
4. The Franks and the emergence of France --
pt. 2. The Muslim empire. 5. God, his prophet, and war : the origins --
6. The conquest of the Fertile Crescent : Muslims in Syria and Iraq --
7. The Muslim strike into North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula --
pt. 3. New invaders and the expansion of the west, 800-1300. 8. Armor, weapons, and soldiers --
9. Protecting the borders against the new enemies : Vikings and Magyars --
10. The Norman Conquest of England --
11. The war against walls --
12. The way of the masters : men on horseback --
13. The way of the commoners : soldiers on foot --
14. The Crusades, or God at war --
pt. 4. The end of the Middle Ages, 1300-1453. 15. The Hundred Years War : a matter of contradictions and resilience --
16. The Maid of Orléans and women at war --
17. "Waging war gives me bread--
peace destroys me" --
18. New weapons, new men, new ideas.
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In a sequel to two earlier books about Medieval warfare, Santosuasso (emeritus history, U. of Western Ontario) covers the period from the end of the Roman Empire in the fifth century to the last stages of the Middle Ages in the 15th. He places the main changes in warfare and its motivations within their political, cultural, and social contexts. The chronology is arranged by country.

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