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

Author: Antonio Santosuosso
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : EnglishView all editions and formats
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[This book] examines the motives and terrors of war during the Middle Ages, the rise and fall of ethnic and religious groups, and the actions of good and evil military leaders ... Historical figures and major campaigns such as Charlemagne, the Magyars, and the Crusades are presented not as icons but as a living part of their times, with all their achievements and human failures. [The author] asserts that war, for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Antonio Santosuosso
OCLC Number: 56985156
Notes: Originally published: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, ©2004.
Description: 1 audio disc : digital, mono ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Barbarian kingdoms: Attila is dead, the early barbarian kingdoms; Double pestilence, Ostrogoths and Byzantines in Italy; Arrival of the Longobards; Franks and the emergence of France --
Muslim empire: God, his prophet, and war, the origins; Conquest of the fertile crescent, Muslims in Syria and Iraq; Muslim strike into North Africa and the Iberian peninsula --
New invaders and the expansion of the West, 800-1300: Armor, weapons, and soldiers; Protecting the borders against the new enemies, Vikings and Magyars; Norman conquest of England; War against walls; Way of the masters, men on horseback; Way of the commoners, soldiers on foot; Crusades, or God at war --
End of the Middles Ages, 1300-1453: Hundred years war, a matter of contradictions and resilience; Maid of Orleans and women at war; "Waging war gives me bread ... peace destroys me"; New weapons, new men, new ideas --
Chronology of medieval warfare.
Responsibility: Antonio Santosuosso.

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[This book] examines the motives and terrors of war during the Middle Ages, the rise and fall of ethnic and religious groups, and the actions of good and evil military leaders ... Historical figures and major campaigns such as Charlemagne, the Magyars, and the Crusades are presented not as icons but as a living part of their times, with all their achievements and human failures. [The author] asserts that war, for most of the Middle Ages, was carried out for God, personal gain, and honor.-Dust jacket.

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