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The circle of war in the Middle Ages : essays on medieval military and naval history

Author: Donald J Kagay; L J Andrew Villalon
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 1999.
Series: Warfare in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Different aspects of medieval warfare form the focus of this collection of essays by both established and new scholars. They range from a reconsideration of several problems of military historiography to explorations of the medieval view of divine influence on the battlefield, and the emergence of complex strategic and tactical norms of naval warfare in the medieval Mediterranean."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald J Kagay; L J Andrew Villalon
ISBN: 0851156452 9780851156453
OCLC Number: 40595348
Description: xiv, 185 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Early medieval military demography / Bernard S. Bachrach --
Twelfth-century Castile and its frontier strategies / Theresa M. Vann --
Fortifications and the development of defensive planning in the Latin East / Paul E. Chevedden --
The "Age of cavalry" revisited / Stephen Morillo --
Freedom and military reform in tenth-century Saxony / Edward G. Schoenfeld --
Apparitions and war in Anglo-Saxon England / Kent G. Hare --
God and defeat in medieval warfare: some preliminary thoughts / Kelly DeVries --
The problem with mercenaries / Steven Isaac --
Anglo-Norman women at war: valiant soldiers, prudent strategists or charismatic leaders? / Jean A. Truax --
Rural populations and the experience of warfare in medieval Lombardy: the case of Pavia / Steven G. Lane --
The fire-ship of Al-Sālih Ayyūb and Muslim use of "Greek fire" / Douglas Haldane --
The Battle of Malta, 1283: prelude to a disaster / Lawrence V. Mott --
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Series Title: Warfare in history.
Responsibility: edited by Donald J. Kagay and L.J. Andrew Villalon.

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