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Infantry warfare in the early fourteenth century : discipline, tactics, and technology

Author: Kelly DeVries
Publisher: Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : Boydell Press, 1996.
Series: Warfare in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study departs from the conventional view of the dominance of cavalry in medieval warfare: its objective is to establish the often decisive importance of infantry. In pursuit of evidence, Kelly DeVries examines the role of the infantry, and the nature of infantry tactics, in nineteen battles fought in England and Europe between 1302 and 1347. In these battles, it was infantry forces taking a defensive stand
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kelly DeVries
ISBN: 0851155677 9780851155678 0851155715 9780851155715
OCLC Number: 34356019
Description: 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Battle of Courtrai, 1302; the Battle of Arques, 1303; the Battle of Mons-en-Pevele, 1304; the Battle of Loudon Hill, 1307; the Battle of Kephissos, 1311; the Battle of Bannockburn, 1314; the Battle of Boroughbridge, 1322; the Battle of Cassel, 1328; the battles of Dupplin Moor, 1332, and Halidon Hill, 1333; the Battle of Laupen, 1339; the Battle of Morlaix, 1342; the battles of Staveren, 1345, and Votem, 1346; the Battle of Crecy, 1346; the Battle of Neville's Cross, 1346; three infantry ambushes - the battles of Morgarten, 1315, Auberoche, 1345, and La Roche-Derrien, 1347.
Series Title: Warfare in history.
Responsibility: Kelly DeVries.

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