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Special operations in the age of chivalry, 1100-1550

Author: Yuval N Harari
Publisher: Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : Boydell Press, 2007.
Series: Warfare in history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Alongside the familiar pitched battles, regular sieges, and large-scale manoeuvers, medieval and early modern wars also involved assassination, abduction, treason, and sabotage. These undercover operations were aimed chiefly against key individuals, mostly royalty or the leaders of the opposing army, and against strategic fortified places, including bridges, mills and dams. Because of their clandestine nature, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
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Harari, Yuval N.
Special operations in the age of chivalry, 1100-1550.
Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY, USA : Boydell Press, 2007
(OCoLC)608206619
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yuval N Harari
ISBN: 9781843832928 1843832925
OCLC Number: 77797243
Description: xi, 224 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Special operations, strategy, and politics in the age of chivalry : an analytical overview --
The gateway to the Middle East : Antioch, 1098 --
Saving King Baldwin : Khartpert, 1123 --
The assassination of King Conrad : Tyre, 1192 --
For a sack-full of gold?cus : Calais, 1350 --
Princes in the cross-hairs : the rise and fall of Valois Burgundy, 1407-83 --
The mill of Auriol : Auriol, 1536.
Series Title: Warfare in history.
Responsibility: Yuval Noah Harari.
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