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War in the Middle Ages

Author: Philippe Contamine
Publisher: Oxford : Blackwell, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Covering the 10 centuries following the fall of Rome, this book engages all aspects of war, including the military customs and conditions of the various Western European states; armor and weaponry; recruitment; and rules of combat developed to limit bloodshed.
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Genre/Form: History
Military history
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philippe Contamine
ISBN: 0631131426 9780631131427
OCLC Number: 1167903347
Language Note: Translation of: La guerre au moyen age.
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 387 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, port. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Pt. I: The state of knowledge : general characteristics of medieval military history. The barbarians from the fifth to the ninth century ; The feudal age from the beginning of the tenth to the middle of the twelfth century ; Medieval society in its prime from the mid-twelfth to the early fourteenth century ; Free companies, gunpowder and permanent armies from the beginning of the fourteenth to the end of the fifteenth century --
part II: Themes and perspectives. Arms and armour ; Artillery ; The art of war ; War, government and society ; Towards a history of courage ; Juridical, ethical and religious aspects of war.
Other Titles: Guerre au Moyen Age.
Responsibility: Philippe Contamine ; translated by Michael Jones.

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Covering the 10 centuries following the fall of Rome, this book engages all aspects of war, including the military customs and conditions of the various Western European states; armor and weaponry; recruitment; and rules of combat developed to limit bloodshed.

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