Explores over 700 years of European warfare, from the time of Charlemagne to the end of the middle ages. The period covered has a distinctive character in military history. It was an age when organization for war was integral to social structure, when the secular aristocrat was by necessity also a warrior, and whose culture was profoundly influenced by martial ideas. It is divided into two parts. Part I seeks to explore the experience of war viewed chronologically with separate chapters on, for instance, the Viking age, the wars and expansion of the 11th and 12th centuries, the Crusades, and the great Hundred Years War between England and France. The chapters in Part II trace thematically the principal developments in the art of warfare; in fortification and siege crafts; in the role of armoured cavalrymen; in the employment of mercenary forces, the advent of gunpowder artillery; and of new skills in navigation and shipbuilding. In both parts of the book, the overall aim has been to offer the reader an impression, not just of the where and the when of great confrontations, but above all of the social experience of warfare in the middle ages, and of the impact of its demands on human resources.
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0192801279 > Edition/Printing: First edition | NEW cond. BW Illlus. Over 700 years of European warfare. 340 pp. // > Language: English | > Size: 8vo - over 7 3/4 - 9 3/4 tall | > Media/Binding: Illus Card Wraps |. Codice libro della libreria CORV-BBC-0K53963
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2002. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Maurice Keen: IntroductionPart I: Phases of Medieval Warfare2. Timothy Reuter: Carolingian and Ottonian Warfare3. H. B. Clark: The Vikings4. John Gillingham: An Age of Expansion ic./i1020-12045. Peter Edbury: Warfare in the Latin East6. Norman Housely: European Warfare, ic./i1200-13207. Clifford J. Rogers: The Age of the Hundred Years WarPart II: The Arts of Warfare8. Richard L. C. Jones: Fortifications and Sieges in Western Europe, 800-14509. Andrew Ayton: Arms, Armour and Horses10. Michael Mallett: Mercenaries11. Felipe Fernandez-Armesto: Naval Warfare in the Viking Age, c.1100-150012. Christopher Allmand: War and the Non-Combatant in the Middle Ages13. Maurice Keen: The Changing Scene: Guns, Gunpowder, and Permanent ArmiesFurther Reading, Chronology, Index. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0192801279
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0192801279
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0192801279
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0192801279 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW4.0069117
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2002. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110192801279