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Without the complex military machine that his forbears had built up over the course of the eighth century, it would have been impossible for Charlemagne to revive the Roman empire in the West. Early Carolingian Warfare is the first book-length study of how the Frankish dynasty, beginning with Pippin II, established its power and cultivated its military expertise in order to reestablish the regnum Francorum, a geographical area of the late Roman period that includes much of present-day France and western Germany. Bernard Bachrach has thoroughly examined contemporary sources, including court chronicles, military handbooks, and late Roman histories and manuals, to establish how the early Carolingians used their legacy of political and military techniques and strategies forged in imperial Rome to regain control in the West.
Pippin II and his successors were not diverted by opportunities for financial enrichment in the short term through raids and campaigns outside of the regnum Francorum; they focused on conquest with sagacious sensibilities, preferring bloodless diplomatic solutions to unnecessarily destructive warfare, and disdained military glory for its own sake. But when they had to deploy their military forces, their operations were brutal and efficient. Their training was exceptionally well developed, and their techniques included hand-to-hand combat, regimented troop movements, fighting on horseback with specialized mounted soldiers, and the execution of lengthy sieges employing artillery. In order to sustain their long-term strategy, the early Carolingians relied on a late Roman model whereby soldiers were recruited from among the militarized population who were required by law to serve outside their immediate communities. The ability to mass and train large armies from among farmers and urban-dwellers gave the Carolingians the necessary power to lay siege to the old Roman fortress cities that dominated the military topography of the West.
Bachrach includes fresh accounts of Charles Martel's defeat of the Muslims at Poitiers in 732, and Pippin's successful siege of Bourges in 762, demonstrating that in the matter of warfare there never was a western European Dark Age that ultimately was enlightened by some later Renaissance. The early Carolingians built upon surviving military institutions, adopted late antique technology, and effectively utilized their classical intellectual inheritance to prepare the way militarily for Charlemagne's empire.
About the Author: Bernard S. Bachrach is Professor of History at the University of Minnesota. Among his recent books are Fulk Nerra, the Neo-Roman Consul, 987-1040; Merovingian Military Organization, 481-751; and State-Building in Medieval France: Studies in Early Angevin History.
Titolo: Early Carolingian Warfare: Prelude to Empire...
Casa editrice: University of Pennsylvania Press
Condizione libro: Very Good
Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Codice libro della libreria mon0001089504
Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Dust Cover Missing. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0812235339I3N11
Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: VG. Condizione sovraccoperta: VG. First Edition. Cloth covered boards, bumped spine, mild edgewear. Dj shows some scuffing and shelfwear. Otherwise in very good condition. Binding tight, text clean, no names, stickers, or stamps. ; The Middle Ages Series; Large 8vo 9" - 10" ; 430 pages. Codice libro della libreria 67341
Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001. 8vo, xii, 430pp, Hardback with Dust Jacket both in Very Good/Fine. Codice libro della libreria 17149
Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2001. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Very Good. No Jacket. N/A (illustratore). First Edition. 430 pages. Minor wear to boards. Clean text. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 44956
Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press 2001-02-20, 2001. Hardcover. Condizione libro: good. 0812235339. Codice libro della libreria 641942
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Descrizione libro University of Pennsylvania Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fine. 0812235339 Like New Condition. Codice libro della libreria LN6.3201154
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