Medieval Warfare: A History

Medieval Warfare: A History

Maurice Keen

The medieval interval used to be a novel epoch in army history--an age profoundly inspired by way of martial beliefs, whose very constitution of society used to be geared up for conflict, and whose leaders have been by way of necessity warriors. Now, the richly illustrated Medieval Warfare illuminates this period, studying over seven-hundred years of ecu clash, from the time of Charlemagne to the tip of the center a while (1500). Twelve students learn medieval battle in sections. the 1st part explores the event of warfare chronologically, with essays at the Viking age, at the wars and enlargement of the 11th and 12th centuries, at the Crusades, and at the nice Hundred Years struggle among England and France. the second one part lines advancements within the artwork of war: fortification and siege craft, the function of armored cavalrymen, using mercenary forces, the start of gunpowder artillery, and the recent abilities in navigation and shipbuilding.

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