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Medieval Warfare: A History

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The medieval period was a singular epoch in military history--an age profoundly influenced by martial ideals, whose very structure of society was organized for war, and whose leaders were by necessity warriors. Now, the richly illustrated Medieval Warfare illuminates this era, examining over seven hundred years of European conflict, from the time of Charlemagne to the end ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published November 18th 1999 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1999)
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Landon
Oct 12, 2015 Landon rated it really liked it
An excellent single-volume survey of the whys and wherefores of medieval warfare from the Carolingian era to the rise of gunpowder and standing armies at the dawn of the Renaissance. Ironically because of the surfeit of books on the subject, medieval warfare can be a difficult subject to study effectively - the question of where to begin threatens to stultify the aspiring student. When looking for a single volume with which to begin, too many start with C.W.C. Oman's readily-available The Art of ...more
Olethros
Oct 08, 2013 Olethros rated it really liked it
-Completo desde la generalidad.-

Género. Historia.

Lo que nos cuenta. Conjunto de ensayos sobre el tema, con Maurice Keen a cargo de la edición, la introducción y el capítulo dedicado a las armas de fuego, pólvora y ejércitos permanentes, que analizan la influencia de la guerra sobre la Europa medieval principalmente, con una primera parte histórica y cronológica que nos habla de la guerra carolingia y otoniana, de los vikingos, del papel de la guerra en el desarrollo de naciones, países y reinos
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Jonathan
Feb 26, 2015 Jonathan rated it it was amazing
This fine introduction to war in Europe and the Crusader states in the Middle Ages is a collection of articles by experts that cover the subject both chronologically (from the age of Charlemagne and the Vikings until the end of the Hundred-Years War) and topically, with chapters in fortifications and sieges, arms armor and horses, mercenaries, naval warfare, and - unusually - the effects of war on non-combatants, as well as an overview by the editor on how Medieval-era armies and navies were bei ...more
Eunice
Jan 21, 2015 Eunice rated it liked it
Shelves: history, medieval
A collecting of essays. Some essayists have better rhythm than others. I specially enjoyed account of Henry V's battles. Also incredibly illuminating regarding the actual role of chivalry in battle field. Debunking a lot of myths created around the figure of the knight.
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Sep 01, 2009 Bradley rated it liked it
Non fiction book. I've owned this book for many years, but never read it. Decided to take a look at it after reading Crispin.
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Also known as M.H. Keen or Maurice Hugh Keen. He was a historian of the Middle Ages and Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.
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