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Medieval Warfare: A History

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This finely illustrated book explores over seven hundred years of European warfare, from the time of Charlemagne through to the end of the Crusades. The period covered has a distinctive character in military history, being 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 pr ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published October 17th 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published August 26th 1999)
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-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
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
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.
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.
Elijah Spector
Bought this for a class that I ended up not taking, but that's ok. Still looks interesting.
J. J. Arias
Not as interesting as I expected. Some chapters more engaging than others.
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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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