Medieval Warfare: A History

By: Keen, Maurice

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First edition. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 1999 Hard Cover. viii, 340 pp. 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 of the middle ages (1500). Twelve scholars examine medieval warfare in two sections. The first section explores the experience of war chronologically, with essays on the Viking age, on the wars and expansion of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, on the Crusades, and on the great Hundred Years War between England and France. The second section traces developments in the art of warfare: fortification and siege craft, the role of armored cavalrymen, the use of mercenary forces, the birth of gunpowder artillery, and the new skills in navigation and shipbuilding.

Title: Medieval Warfare: A History

Author: Keen, Maurice

Categories: Modern First Editions, Medieval,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1999

ISBN Number: 0198206399

ISBN Number 13: 9780198206392

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Seller ID: 2294543

Keywords: HISTORY MILITARY MEDIEVAL WARFARE MIDDLE AGES,