The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare

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Routledge, 2 ago. 2004 - 392 páginas

This comprehensive volume provides easily-accessible factual material on all major areas of warfare in the medieval west. The whole geographical area of medieval Europe, including eastern Europe, is covered, including essential elements from outside Europe such as Byzantine warfare, nomadic horde invasions and the Crusades.

Progressing chronologically, the work is presented in themed, illustrated sections, with a narrative outline offering a brief introduction to the area. Within each chronological section, Jim Bradbury presents clear and informative pieces on battles, sieges, and generals.

The author examines practical topics including:

  • castle architecture, with examinations of specific castles
  • ship building techniques
  • improvements in armour
  • specific weapons
  • developments in areas such as arms and armour, fortifications, tactics and supply.

Readable and engaging, this detailed provides students with an excellent collection of archaeological information and clear discussions of controversial issues.

 

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Índice

PART II Military events
101
PART III Military topics
237
PART IV Further information
317
Maps
333
Bibliography of atlases
344
Pedigrees of major dynasties
345
A chronology of military events 4001500
359
List of illustrations
367
Index
369
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Sobre el autor (2004)

Jim Bradbury taught at a secondary school for ten years, before becoming a senior lecturer and head of section for history at Borough Road College, now part of Brunel University. He has written widely on medieval history, with an emphasis on military history. Previous publications include The Medieval Archer, The Medieval Siege, and The Battle of Hastings.

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