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Medieval Warfare

Theory and Practice of War in Europe, 300-1500

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21 October 2003

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14 March 2017

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Warfare in medieval times was never static or predictable - although there were ideals and conventions to follow, in the field commanders had to use their initiative and adapt to the needs of the moment. In this concise,...

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Warfare in medieval times was never static or predictable - although there were ideals and conventions to follow, in the field commanders had to use their initiative and adapt to the needs of the moment. In this concise, wide-ranging study, Helen Nicholson provides the essential introductory guide to a fascinating subject.Medieval Warfare- surveys and summarises current debates and modern research into warfare throughout the whole of the medieval period across Europe- sets medieval warfare theory and practice firmly into context as a continuation and adaptation of practice under the Roman Empire, tracing its change and development across more than a millennium- considers military personnel, buildings and equipment, as well as the practice of warfare by land and sea

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A wideranging study of medieval warfare in Europe which covers a period of over a thousand years
Provides a useful summary of modern research to enable comparisons and contrasts to be drawn across the period
Uses examples from across the era and across Europe, in particular drawing on the author's extensive knowledge of medieval fictional and historical writings

Preface
Chronology of Main Events
Introduction
The Theory of Warfare
Military Personnel
Military Buildings
Military Equipment
The Practice of Land Warfare
Naval Warfare
Conclusion
Notes
Further Reading
Index.

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HELEN NICHOLSON is Senior Lecturer in History at Cardiff University. She has written a number of books on the military religious orders.

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HELEN NICHOLSON is Senior Lecturer in History at Cardiff University. She has written a number of books on the military religious orders.

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