Medieval Warfare : Theory and Practice of War in Europe 300–1500 / by Helen Nicholson.
- Nicholson, Helen. [author] [aut http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut]
- London : Macmillan Education UK : Imprint: Palgrave 2004
- Unlimited users.
- Text in English.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 214-218) and index.
- Mode of Access: World Wide Web.
- 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.
- 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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