Medieval Warfare : Theory and Practice of War in Europe 300-́1500 / by Helen Nicholson.

  • Springer eBooks
  • London : Macmillan Education UK : Imprint: Palgrave 2004
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256 p. online resource.
  • 9781403943866
  • 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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  • 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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