By Maurice Keen
The medieval interval was once a unique epoch in army history--an age profoundly encouraged through martial beliefs, whose very constitution of society was once geared up for conflict, and whose leaders have been via necessity warriors. Now, the richly illustrated Medieval Warfare illuminates this period, interpreting over 700 years of ecu clash, from the time of Charlemagne to the tip of the center a long time (1500). Twelve students learn medieval war in sections. the 1st part explores the event of battle chronologically, with essays at the Viking age, at the wars and growth of the 11th and 12th centuries, at the Crusades, and at the nice Hundred Years battle among England and France. the second one part strains advancements within the artwork of battle: fortification and siege craft, the function of armored cavalrymen, using mercenary forces, the beginning of gunpowder artillery, and the recent talents in navigation and shipbuilding.
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