Journal of Medieval Military History
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300 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

10 b/w, 2 line illus.

Series: Journal of Medieval Military History

Series Vol. Number: 18

Imprint: Boydell Press

Journal of Medieval Military History

Volume XVIII

Edited by John France, Kelly DeVries and Clifford J. Rogers

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The Journal of Medieval Military History continues to consolidate its now assured position as the leading academic vehicle for scholarly publication in the field of medieval warfare. Medieval Warfare
This volume continues to reflect the vibrancy and diversity of the field, through the rich variety of topics and methodologies its chapters treat, and its geographical and chronological range. It includes an analytical narrative of the eastern campaigns of Henry II (1003-1017), demonstrating the strength and sophistication of German military institutions in this early period; a social-history approach to the First Crusade, looking at how European trends towards increasing political participation by the common people played out in the crusading army; an argument for radical change in Scandinavian naval warfare in the thirteenth century, including tactical innovations and the use of new types of large warships; and a toponymonographical approach to the continued presence of Pecheneg soldiers employing steppe tactics in Hungary in the thirteenth century. There are also essays on the sources used by English and French chroniclers to describe battles; the use of practical experimentation to determine the importance of different types of soft armor in helping mail to resist arrows; the role and importance of cavalry in the siege-based warfare of the later Hundred Years War; and the siege of Pisa in 1499, drawing on archival records to illustrate the logistical challenges facing the besiegers. The volume also includes freshly re-examined and re-edited manuscript texts of late-medieval gunpowder recipes.
The Eastern Campaigns of King Henry II of Germany, 1003-1017. - David S. Bachrach
Peace, Popular Empowerment and the First Crusade - Jason MacLeod
The Transformation of Naval Warfare in Scandinavia during the Twelfth Century - Beñat Elortza Larrea
Auxiliary Peoples and Military Reform on Hungary's Western Frontier in the Thirteenth Century - Sarolta Tatár
What Types of Sources Did Medieval Chroniclers Use to Narrate Battles? (England and France, Twelfth to Fifteenth Centuries). - Pierre Courroux
Experimental Tests of Arrows against Mail and Padding - David Jones
Four Misunderstood Gunpowder Recipes of the Fourteenth Century - Clifford J. Rogers
The Earliest Middle English Recipes for Gunpowder - Trevor Russell Smith
Horses and Horsemen in Fifteenth Century Siege Warfare, with Particular Reference to the Later Hundred Years War - Michael John Harbinson
Supplying the Army: The Siege of Pisa, 1499 - Fabrizio Ansani

Clifford J. Rogers is a Professor of History at the United States Military Academy and founding director of the West Point Digital History Centre. His many books and articles on medieval warfare have been recognized with awards from the Royal Historical Society's Alexander Prize to the Society for Military History's Distinguished Book Award and Moncado Prize, as well as two Verbruggen Prizes and the Bachrach Medal from De Re Militari. His recent work has focused on early gunpowder and gunpowder artillery.

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Title Details

300 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

10 b/w, 2 line illus.

Series: Journal of Medieval Military History

Series Vol. Number: 18

Imprint: Boydell Press