Military Cultures and Martial Enterprises in the Middle Ages
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287 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

6 b/w. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press

Military Cultures and Martial Enterprises in the Middle Ages

Essays in Honour of Richard P. Abels

Edited by John D. Hosler and Steven Isaac

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Essays on aspects of medieval military history, encompassing the most recent critical approaches.
The essays in this volume honour the career and achievements of Richard Abels, the distinguished historian of medieval military history; in particular, they aim to reflect how the "cultural turn" in the field has led to exciting new developments in scholarship.
Ranging from the late eighth century to the fifteenth, from northern England to the Levant, the chapters analyze how medieval kings and commanders practiced a genuine military science, how themeanings of victory and defeat were constructed by chroniclers and whole societies, how wars were remembered and propagandized, and how religion and war mixed.
Introduction and Appreciation - Steven Isaac
Charlemagne's Invasion of Spain in 778: The Anatomy of a Strategic Failure and its Impact - Bernard S Bachrach
Military Intelligence and Strategic Planning Under the Ottonian Kings of Germany, 919-1024 - David S. Bachrach
Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens: Defeated Warriors, Masculinity, and Mistaken Identity in Western Europe, 679-1141 - Ryan Lavelle
Count Baldwin V of Flanders: Broker of Eleventh-Century Power - Kelly DeVries
Kings and Fortuna: the Meanings of Brémule - Stephen R Morillo
Fighting the Last War: Remembering the Norman Conquest during the Anarchy - Jennifer Paxton
Gilbert of Mons' Chronicle of Hainaut as a Source for Military History in the 12th Century - John France
At Home with Roger of Howden - David Crouch
Embedded Reporters? Ambroise, Richard de Templo, and Roger of Howden on the Third Crusade - John D. Hosler
The Treatment of Male and Female Prisoners of War during the Third Crusade - John B Gillingham
Exempla, Crusade, and Chivalry - Richard W Kaeuper
Frontier Warfare in the St. Omer Chronicle - Clifford J. Rogers
Some Observations on the Training of Medieval Warhorses - Carroll Gillmor
Richard P. Abels' Curriculum vitae

JOHN D. HOSLER is associate professor of military history at the US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth.

STEVEN ISAAC is the Simpson Professor of Medieval History, Longwood University.

"Highly recommended for those who want to get their teeth into some meaty research on medieval warfare." BATTLEFIELDS TRUST MAGAZINE

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Title Details

287 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

6 b/w. Illustrations

Imprint: Boydell Press