Journal of Medieval Military History: Volume XXII
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258 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

5 graphs and 17 b/w illus.

Series: Journal of Medieval Military History

Series Vol. Number: 22

Imprint: Boydell Press

Journal of Medieval Military History: Volume XXII

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

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"The leading academic vehicle for scholarly publication in the field of medieval warfare." Medieval Warfare

The articles in volume 22 of the Journal of Medieval Military History range widely, not only in chronology but also in geography and approach. Sven Ekdahl looks at the big picture of the role of Swedish castles in the north; L. J. Andrew Villalon focuses on the very particular and culturally significant rewards given by the Catholic Kings to two noble families to celebrate minor victories on the borders of Granada in the far south. Subjects include fighting at the tactical level (the unexpectedly substantial tradition of mounted archery in England, the Low Countries and France, revealed by Sanders Goevarts), the operational level (Emperor Louis II's logistics in Italy, treated by Elijah T. Wallace), and the strategic level (King John's employment of naval power, analyzed by Adam M. McNeil). Vladimir Aleksić and Damnjan Prlinčević consider military, political, geographical, demographic, and economic factors to contextualize the military history of the rich mining town of Novo Brdo in Serbia as it faced the rising tide of Ottoman conquest in the last century of the Middle Ages. Three contributions draw on the rich resources of the English royal archives to illuminate the material and technological tools of medieval warfare: individual weapons (most significantly both longbows and short bows) described with exceptional detail in a murder case of 1315 (Clifford J. Rogers); the horses of Henry V in the Agincourt campaign of 1415 (Gary P. Baker); and the military equipment stored at Dover Castle as described in inventories dating from 1320 to 1437 (Dan Spencer).
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1. Horse Archery in Medieval Northwestern Europe, 400-1500: A Study of a Forgotten Military Tradition - Sander Govaerts
2. Louis II's Beneventan Expedition: Reassessing Carolingian Ambitions and Logistics in Ninth-century Southern Italy - Elijah T. Wallace
3. Swedish Medieval Castles: Their Strategic Importance and Function - Sven Ekdahl
4. The Development of Naval Power and Strategy under King John, 1199-1216 - Adam M. McNeil
5. New Details on the Bows and Other Weapons of the Esnyngton Murder Indictment (1315) - Clifford J. Rogers
6. The Armaments of Dover Castle, 1320-1437 - Dan Spencer
7. Sultan Ante Portas. The Balkan Mining Metropolis of Novo Brdo and the Ottoman Conquest of the Central Balkans between the Second Half of the Fourteenth Century and 1455 - Vladimir Aleksić and Damnjan Prlinčević
8. "Sitting on a Noble Horse as White as Snow": The English Royal Horses at Agincourt - Gary Paul Baker
9. Note-The Unusual Wages of Victory: A Queen's Dress and a King's Suit of Clothing (in Perpetuity) - L. J. Andrew Villalon

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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

258 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

5 graphs and 17 b/w illus.

Series: Journal of Medieval Military History

Series Vol. Number: 22

Imprint: Boydell Press