Journal of Medieval Military History
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200 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

5 b/w, 11 line illus.

Series: Journal of Medieval Military History

Imprint: Boydell Press

Journal of Medieval Military History

Volume V

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

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Latest volume of original articles on all aspects of warfare in the middle ages.
The broad topic of medieval warfare is here explored across the full chronological range of the Middle Ages, using a wide variety of approaches, including literary, prosopographical, technological, and narrative-based analysis. Akey feature of the journal is its commitment to fostering debate on the most significant issues in medieval military history; that tradition is continued here with Bernard Bachrach's argument against the idea that early medieval military structures and practices were sharply different from Late Antique ones. Individual battles, the Hattin campaign of 1187 and Byzantine war against Bulgaria in 1254-1256, are the focus of two other chapters; an article by Richard Kaeuper (based on his De Re Militari special lecture at the International Congress of Medieval Studies) emphasizes the value of chansons de geste and other "romance" material for understanding the mentalité of the martial lay aristocracy of medieval Christendom; and there are further articles on the factors that motivated gentlemen to fight, in both open warfare, and individual combat. Weapons of warfare are not neglected, with chapters casting lighton the development of the crossbow and the trebuchet.

CONTRIBUTORS: BERNARD S. BACHRACH, MICHAEL EHRLICH, MICHAEL BASISTA, NICHOLAS S. KANELLOPOULOS, JOANNE K. LEKEA, RICHARD W. KAEUPER, MARK DUPUY, MALCOLM MERCER, STEVEN C. HUGHES
Literature as Essential Evidence for Understanding Chivalry - Richard W Kaeuper
The Battle of Hattin: A Chronicle of a Defeat Foretold? - Michael Ehrlich
Hybrid or Counterpoise? A Study of Transitional Trebuchets - Michael Basista
The Struggle between the Nicaean Empire and the Bulgarian State [1254-1256] : towards a Revivial of Byzantine Military Tactics under Theodore II Laskaris - Nicholas S. Kanellopoulos
The Struggle between the Nicaean Empire and the Bulgarian State [1254-1256] : towards a Revivial of Byzantine Military Tactics under Theodore II Laskaris - Joanne K. Lekea
A "Clock-and-Bow" Story: Late Medieval Technology from Monastic Evidence - Mark Dupuy
The Strength of Lancastrian Loyalism during the Readeption: Gentry Participation at the Battle of Tewkesbury - Malcolm Mercer
Soldiers and Gentlemen: The Rise of the Duel in Renaissance Italy - Stephen Hughes
"A Lying Legacy" Revisited: The Abels-Morillo Defense of Discontinuity - Bernard S Bachrach

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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October 2007

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Title Details

200 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

5 b/w, 11 line illus.

Series: Journal of Medieval Military History

Imprint: Boydell Press