Infantry Warfare in the Early Fourteenth Century

Infantry Warfare in the Early Fourteenth Century

Discipline, Tactics, and Technology

Kelly DeVries

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

DeVries has focused on an intriguing problem, and his detailed analysis of battles provides an important reassessment of the way in which infantry and dismounted cavalry achieved such striking successes. HISTORY
His detailed analysis of battles provides an important reassessment of the way in which infantry and dismounted cavalry achieved such striking successes. HISTORY This remarkable study confirms (DeVries's) emergence as one of the major scholars of his generation. JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORY This study departs from the conventional view of the dominance of cavalry in medieval warfare: its objective is to establish the often decisive importance of infantry. Kelly DeVries employs evidence from first-hand accounts — a major feature of this study — to examine the role of the infantry, and the nature of infantry tactics, in nineteen battles fought in England and Europe between 1302 and 1347, in most of which it was the infantry which secured victory. The battles analysed in detail are: Courtrai Arques Mons-en-Pevele Loudon Hill Kephissos Bannockburn Boroughbridge Cassel Dupplin Moor Halidon Hill Laupen Morlaix Staveren Vottem Crecy Neville's Cross, and the infantry ambushes: Morgarten Auberoche La Roche-Derrien.

Details

August 1996
19 line illustrations
224 pages
23.4x15.3 cm
Warfare in History
ISBN: 9780851155715
Format: Paperback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBW, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010, HIS027000
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Professor DeVries has focused on an intriguing problem, and his detailed analysis of battles provides an important reassessment of the way in which infantry and dismounted cavalry achieved such striking successes. HISTORY (Michael Prestwich) This remarkable study of fourteenth-century battles confirms (DeVries's) emergence as one of the major scholars of his generation. JOURNAL OF MILITARY HISTORY A very useful contribution to our understanding of how war at the end of the middle ages came to be fought. WAR IN HISTORY A good - and, at times, an exciting - read... an enjoyable and rewarding study of infantry battle tactics. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

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