Journal of Medieval Military History

Journal of Medieval Military History

Volume IV

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

Hardback
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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Latest volume in the leading forum for debate on aspects of medieval warfare.
The essays in this latest edition of the Journal, by leading experts in the field, are a witness to the flourishing state of the subject, and provide significant contributions to various important on-going debates and controversies. They include wide-ranging discussions of state formation and the role of women in medieval warfare, and an energetic argument against viewing medieval warfare as cavalry-dominated. A trio of articles dealing with issues of bravery and cowardice, though based on Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman evidence, advance our knowledge of one of the all-pervasive aspects of the military history of the middle ages. Similarly, an experimentally-based study of the effectiveness of arrows against mail armor reaches conclusions that will cast light on combat from Visigothic Spain to Crusader Outremer to fifteenth-century Bohemia. In addition, the Journal includes in-depth studies of Iberian war-dogs, the naval battle of Zierikzee at the start of the fourteenth century, and (reflecting the editors' broad understanding of the scope of the field) the war-related activities of Dutch magistrates at the turn of the sixteenth century.

Contributors: STEPHEN MORILLO, BERNARD S. BACHRACH, RUSS MITCHELL, RICHARD ABELS, STEVEN ISAAC, WILLIAM SAYERS, JAMES P. WARD, J. F. VERBRUGGEN, ROBERT BURNS

Details

September 2006
1 black and white, 3 line illustrations
180 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Journal of Medieval Military History
ISBN: 9781843832676
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD1, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

The Sword of Justice: War and State Formation in Comparative Perspective - Stephen R Morillo
Archery versus Mail: Experimental Archaeology and the Value of Historical Context - Russ Mitchell
"Cowardice" and Duty in Anglo-Saxon England - Richard Abels
Cowardice and Fear Management: The 1173-74 Conflict as a Case Study - Steven Isaac
Expecting Cowardice: Medieval Battle Tactics Reconsidered - Stephen R Morillo
Naval Tactics at the Battle of Zierikzee (1304) in the Light of Mediterranean Praxis - William Sayers
The Military Role of the Magistrates in Holland during the Guelders War - James P. Ward
Women in Medieval Armies - J F Verbruggen
Verbruggen's "Cavalry" and the Lyon-Thesis - Bernard S Bachrach
Dogs of War in Thirteenth-Century Valencian Garrisons - Robert I. Burns

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