Journal of Medieval Military History

Journal of Medieval Military History

Volume V

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

Hardback
$99.00

Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

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. A key 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 light on 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

Details

October 2007
5 black and white, 11 line illustrations
200 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Journal of Medieval Military History
ISBN: 9781843833390
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBJD1, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010
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Table of Contents

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

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