Journal of Medieval Military History

October 2015
8 black and white, 2 line illustrations
293 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Journal of Medieval Military History
ISBN: 9781783270576
Format: Hardback
Library eBook
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1, 1D, 2AB, 3H
BISAC HIS037010, HIS027130, HIS010020

Journal of Medieval Military History

Volume XIII

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

Highlights "the range and richness of scholarship on medieval warfare, military institutions, and cultures of conflict that characterize the field". History 95 (2010)
Warfare on the periphery of Europe and across cultural boundaries is a particular focus of this volume. One article, on Castilian seapower, treats the melding of northern and southern naval traditions; another clarifies the military roles of the Ayyubid and Mamluk miners and stoneworkers in siege warfare; a third emphasizes cultural considerations in an Icelandic conflict; a fourth looks at how an Iberian prelate navigated the line between ecclesiastical and military responsibilities; and a fifth analyzes the different roles of early gunpowder weapons in Europe and China, linking technological history with the significance of human geography. Further contributions also consider technology, two dealing with fifteenth-century English artillery and the third with prefabricated mechanical artillery during the Crusades. Another theme of the volume is source criticism, with re-examinations of the sources for Owain Glyndwr's (possible) victory at Hyddgen in 1401, a (possible) Danish attack on England in 1128, and the role of non-milites in Salian warfare.

Contributors: Nicolás Agrait, Tonio Andrade, David Bachrach, Oren Falk, Devin Fields, Michael S. Fulton, Thomas K. Heeboll-Holm, Rabei G. Khamisy, Michael Livingstone, Dan Spencer, L.J. Andrew Villalon

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Table of Contents

Feudalism, Romanticism, and Source Criticism: Writing the Military History of Salian Germany - David S. Bachrach
When the Lamb Attacked the Lion: A Danish Attack on England in 1138? - Thomas K. Heebøll-Holm
Development of Prefabricated Artillery during the Crusades - Michael S. Fulton
Some Notes on Ayyubid and Mamluk Military Terms - Rabei G. Khamisy
Helgastaðir, 1220: A Battle of No Significance? - Oren Falk
Por la guarda de la mar: Castile and the Struggle for the Sea in the Thirteenth and Fourteenth Centuries - Nicolas Agrait
The Battle of Hyddgen, 1401: Owain Glyndwr's Victory Reconsidered - Michael Livingston
The Provision of Artillery for the 1428 Expedition to France - Dan Spencer
1471: The Year of Three Battles and English Gunpowder Artillery - Devin Fields
"Cardinal Sins" and "Cardinal Virtues" of "El Tercer Rey," Pedro González de Mendoza: The Many Faces of a Warrior Churchman in Late Medieval Europe - L. J. Andew Villalon
Late Medieval Divergences: Comparative Perspectives on Early Gunpowder Warfare in Europe and China - Tonio Andrade


With volume XII, the Journal of Medieval Military History continues to consolidate its now assured position as the leading academic vehicle for scholarly publication in the field of medieval warfare.. The latest volume demonstrates its ongoing commitment to cover the topic in its broadest sense with another eclectic collection. MEDIEVAL WARFARE

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