Journal of Medieval Military History

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

Journal of Medieval Military History

Volume IV

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

Hardback
9781843832676
$99.00
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

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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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