The Normans and their Adversaries at War

The Normans and their Adversaries at War

Essays in Memory of C. Warren Hollister

Edited by Richard P. Abels, Bernard S. Bachrach

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Boydell Press

Overview

Overview

Studies of warfare, armies, logistics and weapons throughout the Norman realms.
The studies in this book examine and illuminate the Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman military institutions that supported and shaped the conduct of war in northwestern Europe in the central middle ages. Taken together they challenge received opinion on a number of issues and force a profound reconsideration of the manner in which the Normans and their adversaries, Anglo-Saxons, Danes, Angevins and the Welsh, prepared for and waged war.

Contributors: RICHARD ABELS, BERNARD BACHRACH, KELLY DEVRIES, JOHN FRANCE, C.M. GILLMOR, ROBERT HELMERICHS, NIELS LUND, STEPHEN MORILLO, MICHAEL PRESTWICH, FREDERICK SUPPE.

Details

December 2001
1 line illustrations
240 pages
23.4x15.6 cm
Warfare in History
ISBN: 9780851158471
Format: Hardback
Boydell Press
BIC HBLC1
BISAC HIS027000, HIS037010, HIS010020
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Table of Contents

From Alfred to Harold II: The Military Failure of the Late Anglo- Saxon State - Richard Abels
William Rufus' Plan for the Invasion of Aquitaine - Bernard S Bachrach
Harold Godwinson in Wales: Military Legitimacy in Late Anglo- Saxon England - Kelly DeVries
The Normans and Crusading - John France
Aimoin's Miracula Sancti Germani and the Norse raids on St Denis and St Germain - Carroll Gillmor
'Ad tutandos patriae fines': The Defense of Normandy, 1135 - Robert Helmerichs
Expedicio in Denmark - Niels Lund
Milites, Knights and Samurai: Military Terminology, Comparative History, and the Problem of Translation - Stephen R Morillo
The Garrisoning of English Medieval Castles - Richard Abels
The Persistence of Castle-Guard in the Welsh Marches and Wales: Suggestions for a Research Agenda and Methodology - Frederick C Suppe

Reviews

This latest welcome addition to Boydell's excellent Warfare in History list...displays a clear cohesion around a perennially fascinating central theme. A stimulating and important collection that adds significantly to our understanding of Norman warfare. ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW

Commendable for its plethora of fresh insights and arguments... all are worthwhile contributions to knowlege or debate. HISTORY

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