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Medieval Warfare 1000–1300

Medieval Warfare 1000–1300

1st Edition

John France
January 11, 2019

The study of medieval warfare has developed enormously in recent years. The figure of the armoured mounted knight, who was believed to have materialized in Carolingian times, long dominated all discussion of the subject. It is now understood that the knight emerged over a long period of time and...

Medieval Warfare 1300–1450

Medieval Warfare 1300–1450

1st Edition

Kelly DeVries
October 08, 2010

War was epidemic in the late Middle Ages. It affected every land and all peoples from Scotland and Scandinavia in the north to the southern Mediterranean Sea coastlines of Morocco, North Africa, Egypt, and the Middle East in the south, from Ireland and Spain in the west to Russia and Turkey in the...

Warfare in the Middle East since 1945

Warfare in the Middle East since 1945

1st Edition

Ahron Bregman
December 15, 2008

From the end of the Second World War and throughout the era that came to be known as the Cold War, the Middle East was a battleground for Great Power rivalries and constant wars. These were fought between Israelis and Arabs, Arabs and Iranians, Arabs and Arabs and also between regional players and...

Medieval Ships and Warfare

Medieval Ships and Warfare

1st Edition

Susan Rose
June 09, 2008

This collection of essays and articles from a wide range of journals is intended to make more accessible to students and scholars some of the most important writing in English in this field from the 1950s to the present day. The volume draws attention to work on both the design and the use of ships...

Warfare in Europe 1919–1938

Warfare in Europe 1919–1938

1st Edition

Geoffrey Jensen
May 19, 2008

Although ostensibly a time of peace, one of the richest and most fascinating periods in military history falls between the two world wars. With good reason, even today military theorists look to these years for relevant lessons. The articles and papers collected together in this volume highlight...

Warfare in the Dark Ages

Warfare in the Dark Ages

1st Edition

Kelly DeVries, John France
March 07, 2008

The articles in this volume explore the way in which military developments helped to sculpt, out of very strange and diverse components, our familiar Europe. The period studied covers the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the rise of the Carolingian Empire and its eventual collapse, leaving a...

African Military History

African Military History

1st Edition

John Lamphear
November 07, 2007

This collection of essays on pre-colonial sub-Saharan African military history is drawn from a number of academic journals and includes some which are considered milestones in African historiographical discourse, as well as others which, while lesser known, provide remarkable insight into the...

Warfare in Japan

Warfare in Japan

1st Edition

Harald Kleinschmidt
August 02, 2007

Warfare in Japan from the fourth to the nineteenth century has caused much controversy among Western military and political historians. This volume assembles key articles written by specialists in the field on military organization, the social context of war, battle action, weapons and martial arts...

Warfare in Early Modern Europe 1450–1660

Warfare in Early Modern Europe 1450–1660

1st Edition

Paul E.J. Hammer
June 06, 2007

The early modern period saw gunpowder weapons reach maturity and become a central feature of European warfare, on land and at sea. This exciting collection of essays brings together a distinguished and varied selection of modern scholarship on the transformation of war”often described as a ’...

The Armies of Classical Greece

The Armies of Classical Greece

1st Edition

Everett L. Wheeler
March 28, 2007

The origin of the Western military tradition in Greece 750-362 BC is fraught with controversies, such as the date and nature of the phalanx, the role of agricultural destruction and the existence of rules and ritualistic practices. This volume collects papers significant for specific points in...

Byzantine Warfare

Byzantine Warfare

1st Edition

John Haldon
March 28, 2007

Warfare was an integral part of the operations of the medieval eastern Roman, or Byzantine, Empire, both in its organization, as well as in social thinking and political ideology. This volume presents a selection of articles dealing with key aspects of Byzantine attitudes to war and violence, with...

Modern Counter-Insurgency

Modern Counter-Insurgency

1st Edition

Ian Beckett
February 13, 2007

Insurgency has been the most prevalent form of conflict in the modern world since the end of the Second World War. Accordingly, it has posed a major challenge to conventional armed forces, all of whom have had to evolve counter-insurgency methods in response. The volume brings together classic...

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