The Routledge Companion to Medieval Warfare

1st Edition

Jim Bradbury

Routledge
Published November 29, 2006
Reference - 392 Pages
ISBN 9780415413954 - CAT# RU3958Z
Series: Routledge Companions to History

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Summary

Providing easily accessible factual material, and covering the whole geographical area of medieval Europe, including Eastern Europe, this comprehensive volume is the perfect companion to all aspects of medieval warfare.

Setting the Companion in themed, illustrated sections, each preceded by a narrative outline offering a brief introduction, Jim Bradbury presents clear information on battles and sieges, and generals and leaders.

Practical topics examined include:

  • castle architecture, with examinations of specific castles
  • ship building techniques
  • improvements in armour
  • specific weapons
  • developments in areas such as arms and armour fortifications, tactics and supply.

Readable and engaging, this detailed volume provides students with an excellent collection of archaeological information and clear discussions of controversial issues.

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