Mercenaries and Paid Men: The Mercenary Identity in the Middle Ages

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BRILL, Feb 28, 2008 - History - 428 pages
Why were mercenaries such a commonplace of war in the medieval and early modern periods and why have they traditionally been so poorly regarded? Who were mercenaries, and how were they distinguished from other soldiers? The contributors to this volume attempt to cast light on these questions.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
William Marshal and the Mercenariat David Crouch
15
Revisiting Mercenaries under Henry Fitz Empress 11671188 John D Hosler
33
Methodology Defi nitions and Problems Kelly DeVries
43
Les Mercenaires dans les Campagnes Napolitaines de Louis le Grand Roi de Hongrie 13471350 Guido Guerri dallOro
61
The Da Varano Lords of Camerino as Condottiere Princes John E Law
89
Beneath the Battle? Miners and Engineers as Mercenaries in the Holy Land XIIXIII siècles Nicolas Prouteau
105
Soldiers of Fortune in the Fleets of Charles I of Anjou King of Sicily ca 126585 John H Pryor
119
Towards a Crosscultural Typology of Military Service Stephen Morillo
243
The AngloFlemish Treaties and Flemish Soldiers in England 11011163 Eljas Oksanen
261
The Origin of MoneyFiefs in the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem Alan V Murray
275
Mercenaries and Paid Men in Gilbert of Mons Laura Napran
287
The Fourteenth Century SoldierMore Chaucers Knight or Medieval Career? Adrian R Bell
301
What does a Mercenary Leave Behind? The Archaeological E vidence for the Estates of Owain Lawgoch Spencer Gavin Smith
317
the Civil War Carlos Andrés González Paz
331
The Teutonic Orders Mercenaries during the Great War with PolandLithuania 140911 Sven Ekdahl
345

Household Men Mercenaries and Vikings in AngloSaxon England Richard Abels
143
Merovingian Mercenaries and Paid Soldiers in Imperial Perspective Bernard S Bachrach
167
The Early Hungarians as Mercenaries 860955 Charles R Bowlus
193
Welsh Troops in Angevin Service 11541216 IW Rowlands
207
Urban Military Forces of England and Germany c 1240c 1315 a Comparison David S Bachrach
231
Scots Mercenary Forces in Sixteenth Century Ireland Muríosa Prendergast
363
The Irish Mercenary Tradition in the 1600s Ciarán Óg OReilly
383
Index
395
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