The Circle of War in the Middle Ages: Essays on Medieval Military and Naval History

Front Cover
Donald J. Kagay, L. J. Andrew Villalon
Boydell & Brewer, 1999 - History - 185 pages
Different aspects of medieval warfare form the focus for this collection of essays by both established and new scholars. They range from a reconsideration of several problems of military historiography to explorations of the medieval view of divine influence on the battlefield, and the emergence of complex strategic and tactical norms of naval warfare in the medieval Mediterranean. Other topics examined include the role of mercenaries; crusader warfare; and Anglo-Norman women at war.Contributors: BERNARD S. BACHRACH, THERESA M. VANN, PAUL E. CHEVEDDEN, STEPHEN MORILLO, EDWARD G. SCHOENFELD, KENT G. HARE, KELLY DEVRIES, STEVEN ISAAC, JEAN A. TRUAX, STEVEN G. LANE, DOUGLAS C. HALDANE, LAWRENCE V. MOTT
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

List of Illustrations
8
Abbreviations
xv
TwelfthCentury Castile and its Frontier Strategies
21
Fortifications and the Development of Defensive Planning in the
33
The Age of Cavalry Revisited
45
Freedom and Military Reform in TenthCentury Saxony
59
Apparitions and War in AngloSaxon England
75
Some Preliminary Thoughts
87
The Problem with Mercenaries
101
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information