Warfare and Military Organization in Pre-crusade Europe PDF ePub eBook

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Warfare and Military Organization in Pre-crusade Europe free pdf Throughout the history of Western civilization, war, preparation for war, and its aftermath have dominated the use of surplus human and material resources. Yet, the brute facts of military history are too often ignored by those who have instead sought to provide a more ideal understanding of the Middle Ages in Europe. This predilection for chivalry at the expense of logistics and for "just war theory" at the expense of military technology have distorted both scholarly and popular understanding of the role played by military matters in the Middle Ages. The aim of the 14 articles reprinted here is help to provide a more balanced view, offsetting notions of romanticism and an anthropologically inspired primitivism of a Dark Age in pre-Crusade Europe. Particular topics include: the survival of Classical influences into the early Middle Ages- the strategy of castle-building in the early Angevin domains- and William the Conqueror's preparations for the invasion of England.

About Bernard S. Bachrach

Bernard S. Bachrach, University of Minnesota, USA

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Author : Bernard S. Bachrach
Publisher : Variorum
Data Published : 25 March 2002
ISBN : 0860788709
EAN : 9780860788706
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 352 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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