Medieval World At War, The

Medieval World At War The Spanning some years from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation the medieval period was a time of immense diversity in military practice The Medieval World at War brings together accou

  • Title: Medieval World At War, The
  • Author: Matthew Bennett
  • ISBN: 9780500251560
  • Page: 315
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Spanning some 1,000 years from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation, the medieval period was a time of immense diversity in military practice The Medieval World at War brings together accounts not only of European and Middle Eastern warfare but also of Central Asian, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese conflict.Organized chronologically in ten chapters, the book rangSpanning some 1,000 years from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation, the medieval period was a time of immense diversity in military practice The Medieval World at War brings together accounts not only of European and Middle Eastern warfare but also of Central Asian, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese conflict.Organized chronologically in ten chapters, the book ranges widely from Charlemagne s empire building, the Viking invasions of northern Europe, and the Christian crusades against Islam to Mongol horse archers, the Teutonic knights of Germany, the gunpowder revolution, the Ottoman threat to Europe, and Samurai warfare.Incorporating vivid accounts of tactics, troop types, battles, fortifications, and siege techniques, the contributors examine the underlying political and military strategies that were shaped by the clash of very different social and ideological systems Feature boxes focus on topics ranging from battles such as Agincourt and the siege of Constantinople to weaponry and armor, while eyewitness accounts of battles and other major events bring the story dramatically to life.
    • Best Read [Matthew Bennett] ↠ Medieval World At War, The || [Contemporary Book] PDF ☆
      315 Matthew Bennett
    • thumbnail Title: Best Read [Matthew Bennett] ↠ Medieval World At War, The || [Contemporary Book] PDF ☆
      Posted by:Matthew Bennett
      Published :2020-01-06T17:03:28+00:00

    527 Comment

    • David says:

      A decent coffee table book. The main focus is the Latin west & opponents/allies; decent sections on Byzantium and lots of material on the former Roman east that was conquered by Islam. Also a good amount of coverage of the Mongols. The last chapter crosses the "bridge" of the Mongols to give short surveys of India, China, Korea, and Japan.The first chapter, on Byzantium against Persian and Islam (530-750) sparked an interest in me to get sources they mentioned: Maurice's Strategikon and Proc [...]

    • Rob says:

      A nice coffee table book. Great pictures and illustrations. Detailed accounts of major battles across each end of the middle ages, stretching from the English isles to Japan.I do think this book bites off more than it can chew in terms of the number of years and regions of the larger EurAsian continent. At times the authors are just cramming name after name and place after place in a rush to fit in as much as possible. I would have enjoyed the actual content more if they had picked 1 or 2 battle [...]

    • Rudyard Lynch says:

      This is a good history on Medieval Warfare. It is filled with facts and will give you endless information on medieval armies. This is not a book on the entire medieval world at war. It does not fulfill on the promise on having a balanced military history of Europe and Asia. It is mainly just the Middle Eaast and Europe with a few pages thrown in for East Asia at the end. This is not a book for people entering the topic, but if you like it this topic, I recommend it.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *