Medieval Warfare

Theory and Practice of War in Europe 300–1500

  • Authors
  • Helen Nicholson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
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    Pages 1-12
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 167-231

About this book


Warfare in medieval times was never static or predictable - although there were ideals and conventions to follow, in the field commanders had to use their initiative and adapt to the needs of the moment. In this concise, wide-ranging study, Helen Nicholson provides the essential introductory guide to a fascinating subject.

Medieval Warfare
- surveys and summarises current debates and modern research into warfare throughout the whole of the medieval period across Europe
- sets medieval warfare theory and practice firmly into context as a continuation and adaptation of practice under the Roman Empire, tracing its change and development across more than a millennium
- considers military personnel, buildings and equipment, as well as the practice of warfare by land and sea


Buildings chronology Europe event individual knowledge Medieval Literature Middle Ages present subject warfare

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