The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare
The Middle Ages
Baker & Taylor
An authoritative, illustrated history of medieval warfare combines maps, battle plans, and pictorial essays to explore such topics as fortifications, weaponry, the use of cavalry, siege warfare, strategy and theory, and individual battles and campaigns. UP.
From the accession of Charlemagne to the end of the Wars of the Roses, documents European warfare with substantial narratives illustrated by colorful maps, diagrams, drawings, reproductions of medieval art, and photographs of localities and artifacts. A section also describes theory and practice. Includes a glossary without pronunciation. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Cambridge Univ Pr
This is a highly readable, richly illustrated, cartographic account of European medieval warfare.
Warfare in the Middle Ages is often characterized as being dominated by lone, heroic knights or enormous mobs of plodding infantry. In this colorful and informative book, authors Hooper and Bennett debunk many of the myths surrounding medieval warfare to present a picture of a military culture as sophisticated as our modern one, with well organized armies and a high degree of tactical intelligence. The authors make their case by masterful use of high-quality maps, battle plans, and pictorial essays that explore such topics as siege warfare, the use of cavalry, the development of naval warfare, medieval science and warfare, and the legacy of the Middle Ages in modern military warfare. The Atlas spans the period from the coronation of Charlemagne to the last of the English Wars of the Roses and covers campaigns in and around Europe and the Mediterranean. The illustrations depict all levels of warfare from the strategic campaigns down to individual battles, fortifications, and weaponry. The lucid narrative that accompanies the pictures explains the course of campaigns and lessons to be learned from them. This book is written for the general reader with an interest in the history of warfare.
New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995
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1 atlas (192 p.) : col. ill., col. maps ; 30 cm