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By Maurice Keen

The medieval interval was once a novel epoch in army history--an age profoundly prompted by means of martial beliefs, whose very constitution of society used to be prepared for struggle, and whose leaders have been by means of necessity warriors. Now, the richly illustrated Medieval Warfare illuminates this period, interpreting over seven-hundred years of ecu clash, from the time of Charlemagne to the top of the center a long time (1500). Twelve students learn medieval war in sections. the 1st part explores the event of struggle chronologically, with essays at the Viking age, at the wars and growth of the 11th and 12th centuries, at the Crusades, and at the nice Hundred Years battle among England and France. the second one part lines advancements within the paintings of conflict: fortification and siege craft, the position of armored cavalrymen, using mercenary forces, the delivery of gunpowder artillery, and the recent abilities in navigation and shipbuilding.

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