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Medieval Warfare: History of the Art of War, Volume III
Medieval Warfare: History of the Art of War, Volume III
by Hans Delbrück

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From the eighth century through the Middle Ages feudalism determined the nature of European warfare. Medieval Warfare begins in the time of Charlemagne, who maintained a military system of freemen and of vassals bound to him in service for lands granted in fief. These pages are crowded with recreations of famous events like the Battle of Hastings and movements like the Crusades; with the brightest flowers of knighthood, and with the mercenary grandeur of Byzantium. Hans Delbrück shows how feudal military organization varied in different countries and why the knightly forces could not hold up against the barbarous Normans. He studies military developments in the kingdoms that rose with the collapse of the Carolingian Empire, as well as the trend toward mercenary armies. When the Swiss peasants, forming the first true infantry, defeated the Burgundian knights in the fourteenth century, the era of modern warfare had begun.



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Product Details/Specifications:
Author: Hans Delbrück
Creator: Walter J. Renfroe Jr.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press

Manufacturer: University of Nebraska Press
EAN: 9780803265851
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 0803265859
Number of items: 1
Number of pages: 712
Publication date: 1990-12-01
Language: English (Published)
Language: English (Original Language)
Language: English (Unknown)
Brand: Brand: University of Nebraska Press

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