Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.
The Cambridge Illustrated Atlas of Warfare: The Middle Ages, 768-1487 (1996)
by Nicholas Hooper (Author), Matthew Bennett (Author)
No current Talk conversations about this book.
References to this work on external resources.
Wikipedia in English (14)
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0521440491, Hardcover)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.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:39:31 -0400)
This book offers a detailed and highly readable account of warfare in Europe and the Mediterranean from the time of Charlemagne to the end of the Middle Ages. The book focuses on military strategy and de-bunks some of the prevailing myths of medieval warfare. Often characterized as an era dominated by lone, heroic knights, the Middle Ages in fact had a military culture as sophisticated and complex as our own, with organized armies and a high degree of tactical intelligence. This complexity is revealed by way of maps, plans, pictures, and an informative but accessible text which explores topics such as the development of naval warfare and siege tactics; medieval understanding of the science of warfare; and the legacy of the Middle Ages in more recent military dvelopments.
Is this you?
Become a LibraryThing Author.