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Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World:…

Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World: Equipment, Combat Skills and… (2005)

by Matthew Bennett, Jim Bradbury (Author), Kelly DeVries (Author), Iain Dickie (Author), Phyllis Jestice (Author)

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Series: Fighting Techniques Series

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Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World describes the fighting techniques of soldiers in Europe and the Near East in an age before the widepsread use of gunpowder. The book explores the unique tactics required to win battles with the technology available, and demonstrates how little has changed in some respects of the art of war. The book is divided into five chapters covering the main elements of medieval warfare: infantry, cavalry, generalship, siege warfare, and naval combat. Each chapter features four major battles to demonstrate the strengths, pitfalls, and characteristics of the style of warfare. Using specially-commisioned color and black-and-white artwork to illustrate the battles, equipment, and tactics of the era,Fighting Techniques of the Medieval Worldshows in detail the methods by which armies, including Norman, Crusader, and Mongol forces, prevailed over their foes, and why other armies were less successful. The book is an essential companion for any reader interested in warfare in the medieval age.… (more)

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I was disappointed by this book. The topics covered are very general. The book relies on its too cute battlefield maps to illustrate the very general topics. I simply didn't learn much from the book. Perhaps my interests were too specific, but it was costly and seemed more like a coffee table book. ( )
  ksmyth | Feb 14, 2008 |
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Matthew Bennettprimary authorall editionscalculated
Bradbury, JimAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
DeVries, KellyAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Dickie, IainAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Jestice, PhyllisAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Bergquist, LarsTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Törnquist, Leifmilitärhistorisk granskningsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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