The Battle of Lechfeld and Its Aftermath, August 955: The End of the Age of Migrations in the Latin West

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - History - 223 pages
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In August 955 the forces of Otto the Great annihilated a huge army of Hungarian mounted archers in an encounter known as the battle of Lechfeld. This book provides the first satisfactory explanation for the decisive nature of Otto's victory which effectively ended the incursions of steppe nomads into Western Europe. A detailed reconstruction of the battle is preceded by chapters analyzing 10th-century Germany and the strengths of nomadic styles of warfare. A pioneering aspect is the consideration of environmental factors, not only the limits they imposed on the expansion of the nomadic way of life into Europe, but also the impact the local environment had on the outcome of the battle.
  

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Contents

Hungarian warfare
19
The reforms of Henry I in Saxony
45
Hungarians and the Latin West
73
The way to the Lechfeld
97
The way from the Lechfeld
131
Hungarian Defeat Ottonian Victory
163
Two battles according to Liudprand of Cremona
181
Index
215
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Charles R. Bowlus is professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, USA.

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