Logistics of Warfare in the Age of the Crusades: Proceedings of a Workshop Held at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Sydney, 30 September to 4 October 2002

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John H. Pryor
Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2006 - History - 365 pages
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How were the Crusades made possible? There have been studies of ancient, medieval and early modern warfare, as well as work on the finances and planning of Crusades, but this volume is the first specifically to address the logistics of Crusading. Building on previous work, it brings together experts from the fields of medieval Western, Byzantine and Middle Eastern studies to examine how the marches and voyages were actually made. Questions of manpower, types and means of transportation by land and sea, supplies, financial resources, roads and natural land routes, sea lanes and natural sailing routes - all these topics and more are covered here. Of particular importance is the attention given to the horses and other animals on which transport of supplies and the movement of armies depended.
  

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Contents

Introduction modelling Bohemonds march to Thessalonike
1
The logistics of the MongolMamluk war with special
25
Crusader logistics from victory at Nicaea to resupply at
43
Ship types and fleet composition at Genoa and Venice in the
63
Logistics and the Second Crusade
77
Harbours and facilities along the eastern Mediterranean sea
95
Provisioning Peter the Hermit from Cologne to
119
Roads and communications in the Byzantine Empire
131
Infantry in Muslim armies during the Crusades
185
Food and the Fourth Crusade a new approach to the
209
Money and logistics in the forces of the First Crusade
229
The Northern Crusaders the logistics of English and other
251
Digest
275
Glossary of Technical Terminology
293
Consolidated Bibliography
305
Index
343

Reflections on maps Crusading and logistics
159

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