The Art of War in the Middle Ages, A.D. 378-1515, Parts 378-1515

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Cornell University Press, 1953 - History - 176 pages
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This history of medieval warfare, originally written in 1885 when its author—later one of the great medievalists—was still an undergraduate at Oxford, remains for students and general readers one of the best accounts of military art in the Middle Ages between Adrianople in 378 A.D. (the most fearful defeat suffered by a Roman army since Cannae in 216 B.C.) and Marignano (1515 A.D.), the last of the triumphs of the medieval horseman. It was extensively revised and edited by John H. Beeler in 1953 to incorporate many new facts uncovered since the late nineteenth century.

 

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An excellent example of how people always want to re-fight the last war. Whenever someone in the Middle Ages would come up with a new tactical innovation, they would dominate for awhile before being ... Read full review

Contents

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31
Arms Organization and Tactics of the Byzantine Armies
44
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57
Tactics and Strategy
83
Battle of MorgartenBattle of LaupenBattle of SempachBat
91
Causes of the Decline of Swiss Ascendancy
104
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116
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152
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167
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