Warfare in the Medieval World

Warfare in the Medieval World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe in the period between the fall of Rome and the introduction of reliable gunpowder weapons during the Thirty Years War Through an exploration of thirty three selected battles, military historian Brian Todd Carey surveys the changing tactical relatWarfare in the Medieval World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe in the period between the fall of Rome and the introduction of reliable gunpowder weapons during the Thirty Years War Through an exploration of thirty three selected battles, military historian Brian Todd Carey surveys the changing tactical relationships between the four weapon systems heavy and light infantry and heavy and light cavalry focusing on the evolution of shock and missile combat.Through the use of dozens of multiphase tactical maps, this fascinating introduction to the art of war during western civilization s ancient and classical periods pulls together the primary and secondary sources and creates a powerful historical narrative The result is a synthetic work that will be essential reading for students and armchair military historians alikeTHORBrian Todd Carey is an assistant professor of history and military history at the American Public University System, where he teaches ancient, classical, medieval, and early modern military history He is the author of dozens of articles on warfare in numerous history and military history periodicals and the recent ABC CLIO World History Encyclopedia In 2007 he was the recipient of American Public University System s Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award for the School of Arts and Humanities He is also the author of Warfare in the Ancient World, Warfare in the Medieval World, and Hannibal s Last Battle Zama and the Fall of Carthage.TACTICAL MAP ILLUSTRATORJoshua B Allfree is a US Army sergeant major currently serving as a recruiting information technology program manager at Fort Knox, Kentucky He has over thirty years of military experience divided between the combat arms and recruiting systems and operations He holds the bachelor of arts degree in world military history from the American Military University, the master of science in applied information technology from Bellarmine University, and several professional certifications in project management, network engineering, and IT service managementGIONAL MAP ILLUSTRATORJohn Cairns is a professional software developer with eighteen years of industry experience His special emphasis on computer cartography includes the development of the mapping system used on a popular travel site.
Warfare in the Medieval World Warfare in the Medieval World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe in the period between the fall of Rome and the introduction of reliable g

  • Title: Warfare in the Medieval World
  • Author: Brian Todd Carey Joshua B. Allfree John Cairns
  • ISBN: 9781848847415
  • Page: 341
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “Warfare in the Medieval World”

    1. This book is intended as a short overview of evolution of warfare in middle ages and manages to achieve that goal, but only just. The main problem here is author's choice of sources - to a large degree he depends on works by Delbruck, Oman and Fuller, which by now are ancient. Content of the book is centered on developments in Western Europe, in fact focus on that geographic area borders on rudiculous. This is especially visible in sections that deal with Crusades and Mongol invasions, where eve [...]

    2. This work is a continuation of his excellent WARFARE IN THE ANCIENT WORLD, picking up where his first volume left off. MEDIEVAL WORLD begins with an exploration of Byzantine warfare, then moves on to discuss the rise of heavy cavalry in western Europe during the early and high medieval periods. He then moves on to discuss the crusades in Spain and the Holy Land, as well as the Mongol penetrations in eastern Europe and in the Near East. His book winds down with a discussion of the return of light [...]

    3. After decades of reading the academic specialized work, I want to see what the popular version of medieval warfare history books look like![edit]and so far it looksmplistic. And with an odd focus on battles that remind me of Oman and Delbruck, but not in a good way.I finally decided not to finish this book beyond the 60%. Carey seems to have access to (from the Kindle edition bibliography) most of the modern scholarship on the subject, but must have decided not to use it. There are also simply t [...]

    4. The follow-up to Warfare in the Ancient World, this book turns its attention to the Middle Ages (although it continues through the mid-1600s, which is not usually considered medieval). It's not all about the knights, although they get their share of the attention--archers, longbowmen, gunners, horse-archers, and pikemen, to name a few, each played pivotal roles. Like its predecessor, this book ignores the Americas, east Asia, and sub-Saharan Africa, although at least we get some Mongols and Turk [...]

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