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The Resource Armies and warfare in the Middle Ages : the English experience, Michael Prestwich

Armies and warfare in the Middle Ages : the English experience, Michael Prestwich

Label
Armies and warfare in the Middle Ages : the English experience
Title
Armies and warfare in the Middle Ages
Title remainder
the English experience
Statement of responsibility
Michael Prestwich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Medieval warfare was hard, gruelling and often unrewarding. While military life in this era is sometimes pictured in terms of knights resplendent in armour and bearing colourful standards and coats of arms, the reality more often consisted of men struggling against cold, damp and hunger, pressing elusive foes who refused to do battle. In this fascinating book, Michael Prestwich re-creates the real experience of medieval warfare, examining how men of all ranks of society were recruited, how troops were fed, supplied, and deployed, the development of new weapons, and the structures of military command. Michael Prestwich challenges many common assumptions about medieval warfare. He shows that medieval commanders were capable of far more sophisticated strategy than is usually assumed: spies were an important part of the machinery of war, and the destruction of crops and burning of villages were part of a deliberate plan to force a foe to negotiate, rather than an indication of lack of discipline. Sieges, often lengthy and expensive, were more prevalent than physical battles. And in actual engagement the mounted knight was never as dominant as is often supposed: even in the twelfth century, many battles were won by unmounted men. Medieval warfare was not, on the whole, any more chivalric than warfare of other periods, although there were many instances of individual heroism, particularly during the Hundred Years War, that brought glory and renown to those who performed them
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Prestwich, Michael
Dewey number
355.3/0942/0902
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DA60
LC item number
.P74 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Military art and science
  • Military history, Medieval
  • Armies
Label
Armies and warfare in the Middle Ages : the English experience, Michael Prestwich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of Medieval warfare -- The military elite -- Military obligation -- Rewards -- Infantry -- Mercenaries -- Command -- Strategy and intelligence -- Chivalry -- The logistics of war -- The navy -- Siege warfare -- Battle -- Conclusion : A military revolution?
Control code
33079446
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 396 pages
Isbn
9780300064520
Lccn
95036142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)33079446
Label
Armies and warfare in the Middle Ages : the English experience, Michael Prestwich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-386) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of Medieval warfare -- The military elite -- Military obligation -- Rewards -- Infantry -- Mercenaries -- Command -- Strategy and intelligence -- Chivalry -- The logistics of war -- The navy -- Siege warfare -- Battle -- Conclusion : A military revolution?
Control code
33079446
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 396 pages
Isbn
9780300064520
Lccn
95036142
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)33079446

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