Medieval Warfare: History of the Art of War, Volume III by Hans DelbrückMedieval Warfare: History of the Art of War, Volume III by Hans Delbrück

Medieval Warfare: History of the Art of War, Volume III

byHans DelbrückTranslated byWalter J. Renfroe Jr.

Paperback | December 1, 1990

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From the eighth century through the Middle Ages feudalism determined the nature of European warfare. Medieval Warfare begins in the time of Charlemagne, who maintained a military system of freemen and of vassals bound to him in service for lands granted in fief. These pages are crowded with recreations of famous events like the Battle of Hastings and movements like the Crusades; with the brightest flowers of knighthood, and with the mercenary grandeur of Byzantium.

Hans Delbrück shows how feudal military organization varied in different countries and why the knightly forces could not hold up against the barbarous Normans. He studies military developments in the kingdoms that rose with the collapse of the Carolingian Empire, as well as the trend toward mercenary armies. When the Swiss peasants, forming the first true infantry, defeated the Burgundian knights in the fourteenth century, the era of modern warfare had begun.

This edition marks the first appearance in paperback of Walter J. Renfroe Jr.'s English translation of Medieval Warfare. The other three volumes of Delbrück’s History of the Art of War were also translated by Renfroe and are available as Bison Books.
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Title:Medieval Warfare: History of the Art of War, Volume IIIFormat:PaperbackDimensions:712 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.8 inPublished:December 1, 1990Publisher:UNP - Nebraska

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ISBN - 10:0803265859

ISBN - 13:9780803265851

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From the eighth century through the Middle Ages feudalism determined the nature of European warfare. Medieval Warfare begins in the time of Charlemagne, who maintained a military system of freemen and of vassals bound to him in service for lands granted in fief. These pages are crowded with re-creations of famous events like the Battle of Hastings and movements like the Crusades; with the brightest flowers of knighthood, and with the mercenary grandeur of Byzantium.