Armies of the Dark Ages spans the period from 600 AD to 1066 and describes Byzantine, Sub-Roman, Pictish, Irish, Visigothic, Lombard, Merovingian, Carolingian, Ottonian, Viking, Russian, Slav, Avar, Khazar, Magyar, Bulgar, Pecheneg, Ghuzz, Alan, Armenian, Sassanid, Arab, Andalusian, Near Eastern, Saxon, Norman, Italian and Spanish armies. It examines tactics and strategy, organisation and formations as well as providing a detailed guide to the dress and equipment of the armies of the period. Comprehensive illustrations complement the text and the result is a wealth of information for anyone interested in the warfare of the time. Long out of print, the book has been a source of inspiration to wargamers and academic historians alike. It is reprinted here in its complete 1980 second edition with an updated bibliography.
From the Viking invasions to the Crusades to the Hundred Years War, wars were crucial agents of change in medieval Europe. They fostered many economic and political changes. They also affected the science, technology, religion, and culture of the parties involved. This two-volume encyclopedia examines all aspects of warfare and military technology in medieval times. Featuring the latest research from the leading experts in medieval military history, the set provides an exhaustive and accurate view of how and why wars were waged throughout Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Crusader States from circa 500 CE to circa 1500. Although many reference works have been published in medieval history, this is the first and only encyclopedia to focus exclusively on medieval warfare, offering unique insight into the subject by addressing developments in military technology across the period with articles on topics such as gunpowder and shields. The encyclopedia will appeal to scholars and readers of all levels interested in military history and in the medieval world.
Die brennende Aktualität des Themas "Krieg" bedarf keiner Erläuterung. Doch sollte die bedrückende Realität den Blickwinkel auf dieses Phänomen keineswegs ausschließlich auf die gegenwärtige Situation beschränken. Wesentliche Aspekte - insbesondere grundlegende, langdauernde Faktoren und Strukturen - würden so nicht wahrgenommen. In dem von Hans-Henning Kortüm herausgegebenen Buch wird nicht nur der ganze Zeitraum des Mittelalters berücksichtigt, sondern es wird auch die Fülle der thematischen und methodischen Zugangsweisen demonstriert. Besonderes Gewicht kommt dabei dem Bemühen zu, die Chancen eines interdisziplinären Zugangs zum Thema zu nutzen: Die einzelnen Beiträge verfolgen historische, philosophische, kunsthistorische, wissenschaftshistorische und politikwissenschaftliche Fragestellungen. Der gemeinsame Ausgangspunkt ist in der Erkenntnis begründet, dass eine historische Betrachtung Krieg als kulturelles Phänomen ernst nehmen muss.
From the Close of the Eleventh Century to the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century. To which are Prefixed, Three Dissertations: 1. Of the Origin of Romantic Fiction in Europe. 2. On the Introduction of Learning Into England. 3. On the Gesta Romanorum
Presents the reader with a comprehensive overview of AIDS from both a biomedical and psychosocial perspective. Through the use of comprehensible terminology, detailed illustrations, and up-to-date information and statistics, the reader is able to fully grasp the biological, social, and psychological aspects of this disease. In addition, the reader acquires information on personal risk assessment, preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, and the human and societal dimensions of living with HIV and AIDS.
Hono sapiens, homo pugnans, and so it has been since the beginning of recorded history. In the Middle Ages, especially, armed conflict and the military life were so much a part of the political and cultural development that a general account of this period is, in large measure, a description of how men went to war.
A Ranking of the Most Influential Military Leaders of All Time
Author: Michael Lee Lanning
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Conquerors or liberators, heroes or madmen, they all changed the world on the battlefield: “Balanced, well researched, and clear” (Booklist). This compelling study by retired US Army Lt. Col. Michael Lee Lanning lists the hundred most influential military leaders—not by their victories, their combat prowess, or even their legacies, but by the lasting impact their lives had upon the world, the lives they affected, and the historical significance of their actions in war. Warriors from every era and corner of the globe are profiled, glorious and notorious, modern and ancient, good and evil, including: George Washington * Attila the Hun * Adolf Hitler * Napoleon I * Hannibal * Alexander the Great * H. Norman Schwarzkopf * Genghis Khan * George S. Patton * Sun Tzu * Oliver Cromwell * Fidel Castro * Ferdinand Foch * Moshe Dayan * Mustafa Kemal * and many more! “Every reader will find at least one nonfavorite among the top 100 and the 50 honorable mentions and at least one favorite left out. But as an intelligent soldier-historian’s roster of the movers and shakers of warfare, this book itself ranks high.” —Booklist “The selected 100 span 15 centuries of warfare, from Attila the Hun (#15) to Norman Schwarzkopf (#49) and include both heroes and villains, innovators and heretics . . . This is a grand list, filled with the famous and infamous and even some obscure men like Lennart Torstensson and Thomas Cochrane. As a clever approach to military history, this is recommended for the general reader.” —Library Journal Illustrated with photos and portraits