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The Middle Ages are commonly divided into three periods - the early Middle Ages, the high or central Middle Ages, and the late Middle Ages. Each period was marked by its own crises and wars, and the weapons and fighters reflected the technological and other advancements being made. This book is a richly illustrated history of warfare in Western Europe during those years. PThe Middle Ages are commonly divided into three periods - the early Middle Ages, the high or central Middle Ages, and the late Middle Ages. Each period was marked by its own crises and wars, and the weapons and fighters reflected the technological and other advancements being made. This book is a richly illustrated history of warfare in Western Europe during those years. Part One, the early Middle Ages, covers the late Romans, the Germanic invaders and Byzantines, the Franks, the Vikings and Hungarians, and the Anglo-Saxons and Normans in England. Part Two, the high or central Middle Ages, considers the feudal system, knights and chivalry, knights at war, infantrymen, land warfare, siege and naval warfare, crusades in Palestine, templars and hospitalers, the Reconquista in Spain, and the Teutonic knights. Part Three, the late Middle Ages, discusses the evolution of new types of armor and weapons, the Hundred Years' War, mercenaries, and firearms....

Title : Medieval Armies and Weapons in Western Europe: An Illustrated History
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ISBN : 9780786417728
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 280 Pages
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Medieval Armies and Weapons in Western Europe: An Illustrated History Reviews

  • Joshua Mooney
    2019-07-07 21:53

    I mainly used Medieval Armies and Weapons in Western Europe: An Illustrated History non-academically for information regarding the names and descriptions of various armor and other implements used during the various conflicts and periods blanketed under the 'Medieval Western Europe' moniker. The prose is very accessible and the illustrations are useful as 'fashion model' type sketches for what styles of dress might have looked like when worn. The lion share of the book focuses on the 11th through 13th centuries; the sections on the early and late middle ages are shorter in length, though they still contain enough chapters on broad trends in those periods to provide surface-level reference. The book's strength is in its scope rather than depth; one would definitely need to supplement it with more in depth resources if a particular topic was of interest to them. Overall, I found it a pleasant read for anyone with a casual interest in Medieval fighting implements. The author's stated goal in the introduction was to provide an intermediate level work on the subject, and by that measure, I'd say the book is a success.