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The Medieval Warrior

Author : Martin Dougherty
ISBN : 0762774290
Genre : History
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This richly illustrated book provides an overview of the medieval world and a guide to the typical battlefield and the armies that populated it. From the Battle of Hastings to the Battle of Agincourt, see in detail how the weapons and fighting tactics of archers, artillerymen, bowmen, knights, and even peasants developed over the centuries. -Chapters cover mounted knights, foot soldiers, missile troops, and siege weapons and techniques. - More than 300 color images and maps depict weapons, armor, equipment, and fighting tactics. - Step-by-step illustrations demonstrate combat skills—including how to fire a longbow, fight with a sword and a buckler, attack with a lance, defend with a pole axe, and many other techniques.
Category: History

The Black Prince

Author : Michael Jones
ISBN : 9781784972929
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A major new biography of the Black Prince. 'A clear-eyed and thrilling vision of the man behind the legend' DAN JONES. 'Pacy, vivid and extremely readable' TLS. In 1346, at the age of sixteen, he won his spurs at Crécy; nine years later he conducted a brutal raid across Languedoc; in 1356 he captured the king of France at Poitiers; as lord of Aquitaine he ruled a vast swathe of southwestern France. He was Edward of Woodstock, eldest son of Edward III, but better known to posterity as 'the Black Prince'. Michael Jones tells the remarkable story of a great warrior-prince – and paints an unforgettable portrait of warfare and chivalry in the late Middle Ages.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Medieval Warrior Aristocracy

Author : Andrew Cowell
ISBN : 9781843841234
Genre : History
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A major reconsideration of the relationship between warrior aristocrats, epics, and heroes in medieval culture.
Category: History

The Medieval Soldier

Author : Vesey Norman
ISBN : 9781783031368
Genre : History
File Size : 39.33 MB
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The author outlines the development of the undisciplined barbarian war bands of the Dark Ages into the feudal armies of the early Middle Ages. It deals with the arms and equipments of the soldier, not only from surviving specimens but also from descriptions in contemporary medieval documents. Vesey Norman covers the slow development of tactics and the transition of the warrior from a personal follower of a war leader to the knight who served his feudal overlord as a heavily armored cavalryman in return for land. He details the attitude of the Church to warfare, the rise of chivalry and the development of the knights of the military orders, the Templars, the Hospitallers and the Teutonic Knights. He answers such questions as what classes of men made up the army, who commanded them, and how they were equipped, paid and organized. Since armies frequently has to be transported by water, a brief description of contemporary ships in included.
Category: History


Author : Michael Prestwich
ISBN : 9780500771600
Genre : History
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Based on contemporary lives and descriptions and extensively illustrated, this book written by a leading medieval historian provides a vivid picture of what it was like to be a knight in the later Middle Ages: what armour and weapons to buy; what to do at sieges; how to make a fortune from war and how to win at tournaments and impress the love of your life. Manages that difficult feat, presenting a considerable amount of learning in a light-hearted, eminently readable way The humour and serious scholarship are finely balanced. Ancestors.
Category: History

Weapons And Fighting Techiniques Of The Medieval Warrior

Author : Martin J. Dougherty
ISBN : 9780785834250
Genre : History
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Weapons and Fighting Techniques of the Medieval warrior offers an highly-illustrated fact-filled introduction to the weaponry and fighting methods of the Middles Ages. Divided into four chapters, the main types of Medieval warrior are covered separately: mounted knights, foot soldiers, missile troops and siege engineers and sappers. The popular image of the mounted knight dominating the battlefields of Medieval warfare was far more compelled. Although rarely celebrated in Medieval art or literature, the weapons, technology, and techniques of the ordinary foot soldiers, such as the longbow men and pike-armed landsknechts, had a revolutionary impact on the development of warfare in the middle ages. Disciplined groups of archers were able to defeat better-armored and numerically superior forces of noble knights at battles such as Crecy (1346) and Agincourt (1415), while the development of tightly packed formations of pikemen came to definite military encounters from the early fifteenth century. More significantly, the introduction of gunpowder weapons in the mid fifteenth century had a fundamentally democratizing effect on the way battles were fought and ended the power of heavily-armored cavalry. Written in an accessible style for the non-expert, the book shows how the development of new weapons technology and techniques came to change the face of European warfare from 1,000 to 1,500 AD.
Category: History

Medieval Warrior Cultures Of Europe And Japan Body Mind Sword

Author : Michael DeMarco
ISBN : 9781893765238
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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There are simularities and differences between the European and Japanese medieval warrior traditions that reflect the social evolutions within those cultures. Over the years publishing the Journal of Asian Martial Arts, we published articles that presented the main themes found in this unique area of comparitive studies. The most important of these writings are assembled in this anthology for your convience. Chapters 1 and 2 are by Dr. Willy Pieter, a leading scholar with a thorough grasp of European and Japanese martial art traditions. His first chapter examines the feudal system and how aspects of social organization helped form the warrior ethic, resulting in a mix of scientific and intuitive elements. In the second chapter Dr. Pieter illustrates how the perception of the human body and mind are culturally different in the East and West. Westerners have a long tradition of dualism, which separates the body and mind, while the Eastern approach has been wholistic. The author discusses scientific and medical histories for insight, particularly Chinese and European influences on Japan. In the third chapter John Michael Greer presents the esoteric side of a European sword tradition as found in the writings of Dutch fencing master Gerard Thibault (ca. 1574–1627). He notes that Asian and Western combat systems havebeen understood in sharply different ways over the last century or so. Asian combatives came to be associated with Eastern spiritual traditions and seemed to be very different than any Western combative system. However, this short chapter shows that there is actually much in common. In the final chapter Matthew Galas compares and contrasts the sword arts in Germany with the classical Japanese martial traditions. The period covered by this inquiry reaches from approximately 1350 until 1600. The focus is on general principles and combat philosophy. The study reveals that German sword techniques were as effective as their counterparts in feudal Japan. The content in this anthology is usefull for anyone interested in either or both European and Japanese martial art traditions exemplified during their medieval periods. Enjoy reading this special anthology dedicated to two leading warrior traditions.
Category: Sports & Recreation

The Medieval Soldier

Author : Gerry Embleton
ISBN : 1859150365
Genre : Europe
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Containing a series of some 270 specially posed photographs, the authors recreate the fighting men of the High Middle Ages set in their 15th century environment. Noblemen and armoured knights, officers and halbardiers, artillery and handgunners, and others are placed in realistic outdoor settings and historic interiors in Britain and Europe.
Category: Europe

English Medieval Knight 1300 1400

Author : Christopher Gravett
ISBN : 1841761451
Genre : History
File Size : 71.55 MB
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The 14th-century knight lived in a century of change, in terms of both recruitment methods and the appearance of fighting men. This book describes all aspects of the knight's life, including his training in the castle yard and the hard knocks of tournaments. The knight's daily routine on campaign is explored along with the role of mercenary knights, the motivation of knights in the field and the influence of chivalry. The book is beautifully illustrated with eight colour plates by Graham Turner covering all aspects of knighthood in this period and also includes photographs of rare surviving contemporary pieces of armour.
Category: History

English Medieval Knight 1400 1500

Author : Christopher Gravett
ISBN : 184176146X
Genre : History
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The 15th century was a time of change for knighthood. Knights no longer fought for their lords in return for land, since the feudal summons had long before given way to a system of contracts. Moreover, many knights now preferred the role of landowner, man-about-town or parliamentary representative. However, this was also the age of the knight in plate armour, of the battle of Agincourt and the conquests of Henry V, and of the Wars of the Roses, the bloody internecine struggle that tore medieval England apart. In this title Christopher Gravett describes the life of a 15th century knight, his equipment and experiences from his earliest days as a squire through to his experiences on the battlefields of England and France.
Category: History

The Medieval Soldier

Author : A. Vesey B. Norman
ISBN : 1566193818
Genre : Armor
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Depicts the life of ther medieval warrior, his training, his weapons and equipment, and his rights and obligations under the feudal sdystem.
Category: Armor

Warriors Of Medieval Japan

Author : Stephen Turnbull
ISBN : 9781849089937
Genre : History
File Size : 61.19 MB
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Combines material previously published as Warrior 29: Ashigaru 1467-1649, Warrior 64: Ninja AD 1460-1650, Warrior 70: Japanese Warrior Monks AD 949-1603, with a new section on Samurai, new images, and a new introduction and conclusion. Driven by strict codes of honour and bound by deep allegiances of rank, family or religion, the elite warriors of medieval Japan were bold fighters, loyal comrades and deadly enemies, With rare material from Japanese sources and lavish artwork and photography, this book examines the military lives, beliefs and battle experience of four formidable warrior types – samurai, ninja, warrior monk and ashigaru foot soldier – resulting in a highly authoritative account of Japan's warrior elite.
Category: History

Medieval Knight

ISBN : 1782746803
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A Medieval Knight

Author : James Barter
ISBN : 1590185803
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents the qualifications and training needed, job hazards, and everyday routine of a knight, with primary source quotations and annotated bibliographies.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Henry Ii

Author : John D. Hosler
ISBN : 9789004157248
Genre : History
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Intended as a military biography, this book studies the scope of Henry Plantagenet's warfare during his tenure as count of Anjou, duke of Normandy, and king of England. Relying heavily upon medieval documents, it analyzes his generalship and reexamines his place amongst the important military commanders in English history.
Category: History

Medieval Warrior

Author : Paul Lecroix
ISBN : 1885440480
Genre : History
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This book is illustrated with over 100 exquisite illustrations, including diagrams of fortifications, weapons and portraits. Among these are the illustrations that Gustave Dore executed to illustrate the Crusades and highly detailed color paintings by John Batchelor, the dean of twentieth century military illustrators.
Category: History

English Medieval Knight 1200 1300

Author : Christopher Gravett
ISBN : 1841761443
Genre : History
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The 13th century was a time of change for knights in England. They were faced with rising costs and increasing demands on their time for local government because of their very status in society, until knighthood itself was sometimes avoided. This period saw as well the development of the tournament from the wild team events of the early years of the century to the single jousts with blunt lance. Campaign life in the 13th century also embraced several theatres of war including the baronial revolt against King John, the Barons' Wars of Simon de Montfort (also known as the Second Barons' War, (1264–1267)), and the Welsh and Scottish wars of Edward I. This title also covers the use and development of arms, armour, costume and other equipment.
Category: History

Warriors Of Medieval Japan

Author : Stephen Turnbull
ISBN : 1841768642
Genre : History
File Size : 74.78 MB
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Combines material previously published as Warrior 29: Ashigaru 1467-1649, Warrior 64: Ninja AD 1460-1650, Warrior 70: Japanese Warrior Monks AD 949-1603, with a new section on Samurai, new images, and a new introduction and conclusion. The samurai remain the best known warriors of medieval Japan, but they were by no means the only fighting elite. There were the ashigaru, who were first recruited to swell army numbers but later became a vital part of any samurai force. Trained to protect their monasteries, warrior monks were formidable enemies, mastering a range of martial traditions. Finally, the Ninja catered to an increasing demand for spies, informants and sometimes assassins, developing the arts of armed and unarmed combat and explosives.
Category: History