The necessity to defend territory from strongpoints has been a fact of life since mankind first settled into agricultural communities. Sidney Toy traces the development of the art of fortification from the period of earliest historical examples down to the forts designed for defence by artillery, noting the salient features of the military works as well as the siege operations mounted against them. The castle is considered in its military aspect, as a fortress, and its domestic arrangements…
ISBN 10 : 9781844153589
ISBN 13 : 1844153584
The necessity to defend territory from strong points has been a fact of life since mankind first settled into agricultural communities. Sidney Toy traces the development of the art..
ISBN 10 : 9781783270576
ISBN 13 : 1783270578
Highlights "the range and richness of scholarship on medieval warfare, military institutions, and cultures of conflict that characterize the field". History 95 (2010)..
ISBN 10 : 9781135576257
ISBN 13 : 1135576254
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 ..
ISBN 10 : 9780198208242
ISBN 13 : 0198208243
In this challenging new book Charles Coulson overturns many of the traditional assumptions about the nature and purpose of castle-building in the middle ages. He demolishes the tra..
ISBN 10 : 9004150242
ISBN 13 : 9789004150249
This collection of articles offers new insights into warfare and its impact on medieval society, analyzing social and economic issues, military strategy, technology, medical develo..