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The Medieval World at War
By Matthew Bennett

The Medieval World at War (2009) - 272 pages
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A global history of medieval warfare, from Viking raids to the crusades, from the English castle to the war elephants of South Asia, from the longbowman to the samurai warrior.

Spanning some 1,000 years from the fall of the Roman Empire to the Reformation, the medieval period was a time of immense diversity in military practice. This book brings together authoritative accounts not only of European and Middle Eastern warfare, but also of Central Asian, Indian, Chinese and Japanese conflict.

Organized chronologically, the book encompasses everything from Charlemagne's empire building, the Viking invasion of northern Europe and the Christian crusades against Islam to Mongol horse-archers, the Teutonic knights of Germany, the English longbowmen, the gunpowder revolution, the Ottoman thread to Europe and Samurai warfare.

The Medieval World at War contains vivid accounts of tactics, troop types, battles, fortifications and siege techniques, and examines the underlying political and military strategies that were shaped by the clash of often very different social and ideological systems. Also included are feature boxes on key topics ranging from battles such as Tours, Agincourt, and the siege of Constantinople to weaponry and armor from England to Japan. Eyewitness accounts and 3-D battle reconstructions bring the story dramatically to life.

Matthew Bennett is a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where he has taught for twenty-five years. A military historian with a particular interest in pre-modern war, he specializes in medieval warfare. His publications include The Cambridge Atlas of Medieval Warfare, The Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Warfare, Campaigns of the Norman Conquest and Agincourt 1415.

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The Medieval World at War
By Matthew Bennett

Sioux Falls Atheists endorse The Medieval World at War for
showing Medieval Wars from across all the continents.