Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology
Edited by Clifford J. Rogers
Oxford University Press, 2010
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 three-volume encyclopedia, with over 1,000 signed A-Z entries by 200 international scholars, examines all aspects of warfare and military technology in medieval times. Featuring the latest research from the leading experts in medieval military history it 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.
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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology includes:
- More than 1,000 signed A-Z entries, written by nearly 200 international scholars, make this the authoritative resource on the subject
- Covers military leaders, battles, sieges, individual fortresses, and authors across all of Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Crusader States from 500-1500, ensuring comprehensiveness
- Innovative coverage of military technology including entries on armor, battlefield archaeology, logistics and transportation, and navigational techniques makes this set unique and indispensable in any collection
- Includes a topical outline arranged by category, plus a general index to aid and guide research
- Each regional category includes an introductory narrative, a discussion of primary sources, and an entry on historiography for a depth and breadth of coverage not found in any other resource on the subject
- More than 150 black and white illustrations, and 26 maps, offer visual and geographic context for this scholarship