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The Cambridge History of War

Volume 2. War and the Medieval World

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Anne Curry, David A. Graff, Matthew S. Gordon, Guy Halsall, Anthony Perron, John Haldon, Martyn Rady, Étienne de la Vaissière, Karl Friday, David Crouch, John France, Roman Hautala, Peter Lorge, William Caferro, Donald J. Kagay, Mark C. Bartusis, Gábor Ágoston, Phillip B. Wagoner, Michael W. Charney, Thomas D. Conlan, Rubén G. Mendoza, Stephen Morillo, Kelly DeVries, John H. Pryor
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  • Date Published: October 2020
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  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521877152

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  • Volume II of The Cambridge History of War covers what in Europe is commonly called 'the Middle Ages'. It includes all of the well-known themes of European warfare, from the migrations of the Germanic peoples and the Vikings through the Reconquista, the Crusades and the age of chivalry, to the development of state-controlled gunpowder-wielding armies and the urban militias of the later middle ages; yet its scope is world-wide, ranging across Eurasia and the Americas to trace the interregional connections formed by the great Arab conquests and the expansion of Islam, the migrations of horse nomads such as the Avars and the Turks, the formation of the vast Mongol Empire, and the spread of new technologies – including gunpowder and the earliest firearms – by land and sea.

    • Each chapter is written by experts in the field to provide up-to-date scholarship across a wide range of topics and a large number of geographical areas
    • Takes war in its broadest definition to offer informative synthesis as well as much fascinating detail
    • Readers can trace the relationships between strategy, tactics, weapons technology, logistics, military institutions and financing, social structures, and cultural influences
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    '… accessible for both specialists and general readers. Recommended. ' F. Krome, Choice

    '… an excellent volume … The essays … provide extensive references that make them good starting points for further reading for interested historians who are non-specialists, especially graduate students and teachers; the select bibliography is also useful in this regard.' Bradley Phillis, Journal of Chinese Military History

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    • Date Published: October 2020
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521877152
    • length: 762 pages
    • dimensions: 236 x 162 x 40 mm
    • weight: 1.35kg
    • contains: 22 b/w illus. 16 maps
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

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    Introduction to volume II Anne Curry and David A. Graff
    Part I. Foundations, c. 600 to 1000 CE
    1. The Early Islamic Empire and the Introduction of Military Slavery Matthew S. Gordon
    2. The Western European Kingdoms, 600-1000 Guy Halsall
    3. The Scandinavian World Anthony Perron
    4. Byzantium to the Twelfth Century John Haldon
    5. The Slavs, Avars and Hungarians Martyn Rady
    6. The Turks and the Other Peoples of the Eurasian Steppes, to 1175 Étienne de la Vaissière
    7. China: The Tang, 600–900 David A. Graff
    8. Japan to 1200 Karl Friday
    Part II. Interactions, c. 1000–1300 CE
    9. Europe 1000–1300 David Crouch
    10. Crusaders and Settlers in the East 1096–1291: Christian Attack, Muslim Response John France
    11. The Mongol Empire Roman Hautala
    12. China 900–1400 Peter Lorge
    Part III. Nations and Formations, c. 1300–1500 CE
    13. Western Europe 1300–1500 Anne Curry
    14. Warfare and Italian states, 1300–1500 William Caferro
    15. The Reconquest and the Spanish monarchies Donald J. Kagay
    16. The Byzantine Empire and the Balkans, 1204–1453 Mark C. Bartusis
    17. Ottoman Expansion and Military Power, 1300–1453 Gábor Ágoston
    18. India, c.1200 – c. 1500 Phillip B. Wagoner
    19. Southeast Asia, 1300–1540 CE Michael W. Charney
    20. Japan 1200–1550 Thomas D. Conlan
    21. The Americas Rubén G. Mendoza
    Part IV. Comparisons, Cross-Cultural Analysis
    22. Justifications, Theories and Customs of War Stephen Morillo
    23. Technologies: Land Technologies Kelly DeVries and Technologies: Maritime Technologies John H. Pryor
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  • Editor

    Anne Curry, University of Southampton
    Anne Curry is Emeritus Professor of Medieval History at the University of Southampton and a former editor of the Journal of Medieval History. She is an expert on the Hundred Years War, especially the battle of Agincourt, and has pioneered new approaches to the study of armies using financial records, creating online databases of soldiers which have generated much popular as well as academic interest.

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    David A. Graff, Kansas State University
    David A. Graff is Pickett Professor of Military History and Director of the Graduate Program in Security Studies at Kansas State University. An expert on China's military tradition, he is best known for his path-breaking book Medieval Chinese Warfare, 300-900 (2002). He is a founder of the Chinese Military History Society and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Chinese Military History.

    Contributors

    Anne Curry, David A. Graff, Matthew S. Gordon, Guy Halsall, Anthony Perron, John Haldon, Martyn Rady, Étienne de la Vaissière, Karl Friday, David Crouch, John France, Roman Hautala, Peter Lorge, William Caferro, Donald J. Kagay, Mark C. Bartusis, Gábor Ágoston, Phillip B. Wagoner, Michael W. Charney, Thomas D. Conlan, Rubén G. Mendoza, Stephen Morillo, Kelly DeVries, John H. Pryor

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