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Anglo-Norman Warfare : Studies in Late Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman Military Organization and Warfare - Matthew Strickland

Anglo-Norman Warfare

Studies in Late Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman Military Organization and Warfare

By: Matthew Strickland (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1992
ISBN: 9780851153285
Number Of Pages: 302

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The influence of war on late Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman society was dominant and all-pervasive. Here in this book, gathered together for the first time, are fundamental articles on warfare in England and Normandy in the 11th and 12th centuries, combining the work of some of the foremost scholars in the field. Redressing the tendency to study military institutions and obligations in isolation from the practice of war, equal emphasis is given both to organisation and composition of forces, and to strategy, tactics and conduct of war. The result is not only an in-depth analysis of the nature of war itself, but a study of warfare in a broader social, political and cultural context. The Themes dealt with largely span the period of the Conquest, offering an assessment of the extent to which the Norman invasion marked radical change or a degree of continuity in the composition of armies and in methods of fighting. This important collection, with an introduction and select bibliography, will be is essential not simply for the student of medieval warfare, but for all studying Anglo-Norman society and its ruling warrior aristocracy whose raison d'être was war. Contributors: NICHOLAS HOOPER, MARJORIE CHIBNALL, J.C. HOLT, J.O. PRESTWICH, R. ALLEN BROWN, JOHN GILLINGHAM, JIM BRADBURY, MATTHEW STRICKLAND, MATTHEW BENNETT.

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This extremely useful volume...collects papers which deal with two main areas of military history: first, organisation and the nature of forces; second, the conduct of war. The work has a notable coherence... themes emerge very clearly from the volume, and also from an editor's introduction so lucid as to be an incitement to plagiarism by students. Extensive and helpful bibliography...the paperback issue is especially welcome. [JOHN HUDSON]HISTORY

The Housecarls in England in the Eleventh Centuryp. 1
Some Observations on the Navy in Late Anglo-Saxon Englandp. 17
Military Service in Normandy before 1066p. 28
The Introduction of Knight Service in Englandp. 41
War and Finance in the Anglo-Norman Statep. 59
Mercenaries and the Familia Regis under Henry Ip. 84
The Military Household of the Norman Kingsp. 93
The Status of the Norman Knightp. 128
William the Bastard at Warp. 143
The Battle of Hastingsp. 161
Battles in England and Normandy, 1066-1154p. 182
Richard I and the Science of War in the Middle Agesp. 194
Securing the North: Invasion and the Strategy of Defence in Twelfth-Century Anglo-Scottish Warfarep. 208
Wace and Warfarep. 230
War and Chivalry in the History of William the Marshalp. 251
Select Bibliographyp. 265
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ISBN: 9780851153285
ISBN-10: 0851153283
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 1st November 1992
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52