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Guns and Men in Medieval Europe, 1200-1500 - 
      Kelly DeVries

Guns and Men in Medieval Europe, 1200-1500

Studies in Military History and Technology

This text is devoted to the two main aspects of medieval warfare: men and technology. From a consideration of human strengths of the period, it goes on to discuss the evolution of technological warfare and associated areas - such as metallurgy, surgery and government centralization. Les mer
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This text is devoted to the two main aspects of medieval warfare: men and technology. From a consideration of human strengths of the period, it goes on to discuss the evolution of technological warfare and associated areas - such as metallurgy, surgery and government centralization.
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Forlag: Variorum
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Språk: Engelsk
Sider: 376
ISBN: 9780860788867
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«'Variorum [...] has made a signal contribution [...] by publishing the collected articles of DeVries...' Choice 'DeVries is amazingly prolific... DeVries, unlike so many specialists, especially specialists in the history of technology, is not carried away by the lure of his own specialism and has a clear understanding of the complexity of historical causation. This is really what makes this collection worthwhile.' Military History '... a fascinating collection... the whole is illuminating and thought-provoking. This volume belongs in the library of every university where medieval history is taught.' Technology and Culture '... it is extremely helpful to have the convenience of the assembled essays of prominent scholars.' The Ricardian»

Contents: Introduction; Men: God and defeat in medieval warfare: some preliminary thoughts; Medieval declarations of war: an example from 1212; God, leadership, Flemings and archery: contemporary perceptions of victory and defeat at the Battle of Sluys, 1340; Contemporary views of Edward III's failure at the Siege of Tournai, 1340; Hunger, Flemish participation and the flight of Philip VI: contemporary accounts of the Siege of Calais, 1346-47; A woman as leader of men: Joan of Arc's military career; The lack of a Western European military response to the Ottoman invasions of Eastern Europe from Nicopolis (1396) to Mohács (1526); Guns: The forgotten battle of Bevershoutsveld, 3 May, 1382: technological innovation and military significance; The use of gunpowder weaponry by and against Joan of Arc during the Hundred Years War; Gunpowder weaponry at the Siege of Constantinople, 1453; Gunpowder and early gunpowder weapons; The technology of gunpowder weaponry in Western Europe during the Hundred Years War; The impact of gunpowder weaponry on siege warfare in the Hundred Years War; The effectiveness of 15th-century shipboard artillery; A 1445 reference to shipboard artillery; Gunpowder weaponry and the rise of the early modern state; Military surgical practice and the advent of gunpowder weaponry; Methodology: Catapults are not atomic bombs: towards a redefinition of 'effectiveness' in premodern military technology; Index.
Kelly DeVries, Loyola College in Maryland, USA