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Middle Ages

1-195090 RICHARD III AND THE BOSWORTH CAMPAIGN On 22 August 1485, the forces of the Yorkist king Richard III and his Lancastrian opponent Henry Tudor, Earl of Richmond, clashed at Bosworth Field in Leicestershire in one of the decisive battles of English history. Richard was defeated and killed. Henry took the crown as Henry VII, established the Tudor dynasty, and set English history on a new course. For the last 500 years, this most famous battle of the Wars of the Roses, has excited passionate interest and continuing controversy.

Peter Hammond, in a vivid and perceptive account of the battle, retells the story of the tangled dynastic and personal rivalries that provoked the conflict, describes the preparations of the two converging armies and offers a gripping analysis of the contest itself. The latest documentary and archaeological evidence is considered, and the author weighs up the merits of conflicting interpretations of the battle and the battlefield. He also pays particular attention to the contrasting characters of Richard III and Henry Tudor, the villain and the victor of the drama, who are reconsidered as individuals and as commanders.

This lucid, authoritative, and readable new history will be essential reading for anyone who is intrigued by the short, unhappy reign of Richard III and the trial of strength that destroyed him. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2011 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-666100 LA GUERRA DE GRANADA (II): The Siege of Malaga and Reconquest 1488-1492 During the reign of Ferdinand and Isabella, a fleet of Castilian and Aragonese ships under a single command descended on the Malaga coast seeking a conclusion of the long process of reunification in the Iberian peninsula.

The siege of a place like Malaga, whose garrison was reinforced by Muslims arrived from North Africa, required the crusaders to close its port and devote a large army to surround the walled perimeter. The logistics work that led to victory was remarkable and included transportation by land and sea of the essential parts of artillery gunpowder coming aboard ships from Barcelona and Sicily.

The experience gained would be very useful during the harsh siege of Baza, which ended with the first snows of winter 1489. They were also years of raids and skirmishes, including Hernando del Pulgar's night raid in the capital of the Muslim emirate. 1 vol, 110 pgs 2014 SPAIN, ALMENA
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1-66687 LA BATALLA DEL SALADO 1340 The Battle of Rio Salado, also known as the Battle of Tarifa (30 October 1340) was a battle of the armies of King Afonso IV of Portugal and King Alfonso XI of Castile against those of sultan Abu al-Hasan Ali of Morocco and Yusuf I of Granada.

After his defeat at the Battle of Teba in 1330, Mohamed IV of Granada sent to Abu Hasan for help in maintaining his survival. Hasan sent a fleet and an army that landed at Algeciras in 1333. These set about helping the Granadan King to capture the Castilian outpost of Gibraltar, which he did after less than two months. They then conducted a limited campaign to reunite these territories to the realm of Granada. Back in Morocco, Abu Hasan amassed his biggest army to undertake an invasion of Castile with the intention of undoing the previous century's Christian advances.

This invasion was a final attempt by the Marinids to set up a power base in the Iberian Peninsula. The Marinids had mobilized a vast army and, after crossing the Strait of Gibraltar and defeating a Christian fleet at Gibraltar, proceeded inland to the Salado River near Tarifa, where they met the Christians. 1 vol, 110 pgs 2013 SPAIN, ALMENA EDICIONES
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1-930299 STRATEGY & TACTICS # 299: The First Crusade The First Crusade is a solitaire wargame system covering the First Crusade of 1097-99. The player controls Crusader and allied Byzantine and Cilician Armenian forces. The game system controls Muslim forces (Seljuk Turks and Fatimids) as well as the Assassins. The objective of the player is to reconquer the Holy Land while accomplishing various quests in the name of Christendom.

Contents: One 22x34-inch map, 176 counters, and magazine with historical background.

Other Articles: French Raider of the North: Corsair Jean Leger de La Grange offers a glimpse into the practice of privateering in the age of sail; Wings Over the Alps: Italian strategic bombing during World War I using the new Caproni bombers; A Study in Command: A maintenance company during the 2003 US invasion in Iraq. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2016 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-962000 MEDIEVAL WARFARE back issues 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2 and 5.5 Clearing out MEDIEVAL WARFARE back issues 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 4.1, 4.2 and 5.5 for $4.00 each or any three for $10.00 plus postage.

Limited quantities on some issues. If you wanted to sample Medieval Warfare, here's your (greatly discounted) chance. Normally $10 each. First come, first served. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2011 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-191040 Abad, Ruben Saez LOS GRANDES ASEDIOS EN LA RECONQUISTA DE LA IBERIA 9x12, covers all the major sieges from Barcelona 800, Toledo 1048, Valcenia 1092 thru Granada 1491. Color illust, photos and maps. 1 vol, 206 pgs 2009 SPAIN, ALMENA PUBLICATION
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1-66647 Abad, Ruben Saez LA GUERRA DE LOS DOS PEDROS 1356-1369 The conflict between Castile and Aragon 1 vol, 80 pgs 2008 SPAIN, ALMENA EDICIONES
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1-66680 Abad, Ruben Saez La Batalla de Muret 1213 At the Battle of Muret on 12 September 1213 the Crusading army of Simon IV de Montfort defeated the Catharist, Aragonese and Catalan forces of Peter II of Aragon, at Muret near Toulouse

Simon de Montfort led an army of 870 French Crusaders, along with a small contingent of knights brought by his ally, the viscount of Corbeil. Simon de Montfort's 870 mailed cavalry included 270 knights, making the small force of exceptional quality. King Peter of Aragon had brought 800 to 1,000 Aragonese cavalry, joined by a militia from Toulouse and armies brought by the counts of Comminges and Foix. King Peter of Aragon's combined forces possibly numbered 4000 cavalry, with thirty to forty thousand infantry.

Montfort divided his army into three squadrons, and then led them across the Garonne to meet the Aragonese forces. Peter's ally and brother-in-law, Count Raymond, advised a defensive posture in order to weaken the advancing enemy with bowshot and javelins. Peter rejected this suggestion as unknightly and dishonorable. King Peter rode to the front line, forsaking his royal armor for the plain armor of a common soldier. His army was disorderly and confused. When Montfort's first squadron charged the field, the Aragonese cavalry was crushed and Peter himself was unhorsed. He cried out, 'I am the king!' but was killed regardless. With the realization that their king had been killed, the Aragonese forces broke in panic and fled, pursued by Montfort's Crusaders. 1 vol, 110 pgs 2012 SPAIN, ALMENA EDICIONES
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1-68160 Abels, Richard and Bernard Bachrach editors NORMAN AND THEIR ADVERSARIES AT WAR, THE Collected essays study warfare, armies, weapons and logistics and challenge the manner in which the Normans, Anglo-Saxons, Danes, Welsh and others prepared for & fought war, biblio, index. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2002 LONDON, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-32960 Abels, Richard P. LORDSHIP & MILITARY OBLIGATION ON ANGLO-SAXON ENG. Study of Anglo-Saxon military institutions, traces who fought in the armies of Anglo-Saxon England. Details the Fyrd, Anglo-Saxon Milites & the Lords & Retainers in the King's Host, biblio, appendix. 1 vol, 313 pgs 1988 BERKLEY, UNIV OF CALF'NIA
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1-37550 Adams, John Laurence FRIEDRICH THE VICTORIUS 1425-1476 Covers the battles of Pieddershein & Seckenheim in the 1460's, also (24) full color banners, maps. 1 vol, 52 pgs 1993 UK, FREEZYWATER PUBLISH'G
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1-65730 Armstrong, Pete BATTLES OF STIRLING BRIDGE & FALKIRK: 1297-1298 A5, details of the Heraldry, Armour and Knightsbrief account of the battles, (6) pgs heraldricshield patterns in color, many b/w shield drawings 1 vol, 40 pgs 2001 CUMRIA, BORDER MINIATURES
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1-65770 Armstrong, Pete SIEGE OF CAERLAVEROCK 1300, THE A5, details of the Heraldry, Armour and Knightsbrief account of the battles, (6) pgs heraldricshield patterns in color, many b/w shield drawings 1 vol, 32 pgs 2001 CUMRIA, BORDER MINIATURES
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1-65780 Armstrong, Pete BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN, THE: June 1314 A5, details of the Heraldry, Armour and Knightsbrief account of the battles, (10) pgs heraldricshield patterns in color, many b/w shield drawings 1 vol, 56 pgs 2001 CUMRIA, BORDER MINIATURES
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1-65790 Armstrong, Pete BATTLE OF DUPPLIN MOOR, THE:1332 A5, details of the Heraldry, Armour and Knightsbrief account of the battles, (6) pgs heraldricshield patterns in color, many b/w shield drawings 1 vol, 48 pgs 2001 CUMRIA, BORDER MINIATURES
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1-62380 Arnold, Benjamin GERMAN KNIGHTHOOD An examination of the 'ministeriales' the knights born onto service to their lords, who were given fiefs in exchange for military obligation, the strength of the medieval German Empire, biblio. 1 vol, 320 pgs 1999 UK, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRS
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1-45940 Ayton, Andrew KNIGHTS AND WARHORSES Military service and the English aristocracy under Edward III, the author focuses on documents which offer detailed lists of men-at-arms and their war-horses, biblio, index. 1 vol, 311 pgs 1997 LONDON, BOYDELL & BREWER
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2-45940 Ayton, Andrew KNIGHTS AND WARHORSES Military service and the English aristocracy under Edward III, the author focuses on documents which offer detailed lists of men-at-arms and their war-horses, biblio, index. 1 vol, 311 pgs 1999 UK, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-76830 Ayton, Andrew BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346 The first ever large-scale study of Crecy and the campaign in Normandy and Ponthieu, it offers new analyses and interpretations of all aspects, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2005 UK, BOYDELL & BREWER
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2-76830 Ayton, Andrew BATTLE OF CRECY, 1346 The first ever large-scale study of Crecy and the campaign in Normandy and Ponthieu, it offers new analyses and interpretations of all aspects, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2007 UK, BOYDELL & BREWER
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1-53840 Ayton, Andrew and Price, J.L. editors MEDIEVAL MILITARY REVOLUTION State, Society and Military Change in MedievalEurope, nine compelling essays by well-knownmedieval authorities, chpt. notes/biblio, index. 1 vol, 208 pgs 1998 LONDON, I.B. TAURIS
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1-202610 Bachrach, David S WARFARE IN TENTH-CENTURY GERMANY Over the course of half a century, the first two kings of the Saxon dynasty, Henry I (919-936) and Otto I (936-973), waged war across the length and breadth of Europe. Ottonian armies campaigned from the banks of the Oder in the east to the Seine in the west, and from the shores of the Baltic Sea in the north, to the Adriatic and Mediterranean in the south.

In the course of scores of military operations, accompanied by diligent diplomatic efforts, Henry and Otto recreated the empire of Charlemagne, and established themselves as the hegemonic rulers in Western Europe.

This book shows how Henry I and Otto I achieved this remarkable feat, and provides a comprehensive analysis of the organization, training, morale, tactics, and strategy of Ottonian armies over a long half century. Drawing on a vast array of sources, including exceptionally important information developed through archaeological excavations, it demonstrates that the Ottonian kings commanded very large armies in military operations that focused primarily on the capture of fortifications, including many fortress cities of Roman origin.

This long-term military success shows that Henry I and Otto I, building upon the inheritance of their Carolingian predecessors, and ultimately that of the late Roman empire, possessed an extensive and well-organized administration, and indeed, bureaucracy, which mobilized the resources that were necessary for the successful conduct of war. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2012 US, BOYDEL & BREWER
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2-202610 Bachrach, David S WARFARE IN TENTH-CENTURY GERMANY Over the course of half a century, the first two kings of the Saxon dynasty, Henry I (919-936) and Otto I (936-973), waged war across the length and breadth of Europe. Ottonian armies campaigned from the banks of the Oder in the east to the Seine in the west, and from the shores of the Baltic Sea in the north, to the Adriatic and Mediterranean in the south.

In the course of scores of military operations, accompanied by diligent diplomatic efforts, Henry and Otto recreated the empire of Charlemagne, and established themselves as the hegemonic rulers in Western Europe.

This book shows how Henry I and Otto I achieved this remarkable feat, and provides a comprehensive analysis of the organization, training, morale, tactics, and strategy of Ottonian armies over a long half century. Drawing on a vast array of sources, including exceptionally important information developed through archaeological excavations, it demonstrates that the Ottonian kings commanded very large armies in military operations that focused primarily on the capture of fortifications, including many fortress cities of Roman origin.

This long-term military success shows that Henry I and Otto I, building upon the inheritance of their Carolingian predecessors, and ultimately that of the late Roman empire, possessed an extensive and well-organized administration, and indeed, bureaucracy, which mobilized the resources that were necessary for the successful conduct of war. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2014 US, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-209030 Baker, Darren WITH ALL FOR ALL: The Life of Simon de Montfort Like his crusading father before him, Simon de Montfort's combination of charisma, determination and fearlessness, reinforced by a wife with similar qualities, made him one of the greatest men of his age. This biography follows his life from his birth and upbringing in France until his defeat and death at the hands of the future Edward I. The pivotal year was 1264, when Montfort captured Henry III in battle, established a constitutional monarchy and, in the act he is most famous for, revolutionized the representation of Parliament, the future Commons. While calling him the founder of that institution begs too much, Montfort recognized and cultivated a new awakening in national identity and political awareness not seen since before the Norman Conquest two centuries earlier.

Henry's long reign of fifty-six years saw many changes taking place in England and on the Continent, most strikingly the rise of humanism and power politics, and Montfort's entree to the courts of Paris and Rome was instrumental in his rebellion against the king. Not for another four hundred years, until the advent of Oliver Cromwell, would England see a revolution led by a figure of comparable stature. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2015 UK, AMBERLEY
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1-193210 Barratt, John War for the Throne: The Battle of Shrewsbury 1403 Henry IV, who had overthrown and probably murdered his predecessor Richard II, fought a protracted and bloody campaign against the most powerful nobles in the land. This war is the subject of John Barratt's gripping study.

The Percy family, the 'Kings of the North', and their most famous leader Sir Henry Percy -- 'Hotspur', whose fiery nature and military prowess were immortalized by Shakespeare -- stood out against Henry's rule. And the beleaguered king also had to contend with a range of other unrelenting opponents, among them Owain Glyn Dwr, who led the Welsh revolt against English supremacy.

In this graphic account of the first, deeply troubled years of Henry IV's reign, John Barratt concentrates on the warfare, in particular on the set piece pitched battles fought at Homildon Hill, Pilleth and Shrewsbury. His story brings to life the embittered politics and the personal and family enmities that gave rise to armed conflict. And he describes in vivid detail the tactics and fighting methods of the day, which were dominated by the devastating power of the English longbow. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-34340 Bartusis, Mark C. LATE BYZANTINE ARMY, THE:1204-1453 The author examines the Byzantine Army during the 250 years prior to the fall of Constantinople to the Turks, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 480 pgs 1992 PHILA, UNIV OF PENN PRESS
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1-84860 Bell, Graham ROBERT THE BRUCE'S FORGOTTEN VICTORY:Bryland 1322 October 1322, the North Yorkshire Dales saw what some consider a worse humiliation than Bannockburn. Some 3000 Scots nearly captured Edward II and his Queen, b/w illust/maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2006 UK, TEMPUS PUBLICATIONS
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1-81370 Bennett, Matthew & Devries, Kelly & Dickie, Ian FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD AD 500 - AD 1500 Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World describes the fighting techniques of soldiers in what has been characterized as the 'age of chivalry.' The book explores the tactics and strategy required to win battles with the technology available, and points out how the development of such weapons technology changed the face of the battlefield.

Divided into five sections, the text first examines the individual components of the medieval army, the foot soldier and the mounted soldier, the equipment they wore and used, and how they fought together as a unit. Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World describes why certain types of unit - like Welsh longbowmen and Italian mercenaries - were more effective than others - like the French armored knights at Agincourt.

The third section discusses how these units were used together on the battlefield, and the importance of a general correctly disposing his troops before the battle began. It also examines the contrasting tactics of both sides during the crusades, and points out the various shortcomings of the crusaders and their leaders.

The fourth part of the book looks at the specialist techniques and equipment developed for siege warfare - a common event in this era of fortification. Finally, the last section covers naval warfare, from the ships in which the men fought to the weapons they carried and the major battles of the period.

Using specially commissioned color and black-and-white artworks to illustrate the battles, equipment and tactics of the era, Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World shows in detail the methods by which armies gained and lost ascendancy on the battlefield. 100+ b/w and color illust/maps/diagrams, biblio, index. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2013 UK, AMBER BOOKS
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2-81370 Bennett, Matthew & Devries, Kelly & Dickie, Ian FIGHTING TECHNIQUES OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD 500-1500 Equipment, Combat Skills and Tactics; 100+ b/w andcolor illust/maps/diagrams, biblio, index. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2010 US, ST MARTINS PRESS
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1-1947626 Bergamo, Nicola ARMY OF BISANZIO IN ITALY (535-1071): Justinian's Reconquest to the Fall of Bari From the new capital at Constantinople, Justinian I organized an Imperial military expedition to reconquer lost lands in the Western half of the Roman Empire. This 'Gothic War' lasted almost 20 years and while it re-united some provinces, it destroyed the Italian peninsula.

The Lombards came to Italy in 569, putting the Empire on the defensive for nearly two centuries, losing most of the territories. Emperor Constans II tried a more active defense, but that failed and Ravenna fell to the Lombards in 751.

The Imperials sent Nicephorus Phocas ('the old man'), who managed to win between 885 and 886 large part of Puglia, Calabria, and part of Benevento. Imperial control remained strong for the next two centuries, eventually regaining Sicily in 1038 with a military expedition organized by Giorgio Maniace. With the arrival of Robert Guiscard in 1050, the Normans made a rapid conquest of different portions of Imperial territory, including the political capital, Bari, in 1071. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-55250 Bhakari, S.K. INDIAN WARFARE In deapth study of all aspects of ancient/medievalIndian warfare, river crossings, mixed arms forcesdeployment, tactics, strategy, b/w illust, biblio. 1 vol, 230 pgs 1981 NEW DEHLI, MUNSHIRAM PUB
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1-74040 Birkenmeier, John W. DEVELOPMENT OF THE KOMNENIAN ARMY 1081-1180, THE Author examines the ethnic composition, finacialsupport & strategic implementation of theByzantine Army during the 11th & 12th centuries,b/w maps, notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 266 pgs 2002 LEIDEN, BRILL PUBLISHERS
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1-88620 Braconnier, Julien & Philippe Ghisolfo & Yann Kerv FRENCH KNIGHT OF THE XIIITH CENTURY A day-by-day, year-by-year account of a traces the life of an imaginary young man as he enters into manhood and becomes a French Knight. B/w & color illust/drawings. 1 vol, 216 pgs 2008 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLEC
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1-45860 Bradbury, Jim MEDIEVAL ARCHER A study of the archer & his weapons from the 11th to the 15th century, focus on military tactics, also explores the archer's position in society, (60) b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 208 pgs 1996 LONDON, BOYDELL & BREWER
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1-56550 Bradbury, Jim MEDIEVAL SIEGE, THE In medieval warfare, the siege predominated: for every battle, there were hundreds of sieges. Yet the rich and vivid history of siege warfare has been consistently neglected.
Jim Bradbury's panoramic survey takes the history of siege warfare in Europe from the late Roman Empire to the 16th century, and includes sieges in Byzantium, Eastern Europe and the areas affected by the Crusades. Within this broad sweep of time and place, he finds, not that enormous changes occurred, which might have been expected, but that the rules and methods of siege warfare remained remarkably constant.

His narrative of the main events of siege warfare includes adetailed study of some of the major sieges -Constantinople and Chateau-Gaillard, among others - and also presents evidence relating to the development of siege weapons and siege warfare.
A history of sieges necessarily brings the people caught up in them, besieger and besieged, clearly before the reader; stories from chronicles and letters of danger, famine, endurance and heroism reach out with an immediacy that provides a powerful human context for this study. 1 vol, 378 pgs 1998 UK, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-204690 Breverton, Terry OWAIN GLYNDWR: The Story of the Last Prince of Wales If Braveheart was for Scotland, Glyndwr was for Wales. No less than six separate invasions were beaten back by Glyndwr's army of volunteers before he disappeared, his family and children either dead or imprisoned for life. His 15-year war was the defining era in the history of Wales. Includes 32 illustrations. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2014 UK, Amberley
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1-204780 Brooks, Richard THE KNIGHT WHO SAVED ENGLAND: William Marshal and the French Invasion, 1217 In 1217 England was facing her darkest hour, with foreign troops pillaging the country and defeat close at hand. But, at the battle of Lincoln, the seventy-year-old William Marshal led his men to a victory that would secure the future of his nation.

Earl of Pembroke, right-hand man to three kings and regent for a fourth, Marshal was one of the most celebrated men in Europe, yet is virtually unknown today, his impact and influence largely forgotten. In this vivid account, Richard Brooks blends colorful contemporary source material with new insights to uncover the tale of this unheralded icon. He traces the rise of Marshal from penniless younger son to renowned knight, national hero and defender of the Magna Carta.

What emerges is a fascinating story of a man negotiating the brutal realities of medieval warfare and the conflicting demands of chivalric ideals, and who against the odds defeated the joint French and rebel forces in arguably the most important battle in medieval English history - overshadowing even Agincourt.

Contents
* List of lllustrations
* Preface
* Introduction
* Chronology
* Maps
* I: Angevin Inheritance
* II: Finest Knight
* III: Before the Longbow
* IV: King John and the Dauphin
* V: William's War
* VI: Lincoln Fair
* VII: The Battle of Sandwich and the Treaty of Kingston
* VIII: Nunc Dimittis
1 vol, 0 pgs 2014 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-83650 Brown, Chris WILLIAM WALLACE: The True Story of Braveheart The author cuts through the 'Victorian' myths to produce a fine biography of this younger son of a country Knight; both color and b/w photos/illust, b/w maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2005 UK, TEMPUS PUBLISHING
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1-84870 Brown, Chris SECOND SCOTTISH WARS OF INDEPENDENCE, THE Scottish Independence wasn't won by Bruce, it took his son David II to finally wrest victory after three major defeats Duppin Muir, Halidon Hill and Neville's Cross, b/w illust/maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 300 pgs 2006 UK, TEMPUS PUBLICATIONS
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1-78470 Brown, Gordon S. NORMAN CONQUEST OF SOUTHERN ITALY & SICILY This work focuses on the Tancred of Hauteville;maps, appendices, biblio, index 1 vol, 222 pgs 2003 US, McFARLAND & COMPANY
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2-32010 Burne, Alfred H., Lt. Col. CRECY WAR, THE A military history of the Hundred Years War from 1337 to the peace of Bretigny, 1360. B/w illust, maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 366 pgs 1990 LONDON, GREENHILL BOOKS
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1-33670 Burns, Thomas HISTORY OF THE OSTROGOTHS Detailed study of the Ostrogoths from their first contacts with the Romans to the end of their kingdom in Italy 554AD, chapter notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 1984 BLOOMINTON, INDIANA UNIV
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1-972016 Campbell, David 016 TEMPLAR KNIGHT vs MAMLUK WARRIOR 1218-50 Step into the violent world of the 13th century, where the European states of the Levant battled with Muslim powers for control of Jerusalem. At the cutting edge of the conflict were the elite fighting men of the Crusader and Egyptian armies -- the Knights Templar and Mamluk warriors, respectively.

The Knights Templar were the most famous and formidable of all the Western Christian military orders, whilst the Mamluks were a slave caste whose fighting prowess had elevated them to the point of holding real political clout, threatening their Ayyubid masters who relied on them so desperately for military success.

This book draws on the latest research to tell the story of three key engagements from the Fifth Crusade to the Seventh Crusade. It reveals the extraordinary ferocity with which these holy wars were fought, and how the combats between Knights Templar and Mamluk warriors came to shape the political future of the region. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972024 Campbell, David 024 LONGBOWMEN vs CROSSBOWMEN: Hundred Years' War 1337-60 For centuries, the crossbow had played a key role on the battlefields of continental Europe, with mercenaries from Genoa and Brabant in particular filling the ranks of the French army. Yet on the outbreak of the Hundred Years' War, they came up against a more powerful foe. To master the English longbow was a labor of years, requiring far greater skill to use than the crossbow, but it was much more flexible and formidable, striking fear into the French and their allies.

This study examines three battles - Sluys (1340), Crecy (1346) and Poitiers (1356) - and shows how the use of the longbow allowed England's armies to inflict crushing defeats on numerically superior forces. The longbow changed the shape of war, becoming the defining weapon of the age and wreaking havoc upon the French armies that would face it. Featuring full-color artwork, this is the engrossing story of the first clashes between the English longbowmen and the crossbowmen of the French king on the bloody battlefields of the Hundred Years' War. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2017 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-70460 Canaccini, Federico GLI EROI SI CAMPALDINO 1289 8.5x11, battlemaps, color uniform plates. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2003 ITALY
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1-66695 Canales, Francisco NAJERA 1367: Castilian Civil War The Battle of Najera, also known as the Battle of Navarrete, was fought on 3 April 1367 between an Anglo-Gascon army and Franco-Castilian forces near Najera, in the province of La Rioja, Castile. The English were led by Edward, the Black Prince, and John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, allied with Peter of Castile (sometimes called Peter the Cruel) against his brother Henry of Trastamara (Spanish: Enrique II).

Peter and Henry had been in armed conflict, the Castilian Civil War, for some time before the intervention of foreign powers was sought. Peter begged assistance from the Black Prince in Bordeaux to restore him to his throne. James IV of Majorca also agreed to support Peter.

With 24,000 men, the Anglo-Gascon army marched south from Aquitaine and crossed the river Ebro at Logrono. They took control of the fortified village of Navarrete and continued towards Najera to face Henry's Franco-Castilian army, the latter's strength being 60,000. Despite the large size of his army, Henry's commander, Bertrand du Guesclin, was later reported to have been reluctant to face the English in a pitched battle, but he was overruled.

The battle began with the English longbowmen gaining dominance over the French archers. Then, the English vanguard, led by Sir John Chandos and the Duke of Lancaster, attacked the French mercenaries commanded by Du Guesclin and Arnoul D'Audrehem.

The Castilian cavalry, under heavy arrow fire from the English longbowmen, fled early, leaving Henry's battle exposed to attack from the mounted English. The Franco-Castilian army disintegrated and retreated, pursued by the English, back to the bank of the river Najerilla. Du Guesclin was captured, but Henry escaped and fled.

Peter and the English completely routed Henry and the French, inflicting heavy losses. Unlike at other battles of the Hundred Years' War, at Najera it was the English who were attacking dismounted French troops. As with many other battles of the period, the English longbow proved a significant advantage. However, the battle was of dubious long-term significance as Peter and the Black Prince fell out over money, and Peter was not able to maintain his rule for long without foreign support. 1 vol, 110 pgs 2014 SPAIN, ALMENA
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1-197850 Carey, Brian Todd and Joshua B Allfree and John Cairns MANZIKERT 1071 In August 1071, the Byzantine Emperor Romanus IV Diogenese led out a powerful army in an attempt to roll back Seljuk Turkish incursions into the Anatolian heartland of the Empire. Outmaneuvered by the Turkish sultan, Alp Arslan, Romanus was forced to give battle with only half his troops near Manzikert. By the end of that fateful day much of the Byzantine army was dead, the rest scattered in flight and the Emperor himself a captive.

As a result, the Anatolian heart was torn out of the empire and it was critically weakened, while Turkish power expanded rapidly, eventually leading to Byzantine appeals for help from Western Europe, prompting the First Crusade. This book sets the battle in the context of the military history of the Byzantine Empire and the Islamic World (Arab and Seljuk Turkish) up to the pivotal engagement at Manzikert in 1071, with special emphasis on the origins, course and outcome of this battle. The composition, weapons and tactics of the very different opposing armies are analyzed.

The final chapter is dedicated to assessing the impact of Manzikert on the Byzantine Empire's strategic position in Anatolia and to the battle's role as a causus belli for the Crusades. Dozens of maps and battle diagrams support the clear text.

6 x 9, 8 pages b/w plates, 100 maps and battle diagrams 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-37600 Chambers, James DEVIL'S HORSEMEN, THE:Mongol Invasion of Europe Examination of the origin, tactics & training, b/w maps/illust, index, biblio. 1 vol, 200 pgs 2003 EDISON, BOOK SALES INC
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1-209260 Chapman, adam WELSH SOLDIERS in the Later Middle Ages, 1282-1422 This book explores the role of the Welsh in England's armies and in England's wars between Edward I's conquest of Wales in the 1280s, through the wars in Scotland and France and the revolt led by Owain Glyndwr, concluding with Henry V's conquest of Normandy following his victory at Agincourt in 1415.

It examines the structure and composition of armies and the social networks and hierarchies which underpinned them: what sort of Welshmen became soldiers? How was Welsh society organized for war? What impact did wider political considerations have upon Welshmen in England's armies? These questions are answered using both well-known sources, such as the financial records of the English crown, and others less familiar, including the records of local administration and the large surviving corpus of Welsh-language poetry. 1 vol, 270 pgs 2012 US, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-195870 Charton, Brice LES CHAVALIERS TEUTONIQUES This work presents a history of the Teutonic Order during the Middle Ages, its creation, its role in the Holy Land and along the coast of the Baltic Sea, and its expansion into Prussia and the Baltic countries, where the 'Porte-Glaives' knights continued the order. Les Chevaliers Teutoniques includes an extensive and rich collection of illustrations covering documents, weaponry, and castles of the Order, along with maps and magnificent contemporary color photos of several of the castles, particularly Marienburg. The Battle of Tannenberg/Grunwald is also presented with exceptional photos of its reenactment for the 150th anniversary of the battle.
1 vol, 96 pgs 2011 FRANCE, HEIMDAL
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1-86290 Christiansen, Eric NORTHERN CRUSADES, THE For a one volume history of the Crusades in theBaltic, their is no other choice than this volume,six b/w maps, list of rulers/events, biblio, index 1 vol, 287 pgs 1998 UK, PENGUIN
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1-1947501 Christini, Luca S. The Battle of Tannenberg-Grunwald 1410: The Teutonic Knights' Grave Tannenberg was the first battle won against the Order. The great battle has two names for a reason. The place where the battle took place is called 'hill of the firs' (Tannenberg in German language), but around it there was a forest of low trees, 'the green forest' (in German dialect Grunwald) and a village called Grunfeld.

The battle was described in a 'Chronica Conflictus' contained in 'Rerum scriptores Prussicarum' and 'Historiae Poloniae' by the Polish priest Jan Dlugosz, whose father directly participated in the battle, and who interviewed many other known survivors.

At the beginning of the battle, the Knights were able to destroy the right of the Lithuanians, but later had to fall back. When their brave Grand Master Ulrich von Jungingen was killed in the center of the mixture, then the battle was finally lost. The Teutonic lost at least 20,000 soldiers and 200 knights including the Grand Commander Conrad von Liechtenstein, Marshal Friedrich von Wallenrod, and many commanders and officers, while the Polish-Lithuanian army suffered 13,000 casualties dead and wounded.

The ultimate goal was the headquarters of the Grand Master of the Castle Marienburg (Malbork in Polish) and this fortress was taken on July 25, 16 days after the battle of Tannenberg.

Includes eight full-color pages, with many b/w illustrations and maps. Italian text, but English captions to images. All color plates have full English translations. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2010 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-85640 Clark, John editor MEDIEVAL HORSE AND ITS EQUIPMENT, THE:c1150-1450 Fact filled detailed study, illust/drawings. 1 vol, 185 pgs 2004 US, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-45950 Corfis, Ivy and Wolfe, Michael MEDIEVAL CITY UNDER SIEGE,THE Study of evolution of siege tactics up to the gun-powder era, covers both offensive & defensive, the logistics of specific sieges from the Byzantium, Europe & the Latin East, b/w illust, biblio. 1 vol, 302 pgs 1999 UK, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-25351 Covney, Thomas HERALDIC BANNERS OF THE WARS OF THE ROSES:VOL 1 Three volume set that lists the vast majority of nobles/knights and their heraldic banners, this volume has 200 listings, (96) color illust, index of names for the counties of ANGLESEY to HAMPSHIRE 1 vol, 4 pgs 1996 UK, FREEZYWATER PUBLISH'G
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1-25352 Covney, Thomas HERALDIC BANNERS OF THE WARS OF THE ROSES:VOL 2 Three volume set that lists the vast majority of nobles/knights and their heraldic banners, this volume has 200 listings, (96) color illust, index of names for the counties of HEREFORD to RUTLAND 1 vol, 60 pgs 1997 UK, FREEZYWATER PUBLISH'G
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1-25353 Covney, Thomas HERALDIC BANNERS OF THE WARS OF THE ROSES:VOL 3 Three volume set that lists the vast majority of nobles/knights and their heraldic banners, this volume has 200 listings, (96) color illust, index of names counties of SHROPSHIRE TO YORKSHIRE. 1 vol, 56 pgs 1998 UK, FREEZYWATER PUBLICAT
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1-1947507 Cristini, Luca THE BATTLE OF MARIGNANO - September 1515 On 13 and 14 September 1515, on the fields north of Melegnano (formerly Marignano) was fought the greatest battle of the sixteenth century: The army of King Francis I of France, with over 50,000 men and nearly 300 guns versus 20,000 Swiss, the best infantry of the period, in the pay of the Duke of Milan Maximilian Sforza.

The stakes were sovereignty over the Duchy of Milan, the richest state of the Italian peninsula, claimed by France to ancient dynastic rights. This epic battle, defined by an eyewitness, 'not men but giants,' marked the end of Lombardy Sforza and forced Switzerland, until then an emerging power on the European stage, to retire for good in the field of neutrality. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-1947509 Cristini, Luca LA BATTAGLIA di CORTENUOVA 1237 The Battle of Cortenuova was fought on 27 November 1237 in the course of the Guelphs and Ghibellines Wars: in it, Holy Roman Emperor Frederick II defeated the Second Lombard League.

The imperial vanguard included Saracens and horsemen, which were the first units to attack the Lombard units, followed by the infantry. Taken by surprise, the Milanese and Piacentines were unable to form a defense line, and fled to Cortenuova. When Frederick and his main force reached the battlefield, it was scattered with knights, slain or wounded and his passage blocked by riderless horses.

At Cortenuova, other Milanese and troops from Alessandria had amassed around their Carroccio, where the Lombards fought valiantly under the Saracen arrows and the Teutonic charges. A column of men from Milanese noble families, despite the arrival of other Bergamo troops, was able to protect the rest of the army's retreat to Cortenuova till night.

To keep the army's morale as high as possible, Frederick ordered his troop to sleep with their armors on, and to attack at the first lights of dawn. On the other side, the podesta of Milan, recognizing that the troops could not withstand another battle, ordered to abandon the town together with the Carroccio and the rest of the baggage.

On the dawn of 28 November the imperial attacked the hastily retreating Lombards, who fell without nearly no resistance. Many drowned in the Oglio, which was in spate. At the end, some 5,000 Lombards were captured, casualties amounting to some other thousands killed. The Milanese alone lost 2,500 soldiers.
1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 ITALY, THE SOLDIER SHOP
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1-1947510 Cristini, Luca La battaglia Dimenticata - Monte Celio12 aprile 1498
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1-1947613 Cristini, Luca THE GREAT ARMORIAL OF THE GOLDEN FLEECE Vol. 1 16 full color pages of uniform plates. Account of Order [in Italian], but photos and plates have English captions.

The Order of the Golden Fleece was established January 10, 1430, by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, in celebration of the prosperous and wealthy domains united in his person that ran from Flanders to Switzerland. It is restricted to a limited number of knights, initially 24 but increased to 30 in 1433, and 50 in 1516, plus the sovereign.

It received further privileges unusual to any order of knighthood: the sovereign undertook to consult the order before going to war; all disputes between the knights were to be settled by the order; at each chapter the deeds of each knight were held in review, and punishments and admonitions were dealt out to offenders, and to this the sovereign was expressly subject; the knights could claim as of right to be tried by their fellows on charges of rebellion, heresy and treason, and Charles V conferred on the order exclusive jurisdiction over all crimes committed by the knights; the arrest of the offender had to be by warrant signed by at least six knights, and during the process of charge and trial he remained not in prison but in the gentle custody of his fellow knights.

The order, conceived in an ecclesiastical spirit in which mass and obsequies were prominent and the knights were seated in choirstalls like canons, was explicitly denied to 'heretics,' and so became an exclusively Catholic award during the Reformation. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-1947706 Cristini, Luca and Radaelli, Matteo LA CROCIATA CONTRO I CATARI 1209-1229: The Crusade Against the Cathars The Albigensian Crusade took place between 1209 and 1229 against the Cathars after Pope Innocent III banned the sect in 1208.

Catharism was a Christian movement that spread shortly after the year 1000 and especially between 1100 and 1200, in southern Europe, the Balkans, Italy and France. It was especially strong in the Languedoc, mainly in the region of Albi (which originated from the name Albigensian), where the lords of Provence and the Count of Toulouse (and also some clergymen as bishops of Toulouse and Carcassonne and the archbishop of Narbonne) allowed the Cathars to preach towards the end of the 12th century.

ULtimately, the crusade prevailed and began the long decline of the culture and Occitan language all over the south of France. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2014 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-209480 Curry, Anne THE BATTLE OF AGINCOURT: Sources and Interpretations A survey of sources related to the Battle of Agincourt that includes, in translation and with commentary, English and French narrative accounts and literary works of the 15th century. 1 vol, 496 pgs 2009 US, BOYDEL & BREWER
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2-45960 Curry, Anne and Huges, Michael editors ARMS, ARMIES & FORTIFICATIONS IN THE HUNDRED YEARS The Hundred Years War embraced warfare in all aspects, from the grand set pieces of Crecy and Agincourt to the pillaged lands of the dispossessed population. What makes this book different from previous studies emphasising the great battles is its use of less familiar evidence, such as administrative records and landscape archaeology, to gain a truer picture of the realities of medieval warfare. From a general review of battle tactics, the book turns to examine (at points enlisting computer analysis) a number of issues: the composition of the English army, the management of affairs in Aquitaine, the response in England at large to the war and the consequent propaganda and hardship, and the impact of warfare on local communities. Close study of surviving artefacts - weapons, fortifications - also allows realistic assessments of military and naval experiences. 1 vol, 264 pgs 1999 UK, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-40450 Curtin, Jeremiah MONGOLS, THE Clans, feuds, battles & conquests of the Mongol era, comprehensive index covers individuals, places and events. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2001 NY,
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1-89260 Darbyshire, Graham GENTRY & PEERAGE OF TOWTON:V1 Wars of the Roses (30) color Banners, using original sources the author has traced many of the named participants. 1 vol, 56 pgs 2008 UK, FREEZYWATER PUBS
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1-89262 Darbyshire, Graham GENTRY & PEERAGE OF TOWTON: Vol 2 Wars of the Roses 30 color banners, using original sources the author has traced many of the named participants. 1 vol, 56 pgs 2011 UK, FREEZYWATER PUBS
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1-970002 Delabos, Christian BREMULE 1119 FORGOTTEN BATTLES series:Covers the Battle between Henry King of England & Duke of Normandy against Louis VI King of France, b/w and color original art/drawings/maps/heraldic art. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2006 FRANCE, HISTORIC ONE EDITIONS
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1-10690 Delbruck, Hans translated by Walter J. Redfroe Jr. MEDIEVAL WARFARE:History of the Art of War,Vol III Originally published in 1890, Delbruck's 4-volume set is a definitive work on the subject. Volume III covers Charlemagne to the Swiss peasant infantry. Index, chapter notes, appendix. 1 vol, 712 pgs 1990 LINCOLN, UNIV OF NEBRASKA
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1-51430 Dennis, George T. translator THREE BYZANTINE MILITARY TREATISES Three manuals are presented here, the first by aretired combat engineer in the sixthe century andthe other two cover late tenth century warfarealong the Syrian border, b/w illust, index. 1 vol, 396 pgs 2009 US, DUBARTON OAKS
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2-51430 Dennis, George T. translator THREE BYZANTINE MILITARY TREATISES Three manuals are presented here, the first by aretired combat engineer in the sixthe century andthe other two cover late tenth century warfarealong the Syrian border, b/w illust, index. 1 vol, 380 pgs 1985 WASHINGTON, DUNBARTON OAK
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2-45890 DeVries, Kelly INFANTRY WARFARE IN THE EARLY 14TH CENTURY The author demonstrates the importance of infantry and their tactics through a detailed investigation of nineteen battles fought between 1302-1347 in which Infantry won the day, biblio, index. 1 vol, 228 pgs 1998 LONDON, BOYDELL & BREWER
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1-57720 Donnelly, MArk P. and Diehl, Daniel SIEGE:CASTLES AT WAR 8.5x11, the history of siege warfare is examinedthrough a hypothetical attack on a French castleby the English during the Hundred's Year War, manycolor photos of reenactors, notes, index. 1 vol, 184 pgs 1998 DALLAS, TAYLOR PUBLISHING
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1-72110 Duffy, Sean editor ROBERT THE BRUCE'S IRISH WARS:1306-1329 Seven essays on the campaign to conquer Ireland, b/w illus/maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 218 pgs 2002 UK, TEMPUS PUBLISHING
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1-190810 Easton, Alan BARONS WAR 1264-1267, THE An account of the Campaign and Battles between Henry III and the Simon de Montfort. (8) color pages of Banners and Standards. Battle maps and o/b's, biblio. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2009 UK, LANCE & LONGBOW SOC
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1-39000 Evans, H.T. WALES AND THE WARS OF THE ROSES Superb work, using contemporary chronicles, poets and eyewitnesses the author brings to life the Border Marches and their impact on the Wars of the Roses, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 192 pgs 1995 UK, ALAN SUTTON PUBLISH'G
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1-73380 Firday, Karl SAMURAI, WARFARE & THE STATE IN MEDIEVAL JAPAN Study of the purposes, methods, technology and mores of warfare among the early Samurai and their relationship to society in the 10th-14th century Japan, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2004 LONDON, ROUTLEDGE PRESS
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1-204390 Foard, Glenn and Curry, Anne BOSWORTH 1485: A Battlefield Rediscovered Bosworth is one of the most iconic of English battles. Here Richard III suffered what, thanks to Shakespeare, is arguably the most memorable death of any English king, bringing an end to the Wars of the Roses and heralding the Tudor era.

But it was also England's most famous lost battlefield. To find and explore the site, the authors led an intensive program of research, using a wide range of academic disciplines. Bosworth 1485: A battlefield rediscovered is the result.

Techniques included documentary analysis, landscape archaeology, place name study, and, most important, metal detecting survey. Using the resulting evidence the book explores the battle and battlefield - from the composition of the armies to the terrain in which the battle was fought.

They may even have found the very place where Richard fell. Yet most important is the evidence for early gunpowder weapons. Using cutting edge scientific research and ballistic experiments the authors reveal, for the first time, how to read the evidence on medieval lead round shot, just as a ballistic examiner reveals the story of a modern bullet.

Bosworth 1485 provides a fascinating and intricately researched new perspective on the event which, perhaps more than any other, marked the transition between medieval and early modern England. 1 vol, 264 pgs 2014 UK, OXBOW BOOKS
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1-46220 France, John VICTORY IN THE EAST A look at the First Crusade as a military campaign and why it was so successful, b/w line drawings, biblio, index. 1 vol, 440 pgs 1997 NY, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
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1-74270 Gabriel, Richard SUBOTAI THE VALIENT:Genghis Khan's Best General Subotai commanded armies whose size, scale & scopeof operations surpassed all the commanders of theancient world, analysis of the Mongol War Machine,b/w maps/illust, battle accounts, biblio, index. 1 vol, 164 pgs 2004 WESTPORT, GREENWOOD PUBS
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1-970006 Gaillard, Phillipe & Tardy, Herce VAREY 1325 FORGOTTEN BATTLES series:Covers the Battle between French Dauphine and the Count of Savoy, (8) color plates, 50+ other b/w & color illust/maps/heraldry 1 vol, 96 pgs 2006 FRANCE, HISTORIC ONE EDITIONS
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1-2123701 Garuti, Giovanni and Durand, Nadir MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS: 1100-1476 This book is devoted to the medieval uniforms of noble Italian, French, German and English families plus the Teutonic knights and Hospitallers.

It features the information from 17 marvelous tables realized by the Italian artist Giovanni Garuti. Every table is equipped with text that describes the history of the noble and illustrates the uniforms. Also included are tables with heraldic shields of the various factions and families.

For example, among Italian nobles are: Farinata Degli Uberti, the Tartaglia, Jacopo de Pazzi, and the family Pellari. Among the Germans: Wolfram Von Eschenbach (1170-1220) and Ludwig IV of Bayern (1287). 1 vol, 92 pgs 2016 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-2123702 Garuti, Giovanni and Durand, Nadir HEIDELBERG TURNIERBUCH 1482 This reprint is of the 1886 German manuscript based on the Heidelberg Tournament Book of the Jost Pirckhammer of 1486 -- today preserved in the Heidelberg University Library. The appendix contains 12 plates of knights, ladies, and soldiers of the 16th century. 1 vol, 92 pgs 2017 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-85991 Gondoin, Stephane William HUNDRED YEARS WAR CASTLES: Volume 1 Oversized at 12x9 inches in full color. Volume 1 deals offers an in-depth look at medieval military architecture and covers the main castles, from Chateau Gaillard to Castel de Coucy. 1 vol, 128 pgs 2007 FRANCE, HISTOIRE & COLLECTION
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1-886206 Gondoin, Stephen Siege of Orleans and the Loire Campaign 1428-1429: Joan of Arc and the Path to Victory Year 1428: The war between England and France has been raging for nearly one hundred years. The English controlled the territory to the north of the Loire, but had no control of regions beyond the river. During the summer, Bedford decided to eliminate his enemy and went to besiege Orleans. From October 1428 to May 1429, fierce fighting continued around the town.

The situation seemed to be lost for the besieged until the arrival of a young peasant girl named Joan. The exploits of the Maid of Orleans led to the making of her legend. Inspired by her, the French rekindled their taste for victory and went from one success to another until the decisive battle at Patay. A detailed, animated, and richly illustrated history. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2010 France, Histoire and Collections
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1-666115 Gonzalez, Jose LA BATALLA DE ZALACA 1086 The battle of Zalaca, also known as Sagrajas, generated strategic consequences far greater than expected from a relatively minor confrontation in Spain. The Muslim kingdoms coalesced under a variety of North African empires such as the Almoravids and Almohads, but Christian kingdoms thwarted expansion and began the reconquest process. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2016 SPAIN, ALMENA
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1-66651 Gonzalez, M. JAIMEI:La Conquista de Valencia 1238 'Osprey' type book with (8) color plates 1 vol, 80 pgs 2009 SPAIN, ALMENA EDICIONES
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1-42120 Gore, Terry L. NEGLECTED HEROES:Leadership & War in the Medieval The author covers the Campaign for Gaul, A.D. 451,the Rise of the Franks, Ireland & the Vikings, 1066, the Challenge to Byzantium 1081-85; illust, appendix of o/b's, biblio, index. 1 vol, 212 pgs 1995 WESTPORT, PRAGER PUBLIS'G
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1-67470 Graff, David MEDIEVAL CHINESE WARFARE 300-900 Drawing on classical Chinese sources and the best of modern Chinese/Japanese scholarship the author survey medieval Chinese warfare, biblio, index. 1 vol, 300 pgs 2001 LONDON, ROUTLEDGE
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1-191770 Halperin, Charles Russia and the Golden Horde The Mongol Impact on Medieval Russian History, an imaginative and dispassionate re-examination of the significance of the Mongol Conquest. 1 vol, 192 pgs 1987 BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA UNIV
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1-204650 Hammond, Peter RICHARD III: And the Bosworth Campaign Revised Edition. 30 b/w illustrations.

On 22 August 1485 the forces of the Yorkist king Richard III and his Lancastrian opponent Henry Tudor clashed at Bosworth Field in Leicestershire in one of the decisive battles of English history. Richard was defeated and killed. Henry took the crown as Henry VII, established the Tudor dynasty and set English history on a new course. For the last 500 years this, the most famous battle of the Wars of the Roses, has excited passionate interest and continuing controversy.

Peter Hammond, in a vivid and perceptive account of the battle, retells the story of the tangled dynastic and personal rivalries that provoked the conflict, describes the preparations of the two converging armies and offers a gripping analysis of the contest itself. The latest historical evidence is assessed, including the recent discovery of Richard III's body in Leicester and the fascinating archaeological work that has been carried out on the battlefield. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2014 UK, Pen and Sword
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2-202590 Harari, Yuval Noah SPECIAL OPERATIONS IN THE AGE OF CHIVALRY 1100-1550 Alongside the familiar pitched battles, regular sieges, and large-scale maneuvers, medieval and early modern wars also involved assassination, abduction, treason and sabotage. These undercover operations were aimed chiefly against key individuals, mostly royalty or the leaders of the opposing army, and against key fortified places, including bridges, mills and dams.

However, because of their clandestine nature, these deeds of 'derring-do' have not been studied in any detail, a major gap which this book fills. It surveys a wide variety of special operations, from the eleventh to the sixteenth century. It then analyzes in greater depth six select and exciting operations: the betrayal of Antioch in 1098; the attempt to rescue King Baldwin II from the dungeon of Khartpert in 1123; the assassination of Conrad of Montferrat in 1192; the attempt to storm Calais in 1350; the 'dirty war' waged by the rulers of France and Burgundy in the 1460s and 1470s; and the demolition of the flour mill of Auriol in 1536. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2009 US, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-212380 Harwood, Brian FIXER AND FIGHTER: The Life of Hubert de Burgh, Earl of Kent, 1170 - 1243 Hubert de Burgh rose from obscure beginnings to become one of the most powerful men in England. He loyally served first King John and then the young Henry III and played a crucial role in saving the Plantagenet dynasty when it was at its most vulnerable.

During King John's disastrous wars in France, Hubert held Chinon castle against the besieging French for a whole year. He remained loyal when the Barons rebelled against John and, when they invited French invaders to intervene, Hubert successfully held Dover Castle for the king against a siege led by the French Prince Louis. After John's death, he held it for the new king, 9-year old Henry, against a renewed siege. In August 1217 he struck the final blow against the French invasion, which still held London, when he defeated a powerful fleet carrying French reinforcements at the naval Battle of Sandwich.

Hubert continued to serve Henry III, making important reforms as Justiciar of England and leading military campaigns against the Welsh Prince Lewellyn. He eventually lost favor due to the machinations of his rivals and narrowly avoided execution but was eventually reconciled with his king and able to die a peaceful death. Incredibly, this is the first full-length biography of this remarkable man. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-70030 Hattendorf, John and Unger, Richard editors WAR AT SEA IN THE MIDDLES AGES AND RENAISSANCE The role and characteristics of armed forces at sea in Western Europe and the Mediterranean prior to 1650, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 296 pgs 2003 UK, BOYDEL & BREWER INC
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1-32980 Haywood, John DARK AGE NAVAL POWER Author details Frankish and Anglo-Saxon Seafaring, and questions much of current academic orthodoxy, in particular the assumption that the Vikings were seafaring pioneers, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 224 pgs 1999
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1-12590 Heath, Ian ARMIES OF THE DARK AGES: 600AD-1066AD Organization, tactics, dress and weapons, b/w illust 1 vol, 128 pgs 1980 SUSSEX UK, WRG PUBLISH.
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2-18680 Heath, Ian ARMIES OF THE MIDDLE AGES, Vol. 1: 1300-1487 Volume 1.

Organization, tactics, dress, and weapons of the Hundred Year's War, War of the Roses, and the Burgundian Wars. Includes 159 b/w line drawings and bibliography. 1 vol, 192 pgs 1982 GORING-BY-SEA UK, WARGAMES RESEARCH GRP
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3-18680 Heath, Ian ARMIES OF THE MIDDLE AGES Volume 1: 1300-1487 Covers the Hundred Year's War, War of the Roses, and the Burgundian Wars. Organization, tactics, dress, and weapons. Includes 159 b/w line drawings and bibliography. 1 vol, 120 pgs 1978 UK, WARGAMES RESEARCH GROUP
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1-40690 Hibbert, Christopher AGINCOURT Good account of this one sided battle, b/w illust, campaign maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 176 pgs 19?? NY, DORSET PRESS
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1-209580 HIll, Paul THE NORMAN COMMANDERS: Masters of Warfare 911-1135 Robert Guiscard, William the Conqueror, Roger I of Sicily and Bohemond Prince of Antioch are just four of the exceptional Norman commanders who not only led their armies to victory in battle but also, through military force, created their own kingdoms in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Their single-minded and aggressive leadership, and the organization, discipline and fighting qualities of their armies, marked them out from their Viking forebears and from many of the armed forces that stood against them. Their brilliant careers, and those of Robert Curthose, William Rufus, Richard I of Capua and Henry I of England, are the subject of Paul Hill's latest study of medieval warfare.

This traces the course of their conquests, focusing on them as individual commanders and on their achievements on the battlefield. The military context of their campaigns, and the conditions of warfare in France and England, in southern Italy and Sicily, and in the Near East, are vividly described, as are their decisive operations and sieges - among them Hastings, Bremule, Tinchebrai, Civitate, Misilmeri, Dyrrhachium, and the Siege of Antioch. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-201090 Hindley, Geoffrey MEDIEVAL SIEGES AND SIEGECRAFT Here Geoffrey Hindley serves us the history of military sieges from every angle, tracing the development of fortifications and equipment (offensive and defensive), penning vivid portraits of the weapons involved, exploring the psychology of laying siege, and even describing the role played by women and camp followers in battle. He shows siege tactics in action through real-life case studies of famous sieges that changed the course of history in medieval Europe and the Holy Land. His stimulating and accessible study will be fascinating. 50 b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 182 pgs 2009 US, SKYHORSE PUBLISHING
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2-86410 Hindley, Geoffrey SALADIN: HERO OF ISLAM The extraordinary character and career of Saladin are the keys to understanding the Battle of Hattin, the fall of Jerusalem and the failure of the Third Crusade. He united warring Muslim lands, reconquered the bulk of Crusader states, and faced the Richard the Lion Heart, king of England, in one of the most famous confrontations in medieval warfare. Geoffrey Hindley's sympathetic and highly readable study of the life and times of this remarkable, many-sided man, who dominated the Middle East in his day, gives a fascinating insight into his achievements and into the Muslim world of his contemporaries. Includes 20 b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2010 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-209270 Hurlock, Kathryn and Oldfiled, Paul Editors CRUSADING AND PILGRIMAGE IN THE NORMAN WORLD The reputation of the Normans is rooted in warfare, faith and mobility. They were simultaneously famed as warriors, noted for their religious devotion, and celebrated as fearless travelers. In the Middle Ages few activities offered a better conduit to combine warfare, religiosity, and movement than crusading and pilgrimage. However, while scholarship is abundant on many facets of the Norman world, it is a surprise that the Norman relationship with crusading and pilgrimage, so central in many ways to Norman identity, has hitherto not received extensive treatment.

The collection here seeks to fill this gap. It aims to identify what was unique or different about the Normans and their relationship with crusading and pilgrimage, as well as how and why crusade and pilgrimage were important to the Normans. Particular focus is given to Norman participation in the First Crusade, to Norman interaction in later crusading initiatives, to the significance of pilgrimage in diverse parts of the Norman world, and finally to the ways in which crusading and pilgrimage were recorded in Norman narrative.

Ultimately, this volume aims to assess, in some cases to confirm, and in others to revise the established paradigm of the Normans as crusaders par excellence and as opportunists who used religion to serve other agendas. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2012 US, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-902907 Iselt, Gerald and Fuhrman, Rolf TANNENBERG 1410 Wow, what a exqusite little book. Color illust &drawings throughout. Dress, banners/standards,heraldic designs, pavise/shield designs. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2008 GERMANY, BERLIN ZINNFIG
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1-84560 Jackson, Peter MONGOLS AND THE WEST 1221-1410 Written in accessible style, the author reassesses relations between the West and the Mongols from Gengis Khan to the death of Tamerlane, chpt notes,biblio, index. 1 vol, 414 pgs 2005 UK, PEARSON LONGMANS
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1-89510 Jacq-Hergoualc'h, Michel ARMIES OF ANGKOR, THE:Military Structure/Weaponry Drawing on depictions of warfare found on thestone reliefs, the author reconstructs the KhemerArmies organization, technology, strategies, menand weapons. 100's of b/w illust/drawings, index. 1 vol, 200 pgs 2008 THAILAND, ORCHID PRESS
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1-CP6009 Jimeno, Justo EL CID 8.5x11, twenty superlative color plates 1 vol, 48 pgs 2004 LONDON, CONCORD PUBLICAT
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1-CP6013 Jimeno, Justo MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS 8.5x11, (22) superlative color plates 1 vol, 48 pgs 2006 HONG KONG, CONCORD PUBS
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1-69250 Jones, Michael BOSWORTH 1485:The Psychology of a Battle The author uses recent archival discoveries to show that Richard was defeated by betrayal and Henry's use of French mercenaries, a new look at this battle, 25 color illust, 70+ b/w illust. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2002 UK, TEMPUS PUBLISHING
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1-196580 Jones, Robert KNIGHT: The Warrior and World of Chivalry The knight in shining armor charging across the battlefield has become an iconic figure of the medieval period. Yet behind the popular image lies a world of the knight that is both more complex and more fascinating. This book uncovers the myths to reveal the true knight warrior, examining his equipment, arms, and armour, his steed, his 'career path', and of course his 'chivalric code.' It also investigates the role of the knight in law, justice, and feudal warfare. Lavishly illustrated and drawing on first-hand accounts from the knights themselves, this book reveals the world of the knight in all his glory. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-65630 Kaufmann, J.E. & H.W. MEDIEVAL FORTRESS:Castles, Forts & Walled Cities 8.5x11, 100 photos, 400+ diagrams cover every aspect, includes siege weapons and equipment, index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2001 NY,
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1-66005 Kennedy, Hugh MONGOLS, HUNS & VIKINGS Part of the Cassell 'History of Warfare' series, 1 vol, 224 pgs 2001 UK, CASSELL COMPANY
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1-67460 Kennedy, Hugh ARMIES OF THE CALIPHS, THE A major study of the relationship of the Armies of the Umayyad & Abbasids Caliphs & society, b/w maps, biblio, index, part of the Warfare/History series. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2001 LONDON, ROUTLEDGE
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1-886211 Kervan, Yann HATTIN 1187 - The Inevitable Defeat of the Crusaders The Battle of Hattin, Saladin's greatest victory, and the conquest of Jerusalem that followed, represents the end of the first period of Frankish occupation of the Holy Land. Only the survival of Tyre subsequently allowed them to regain the territories during the Third Crusade in which Philippe Auguste and above all Richard I the Lionheart, distinguished themselves. Despite their initial successes, those who inherited the gains achieved in 1099 were indeed now lost.

This work details the causes, circumstances, and consequences of the most terrible defeat encountered during the Crusades. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2012 FRANCE, HISTOIRE AND COLLECTIONS
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1-191130 Kostick, Conor SIEGE OF JERUSALEM:Crusade and Conquest in 1099 The story of the final battle of the First Crusade, the most extraordinary siege in medieval times. 1 vol, 232 pgs 2009 UK, CONTINUUM PUBLISHING
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1-57770 Kreutz, Barbara M. BEFORE THE NORMANS:Southern Italy 9th/10th Century Southern Italy 9th/10th Century 1 vol, 236 pgs 2003 PHILADELPHIA, UNIV OF PA
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1-204240 Lambert, Craig SHIPPING THE MEDIEVAL MILITARY: English Maritime Logistics in the Fourteenth Century During the fourteenth century England was scarred by famine, plague, and warfare. Through such disasters, however, emerged great feats of human endurance. Not only did the English population recover from starvation and disease, but thousands of the kingdom's subjects went on to defeat the Scots and the French in several notable battles. Victories such as Halidon Hill, Neville's Cross, Crecy, and Poitiers not only helped to recover the pride of the English chivalrous class but also secured the reputation of Edward III and the Black Prince.

Yet what has been underemphasized in this historical narrative is the role played by men of more humble origins, none more so than the medieval mariner. This is unfortunate because during the 14th century, the manpower and ships provided by the English merchant fleet underpinned every military expedition.

The aim of this book is to address this gap. Its fresh approach to the sources allows the enormous contribution of the English merchant fleet to the wars conducted by Edward II and Edward III to be revealed; the author also explores the complex administrative process of raising a fleet and provides career profiles for many mariners, examining the familial relationships that existed in port communities and the shipping resources of English ports. 1 vol, 260 pgs 2012 US, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-212790 Lane-Poole, Stanley and Nicolle, David SALADIN AND THE FALL OF JERUSALEM: Richard the Lionheart, the Crusades and the Battle for the Holy Land Saladin is a legendary figure in the history of the Middle East. His rise to prominence in the tumultuous arena of 12th-century Middle Eastern politics was rapid and he quickly established himself as an intrepid statesman as well as a formidable military commander of great skill, but equally a man of honor.

This detailed biography of Saladin examines Saladin's youth, his military development, his conquest of Egypt and Syria, the Holy War against the crusaders and, crucially, his duel with Richard the Lionheart, including the struggle over Acre and, of course, the fall of Jerusalem. It accesses the rich and colorful chronicles of Arab historians, providing us with a brilliant insight into the life and deeds of this warrior-monarch. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-80140 Lepage, Jean-Dennis G.G. MEDIEVAL ARMIES & WEAPONS IN WESTERN EUROPE Richly illustrated with 250+ b/w & color illust. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2004 US, McFARLAND & COMPAMY
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1-196680 Leprevost, Thierry Georges GUILLAUME LE CONQUERANT: La Saga du Septieme Duc Oversized at 8x12 inches, this innovative biography of William The Conqueror focuses on the chronicles of the 11th and 12th centuries based on documents and monuments from the period and with a wide variety of illustrations.

French text, but Heimdal loads its books with full color photos throughout of re-enactors and other imagery. 1 vol, 130 pgs 2011 FRANCE, HEIMDAL
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1-75480 Lev, Yaacov SALADIN IN EYPT Divided into two parts, part one covers Saladin'srise to power in Egypt and part two deals with theformation of the Army & Navy, the role of the Navyat the Siege of Acre, biblio, index. 1 vol, 214 pgs 1999 LEIDEN, BRILL PUBLISHERS
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1-971002 Levi, Guy SANDWICH 1217: Forgotten Naval Battle Series FORGOTTEN BATTLES series: 47 B/W and Color illustrations

In 1217, Prince Louis of France (the future Louis VIII, son of Philippe Auguste and father of Saint Louis) campaigned in England hoping to seize the Crown. The convoy which brought him necessary reinforcements was intercepted at sea, somewhere between Dover, Sandwich, and South Foreland, and never reached the English coast.

This naval battle is one of the first Anglo-French clashes on sea and showed the innovative tactical skill of the English. Also interesting: the French Commander Eustache Le Moine, a former monk who become pirate and war chief, offering his sword for a price. 1 vol, 58 pgs 2015 FRANCE, HISTORIC ONE
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1-34690 Marshall, Christopher WARFARE IN THE LATIN EAST Author looks at the conduct of war in the Crusader Kingdom's, the impact of constant warfare, make up of armies and the structure of castles, maps, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 304 pgs 1994 NY, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
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1-28410 Matthews, John illust by James Field RICHARD LIONHEART:The Crusader King Heroes & Warriors series, b/w illust, maps, line drawings, (4) color plates. 1 vol, 48 pgs 1988 POOLE, FIREBIRD BOOKS
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1-64480 Matthews, John plates by James Field WARRIORS OF CHRISTENDOM 100+ b/w illust/maps, (16) color plates detail the time of Charlemagne, El Cid, Barbarossa, and Richard the Lionheart, originally published as four separate books. 1 vol, 192 pgs 1998 LONDON, BROCKHAMPTON PRES
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2-49620 McGeer, Eric SOWING THE DRAGON'S TEETH:Byzantine 10th Cent War. New translations of two military treaties the'Praecepta militaria' & 'Takitka' outline thetactical sytems used against the Muslin forces inCilicia/Syria, appendix, indexes. 1 vol, 405 pgs 1995 WASHINGTON, DUNBARTON OAK
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1-25360 McGill, Patrick STANDARDS, BADGES & LIVERY, THE WARS OF THE ROSES List of the nobles and their heraldic language. 8 color plates of banners, many b/w illust. 1 vol, 50 pgs 1992 UK, FREEZYWATER PUBLS
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1-37520 McGill, Patrick BATTLE OF TOWTON 1461, THE Covers the campaign, maps for (5) separate battles of Northampton, Wakefield, Mortimers Cross, 2nd St. Albans and Towton. 1 vol, 56 pgs 1993 UK, FREEZYWATER PUBISH'NG
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1-37530 McGill, Patrick BATTLE OF TEWKESBURY 1471, THE An account of the battle, plus (4) color pages of eighty coats of arms of participants, three maps. 1 vol, 56 pgs 1995 UK, FREEZYWATER PUBLISH'G
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1-46070 McGill, Patrick BATTLE OF BARNETT 1471, THE Concise & well researched, (2) color pages of the Banners of Leaders from both sides, detailed b/w maps, footnotes. 1 vol, 40 pgs 1996 UK, FREEZYWATER PUBLISH'G
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1-37540 McGill, Patrick and Pacou, Armand JEANNE LA PUCELLE AND THE SIEGE OF PARIS:VOLS 1&2 Part 1 covers the battles of Rouvray and Patay and the siege of Orleans with seven maps; Part 2 has sixty French heraldic banners six standards in full color, along with bio sketch for each. 2 vol, 82 pgs 1993 UK, FREEZYWATER PUBLISH'G
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1-53230 MONTORGUEIL, G. et Vogel, H. HENRI IV 9x13, (31) full page and (4) double page prints depicting military and civilian topics. 1 vol, 80 pgs 1997 PARIS, EDITIONS ATLANTICA
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1-666101 Moreno, Manuel THE BATTLE OF ALARCOS 1195: Prelude to the De Toulouse Navas The Battle of Alarcos was a battle between the Almohads led by Abu Yusuf Ya'qub al-Mansur and King Alfonso VIII of Castile. It resulted in the defeat of the Castilian forces and subsequent retreat to Toledo whereas the Almohads conquered back Trujillo, Montanchez, and Talavera.

The Castilian king put most of his heavy cavalry in a compact body, about 8,000 strong, and gave its command to the fierce Diego Lopez de Haro, Lord of Vizcaya. They were to shatter the enemy with an irresistible charge. The king himself would follow with the infantry and the Military Orders to complete the enemy rout.

The Christian cavalry charge was somewhat disordered, but its impetus was still formidable. The knights crashed against the Zanatas and Bani Marin and dispersed them; lured by the Amir's standard, they charged uphill: vizier Abu Yahya was killed and the Hintatas fell almost to a man trying to protect themselves. Most of the knights turned to their left and after a fierce struggle they routed the al-Andalus forces of Ibn Sanadid. After three hours, in the afternoon's intense heat, fatigue and Almohad missiles took their toll of armored knights.

The Arab right under Yarmun had been enveloping the Castilian flank and rear. At this point, the best of the Almohad forces attacked, with the sultan himself clearly visible in the front ranks, and the knights were almost completely surrounded.

Alfonso advanced with all his remaining forces into the melee, only to find himself assaulted from all sides and under a rain of arrows. For some time he fought hand-to-hand, until removed from the action, almost by force, by his bodyguard. They fled towards Toledo.

The Castilian infantry was destroyed, together with most of the Orders which had supported them. The Lord of Vizcaya tried to force his way through the ring of enemy forces, but finally had to seek refuge in the unfinished fortress of Alarcos with just a fraction of his knights.

The castle was surrounded with some 3,000 people trapped inside, half of them women and children. The king's enemy, Pedro Fernandez de Castro, who had taken little part in the action, was sent by the Amir to negotiate the surrender; Lopez de Haro and the survivors were allowed to go, leaving 12 knights as hostages for the payment of a great ransom.
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1-666105 Moreno, Manuel LA CONQUISTA de SEVILLA 1248 One of the most important events of the historical period called the reconquest is undoubtedly the capture of Seville in 1248 by the king of Castile and Leon Fernando III, later known by the nickname of 'the Holy.'

And such an important event is dedicated this new installment of the Warriors and Battle Collection. In its pages, designed by the renowned specialist Manuel Jesus Ruiz Moreno, who already had a foothold in the series with the issue dedicated to the battle of Alarcos, the reader will have the opportunity to attend an interesting description of the techniques of assault and defense strengths Spanish in the Middle Ages; the organization of the Christian armies, with a remarkable section on military orders, and operations that led to the fall of so prominent Andalusian stronghold.

Includes 16 color plates. 1 vol, 110 pgs 2015 SPAIN, ALMENA
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1-45910 Morillo, Stephen WARFARE UNDER THE ANGLO-NORMAN KINGS, 1066-1135 This study of the battles waged between 1066 and 1135 by the Anglo-Norman kings of England - William the Conqueror, William Rufus and Henry I -is a major restatement of the nature of medieval warfare in the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Bringing together the two major trends in recent medieval military history, the study of military organisations and the study of campaigns, Stephen Morillo illuminates the interrelationship of military organisation and social and political structures and brings many new perceptions to bear, such as the central role of the familia regis, the King's military household. The roles of armies and castles and the normal activities of warfare are examined to show why sieges were far more common than pitched battles. Siege and battle tactics are analysed in the context of social and political influences, administrative structures and campaign patterns, and a connection is proposed in most pre-modern warfare between government strength and infantry quality. 1 vol, 217 pgs 1997 LONDON, BOYDELL & BREWER
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1-45930 Morillo, Stephen BATTLE OF HASTINGS:Sources & Interpretations A unique collection of materials including all the primary sources, also all the accounts of the past two centuries, set of original maps from first contact to final pursuit, b/w illust, biblio. 1 vol, 272 pgs 1997 LONDON, BOYDELL & BREWER
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1-CP6007 Newark, Tim illust by Angus McBride AGE OF THE CRUSADES 8.5x11, twenty superlative color plates 1 vol, 48 pgs 2004 LONDON, CONCORD PUBLICAT
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1-CP6008 Newark, Tim illust by Angus McBride WARLORD ARMIES 8.5x11, twenty superlative color plates 1 vol, 48 pgs 2004 LONDON, CONCORD PUBLICAT
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1-194510 Nicolle, David CROSS AND CRESCENT IN THE BALKANS: The Ottoman Conquest of Southeastern Europe (14th - 15th centuries) It is the history of a quite extraordinary century, one which began when a tiny of force of Ottoman Turkish warriors was invited by the Christian Byzantine Emperor to cross the Dardanelles from Asia into Europe to assist him in one of the civil wars which were tearing the fast-declining Byzantine Empire apart. It ended with the fall of the Byzantine capital of Constantinople to what was by then a hugely powerful and expanding empire of the Islamic Ottoman Turks, whose rulers came to see themselves as the natural and legitimate heirs of their Byzantine and indeed Roman predecessors. Includes 33 b/w photographs and 4 maps. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2011 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-37922 Nicolle, David MEDIEVAL SOURCE BOOK:V2 Christian Europe Over 150 b/w illust/drawings highlight this single source guide, biblio, index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 1996 LONDON, ARMS & ARMOUR PRS
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2-37922 Nicolle, David MEDIEVAL SOURCE BOOK:V2 Christian Europe Over 150 b/w illust/drawings highlight this single source guide, biblio, index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 1999 LONDON, BROCKHAMPTON PRES
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1-88181 Nicolle, David CRUSADER WARFARE V1:Byzantium, Western Europe This book presents as many aspects as possible of warfare during the period of the crusades. Focus on Western Europe, Byzantium Crusades, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. B/w maps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 306 pgs 2007 UK, CONTINUUM PUBLISING
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1-88182 Nicolle, David CRUSADER WARFARE V2:Muslims, Mongols vs Crusders This volume focuses on the non-Christian cultures which were most directly involved in the Crusades. The campaigns involved an extraordinary array of states and cultures. B/w maps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 370 pgs 2007 UK, CONTINUUM PUBLISING
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1-980014 Nicolle, David GOD'S WARRIORS:Crusaders, Saracens & Jerusalem Combines CAMP 19, WAR 10/91 along with new images. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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1-980055 Nicolle, David CRUSADER CASTLES IN THE HOLY LAND Examining the castles built in the Holy Land 1097 to 1302 as well as the castles built in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean between 1191 and 1571. This book provides a rare overview of the history. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-46540 Nicolle, David illust by Richard Hook MONGOL WARLORDS, THE Covers the lives of Genghis Khan, Kublai Khan, Hulegu and Tamerlane, (16) color plates and many b/w illust/drawings, index. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2004 LONDON, BROCKHAMPTON PRES
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2-199930 Norwich, John Julius THE NORMANS IN THE SOUTH This book is about the 'other' Norman Conquest. It is the story of Robert Guiscard, perhaps the most extraordinary European adventurer between Caesar and Napoleon. In one year, 1084, he had both the Eastern and Western Emperors retreating before him and one of the most formidable of medieval Popes in his power. It is also the story of his brother Roger, thanks to whom he conquered Sicily from the Saracens; and of Roger's descendants, notably his son Roger II, who converted his father's achievement into a cosmopolitan and cultivated kingdom whose surviving monuments still dazzle us today. Both in its power and flamboyance this kingdom marks the apogee of Sicily's strange and tumultuous history. 1 vol, 388 pgs 2012 UK, FABER AND FABER
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1-44910 Norwich, John Julius BYZANTIUM:The Early Centuries Another classic by this renowned author, b/w and color illust/photos, excellent b/w maps. Covers the period 330 AS to 800 AD. 1 vol, 408 pgs 1988 UK, GUILD PUBLISHING
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2-61900 Norwich, John Julius THE KINGDOM IN THE SUN 1130-1194 Norman conquest of Sicily 1016-1130. Maps, biblio, index, b/w illust, and a listing of every Norman building still extant on the island.

When on Christmas Day 1130, Roger de Hauteville had himself crowned first King of Sicily, the island entered a golden age. Norman and Italian, Greek and Arab, Lombard, Englishman, and Jew all contributed to a culture that was as brilliant as it was cosmopolitan; to an intellectual climate that attracted the artists the artists and scholars of three continents; and to an atmosphere of racial and religious toleration unparalleled in Europe. Sixty-four years later to the day, the sun set on the Sicilian Kingdom; but its glory lives on in such dazzling monuments as the Palatine Chapel in Palermo or the cathedrals of Monreale and Cefalu.

In this second volume, John Julius Norwich tells the story of the Kingdom in all its splendor, through the reigns of the grotesquely misnamed William the Bad and the Good to the bastard Tancred desperately struggling to preserve his country's independence. We read too of St. Bernard -- magnetic but insufferable -- and of Adrian IV, the only English Pope. Also, a surprising number of other compatriots included Richard the Lionheart (behaving abominably in Messina), his sister Queen Joanna of Sicily, and the sinister Walter of the Mill, the only man in history regularly to sign himself Emir and Archbishop. 1 vol, 353 pgs 2012 UK, FABER AND FABER
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1-66940 Nusbacher, Aryeh BATTLE OF BANNOCKBURN 1314 70+ illust, 16 in color highlight this look at Scotland's most important battle, biblio, index. 1 vol, 176 pgs 2001 UK, TEMPUS PUBLISHING
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1-74780 O'Callaghan, Joseph F. RECONQUEST AND CRUSADES IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN Using both Christian and Muslim sources the author examines the military activity in Spain from the late 11th century to the mid 13th century, b/w illust/maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 344 pgs 2004 PHILADELPHIA, UNIV OF PA
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1-55240 O'Leary, de Lacy SHORT HISTORY OF THE FATIMID KHALIFATE, A Account of the Islamic conquests and the historyof the rulers of the Arab World during the first &second Crusades, biblio, index. 1 vol, 267 pgs 1987 NEW DEHLI, RENAISSANCE
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1-25680 Oldenbourg, Zoe CRUSADES, THE A thorough analysis of the Crusades in a narrative style, b/w illust, maps, notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 672 pgs 1998 LONDON, WEIDENFELD
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1-55590 Peers, Chris WARLORDS OF CHINA 700 BC TO AD 1662 7.5x9.5, 60 b/w illust highlight this look at thethose who left their mark on China, biblio, index. 1 vol, 176 pgs 1998 LONDON, ARMS & ARMOUR
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1-202440 Phillips, Jonathan FOURTH CRUSADE, THE:Sack of Constaninople By far one the better books on the subject, wellwritten, excellent narrative style makes it easy to read, b/w maps/illust, notes, biblio, index 1 vol, 374 pgs 2004 US, VIKING PRESS
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1-62370 Powicke, Sir Maurice LOSS OF NORMANDY, THE 1198-1204 In the early 13th century, after three centuries of independence, Normandy fell the France. The author examines the decline of the military, foldout map, other maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 448 pgs 1999 UK, MANCHESTER UNIV PRESS
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1-41510 Prestwich, Michael ARMIES & WARFARE IN THE MIDDLE AGES The author examines recruitment, logistics, tactics and command control, eighty b/w illust and twenty-four color plates, biblio, index. 1 vol, 480 pgs 1996 NEW HAVEN, YALE UNIV PRES
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1-50190 Queller, Donald and Madden, Thomas FOURTH CRUSADE, THE:The Conquest of Constantinople Classic account, covers the taking of Zara and the sack of Constantinople in 1204, the election of a Latin Emperor, chpt. notes, maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 358 pgs 1999 PHILA, UNIVERSITY OF PENN
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1-196610 Rex, Peter 1066 Peter Rex tells the whole story of the conquest of England by the Normans from its genesis in the deathbed decision of Edward the Confessor in January 1066 to recommend Harold Godwinson as his successor, to the crushing of the last flickers of English Resistance in June 1076.

The Norman Conquest is the single most important event in English history. On this invasion and 'regime change' pivoted the second millennium of English history. This is well recognized; what is not is how long and hard the English people fought to deny William 'the Bastard', Duke of Normandy his prize. Rather than being the smooth transition peddled by pro-Norman historians, the Norman conquest was a brutal and violent takeover by an army of occupation. Unknown thousands of rebellious thegns resisted the Norman regime, the most famous being Hereward, but there were plenty of willing collaborators among England's clergy, who pushed for William to be crowned king. In return he let them retain their sees and abbacies, as well as the vast tracts of land. 57 illustrations, 44 in color. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2011 UK, AMBERLEY
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1-196660 Rex, Peter WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR: The Bastard of Normandy Biography of the Norman king who conquered England in 1066 is set against his true background, the turbulent Norman Duchy which, even after the Conquest of England, remained his primary concern. William is revealed as the brutal and violent product of his time, much given to outbursts of rage, capable of great cruelty, autocratic, avaricious and prone to a sort of grisly humor, yet, with all that he could also be a loyal friend and affectionate husband and father. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2011 UK, AMBERLEY
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1-65300 Rogers, Clifford J. WAR CRUEL AND SHARP:English Strategy 1327-1360 Reassessment of Edward III & the Black Prince's military/political strategies, the author argues the quest for decisive battle underlay every campaign, army list, maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 512 pgs 2000 UK, BOYDELL & BREWER
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2-65300 Rogers, Clifford J. WAR CRUEL AND SHARP: English Strategy 1327-1360 Reassessment of Edward III and the Black Prince's military and political strategies as the author argues the quest for decisive battle underlaid every campaign. Includes army list, maps, bibliography, and index. 1 vol, 512 pgs 2014 UK, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-210200 Romane, Julian BYZANTIUM TRIUMPHANT: The Military History of the Byzantines 959-1025 Byzantium Triumphant describes in detail the wars of the Byzantine emperors Nicephorus II Phocas, his nephew and assassin John I Tzimiskes, and Basil II. The operations, battles, and drama of their various bitter struggles unfold, depicting the new energy and improved methods of warfare developed in the late 10th century. These emperors were at war on all fronts, fighting for survival and dominance against enemies including the Arab caliphates, Bulgars (Basil II was dubbed by later authors 'the Bulgar Slayer'), and the Holy Roman Empire, not to mention dealing with civil wars and rebellions.

Drawing on the evidence of Byzantine military manuals, this offers a detailed understanding of the Byzantine tactics, organization, training, and doctrine. While essentially a military history, there is, inevitably with the Byzantine emperors, a healthy dose of court intrigue, assassination, and political skullduggery too. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-67580 Rose, Susan MEDIEVAL NAVAL WARFARE 1000-1500 Account of the organization and use of medieval navies, Italian city states, England & France for the control of the Mediterranean and North Sea etc, b/w maps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 160 pgs 2002 LONDON, ROUTLEDGE
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1-200930 Rubenstein, Jay ARMIES OF HEAVEN: The First Crusade and the Quest for Apocalypse Beginning in 1095 and culminating four bloody years later in the siege of Jerusalem, the First Crusade represented a new kind of unrestrained-and apocalyptic-warfare. For the Christian warriors, many of them uneducated Germanic tribesmen, the capture of Jerusalem would bring about the End Times and the return of Christ. For their comparatively sophisticated Muslim adversaries, the nearly barbaric Christians represented a deluge of religious fanatics and professional combatants whose zeal and savagery threatened to topple every civilization that stood in their path. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2011 US, BASIC BOOKS
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1-76880 Runciman, Steven FIRST CRUSADE, THE Abridged edition of his famous 3 vol set, coversthe First Crusade urged by Pope Urban III. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2005 LONDON, CAMBRIDGE UNIV
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2-76880 Runciman, Steven FIRST CRUSADE, THE Abridged edition of his famous 3 vol set, coversthe First Crusade urged by Pope Urban III. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2005 LONDON, CAMBRIDGE UNIV
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2-195390 Sadler, John TOWTON: The Battle of Palm Sunday Field 1461 The battle at Towton in Yorkshire on 29 March 1461 was the largest, longest fought and bloodiest day in English medieval history. In terms of the number of troops involved, the ruthlessness of the fighting, the quantity of casualties and the decisive nature of its outcome, Towton stands out from the long sequence of battles fought for control of England in the fifteenth century.

This bitter contest of arms was a turning point in the Wars of the Roses and -- as a result of the discoveries of modern archaeological research - it is one of the best known. John Sadler, in this vivid reconstruction of the battle, offers a fresh view of a pivotal episode in English history and an unflinching insight into the cruelties of medieval warfare. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2011 UK, PEN AND SWORD
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1-202100 Sadler, John THE SECOND BARON'S WAR: Simon de Montfort and the Battles of Lewes and Evesham For two years in the mid-13th century, England was torn by a bloody civil war between the king and his nobles. For a short time, the country came close to unseating the monarchy, and the outcome changed the course of English history. Yet this critical episode receives far less attention than the Wars of the Roses and the English Civil Wars that followed.

John Sadler, in this highly readable and perceptive study of the Barons' War, describes events in vivid detail. He explores the leading personalities, whose bitter quarrel gave rise to the conflict - Henry III, his son Prince Edward (later Edward I), and their most famous opponent, Simon de Montfort, whose masterful charisma galvanized support among the discontented nobility.

The clash of interests between the king and his 'overmighty' subjects is reconsidered, as are the personal and political tensions that polarized opinion and tested loyalties to the limit. But the main emphasis of John Sadler's account is on events in the field, in particular the two major campaigns that determined the course of the war and indeed the future government of England - the battles fought at Lewes and Evesham. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2009 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-89840 Sanchez, Jose MEDIEVAL KNIGHTS:The Age of Chivalry 8.25x11.75. full color throughout with maps, details the rise of cavalry/knights and their impact on warfare. 1 vol, 152 pgs 2008 SPAIN, ANDREA PRESS
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1-208860 Santiuste, David THE HAMMER OF THE SCOTS: Edward I and the Scottish Wars of Independence Known to posterity as Scottorum Malleus - the Hammer of the Scots - Edward I was one of medieval England's most formidable kings. This book offers a fresh interpretation of Edward's military career, within the context of his Scottish wars. In part this is a study of personality: Edward was an extraordinary man. His struggles with tenacious opponents - including Robert the Bruce and William Wallace - have become the stuff of legend. It also considers the wider impact of Edward's campaigns, describing the effects on people at all levels of society and providing a compelling portrait of the British Isles at war. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-196690 Santiuste, Davis EDWARD IV AND THE WAR OF THE ROSES Based on contemporary sources and the latest scholarly research, this reassessment of Edward's military role, and of the Wars of the Roses in which he played such a vital part, gives a fascinating insight into Edward the man as well as the politics and fighting. Although Edward has not achieved the martial reputation of other warrior kings such as Henry V, perhaps because he fought his own people in a civil war, he was a formidable military leader whose strengths and subtlety have not been fully recognized. Includes 20 illustrations. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2011 UK, PEN & SWORD
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2-196690 Santiuste, Davis EDWARD IV AND THE WAR OF THE ROSES Based on contemporary sources and the latest scholarly research, this reassessment of Edward's military role, and of the Wars of the Roses in which he played such a vital part, gives a fascinating insight into Edward the man as well as the politics and fighting. Although Edward has not achieved the martial reputation of other warrior kings such as Henry V, perhaps because he fought his own people in a civil war, he was a formidable military leader whose strengths and subtlety have not been fully recognized. 20 illustrations. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2011 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-73430 Santosuosso, Antonio BARBARIANS, MARAUDERS AND INFIDELS The author examines the motives of war during the Middle Ages, from Charlemagne, the Magyars to the Crusades, 30 b/w drawings/maps/figs, biblio, index 1 vol, 352 pgs 2004 BOULDER, WESTVIEW PRESS
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1-57820 Sarkar, Jagadish ART OF WAR IN MEDIEVAL INDIA, THE An analytical survey of the Rajput, Turko-Afghan,Mughal, Maratha & Sikh military systems, includingstrategy/tactics, naval, organization, biblio. 1 vol, 396 pgs
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1-69750 Sayce, Michael MONGOL INVASION OF EUROPE, THE:1237-1241 8.5x11, organization, weapons, training etc for both the Mongol and Eastern European Armies, o/b's campaign/battle maps, army lists, appendices. 1 vol, 48 pgs 2003 HOPEWELL, OMM PUBLISHING
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1-65290 Simms, Katharine FROM KINGS TO WARLORDS:Gaelic Ireland The Norman invasion of Ireland in 1169, did not result in a complete conquest. This book looks at the unconquered chiefs and changes in society, chapter on the King's Army, biblio, index. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2000 UK, BOYDELL & BREWER
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1-81670 Smith, Robert Douglas & Devries, Kelly ARTILLERY OF THE DUKES OF BURGUNDY, 1363-1477 A major new exploration of the the history and Development of gunpowder weapons in the late 14th to late 15 centuries based on the Artillery of the Duke of Burgundy, 150 b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 464 pgs 2005 UK, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-202570 Stanton, Charles NORMAN NAVAL OPERATIONS in the Mediterranean The rise of Norman naval power in the central Mediterranean in the 11th and 12th centuries prompted a seminal shift in the balance of power on the sea. Drawing from Latin, Greek, Jewish and Arabic sources, this book details how the House of Hauteville, particularly under Robert Guiscard and his brother Roger, used sea power to accomplish what the Papacy, the German Empire and the Eastern Empire could not: the conquest of southern Italy and Sicily from Islam.

The subsequent establishment of an aggressive naval presence on Sicily, first by Roger de Hauteville and then by his son Roger II, effectively wrested control of the central Mediterranean from Byzantine and Muslim maritime hegemony, opening the sea to east-west shipping. The author goes on to describe how this development, in turn, emboldened the West Italian maritime republics, principally Genoa and Pisa, to expand eastward in conjunction with the Crusades. It was, quite literally, a sea change, ushering in a new period of western maritime ascendancy which has persisted into the modern era. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2011 US, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-210220 Stanton, Charles MEDIEVAL MARITIME WARFARE Following the fall of Rome, the sea is increasingly the stage upon which the human struggle of western civilization is played out. In a world of few roads and great disorder, the sea is the medium on which power is projected and wealth sought. Yet this confused period in the history of maritime warfare has rarely been studied - it is little known and even less understood.

Depicts the development of maritime warfare from the end of the Roman Empire to the dawn of the Renaissance, detailing the wars waged in the Mediterranean by the Byzantines, Muslims, Normans, Crusaders, the Italian maritime republics, Angevins and Aragonese as well as those fought in northern waters by the Vikings, English, French, and the Hanseatic League. 1 vol, 368 pgs 2015 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-43830 Strickland, Matthew WAR AND CHIVALRY The conduct & perception of War in England and Normandy 1066-1217, emphasis is on conduct in battle & siege not tactics/strategy, b/w illust, maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 448 pgs 1996 NY, CAMBRIDGE UNIV PRESS
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2-26320 Strickland, Matthew editor ANGLO-NORMAN WARFARE Studies in Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman Military Organization & Warfare, 15 short pieces, biblio. 1 vol, 302 pgs 1992 US, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-34351 Sumption, Jonathan HUNDRED YEARS WAR, THE:Trial by Battle V1 Book is heavily researched from both primary and secondary sources, b/w illust, good maps, index. 1 vol, 672 pgs 1999 PHILA, UNIV OF PENN PRESS
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1-34352 Sumption, Jonathan HUNDRED YEARS WAR, THE:Trial by Battle V2 Divided Houses Book is heavily researched from both primary and secondary sources, b/w illust, good maps, index.

A succession of catastrophes in the middle years of the fourteenth century brought France to the brink of destruction. The bankruptcy of the French state and a bitter civil war within the royal family were followed by the defeat and capture of the King of France by the Black Prince at Poitiers. A peasant revolt and a violent revolution in Paris completed the tragedy. In a humiliating treaty of partition France ceded more than a third of its territory to Edward III of England. Not for sixty years would the English again come so close to total victory.

Yet the theme of the volume is not destruction, but survival. France's great cities, provincial towns and rural communities resisted where its leaders failed. They withstood the sustained savagery of the soldiers and the free companies of brigands to undo most of Edward III's work in the following generation. England's triumphs proved to be brittle and short-lived.
1 vol, 696 pgs 2001 US, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
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1-34353 Sumption, Jonathan HUNDRED YEARS WAR, THE:Trial by Battle Book is heavily researched from both primary and secondary sources, b/w illust, good maps, index.

This long-awaited third volume of Jonathan Sumption's monumental history of the war narrates the period from 1369 to 1393, a span marked by the slow decline of English fortunes and the subsequent rise of the French. The English were condemned to see the conquests of the previous thirty years overrun by the armies of the king of France in less than ten. Edward III was succeeded by a vulnerable child, destined to grow into a neurotic and unstable adult presiding over a divided nation. England's citizenry was being asked to pay for a long and expensive war, soldiers were becoming disenchanted, and the Peasants' Revolt of 1381 evidenced the social unrest in the land. However, France too paid a heavy price for her success. Beneath the surface splendor the French government sat poised at the edge of bankruptcy and the population subsisted in fear and insecurity. The inexperience of Charles VI and his gradual relapse into insanity divided the French political world, as the king's relatives competed for the plunder of the state, sowing the seeds of disintegration and civil war in the following century. 1 vol, 1024 pgs 20011 US, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
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1-34354 Sumption, Jonathan HUNDRED YEARS WAR, THE: Volume IV - Cursed Kings Tells the story of the destruction of France by the madness of its king and the greed and violence of his family. In the early 15th century, Europe's strongest and most populous state, France, suffered a complete internal collapse. As the warring parties within fought for the spoils of the kingdom under the vacant gaze of the mad King Charles VI, the country was left at the mercy of one of the most remarkable rulers of the European Middle Ages: Henry V of England, who had destroyed the French army on the field of Agincourt in October 1415 and left most of France's leadership dead.

Recounts in extraordinary detail the relentless campaign of conquest that brought Henry to the streets and palaces of Paris within just a few years. He died at the age of 36 in a French royal castle in 1422, just two months before he would have become King of France. 1 vol, 928 pgs 2015 US, UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS
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1-45970 Suppe, Frederick C. MILITARY INSITUTIONS ON THE WELSH MARCHES Between 1066 and 1282 two quite different societies were juxtaposedalong the Welsh Marches: a feudally-based Anglo-Norman one, and aCeltic Welsh one. It has been conventional to consider the formerto have been more sophisticated and developed than the latter but, in fact, the situation was more complex, and during more than two centuries of attacks and campaigns each society borrowed from the other.

This book is the first comparative study of the two military systems. It considers issues pertinent to the entire border region, and, indeed, to other medieval marches. Specific topics examined include: the nature of Welsh military service, Welsh tactics and the English response, the development and functioning of Clun (a representative border castlery), the local command in Shropshire and the so-called 'wardens' of the March, and the extent to which Welsh military customs influenced those of the Marches and of England.
1 vol, 203 pgs 1997 LONDON, BOYDELL & BREWER
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1-214200 Sverdrup, Carl Fredrik THE MONGOL CONQUESTS: The Military Operations of Genghis Khan and Sube'etei The Mongols created the greatest landlocked empire known to history. It was an empire created and sustained by means of conquest. Initially an insignificant tribal leader, Genghis Khan gradually increased his power, overcoming one rival after another. After he had subjugated all tribes of Inner Asia, he struck southward into China and later attacked distant Khwariz in the Near East. Sube'etei continued to make significant conquests after Genghis Khan died, conquering central China and leading a large force into the heart of Europe.

Between them, Genghis Khan and Sube'etei directed more than 40 campaigns, fought more than 60 battles, and conquered all lands from Korea in the east to Hungary and Poland in the west. 25 maps.

This book offers a detailed narrative of the military operations of these two leaders, based on early Mongolian, Chinese, Near Eastern, and European sources. Making full use of newly translated Chinese sources, the account offer details never before given in English works.

Detailed maps showing the operations support the text. Many conventional wisdom views of the Mongols, such as their use of terror as a deliberate strategy, or their excellence at siege warfare, are shown to be incorrect. This is a major contribution to our knowledge of the Mongols and their way of warfare. 1 vol, 392 pgs 2017 UK, HELION AND COMPANY
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1-54150 Swanton, Michael editor/translator ANGLO-SAXON CHRONICLE, THE The most complete translation published, extensivenotes draw on the latest archaeologists andpaleographers, fully indexed and complemented bymaps and genealogical tables. 1 vol, 400 pgs 1998 LONDON, ROUTLEDGE
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1-205670 Theotokis, Georgios THE NORMAN CAMPAIGNS IN THE BALKANS: 1081-1108 The Norman expansion in 11th-century Europe was a movement of enormous historical importance, which saw men and women from the duchy of Normandy settling in England, Italy, Sicily and the Middle East. The Norman establishment in the South is particularly interesting, because it represents the story of a few hundred mercenaries who managed to establish a principality in the Mediterranean that would later develop in to the Kingdom of Sicily.

In this book the author examines the clash of two different military cultures -- the Normans and the Byzantines -- in one theater of war -- the Balkans. It is the first study to date of the military organization of the Norman and Byzantine states in the Mediterranean, and of their overall strategies and their military tactics in the battlefield. It is also the first to examine the way in which each military culture reacted and adapted to the strategies and tactics of its enemies in Italy and the Balkans.

The author closely follows the campaigns conducted by the Normans in the Byzantine provinces of Illyria and Macedonia and their battles against Imperial armies commanded by the Byzantine Emperor. He also examines the ways in which the Italian-Norman and Byzantine military systems differed, and their relative efficiencies. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2014 US, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-39290 Thomas, D.H. HERBERTS OF RAGLAN, THE:Battle of Edgecote 1469 Account of the rise of the Herberts and their support of the House Of York, details the battle of Edgecote and the subsequent rout of Herbert's forces, b/w maps. 1 vol, 114 pgs 1994 UK, FREEZYWATER PUBLS'ING
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1-198250 Todd, Brian and map illustrators Joshua Alfee and John Cairns WARFARE IN THE MEDIEVAL WORLD Warfare in the Medieval World with 100+ maps explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe in the period between the fall of Rome and the introduction of reliable gunpowder weapons during the Thirty Years' War. Through an exploration of thirty-three selected battles, military historian Brian Todd Carey surveys the changing tactical relationships between the four weapon systems - heavy and light infantry and heavy and light cavalry - focusing on the evolution of shock and missile combat.

Through the use of dozens of multiphase tactical maps, this fascinating introduction to the art of war during western civilization's ancient and classical periods pulls together the primary and secondary sources and creates a powerful historical narrative. The result is a synthetic work that will be essential reading for students and armchair military historians alike. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2012 UK, PEN and SWORD
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1-79840 Turnbull, S.R. SAMURAI: A MILITARY HISTORY Military history, color and b/w plates, maps, appendices, index. 1 vol, 304 pgs 1977 US, MCMILLAN PUBLISHING
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1-74550 Turnbull, Stephen KNIGHT TRIUMPHANT, THE:1314-1485 A look at the Knight in England & Europe, color illust, maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2001 UK, CASSELL & CO
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1-85270 Tyerman, Christopher GOD'S WAR:A New History of the Crusades Likely to replace Runciman's work as the standardon this subject; covers the Crusades in Spain, theBaltic and the Latin East, biblio, index. 1 vol, 1040 pgs 2009 US, HARVARD PRESS
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1-70150 Vallejo, Yli Remo illust by Dzis, Igor CRUSADES, THE:1096-1270 8.25x10.75, full color 50+ full color plates or battle scenes, exquisite art -- a feast for the eyes. 1 vol, 120 pgs 2002 GREAT FALLS, AERO ART INT
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1-949031 Various PRETORIEN # 31 Cover story: Belisarius and the Reconquest of Africa

After the fall of Rome and the abdication of Romulus Augustus, the Vandals had seized Carthage in 439 and established a powerful kingdom in Africa. But after unsuccessful attempts, the Emperor Justinian sent Belisarius to reconquer the African land, and proceeded to defeat the Vandals and restoree their African provinces, the Balearic Islands, Sardinia, and Corsica.

The natural and artificial borders that protected the Roman Empire ('limes') is a constant topic of research. Among its fortifications, Hadrian's Wall is one of the most famous, followed by the Antonine Wall. Praetorian profiles these amazing walls and their unequal fate. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2014 FRANCE, LCV
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1-949032 Various PRETORIEN # 32 Cover story: Charlemagne and his time.

This issue of Praetorian no exception to the rule as evidenced by new accounts of battles. In 1388, the clash of Glarus against Habsburg troops in the village of Nafels ends with a Swiss victory all the more surprising that the fight takes place in one in ten between the insurgents that we imagine less prepared and a perfectly organized and commanded by the Duke of Austria in person.

Praetorian makes you share in this issue by referring to the history of Charlemagne, the emperor legendary military leader but also what is said undefeated. It has often been forgotten that lasting reattached Aquitaine in France and he went to the Pope's Papal States. 1 vol, 68 pgs 2014 FRANCE, LCV
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1-962055 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 5.5 Theme: Naval warfare and piracy in the middle ages
* Historical introduction - Yesterday pirate, today privateer
* The Viking warship - Iron-studded dragons
* Klaus St 1 vol, 60 pgs 2015 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962062 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 6.2 Theme: The War of the Sicilian Vespers

* Historical Introduction: Amalric's Legacy -- King Amalric of Jerusalem (r. 1163-1174) was the father and predecessor of King Baldwin IV
* Historia of William of Tyre: Deeds Done Beyond the Sea
* Latin Field Army: Circa 1099-1187
* The Reenactor - Clive Kelly
* Kingdom of Jerusalem and Its Neighbors: Hostility in the Holy Land
* Battle of Montgisard 1177: A Day of Terrible Slaughter
* The Life of the Leper King: Baldwin IV

Other Articles:
* The Influence of the Viking God of Warfare: Odin - Warrior God
* Mobile Fortress of the Hussite Wars - Ziska's Wagenburg
* The Military career of St. Francis of Assisi: Soldier before Saint?
* The Grand Chevauchee, 1355: The Black Prince Unleashed 1 vol, 60 pgs 2016 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962064 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 6.4 Theme: The Norman invasion of Ireland

* The Norman Invasion of Ireland
* Gerald of Wales on the Conquest of Ireland
* Irish Warfare During the Norman Invasion
* A Look at Ringforts in Ireland
* The High King Fights Back: Reclaiming the throne (Ruaidri Ua Conchobair)
* The Life and Times of Richard de Clare
* Angol-Norman Castles in Ireland
* The Waterford Massacre, AD 1170
* A Picture from the Topographia Hiberniae
* Ireland's Medieval Treaure: Book of Kells
* Medieval Normans and Irish on Film 1 vol, 60 pgs 2016 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962065 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 6.5 Theme: The Knights Templar

* Why I Write About the Templars
* Who Were the Knights Templar
* The New Knighthood: Bernard of Clairvaux and the Templars
* Ten Unusual Facts about the Templars: From blood brothers to bad breath
* Crusader Catastrophe: The Battle of La Forbie
* The Afterlife of the Templars: From fighting injustice to ruling the world
* Bernard's Chosen: Forged in the furnace of Holy War 1 vol, 60 pgs 2016 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962066 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 6.6 Theme: The German Peasants' War

* A Look at the German Peasants' Revolt - Lucifer and his Angels
* Landsknechts in the German Peasant Armies
* The Prince-Archbishop vs. the People - The Siege of Salzburg
* Gotz von Berlichingen, Reluctant Leader - Knight of the Iron Hand
* and more 1 vol, 60 pgs 2016 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962071 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 7.1 Theme: Viking Invasion

Theme articles include: Why Did the Vikings Attack?; Between Myth and Reality: Amazons of the Viking World; Laying Waste to Everything: Viking Tactics in West Francia; Ship After Ship of the Majus: A Viking Raid on Seville in 844; Brilliant Warfare or Pragmatic Decision: The Viking Sieges of Paris; Curl Up and Sharpen Your Seaxe: Viking Winter Camps; and The Viking Axe.

Other articles include: Medieval Armies of the Dead; Mining as a Medieval Siege Tactic: The Siege of Edessa; and Hollywood's Favorite Viking: Ragnar Lodbrok. 1 vol, 60 pgs 2016 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962072 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 7.2 - First Barons' War Theme: The Battle of Lincoln
* The Failure of Magna Carta - The First Barons' War (1215-1217)
* Hard Pressed and Strongly Resisted - The Siege of Rochester
* Hating John - How English Chroniclers Portrayed the King
* The Key to England - The Siege of Dover
* From Towers to Tunnels - Gamechangers in English Castle-Building
* A Day to be Venerated Through our Age - The Battle of Lincoln
* A Warrior for king and Christ - Peter des Roches at the Battle of Lincoln
* What Happened to the Prisoners of War - The Aftermath of the Battle of Lincoln

Features:
* The Battles of the Orontes and Apamea - Byzantines and Fatimids at War
* The Sweet Side of War - Honey and Military Medicine
* The Crossbow - A Devilish Device
* Take From the Rich; Give to the Poor - Robin Hood on Film 1 vol, 60 pgs 2017 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962073 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 7.3 Theme: Tournaments and Jousting in the Middle Ages
* And the Crowd Went Wild: A Short History of Tournaments
* Old Games and New Order: The Tournaments of the Four Lands
* Quintain, Dice and Young Knights: Jousting on the First Crusade
* The Holy Roman Empire: Pageantry and Violence: Maximilian I, Tournament Fanatic
* He Has Not Abandoned Warlike Custom: Manuel I Komenos and Byzantine Jousting
* A Most Marvelous Deed of Arms: The Combat of the Thirty
* Single Combat during the Hundred Years' War: When it Wasn't a Game
* The Ghent Crossbow Tournament of 1440: Shooting for Prizes and Honor
* Their Shields are Pierced and Shattered: The Lance
* The Story of a Modern-day Knight: Jousting in the 21st Century
* Right in Everything but the Details: Jousting on Film
* No Aiming at Unprotected Parts: Tournament Rules 1 vol, 60 pgs 2017 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962074 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE: Volume 7.4 Theme: The Battle of Hattin
* The Sign of the Cross on his Forehead - Did Crusaders Get Tattoos?
* The Rise of the Ayyubids - Saladin's Apprenticeship in Egypt
* The Geopolitics of the Medieval Middle East - Was It Just Crusade and Jihad?
* Victory Before the Fall - The Siege of Kerak
* Ayyubid Military Organization Under Saladin - Family, Finance, and Faith
* Give the Lie to the Devil - The Battle of Hattin
* The Consequences of Poor Strategy - Saladin's Post-Hattin Malaise
* Millions of Meandering Lines - Of Swords, Steel, and Saladin
* The Wedge between Egypt and Syria - The Crusader Castle of Montreal
* The Museum of the Order of St John, London - Bearers of the Cross

Other:
* A Pirate-Monk in the English Channel - The Battle of Sandwich
* Miracles, Visions, and St. Barbara's Head - Teutonic Knights and PTSD
* An Invisible Clash - The Battle of Hatting on Film 1 vol, 60 pgs 2017 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962902 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE AGINCOURT 1415: Special No. 2 Special issue covers 1415: The Battle of Agincourt. Articles include: Historical introduction; Henry V as military commander; Recruitment and organization of the English Army; The war bow; The Battle of Agincourt; Too many dukes: The French commanders; Recruitment and organization of the French army; French and English weapons and armour/equipment; The source: Agincourt on paper; Shakespeare and the myth of Agincourt; A 'gens d'armes' at Agincourt; and The aftermath. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2015 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-962903 Various MEDIEVAL WARFARE BATTLE OF HASINGS: Special No. 3 Medieval Warfare Special 2017: 1066 - The Battle of Hastings with:

Kelly, DeVries, 'Two invasions, three battles, one throne - The contenders in 1066'.
John Gillingham, 'The path for William, Duke of Normandy - The conqueror's apprenticeship'.
Ad van Kempen, 'The path for Harold Godwinson - How do you become a king?'.
Richard Abels, 'The men who fought with King Harold - The Anglo-Saxon mlitary'.
Megan Arnott, 'The path for Haraldr Hardr 1 vol, 84 pgs 2015 NETHERLANDS, KARWANSARAY
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1-78340 Vasary, Istvan CUMANS AND TATARS:Oriental Military 1185-1361 The first extensive examination of the militaryeffects on the pre-ottoman balkans, appendicies,b/w maps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 246 pgs 2005 LONDON, CAMBRIDGE UNIV
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1-196620 Venning, Timothy ANGLO-SAXON KINGS, THE Venning examines the rulers of Anglo-Saxon England, those whom the sources tell us most about, beginning with the legendary leaders of the Anglo-Saxon invasion such as Hengest and Horsa or Cerdic and Cynric and moving on through such figures as Aethelberht of Kent, who received the mission led by Augustine of Canterbury to re-Christianize England, Saint Oswald of Northumbria, to Alfred of Wessex and his dynasty, the Viking invasions, and the last of the Anglo-Saxon kings, Harold Godwineson. 30 illustrations. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2011 UK, AMBERLEY
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1-201200 Venning, Timothy AN ALTERNATIVE HISTORY OF BRITAIN: The Hundred Years War Explores the various decision points in a fascinating period of British history and the alternative paths that it might have taken. While necessarily speculative, all the scenarios are discussed within the framework of a deep understanding of the major driving forces, tensions and trends that shaped British history and help to shed light upon them. In so doing they help the reader to understand why things panned out as they did, as well as what might have been.

For example, what would have happened if the Black Prince had not died prematurely of the Black Death, leaving the 10-year-old Richard to inherit Edward IIIs crown. What would have been the consequences if France's Scottish allies had been victorious at Neville's Cross in 1346, while most English forces were occupied in France? What if Henry V had recovered from the dysentery that killed him at 35, giving time for his son Henry VI to inherit the combined crowns of France and England as a mature (and half-French) man rather than an infant controlled by others? And what if Joan of Arc had not emerged to galvanize French resistance at Orleans? 1 vol, 256 pgs 2013 UK, Pen and Sword
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2-64450 Venturi, Mario MONTAPERTI:La Battaglia nel Diorama This unusual book is packed with color drawings, heraldry, arms & armor that was used by the author to build this diorama of the 13th century Italian battle, really a very nice book for modeler/gamer 1 vol, 128 pgs 2000 ITALY, SCRAMASAX EDIZIONI
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1-1947505 Venturi, Mario and Cristini, Luca THE BATTLE OF AZINCOURT 1415: Vol. 1 16 full color pages of uniform plates. Account of battle [in Italian], but photos and plates have English captions. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-1947506 Venturi, Mario and Cristini, Luca THE BATTLE OF AZINCOURT 1415: Vol. 2 16 full color pages of uniform plates. Account of battle [in Italian], but photos and plates have English captions. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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2-45880 Verbruggen, J.F. ART OF WARFARE IN WESTERN EUROPE:8th Century-1340 Warfare is a major feature of the history of the middle ages, but its study has often been the province of amateurs; only recently have the technical details of warfare and its organisation been subject to proper scholarly investigation. Professor Verbruggen's major work, outstanding in its field, applies rigorous standards in analysing often very obscure surviving evidence, and reaches conclusions very different from earlier generations of military historians.

He begins by analysing the sources for our knowledge of the military history of the period, assessing their reliability: some chroniclers exaggerate, others are careful observers or have access to official records. There follows an examination of the constituent parts of the medieval army, knights and footsoldiers, equipment and terms of service, behaviour on the field, and psychology, before the problematic question of medieval tactics is addressed through analysis of accounts of a series of major battles. Strategy is discussed in the context of these battles: whether to seek battle, fight a defensive war, or attempt a war of conquest.
Originally published in Dutch in 1954, now translated and updated.
1 vol, 368 pgs 1998 LONDON, BOYDELL & BREWER
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1-68180 Verbruggen, J.F. BATTLE OF THE GOLDEN SPURS, THE:Courtrai 1302 An account of the defeat of French Nobility at the hands of the Flemish common folk, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2002 LONDON, BOYDEL & BREWER
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1-970023 Vincent, Florent MONS-EN PEVELE - 18 AOUT 1304: Forgotten Battle Series Includes 60 B/W and color illustrations of the battle between the French, led by King Philip IV 'the Fair', and the Flemish.

The French King wanted revenge for the defeat in Battle of the Golden Spurs in 1302, after which the Flemish had retaken Douai and Lille. By the beginning of 1304, the French king was ready to attack the Flemish rebels. While the French army, led by the king himself, marched north to attack William of Julich's force, the French navy sailed to Zeeland to unite with the army of Hainault and Holland. It was this combined northern force in Zeeland which struck the first blow on August 10-11, 1304 when it soundly defeated Guy of Namur's army and navy at the Battle of Zierikzee; Guy was captured and the Flemish conquest of Holland was halted.

Philip of Chieti, son of Count Guy, Count of Flanders, had gathered a strong Flemish army to stop the French invasion and taken up positions on the Pevele hill. After a day of fighting the outcome was undecided and negotiations were opened. When a French force under Guy de Saint-Pol tried to surround the Flemish, he was pushed back. Now the furious Flemish decided to launch a frontal attack, and surprised the French, who thought the battle was over for the day.

The attack reached king Philip IV of France, who was wounded and his horse was killed. He barely escaped alive, because some knights around him covered his flight, paying for this act with their lives. The Flemish reached the royal tent, but then William of Julich was killed in a counter attack that the King managed to launch, leading it himself without his helmet.

As only the Flemish right wing had attacked, and the left wing under John I, Marquis of Namur was already leaving the battlefield, the Flemish right wing also withdrew. The French chose not to pursue the Flemish. 1 vol, 104 pgs 2015 FRANCE, HISTORIC ONE
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1-77220 Walker, Ian W. HAROLD: The Last Anglo-Saxon King Biography of King Harold Godwineson (c1022-1066),b/w & color illust/maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 258 pgs 1997 UK, SUTTON PUBLISHING
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1-44880 Walker, Simon LANCASTRIAN AFFINTY 1361-1399, THE Account of John of Gaunt and how is imposing household servants, indentured retainers & estate officials formed the basis of his power, this book examines the medieval Lordship, biblio, index. 1 vol, 349 pgs 1996 LONDON, SANDPIPER BOOKS
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1-195190 Waterson, James SACRED SWORDS: Jihad in the Holy Land 1097-1295 In 1071 Muslim Turks crushed the Byzantine Emperor's Anatolian army at Manzikert. The Crusades, the West's response to this catastrophe, are well known as are the names of the European nobles who fought in them. The names and deeds of many of the Crusaders' opponents in the Holy Land are often unfamiliar to Western readers. Waterson tells the story of the famed leaders of the jihad - the lives and deeds of Zangi, Nur al-Din, Saladin and Baybars.

Using primarily Muslim sources, Sacred Swords reconstructs the politics of the Levant on the eve of the First Crusade and also places it in the wider context of the Muslim world of the period. It illustrates the evolution of the jihad from among the Princes of northern Iraq and analyzes the Holy War that would eventually destroy the Latin Kingdoms. Much of the action is comprehensible only when you understand that the Crusaders were not the only concern for Muslim princes. It also covers the long naval contest that raged between the navy of Egypt and the Crusader fleets.

6 x 9.5 inches with 16 pages of plates. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2011 UK, Frontline
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1-203410 Waterson, James DEFENDING HEAVEN: China's Mongol Wars, 1209-1370 A complete history of the Jin, Song, and Ming dynasties' wars fought against the Mongols. Lasting nearly two centuries, these wars, fought to defend Chinese civilization against a brutal and unrelenting foe, pitted personal heroics against the inexorable Mongol war machine and involved every part of the Chinese state.

The resistance of the Chinese dynasties to the Khans is a complex and rich story of shifting alliances and political scheming, vast armies and navies, bloody battles and an astonishing technological revolution. The great events of China's Mongol war are described and analyzed, detailing their immediate and later implications for Chinese history.

Setting the Mongol war in the wider context of China's ancient and almost perpetual conflict with the northern nomads, it sheds light on the evolution of China's military society and the management, command and control of the army by the Chinese state. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2013 UK, FRONTLINE BOOKS
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1-52930 Watson, John BATTLE OF BOSWORTH, THE:1485 Good maps, (2) pages of color standards/banners of leaders at Bosworth Battle, list of participants. 1 vol, 44 pgs 1998 UK, FREEZYWATER PUBLICAT
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2-43580 Whittow, Mark MAKING OF BYZANTIUM, THE: AD 600-1025 Broad geographical perspective, extensive detail of allies and enemies, 14 b/w maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 480 pgs 1996 BERKLEY, UNIV OF CALIF'IA
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