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Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology (Clifford J Rogers (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2010) 9780195334036
Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology (Clifford J Rogers (ed)) Hardcover Book, (Oxford University Press, 2010) 9780195334036
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Title: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology

Author: Rogers, Clifford J (ed)

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Publication Date: 2010

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780195334036

Volumes: 3; Pages: 1536

List Price in Cloth: $395.00 Our price: $395.00

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From the Viking invasions to the Crusades to the Hundred Years War, wars were crucial agents of change in medieval Europe. They fostered many economic and political changes. They also affected the science, technology, religion, and culture of the parties involved. This two-volume encyclopedia examines all aspects of warfare and military technology in medieval times. Featuring the latest research from the leading experts in medieval military history, the set provides an exhaustive and accurate view of how and why wars were waged throughout Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Crusader States from circa 500 C.E. to circa 1500. Although many reference works have been published in medieval history, this is the first and only encyclopedia to focus exclusively on medieval warfare, offering unique insight into the subject by addressing developments in military technology across the period with articles on topics such as gunpowder and shields. The encyclopedia will appeal to scholars and readers of all levels interested in military history and in the medieval world.Features* More than 1,000 signed A-Z entries, written by nearly 200 international scholars, make this the authoritative resource on the subject* Covers military leaders, battles, sieges, individual fortresses, and authors across all of Europe, the Byzantine Empire, and the Crusader States from 500-1500, ensuring comprehensiveness* Innovative coverage of military technology including entries on armor, battlefield archaeology, logistics and transportation, and navigational techniques makes this set unique and indispensable in any collection* Includes a topical outline arranged by category, plus a general index to aid and guide research* Each regional category includes an introductory narrative, a discussion of primary sources, and an entry on historiography for a depth and breadth of coverage not found in any other resource on the subject* More than 150 black and white illustrations, and 26 maps, offer visual and geographic context for this scholarship
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