Medieval mercenaries by Kenneth Alan Fowler

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Published by Blackwell in Oxford, Malden, Mass .

Written in English

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Places:

  • Europe

Subjects:

  • Mercenary troops -- Europe -- History -- To 1500.,
  • Military history, Medieval.,
  • Military art and science -- Europe -- History -- Medieval, 500-1500.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Book details

StatementKenneth Fowler.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD128 .F68 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationv. <1 > :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6776321M
ISBN 100631158863
LC Control Number00009323

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Medieval mercenaries book Create This is the first book devoted exclusively to the history of 'The Great Companies'. Begins with an analysis of medieval mercenaries and works through all main instances of mercenary use up until the early s.

Comprehensive and readable, it was for a long time the only book available on the history of mercenary use; it has been a main starting point for historical investigations into mercenaries.

Medieval Mercenaries is more a social commentary than a nuts and bolts manual of warfare, although strategy and tactics do receive due attention. The author succeeds in establishing why kings, dukes and other similar potentates Medieval mercenaries book on mercenaries to defend or.

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A mercenary, sometimes known as a soldier of fortune, is an individual who takes part in military conflict for personal profit, is otherwise an outsider to the conflict, and is not a member of any other official military.

Mercenaries fight for money or other forms of payment rather than for political interests. Beginning in the 20th century, mercenaries have increasingly come to be seen as.

What united them all was a willingness, and often the desire, to fight for their this benchmark work, William Urban explores the vital importance of the mercenary to the medieval power-broker, from the Byzantine Varangian Guard to fifteenth-century soldiers of fortune in the : William Urban.

This viewpoint was best exemplified in Terry Jones’s book Chaucer’s Knight: The Portrait of a Medieval Mercenary, in which Jones attempts to refute virtually all Chaucerian critical tradition and turn the portrait of the Knight entirely on its head, leaving us with not a paragon of virtue, but the very scum of the earth, a man who.

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The main aim of this book is to argue that the use of private force by states has been restricted by a norm against mercenary use. The book traces the evolution of this norm, from mercenaries in medieval Europe through to private security companies in modern day Iraq, telling a story about how the mercenaries of yesterday have evolved into those of today in the.

The late medieval period was a chaotic time in history. England and France were engaged in the Hundred Years’ War, and Italian city-states were fighting one another for supremacy in the peninsula. In the absence of permanent standing armies, combatants relied on mercenary companies to do the fighting for them.

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Book Details Print Length: pages Publisher: Harlequin Historical (December 1. In this book a large number of vignettes portray their activities in Western Europe over a period of nearly years, from the Merovingian mercenaries of through the Thirty Years’ War, which ended in Intended as an introduction to the subject and drawing heavily on contemporary first-person accounts, the book creates a vivid but.

A fascinating picture emerges of the mercenaries themselves, of their commanders and their campaigns, but also of the way in which war was organized and practiced in the Renaissance world. The book concentrates on the fifteenth century, a confused period of turbulence and transition when standing armies were formed in Italy and more modern 5/5(1).

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Mercenaries of all regional origins filled out the armies of Charles V, and those of his son, Philip II, as well as their enemies during the wars of religion of the 16th and 17th centuries.

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