Offers a highly readable account of warfare in Europe and the Mediterranean from the Vikings to the Hundred Years' War.
Table of Contents
Part I. The Crucible of Europe: 1. The wars of
2. The Vikings in the ninth century
3. Tenth-century kingdoms: the growth of
England, Germany, and France
4. The Danish conquest of England 980-1010
Part II. Western Europe in the Eleventh to the
Thirteenth Centuries: 5. The Norman conquest of
6. The Angevin empire 1154-1217
7. The German empire under Frederick Barbarossa
8. Thirteenth-century eastern Europe and the
9. Thirteenth-century English civil wars
10. England and the Celtic fringe: colonial
Part III. Expanding Europe: the Crusades: 11.
The Reconquista and the Normans in the
12. The First Crusade
13. The Latin states in the Holy Land
14. The resurgence of Islam and the Third
15. The Latin conquest of Constantinople
16. Spain and France in the thirteenth century
17. The Crusades in Africa in the thirteenth
Part IV. Europe Divided: The Fourteenth and
Fifteenth Centuries: 18. The Hundred Years'
War: the fourteenth century
19. Italy and the Mediterranean arena
20. The Hundred Years' War: the fifteenth
21. The Hussite Wars and the later Crusades
22. The Wars of the Roses 1452-1487
23. The army and campaigns of Charles the Bold
of Burgundy c.1465-1477
24. A military revolution?
Appendix: theory and practice of warfare