A Bibliographical Guide
Hono sapiens, homo pugnans, and so it has been since the beginning of recorded history. In the Middle Ages, especially, armed conflict and the military life were so much a part of the political and cultural development that a general account of this period is, in large measure, a description of how men went to war.
"... here the subject has been immeasurably enlarged and updated... this work is a recommended addition to any library supporting programs in Medieval studies." -- Paul L. Holmer, HRBA