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Routledge Revivals: A History of the Art of War in the Middle Ages (1978)

Volume 2 1278-1485, 1st Edition

By Charles Oman


470 pages

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First published in 1898, and following on from Volume 1, this second volume charts the history of medieval warfare from 1278 to 1485. Written by Sir Charles Oman, one of the great medievalists of his time, this book remains for students and general readers one of the best accounts of military art in the Middle Ages. Many of the chapters have been re-written in view of new research. This edition is based on Methuen’s 1978 revised and enlarged edition, which includes new chapters on the Swiss Confederacy, the Tartars, the Ottoman Turks, The Italian Condottieri, the English campaigns in France in the 15th century, the Wars of the Roses, and the early employment of artillery.

Table of Contents

Table of Maps, Plans, and Illustrations

Plate XVII

Book 7: Arms, Fortification, and Siegecraft (1100-1300)

1. Arms and Armour (100-1300)

2. Fortification (1100-1300)

3. Siegecraft (1100-1300)

Book 8: England, Wales, and Scotland (1296-1333) - Development of the Longbow

4. Edward I and His Welsh Wars (1277-1295) - Development of the Longbow

5. England and Scotland (1296-1328) Falkirk and Bannockburn

6. Continuation of the Scottish War: First Combination of Archery and Dismounted Cavalry – Dupplin and Halidon Hall Book 9: The Longbow in France and Spain (1337-1396)

7.Commencement of the Hundred Years’ War: The Armies of Edward III

8. The Longbow in France – Crecy

9. From Crecy to Poictiers (1346-1356)

10. Poictiers, September 19, 1356

11. Navarette to Aljubarotta

12. France and England (1369-96) – Failure of the Policy of Edward III

Book 10: Gunpowder and Cannon (1250-1450)

13.The Invention of Gunpowder and Cannon

14. Cannon in the Wars of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries

Book 11: The Swiss

15. Origins of the Swiss Infantry – Morgarten, Laupen, Sempach

16. Character, Arms, and Organisation of The Swiss Armies (1315-1515)

17. The Swiss Battles of the Fifteenth Century

18. Causes of the Decline of Swiss Ascendancy

Book 12: Italy in the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Centuries – The Condottieri

19. Italy in the Fourteenth Century

20. Italy in the Fifteenth Century

Book 13: Eastern Europe and the Near East

21. Eastern Europe and the Tartars

22. South-Eastern Europe and the Ottoman Turks (1300-1500)

23. Eastern Europe and the Hussites (1420-1440)

Book 14: Western Europe in the Fifteenth Century

24. France and England (1400-1422) – Agincourt

25. The Expulsion of the English from France – Orleans, Formigny, Castillon (1422-1453)

26. The Wars of the Roses (1455-1485)

27. Conclusion

Chronological Table of Battles


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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Medieval