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Book Title: Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World: Equipment, Combat Skills and Tactics|
The author of the book: Matthew Bennett
Edition: Thomas Dunne Books
Date of issue: December 27th 2005
ISBN 13: 9780312348205
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Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World describes the fighting techniques of soldiers in Europe and the Near East in an age before the widepsread use of gunpowder. The book explores the unique tactics required to win battles with the technology available, and demonstrates how little has changed in some respects of the art of war.
The book is divided into five chapters covering the main elements of medieval warfare: infantry, cavalry, generalship, siege warfare, and naval combat. Each chapter features four major battles to demonstrate the strengths, pitfalls, and characteristics of the style of warfare.
Using specially-commisioned color and black-and-white artwork to illustrate the battles, equipment, and tactics of the era, Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World shows in detail the methods by which armies, including Norman, Crusader, and Mongol forces, prevailed over their foes, and why other armies were less successful. The book is an essential companion for any reader interested in warfare in the medieval age.
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Read information about the authorMatthew Bennett, MA FSA RHistS
Matthew is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (London) and of the Royal Historical Society. He acts as External Examiner to the Swansea University War and Society BA and MA course where he has been appointed a Fellow of the Callaghan Centre for Conflict Studies and is a visiting lecturer to the Chester University MA in Military Studies. He is Trustee of the Battlefields Trust and a founder member (although not yet a badged guide!) of the Guild of Battlefield Guides. He is also member of numerous historical, archaeological and literary societies and lectures on a wide of range of his interests to both professional and amateur societies. Over the last two decades he has appeared regularly on television programmes about military history.