Medieval Warfare XI.1 (PDF)

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In this issue, we try to understand the effect of technology on medieval warfare. What impact did guns, stirrups, and other innovations actually have?


Theme: 
Medieval military technology

  • Peter Konieczny, 'Technology and medieval warfare - From stirrups to longbows'.
  • Kelly DeVries, 'War and technology in the Middle Ages - Catapults are still not atomic bombs'.
  • Steven A. Walton, 'The stubborn persistence of the stirrup thesis - A transformative technology that wasn't'.
  • Dan Spencer, 'Calais and its fortifications: 1347-1485 - England's home away from home'.
  • Peter Konieczny, 'Getting Mars on your side - Astral magic and warfare'.
  • David Zimmerman, 'War and technology from a modern perspective - Neither catapults nor atomic bombs'.
Features:
  • Michael Livingston, 'Owain Glyndŵr takes on the English - The Battle of Bryn Glas, 1402'.
  • Sidney E. Dean, 'Rise and fall of the Vandals in North Africa - The hundred-year kingdom'.
  • Randall Moffett, 'The advantages of mobility - The mounted crossbowman'.
  • Kay Smith and Ruth R. Brown, 'Fourteen firearms from Hasselt - The early handgun'.
  • Tomaž Lazar, 'Frontier warfare in medieval Slovenia - At the crossroads of empires'.
  • Michael S. Fulton, 'Explaining the location of Crusader castles - Control and defend'.
  • Vicky McAlister, 'Small and effective fortifications - The tower house'.
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