Medieval Warfare II.4

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The wars between Otto the Great and the invading Magyars in the late 9th to mid-10th centuries marked a turning point in European history. The two opposing forces, driven by the desire to secure their land or find a new one, engaged in a series of battles that would have far-reaching consequences, one of them being the emergence of a new European order: the Holy Roman Empire.

Theme: Otto I versus the Magyars

  • Historical introduction – Curtis Szmania
  • The Source – Kay Broers, 'Liudprand of Cremona on the Magyars'.
  • Andrei Pogâcias, 'The Magyars in Eastern and Central Europe'.
  • Kai Grundmann, 'German strategy versus Magyar tactics'.
  • David Balfour, 'The Battle of Lechfeld'.


  • The Castle – Konstantin Nossov, ‘Strife over the straits: medieval fortresses on the Bosporus and the Dardanelles (part I)'.
  • Special – Armen Ayvazyan, 'Byzantine Military Pragmatism vs. Imperial Prejudice: the Armenians in Maurice’s Strategikon'.
  • The Battle – Owen Rees, 'The Battle of Bryn Glas (1402)'.
  • Weapon Handling – Tim Newark, 'Knights and bows.'

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