By Sword and Fire

By Sword and Fire

Cruelty and Atrocity in Medieval Warfare

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For all the talk of chivalry, medieval warfare routinely involved acts that we would consider war crimes. Lands laid waste, civilians slaughtered, prisoners massacred: this was standard fare justified by tradition and practical military necessity. This popular treatment of a grisly subject examines the battles of Acre and Agincourt, sieges like Béziers, Lincoln, Jerusalem, and Limoges, as well as the infamous chevauchées of the Hundred Years War that devastated great swathes of France. Learn how these events formed the origin of accepted rules of war”; codes of conduct that are today being enforced in the International Court of Justice in The Hague. This is an all-encompassing portrait of war in the Middle Ages that combines vivid narrative with explanation and analysis.


Baker & Taylor
Combines narrative, explanation, and analysis to explore the reality of medieval warfare.

Gardners
Sean McGlynn investigates the reality of medieval warfare. For all the talk of chivalry, medieval warfare routinely involved acts which we would consider war crimes today. This is a 'warts and all' portrait of war in the Middle Ages that combines vivid narrative with explanation and analysis.

Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008
Description: xvii, 296 p. , [4] p. of plates : col. ill., maps. ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780297846789
0297846787
Branch Call Number: 355.0094 McG

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