JMMH vol. 6 (2008)

Journal of Medieval Military History, Volume 6

This sixth volume continues the journal’s tradition of providing a wide range of scholarly studies, covering topics as diverse as Carolingian war-horse breeding, late-medieval Spanish methods of war-finance, the interface between military action and politics at the end of the Hundred Years War, and the tactical methods of Cuman warriors. A key feature of the journal is its commitment to fostering debate on the most significant issues in medieval military history, and that tradition too continues with the new volume, with a study of the relationships between communal horsemen and footsoldiers in High Medieval Italy having significant implications for the dispute over the importance of infantry before the fourteenth century. There is also an important article by Richard Abels dealing with the contrasting `cultural determinist’ and `scientific’ approaches to understanding the mindset of medieval warriors, and the existence (or not) of a `Western Way of War’.

Table of Contents

Cultural Representation and the Practice of War in the Middle Ages, by Richard Abels

The Brevium Exempla as a Source for Carolingian Warhorses, by Carroll Gillmor

Infantry and Cavalry in Lombardy (11th-12th Centuries), by Aldo Settia

Unintended Consumption: The Interruption of the Fourth Crusade at Venice and its Consequences, by Greg Bell

Light Cavalry, Heavy Cavalry, Horse Archers, Oh My! What Abstract Definitions Don’t Tell Us About 1205 Adrianople, by Russ Mitchell

War, Financing in the Late-Medieval Crown of Aragon, by Donald Kagay

National Reconciliation in France at the end of the Hundred Years War, by Christopher Allmand

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