Syllabus: Medieval Warfare (Kowaleski)

Medieval Warfare

Fordham University: Fall 2016

Dr. Maryanne Kowaleski

This course examines the social, economic, and political history of warfare from the fall of the Roman Empire to the fifteenth century. Several themes are emphasized: 1)
the impact of technological developments in weaponry, fortifications, and armor on the conduct of war and society; 2) the influence of the Christian Church on warfare; 3) the relationship between social stratification and the conduct of war; and 4) the social consequences and economic costs of warfare.

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