journal of medieval military history
The comprehensive breadth and scope of the Journal are to the fore in this issue, which ranges widely both geographically and chronologically. The subjects of analysis are equally diverse, with three contributions dealing with the Crusades, four with matters related to the Hundred Years War, two with high-medieval Italy, one with the Alans in the Byzantine-Catalan conflict of the early fourteenth century, and one with the wars of the Duke of Cephalonia in Western Greece and Albania at the turn of the fifteenth century. Topics include military careers, tactics and strategy, the organization of urban defenses, close analysis of chronicle sources, and cultural approaches to the acceptance of gunpowder artillery and the prevalence of military “games” in Italian cities.
Contributors: T.S. Asbridge, A. Compton Reeves, Kelly DeVries, Michael Ehrlich, Scott Jessee, Donald Kagay, Savvas Kyriakidis, Randall Moffett, Aldo A. Settia, Charles D. Stanton, Georgios Theotokis, L.J. Andrew Villalon, Anatoly Isaenko.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations
Military Games and the Training of the Infantry by Aldo A. Settia
The Battle of Civitate: A Plausible Account by Charles D. Stanton
The Square “Fighting March” of the Crusaders at the battle of Ascalon (1099) by Georgios Theotokis
How the Crusades Could Have Been Won: King Baldwin II of Jerusalem’s Campaigns against Aleppo (1124-5) and Damascus (1129) by T. S. Asbridge
St. Catherine’s Day Miracle—the Battle of Montgisard by Michael Ehrlick
The Military Effectivenes of Alan Mercenaries in Byzantium, 1301-1306 by Scott Jessee and Anatoly Isaenko
Winning and Recalling Honor in Spain: Pro-English Poetry in Celebration of the Battle of Najera (1367) by Donald J. Kagay and L. J. Andrew Villalon
The Wars and the Army of the Duke of Cephalonia Carlo I Tocco (c. 1375-1429) by Savvas Kyriakidis
Sir John Radcliffe, K.G. (d. 1441): Miles Famossissimus by A. Compton Reeves
Defense Schemes of Southhampton in the late Medieval Period, 1300-1500 by Randall Moffett
French and English Acceptance of Medieval Gunpowder Weaponry by Kelly DeVrie