Published November 1986
by University of Toronto Press .
Written in English
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|Number of Pages||276|
Medieval warfare is the European warfare of the Middle logical, cultural, and social developments had forced a severe transformation in the character of warfare from antiquity, changing military tactics and the role of cavalry and artillery (see military history).In terms of fortification, the Middle Ages saw the emergence of the castle in Europe, which then spread to . At the end of the Hundred Years War in , France's Valois government faced the urgent task of securing the exposed former English province of Gascony. Robin Harris draws on central and local sources to identify its methods, and in doing so casts new light on how France was governed between the end of the Hundred Years War and the beginning of the Italian Wars. Medieval men of letters, like their modern counterparts, could sometimes be over-eager to recover the colourful rites and leafy folk beliefs of their pagan ancestors. This phenomenon is encapsulated in the mythical rite of blood-eagling, the ritualistic killing of an enemy by splitting their ribs and spreading them to look like eagles’ wings. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.
2 For general surveys, see Harriss, Gerald L., “ Political Society and the Growth of Government in Late Medieval England,” Past and Present , no. 1 (February ): 28 – 57; idem, Shaping the Nation: England, – (Oxford, ); and Ormrod, W. Mark, Political Life in Medieval England, – (Basingstoke, ). J. G. Rowe, editor. Aspects of Late Medieval Government and Society: Essays Presented to J. R. Lander. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Pp. xxi, $ Italy - Italy - Culture and society: Cities and courts spawned the high culture of late Renaissance Italy. Ranging from Pietro Aretino’s merciless lampoons of the scandalous lives of the princes of the church in Renaissance Rome to the mysticism and Christocentric piety embraced by the intellectual circle surrounding the Spanish humanist Juan de Valdés in Naples, Italian culture . Government - Government - The Middle Ages: Seen against the background of the millennia, the fall of the Roman Empire was so commonplace an event that it is almost surprising that so much ink has been spilled in the attempt to explain it. The Visigoths were merely one among the peoples who had been dislodged from the steppe in the usual fashion.