Italian Medieval Armies 1000–1300 (Men-at-Arms) (Paperback)

Italian Medieval Armies 1000–1300 (Men-at-Arms) By David Nicolle, Angus McBride (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Nicolle, Angus McBride (Illustrator)
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Description


As early as the 11th century, Italian warfare was developing along lines which were unique in medieval Europe. This fragmented, cosmopolitan region, increasingly rich from international trade, saw the rise of independent cities able to fund armies of urban militia, sometimes defying the traditional feudal aristocracy. Against this background regional powers - the Normans, the Papacy, the German Emperors, the Angevins and Aragonese - manoeuvred for advantage. This engrossing account of the armies of northern and southern Italy - their organisation, command structure, strategy, tactics and fortifications - is illustrated with rare manuscript images, diagrams of fortifications, and eight striking colour plates showing armour and weapons of all types.

About the Author


David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Medieval Studies, Nottingham University. He is the author of over a dozen books on medieval military history.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781841763224
ISBN-10: 1841763225
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: September 18th, 2002
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms