Military Cultures and Martial Enterprises In the Middle Ages

Essays in Honour of Richard P. Abels

Essays on aspects of medieval military history, encompassing the most recent critical approaches.
Date Published :
June 2020
Publisher :
Boydell and Brewer
Editor :
John D. Hosler, Steven Isaac
Contributor(s) :
Bernard S Bachrach, Carroll Gillmor, Clifford J. Rogers
Illustration :
6 b/w illus.
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Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781783275335
Pages : 287
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
Stock Status : Available


The essays in this volume honour the career and achievements of Richard Abels, the distinguished historian of medieval military history; in particular, they aim to reflect how the "cultural turn" in the field has led to exciting new developments in scholarship.
Ranging from the late eighth century to the fifteenth, from northern England to the Levant, the chapters analyze how medieval kings and commanders practiced a genuine military science, how themeanings of victory and defeat were constructed by chroniclers and whole societies, how wars were remembered and propagandized, and how religion and war mixed.

About The Author

Clifford J. Rogers is Professor of History, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York.


Introduction and Appreciation - Steven Isaac
Charlemagne's Invasion of Spain in 778: The Anatomy of a Strategic Failure and its Impact - Bernard S Bachrach
Military Intelligence and Strategic Planning Under the Ottonian Kings of Germany, 919-1024 - David S. Bachrach
Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens: Defeated Warriors, Masculinity, and Mistaken Identity in Western Europe, 679-1141 - Ryan Lavelle
Count Baldwin V of Flanders: Broker of Eleventh-Century Power - Kelly DeVries
Kings and Fortuna: the Meanings of Brémule - Stephen R Morillo
Fighting the Last War: Remembering the Norman Conquest during the Anarchy - Jennifer Paxton
Gilbert of Mons' Chronicle of Hainaut as a Source for Military History in the 12th Century - John France
At Home with Roger of Howden - David Crouch
Embedded Reporters? Ambroise, Richard de Templo, and Roger of Howden on the Third Crusade - John D. Hosler
The Treatment of Male and Female Prisoners of War during the Third Crusade - John B Gillingham
Exempla, Crusade, and Chivalry - Richard W Kaeuper
Frontier Warfare in the St. Omer Chronicle - Clifford J. Rogers
Some Observations on the Training of Medieval Warhorses - Carroll Gillmor
Richard P. Abels' Curriculum vitae

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