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European Medieval Tactics #1 - The Rise and Fall of Cavalry 450-1260
Category: Historical Books
Genre: Book - Reference - Military, Book - Reference - Historical
Product Line: Elite - Ancient Period to 1600 A.D
Author: David Nicolle
Publish Date: 2011
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 8x10x.25"
In Print: Yes
Condition: MINT/New    
NKG part # Mfg. part # Type Condition
2147818338 OSPELI185 ELI185 Softcover MINT/New

After the fall of the Western Roman Empire there was a decline in professional cavalry forces, and infantry dominated in the Germanic successor barbarian kingdoms. In the Carolingian and Norman periods from the 9th to the 11th centuries, the cavalry arm gradually expanded from the small remaining aristocratic elite. Even so, the supposedly complete dominance of the knight in the 12th and 13th centuries is grossly exaggerated, as integrated cavalry and infantry tactics were nearly always the key to success. This is a two-part treatment of medieval tactics. Throughout the period there was a steady evolution of training in both individual and unit skills, of armor and weapons, and thus of tactics on the battlefield. This book covers Hastings in 1066 to Legnano in 1176. It also details the two key set piece battles of Bouvines in 1214 and Pelagonia in 1259, the former an example of abject failure of cavalry tactics and the latter a stunning success.

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