A lively history of warfare in the Middle Ages reveals war as a qdefiningq condition of powerful people, and outlines the motivations for war during this period in Europe, touching on religious themes, the craving for personal gain, and an obsession with honor as rationales for war. 30, 000 first printing.His instructions were a clear summary of the way he understood a battlefield encounter: aquot;Do not move to break your lines but stay on; ... still beyond reach; when the enemy approaches, begin throwing stones with your hands; on his nearer approach use lances and spears, ... It ended with the death of all three challengers.
|Title||:||Barbarians, Marauders, and Infidels|
|Publisher||:||Basic Books - 2004|