Crusaders, Condottieri, and Cannon: Medieval Warfare in Societies around the Mediterranean


This volume consists of the work of eighteen established and younger scholars and focuses on the Mediterranean as a military arena during the Middle Ages. The essays center on several pillars of Mediterranean warfare: the crusading movement including the Spanish "reconquista, the development of gunpowder weaponry, the widespread use of mercenaries, and warfare as understood by the lawcodes and intellectuals of the period. A number of articles in this collection present new answers to old historiographical questions.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • James A. Brundage
  • Nina Melechen
  • James W. Brodman
  • William D. Phillips Jr.
  • Teofilo F. Ruiz
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Leiden, Netherlands
Publication year:
  • 2003


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