Italian Militiaman 1260–1392

Italian Militiaman 1260–1392 cover

Italian Militiaman 1260–1392

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Medieval Italy was characterized by regular warfare among its numerous city-states, as well as internal strife within comunes as aristocratic factions fought each other for domination of the cities' governments. In this context, Italian warfare developed quickly, with the crossbow playing a key role in improving the armour technology of the Italian city militias that used them. This book traces the evolution of the Italian militiaman, providing a comprehensive view of all aspects of the late medieval Italian city militias, from the weaponry, attitudes and social backgrounds of their members, to the political context that made such formations necessary.

Table of Contents

Italy - A European Anomaly · Chronology · The Crossbow · From Militiaman To Professional · Home And Work · Origins and Recruitment · Pay And Motivation · Tactics And Training · On Campaign · Battle And Aftermath · Arms Manufacture, Trade And Purchase · Dress Weapons And Armour · Collections · Bibliography · Glossary

Product details

Published Feb 26 1999
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781855328266
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 64 b/w; 12 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 25
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

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Christa Hook

CHRISTA HOOK began her illustrating career in 1986…

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