Medieval Scandinavian Armies (2)

1300–1500

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Medieval Scandinavian Armies (2)

1300–1500

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While Scandinavia's 'Viking Age' is one of the most studied aspects of early medieval history, much less has been published about the centuries which followed. Yet the armies of Sweden, Norway and Denmark offer fascinating differences from the rest of medieval Western Europe, both in their organisation and their war gear. This second of two books covers the period which saw both expansion in the Baltic, and long wars born of the attempt to bring Scandinavia under a single monarchy - the Union of Kalmar. In the North, as elsewhere, the perfection of plate armour could not prevent the steady decline in the importance of the 15th century mounted knight in favour of the well armed infantryman.

Table of Contents

Chronology of major wars · Scandinavian army organisation 1300-1500 · Influence of the Hanseatic German cities · Weapons · Armour: from mail to plate - the Wisby graves of 1361 analysed · Tactics · Fortifications and siege warfare

Product details

Published Oct 22 2003
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781841765068
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 4 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 399
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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David Nicolle

David Nicolle is Visiting Research Fellow at the I…

Illustrator

Angus McBride

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