Battle and Bloodshed

Battle and Bloodshed
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Format E-Bok
Kopisperre Teknisk DRM
Filformat PDF
Utgivelsesår 2014
Forlag Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Språk Engelsk
ISBN 9781443857376
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Om Battle and Bloodshed

This collection of articles is the result of an interdisciplinary Medieval Studies conference held at the University of Sheffield in 2009. Brutality and aggression were a stark reality of everyday life in the Middle Ages; from individual rebellions through family feuds to epic wars, a history of medieval warfare could easily be read as a history of medieval violence. This volume goes beyond such an analysis by illustrating just how pervasive the nature of war could be, influencing not only medieval historiography and chronicle tradition, but also other disciplines such as art, architecture, literature and law. The overarching and multi- faceted themes bring together both iconic aspects of medieval warfare such as armour and the Crusades, as well as taking in the richness of textual traditions and matters of crucial importance at the time-the justification for war and the means by which peace can be re-established.


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