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Warfare in the Medieval World explores how civilizations and cultures made war on the battlefields of the Near East and Europe in the period between the fall of Rome and the introduction of reliable gunpowder weapons during the Thirty Years' War. Through an exploration of thirty-three selected battles, military historian Brian Todd Carey surveys the changing tactical relationships between the four weapon systems - heavy and light infantry and heavy and light cavalry - focusing on the evolution of shock and missile combat.Through the use of dozens of multiphase tactical maps, this fascinating introduction to the art of war during western civilization's ancient and classical periods pulls together the primary and secondary sources and creates a powerful historical narrative. The result is a synthetic work that will be essential reading for students and armchair military historians alike.AUTHORBrian Todd Carey is an assistant professor of history and military history at the American Public University System, where he teaches ancient, classical, medieval, and early modern military history. He is the author of dozens of articles on warfare in numerous history and military history periodicals and the recent ABC-CLIO World History Encyclopedia. In 2007 he was the recipient of American Public University Systems Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award for the School of Arts and Humanities. He is also the author of Warfare in the Ancient World, Warfare in the Medieval World, and Hannibals Last Battle: Zama and the Fall of Carthage.TACTICAL MAP ILLUSTRATORJoshua B. Allfree is a US Army sergeant major currently serving as a recruiting information technology program manager at Fort Knox, Kentucky. He has over thirty years of military experience divided between the combat arms and recruiting systems and operations. He holds the bachelor of arts degree in world military history from the American Military University, the master of science in applied information technology from Bellarmine University, and several professional certifications in project management, network engineering, and IT service management.REGIONAL MAP ILLUSTRATORJohn Cairns is a professional software developer with eighteen years of industry experience. His special emphasis on computer cartography includes the development of the mapping system used on a popular travel site.

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