Clifford J. Rogers
Clifford J. Rogers is a professor of history at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He has also been a Leverhulme Visiting Professor at Swansea University, an Olin Fellow in Military and Strategic History at Yale, and a Fulbright Fellow at the Institute of Historical Research in London.
Rogers writes mainly on medieval military history. His War Cruel and Sharp: English Strategy under Edward III, 1327-1360 won the 2003 Verbruggen Prize awarded by De Re Militari. He has also been awarded the Royal Historical Society's Alexander Prize medal and a Society for Military History Moncado Prize for his articles, some of which are collected in his Essays on Medieval Military History: Strategy, Military Revolutions and the Hundred Years War.
His Soldiers' Lives through History: The Middle Ages, received the 2009 Verbruggen Prize. A podcast of a lecture based on part of that book, focusing on the soldier's experience of battle, has been posted by NYMAS, at http://nymas.org/podcasts.html. He is also the editor of the three-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Medieval Warfare and Military Technology, which received a Distinguished Book Award from the Society for Military History, The Wars of Edward III: Sources and Interpretations and The Military Revolution Debate, and co-editor of The Journal of Medieval Military History and the essay collection Civilians in the Path of War.
Although Rogers' work on Military Revolutions has found favor with many historians, some (including Kelly DeVries and John Stone) argue that his analysis suffers from "technological determinism."
- "Minutes from the De Re Militari Business Meeting". De Re Militari. March 8, 2003. Retrieved 2008-03-06.
- Review from TMR available online at http://quod.lib.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=tmr;cc=tmr;q1=soldiers%20%20lives;rgn=main;view=text;idno=baj9928.0901.012.
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- For example Chase, Firearms, p. 224;Gat, War in Human Civilization, p.763; Parker, Military Revolution (1996), p. 185, Gruber, "Atlantic Warfare, 1440-1763," 418.
- Kelly DeVries, “Catapults are Not Atom Bombs: Towards a Redefinition of ‘Effectiveness’ in Premodern Military Technology,” War in History, 4 (1997): 454-70; cf. C. J. Rogers, “The Efficacy of the English Longbow: A Reply to Kelly DeVries,” War in History, 5 (1998):233-42.
- Journal of Military History; Apr2004, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p361-380