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Welcome to the Medieval warfare task force. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the main military history talk page, or you can directly approach one of the task force participants below.

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Scope[edit]

This task force covers military history from roughly 500 to 1500. More specifically, its scope begins with the fall of the Roman Empire and ends just before the development of the rifle and the Age of Discovery. Although this period is generally regarded as an era of European history, other areas (such as the pre-Columbian empires, the expansion of Islam, the Mongolian Empire, and so forth) are also welcome.

Events after c. 1500 are covered by the Early Modern warfare task force.

Any article related to this task force should be marked by adding Medieval-task-force=yes to the {{WPMILHIST}} project banner at the top of its talk page (see the project banner instructions for more details on the exact syntax). This will automatically place it into Category:Medieval warfare task force articles.

Participants[edit]

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  1. Adam Bishop (talk · contribs) (mostly crusades, some Byzantine Empire, France, and England)
  2. Arunreginald (talk · contribs) (Battles of the Byzantine Empire, Crusades and the Muslim conquests)
  3. Buistr (talk · contribs) (Armies of the Byzantine Empire)
  4. Cplakidas (talk · contribs) (mostly late Roman/Byzantine Empire, and the peoples who interacted with them)
  5. Dainomite (talk · contribs) (Interests include Normans, Vikings, Reconquista and associated subjects)
  6. Elonka (talk · contribs) (Crusades, Knights Templar, Knights Hospitaller, other related orders)
  7. Ghostexorcist (talk · contribs) (Primarily the First Crusade.)
  8. Kirill Lokshin (talk · contribs) (Mostly warfare among the Italian city-states)
  9. Ktsquare (talk · contribs)
  10. Llywrch (talk · contribs) (At the moment I'm working on Ethiopian topics, but I have resources for the period 350 - 700 for Europe & the Mediterranean region)
  11. LordAmeth (talk · contribs) (Medieval/Feudal East Asia, particularly Japan. I am quite interested in medieval Europe, Britain in particular, but I do not feel I have the proper resources to contribute significantly there)
  12. Monstrelet (talk · contribs) (Mainly western medieval history, especially 14th. to early 16th. centuries)
  13. Zoupan (talk · contribs) (Southeastern Europe)
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A list of the top 500 most popular articles within our scope, as well as the number of page views each article received over the past month, can be found here.

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Siege of Thessalonica (676–678)Byzantine-Latin WarsNicaean-Latin WarsByzantine-Serbian WarsRus'-Cuman warsRecapture of Constantinople (1261)Byzantine reconquest of CyprusThibaut, Seigneur de MontmorencyGaston de ChanmontHugues de ChanmontSimon de Neauphle-le-ChateauDreux IV de MelloMathieu I, Baron de MontmorencyHumbert V de BeaujeuGilles II de TrasigniesHumbert VI de BeaujeuRaoul II de ClerminGaucher de ChatillonRobert Morean de FiennesSiege of Crac des ChevaliersBattle of Zlatica
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Resources[edit]

General studies of medieval warfare[edit]

  • Bennett, Matthew (2009). The Medieval World at War. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 9780500251560. 
  • Bennett, Matthew; Nicholas Hooper (1996). Cambridge Atlas of Warfare: The Middle Ages 768-1487. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0521440493. 
  • Bennett, Matthew; Jim Bradbury, Kelly DeVries, Iain Dickie, Phyllis Jestice (2005). Fighting Techniques of the Medieval World. Thomas Dunne. ISBN 978-0-312-34820-5. 
  • Carey, Brian Todd; Joshua B. Allfree & John Cairns (2006). Warfare in the Medieval World. Barnsley: Pen & Sword. ISBN 9781844153398. 
  • Contamine, Philippe (1984). War in the Middle Ages. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 0631131426. 
  • Delbrück, Hans; Trans Walter J. Renfroe (1990) [trans 1982]. History of the Art of War vol III; The Middle Ages. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood. ISBN 0803265859. 
  • Keen, Maurice (1999). Medieval Warfare: A History. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0199690901. 
  • Nicholson, Helen (2004). Medieval Warfare. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 0-333-76331-9. 
  • Prestwich, Michael (1996) Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: The English Experience, New Haven: Yale University Press ISBN 0-300-07663-0
  • Rogers, Clifford (2007). Soldiers' Lives Through History : The Middle Ages. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. ISBN 978-0313333507. 
  • Verbruggen, J.F. (1997). The Art of Warfare in Western Europe during the Middle Ages (2nd. ed. ed.). Woodbridge: Boydell Press. ISBN 0851156304. 

Studies of specific subjects[edit]

Wars and campaigns[edit]

  • Burne, A.H. (1991) [1956]. The Agincourt War. London: Greenhill Books. ISBN 1853670871.
  • Burne, A.H. (1991) [1955]. The Crecy War. London: Greenhill Books. ISBN 1853670812.
  • Norwich, John Julius. A History of Venice. New York: Vintage Books, 1989. ISBN 0679721975.
  • Phillips, Charles and Alan Axelrod. Encyclopedia of Wars. 3 vols. New York: Facts on File, 2005. ISBN 0816028516.
  • Taylor, Frederick Lewis. The Art of War in Italy, 1494-1529. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1973. ISBN 0837150256.
  • Haldon, John. The Byzantine Wars. Stroud: Tempus Publishing, 2000. ISBN 0752417959.

Technology[edit]

  • Edge, David; John Miles Paddock (1993) [1988]. Arms & Armor of the Medieval Knight (Crescent Books reprint ed.). New York: Crescent Books. ISBN 0-517-10319-2. 
  • Strickland, Matthew; Hardy,Robert (2005). The Great Warbow. Stroud: Sutton. ISBN 0750931671.

Mercenaries[edit]

  • Fowler, Kenneth (2001). Medieval Mercenaries: Vol. I The Great Companies. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 0-631-15886-3. 
  • Mallet, Michael: Mercenaries and their Masters, Bodley Head, London, 1974 ISBN 0370105028

Downloadable public domain books[edit]

Author Title and link
Davis, H.W.C. Medieval Europe
Gibbon, Edward Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, Vol. 5, Vol. 6
Giles, J.A. History of the Britons
Guizot, François Pierre Guillaume A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times, vol. 3
Gordon, Irwin Leslie Who Was Who: 5000 BC - 1914 Biographical Dictionary of the Famous and Those Who Wanted to Be
Grattan, Thomas Coley Holland: The History of the Netherlands
Green, John Richard History of the English People Vol. 1 449 - 1216, Vol. 2 1216 - 1400
Green, Mrs. J.R. Henry the Second
Guizot, François Pierre Guillaume A Popular History of France from the Earliest Times Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, Vol. 5, Vol. 6
Holinshed, Raphael The Historie of England Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, Vol. 5, Vol. 6, Vol. 7, Vol. 8
Lacroix, Paul Manners, Custom and Dress During the Middle Ages and During the Renaissance Period
Lingard, John The History of England
Haaren, John Henry and Poland, A.B. Famous Men of the Middle Ages
Newhall, Richard Ager English conquest of Normandy, 1416-1424, a study in fifteenth century warfare
Pollard, A.F. The History of England: A Study in Political Evolution
Power, Eileen Edna Medieval People
Wylie, James Hamilton THE REIGN OF HENRY THE FIFTH Vol II
Yonge, Charlotte Mary History of France
Macaulay, T.B. History of England

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