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Alfred's wars : sources and interpretations of Anglo-Saxon warfare in the Viking age /

Ryan Lavelle.

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Main Author: Lavelle, Ryan.
Published: Woodbridge : Boydell, 2010.
Series: Warfare in history.
Topics: Military art and science - History - Medieval, 500-1500.
Regions: Great Britain - History, Military - 449-1066.
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Introduction: A society at war : mentalities of warfare in later Anglo-Saxon England. Ealdorman Æthelweard : the writing of history and the experience of warfare in the tenth century ; The study of later Anglo-Saxon warfare : themes and their studies ; Ideologies of war ; Masculinity, youth and experience in Anglo-Saxon warfare -- Friends and foes. Britons and the "Kingdom of the English" ; The advent of the Vikings ; Their own worst enemy : internal conflicts -- Organization and equipment : land. The nation at arms? ; "Five hides and all that" : aristocrats and military service ; A royal elite : the housecarls ; Arms, armour, and status ; "A nobleman belongs on horseback" : horses and equestrian equipment ; Summary -- Organization and equipment : maritime. Types of vessel ; Fleet logistics ; Æthelweard's chronicon and records of nautical tecrminology ; The organization of coastal defence ; Summary -- Campaigns and strategies. The movement of armies ; Amphibious warfare and combined operations : ships in campaigns ; Summary -- Fortifications. The Burghal Hidage and the organization of fortifications ; Fortifications in action ; Fortifications in the Second Viking Age ; Summary and observations -- Fields of slaughter : battles and battlefields. Courage, cowardice and motivation ; Medieval or classical sources? ; Fighting techniques and battlefield tactics ; Naval battles ; Locating and remembering battlefields ; Summary -- After the battle : peacemaking and peace agreements. Opportunities for negotiation ; Strategic peace : the use and abuse of peace? ; Truce, peace and peace treaties ; Summary -- Conclusion -- Appendix. Chronology.
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