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While Scandinavia's 'Viking Age' is one of the most studied aspects of
early medieval history, much less has been published about the centuries which
followed. Yet the armies of Sweden, Norway and Denmark offer fascinating
differences from the rest of medieval Western Europe, both in their organisation
and their war gear. This second of two books covers the period which saw both
expansion in the Baltic, and long wars born of the attempt to bring Scandinavia
under a single monarchy - the Union of Kalmar. In the North, as elsewhere, the
perfection of plate armour could not prevent the steady decline in the
importance of the 15th Century mounted knight in favour of the well armed
infantryman. Contents: Chronology of major wars * Scandinavian army
organisation 1300-1500 * Influence of the Hanseatic German cities *
Weapons * Armour: from mail to plate - the Wisby graves of 1361
analysed * Tactics * Fortifications and siege warfare * Colour plates
by Angus McBride.
  • AUTHOR: Nicolle, D
  • FORMAT: 48pp 23 Bw 8 col 248x184 Pb
  • Code: 19153

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