The Great Commanders of the Medieval World 454-1582AD

Author:   Andrew Roberts
Publisher:   Quercus Publishing
ISBN:  

9780857385895


Pages:   432
Publication Date:   29 September 2011
Format:   Paperback
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The Great Commanders of the Medieval World 454-1582AD


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What qualities made Attila the Hun a strategist of genius? How did Henry V of England achieve victory at Agincourt for the loss of a few hundred of his men, when the mounted French knights suffered casualties in the thousands? Why was Hernan Cortes able to lead a ragged band of men to bring down the extraordinary power of the Aztec empire? The answers to these and a myriad other fascinating questions can be found in Great Commanders of the Medieval World, a sumptuous chronological survey of the 25 greatest commanders of the medieval world. Compiled by an distinguished team of historians (including such names as Jonathan Sumption, Felipe Fernandez-Armesto and John Julius Norwich) working under the general editorship of Andrew Roberts, Great Commanders of the Medieval World is an authoritative and beautifully illustrated account of the lives and careers of the 25 greatest military commanders of the period, from William the Conqueror to Genghis Khan, from the Black Prince to Tamerlaine, and from Joan of Arc to Suleyman the Magnificent. Every commander is profiled in a concise and informative 3000-word article which not only brings its subject vividly to life via a lively, fact-driven narrative, but also analyses and assesses his tactical and strategic gifts. As accessible and informative as it is rigorous and scholarly, Great Commanders of the Medieval World is the perfect introduction to its subject for the layperson - but also a stimulating and thought-provoking read for those with greater knowledge of military history. With its companion volumes, focusing on the great commanders of the ancient, early modern and modern eras, it forms an indispensable guide to the greatest generals the world has seen.

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Author:   Andrew Roberts
Publisher:   Quercus Publishing
Imprint:   Quercus Publishing
Dimensions:   Width: 13.00cm , Height: 2.50cm , Length: 19.70cm
Weight:   0.274kg
ISBN:  

9780857385895


ISBN 10:   0857385895
Pages:   432
Publication Date:   29 September 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Author Website:   http://www.andrew-roberts.net/

Andrew Roberts is an eminent historian and writer. His authorial credits include the bestselling A History of English-speaking Peoples since 1900; Waterloo: Napoleon's Last Gamble and Eminent Churchillians.

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Author Website:   http://www.andrew-roberts.net/

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