For all the talk of chivalry, medieval warfare routinely involved acts that we would consider war crimes. Lands laid waste, civilians slaughtered, prisoners massacred: this was standard fare justified by tradition and practical military necessity. This popular treatment of a grisly subject examines the battles of Acre and Agincourt, sieges like Béziers, Lincoln, Jerusalem, and Limoges, as well as the infamous chevauchées of the Hundred Years War that devastated great swathes of France. Learn how these events formed the origin of accepted rules of war”; codes of conduct that are today being enforced in the International Court of Justice in The Hague. This is an all-encompassing portrait of war in the Middle Ages that combines vivid narrative with explanation and analysis.
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Sean McGlynn is the author of THE INVASION OF ENGLAND 1216 (Sutton 2001) and contributed to the CASSELL ATLAS OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD. He is a regular contributor to HISTORY TODAY, HISTORY REVIEW, ENGLISH HISTORICAL REVIEW and many academic journals.Review:
'Sean McGlynn's excellent book examines the reason for [the] barbarity and reaches the same conclusion as [McNab] did during [his] time as a PoW in the first Iraq war...Unlike many books on warfare, this book dares to say what others won't.' MAIL ON SUNDAY 'it is vividly and wittily related, full of detail nd constantly fascinating' DAILY TELEGRAPH
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