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)
Sean McGlynn investigates the reality of medieval warfare. For all the talk of chivalry, medieval warfare routinely involved acts which we would consider war crimes. Lands laid waste, civilians slaughtered, prisoners massacred: this was standard fare justified by tradition and practical military necessity. It was unbelievably barbaric, but seldom uncontrolled. Such acts of atrocity were calculated, hideous cruelties inflicted in order to achieve a specific end. Sean McGlynn 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. He reveals how these grisly affairs form the origin of accepted ¿rules of war¿, codes of conduct that are today being enforced in the International Court of Justice in the Hague.
Written for the popular not the academic market, this is a ¿warts and all¿ portrait of war in the middle ages that combines vivid narrative with explanation and analysis.
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Descripción WN, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0297846787
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Descripción Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2008. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P110297846787