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William Hamblin History 201 Book Review France, John. 1999. Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades, 1000-1300 . Pp. xv, 327. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press. Summary Professor France is an eminent medievalist whose earlier work includes Victory in the East , a military history of the First Crusade. With Western Warfare , Dr. France ex- tends his astute investigations to broader questions of medieval European military history. Rather than presenting a narrative history, this book is thematic in its approach, including chapters on feudal nobility (§1), weapons (§2), technology (§3), warfare and society, authority (§4), cavalry (§5), infantry (§6), castles (§7-8), sieges (§9), armies (§10), techniques of command (§11), campaigns (§12), battles (§13), ideologies of war- fare (§14), and crusading warfare (§15). His extensive notes and current bibliography provide an invaluable resource for further study. France’s work is written for specialists in medieval history, and assumes a solid background in medieval studies. As such, it may
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