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Author Harari, Yuval N.

Title Special operations in the age of chivalry, 1100-1550 / Yuval Noah Harari.

Published Woodbridge, UK ; Rochester, NY : Boydell Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.17 HARA    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 224 pages,8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 24 cm.
Series Warfare in history.
Warfare in history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [186]-211) and index.
Contents 1. Special operations, strategy, and politics in the age of chivalry - an analytical overview -- 2. The gateway to the Middle East : Antioch, 1098 -- 3. Saving King Baldwin : Khartpert, 1123 -- 4. The assassination of King Conrad : Tyre, 1192 -- 5. For a sack-full of gold Ecus : Calais, 1350 -- 6. Princes in the cross-hairs : the rise and fall of Valois Burgundy, 1407-83 -- 7. The mill of Auriol : Auriol, 1536 -- 8. Conclusions.
Summary "Alongside the familiar pitched battles, regular sieges, and large-scale manoeuvres, medieval and early modern wars also involved assassination, abduction, treason and sabotage. These undercover operations were aimed chiefly against key individuals, mostly royalty or the leaders of the opposing army, and against strategic fortified places, including bridges, mills and dams." "Because of their clandestine nature, and the consequent scarcity of contemporary records, covert operations have not previously been studied in any detail; this book is the first to survey special operations from the eleventh century to the sixteenth."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Military history, Medieval.
Espionage -- History -- To 1500.
Middle Ages.
ISBN 1843832925 (hbk.)
9781843832928 (hbk.)