Soldiers' Lives Through History

Un libro in lingua di Rogers Clifford J. edito da Greenwood Pub Group, 2007

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Rogers (history, United States Military Academy) does not flinch as he describes the lives of soldiers serving from Scotland to Portugal and from the Frankish Levant to the Baltics from the fall of the Roman Empire to the end of the fifteenth century. Wisely taking an impressionistic rather than analytical approach to this enormous subject, he strives for a balanced portrait of what soldiers did to kill each other and protect themselves, how they were organized and led, how the warfare in which they were engaged was conducted, and how they were supported and supplied. He covers soldiering in peacetime, the business of recruitment, life in camp and on the march, sieges, battle strategies and consequences (including the truly horrific medical care) and the art of the "little war," in which participants provided escorts, committed extortion or ambushed each other. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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