LORDS OF BATTLE

By: Evans Stephen S.

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Lords of Battle examines the image of the comitatus, or warband, as it is portrayed in literary and historical sources from Britain's early medieval period, and seeks to determine the extent to which this image reflects a historical reality. After a review of the historical background of Dark Age Britain, Stephen Evans explores the the practical characteristics of the comitatus, such as its military organisation: its internal social structure and its place within society as a whole. He also examines the cultural social and economic institutions which produced and supported the warband, including the role of the coujrt poets, the importance of the hall, hostage-taking and fosterage and food-renders, britube and booty. "

Title: LORDS OF BATTLE

Author Name: Evans Stephen S.

Categories: WEAPONS, FIREARMS, WAR, MILITARY, HISTORY,

Publisher: The Boydell Press, UK: 1998

ISBN Number: 0851156622

ISBN Number 13: 9780851156620

Binding: Card Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall

Seller ID: 007871

Keywords: History, Comitatus, Warband, Stephen Evans, ,