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David Nicolle

Autor/a de Arthur and the Anglo-Saxon wars

190+ obres 7,231 Membres 128 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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David Nicolle is a leading expert on the history of medieval warfare, in particular the Crusades and Middle Eastern warfare, and he is a prolific writer of books on these subjects as well as journal and magazine articles. Among his many previous works are The Hundred Years War; The Mongol Warlords; mostra'n més Saladin and the Saracens; The Crusades; The Medieval Warfare Sourcebook; Hattin 1187 and Fighting for the Faith (Pen Sword, 2007). mostra'n menys

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Obres de David Nicolle

Arthur and the Anglo-Saxon wars (1984) 200 exemplars
The Normans (Elite) (1987) 153 exemplars
The Crusades (1901) 135 exemplars
Saladin and the Saracens (1986) 128 exemplars
The Age of Charlemagne (1984) 111 exemplars
Italian Medieval Armies 1300-1500 (1983) 110 exemplars
Constantinople 1453 (2000) 105 exemplars
Attila and the Nomad Hordes (1990) 103 exemplars
Mongol Warlords (1990) 88 exemplars
The Scandinavian Baltic Crusades 1100-1500 (2007) — Autor — 84 exemplars
The Age of Tamerlane (1990) 83 exemplars
The history of medieval life (2000) 80 exemplars
Armies of the Muslim Conquest (1993) 78 exemplars
The Venetian Empire 1200-1670 (1989) 78 exemplars
The Janissaries (1862) 75 exemplars
The Mamluks 1250-1517 (1993) 70 exemplars
Teutonic Knight, 1190–1561 (2007) 70 exemplars
The Ottoman Army 1914-18 (1994) 61 exemplars
Mughul India 1504-1761 (1993) 59 exemplars
The Italian Army of World War I (2003) 55 exemplars
Saracen Faris, AD 1050–1250 (1994) 54 exemplars
Medieval Polish Armies 966-1500 (2008) 52 exemplars
Armies of Ivan the Terrible (2006) 52 exemplars
Italian Militiaman, 1260–1392 (1999) 47 exemplars
Ottoman Infantryman, 1914–18 (2010) 35 exemplars
Saladin (Command) (2008) 33 exemplars
Mamluk 'Askari, 1250–1517 (2014) 27 exemplars
A Companion to Medieval Arms and Armour (2002) — Editor — 23 exemplars
The Ottomans: Empire of Faith (2008) 17 exemplars
Tannenberg 1410 : Tyska ordens största nederlag (2010) — Autor — 7 exemplars
La batalla sobre el hielo (2011) 4 exemplars
La toma de Granada (2011) 4 exemplars
Les Chevaliers (1997) 4 exemplars
Osmanli Ordulari 1300-1774 (2013) 3 exemplars
La invasión mongola de Rusia (2011) 3 exemplars
Las fortalezas del Islam (2011) 3 exemplars
I Normanni (1998) 2 exemplars
Nigbolu 1396 (2014) 2 exemplars
Istanbul'un Fethi 1453 (2018) 2 exemplars
La heroína de Orleans (2011) 2 exemplars
Victoria inglesa en Crézy (2011) 2 exemplars
First Time Crew (1990) 2 exemplars
La Primera Cruzada (2011) 2 exemplars
Islamische Waffen (1981) 1 exemplars
Conquista y Reconquista (1901) 1 exemplars
Middelalderens riddere (2002) 1 exemplars
Osmanlı Kaleleri 1300-1810 (2019) 1 exemplars
Jalahing 1242 (2009) 1 exemplars
Selahaddin Eyyubi (2021) 1 exemplars
El triunfo del Príncipe Negro (2011) 1 exemplars
Le crociate 1 exemplars
Dorduncu Hacli Seferi 1202-04 (2013) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

War & Society in the Eastern Mediterranean, 7th-15th Centuries (1997) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
La caída de Jerusalén (1187) — Col·laborador — 2 exemplars
Nine Lives [2002 Film] (2002) — Actor — 1 exemplars

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This is a rather mixed bag of a book. Due to the fact that I cannot find many books on the subject - military organization of elite units within Ottoman Empire - I am giving it 4 stars but in truth it is more like 3 1/2 stars.

Reason is very simple - for reasons I do not comprehend - Ottoman Empire get constantly represented as so advanced, varied and multinational state where everything was flourishing, everybody had equal rights and was so advanced that even levy-in-flesh (main source of Janissary's recruits) is seen as some sort of study-and-work-abroad program organized for the people of the conquered countries.

I will not go into inner workings of Ottoman Empire - but come on. They were a world power at the time. They had manpower, industrial strength and resources to start their own expansion on both East and West frontiers. They were good fighters and they had the military might. In other words they were powerful state of the time - with their expansionist politics and trigger-happiness not different than any other country/empire/kingdom/duchy of the period. To say that they get supporters in countries that they occupied is ridiculous - you think those people supported them because they believed they will be enlightened by the Ottomans? They allied themselves with them for simple reasons - either because they wanted to gain upper hand in their own country by joining with mighty conqueror or because they wanted to keep their riches by making friends with new power in the area that cannot be contended (yet). Again nothing that did not take place million times in the past through-out the Europe and world, so I always get surprised when I read something like this from respected historians. and to call counter attacks from opposing super-powers at the time as savage and aggressive - again what are we talking about here? Who came where first? In that case we can go way back and get lost because there is no piece of land that wasn't contended at some point in time.

This aside it is interesting work. If you are interested in the period I recommend it.
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Zare | Hi ha 1 ressenya més | Jan 23, 2024 |
A lot of good information, but the narrative was very wordy and seemed to get buried in the minutiae of the subject.
 
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alrajul | Jun 1, 2023 |
CUPRINS

1. Originile campaniei - pag. 7
2. Cronologie - pag. 15

3. COMANDANTI ADVERSI - pag. 19
4. Lideri ai cruciatilor - pag. 19
5. Lideri bizantini - pag. 23
6. Lideri musulmani - pag. 24

7. FORTE ADVERSE - pag. 30
8. Cruciatii - pag. 30
9. Buzantinii - pag. 33
10. Armenii - pag. 35
11. Turcii - pag. 35
12. Fatimizii - pag. 39

13. PLANURI ADVERSE - pag. 42
14. Planul cruciatilor - pag. 42
15. Planuri bizantine - pag. 44
16. Planuri selgiucide - pag. 45
17. Planuri fatimide - pag. 47

18. CAMPANIA - pag. 48
19. Ambuscada de la Dorylaeum - pag. 54
20. Divizarea cruciadei - pag. 64
21. Asediul Antiohiei - pag. 73
22. Marsul asupra Ierusalimului - pag. 94
23. Asediul Ierusalimului - pag. 106
24. Batalia de la Ascalon - pag. 119

25.CONSECINTE - pag. 130

26.CAMPUL DE LUPTA ASTAZI - pag. 137

27. Bibliografie - pag. 140
28. Indice - pag. 142
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Toma_Radu_Szoha | Apr 26, 2023 |
The best part of the book is the many drawings of reliefs and artefacts showing Sassanid (or Sassanid-era) soldiers and gear.

I also liked the plates with reconstructions of what Sassanid armies may have looked like in real life. I was less impressed with the main text, partly because while every illustration has an accompanying text identifying what it's based on, the main text provides hardly any indication what the various assertions are based on.

Also, Nicolle seems to have something of an anti-Roman bias, being determined to deny or minimize any Greco-Roman influence on Sassanid Iran, while being perfectly happy to acknowledge two-way influence across the empire's other borders.… (més)
 
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AndreasJ | Mar 28, 2023 |

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Membres
7,231
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ISBN
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