Image
EAN-139780198206392   EAN-13 barcode 9780198206392
Product NameMedieval Warfare: A History
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
Short DescriptionHardcover
Amazon.comA Buy on Amazon ~ 0198206399
SKUACOM-INT_BOOK_NEW_0198206399
Price New18.99 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Price Used5.84 US Dollars    (curriencies)
Width1.1 inches    (convert)
Height6.1 inches    (convert)
Length9.3 inches    (convert)
Weight26.08 ounces    (convert)
Page Count352
BindingHardcover
Published11/18/1999
Long DescriptionThe medieval period was a singular epoch in military history--an age profoundly influenced by martial ideals, whose very structure of society was organized for war, and whose leaders were by necessity warriors. Now, the richly illustrated Medieval Warfare illuminates this era, examining over seven hundred years of European conflict, from the time of Charlemagne to the end of the middle ages (1500). Twelve scholars examine medieval warfare in two sections. The first section explores the experience of war chronologically, with essays on the Viking age, on the wars and expansion of the eleventh and twelfth centuries, on the Crusades, and on the great Hundred Years War between England and France. The second section traces developments in the art of warfare: fortification and siege craft, the role of armored cavalrymen, the use of mercenary forces, the birth of gunpowder artillery, and the new skills in navigation and shipbuilding.
Similar Items9780300107678: Chivalry (Yale Nota Bene)
9780300076639: Armies And Warfare In The Middle Ages: The English Experience
9780300064520: Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages
9780253335463: Fighting Techniques Of The Medieval World: Equipment, Combat Skills And Tactics
9780253320827: Fighting Techniques Of The Medieval World: Equipment, Combat Skills And Tactics
9780237521080: European Medieval Tactics, Vol. 1: The Fall And Rise Of Cavalry 450-1260 (Elite)
9780226689784: The Byzantine Art Of War
9780198207306: Fighting Techniques Of The Medieval World: Equipment, Combat Skills And Tactics
9780140444094: Alfred The Great: Asser's Life Of King Alfred & Other Contemporary Sources (Penguin Classics)
9780140442007: Chronicles
View 48 more similar items
Created02-26-2012 9:06:01pm
Modified04-30-2020 4:40:17pm
MD5dc5de46a77a26d44d860cd0008b8e003
SHA256e22ec74285a45644b73fc3ff9d0819dc115ca99d66c166bc6dc42f00109c73c7
Search Googleby EAN or by Title
Query Time0.0236809

Article of interest

This is just a general comment to those that might be interested in some technical info about our site and how Google interacts with it.

Google is frigging amazing!

Their programmers are very curtious when it comes to their spiders and how they interact with various web sites. Apparently, they are sensative to the load that their spiders place on a web server and do a darn good job when it comes to not overloading a server.

Another major search engine is not quite so nice. If you don't tell them to leave you alone, they will hammer the heck out of your site and potentially bring you to your knees.

Over the past vew days, we have been doing a massive system backup to a couple new off-site backup servers. Normally, this process is pretty quick but because these were new servers they required fully syncronization. Well, I forgot to take into account the drain this could place on our server and I let more than one backup run at a time.

This caused our main server to experience a high load for several days. Google detected this load and backed off its crawling process which was very kind of them. The only bad thing is that when Google backed off, our monitoring process (mostly manual at this point) assumed everything was only slightly higher than normal.

Google may be awesome, but it can be frustrating some times too.

This cool and wonderful feature that Google has in place to prevent overloading a server had an unexpected side affect. Because Google thought our site was super busy (which it was) it reduced the number of people it was referring to the site too. DOH!

As we noticed the visitor count slowly drop we got very confused because the system load was still very high. And we noticed Google wasn't visiting as often as usual and then we saw it... The backup process had overloaded the system. Not to the extreme but enough to make Google think there was a problem. We still actually had plenty of bandwidth for real users just not as much for the bots that visit (which we limit when bandwidth is limited).

Anyway, it was a good learning experience and we are now seeing the referrals climb back up and the Google spider is picking up its pace again too.

We had to force a couple other bots (including that othe big search engine) to play nice because they were trying to take more than their share of our data.

All in all, Google is AWESOME and very powerful. So THANKS GOOGLE for playing nice with others!

Close

Search

Close

Share