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    Advancements in Medieval Warfare; The Trebuchet Throughout the Middle Ages, the art of warfare progressed, and siege warfare was introduced. Many new weapons were created along with the introduction of siege warfare, one of them being the trebuchet. This weapon was developed in the seventh century and used until the fifteenth century. Trebuchets worked by flinging objects over fortress walls and destroying both the fortifications and people at the same time. As many weapons there were both advantages and disadvantages to this advanced technology, for example although it took time to operate, it also was effective in its purpose. Medieval warfare in Europe became more advanced due to the invention of the trebuchet. Towards the end of seventh century a.d, the Arabs developed the first trebuchets. These original weapons were man-powered, therefore they could only launch relatively light objects("The Trebuchet." ).…

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    The viking attack on Paris in 885 was a splendid representation of medieval warfare. Where the two sides met beforehand in order to attempt a relatively peaceful solution, where the viking Siegfried asked, basically, for all the goods of the city and the bishop responded with the obvious ‘no’. The battles themselves were showing how the defenders of Paris held their city from the vikings for just long enough so that Odo could return with aid from the emperor to finally drive off the vikings.…

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    1100, a period of castle-building and sieges emerged in Medieval Europe. This formed a new type of warfare called Siege Warfare. This way of fighting featured gigantic, heavily-defended castles and armies of men with multiple weapons in an attempt to siege a castle. A castle is a large, medieval fortress that housed lords, a King and Queen, Knights and other groups of people. Thousands of castles were built in places throughout Europe, such as Italy, Germany and England. Due to the significance…

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    Medieval Warfare Ready! Aim! Fire! Warfare in the Middle Ages occurred with little to no guns, but it had a few items in common with the way armies fight now. Instead of guns, the people of the Middle Ages used the bow and arrow to harm the enemy from a distance. The army still had to protect their home, which was usually a castle or a small town. To win a battle, there needed to be a strategy and a formation that the army fought in. Armies needed archers, a good defense, and strategies…

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    Braveheart directed by Mel Gibson who was also the main character, Sir William Wallace, was a portrayal of the Anglo-Scottish wars and the certain battles William Wallace fought in. It is a very good film and although it has a very good representation of medieval Scottish society and the conflict with the English at the time, it isn’t to be taken as a movie that is completely factual, as Hollywood must bend the truth sometimes to reel in viewers. In this essay, a complete analysis of Braveheart…

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    Crusading Warfare Summary

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    When looking at Peter Burkholder’s secondary source “Popular Misconceptions of Medieval Warfare”, the main argument is clearly outlined, stating that “popular entertainment sometimes reflects medieval and military history, historians dismiss this popular media, however they help to clarify the general public’s misunderstandings about medieval warfare.” The thesis statement of this article is developed through the assertion that other popular media sources such as movies and video games, draw…

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    Light Or Dark Ages Essay

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    The Light or Dark Ages? The Middle Ages of Medieval Europe is well known for being called the “Dark Ages”. Why? Diseases, invasions, and continuous wars contributed to the “dark” nickname that the Middle Ages have become known for. The fall of Rome during 400 A.D. to 500 A.D. led to the Middle Ages. When Rome fell, Europe was thrown into much disorder and chaos therefore leading to the nickname of the “Dark Ages”. Some people wonder if the Middle Ages deserve to be called the “Dark Ages” or not.…

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    The Middle Ages, also known as the dark ages, was a period from 476 AD – 1500 filled with chaos due to war, sickness, crime, religious movements with erratic ideas, and a low mortality rate. With the collapse of the western Roman Empire, barbarians invaded Europe and the rise of warfare increased: Not only did this delay civilization and its amenities, but it also changed the idea of using scientific medicine and the political/economic system of Feudalism. These events caused serious issues…

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    economic life. It basically rotated around the agriculture, the peasants and surfs that lived there raised crops and in exchange of living there they had to give part of their crops to the lord. The people never had to leave the village because they had everything they needed there, for example bakers and tailors. The life of the manor was self-sufficient because it provided food, shelter, and clothing for the inhabitants. Another important aspect was that they had fairs and only then did they…

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    empire when there were constant invasions occurring from a variety of different tribes. The people were upset with the king, because he was not doing a proficient job of protecting the citizens under the empire. Later, the king signed an agreement which stated that the nobles would be in charge of small counties, or small areas of land, that were scattered throughout the entire empire. Nobles were responsible for protecting.This idea was very successful and it unified the empire together (Nardo…

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