Merovingian Military Organization, 481-751



[KINDLE] ✽ Merovingian Military Organization, 481-751 By Bernard S. Bachrach – E17streets4all.co.uk Merovingian Military Organization, was first published in Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from th Merovingian Military Organization,was first published inMinnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to Merovingian Military PDF or make long unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editionsIn the area which is now France and was then Gaul, military institutions fundamentally influenced the successes and failures of the Merovingian dynasty, fromtoProfessor Bachrach examines this period in detail, studying the forms of military organization and their relation to political power Various aspects of the subject are controversial among scholars specializing in early medieval history, yet this is the first book length study on the subject to be published For a hundred years scholars have equated the military institutions of Merovingian Gaul with the customs of the Franks, a minority of the population who were rapidly acculturated Professor Bachrach s study shows the heterogeneous nature of Merovingian military organization, composed of many institutions drawn from non Frankish people especially from the remains of the Roman Empire By dealing with all of the significant sources he demonstrates that there was frequent change in the military institutions rather than revolutionary change The fluid nature of the military organization also is seen to have had profound effects upon the exercise of political power Probably the most significant finding of the study is that Merovingian military organization, like much else in Merovingian Gaul, resembled Romaniafar than Germania.Merovingian Military Organization, 481-751

Bernard S Bachrach born is an American historian and a professor Merovingian Military PDF or of history at the University of Minnesota He specializes in the Early Middle Ages, mainly on the topics of Medieval warfare, Medieval Jewry, and early Angevin history He received the CEE Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of Minnesota in and entered the College of Liberal Arts Scholars of the College at Minnesota in He has also been the recipient of a McKnight Research Award From Wikipedia.

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    Merovingian Military Organization, 481-751 ePUB ☆ was then Gaul, military institutions fundamentally influenced the successes and failures of the Merovingian dynasty, fromtoProfessor Bachrach examines this period in detail, studying the forms of military organization and their relation to political power Various aspects of the subject are controversial among scholars specializing in early medieval history, yet this is the first book length study on the subject to be published For a hundred years scholars have equated the military institutions of Merovingian Gaul with the customs of the Franks, a minority of the population who were rapidly acculturated Professor Bachrach s study shows the heterogeneous nature of Merovingian military organization, composed of many institutions drawn from non Frankish people especially from the remains of the Roman Empire By dealing with all of the significant sources he demonstrates that there was frequent change in the military institutions rather than revolutionary change The fluid nature of the military organization also is seen to have had profound effects upon the exercise of political power Probably the most significant finding of the study is that Merovingian military organization, like much else in Merovingian Gaul, resembled Romaniafar than Germania."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 164 pages
  • Merovingian Military Organization, 481-751
  • Bernard S. Bachrach
  • 14 May 2019
  • 0816606218

10 thoughts on “Merovingian Military Organization, 481-751

  1. says:

    This book is potentially a very interesting study on Merovingian military organization and highlights the continuities in the Merovingian military from the Roman Empire On this it makes a very enlightening clarification namely on the Burgundian armies, the most Romanized military structures in Francia , but I think it focuses too much on cavalry and little on Frankish infantry despite an attempt of correcting that in the conclusion , while it doesn t refer enough to archaeology it might hav This book is potentially a very interesting study on Merovingian military organization and highlights the continuities in the Merovingian military from the Roman Empire On this it makes a very enlightening clarification namely on the Burgundian armies, the most Romanized military structures in Francia , but I think it focuses too much on cavalry and little on Frankish infantry despite an attempt of correcting that in the conclusion , while it doesn t refer enough to archaeology it might have been useful to establish such continuities or the lack of them , making the book trust too much in sources like Gregory of Tours or Fredegar and his continuator, which brings problems of their own The analysis of Agathias and Procopius texts and their accuracy regarding the Franks shatters some myths promoted by scholars like Brunner in the late 19th century , but lacks a view of the literary dimension of the representation of the Franks as barbarians, while the use of weapons as the anjon might have provided an argument for Roman influence on the Frankish military although its use comes from the 4th century AD.Overall, a nice work, but it s perhaps a bit outdated and has some important flaws

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