Reappraising Late Medieval Strategy: The Example of the 1415 Agincourt Campaign

  title={Reappraising Late Medieval Strategy: The Example of the 1415 Agincourt Campaign},
  author={J. Honig},
  journal={War in History},
  pages={123 - 151}
  • J. Honig
  • Published 2012
  • History
  • War in History
Modern military historians struggle to explain medieval strategic behaviour. One key reason, the article argues, is their strong belief in the existence of timeless strategic standards. By analysing the example of the 1415 Agincourt campaign, the article proposes a new approach to understanding late medieval strategy. By reconstructing the normative framework that underpinned strategic practice, the critical importance emerges of an unusual set of conventions which regulated strategy and which… Expand
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