IMC 2013: Sessions

Session 333: Origins of Firepower

Monday 1 July 2013, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Steven A. Walton, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University
Moderator/Chair:Kelly DeVries, Department of History, Loyola College, Maryland / Royal Armouries, Leeds
Paper 333-aCharles the Bold's Great Artillery Programme of 1469
(Language: English)
Emmanuel de Crouy-Chanel, Laboratoire de Médiévistique Occidentale de Paris (LAMOP - UMR 8589), Université Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne
Index terms: Military History, Technology
Paper 333-bArtillery on the Medieval Battlefield
(Language: English)
Glenn Foard, Division of History, University of Huddersfield / Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Index terms: Military History, Technology
Paper 333-cThe Goldilocks Problem in Medieval Ordnance: The Early European Guns (EEG) Database
(Language: English)
Steven A. Walton, Department of Social Sciences, Michigan Technological University
Index terms: Computing in Medieval Studies, Military History, Technology
Abstract

The arrival of effective gunpowder weaponry in the 15th century opened up a vast array of possibilities for offense, defense, and diplomacy in military affairs. While the general advent of gunpowder is well studied, concrete details about the ordnance and gunpowder, as well as organization, itself is not as well understood. Here we look to develop a closer study of these topics through the diligent study of the material and documentary remains of gunpowder in its second century of use, but first century of widespread adoption and development.