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IMC 2016: Sessions

Session 815: The Organisation, Logistics, and Practice of War, 1050-1500, IV: The Conduct of War

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Alan V. Murray, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Joanna Phillips, School of Law, University of Leeds
Moderator/Chair:Trevor Russell Smith, Institute for Medieval Studies, University of Leeds
Paper 815-aTwelve Hungry Normans: Fear, Famine, and Poetic Licence in the Norman Conquest of Southern Italy
(Language: English)
Francesca Petrizzo, School of History, University of Leeds
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Military History
Paper 815-bMilitary Manuals and Their Impact on Byzantines and Crusaders around the Time of the First Crusade
(Language: English)
Georgios Chatzelis, Department of History, Royal Holloway, University of London
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Crusades, Military History
Paper 815-cFacing Desertion in the Burgundian Armies, 1465-1477: A Legal and Logistical Question
(Language: English)
Quentin Verreycken, Centre d’histoire du droit et de la justice (CHDJ), Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve / Centre de recherches en histoire du droit et des institutions (CRHiDI), Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles
Index terms: Law, Military History

The fourth in a series of linked sessions on the organisation, logistics from the 11th-15th centuries, this session will examine the practice of war in three different geographical and military contexts. Francesca Petrizzo's paper will consider the Norman conquest of Southern Italy in order to build up a picture of Norman logistics in this particular geographic context. Georgios Chatzelis's paper will investigate the use of military manuals by both Byzantine and Crusader forces during the First Crusade. Finally, Quentin Verreycken's paper will discuss the issue of desetion in the Burgundian Armies of the 1460s-70s, and how this was managed by commanders.