Introduction - overview * Historical background * Chronology * The conquest: organization - cavalry - infantry * The Siculo-Norman kingdom: organization - cavalry - infantry * Deployment and tactics * Arms and armour: the Normans - the Latin component (Franks, Lombards, Italians) - the Arab component - the Greek component - other mercenaries * Horse equipment * Clothing * Siege warfare * Norman seapower * Representative major campaigns: Civitate, 1053 - Castrogiovanni, 1061 - Andria, 1155 * Bibliography * Plate commentaries
This title covers the history and armies of the powerful military kingdom founded by the Normans in southern Italy and Sicily, which were contemporary to William the Conqueror's invasion of England.
Raffaele D'Amato PhD is the author of over forty books and numerous articles on the military of Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, Byzantium and the Middle Ages. For two years he taught at Fatih University, Istanbul as a visiting professor. He currently works as a lawyer and as an external researcher for the Laboratory of the Danubian Provinces at the University of Ferrara, Italy which is part of the Scientific Committee. Andrea Salimbeti is an independent researcher of ancient military history, particularly of the Bronze Age in Greece and the Middle East. He is professionally engaged in international space programs, and has published articles in the field of aerospace technology and equipment. Florent Vincent was born in 1973, and studied Applied Arts, History of Art and Archaeology. An illustrator specializing in historical and military subjects, he works with many French and Foreign publishers and museums (Museum of National Antiquities of St-Germain-en-Laye, Museum of the Army of Paris, Archaeological Museum of Frankfurt, etc.). He is also the co-author of two books on the Gallic Wars.