On Wed, 12 Jul 2017 11:26:19 +1200, Eric Stevens
Post by Eric Stevens
On Tue, 11 Jul 2017 06:18:50 -0700 (PDT), AlexMilman
Post by AlexMilman Post by Erilar
Why does ANYONE reply to DSH?
And why does ANYONE open naked links posted by gggggg? It it a bot of some
kind? Isn't opening naked links asking for viruses?
And why does anyone reacts to the posts which have nothing to do with the
I opened the one dealing with Medieval Maritime Warfare and as a
result I have ordered the book.
I have yet to finish the book but I can say it is crammed with
information. The pages are thin, the type is small and the text is
dense. There are 55 pages of notes (mostly one or two line),
3+ pages of selected biography but only 7 pages of index.
My biggest criticism is that there are far too few maps, especially
considering that the author (Charles D Stanton) generally makes use of
the names of the time and that many of the places he refers to have
been rubble for centuries.
By his emphasis on maritime aspects Stanton has given me a fresh view
of the wars with which the Meditteranean and the Black Sea were
surrounded in medieval times. At one point Stanton remarked that it
was Christian maritime power which caused all the Muslim capitals to
be located inland. At another he attributes the failure of the third
crusade (was it the third?) to recover Jerusalem to the fact that the
city was out of the range of the christian sea power.
I still have to finish the book but I can highly recommend it.