Recent books include:

John France, Western Warfare in the Age of the Crusades, 1000-1300 (UCL Press, London, 1999)

John France, Medieval Warfare, 1000-1300 (Ashgate, Aldershot, 2005)

Medieval Warfare: a History, ed. Maurice Keen (OUP, 1999)

Helen Nicholson, Medieval Warfare: Theory and Practice of War in Europe, 300-1500 (Palgrave Macmillan, London and New York, 2004)

Matthew Strickland, War and Chivalry: The Conduct and Perception of War in England and Normandy, 1066-1217 (Cambridge, 1996)

Randall Rogers, Latin Siege Warfare in the Twelfth Century (Oxford, 1992)

Michael Prestwich, Armies and Warfare in the Middle Ages: the English Experience (New Haven and London, 1996)

J. F. Verbruggen, trans. S. Willard and S. C. M. Southern, The Art of Warfare in Western Europe during the Middle Ages (Woodbridge, 1997)

… and there are many others.

You will also find useful texts on
The De Re Militari website

For knightly values and standards of behavour, see for example:

Maurice Keen, Chivalry (Yale U.P., 1984)

and see my paper:
Knights behaving badly: chivalry in Guiron le Courtois.


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