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In 1997 War and History published my article, “Catapults Are Not Atomic Bombs: Towards a Redefinition of ‘Effectiveness’ in Premodern Military Technology.” The title was hyperbolic as the article discussed neither catapults nor atomic bombs, but that hyperbole was to serve a purpose: to have military historians, primarily historians of military technology rethink their notions of military technological determinism, especially in interpreting premodern military history. In that article I used three examples: the chariot, the longbow, and gunpowder weaponry, suggesting that the use of these technologies by modern historians as determining catastrophe, invincibility, and revolution, respectively, was overstating their effects on history. After 22 years I was asked to revisit my original thoughts and here use the various chroniclers’ descriptions at the battle of Crécy (1346) and the function of the English longbows (and longbowmen) to explore how the premodern world thought about technology in war. Ultimately, I reaffirm the importance of humans over technology in any military situation, even if the technologies are either characteristic or central to any particular engagement.

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In: Vulcan
In: The Hundred Years War (Part II)
In: War and Society in the Eastern Mediterranean, 7th-15th Centuries
Author: Kelly DeVries
This is the second update of A Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology, which appeared in 2002. It is meant to do two things: to present references to works on medieval military history and technology not included in the first two volumes; and to present references to all books and articles published on medieval military history and technology from 2003 to 2006. These references are divided into the same categories as in the first two volumes and cover a chronological period of the same length, from late antiquity to 1648, again in order to present a more complete picture of influences on and from the Middle Ages. It also continues to cover the same geographical area as the first and second volume, in essence Europe and the Middle East, or, again, influences on and from this area. The languages of these bibliographical references reflect this geography.
Author: Kelly DeVries
The Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology was first published in print in 2001. This bibliography offers the most complete list of secondary references to works in medieval military history and the history of military technology. It covers a geography which centers on conventional medieval boundaries - Europe, Byzantium, and the Middle-East - with a chronology that stretches from the Late Antiquity to 1648.

This 2001 edition is now available on CD-ROM (using a Verity browser search engine) and will be updated annually (800 new entries anticipated a year) from 2003. Subscribers will receive updates automatically.

- Recognised as an essential source of reference to books and articles published in European languages in the field;
- Nearly 13,000 records
- Covers worldwide literature from 1896 to 2000
- Powerful search options provide fast, accurate results
- Windows interface and a variety of indices offer flexible access to both experienced and novice researchers
- Indices include: Author, Title, Publication date, Place of publication, Publisher, Subject, Period, Geographical Area, Free text

Also available in print-version (ISBN 90 04 12227 3)
Author: Kelly DeVries
The Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology was first published in print in 2001. This bibliography offers the most complete list of secondary references to works in medieval military history and the history of military technology. It covers a geography which centers on conventional medieval boundaries - Europe, Byzantium, and the Middle-East - with a chronology that stretches from the Late Antiquity to 1648.

This 2001 edition is now available on CD-ROM (using a Verity browser search engine) and will be updated annually (800 new entries anticipated a year) from 2003. Subscribers will receive updates automatically.

- Recognised as an essential source of reference to books and articles published in European languages in the field;
- Nearly 13,000 records
- Covers worldwide literature from 1896 to 2000
- Powerful search options provide fast, accurate results
- Windows interface and a variety of indices offer flexible access to both experienced and novice researchers
- Indices include: Author, Title, Publication date, Place of publication, Publisher, Subject, Period, Geographical Area, Free text

Also available in print-version (ISBN 90 04 12227 3)
Author: Kelly DeVries
The Cumulative Bibliography of Medieval Military History and Technology was first published in print in 2001. This bibliography offers the most complete list of secondary references to works in medieval military history and the history of military technology. It covers a geography which centers on conventional medieval boundaries - Europe, Byzantium, and the Middle-East - with a chronology that stretches from the Late Antiquity to 1648.

This 2001 edition is now available on CD-ROM (using a Verity browser search engine) and will be updated annually (800 new entries anticipated a year) from 2003. Subscribers will receive updates automatically.

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- Recognised as an essential source of reference to books and articles published in European languages in the field;
- Nearly 13,000 records
- Covers worldwide literature from 1896 to 2000.
- Powerful search options provide fast, accurate results.
- Windows interface and a variety of indices offer flexible access to both experienced and novice researchers.
- Indices include: Author, Title, Publication date, Place of publication, Publisher, Subject, Period, Geographical Area, Free text.

Also available in print-version (ISBN 90 04 12227 3)