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Course Details

Course Code: MILH364 Course ID: 3878 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a comprehensive study of European post-classical warfare from the decline and fall of the Western Roman Empire in the fifth century to the integration of reliable gunpowder technologies at the beginning of the sixteenth century (c. 450 to c.1500 AD). Students will read and analyze a wide variety of sources on medieval warfare in order to develop an appreciation of the important contributions of the European Middle Ages to the continuity of warfighting in Western civilization. Contrary to popular belief, the millennium under study in this course was a dynamic period in warfare, full of important rediscoveries and innovations in fortification, siegecraft and combined-arms technology, organization and tactics, all of which allowed Europe to become the preeminent military power in the period after 1500 AD. (Prerequisite: HIST300/HS334 for History and Military History majors only)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Information is provided in the syllabus when the course begins.
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Medieval Naval Warfare, 1000-1500- ebook available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Taylor & Francis Group Lib
Author:Rose, Susan
Unit Cost:$44.41
Book Title:The Medieval Siege-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Bradbury, Jim
Unit Cost:$29.63
Book Title:Warfare in the Medieval World - E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Pen & Sword Lib
Author:Carey, Brian Todd
Unit Cost:$17.97

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.