Two Books Release by History Professor

Two Books Release by History Professor

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

David Bachrach, associate professor of history, recently had two books published: “Warfare in Tenth-Century Germany” (Boydell & Brewer, 2012), and Warfare and Politics in Medieval Germany, ca. 1000 On the Variety of Our Times” by Alpert of Metz, which he translated.

From the cover of “Warfare in Tenth-Century Germany”: This book shows how Henry I and Otto I, the first two kings of the Saxon dynasty, recreated the empire of Charlemagne, and established themselves as the hegemonic rulers in Western Europe. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the organization, training, morale, tactics, and strategy of Ottonian armies over a long half century."

From “Warfare and Politics in Medieval Germany”: Written in the early eleventh century, the De diversitate temporum by Alpert of Metz is an indispensable contemporary account for our understanding of the history of the Low Countries at the turn of the first millennium, and provides insight into the organization of the German kingdom at a point of transition that was marked by the end of the Ottonian dynasty."