Causes and Effects of Medieval War

Feb 2016
Hey guys!
So, in my History course, one of my 'World History' topics is "The causes and effects of medieval war" and the IB board doesn't have a book for this topic so I was hoping that some of the history buffs here could recommend a book that I could use.*These are the guidelines for*the topic:
Prescribed content
Types and causes of conflicts
  • Dynastic, territorial and religious disputes
  • *Economic causes, competition for resources
  • *Ideological and political causes
  • *Religious causes
  • *Long-term, short-term and immediate causes
*Role and significance of leaders
  • Raising armies: knighthood, military service and mercenaries; taxation
  • *Logistics, tactics and organization of warfare
  • *Women and war
  • Conquest, boundary and dynastic changes
  • *Treaties and truces
  • *Political repercussions
  • *Economic, social, religious and cultural changes
  • *Demographic changes and population movements

Suggested examples
Please note that the examples provided here are suggestions only. Teachers are free to use examples from this list or any other appropriate examples, depending on the particular needs and interests of the teacher and students.
Examples of wars: Norman conquest of England (1066); England and France at war (1154–1204); The Hundred Years’ War (1337–1453); the Wars of the Roses (1455–1487); the Crusades (1095–1291); Toluid Civil War 1260–1264; Great ‘Abbasid Civil War (809–813); Byzantine–Seljuq Wars (1048–1308); Byzantinian–Bulgarian Wars under Khan Krum (807–814); the Tepanec War with the Aztecs (1428– 1430)
Examples of leaders: Nur al-Din (1118–1174); Saladin (1137/1138–1193); Richard I of England (1157– 1199); Edward III of England (1312–1377); Louis VII of France (1120–1180); Charles V of France (1338– 1380); Genghis Khan (c1162–1227); Kublai Khan (1215–1294); Tamerlane (1336–1405)

Feel free to leave any suggestions down in the replies.
Thanks for reading this post and helping me out!