The Hundred Years War: England and France at War, c.1300-c.1450 / Edition 1

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Overview

This is a comparative study of how the societies of late-medieval England and France reacted to the long period of conflict between them commonly known as the Hundred Years War. Beginning with an outline of the events of the war, the book continues with an analysis of contemporary views regarding the war. Two chapters follow that describe the military aim of the protagonists, military and naval organization, recruitment, and the raising of taxes. The remainder of the book describes and analyzes some of the main social and economic effects of war upon society, the growth of a sense of national consciousness in time of conflict, and the social criticism that came from those who reacted to changes and development brought about by war.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521319232
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2005
  • Series: Cambridge Medieval Textbooks Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 5.43 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; Maps; Genealogy; Introduction; 1. The causes and progress of the Hundred Year War; 2. Approaches to war; 3. The conduct of war; 4. The institutions of war; 5. War, social movement, and change; 6. War, people and nation; 7. War and literature; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Index.

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