The Hundred Years War (part II): Different Vistas

Overview

This book takes a fresh look at the Hundred Years War by gathering the latest scholarship on several aspects of the conflict that have not been amply studied before and several that have become “gospel” by numerous scholarly treatments.
The collection focuses on the following subjects: (1) the Hundred Years War as a wide-ranging struggle that effected many European regions, (2) the battle of Agincourt and its political and emotional aftermath, (3) the Iberian theater of war that...

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Overview

This book takes a fresh look at the Hundred Years War by gathering the latest scholarship on several aspects of the conflict that have not been amply studied before and several that have become “gospel” by numerous scholarly treatments.
The collection focuses on the following subjects: (1) the Hundred Years War as a wide-ranging struggle that effected many European regions, (2) the battle of Agincourt and its political and emotional aftermath, (3) the Iberian theater of war that sprang from the main conflict, (4) the impact of the crossbow and longbow on the great battles of the conflict, (5) great leaders of the war, and (6) economic, literary, and psychological aspects of the conflict.
Contributors are: William P. Caferro, Megan Cassidy Welch, Kelly DeVries, Donald J. Kagay, Ilana Krug, Russell Mitchell, Steven Muhlberger, Clifford J. Rogers, L. B. Ross, Dana Sample, Wendy Turner, Richard Vernier, L. J. Andrew Villalon and David Whetham.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789004168213
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/29/2008
  • Series: History of Warfare Series , #51
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

L.J. Andrew Villalon, Ph.D (1984) in History, Yale University is Professor at the University of Texas. He has published extensively on medieval Spain, early-modern sainthood, and World War I. He is the editor of five scholarly collections.

Donald J. Kagay, Ph.D. (1981) in Medieval History, Fordham University is Professor at Albany State University. He has published on medieval Spain, legal, and military history. He is the author of two translations and has edited six scholarly collections.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations xi

List of Maps xiii

List of Contributors xv

Acknowledgments xxi

Abbreviations xxiii

Introduction xxv

Part 1 Broader Horizons of the Hundred Years War

The Hundred Years Wars: Not One But Many Kelly DeVries 3

Part 2 Agincourt and its Aftermath

The Battle of Agincourt Clifford J. Rogers 37

Grief and Memory After the Battle of Agincourt Megan Cassidy-Welch 133

Part 3 The Iberian Face of the Hundred Years War

"Cut Off Their Heads, or I'll Cut Off Yours": Castilian Strategy and Tactics in the War of the Two Pedros and the Supporting Evidence from Murcia L. J. Andrew Villalon 153

The Defense of the Crown of Aragon during the War of the Two Pedros (1356-1366) Donald J. Kagay 185

Part 4 The Technical Aspects of Archery in the Hundred Years War

The English Longbow: A Revolution in Technology? David Whetham 213

The Longbow-Crossbow Shootout at Crecy (1346): Has the "Rate of Fire Commonplace" Been Overrated? Russell Mitchell 233

Part 5 Military Participants in the Hundred Years War

Philip VI's Mortal Enemy: Robert of Artois and the Beginning of the Hundred Years War Dana L. Sample 261

The Combat of the Thirty against Thirty: An Example of Medieval Chivalry? Steven Muhlberger 285

John Hawkwood: Florentine Hero and Faithful Englishman William P. Caferro 295

The Afterlife of a Hero: Bertrand du Guesclin Imagined Richard Vernier 329

Part 6 Fiscal, Literary, and Psychological Aspects of the Hundred Years War

Purveyance and Peasants at the Beginning of the Hundred Years War: Maddicott Reexamined Ilana Krug 345

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Visions of Burgundy, France, and England in the Oeuvresof Georges Chastellain L. B. Ross 367

Mental Incapacity and the Financing of War in Medieval England Wendy J. Turner 387

Appendices

Appendix 1 The Hundred Years War and Genealogical Charts 403

Appendix 2 Genealogies 424

Popes 425

European Rulers and Nobility 426

Kings of England 426

Kings of Scotland 426

Kings of France 427

French Noble Houses 427

Low Countries 428

Holy Roman Emperors 429

Duchy of Milan 430

German Noble Houses 431

Spanish Rulers 431

Castile 431

Crown of Aragon 431

Navarre 432

Portugal 432

Muslim Rulers 433

Nasrid Dynasty of Granada 433

Ottoman Turks 434

Byzantine Rulers 434

Paleologi 434

Appendix 3 Battles, Campaigns, Treaties 435

Bibliography 439

Index 467

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