This volume traces the development of France and its identity in a period replete with crisis, from the Albigensian crusades in the first half of the thirteenth century, through the Hundred Years War, to the beginnings of the Italian wars in the 1490s.
About the Author
David Potter is Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Kent at Canterbury and has published widely on late medieval and early modern France.
Table of Contents
Introduction, David Potter
1. The political world of France, c. 1200-1336, Jean Dunbabin
2. Society and the economy, part 1: one the eve of the crisis, Pierre Charbonnier
3. The crown and provinces in the fourteenth century, Michael Jones
4. France and the Hundred Years War, Anne Curry
5. Society and the economy, part 2: the crisis and its aftermath, Pierre Charbonnier
6. The crown and the provinces in the sixteenth century, Graeme Small
7. The king and his government under the Valois, David Potter
8. The later medieval French noblesse, Gareth Prosser
Conclusion, David Potter