The Hundred Years War (part II): Different Vistas

The Hundred Years War (part II): Different Vistas


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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.

Winner of the 2014 Verbruggen Prize of De Re Militari (the Society for the Study of Medieval Military History) given annually for the best book on medieval military history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789004168213
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 08/29/2008
Series: History of Warfare Series , #51
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.30(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
List of Contributors
Author Biographies


Part One: Broader Horizons of the Hundred Years War
1. The Hundred Years Wars: Not One but Many - Kelly DeVries, Loyola College

Part Two: Agincourt and its Aftermath
2. The Battle of Agincourt - Clifford J. Rogers, United States Military Academy
3. Grief and Memory After the Battle of Agincourt - Megan Cassidy Welch, University of Melbourne

Part Three: The Iberian Face of the Hundred Years War
4. 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, University of Texas
5. The Defense of the Crown of Aragon during the War of the Two Pedros (1356-1366) - Donald J. Kagay, Albany State University

Part Four: Technical Aspects of Archery in the Hundred Years War
6. Medieval Longbow Technology - David Whetham, King’s College, London
7. The Longbow-Crossbow Shootout at Crecy (1346) Has the Rate of Fire Commonplace been Overrated? - Russell Mitchell, Dallas County Community College

Part Five: Battles and Leaders of the Hundred Years War
8. Philip VI’s Mortal Enemy:Robert of Artois and the Beginning of the Hundred Years War - Dana Sample, University of Virginia’s College at Wise
9. The Combat of the Thirty against Thirty - Steven Muhlberger, Nipissing University
10. John Hawkwood: Florentine Hero and Faithful Englishman - William P. Caferro, Vanderbilt University
11. The Afterlife of a Hero: Bertrand du Guesclin Imagined - Richard Vernier, Wayne State University, (Professor Emeritus)

Part Six: Fiscal, Literary and Psychological Aspects of the Hundred Years War
12. Purveyance and Peasants at the Beginning of the Hundred Years War: Maddicott Reexamined - Ilana Krug, York College of Pennsylvania
13. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Visions of Burgundy, France, and England In the Oeuvres of Georges Chastellain - L. B. Ross, University of New Mexico
14. Mental Incapacity and Financing War in Medieval England - Wendy J.Turner, Augusta State University

Appendix I: The Hundred Years War:
Appendix II: Genealogies
Appendix III: Battles, Campaigns, Treaties


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