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Arms, Armies and Fortifications in the Hundred Years War - Prof. Anne Curry

Arms, Armies and Fortifications in the Hundred Years War

By: Prof. Anne Curry (Editor), Michael Hughes (Editor)

Paperback Published: 21st November 1999
ISBN: 9780851157559
Number Of Pages: 264

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The Hundred Years War embraced warfare in all aspects, from the grand set pieces of Crecy and Agincourt to the pillaged lands of the dispossessed population. What makes this book different from previous studies emphasising the great battles is its use of less familiar evidence, such as administrative records and landscape archaeology, to gain a truer picture of the realities of medieval warfare. From a general review of battle tactics, the book turns to examine (at points enlisting computer analysis) a number of issues: the composition of the English army, the management of affairs in Aquitaine, the response in England at large to the war and the consequent propaganda and hardship, and the impact of warfare on local communities. Close study of surviving artefacts weapons, fortifications also allows realistic assessments of military and naval experiences.Contributors: ANDREW AYTON, MATTHEW BENNETT, ANNE CURRY, IAN FRIEL, ROBERT HARDY, MICHAEL HUGHES, MICHAEL JONES, BRIAN KEMP, JOHN KENYON, MARK ORMROD, ROBERT SMITH, MALCOLM VALE.

A solid and informative introduction to the Hundred Years War. MEDIEVALISTS.NET

List of Contributors
List of Plates
List of Figures
The Development of Battle Tactics in the Hundred Years Warp. 1
English Armies in the Fourteenth Centuryp. 21
English Armies in the Fifteenth Centuryp. 39
The War in Aquitainep. 69
The Domestic Response to the Hundred Years Warp. 83
War and Fourteenth-Century Francep. 103
The Fourteenth-Century French Raids on Hampshire and the Isle of Wightp. 121
Coastal Artillery Fortification in England in the Late Fourteenth and Early Fifteenth Centuriesp. 145
Artillery and the Hundred Years War: Myth and Interpretationp. 151
The Longbowp. 161
Winds of Change? Ships and the Hundred Years Warp. 183
English Church Monuments during the Period of the Hundred Years Warp. 195
Index of Names and Placesp. 213
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ISBN: 9780851157559
ISBN-10: 0851157556
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 264
Published: 21st November 1999
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.24  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Type: New edition