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The Hundred Years War : England and France at War c.1300-c.1450 - Christopher Allmand

The Hundred Years War

England and France at War c.1300-c.1450

Paperback Published: 4th April 1988
ISBN: 9780521319232
Number Of Pages: 232

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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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'Allmand writes lucidly, does not talk down, and is the master of his subject, as familiar with the primary sources as with the modern literature. The information, analysis and judicious comment which he packs into only 172 pages of text makes The Hundred Years War a model of its kind.' The Times Literary Supplement 'Dr Allmand writes well on the progress of the war, and in one or two important respects revises Perroy's influential narrative. The distinguishing feature of this book is, however, the attempt to place the conflict in a wider social, economic and cultural setting ... Probably never before for the English reader has the Hundred Years War been placed in a broader context.' History

List of abbreviations
The causes and progress of the Hundred Year War
Approaches to war
The conduct of war
The institutions of war
War, social movement, and change
War, people, and nation
War and literature
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ISBN: 9780521319232
ISBN-10: 0521319234
Series: Cambridge Medieval Textbooks (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 4th April 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.97  x 1.78
Weight (kg): 0.32