The Hundred Years War

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

Author: C. T. Allmand

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521319232

Category: History

Page: 207

View: 2776

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.
Posted in History

Ein Kardinal im Zeitalter der Renaissance

die Karriere des Giovanni di Castiglione (ca. 1413 - 1460)

Author: Jessika Nowak

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161505454

Category: Religion

Page: 520

View: 8532

English summary: How did an impoverished but exceedingly ambitious and very talented prelate overcome his rather humble origins to rise to the very top of the ecclesiastical hierarchy in Renaissance Italy? What did it take to earn the mitre, or even the tiara? What were the strategies and tactics needed? What alliances had to be forged? What obstacles surmounted?Based on a wealth of unedited sources, this study seeks to answer these questions through considering the life of Giovanni di Castiglione (ca. 1413-1460), an Italian cardinal who became a victim of Pius II's verdict and subsequently fell prey to a damnatio memoriae . Now underestimated and misunderstood, he was in fact a skilled political operative, not just in Italy, but in France, Hungary, and the Holy German Empire. German description: Wie vermochte ein nicht beguterter, doch ausserst ambitionierter Pralat zu Zeiten des Renaissancepapsttums die kirchliche Karriereleiter zu erklimmen? Welche Voraussetzungen galt es zu erfullen, welche Strategien und Taktiken beim Ringen um Amter, Wurden und Pfrunden anzuwenden? Welche Netzwerke waren aufzubauen, welche Wirkungsfelder abzustecken, welche Hindernisse und Hurden auf dem Weg zum Kardinalshut und zur Tiara zu uberwinden? Auf der Basis einer Vielzahl bislang unedierter Quellen geht Jessika Nowak diesen Fragen anhand der Vita des Giovanni di Castiglione (ca. 1413-1460) nach, eines italienischen Kardinals, den ein Verdikt von Papst Pius II. der damnatio memoriae anheimfallen liess. Heute wenig be- bzw. vollig verkannt, bewegte er sich einst mit grossem Geschick auf einem weitlaufigen diplomatischen Parkett, das sich von Frankreich uber das Reich und Ungarn bis nach Italien erstreckte.
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Inscribing the Hundred Years' War in French and English Cultures

Rock Music Counterculture in Russia

Author: Mich.) International Congress on Medieval Studies 1994 (Kalamazoo

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791447017

Category: History

Page: 277

View: 3614

Examines the impact of the Hundred Years' War on French and English literature of the period, revealing the ways in which history influences literature and literature intervenes in history.
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War, Government and Power in Late Medieval France

Author: C. T. Allmand

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853237051

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 8829

The essays in this volume portray the public life of late medieval France as that country established its position as a leader of western European society in the early modern world. A central theme is the contribution made by contemporary writers, chroniclers and commentators, such as Jean Froissart, William Worcester and Philippe de Commynes, to our understanding of the past. Who were they? What picture of their times did they present? Were their works intended to influence their contemporaries and what success did they enjoy? Other contributions deal with the exercise of political power, the relationship between the court and those in authority in far-flung reaches of the kingdom, and the role and status of the death penalty as deterrent, punishment and means of achieving justice. "... a very valuable overview of recent work on the interface between the intellectual and the political history of the Valois realm."—De Re Militari Online "... this collection will be of particular interest to literary scholars as well as historians in view of the emphasis of many of the essays on representations above event or record."—Medium Aevum
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Medieval Military Technology, Second Edition

Author: Kelly Robert DeVries,Robert Douglas Smith

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442604999

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 4604

First published in 1992, Medieval Military Technology has become the definitive book in its field, garnering much praise and a large readership. This thorough update of a classic book, regarded as both an excellent overview and an important piece of scholarship, includes fully revised content, new sections on the use of horses, handguns, incendiary weapons, and siege engines, and eighteen new illustrations. The four key organizing sections of the book still remain: arms and armor, artillery, fortifications, and warships. Throughout, the authors connect these technologies to broader themes and developments in medieval society as well as to current scholarly and curatorial controversies.
Posted in History

Die deutsche Reformation zwischen Spätmittelalter und Früher Neuzeit

Author: Thomas A. Brady,Elisabeth Müller-Luckner

Publisher: De Gruyter Oldenbourg


Category: Germany

Page: 258

View: 725

Auch der Umgang der Historiker mit der deutschen Reformation des frühen 16. Jahrhunderts kennt Konjunkturen. Aus dem Tal des Desinteresses, in das die Forschung sie zwischen 1918 und 1960 hat fallen lassen, ist sie strahlend wieder auferstanden. Längst nicht mehr das epochemachende Ereignis in der Geschichte der deutschen Nation, als das Ranke sie ein- und zugeordnet hatte, wird die Reformation heute zwischen Spätmittelalter und Frühmoderne verortet und bewusst in das europäische Beziehungsgeflecht eingebunden. Nichtsdestoweniger folgen die Beiträge des vorliegenden Bandes unterschiedlichen Deutungsansätzen, interpretieren die Reformation des 16. Jahrhunderts aus dem Geist des 14. und vor allem des langen 15. Jahrhunderts, setzen sie in Bezug zum Wandel fürstlicher Herrschaft und der Entwicklung kommunaler Eigenständigkeiten, der Krise bürgerlichen Wertedenkens und wirtschaftlicher Umbrüche. Theologische Neubestimmungen und kirchliche Verfallserscheinungen werden vor dem Hintergrund einer langfristigen individuellen und kollektiven Emanzipation diskutiert - wobei mit der Betonung eines derartigen prozessualen historischen Kontinuums eine Änderung der Sprachregelung einhergeht, die die Reformation zu einer Reformation werden lässt.
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Later Medieval Europe


Author: N.A

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317890175

Category: History

Page: 372

View: 1807

From the divine right of kings to the political philosophies of writers such as Machiavelli, the medieval city-states to the unification of Spain, Daniel Waley and Peter Denley focus on the growing power of the state to illuminate changing political ideas in Europe between the thirteenth and sixteenth centuries. Spanning the entire continent and beyond, and using contemporary voices wherever possible, the authors include substantial sections on economics, religion, and art, and how developments in these areas fed into and were influenced by the transformation of political thinking. The new edition takes the narrative beyond the confines of western Europe with chapters on East Central Europe and the teutonic knights, and the Portuguese expansion across the Atlantic. The third edition of this classic introduction to the period includes even greater use of contemporary voices, full reading lists, and new chapters on East Central Europe and Portuguese exploration. Suitable as an introductory text for undergraduate courses in Medieval Studies and Medieval European History.
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Adam Easton's Humanistic Hierarchy

A Study in Fourteenth-century Political Theology

Author: Lawrence Raymond Jannuzzi

Publisher: N.A



Page: 1050

View: 1042

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Late Medieval England (1377-1485)

A Bibliography of Historical Scholarship, 1975-1989

Author: Joel Thomas Rosenthal

Publisher: Western Michigan Univ Medieval

ISBN: 9781879288164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 371

View: 2524

Posted in Literary Criticism

Cylchgrawn Hanes Cymru

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Wales

Page: N.A

View: 9756

Vol. for 1963 includes special number: The Welsh laws.
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Jacques Coeur

Entrepreneur and King's Bursar

Author: Kathryn Reyerson

Publisher: Pearson College Division


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

View: 2204

This biography traces the career of Frenchman Jacques Coeur, royal official, merchant, and financier, amidst war and exploration in Fifteenth-Century Europe, and invites readers to consider Coeur's career against a broad historical context. The titles in the Library of World Biography series make ideal supplements for World History survey courses or other courses in the history curriculum where figures in history are explored. Paperback, brief and inexpensive, each interpretative biography in this series focuses on a figure whose actions and ideas significantly influenced the course of World history, and relates the life of its subject to the broader themes and developments of the times. This biography traces the career of Jacques Coeur as a royal official, merchant, bursar, a supply officer catering to the needs of the royal household, and powerful financier to Charles the VII (1422-1461), amidst war and exploration in Fifteenth-Century Europe, and invites the reader to consider Coeur's career from its high point as one of the richest and most powerful men in France to his startling downfall, disgrace, and banishment against the broad historical background of the Fifteenth Century, a transitional time between the traditional medieval period and the early modern era.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Medieval History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Middle Ages

Page: N.A

View: 5787

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The Great Rising of 1381

The Peasant's Revolt and England's Failed Revolution

Author: Alastair Dunn

Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited


Category: History

Page: 175

View: 4114

"The Great Rising is a re-interpretation of the revolt, the rebels and their often colourful leaders, and is the first new history for nearly one hundred years. Alastair Dunn charts the causes of the Great Rising, and examines how the burgeoning economic expectations of the generation succeeding the Black Death were frustrated by the landlords' determined defense of serfdom, and the growing burden imposed upon the people by the crown, culminating in the hated Poll Taxes. He asks whether the Great Rising had a coherent set of aims linking its participants in different parts of England, follows the dramatic story of the rebels in London, and highlights the largely forgotten, but equally exciting story of rebellion in other parts of England."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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Shakespeare and War

Author: Ros King,Paul Franssen

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: 9780230205086

Category: Drama

Page: 250

View: 7613

"A lively collection of essays from scholars from across Europe, North America and Australia, including some with first-hand experience of the Yugoslav civil war or of life behind the 'iron curtain'. The book ranges from Shakespeare's use of manuals on war written for the sixteenth-century English public by an English mercenary serving in the Spanish army in the Netherlands, to reflections on the ways in which Shakespeare has been represented in Nazi Germany, wartime Denmark, or cold-war Romania." "Together, these essays constitute a new approach to reading Shakespeare, one that integrates historical and cultural research with performance analysis to assess the relevance of the plays as presented and performed in different countries and at different moments in history. By returning several times to Henry V, the book asks how it is that the same play has been used both to comment adversely on the war in the Falklands and to support the war in Iraq."--BOOK JACKET.
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War and the Rise of the State

The Military Foundations of Modern Politics

Author: Bruce D. Porter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Politics and war

Page: 380

View: 670

Demonstrates how war can be seen as the engine of progress--forging strong nations from fragmented states, overturning antiquated institutions, and creating social change--and how this view affects conservative and liberal arguments about the role of government.
Posted in Politics and war

Französische Renaissance

Author: Frank-Rutger Hausmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783476015211

Category: France

Page: 245

View: 2752

Posted in France